A Brief History of Parliament

8th December 2017

The Houses of Parliament has a long and varied history spanning nearly 1000 years. From the Gunpowder Plot to the first televised House of Commons, many pivotal historical moments have taken place in or around this iconic building. Here is a timeline of Parliament, from the very beginning to the present day: 1045- Edward the […]

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We Found Santa!

6th December 2017

But he’s been dead for hundreds of years. Sorry kids. A bone fragment, which was supposedly St Nicholas, the inspiration for Father Christmas, has been carbon dated by the University of Oxford. The test found the relic dating way back to around 343AD, which was about the time St Nicholas was supposedly from. While it […]

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Thomas The Tank Engine but It’s Lit

6th December 2017

You ever wonder what would happen if Red Bull sponsored Thomas the Tank Engine? Well, I think we’ve found the next best thing. This video that shows off a Thomas track toy has gone viral this week for the right reasons. Thomas is pulling off some sick stunts and jumps before he backs up into […]

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Midweek Blues

6th December 2017

The Yogscast, founded in 2008, posted a couple of World of Warcraft and Minecraft videos and people ate it up. They garnered a following of over seven million people in the space of a few years, then something wonderful happened. They decided to do yearly, month-long scheduled streams in the month of December. Starting in […]

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John Cena, But It’s a Life Lesson

5th December 2017

We all know the man, the meme, the legend, that is John Cena. 16-time world champion in the WWE, he has headlined some of the organisations biggest events and is generally regarded as one of the most famous wrestlers ever. But I bet you’ve never done any research around the bloke right? So why is […]

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Have you seen the weather?

30th November 2017

Unless you don’t have Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Reddit, Yikyak or windows in your house, you’ll have, no doubt, noticed that it has been snowing recently. Almost as common as the posts proclaiming the breaking news of the snow are those irascibly condemning the former in as maliciously sarcastic a manner as possible. Even […]

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A week in mild amusement

26th November 2017

This week, notorious bad bloke and Saddam Hussein lookalike Mel Gibson weighed in on the Weinstein scandal that’s shaking Hollywood to its Zionistically infested core (at least, I assume that’s what he said). He reckons that the horrendous revelations are ultimately good for Hollywood and healthy for the industry’s future. While appreciating Mel needs a […]

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Russia is Weird

24th November 2017

Seriously, I know we’ve never talked about it before but Russia is incredibly odd. From the weird Slav culture to the obsession with Adidas and…well, Vladimir Putin’s annual calendar. The images they use of Putin are…suspect, to say the least. The greatest thing to come out of it would be this: Still makes me giggle. […]

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Pokemon vs Trump

24th November 2017

If you can’t beat ‘em, make memes out of ‘em. Or catch ‘em all. Can I stop using the abbreviation of ‘em now? The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a sight to behold. With the earliest footage coming from the 1930’s, it draws a massive crowd each year. Unsurprising, given the spectacle on show. Massive […]

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Where not to write

23rd November 2017

There are oceans of guidance advising budding writers on how to write. What I found as far more difficult, when starting out contributing to this site, was where to write. What environment best facilitates the birth of content? Surely just my bedroom is too pedestrian? I’m a writer now. I need a ‘space’. Here, I […]

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Disability History Month – What You Need To Know

21st November 2017

With so many month-long awareness campaigns throughout the year, it can often become easy to simply ignore all that is going on in the world. Yet one equality campaign aims to bring light to a marginalised group often left behind, both figuratively and literally, in intersectional activism discourses. UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) is an […]

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A Hard Learned Lesson for Zoella

20th November 2017

Celebrities and influential people in 2017 have to abide by a set of standards that did not exist a few years ago. The Internet remembers everything- the picture of you in your local newspaper from 2005, that rude tweet you made in 2008 and your weird Youtube channel that you keep forgetting to delete. The […]

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Robo Parkour

17th November 2017

Okay, this is some next level nerd stuff, so you might wanna go forth with caution. Boston Dynamics has managed to create a robot that can do flips. I’m talking sick backflips, front flips, cool parkour jumps, you name it. This just paves the way for these robots to become smarter and apparently more athletic […]

