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Tiocfaidh ar latte: Adams raises eyebrows with teddy bear tweets - Independent.ie

Tiocfaidh ar latte: Adams raises eyebrows with teddy bear tweets - Independent.ie | RandomClaims | Scoop.it
SINN FEIN leader Gerry Adams's foray into social media is raising eyebrows in the Twittersphere with his bizarre posts outlining his relationship with a collection of cuddly toys.
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Does a ripe banana have more calories than an unripe banana? | Weight Loss Ladder

Does a ripe banana have more calories than an unripe banana? | Weight Loss Ladder | RandomClaims | Scoop.it
A ripe banana and an unripe banana contain the same calories, but your body uses more calories digesting the unripe banana
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“Bodies!! Sure I can’t even remember where I left my house keys most of the time.” Insists Adams

“Bodies!! Sure I can’t even remember where I left my house keys most of the time.” Insists Adams | RandomClaims | Scoop.it
SINN FEIN leader Gerry Adams said today he has no idea where the bodies of murdered IRA traitors were left buried, insisting that he can't even remember where he left his house keys most of the time.
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Self-parking feature on Mike's car malfunctions

Self-parking feature on Mike's car malfunctions | RandomClaims | Scoop.it
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Qatar removes Zidane headbutt statue

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A statue of French footballer Zinedine Zidane's infamous headbutt is removed from the Corniche in the Qatari capital weeks after being installed.
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Philly Fans Booing Santa Feature

Frank Olivo became a Philadelphia legend when he played Santa Claus at an Eagles game in 1968. As he walked across the field, the fans pelted him with snowba...
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Say what?! This elephant can speak Korean — out loud

Say what?! This elephant can speak Korean — out loud | RandomClaims | Scoop.it
A zoo elephant in South Korea, can speak Korean out loud, researchers say.
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A Galway man is renting out black bouncy castles for funerals

A Galway man is renting out black bouncy castles for funerals | RandomClaims | Scoop.it
As Calvin Harris and Kelis once (never) sang at a funeral, Bounce.
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What is s-o-c-k-s (socks) | SpanishDict Answers

What is s-o-c-k-s (socks) | SpanishDict Answers | RandomClaims | Scoop.it
There is a radio advertisement for a school in Boston, MA that teaches Spanish. "Learning Spanish is easy" they say. "For example, we use words like 'socks'." And then the announcer says S-0-C-K-S. As close as I can come this...
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It is what it is in Spanish ......

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Ortolan Bunting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Ortolan, or Ortolan Bunting (Emberiza hortulana) is a bird in the bunting family Emberizidae, a passerine family now separated by most modern authors from the finches, Fringillidae. The bird's common name is French, from the Latin hortulanus, the gardener bird, (from hortus, a garden).

A native of most European countries and western Asia, the Ortolan migrates in autumn to tropical Africa, returning at the end of April or beginning of May.[citation needed] Its distribution throughout its breeding range seems to be very local, and for this no obvious reason can be assigned. It was said in France to prefer wine-growing districts;[citation needed] but it certainly does not feed upon grapes, and is found equally in countries where vineyards are unknown. It reaches as far north as Scandinavia and beyond the Arctic Circle, frequenting cornfields and their neighbourhoods. It is an uncommon vagrant in spring and particularly autumn to the British Isles.

The Ortolan is 16 cm in length and weighs 20–25 grams (0.71–0.88 oz). In appearance and habits it much resembles its congener the Yellowhammer, but lacks the bright colouring of that species; the Ortolan's head, for instance, is greenish-grey, instead of a bright yellow. The somewhat monotonous[citation needed] song of the cock resembles that of the Yellowhammer.

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Neil Horan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cornelius "Neil" Horan, sometimes referred to as The Grand Prix Priest or The Dancing Priest (born 22 April 1947), is a laicized Irish Roman Catholic priest who is noted for his interference with the running of the 2003 British Grand Prix and the 2004 Summer Olympics men's marathon in order to promote his religious belief that the end of the world is near. He went on to appear on Britain's Got Talent in May 2009. He danced a soft jig on the show, received a standing ovation by the audience and was put through to the next round.[1] He did not make the live semi-finals.

The second of 13 children born to Catherine Kelly and John Horan, Horan is a native of Knockeenahone, Scartaglen in County Kerry. He currently lives in South London. Horan studied to be a priest at St Brendan’s College, Killarney and St Peter’s College in Wexford and was ordained in 1973. In 1974 he showed an interest in the Apostolic Fellowship of Christ and resigned from the priesthood, but later rejoined in 1980.

Horan became more interested in prophecy and published an electronic book, entitled A Glorious New World Very Soon to Come, that predicted the end of the world. He published another electronic booklet along similar lines entitled A Glorious New World. Other works include Christ Will Soon Take Power From All Governments. According to Horan, in the Second Coming of Christ, Jesus will rule the world from Jerusalem and there will be two classes of people, "immortal saints" who will rule a world government for a millennium from the religious city and "mortal citizens" who will become "adopted Jews" and live for 900 years.

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Riding the airwaves with Ireland’s finest broadcasting moments

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Pádraig Pearse’s pioneering morse code announcement, Twink in lingerie on the Late Late and Miley getting it on with Fidelma in Glenroe feature in Dave Kenny’s magic moments of Irish broadcasting.
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The Lime Shortage: Still Messing With Your Margarita

The Lime Shortage: Still Messing With Your Margarita | RandomClaims | Scoop.it
Several factors are straining lime production in Mexico, from heavy rains to a disease infecting trees. But criminal gangs are adding to the high prices by stealing from orchards and hijacking trucks.
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Living Ohio man ruled 'legally dead'

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A US man declared legally dead after he disappeared 27 years ago cannot now be declared officially alive, though he is in good health, a judge rules.
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Louis Killen obituary

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Member of the Clancy Brothers who was one of the great singers and influential figures of the British folk revival
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Microsoft iPhone parody: A fly on the wall in Cupertino

A fly on the wall in Cupertino Microsoft Parody - Credit: Microsoft - the parody still lives on! - Read More ► http://VaultFeed.com/a-fly-on-the-wall-in-cupe...
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Cellar doors

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This is a collection of words in various languages that appeal to me for their sound and/or meaning, or cellar door words.

Basque
- zarr
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See the Irish for jellyfish ......

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‘Hitler kettle’ sparks World War Brew

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A billboard promoting a kettle has sparked hundreds of complaints from members of the public over their belief it bares on uncanny resemblance to Adolf Hitler.
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Paddy Crerand's full blooded & furious dismissal of Ferguson rumours

Paddy Crerand's full blooded & furious dismissal of Ferguson rumours | RandomClaims | Scoop.it
Newstalk Breakfast's Oisin Langan got a forceful early morning education on the Ferguson situation
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Crerand is not first with the news ....... as suggested by Fergal

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The cake that looks like a Mondrian painting

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Could these sweets, inspired by great artists, be the perfect thing to round off a stylish dinner party?
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Battenburg meme continues ......

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