Western Morning News
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Following the exciting news that two Devon bars have launched an all-you-can-drink presecco brunch, they have now taken our love for the drink to a whole new level.You can now buy prosecco nail varnish, which you can also eat (what will they come up with next?).Edible Prosecco Nail Polish is the perfect present for Mother's Day (and it's not an early April Fool's joke either).Yes, you read right, this is a legitimate product which apparently tastes and smells just like the real bubbly alcoholic...
Open Culture
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I joke, but apparently Dr. Reil was in earnest when he wrote in an 1803 manual for the treatment of mental illness that patients could “be placed so that they are sitting in direct view of the cat’s expressions when the psychiatrist plays a fugue.” A bafflingly cruel and nonsensical experiment, and we might rejoice to know it probably never took place. But the bizarre idea of the cat piano, or Katzenklavier , did not spring from the weird delusions of one sadistic psychiatrist. It was supposedly invented by German polymath and Jesuit scholar Athanasius Kircher (16021680), who has been called “the last Renaissance man” and who made pioneering discoveries in the fields of microbiology, geology, and comparative religion. He was a serious scholar and a man of science. Maybe the Katzenklavier was intended as a sick joke that others took seriously—and for a very long time at that.
Mashable
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Five-year-olds and particle physics don't usually go in the same sentence together. But the guys that made Angry Birds is trying to change that with the launch of Big Bang Legends , its new game that introduces particle physics concepts to kids. SEE ALSO: Large Hadron Collider Achieves 7 TeV Proton Collisions Five years ago we'd joke that one day we'll teach quantum physics to five-year-olds," said Peter Vesterbacka, co-founder of Lightneer, speaking at the game launch in Singapore on Thursday. Vesterbacka was formerly with Rovio, the Finnish game firm that won fame and fortune with Angry Birds . Together with other Rovio alums, Vesterbacka started Lightneer , which aims to make high-quality educational games. Read more... More about Finland , Singapore , Science , Game , and Particle Physics
Mashable
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Generally speaking, it's a terrible idea to joke about rape kits. But Funny or Die, natch, has found a way to make satirical comedy out of the way police departments handle the DNA evidence collected after a sexual assault. SEE ALSO: What men say about women in secret is why we can't have gender equality In the 1980s spoof unveiled Thursday, Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany is Linda, a woman with a very practical solution (wink, wink) for a co-worker who has to convince the police department not to destroy the DNA evidence from her sexual assault before it's tested for a potential match. Sexual Assault Toolbelt with Tatiana Maslany from Funny Or Die Read more... More about Politics , Gender , Sexual Assault , Funny Or Die , and Watercooler
Japan Times
4 hours
As a big league pitcher, Dallas Green was pretty mediocre. I was a 20-game winner, he would joke, it just took me five years to ...
Yorkshire Post - Sports
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Goal
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Mashable
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TIME - Top Stories
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It's been a running joke for years that singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and actor Rupert Grint bear an uncanny resemblance. So while Sheeran dominates radio waves and Grint makes his acting comeback with TV series Snatch , the two are battling it out to be the public's favorite British ginger celebrityespecially because they get mixed up all the time. In the latest round of this famous doppelgänger smackdown, Grint made an appearance on MTV's After Hoursas Sheeran. In the comedic skit, however, Grint realizes he can't go through with the charade of being Ed Sheeran any longer. The truth is, Ed isn't real. My name is Rupert Grint, he confesses to shocked fans. After Potter, all I wanted to do was stretch myself. Create some real magic. So I created a character. He'd have the voice of an angel, and possibly wispy facial hair.
TIME - Top Stories
15 hours
It's been a running joke for years that singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and actor Rupert Grint bear an uncanny resemblance. So while Sheeran dominates radio waves and Grint makes his acting comeback with TV series Snatch , the two are battling it out to be the public's favorite British ginger celebrityespecially because they get mixed up all the time. In the latest round of this famous doppelgänger smackdown, Grint made an appearance on MTV's After Hoursas Sheeran. In the comedic skit, however, Grint realizes he can't go through with the charade of being Ed Sheeran any longer. The truth is, Ed isn't real. My name is Rupert Grint, he confesses to shocked fans. After Potter, all I wanted to do was stretch myself. Create some real magic. So I created a character. He'd have the voice of an angel, and possibly wispy facial hair.
Vanity Fair
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But it’s no laughing matter.
TIME - Top Stories
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If were going to vote against a nominee because they wont tell us the things that we want to hear about issues important to us, then the whole nominating process has become a joke, Graham said, referencing how Gorsuch has declined to comment on specific cases. I think politics has changed. And I think it has changed in a fashion that we should all be ashamed of as senators. Other Republicans said that Gorsuch's qualifications show that Democrats' opposition to him means they're the unreasonable party. Why anybody in this body would vote against you Ill never understand, Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah told Gorsuch. Admittedly youre of a different political persuasion perhaps than some of my friends on the other side, but Ive supported people who are totally different than my beliefs.
