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Funny story: Victorian Spoof discovered in Chelmsford Attic

Victorian Spoof discovered in Chelmsford Attic

The following is a Spoof news article from 1840, one of several articles discovered in a dusty box in the attic of Duncan Brown in Chelmsford. It has come to the attention of all rational minded individuals that our beloved Queen of a mere three years, Queen Victoria, intends to marry into German nobility. Polite society has given notice that it has been appalled that such Visigoth blood should...
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Funny story: "A History Of The Intertelnet", written in 1874 by Sir Charles Cockface

"A History Of The Intertelnet", written in 1874 by Sir Charles Cockface

The world's interconnected telegraph network, also known as the intertelnet, has been running for a little over forty years now, sending Morse code messages around the civilised world. It was in 1832 that the first electrical telegrammatic message was sent from Dorking to Effingham by Lady Spongebob Telegraph, wife of the inventor Lord Jethro Telegraph. Famously, the message was a whimsical descri...
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Funny story: More Outtakes From Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

More Outtakes From Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

The Caterpillar and Alice looked at each other for some time in silence (how else could they look? did you ever hear of such a thing as a noisy look?). At length the caterpillar took the hookah pipe out of its mouth, and spoke to Alice in a languid drawl ('I've never been in a languid drawl before', thought Alice; 'it really is rather uncomfortable'). 'Who are you?' said the Caterpillar. Thi...
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Funny story: More Outtakes From "Jude The Obscure"

More Outtakes From "Jude The Obscure"

The schoolmaster was leaving the village. Everybody seemed sorry. The miller at Cuttercombe lent him the little tilted cart to carry his worldy goods to the city where he was going, some twenty miles off. "But still I am unable to move my worldly goods", said the schoolmaster. "Why be that, sir?" asked the miller, his weathered, flour-dusted visage peering up at the master. "I have no horse"...
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Funny story: Pooner - The True Origin Of The Word Finally Unearthed

Pooner - The True Origin Of The Word Finally Unearthed

The modern urban dictionary defines a "pooner" in a number of different ways, but a lexicographer who frequently makes use of the Bodelian Library in Oxford has turned the closeted world of lexicography completely on its head. Clem Baker, of Abing...
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Funny story: Conservative and Liberal Democrat Coalition to bring back Victorian Workhouses

Conservative and Liberal Democrat Coalition to bring back Victorian Workhouses

The Conservative and Liberal Democrat Coalition Government announced today that it would revive Victorian Workhouses in efforts to save on Welfare Benefits. Under the 1601 Act for the relief of the poor, heralded by the Poor Law Amendment Act of...
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Funny story: The return of rickets: Victorian disease on the rise

The return of rickets: Victorian disease on the rise

A lack of diet and exercise has seen the return of rickets a popular disease of the victorian era. The consumption of fatty foods and the unwillingness of people to move very much has led to its return. People in the North of England are proving...
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Funny story: Period property market hits three day slump

Period property market hits three day slump

Estate Agents throughout the UK are warning of a troubling three day slump in the Period Property market.
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Funny story: Victorians were on Mars

Victorians were on Mars

Mars Lander's robotic arm has uncovered yet more evidence that the Victorians successfully established a camp on the red planet. NASA had earlier hinted that magnified images from the Mars Orbiter appeared to show the letters 'ADE IN BIRMING...
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