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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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BurritoEater.com — One guy eats at and revues San Francisco burrito shops. 502 to date

BurritoEater.com — One guy eats at and revues San Francisco burrito shops. 502 to date

Burritoeater.com aims to be the Web’s most complete source of information on San Francisco taquerias – where they’re located, what they look like, if they’re open late, whether they serve breakfast, what the SF Department of Public Health says about them, which ones double as cell phone retailers, etc. etc. And while we realize that(…)

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Runaway wrecking ball or Pennsylvanian bowling?

Runaway wrecking ball or Pennsylvanian bowling?

Motorists were lucky to survive after a 560 kilogram wrecking ball broke loose from a crane and slammed into numerous cars. The incident in Meadville, Pennsylvania yesterday saw the huge ball fly off a crane on the campus of Allegheny College and roll down North Main Street like a monster pinball. It came to a(…)

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Italy seizes $135B of US bonds from two Japanese nationals

Italy seizes $135B of US bonds from two Japanese nationals

From International Business Times: Two Japanese citizens carrying $134 billion worth of U.S. bonds were detained last week by Italy’s financial police at Chiasso (40km from Milan) on the border between Italy and Switzerland, an Italian daily said Wednesday. According to the report, they include 249 U.S. Treasury bonds each worth $500 million, plus 10(…)

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Curate trades calling for magic career

Curate trades calling for magic career

A curate has done a disappearing act from a church – to become a full-time magician. The Rev Mark Townsend turned down the chance to become vicar of a parish and has converted to conjuring. The 40-year-old said he still had faith and wanted to use magic to touch people’s ‘spiritual side’ – but insisted(…)

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Double-decker bus driven around London with guerilla graffit

Double-decker bus driven around London with guerilla graffit

Vandals’ cruel handiwork went unseen at Wood Green bus depot as it was not visible at street level. From The Sun:  A DOUBLE-decker is driven through London’s streets yesterday — carrying an obscene jibe about Mayor Ken Livingstone on its roof. Office staff roared with laugher on reading “Livingstone is a c***!” in 3ft-high letters.(…)

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Angry Argentine commuters torch train in rush hour

Angry Argentine commuters torch train in rush hour

Who hasn't felt like doing this: BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Furious rail commuters in Argentina set fire to a train on Thursday in anger over delays during the morning rush hour. Television images showed black smoke and flames engulfing the train at the station of Merlo, in the western suburbs of the capital, Buenos Aires.(…)

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