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It is time After being crowned the best rugby union team apart from South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, national pride is at its highest since 1973 when a Pontypridd teenager gained an ‘O’ level in maths by mistake. Cardiff-based druid elder Tom Logan said: “When we won the Five Nations back in 1911, we celebrated by finally managing to count to five. “If there is one thing our country has lacked over the years, apart from electricity and a proper language, it’s an all-encompassing and easily-wounded pride that has no foundation in reality. “If we can just master the naked flame, we might be on to something.” Previous experiments with fire have gone disastrously wrong for Wales, with an attempt to light a cooker leading to the formation of Anglesey.
Even if you never connect your Facebook account to a single app, dozens of them may still have access to your profile information via your Facebook friends. When your Facebook friends connect new apps, the list of permissions they approve can include access to not just their own information, but also specific information from your profile — including your birthday, status updates, photos, hometown, current city and app activity. Facebook won't share information with your friends' apps that you haven't shared with your friends, and you can control which information friends' apps can access through a privacy settings page. But some Facebook users don't realize they're sharing information with app developers this way, or that they can control it. How Apps Use Information From Your Friends Access to friends' information makes some Facebook-connected services more useful.
The artificial sweetener in Diet Coke is hundreds of times sweeter per unit volume than regular sugar.
Every bank note in the UK is contaminated with cocaine within weeks of entering circulation, experts have revealed. Police have stopped testing notes for traces of the drug in criminal investigations as the contamination is so widespread. According to the Forensic Science Service the results are now meaningless as every note tests positive for cocaine. The situation is a dramatic indicator of the spread of cocaine use. All notes contaminated: Police say cocaine can be found on every British bank note
22 March 2012 Last updated at 16:31 GMT George Osborne: "You've got to take it into context with a very big increase in the basic state pension." The government has defended Budget plans to end age-related tax allowances for pensioners, amid claims they amount to a "raid" on their incomes. It will lead to 4.4m pensioners being an average £83 a year worse off than they would have been, HMRC says. But Chancellor George Osborne told the BBC no pensioner would be worse off in cash terms, and said state pension increases would leave them better off.
Facts - interesting, provocative, well-seasoned One out of ten children in Europe are conceived on an IKEA bed. Antarctica is the only continent without reptiles or snakes. An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it. In the Caribbean there are oysters that can climb trees.
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Antony Mark David Gormley OBE RA (born 30 August 1950) is a British sculptor . His best known works include the Angel of the North , a public sculpture in the North of England, commissioned in 1994 and erected in February 1998, Another Place on Crosby Beach near Liverpool , and Event Horizon , a multi-part site installation which premiered in London in 2007, and in 2010 around Madison Square in New York City .
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Written by Richie Burnett The 2000 UK Summer Teslathon organised by Alan Sharp , took place at Corby on Saturday 27 th May. This year's event was host to 5 Tesla Coils, a Large Van de Graaff generator, and a display of various Vacuum / fluorescent tubes. There was also a new UK spark length record and over twenty high voltage enthusiasts from across the UK. As usual the weather was bright and sunny on the day, so it was hard to get good conditions for photography, but there was no shortage of bright long arcs ! Corby 2000 Teslathon lineup.
That very next day, the Mormons arrived at Ft. Laramie and complained to the soldiers about the poached cow. Twenty-nine men and two cannons, lead by West Point graduate Lieutenant Grattan, marched out to talk with the Brule Sioux and seek justice for the cow--because nothing says "measured discussion" like a regiment with fucking cannons. None of the men spoke Sioux, but they had the foresight to bring along a French trader named Lucien Auguste, who spoke a completely different Indian dialect. Poorly. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
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