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on April 8, 2005

The Greenwich Foot Tunnel in London runs under the River Thames between Cutty Sark Gardens and Island Gardens, on the Isle of Dogs. It is 1,217 feet in length and approx 50 feet deep. Its original purpose was to allow south London residents to work in the docks on the Isle of Dogs. It was designed by Sir Alexander Binnie and was opened on 4 August 1902 at a cost of £127,000. The tunnel is lined with 200,000 glazed white tiles.


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on December 31, 2003

Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at an Eilngsh uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer are in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by it slef but the wrod as a wlohe and the biran fguiers it out aynawy! 

thought for the day

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on July 5, 2003

In the US there is more money being spent on breast implants and Viagra than Alzheimer’s research. This means that by 2020, there should be a large elderly population with perky boobs and huge erections and absolutely no recollection of what to do with them.

Via Erotic blog

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no way!

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on June 19, 2003

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A 13-year-old Indian boy has begun producing winged beetles in his urine after hatching the eggs in his body, a senior medical official said Monday.

Doctor Chittaranjan Maity, Medical Education Director of West Bengal state where the boy is from, said doctors found the beetles while examining him for pain in the groin area.

“Doctors were really surprised to see the beetles,” he told Reuters. “There are eggs of the beetle in a fistula in his body and he is getting medical treatment to try to kill the eggs,” Maity said.

The boy had been taken to hospital Sunday after complaining of pain while urinating.

The beetles—more than half a centimeter in length—belong to the Staphylinidae rove beetle family of insects. Most types are predators but some feed on fungi, algae and decaying plant matter.

An expert in urology, Doctor N. Subramanian, said that in theory it was possible for insects to hatch in the body and come out in urine but said he had not heard of such a case.

for the hell of it

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on June 8, 2003

From Gina


— Name: Marc

— Birth date: June 27 1966

— Birthplace: Bridlington, Yorkshire, United Kingdom

— Current Location: Wellington, New Zealand

— Eye Color: Blue

— Hair Color: Brown

— Height: 6?0?

— Righty or Lefty: Righty

— Zodiac Sign: Cancer


— Your heritage: English, Scottish

— The shoes you wore today: Custom made boots from The Last Footwear Company

— Your weakness: Gadgets

— Your fears: Something happening to my family. Burning to death.

— Your perfect pizza: Thin

— Goal you’d like to achieve: To have a photograph published in a magazine (not as part of a competition though – done that twice)

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on May 22, 2003

Tue May 20, 2003 10:35 AM ET

MANILA (Reuters) – Millions of people in Manila have been drinking super-chlorinated water this week as the body of a teenager remained stubbornly stuck in a major supply pipe.

Manila Water Co dumped large doses of the disinfectant into a reservoir serving the eastern part of the Philippine capital after the young man fell into an aqueduct on Saturday while picking fruit.

The company has insisted the water supply is safe as it tries to dislodge the body. Health officials agreed that the chances of contamination were slight but urged Manila Water to work faster.

“We will have to fish out the body first,” Dr Concepcion Quizon, chief executive assistant to Health Secretary Manuel Dayrit, told reporters on Tuesday. “The public will not feel good or right using the water.” Link

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on June 20, 2002

The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.

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on June 17, 2002

I’ve created a new category called “did you know” which will inform you of, quite possibly, the most useless facts you never wanted know smirk and here’s the first one…….

A normal raindrop falls at about 7 miles per hour.

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