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Roll up, roll up! Once more, it’s time to dive headfirst into the futuristic world of the Independent’s stats servers and rescue our weekly list of the most popular blog posts. It’s like Tron in there, but with more Larry Ryan and less Jeff Bridges.
1. ‘Bush is a murderer’, ‘Pele is gay’, and Platini is, [...]
Obama is exactly what you wanted—a smart, but culturally middle of the road black guy who won’t do anything to scare you or your friends.
According to the Associated Press in New York, the decision that will pave the way for the erection of a Mosque and Islamic Community Centre two blocks from ground zero will face a court challenge this week. The battle to erect the building gained some momentum yesterday when the conservation group surveying the planning approval [...]
The 39th meeting of the Council of the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR) was overshadowed by the dispute engulfing two South American neighbours.
The unlikely site of a chicken dashing through city streets and hurtling through the air isn’t exactly the most auspicious of beginnings, but said chicken’s exploits do provide a vehicle by which the daily struggles of Albion’s citizens can be witnessed.
Getting clean is much easier said than done. The term, usually used with reference to coming off drugs or alcohol, could also be used to describe recovery from an Eating Disorder – a process of leaving something so damaging behind, despite feeling as though you have nothing left without it. Although Anorexia is an illness, [...]
It’s a bit of a pity the general public don’t take more notice of the surveys the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply conduct of managers at the “sharp end” of business (more on the PMI decline here). For, unlike most economic predictions, they have an almost uncanny ability to predict what will be happening [...]
Among the various scams and plans to save the music industry, or at least salvage enough from it so that we get music to listen to, and musicians get to eat, is this one – that has the bonus of building charitable donations into its system.
Indmill (not hard to guess what kind of music it’s [...]
Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry consisting of 17 syllables (or moras) in three lines of 5,7 and 5. Poetry lovers reading this will no doubt conjure quotes from Bashō and enjoy quibbling as to whether “syllable” in English is the correct translation of an “on.”
But now there is plenty more to be quibbled [...]
It seems as if Tokyo is having a real problem keeping track of its older inhabitants. Just days after it was found that Sogen Kato, the person believed to be the oldest man in the city, had actually been dead for three decades, it has now been revealed that the capital’s oldest listed resident is missing.
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