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Midweek Blues

15th November 2017

The team responsible for the friendship ruiner that is Cards Against Humanity have done it. Typically known for dumb stunts like mocking the super bowl and literally sending crap to their players, the team behind the infamous game have outdone themselves. If you were one of the people who donated $15 to their ‘Save America’ […]

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Exercising etiquette: The do’s and don’ts of the gym

15th November 2017

Perhaps you want to make friends, perhaps you want to command respect, perhaps you just don’t want to end up as the punch-line on some 15-year-old’s group chat. Whatever your desire, those of us fruitlessly grasping for self-improvement in the strip-lit temples of vanity we call gymnasiums must always be on the look out for […]

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Low Budget But Tasty Student Meals

15th November 2017

Six weeks into my second year at university, I am very quickly growing tired of cheesy pasta. To try and diversify my diet a little bit, I decided to browse the Internet to look for some cheap and easy but tasty-looking recipes. It turns out that my definition of ‘cheap and easy’ and BBC Good […]

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Basically.

13th November 2017

This is a short one but worth it. As you may know, the current POTUS is..well, a bit of a tool. Crass, sexist, closeted racist and possibly the worst of the worst when it comes to the ‘elite’ of the world. Well, just wanted to share this little gem Georgia journalist Rosalind Bentley shared with […]

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Twitter Calls To Remove Apu From The Simpsons

12th November 2017

After news broke out a few months ago that comedian Hari Kondabolu is making a documentary about Apu from the Simpsons, the debate about whether the character is racist or not has been ongoing. In the trailer, Kondabolu briefly explains why he believes Apu has been harmful to South Asians in America and the Apu […]

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Please No, Twitter.

8th November 2017

Twitter plans to increase the number of characters in tweets from 140 to 280 for most of its users very soon. This is in response to the criticism that it wasn’t easy enough to tweet, which came about in September. A test was done with a small group of people, where only 5% sent tweets […]

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Midweek Blues

8th November 2017

We love her. Beloved singer and songwriter Sia, who wrote such bangers as Elastic Heart and The Greatest was almost at the end of a scandal this week, but she responded to it like the absolute queen she is. Famously reclusive, she published a nude snap of herself, after it was revealed that someone else […]

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Twitter Accused of Bi-erasure

7th November 2017

Twitter has been criticised for failing to show anything under the hashtag bisexual. Some are calling it ‘bi-erasure’, considering there are still images and tweets for ‘lesbian’ and ‘gay’ tags. Twitter has said that there was no ‘erasure’ but there was simply an error with the system that has now been resolved. Confirming that if […]

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People Really Like Stranger Things

3rd November 2017

The second season of Stranger Things was released only last week and has already been watched by one-third of Netflix’s subscribers. The show’s premiere averaged around 16 million views during the first three days it was available. Nielsen, the company that tracks this kind of thing, also estimated that 361,000 people watched the entire season […]

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Movies (And Other Stuff) This Month

3rd November 2017

Wow, November already? Look, considering there are only one or two movies coming out this month worth mentioning, we’re going to pad the article a bit with some other stuff. Movies first though, but while the pickings may be slim, hopefully, this should help with the weight of things. While the newest Thor may have […]

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Dogs Only Do Puppy Eyes For Humans

1st November 2017

Only heartless people can resist giving in to a dog when it gives you that cute, wide-eyed look. They look so hopeful and loving that you just have to give them a little bit of what you’re eating. A new study has shown that dogs don’t naturally do the puppy eyes- they only do that […]

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Midweek Blues

1st November 2017

Men are essentially clueless when it comes to the female body. Whether it be things like periods, to something as simple as what it’s actually like to have breasts. Companies sell products by using them, the music industry profits from parading them around like objects. So, what would it be like to actually…have a pair […]

