Monthly Archives: July 2010

Buried Alive: A Justified 19th Century Phobia

Buried alive: an unfounded fear in the 21st century, a very reasonable phobia during the 19th century. I spent some time googling the subject of premature burial, and what I found is somewhat disturbing. It’s called the Lazarus syndrome; where … Continue reading

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The Text/Twitter/Facebook Language Quiz

“My smmr hols wr CWOT. B4, we used 2go2 NY 2C my bro, his GF & thr 3 :- kids FTF. ILNY, it’s a gr8 plc.” – CanĀ  you translate? This is an excerpt from a school essay handed in … Continue reading

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The Closet/Ashamed Twilight Fan

If there’s one thing I can’t understand about Twilight fans, it’s this – most of them seem embarrassed that they’re fans to begin with. Surely if something is that good, you wouldn’t care what others think and you certainly wouldn’t … Continue reading

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The Most Bizarre Deaths in History

While getting my daily dose of news this morning, I stumbled upon an interesting article about the most bizarre deaths in history. Laughing to death (fatal hilarity), death by a toothpick (peritonitis) and death by computer games (it was the … Continue reading

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German Health Insurance: Making Fat People Pay More

A headline that caught my eye – ‘German MP: overweight people must pay more on health.’ A prominent conservative politician in Germany (Marco Wanderwitz) has boldly suggested that those who are overweight should pay more for health insurance. I love … Continue reading

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The Big Debate: How Long Should I Brush My Teeth?

“How long should I brush my teeth?” – it’s a question that has been pondered by people all over the world and debated among family members like my own. I’m not quite sure why, because a hoard of information about … Continue reading

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Mark Ronson Bang Bang Bang Lyrics: Shake it Cinderella?

The new Mark Ronson Bang Bang Bang single is out. It features Q-Tip and it’s fantastic. But what are the Bang Bang Bang lyrics? For those of you who are curious to know, here they are. I was really struggling … Continue reading

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Make Your Skin Lighter: The Racist Facebook App

A Vaseline face whitening application has been made available on Facebook in India. What? Yes, you read correctly, the myth of an ideal race is still being perpetuated in this day and age! Basically the skincare group has developed the … Continue reading

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An Emmy for Dexter’s Michael C. Hall: Fingers Crossed

I started watching Dexter about a month ago, and I really wasn’t sure what to expect. My boyfriend and I were looking for a series to replace Nip/Tuck which had become a serious addiction. We were having withdrawals, and so … Continue reading

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Uruguay’s Dashing Diego Forlan

After all the teams that I was supporting in the world cup got knocked out, I couldn’t help but support Uruguay. Diego Forlan has to be one of the most captivating football players I’ve ever seen. His golden locks, his … Continue reading

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