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‘Gap Yah’ comedy sketch wins YouTube online prize

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A satirical sketch which parodies the student gap year has been named as one of the online hits of 2010 according to the annual YouTube list of most popular videos. ‘Gap Yah’, which showed Orlando calling his friend Tarquin about his life-enhancing trip around the world, was named top UK comedy video of 2010. As…

Crazy theory of the day: Simpsons writers masterminded September 11 attacks

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All these years you thought the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 were the work of terrorists. Well, you’re about to learn the scarifying truth: The Simpsons did it. At least, according to some nutjob conspiracy theorists (pretty sure that “nutjob” is a tautology), who reckon that the long-running cartoons writers predicted the terrorist attack and…

Wheel of Fortune winner denies cheat claims

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The Wheel Of Fortune contestant who stunned the world by solving a puzzle with just one letter has laughed off suggestions she cheated. Caitlin Burke picked the seven-word, 27-letter phrase — “I’ve got a good feeling about this” — after selecting a lone letter “L”. US show host Pat Sajak was stunned, asking whether it…

The Goodies relaunch Funky Gibbon song to save the endangered ape

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By DAILY MAIL REPORTER The Goodies’ classic ode to the ape The Funky Gibbon is to be relaunched to raise cash to help protect the primate. Comedians Bill Oddie, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden originally scored a top ten hit with the novelty song in 1975. Now 25 years on, the track has been given a…

‘The Hangover’ star smokes pot on live TV

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The Hangover movie star Zach Galifianakis has shocked US audiences by smoking marijuana on live television. Galifianakis was appearing on Bill Maher’s HBO show Real Time to discuss Proposition 19, a new law being considered in California that would legalise marijuana. During the panel discussion the comedian said he thought people might be opposed to…

‘Time traveller’ caught at 1928 Chaplin film premiere

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For years, humans have wondered if time travel is a possibility – a possibility that’s caught the fancy of many a writer and theorist. But if vintage footage from a Charlie Chaplin film premiere is any indication, that fantasy may well have been actualised. Belfast filmmaker George Clarke, a keen collector of Charlie Chaplin memorabilia,…

Hiccup Girl, Jennifer Ann Mee, arrested for murder

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Floridians frequently become famous either for heinous crimes or odd achievements, like building the world’s largest rubber-band ball. Rarely, however, do they become famous for both. By The New York Times and The Associated Press Defendant Jennifer Ann Mee, standing at center, appears via video in court in Pinellas County Monday, Oct. 25, 2010 for…

From one pig — bacon and 184 other things – CNN.com

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How pig parts make the world turn STORY HIGHLIGHTS Dutch artist Christien Meindertsma catalogued all the uses to which one pig was put She found it was used in everything from toothpaste to dough improver The pig’s heart valves can save a life and its collagen can fill a wrinkle She says the project showed…