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Toy Cup or Million-Pound Antique?

May 29th, 2008
Nifty story: John Webber says his grandfather gave him the 5.5-inch (14-centimetre) high mug to play with when he was a child, back in 1945. He assumed the golden cup, which is decorated with the heads of two women facing in opposite directions, the… more »

Kalitta Air?

May 27th, 2008
There is a remarkable number of airlines I've never heard of. Kalitta air? Anyhow, their 747 carrying "diplomatic mail" for the US Ambassador snapped on takeoff in Brussels, injuring no one. You just know Jason Bourne was involved. more »

Personality Quiz Question

May 7th, 2008
43. Please finish the following statement: "I find clowns to be..." A. Funny B. Disturbing C. Erotic D. I find answer 'C' disturbing. more »

Totalitarian Thought Same the World Over

April 18th, 2008
The various protests which accompanied the Olympic torch through Western countries have, it seems, really irked not just the Chinese government but also the Chinese citizenry 'Lots of Chinese people now view the Western media, human rights groups, an… more »

Speaking of Charleton Heston

April 16th, 2008
A thirty-six year old man was driving down 280 with his two children in the car, en route to pick up his wife, and apparently he ticked someone off because another car pulled up next to him and shot him. To death. With his two kids in the car. Yeah,… more »