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Right Side, Wrong Bed

31st October 2017

We’ve all been here. We got maybe a tad too merry and ended up kipping over at a friend’s house, it happens okay? Who hasn’t slept top and tail, or slept on a floor with naught but a coat for a blanket? Well, I think this story really takes that to a whole new level. […]

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5 Most Savage Sweets “Tricks” To Do This Halloween

30th October 2017

Halloween is the best holiday of the year- it combines sweets and dressing up with scary movies and pranks. If you’re hosting a Halloween party or staying at home answering the door to trick-or-treaters, why not liven things up with a few of these food pranks? You’ll most likely end up with eggs thrown off […]

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Engineer Fired Over Leak

30th October 2017

Apple has reportedly fired an engineer after his daughter posted a video with the iPhone X before its official launch. The YouTube video was shot on the Apple campus in September when the young women went to meet her father for lunch. The video was shared quite publicly before being picked up by news sites […]

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All Work No Play

30th October 2017

Gets you fired apparently. ‘Jean P’ was sacked from his position at Lidl in Barcelona for ‘working too hard’. He arrived at the store by 5 am every day, but according to bosses, this was in breach of Lidl’s rules banning unpaid overtime. An employment court recently heard that Lidl admitted to never instructing Jean […]

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You People Wait for This?

29th October 2017

Couples vary from person to person. Obviously. There are a bunch of stereotypes when it comes down to it. You have the PDA ones, the annoying ones, the party ones, the chill ones and the weird ones. But there’s an unwritten rule when it comes to relationships. The fart barrier. Much like eating like a […]

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Bloody and Gruesome Chess Related Deaths

29th October 2017

Known as the ‘Game of Kings’, chess is a centuries-old game of strategy and sacrifice played by nobles, scholars and royalty since the 6th century.  As any chess player knows, every game requires endless patience and forward planning. Sometimes when things don’t go your way, it can become quite infuriating. Over the last few centuries, […]

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That is One Spooky Baby

29th October 2017

How bad could this be? Soon-to-be mother, Sharni Turner, from the land down under, realised she was carrying the anti-Christ in her womb the other day when she went for an ultra-sound. The technician she was with asked her if she wanted to see a frontal scan of her baby’s face. Little did she know […]

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I Knew It

27th October 2017

It’s common knowledge that not exercising is bad. Even something as simple as going for a walk or a run once and a while can significantly increase your overall health. But the opposite may be just as bad. It turns out, exercising too much can be worse for your heart than not exercising at all. […]

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He’s Not Wrong?

26th October 2017

Trump is probably one of the most egotistical, incomprehensibly stupid, most powerful men in the world. He believes he has done more for the US in the short months he’s been the POTUS than any other has, ever. Obviously, these claims are absolute tosh, having been debunked by numerous sources, and the fact the guy […]

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Midweek Blues

25th October 2017

It’s the little things. 17-year-old Rio Smith, from Methil Scotland, has gone viral after uploading a very short video to Twitter. Posted last week, Smith revealed that the video was of her grandparents waving to her on the bus to work. Every morning my Gran or Grandad stand outside and wave to me when am […]

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‘Aving a Giggle

24th October 2017

In the midst of all the utter drivel, we seem to be drip fed daily about America and how rapidly it’s sinking down a plughole of racism and ignorance, it’s nice to see something redeeming, especially from former presidents. At a recent hurricane relief concert, all living former presidents were under the same roof. Barack […]

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Picture of a Liar

20th October 2017

Must be nice being trapped in your own ego. So, wrapped up in your own lies you have no concept of knowing what truth is. Either that or you’re just really stupid. The French impressionist painting is known as Renoir’s Two Sisters (On the Terrace) is currently hanging in the Art Institute of Chicago, where […]

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Social Media Justice

20th October 2017

Picture this. You’re on the run for drink-driving and assault. But you love the game. Like Hannibal or Moriarty, you are one of the greatest criminal masterminds on Earth. You love the chase before the catch. So, what do you do? You set the local police force a challenge on Facebook. Michael Zaydel promised to […]

