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17 times Anthony Hopkins’ Twitter feed was the most wholesome place on the internet

08.23.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

There aren't many places on the internet that can be classified as "unequivocally wholesome". Sir Anthony Hopkins' Twitter feed, however, firmly fits the bill. The legendary Welsh actor joined Twitter back in 2016, and wasted absolutely no time in ma... ...

Atomik *****: distilled from grains grown in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Atomik Grain Spirit is a (largely) (radiation-free) moonshine ***** distilled from grains grown in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone as part of an experiment to determine the transfer of radiation from soil to crops; so far, the University of Portsmouth researchers behind the project have only made one bottle, but they hope to go into ...

Barnes and Noble’s new boss is James Daunt, who rescued the UK’s Waterstones

James Daunt gave up a brief career in banking and opened a small, family-owned chain of London bookstores bearing the family name (the original store, in Marylebone High Street, is literally the most beautiful English-language bookstore I've ever set foot in); in 2011, he took over management of Waterstones, the UK's last, foundering bookstore ...

Daniel Radcliffe prank calling a toy store is the perfect mix of awkward and hilarious

08.09.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Talking to strangers on the phone is already awkward enough. But when you're suddenly forced to start every new sentence you say to them with a different letter of the alphabet, everything reaches a whole new level of cringe. This is the mission ... ...

46% of Scots want to separate from the UK; 43% want to remain

An Lord Ashcroft Poll for Holyrood found that the largest group of Scots with a preference favour independence from the UK: 46% leave vs 43% remain; after removing undecided voters, the figures are 52%-48%.

The Scottish Conservatives are adamant that there is no appetite for a Scottish independence referendum; the other major UK-wide parties are ...

Slime Tango: an inverse tug-of-war, played with blobs of slime

Anton Hecht writes, "Slime Tango is a new game, the cello is optional. It is an inversion of tug of war, as here the players work together, while going apart. So is also an inversion of dance where people are close. The slime is stretched while following the dance steps, till it touches the floor, ...

Brexit is destroying *** lives

07.30.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Brexit is the most divisive political issue in modern British history post-WW2. Its polarising effect can be felt in our communities, in our social media feeds, and even in our friendship groups. But the UK's departure from the EU is also causing, er... ...

Rockstar Games made £4b between 2013-19, paid no corporate tax in the UK, claimed £42m in tax relief

Multinationals are excellent players of the global financial tax system, using "profit shifting" (through which operating profits are remitted to phony sister companies in tax havens as "licensing fees" or "management fees") to make it look like wildly profitable companies are losing money, making them eligible for tax relief and rebates -- thus it is ...