Yup, they’ve done it again: readers participation @ BBC in combination with the (in)famous British Humour.
Your unusual town names
The towns Dull in Perthshire, UK and Boring in Oregon, US recently paired up in a drive to improve tourism. In response the BBC-Magazine asked people for their pictures and recollections of unusually named towns. Here is a selection
Les Arses in Switzerland (C) – BBC
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The 19th Century box contains a crucifix, pistol, wooden stakes and mallet, as well as glass bottles containing holy water, holy earth and garlic paste.The box was left to a Yorkshire woman in her uncle’s will.Oonagh Drage of Tennants Auctioneers in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, said she had not seen anything like it before.Ms Drage said the kit was probably made in the late 1800s and was possibly inspired by the popularity of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula.”It’s probably a novelty thing. It’s playing to people’s superstitions.”
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….I guess they were mad…or stoned…or mad AND stoned!
Past week I visited Mannheim, the city with the quadratic city centre (thanks to Frederick IV). Main goal was the exhibition “Schädelkult” in the REM-Museum.
But I didn’t want to withhold a few pics from Mannheim itself, so here they are
Individuals were tested for memory, vocabulary and aural and visual comprehension skills
The brain’s ability to function can start to deteriorate as early as 45, suggests a study in the British Medical Journal.
University College London researchers found a 3.6% decline in mental reasoning in women and men aged 45-49.
They assessed the memory, vocabulary and comprehension skills of 7,000 men and women aged 45 to 70 over 10 years.
[BBC-article here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-16425522]
Nou, mooi is dat……
Mijn favoriete vraag uit de onderstaande clip:
“Heb je een open haard? Ik krijg plots een visie van een open haard.”
Alleen vraag ik me af wie nou wie belachelijk maakt hier…. 😉
What happens when you let Quentin Tarantino make a re-make of the classic Hausu?
You end up with:
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