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Funny story: EU to restrict trade in human tears

EU to restrict trade in human tears

The EU have begun pressing for restrictions on the trade in human tears, following a flood of recent cheap imports from China. Tariffs will be raised and a limit set on the volume allowed in, to protect Europe's own human tear industry. In the las...
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Funny story: Jay Leno Explains Politics

Jay Leno Explains Politics

As Jay Leno winds down his career, many have noticed a new "bite" in some of his jokes and comments. Last night proved to be no exception as the late night comic gave his take on the current American political scene. The following is a word for wor...
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Funny story: Inflation, Schminflation--Why We Pay So Much But Aren't Counted As Paying So Much

Inflation, Schminflation--Why We Pay So Much But Aren't Counted As Paying So Much

Inflation--the phenomenon that economists explain is the inexorable rise in prices that outpace our ability to purchase, doesn't seem to be a concern for central banks in general. Word on the street is that the official inflation doesn't match what i...
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Funny story: Paul Krugman, Happy Days Are Here to Stay!

Paul Krugman, Happy Days Are Here to Stay!

In a recent op-ed in the NY Times, Mr. Krugman, the irrepressible orphan Annie of macro economics, decried his loneliness, surrounded as he is by lunatics who continue to warn of the disastrous effects of the mounting debt crisis. Mr. Krugman, in th...
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Funny story: Bubble wrap - top of the pops!

Bubble wrap - top of the pops!

After much deliberation, sharp points and millions of things that go 'pop', Bubble Wrap has once again been voted Top of the Pops. "It's fantastic news," said Brian Gigglesworth, head of the Bubble Wrap Federation of Cumbria and the UK. "This make...
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Funny story: Metal thieves are pushing up the price of metal

Metal thieves are pushing up the price of metal

Every day, one hundred thousand tonnes of metal are stolen across the UK. This is mainly copper, although there is a significant amount of iron also. All of this metal needs to be replaced, as most of it can be quite vital to railway lines, the st...
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Funny story: Recession Caused by Vengeful Deity

Recession Caused by Vengeful Deity

According to a startling new discovery by a joint co-operative research team consisting of economists and scientists from both MIT and the London School of Economics, the current recession was in fact caused by an incensed and indignant supreme, omni...
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Funny story: Occupy Wall Street movement wins Nobel Economics Prize

Occupy Wall Street movement wins Nobel Economics Prize

New York City - In an unprecedented reversal, the Nobel Prize Committee has revoked its Economic Science Prize, recently handed to two American professors, and has re-awarded it to the Occupy Wall Street movement. "Economics has been called 'the d...
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Funny story: World Economic Disaster Looms but Hot Dogs Are Still a Dollar

World Economic Disaster Looms but Hot Dogs Are Still a Dollar

Featured near a patio table outside the Handyman Hardware & Lumberyard in Waukesha, Wisconsin, two Boy Scouts from local troop #421 were hawking hot dogs to raise money for an upcoming camping trip. Their handmade poster-board advertisement was...
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Funny story: Obama's Special Economics Advisor and Nobel Laureate Peso Krugerrand Retires

Obama's Special Economics Advisor and Nobel Laureate Peso Krugerrand Retires

Berkeley CA: Professor Peso Krugerrand retired today as Chairman of the Economics Department of UC Berkeley after 50 years of teaching Keynesian economics. President Obama and Michelle made a special trip on Air force One to be with the administratio...
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Funny story: The Unforgiving Usurer

The Unforgiving Usurer

Based on the continued likelihood of QE3, the following is a satire based on Matthew 18:23-23 Once upon a time, a certain king in a land of ease wished to settle accounts. Usurers who owed billions were brought to him. The Usurers had bribed the gullible into burdensome loans they knew the debtors could not repay. Floundering beneath the loans, the debtors scoured nickels and dimes to pay wha...
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Funny story: New method called Betanomics to end recession in UK

New method called Betanomics to end recession in UK

Presenting at the UK jobs summit hosted by David Cameron with the leaders of most of the top 20 companies in the UK, an Oxford Classics Don revealed his new way to move Britain out of recession. Professor Ira Glyfickx, originally from Belgium, put...
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Funny story: Surrealist Letters To The Editor

Surrealist Letters To The Editor

Dear Penguin-Wallpaper, My nom-de-guerre is Francesca Nelligan-Spume and I live in a plant pot. The other morning at 3am, I was walking my Octopus 'Debussy' across South West England when my middle hand exploded on the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Apart from the fact that this bridge was Brunel's very first project, I am troubled by the mysterious Arab Chieftain who is never there when I get home...
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Funny story: Justin Bieber Sparks Double-Dip Recession Fears

Justin Bieber Sparks Double-Dip Recession Fears

Economists looked on in horror yesterday as stock markets plunged after diminutive pop sensation Justin Bieber admitted: "I won't be a pop star forever." Experts fear that his admission will create such havoc in the markets that the world's econom...
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Funny story: History Review: Red Plenty, by Francis Spufford

History Review: Red Plenty, by Francis Spufford

Ken Lucid writes: In 1979, Leonid Vitalyevich Kantorovich shared the Nobel Prize for economics for his work on the optimal allocation of scarce resources. He pioneered the technique of linear programming, having developed the first model in 1939. Complete and utter bastard! By the time I was taking O-level maths, linear programming was on the syllabus and I hated it. Just could not get...
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Funny story: Physicists Discover Pint-Sized Black Hole in Detroit

Physicists Discover Pint-Sized Black Hole in Detroit

DETROIT, Michigan -- Scientists have discovered what appears to be the first known black hole resting near the automotive center of the Milky Way Galaxy. It apparently resides in a region known as the Big Three Halo, a vast sphere of sparsely populat...
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Funny story: Top 2010 Investment Tips

Top 2010 Investment Tips

New York, NY: Expectations for significant economic growth are foreseen in the second half of 2010, according to a blue ribbon panel of financial, economic, and business leaders. Despite uncertain global economic conditions plagued by mounting i...
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Funny story: North Korea advises Britain & the US to follow their Policy regarding failed Politicians

North Korea advises Britain & the US to follow their Policy regarding failed Politicians

North Korea today advised Britain and America, to follow their policy of dealing with failed politicians. This follows the execution by firing squad of Pak Nam Ki, a North Korean politian who has been judged responsible for the financial collapse in...
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Banks will close even earlier on Shortest Day

Banks already close too early for most people's convenience. They will close at 11 am, on the shortest day, this year 'because we can 'says Exec.
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