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Did Hitler live to old age here in Argentina?, Eagle Eye

Did Hitler live to old age here in Argentina?

A warm welcome to the second edition of the Sun on Sunday. We at The Independent on Sunday intend to hold onto the new readers we have gained since the closure of the News of the World. But we welcome competition and a thousand flowers. And another rich source of Questions to Which the Answer is [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 4 March 2012 at 4:08 pm

Is Obama now so unpopular even this hopelessly gaffe-prone Mormon moneybags could topple him?, Eagle Eye

Is Obama now so unpopular even this hopelessly gaffe-prone Mormon moneybags could topple him?

Marvellous long-form Question to Which the Answer is No from the Daily Mail this morning. Number 761.
And a concise one, number 762, from Alexei Kapterev, as channelled by Martin Shovel, who answers it:
Has the written speech had its day?
Which also features Barack Obama, pictured here on the White House Flickr stream, signing an executive order [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 1 March 2012 at 9:35 pm

Is Tony Blair became a “Reptilian”?, Eagle Eye

Is Tony Blair became a “Reptilian”?

I forgot about this Question to Which the Answer is No in my last round-up. I put it on Twitter a week ago and there are still people referring to it and saying “I wouldn’t be surprised if he was”.
My numbering system is now like the neutrinos were, before they discovered that it was just [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 23 February 2012 at 11:10 am

Did Hitler father a lovechild?, Eagle Eye

Did Hitler father a lovechild?

A big thank-you to the Daily Mail sub-editors for converting a Daily Telegraph story, which resolutely avoided asking a Question to Which the Answer is No, into Number 757 in the world-famous series.
The Mail was kind enough to supply additional evidence in the form of photographs (right) that show conclusively that Hitler and M Loret had [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 18 February 2012 at 12:29 pm

Could Spider-Man become a reality?, Eagle Eye

Could Spider-Man become a reality?

Number 756 in the long-running series of Questions to Which the Answer is No. Possibly because Paul Dacre is up before the Leveson inquiry today, the staff have been more careful to switch the QTWTAIN-generator off at night recently.
Although we do approve of the Mail’s pedantically correct hyphenation and capitalisation of Spider-Man.
Thanks to George Margereson.
Meanwhile, [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 6 February 2012 at 2:47 pm

Would Labour have won in 2010 if Blair had still been leader?, Eagle Eye

Would Labour have won in 2010 if Blair had still been leader?

Peter Hain, asked number 383 in the famous series, gives an interesting answer in an interview with Progress.
Tony could still have probably in the 2010 election got us to be the biggest party. Now that’s quite a big statement to make because he was an unpopular prime minister when he left, mainly because of Iraq, but [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 26 January 2012 at 10:42 am

Is this life on Venus?, Eagle Eye

Is this life on Venus?

Number 753 in the most famous blog theme in the solar system, of Questions to Which the Answer is No, is asked by Daily Mail Online today.
Thanks to Seth Jacobson, who saw it first.
Number 752 was asked by Larry Elliott in the Guardian:
David Cameron, the new Edward Heath?
Meanwhile my colleague Matt Chorley found a 19-year-old [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 23 January 2012 at 2:52 pm

Thatcher: Blair in drag?, Eagle Eye

Thatcher: Blair in drag?

I have not reported on luvviedom’s Blair Hate Fest much recently, as the loopiness is abating. But Phyllida Lloyd, the director of The Iron Lady, provides a prize exhibit in the latest Attitude magazine. She says that Margaret Thatcher is “much more hated than Tony Blair, who caused the deaths of millions. Deaths!”
Previously in this [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 13 January 2012 at 10:18 am

Is Peppa Pig making toddlers naughty?, Eagle Eye

Is Peppa Pig making toddlers naughty?

The Daily Mail is trying too hard to attract my attention. No fewer than three Questions to Which the Answer is No this morning. The above is number 748 in my series.
Not really sure who Peppa Pig is, but I thought the NuLiebore PC police state gulag (contd p94) had deleted the word “naughty” from [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 9 January 2012 at 6:06 pm

Is a super-volcano just 390 miles from London about to erupt?, Eagle Eye

Is a super-volcano just 390 miles from London about to erupt?

My colleagues at Northcliffe House have left the Question to Which the Answer is No generator on over the bank holiday weekend. Start the year as you mean to go on, I say. Number 747* in the series.
This one has been done so well that the fine detail looks almost hand-made. The “390 miles from [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 2 January 2012 at 5:31 pm

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