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In a joint statement put out by the World’s five biggest oil companies, they have agreed to release “energy from water” patents that they have held for over 50 years. The patents describe how water can be converted to energy and used to “fuel” every kind of engine from cars to planes, and from boats […]Tell me more...!
After visiting dozens of impoverished countries over the last few years, Pope Francis has announced that he intends to give away half the church’s fortune to the poor. This comes hot on the heels of yet more abuse and financial scandals for the Catholic church at a time when many people are wondering if the […]Tell me more...!
Hungary’s right-wing nationalist Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, has offered Hungarian women cash if they have lots of Hungarian babies. Couples will be offered interest-free loans of 10m forint (£27,400; $36,000), which will be written off after they have three children. It’s not clear if the couple still have to be together at this point. But […]Tell me more...!
The number of clowns in the world is decreasing at an exponential rate. As their natural habitat, the circus, comes increasingly under threat from legislation, and their livelihood is threatened by video games, Ronald MacDonald and apathy, clowns are becoming an endangered species. But there’s another danger, too. Clown impresario and spokesman for the Family […]Tell me more...!
The saying “Beer before wine make you feel fine, wine before beer makes you feel queer,” has been shown to be “pure balderdash” say German scientists. In a study involving the country’s entire student population, half were told to drink six pints of lager followed by two bottles of white wine. The other half drank […]Tell me more...!
Doggy Riot is Russia’s latest top boy band and has topped the Russian charts for over 9 months with their hit single “We’re rootin’ for Putin.” Inspiration for their name came from the ill-fated Pussy Riot, a punk rock protest group that sang songs about Putin being a dictator and who Putin sent to the […]Tell me more...!
“It’s the thumbs, you see,” said Dr Richard Gould, lead researcher into Opposable Thumb Evolution. “Not many species have opposable thumbs, mainly humans and primates. But dinosaurs like the Tyrannosaurus Rex had them. 65 million years ago they used their opposable thumbs to develop weapons of mass destruction and wiped each other out. History is […]Tell me more...!