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(2004) BA's Pretzel surcharge to increase

Funny story: (2004) BA's Pretzel surcharge to increase

British Airways is raising its pretzel surcharge as a result of the continuing surge in the price of salt. The airline said its long haul surcharge on all UK bookings will rise from £6 ($10.75) to £10 per one-way flight for all flights fro...

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(2004) Ansari Y Prize announced

Funny story: (2004) Ansari Y Prize announced

The creators of the recently won Ansari X Prize have announced a new challenge for pioneering aviators.

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(2007) Monet Work Badly Damaged After Argument

Funny story: (2007) Monet Work Badly Damaged After Argument

A painting by the noted French Impressionist artist Claude Monet has been seriously damaged after an argument at a gallery in Paris. The picture, Le Pont d'Argenteuil was torn in half and urinated upon

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(2009) Shades of Jade Goody in Strictly Cum Dancing 'paki' jibe

Funny story: (2009) Shades of Jade Goody in Strictly Cum Dancing 'paki' jibe

London - (Last Tango in Paris): A Jade Goody/Shilpa Shetty-style slur by Strictly Cum Dancing wannabe champ Anton du Beke has been brushed aside by ageing geriatric TV show host Bruce Foreskin. "Like, get over it!" Brucie told reporters today afte...

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(2008) Honest cab driver returns a bag filled with cash

Funny story: (2008) Honest cab driver returns a bag filled with cash

Manila Philippines- An honest cabbie earned praise Sunday for returning a bag filled with 1.5 million pesos in cash to a masked man who left the money inside his taxicab earlier this week. Brandino Baruda, a driver for VA (Value-Added) taxi, retur...

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(2011) Steinbrenner Acquires the Tigers; Will Move Team to Yankee Stadium in Time for the World Series

Funny story: (2011) Steinbrenner Acquires the Tigers; Will Move Team to Yankee Stadium in Time for the World Series

New York - "If you can't beat 'em, eat 'em." That could be mantra of Hank Steinbrenner who along with the rest of the Steinbrenner family have gobbled up the ALDS-winning Detroit Tigers and have changed that team's name to the New New York Yankees.

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(2009) Bristol Palin's Ex-Boyfriend Plans to Expose Himself

Funny story: (2009) Bristol Palin's Ex-Boyfriend Plans to Expose Himself

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin reacted with shock and disbelief as her daughter Bristol's 19-year-old ex-boyfriend and father of her grandchild Levi Johnson announced to the world that he was going to pose nude for Playgirl Magazine. "I hope h...

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(2010) Astrology shocker as 7,000-ton gasoline tanker YM Uranus pranged

Funny story: (2010) Astrology shocker as 7,000-ton gasoline tanker YM Uranus pranged

Brest, Finisterre - (Retrograde Stuff): A massive 179,000-ton Panamanian tanker, the Hanjin Rizhao, has been in collision with the Turkish-registered YM Uranus, carrier of 7,000 tons of gasoline solvent called heavy pygas. The accident, off Finis...

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(2003) Leeds United to just 'Give Up'

Funny story: (2003) Leeds United to just 'Give Up'

Leeds United Football Club (LUFC) have this morning announced plans to simply 'give up', in the face of the new and current police investigation into one of their players.

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(2008) McCain Forgets Piles Pillow at Debate # 2; Spends Contest Doing the Tennessee Waltz!

Funny story: (2008) McCain Forgets Piles Pillow at Debate # 2; Spends Contest Doing the Tennessee Waltz!

Repub Candie John McCain spent much of his second debate with Barack Obama nervously pacing across the stage at Belmont College in Nashville, Tennessee. While McCain delivered his responses to the town hall audience that looked more like zombies...

