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Tissue manufacturers are becoming increasingly concerned over the spread of a fungus apparently living off tissue paper which has been found in batches of tissues and toilet paper rolls across the globe. Once the fungus gets inside the pack of tissue it starts to make the tissue its home while travelling around the world for its customer. During this time it absorbs goodness in the tissue and i...

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Calls To Restructure Tests For Children

To get assessed on how well a child knows the subject, the child has to be able to demonstrate how well it knows and understands the subject. So why should how good someone is at a subject being based on how good they can demonstrate their abilities which relies on communication skills? Demonstrating abilities through communication is a skill in itself but having to rely on being good at thi...

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Tailgating To Be Renamed

Funny story: Tailgating To Be Renamed

Motorists who tailgate other motorists in the UK are to be referred to as 'shaggers' because they physically drive too close to the vehicle in front and invade their private space. In principle they are letting their bonnet enter the private space of...

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Problem Estates For The Affluent

Problem estates used to be thought of as being run-down council estates where problematic families from poor backgrounds with undisciplined children lived, mostly on council estates, but there is a new breed of problem estate and it is affecting the...

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Dimmer Switches: Energy Saving Light Bulbs Could Result In Duller Students

In recent years most of us will have heard of SAD Seasonally Affected disorder - which is down to the lack of daylight which has an effect on how happy people are. Too little daylight makes everyone feel more gloomy and researchers at Bridgeknob Univ...

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Welsh Assembly Aid For Steel Plants

Steelmaker Ruckus is getting into financial trouble experiencing falling orders amid the effects of the recession and with the possibility of job cuts the Welsh Assembly has decided to make a move which could safeguard some steelworkers' jobs. The...

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What Does The DWP Do?

Peter, a bright young man who has been seeking employment for almost one year when upon his last regular visit to the JobCentre Plus was told that he had to take any job he was offered or he faces losing his Jobseekers Allowance. Minutes later he...

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Opening A Door Should Give You Right Of Way

Funny story: Opening A Door Should Give You Right Of Way

Opening a door towards you puts you at a disadvantage if you have some pushy person from the other side coming towards you who doesn't wait his/her turn. Most people when going through a doorway won't think much of this unless it happens to them b...

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Gravy Train Might Go Into Liquidation

With a general election looming, the three main political parties have announced that in total at least two hundred MPs won't be standing for re-election at the general election. This is roughly one third of all MPs, so what is behind this sudden cha...

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BT Knows The Numbers

Funny story: BT Knows The Numbers

BT is introducing guidelines for phone users to know the difference between their area code and their phone number. Some people quote a shortened version of the code and stick the remainder of the code onto the start of the number. So, for example...

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Sent To Bridgend From Coventry

Most of you will have heard of the expression "Sent to Coventry" which means being shunned by society and treated like an outcast. John was sent to Bridgend from Coventry in 1970 and had another kind of experience. John was a gifted child with an underlying brain condition and from 1973 as he started growing up he endured twenty years of oppression, bullying, undermining and was treated as a...

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The Cuckoos Nest

Funny story: The Cuckoos Nest

In 2010 the Houses Of Parliament is to be renamed The Cuckoos Nest. The House of Lords has decided that referring to the Houses of Parliament as "The Cuckoos Nest" is politically and legally acceptable because it is a very descriptive way of what...

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Brown & Smellie On The Brighton Line

On Monday 28th September, The Crown Prosecution Service decided that there is sufficient evidence to charge Police Sergeant Delroy (Tony) Smellie with the offence of assault by beating of Nicola Fisher on 2 April 2009 at a demonstration in the City o...

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