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(Really Late) Midweek Blues

20th October 2017

I think the internet may be right here. In a video clip with the POTUS that circulated around twitter yesterday, many reporters and people are asking one thing. Are you sure that was Melania? This is not Melania. To think they would go this far & try & make us think its her on TV […]

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Anti-Slavery Day: It’s Still an Issue

19th October 2017

I’m sure like many of you, we like to think such archaic and horrible practices like slavery are a thing of the past. That there is no way people could be that low to enslave other human beings. Well, sadly, you’d be wrong. Yesterday, as some of you may know was National Anti-Slavery day. A day where […]

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Anne Frank Diary Illustrated

12th October 2017

One of the most read books in the world has been made into a comic-book format, visualising what the young girl must have gone through all those years ago. The diary, which Anne Frank nicknamed Kitty, has been given a splash of colour by the creators of Oscar-nominated animation Waltz with Bashir, with an animated […]

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Midweek Blues

11th October 2017

So sometimes we cover stuff that’s heart-warming or has a real meaning to it. But then there are the times where we just get silly and look at something weird. This is one of the weird ones. Take, for example, this muscle boy. The most muscular kangaroo ever to be photographed (probably), in Boodjidup Creek, […]

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Un-bear-ably Comfy

11th October 2017

There’s nothing quite like lounging around on your sofa after a long day, or just because you’re lazy and you need a food nap. On a garbage dump visit (because that’s apparently something Canadians do), nurse Mandy Stantic noticed a black bear just chilling on an abandoned sofa. Man does he look like a comfy […]

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Marvel Almost Messed Up

10th October 2017

Marvel, movie and comic-book giant, almost made a mistake the other day, by announcing they would ‘join forces’ with Northrop Grumman, a US arms manufacturer. They announced the partnership on Friday, but have subsequently ended it after criticism from fans. It was suggested that the collaboration profited from war. The manufacturer makes military and aerospace […]

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Straight Outta Skull Island

9th October 2017

Seriously, this thing looks like it could fight King Kong. If he were a little smaller. A security guard in Indonesia has reportedly survived an attack from the largest python ever recorded. The creature was 23-foot long and was blocking a road on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Robert Nababan, the guard in question, ‘tried […]

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Instagram Polls Aren’t Anonymous

6th October 2017

This is a PSA. Instagram has been under fire after adding a feature that shows how people have voted on the newest ‘story polls’. Users can use a poll when uploading a story and can now see what their followers choose. Most users didn’t realise that these votes weren’t anonymous. Instagram has said that their […]

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Infamous Trump Tape Played in Protest

6th October 2017

That tape, the one that caused so much fuss about a year ago and incidentally did nothing to hinder Trump’s ascension to POTUS status, is to be played on loop outside the White House. For 12 hours. If you’ve no idea what we’re on about, in the infamous video, our dear POTUS said: ‘You know, […]

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We’re a Hive Mind

5th October 2017

Theresa May’s most recent conference was interrupted by a prankster. We all giggled when it was. Then we learned it was Lee Nelson. Cue eye roll from everyone. The prankster’s P45, found by May’s lectern pic.twitter.com/RNVcqY9jXj — Robert Peston (@Peston) October 4, 2017 The ‘comedian’ Simon Brodkin did a show in 2010, called Lee Nelson’s […]

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Midweek Blues

5th October 2017

Yo, you ever want to just see some buildings duke it out in a Twitter war? Yeah, that happened this week. On October 2nd, it was World Architecture Day, with numerous people around the world sharing photos of some cool looking buildings. From Edinburgh to India, people really like buildings. Architecture is a visual art […]

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Sit Down Bobby

4th October 2017

Recently we ran a story about international artist BoB, wanting to prove once and for all that the Earth was indeed flat. The cities in the background are approx. 16miles apart… where is the curve ? please explain this pic.twitter.com/YCJVBdOWX7 — B.o.B (@bobatl) January 25, 2016 Well, now actual astronauts have weighed in. The very […]

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