Alcohol consumption by country

Alcohol consumption by country

LUXEMBOURG glugs more than 15.5 litres of alcohol per person in a year, more than any other country. One explanation is that the duty on alcohol is relatively cheap in the tiny nation, encouraging booze tourism from its more heavily taxed neighbours. No such explanation for the Irish, however, who quaff 13.7 litres a year,(…)

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House protects public broadcasting funding

House protects public broadcasting funding

Photo: KimTheWolf From CNN: The House on Wednesday evening overwhelmingly rejected President Bush's plan to eliminate the $420 million federal subsidy for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The 357-72 vote demonstrated the enduring political strength of public broadcasting. The outcome was never in doubt, unlike a fight two years ago when Republicans tried but failed(…)

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What’s wrong with this picture?

What’s wrong with this picture?

This Brazilian model “lost” her belly button as the Playboy magazine editors were retouching her body curves. The mistake went unnoticed, and the magazine sold 605,000 copies that month… lots of readers got pissed off when they realized they were wasting money on fake pictures. Found at Bits and Pieces

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Happy Birthday Billy Connelly! 67?

“Can I have more butter in my bucket?” Real fans of Billy will thoroughly enjoy this early documentry: Billy Connolly was, in the 1970s, a sort of Scottish Lenny Bruce, who, with devastating humour, sliced through the hypocrisies he perceived. This 1976 documentary follows the singer-comic during his 1975 Irish tour. Made in a cinema(…)

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Lady Bird Johnson, former first lady, dies

Lady Bird Johnson, former first lady, dies

From Yahoo: AUSTIN, Texas – Lady Bird Johnson, the former first lady who championed conservation and worked tenaciously for the political career of her husband, Lyndon B. Johnson, died Wednesday, a family spokeswoman said. She was 94. Johnson, who suffered a stroke in 2002 that affected her ability to speak, returned home late last month(…)

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