No man is an island - or is he?

Funny story: No man is an island - or is he?

The saying "no man is an island" is meant as a literal comparison to say that no human being is a piece of land surrounded by water. It was always true, until now. Geoff Kamehameha is a Samoan who used to live on an island in the south Pacific whi...

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University students keeping the world safe from comedy

Students at Columbia University pulled the plug on SNL comedian Nimesh Patel in the middle of his set, after organizers deemed his jokes racist and homophobic. The comedian reportedly joked about a gay, black man he knew, saying that being gay canno...

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Are Coincidences Just a Coincidence, Déjà Vu or Imaginary?

Funny story: Are Coincidences Just a Coincidence, Déjà Vu or Imaginary?

You've had the experience. You're on a train en route to a meeting at your office in Liverpool and you're attempting The Observer Everyman crossword but one clue is giving you a problem. You work through it again and just one thing fits - "Port Sunli...

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Brexit Causing Palace Staffing Crisis

Funny story: Brexit Causing Palace Staffing Crisis

A number of obscure and secretive positions are going vacant at Buckingham Palace, following the flight of European Union citizens and subsequent loss of cheap labour from the "United" Kingdom. Palace management has been forced to open up its recruit...

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O2 Network Collapse Causes Chaos

Funny story: O2 Network Collapse Causes Chaos

Millions of customers were unable to access their mobile data today when the O2 network suddenly stopped working due to "technical problems". The company did not specify what the problems were, but suffice to say that they were technically technic...

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“Smoking bone saw” mystery series begins on PBS

Funny story: “Smoking bone saw” mystery series begins on PBS

Inspired by Senator Graham’s response to a CIA briefing, a new TV series titled “The Smoking Bone Saw” is emerging on the Khashoggi problem. Senator Graham believes he was shown "a smoking bone saw," and has no doubts on who ordered the execution.

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The Case For Capital Punishment

Funny story: The Case For Capital Punishment

A child murderer who was sentenced to life imprisonment, and was told he would never walk free again, has been cleared to walk free again. David McGreavy, now 69, was babysitting three children for his landlady in 1973, when the children started to cry, and wouldn't stop. McGreavy stopped them crying permanently. He strangled Ralph Paul, aged 4. Ralph's sister, Dawn, 2, had her throat c...

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French Literary Flashback

Funny story: French Literary Flashback

For our literary lesson today, we take a French flashback to the career of Fillain Hogge-Grillet, the shining sensation of Gallic arts in the sixties. As the author and critic, Troland Bartres, put it, “Clearly, these are not the dusty old novels of yore in which, as Samuel Beckett once said, "Nothing is Happening". In the novels of Hogge-Grillet, it is clear, Something is Happening. The reade...

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The British Parliament Loves Satan

Funny story: The British Parliament Loves Satan

"Hail, Satan!" exclaimed the British parliament when it approved a plan to have a Satanic monument placed outside the parliament. The Satanic Temple of London has placed the historical display outside the parliament building, joining the Christmas...

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Theresa May And Jeremy Corbyn To Mudwrestle

Funny story: Theresa May And Jeremy Corbyn To Mudwrestle

Prime Minister, Theresa May, and Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, have cancelled their plans to hold a televised head-to-head debate in front of the nation, and have agreed, instead, to engage in a bout of mudwrestling. May, who suffered three smackd...

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