Saturday, 28 February 2015

10 snippets from last week's news



There's all sorts of stuff I could spend time expounding on this week, ranging from the murder of an anti-establishment Russian to the silliness of politicians, but here are a few less frustrating pieces from the news.

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1. About half of all novels accord to Kurt Vonnegut's "Man in Hole" narrative theory - man gets into trouble, man gets out of it.

Interesting that Vonnegut was yet another writer who saw the flaws in society and did his best to expose them.

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2. Artificial intelligence can teach a machine how to win Atari video games.

That seems like a really useful idea!!!!

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3. Squid can fly - but they tend to do it under cover of darkness.

Just like me and modesty prevents me from demonstrating.

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4. Lollipop men who "high five" pedestrians may be breaching official protocol.

And I wonder which anally retentive council official wrote that protocol!!!!

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5. Kit Kat and Twix account for almost a third of all chocolate bars sold in the UK's Houses of Parliament.

I'm sorry - I just couldn't resist this photograph that epitomises so many MPs!

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6. Google for a time thought that Beatles biographer Hunter Davies, who is still writing books, died in 1980.

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7. A dress can look blue and black or white and gold to different people.

It was all black and blue for me.

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8. Europe's largest collection of pinball machines is in a basement in Budapest.

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9. Wheat turned up on British shores 2,000 years earlier than previously thought.

I really hope some university isn't paying for this kind of pointless research.
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10. UK-based fast food chain Chicken Cottage uploaded a film of their awards dinner to YouTube - it's over an hour long.

Amazing! I've never heard of them - must be a southern company!


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