News quickies (06.01 - 10.01)
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Mein Kampf big hit online
Adolf Hitler's famous piece de résistance, 'Mein Kampf' has been a huge hit online. Over twelve English language versions have been downloaded more than 100,000 times. According to experts, Mein Kampf and the iPad go perfectly hand in hand.
Vigilante village tax strike for internet
Internet-less village strikes
The small French village of Bussy in Haute-Vienne has gone on tax strike until they get internet access. The villagers, denied internet access and even phone signal by the remoteness of their village, have become increasingly distressed by their isolation. They feel like 'second class citizens' and are refusing to pay taxes.
NO More woof
After a freak accident, Mel Gibson was able to hear what women want. Now humans can hear what dogs want, thanks to the 'No More Woof' gadget developed by the Nordic Society for Invention and Discovery.
POWER TO THE BOG BRUSH
From the fist to the toilet brush: the symbols of protest have certainly. In Hamburg people protesting against the outrageous cost of the Elbe Philarmonic Hall have adopted the toilet brush as their totem.
Cocaine- in stock
Big boxes for small prices. That's the Aldi ethos in a nutshell. It would seem the German chain has started dealing not only in comestibles but also in narcotics. Or perhaps it was just an accident that 140 kilos of cocaine worth 6 million euros was found in a crate of bananas delivered to one of their German stores.
3-D Pasta- coming soon
3-D printers are making waves... and pasta. The Italian business, Barilla, will soon be printing maccaroni for restaurants all over the world.
DAVID CAMERON’S HAIRDRESSER AWARDED AN MBE
Lino Carbosiero, the national hero who radically shifted the British Prime Minister's side parting from right to left has been awarded an MBE honour (Member of the Order of the British Empire). The 2010 makeover saw Cameron mocked in the House of Commons. The dubiousness of Cameron's hairdresser being awarded this honour is just one of a long string of controversies that have surrounded the awarding of honours under Cameron's government.
CHIPS FRIED ON JUPITER WOULD BE CRISPIER
Scientists working for the European Space Agency conducted an unusual experiment - they fried chips in a room where the atmosphere, the gravity and the air pressure precisely mirrored the conditions on Jupiter. It turns out that French fries fried on Jupiter would be more crispy. Why did the scientists do it? In order to ensure the quality of food for astronauts!
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