WinBeta
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Conceived mainly as a joke prototype during a one-month game jam, Goat Simulator has built up a name for itself whether the developer wanted it to or not. As a parody of other simulation games, Goat Simulator does exactly what you would expect it to do: mixes goats and ragdoll physics for a silly gaming [...]
Core77
17 hours
They are, and I was very happy to see them. I'm a big Maloof fan and copied one of his desks years ago. But I would suggest that the pieces on display by both Krenov and Maloof are more art pieces than other furniture these makers made for use in daily life. The Krenov cabinet, which is elegant and lovely, isn't a practical piece in any modern context. It's a curio cabinet, not a take on furniture that Americans regularly use in their houses. The Maloof double rocker is almost a joke on his signature single rocker, which is awesome. Maloof built hundreds of pieces that are absolutely modern in their usage. This chair is a collectible—more than something one would sit in every day. His rockers are great modern furniture and what would you rather own, one of his regular rockers that are comfortable and fun, or this double rocker, which you might sit in when? His desks are wonderful examples on how modern craft can interpret classic forms.
Politico
17 hours
“If we’re going to vote against a nominee because they wont tell us things that we want to hear about issues important to us, then the whole nominating process has become a joke,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said. “What has happened over time is that somehow, some way, we’ve gone from Scalia the originalist getting 98 votes, [Justice Ruth Bader] Ginsburg, the bastion of liberalism on the court, well-qualified, getting 96 votes. What’s happened? Did the Constitution change? I dont think so. I think politics has changed.” Wednesday marked the third day Gorsuch has appeared before the Judiciary Committee for his marathon confirmation hearings. Questions from senators are expected to wrap up on Wednesday, and outside witnesses will testify on the nomination on Thursday. A committee vote is expected April 3, and Republicans hope to confirm Gorsuch before a two-week recess starts on April 8.
The Northern Echo
20 hours
A BRIGHT yellow takeaway car which was thrown into the limelight over an online video has been vandalised.
Washington Free Beacon
21 hours
"The purpose of the event was to provide criticisms and counter arguments of Lee Zeldin's positions that did not appeal to popular modes of rebuttal used by the Democratic party, and that countered misleading rhetorical strategies used by the Republican party." "The arguments and criticisms used relied on distinctions that were much more subtle than people are accustomed to finding in the news," Sposato said. Sposato said the comment about terrorism at black churches was "intended to highlight the disconnect between Republican arguments used to justify racial profiling in the name of national security measures against Islamic terrorism." Sposato also said that fake Zeldin saying "yes, please" to the return of the Nazis was "political satire at work" and "a joke that likely hit home." "The reference to leanings toward Nazism in our current political system was a joke that likely hit home for you because of several features of our time that are reminiscent of a previous one, such as an intense focus on militarism and masculinity, the use of racist arguments to present entire ethnic groups as dangerous to western society, the manipulation of socialist language to win the working class, and the creation of a personality cult around an individual, while dismantling surrounding power structures to consolidate power at the top," Sposato said.
The Week
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PC Pro
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Alan Martin 2 hours 23 min ago Politics You might think that when a country’s elected officials are scrutinising a candidate for a supreme court vacancy, questions would be strictly limited to bipartisan legal matters. Oh, my friend, you have far too much faith in democratic processes. Neil Gorsuch is Trump’s pick to be a supreme court justice, filling a position that has been vacant since Antonin Scalia’s death in February 2016. What kind of tough questioning did he have to face during his confirmation hearing? After batting away a joke question from Ted Cruz about The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy , Gorsuch faced a much tougher query: a Reddit meme. “My family’s been texting me throughout this process asking me to ask questions that they would ask,” begun Senator Jeff Flake, a Republican representing Arizona. In a case of double-outsourcing, his teenage son turned to Reddit for inspiration, and the unedifying result was Senator Flake asking the next supreme court justice whether he’d rather fight 100 duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck.
Sky News
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I think the way he talks about his first meeting to McGuinness, when he opens the door to the safe house, when he has gone over their incognito. Martin McGuinness makes a joke about knee capping, he said it made his blood run cold. If we look at what is happening now, the power-sharing.
BBC World News
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What began as a joke is now spreading across the island, ahead of the World Baseball Classic final.
PerezHilton
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Lindsay Lohan is back with a new prank show -- let's just hope the joke isn't on her! The Mean Girls star "leaked" the teaser for The Anti-Social Network , a sort of mix between Punk'd (on which LiLo was herself a prank victim) and that Dave Franco / Emma Roberts movie Nerve . In the clip, Lindsay takes over a young man's social media accounts, then with the help of his friend, forces him to take increasingly crazy dares in exchange for cash. Related: Lindsay Says She Was Racially Profiled! Where can you catch the game/prank hybrid? That's the thing... The show hasn't been picked up; it's still being shopped around to networks. But if this "leak" creates enough buzz, maybe someone will bite? Ch-ch-check out the teaser (below) and let us know if it's something YOU want to watch! [ Image via Dose/ Facebook . ]
E! News
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E! News
2 days
Famous couple and costars Dax Shepard & Kristen Bell lovingly joke about each other at their new flick's premiere! Don't miss the fun.