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  1. SiggyBrownie

    Who do you think you are?

    I recently got my Ancestry DNA results back. I knew I was Irish (hello red hair and freckles) but I had no idea how Irish I was also apparently I have some French in me. Has anyone else done this? Were you surprised at the results?
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    19 Confounding Discrepancies Between American English and British English

    As a lifelong Anglophile and a recent newcomer to London, I can understand America’s burgeoning love affair with British English. But even with the spike in usage of Britishisms, there are still a number of words and phrases that can baffle even the most pretentious BBC America fans. Next time...
  3. SiggyBrownie

    10 things America does so much worse than Europe

    The term “American exceptionalism” is often tossed around by politicians. Neocons, far-right Christian fundamentalists and members of the Republican Party in particular seem to hate it when anyone dares to suggest that some aspects of European life are superior to how we do things. But facts are...
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    We Asked British People How Much They Knew About The US

    We asked the 22 members of our London office: 1) Who is the current vice president of the United States? 2) Name three signatories of the Declaration of Independence. 3) Name any two of the five Great Lakes. 4) Identify a state from its outline. 5) What is a nickel? 6) Name an NHL team. Here...
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    British Using So Much Cocaine, It's Detectable In Their Water

    What goes up the chimney but down the drain? If you're a Brit, there's a good chance it's cocaine, according to a new study. Scientists from the Drinking Water Inspectorate tasked themselves with finding pharmaceutical compounds in Britain's water supply. They discovered traces of cocaine in...
  6. SiggyBrownie

    Christmas Songs

    It seems we haven't started a thread about Christmas songs yet this year so here goes.... [youtube=j9jbdgZidu8] [youtube=qTx-sdR6Yzk] [youtube=Ooc5eJc5SHA] [youtube=nZ6yQgBvuoI] [youtube=GcZAwoip5aY]
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    Viral Celebrity Kai the Hitchhiker Wanted for Murder

    Kai the hitchhiker, who captivated the Internet in February with an act of heroism and a contagiously entertaining local TV interview, is now a murder suspect in New Jersey. Union County law enforcement has issued an arrest warrant for him for the murder of Joseph Galfy, Jr., in Clark, N.J...
  8. SiggyBrownie

    Lawrence Okoye: 'No limits' on self

    Olympic discus finalist Lawrence Okoye has never played football, but after signing with the San Francisco 49ers, he said he thinks that through hard work he can make an impact in the NFL. The 49ers signed Okoye, 21, as an undrafted free agent and plan to train him to become a defensive...
  9. SiggyBrownie

    Look at this Instagram

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    Washington woman finds husband's other wife on Facebook

    SEATTLE (AP) – A corrections officer is facing bigamy charges after authorities said a Washington woman using Facebook discovered that she and a potential "friend" were married to him at the same time. According to charging documents filed Thursday, Alan L. O'Neill married a woman in 2001...
  11. SiggyBrownie

    Reasons My Son Is Crying

    One of the funniest sites I have seen in a while.
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    Man buys toy poodles, discovers they’re actually ferrets on steroids

    Gullible bargain hunters at Argentina's largest bazaar are forking out hundreds of dollars for what they think are gorgeous toy poodles, only to discover that their cute pooch is in fact a ferret pumped up on steroids. One retired man from Catamarca, duped by the knock-down price for a...
  13. SiggyBrownie

    Sports Supplement Linked to Cardiac Issues, Death

    The Army is investigating a popular workout booster ingredient called dimethylamylamine (DMAA) and its potential link to the deaths of two soldiers at US military bases. Americans spend more than $100 million a year on sports supplements containing DMAA, which is also known as “geranium extract”...
  14. SiggyBrownie

    Confirmed! Newfound Particle Is the Higgs

    A newfound particle discovered at the world's largest atom smasher last year is, indeed, the Higgs boson, the particle thought to give other matter its mass, scientists reported today (March 14) at the annual Rencontres de Moriond conference in Italy. Physicists announced on July 4, 2012, that...
  15. SiggyBrownie

    I have no idea why this works....but it does

    [youtube=5Lm1FL7gWl4] Oh, and good luck getting it out of your head.... :14:
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    ‘Dark patch’ visible in brain scans of killers and rapists, neurologist claims

    Can you spot evil in an X-ray? You can, at least according to a German scientist who claims an "evil patch" is visible in brain scans of criminals. Dr. Gerhard Roth, a neurologist and professor at the University of Bremen, told London's Daily Mail that he discovered a dark mass near the front...
  17. SiggyBrownie

    A meth lab was found in a porta-potty in the middle of a golf course

    There is absolutely nothing enjoyable about having to take a bathroom break in a porta-potty. They smell, they're dirty and you're either usually super hot or super cold while inside of one. But a porta-potty meth lab on a golf course? That isn't a thing, right?! Read more...
  18. SiggyBrownie

    The Oatmeal has done it again...

    What a fantastic comic....
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    Up to 80 percent of time spent online at work is ‘wasted,’ according to study

    Odds are, you’re reading this article when you’re supposed to be working. A new study from Kansas State University suggests that we spend even more time than previously thought aimlessly browsing the Internet during our office hours. “Cyberloafing” — wasting time at work online — takes up as...
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    The Astronomy Thread

    Astronomers have discovered a potential "rogue" alien planet wandering alone just 100 light-years from Earth, suggesting that such starless worlds may be extremely common across the galaxy. Read More: