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News: BBC News: Woman Blames Sat Nav for accident

July 13th, 2007

As I’m in the process of slowing shutting down other sites I’ve worked on (due to time constraints), I’m reposting them here. Here’s an article from the 12th of May 2007 from “Treble R News” which was going to be a Register-esque general news site.

“A 20 year old students car was wrecked by a train after she followed her sat nav system onto a railway track”, BBC News South West reports.
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News: Daily Mail: Bank Holiday Traffic

July 12th, 2007

As I’m in the process of slowing shutting down other sites I’ve worked on (due to time constraints), I’m reposting them here. Here’s an article from the 3rd of May 2007 from “Treble R News” which was going to be a Register-esque general news site.

The Daily Mail has got an exclusive for you today – the shocking news is that on this bank holiday there will be “mayhem on the roads” with big traffic jams expected.

The traffic on the M25 is meant to be a “congestion hotspot”.

Wow – thanks Daily Mail, you know, I wouldn’t have thought about the roads would be busy just before a bank holiday weekend and the M25 – knowing how quiet it is normally (yep, that’s sarcasm) – being a congestion hotspot!

Whale Meet Culture

May 28th, 2007

Following on from the previous Difference Between East And West post, the BBC News has an article about whale meat – cruelty and the kitchen and states “Whale meat was not everywhere…but in every city I visited I came across at least one restaurant which served it in some form.”

I must admit, I didn’t see anywhere offering whale meat when I was in Tokyo, but I wasn’t particularly looking. One of the journalists the author of the article talked to was an Austrlian where they slaughter around two million kangaroos every year: and the Austrialian journalist didn’t see anything wrong with that, but the slaughter of whales were a “barbaric cruelty”. The Japanese wouldn’t think about eating Dog – but Vietnamese people would think its ok, and in Peru they actually drink liquidated live frogs…

It’s amazing on the cultural differences that there exists just between the different style of foods. I’m actually against whale hunting myself – mainly because of the endangered level of some of them and the fact that it’s difficult to make a “clean kill” (it takes around 3 explosive bolts to kill a whale).

News: Best Headline Ever

May 13th, 2007

Thank you Ben Hammersely for point me towards The Best Headline Ever at Associated Press.
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News: Walking Speeds and me

May 2nd, 2007

The BBC has an article entitled “What walking speeds say about us” and it does hit home for me – every morning, I get infuratated by people just getting in my way when I want to get from A to B. Events such as people walking along and then suddenly stopping (usually by a bus shelter so you can’t easily walk around them), weaving from one side to another (so you can’t over take them) and other similar events (do you really need to stand 2 foot away from a shop door?) really gets my blood pressure going in the morning.

Meh!

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