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(2016) Trump Explains Why He's A Genius to Lose a Billion Dollars

Funny story: (2016) Trump Explains Why He's A Genius to Lose a Billion Dollars

Cairo, IL Continuing on the campaign trail, Republican Party candidate Donald Trump said that even though he was preoccupied at the time by building beautiful buildings, hotels, casinos and other capitalist castles, he PERSONALLY did not lose any mo...

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(2009) Confusion over new assisted suicide legislation

Funny story: (2009) Confusion over new assisted suicide legislation

New government guidelines concerning 'assisted suicide' have been the cause of some confusion among the happy. However, those who require no help at all will be comforted to learn that it is still regarded as acceptable to take a handful of tranqu...

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(2017) Sales of Bullshit detectors fall

Funny story: (2017) Sales of Bullshit detectors fall

Businesses have revealed a dramatic fall in the sale of Bullshit detectors over the past decade. Professor Smidgen from the Institute of fictional studies said: 'With the prevalence of social media, an idiot for a President, and the things your gr...

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(2007) Trade is so bad - Xmas is cancelled

Funny story: (2007) Trade is so bad - Xmas is cancelled

Santa Claus is considering getting an injunction against a Gloucester village after a frustrated traders have cancelled Christmas because a road closure. The road is closed due to a landslip brought on by the summer's floods.

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(2007) Halo Games Rids itself of Microsoft due to Investments in Porn

Funny story: (2007) Halo Games Rids itself of Microsoft due to Investments in Porn

Microsoft said yesterday that it was finally giving up its controlling ownership of Bungie Software, the video game subsidiary that developed the hugely popular Halo franchise, including its latest iteration, Halo 3.

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(2008) Sarah Palin discovers Ireland is full of Irish people

Funny story: (2008) Sarah Palin discovers Ireland is full of Irish people

On the final leg of her world tour of the USA prior to the election fiasco later in the year, vice-presidential hopeful Sarah Palin took a wrong turning at Boston and ended up at Shannon Airport in southern Ireland. When she arrived in the termina...

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(2008) English Teachers, Grammarians and Language Theorists Unite in Opposition of Endless Run-on Headline Titles That Circle Back On Themselves and Reiterate Their Topic Like English Teachers, Grammarians and Language Theorists Who Unite In Opposition of...

Funny story: (2008) English Teachers, Grammarians and Language Theorists Unite in Opposition of Endless Run-on Headline Titles That Circle Back On Themselves and Reiterate Their Topic Like English Teachers, Grammarians and Language Theorists Who Unite In Opposition of...

The League Of Onomasticon Propagation (LOOP) consisting of leading Linguistic Theoreticians and Academics issued a press release last Friday that was not published by any news service, due to an unfortunate and endless repetition of the Headline.

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(2003) Arnie Wins California Election

Funny story: (2003) Arnie Wins California Election

TV celebrity Arnold Schwarzenegger is now California's new governor.

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(2008) UN Security Council Condems US for Exporting Economic Terrorism!

Funny story: (2008) UN Security Council Condems US for Exporting Economic Terrorism!

NY,NY/ Wall Street Journal - The UN Security Council has voted to censure the US for exporting toxic mortgages around the world causing life threatening financial infections now being called "The Democratic Flu." The insidious ailment reportedl...

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(2007) Colombian artist fills Tate with crack

Funny story: (2007) Colombian artist fills Tate with crack

South Bank, London - (Conceptual Mess): Colombian sculptor Doris Salcedo has filled a hole in the Tate Modern gallery with 167 metres of crack.

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(2016) NaNa convenience store at high school career day

Funny story: (2016) NaNa convenience store at high school career day

Representatives for the National convenience store NaNa spread throughout the Logan high school lunch room in their baseball caps and khaki trousers, name tags pinned prominently on their black polo shirt. "We are looking for slackers and sto...

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(2007) Nobel Prize for the Appendix Scientists

Funny story: (2007) Nobel Prize for the Appendix Scientists

Two US scientists and their Irish collaborator have been awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine for their ground-breaking work in discovering what the appendix is for.

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