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    #46
    Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
    So it is; but, then, I don't commit all your posts (nay, 'any' of your posts) to memory.
    I had only posted it a few minutes before you did. It related to octopuses, which we had been talking about. I thought you might have bothered to have a look at it. Obviously not!
    'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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      #47
      Clever New Caledonian crows can use three tools

      Exciting place, New Zealand, isn't it if this is the top story?
      See http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8631486.stm

      Oh, and for mind the gap's benefit, the final bit mentions an octopus.
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        #48
        BNP facing Marmite legal action

        See http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politi...10/8637473.stm
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          #49
          The Tesco - a new unit of measurement

          (It's a shorthand expression for £40 000 000 000*). See http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8638714.stm

          *- which is:
          a. forty thousand million; and not
          b. forty billion (which would be forty million million, £40 000 000 000 000).
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            #50
            Chocolate lovers 'are more depressive', say experts

            Surely not?! Chocolate lovers everywhere will be aghast. I wish that I'd been invited to eat, er, test the rival hypotheses.
            See http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8644016.stm
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              #51
              German man 'marries' his dying cat

              (and he lives in Pussendorf- er, Possendorf). See http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8658327.stm
              Oh, Cecilia, you're breaking his heart...
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                #52
                Family killed as home swallowed up by giant hole in Quebec

                See http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sit...&sectionId=674
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                  #53
                  Condoms 'too big' for Indian men

                  ...it says here today: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/6161691.stm

                  BUT Large condoms for S African men it said here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4155390.stm.

                  The shortcomings of some, or the lengths to which others go.
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                    #54
                    Russian MPs caught in voting scandal

                    How unlike our own dear lot! But at least ours do turn-up for debates and votes. See http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8709517.stm.
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                      #55
                      Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
                      How unlike our own dear lot! But at least ours do turn-up for debates and votes.
                      Well...I suppose so. It would be nice if they were all awake a bit more often though (or even alive. Apparently they joke amongst themselves that the first 'green' MP was not actually the Hon Member for Brighton and Hove, but some old Tory bod in 1965 who'd died, but they no-one realised for a while - until he started to go mouldy).
                      'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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                        #56
                        Gosh- was that your Pies in High Places who vouchsafed to you this implausible anecdote's truth?
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                          #57
                          Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
                          Gosh- was that your Pies in High Places who vouchsafed to you this implausible anecdote's truth?
                          No, I heard it on Radio 4.
                          'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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                            #58
                            Giant sinkhole opens in Guatemala City during storm

                            See http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/lat...a/10211104.stm
                            and, for that matter, post #52 above [Sinkhole in Quebec].
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                              #59
                              Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
                              No, I heard it on Radio 4.
                              Presumably on one of the excellent comedy programmes.
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                                #60
                                Feeling grumpy 'is good for you'

                                Great news for:
                                a. mind the gap; and
                                b. anyone who likes jokes about the Seven Dwarves (see post #8 on http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums...mpy#post168001).
                                [er, Persons of Restricted Height]

                                See http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8339647.stm

                                And yes, I know that it's not new news- 5 November 2009- but it is today's no. 2 on the BBC website's 'MOST POPULAR STORIES NOW'.
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