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Aug 2011

The Pope vs The Ball

This was in our church notice sheet last week.. The Pope was cruising along the beach in the Pope-mobile when there was a frantic commotion just off-shore. A helpless man, wearing an England rugby shirt, was struggling frantically to free himself from the jaws of a 25-foot long shark.
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Tags joke pope rugby

Nov 2008


This is an excellent post by a friend: http://custardy.blogspot.com/2008/11/atheism.html
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Tag atheism

Nov 2008


My uncle reminded me of a rather nifty site called Wordle .  If you enter any text, it creates an image based on the frequency of each word.  It has various options for colours, etc. Here is..
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Aug 2008


Did you know most people have a higher than average number of feet? Just what is average?
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Tag maths

May 2008

Say NO to 0870

A friend told me about what promises to be an extremely useful website. Usually when ringing companies you have to use an 0845 or 0870 number, which are exempt from most calling plans, which means you..
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Apr 2008

Baby born with two faces

This is a rather unbelievable story about a baby girl in India who was born with a rare condition called ‘craniofacial duplication’. I assume that this story is real, as it wasn’t released on April Fo..
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Feb 2008

The 29th

I found an interesting article on the BBC website today: ‘Who owns today?’ It traces a bit of the history of leap years, and asks whether people paid monthly should work on 29 February or not. What I ..
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Feb 2008

Northern = Stupid?

This made me laugh a few days ago: ‘Brain Training’ slammed by ‘Watchdog’ Apparently the computer game (which claims to train your brain) can’t recognise northern accents. So if you shout ‘yeller’ ins..

Jan 2008

Clarity and understanding

I am currently trying to learn how to use XSL for my website. XSL stands for eXtensible Stylesheet Language , and allows an XML file to be displayed in a friendly format. XML files look like HTML, and..

Dec 2007


Either the BBC site has fallen prey to the President Bush disease of making up stupid words, or I’m making a fool of myself by pointing this out. Becoming prime minister was one of many possible scena..
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Tag english