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February 2015

What #TheDress is and how it went viral

Two weeks ago, a blogger pleaded for help in deciding what colour her dress was. Buzzfeed picked up on it last night and it’s since been the talk of the internet.   “Guys, please help me — is this dress white and gold, or blue and black?” Swiked originally asked on Tumblr. “Me and my friends can’t…

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5 times that pop stars fell off the stage while performing

Let’s be honest, the only people who don’t laugh at artists falling off stage mid-performance are the artists themselves. That’s why, fuelled by  some inspiration from last night’s Brits, we’ve put together a list of times that pop stars (which admittedly does seem over-specific) took a tumble. Let us know which we missed…    …

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Mystery tunnel found near University campus in Toronto

Police in Toronto have been stumped by the discovery of a sophisticated tunnel near the York University campus .   The bunker is more than six feet high, 33 feet long and is close to the Rexall Centre, a venue for the upcoming Pan-Am Games.   It does not lead anywhere, and is not thought to be…

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Koala found ‘trying to drive car’

An Australian schoolboy has told Nine News that he came home to find a koala behind the wheel of his family’s car. Sam Box, 15, said he had just stepped off the school bus when he caught the koala ‘trying to drive’ the Land Rover. Anyway, here are the pictures…          …

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Study says it is wiser to fix problems from third-person perspective

Do you ever feel like you give everyone good advice, but struggle when it comes to solving your own problems? Apparently this is a common habit, but researchers have found a solution.   A study published in Psychological Science discovered that we are wiser when we see things from a more distanced perspective, which could help…

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Man interviewed for job by someone he swore at earlier in the day

Earlier this week, Matt Buckland (@ElSatanico) was on the Tube when a fellow commuter pushed past and swore at him. But karma came into play when the culprit later went to a job interview which turned out to be conducted by Matt. Having tweeted about it, he then retweeted some replies from others who had been in…

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Indian bride marries wedding guest after groom collapses

An Indian bride has married a guest at her wedding after the groom-to-be collapsed during the ceremony.   It was reported that Jugal Kishore, 25, had a seizure before he could marry Indira, who reacted angrily and married someone else.   Indira, 23, said she would instead marry a man called Harpal Singh, who happened to…

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Top 8 things that people give up for Lent

Pancake Day has finished, Lent has begun, and we’re all looking to give something up for the better. We’ve compiled a list of the top things that people give up (or at least say they’ll try to). None of them are particularly surprising – but instead just back up what we’ve always thought, look really nice, or help…

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7 pancake recipes to make you wish it was always Pancake Day

Now that Valentine’s Day is over and done with, we can concentrate on the important things in life: pancakes. Also, it is actually Pancake Day. Students aren’t renowned for their cooking, but exceptions tend to be made today – although there will probably be a designated pancake maker per group. We’ve put together a list of…

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Michele Ferrero, the owner of Nutella and Tic-Tacs, dies aged 89

Michele Ferrero, whose Nutella brand made him Italy’s richest man, died on Saturday at the age of 89.   The billionaire became the world’s wealthiest confectioner with creations such as Ferrero Rocher, Nutella, Kinder eggs and Tic-Tacs.   Ferrero’s father, Pietro, developed the forerunner to Nutella in 1946, with Michele later establishing the brand as we now…

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