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Primary schools ‘completely unprepared’ for first generation of Baby Einsteins

non-Euclidean geometry proving to be a bit tough for the other 5-year-olds‘There’s no way we can deal with classroom after classroom of certifiable prodigies. We’re used to teaching basic literacy skills and colouring-in, not advanced calculus and the history of the Bauhaus.’

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Posted: Mar 17th, 2011
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UK disappointed to discover what ‘velodrome’ actually is

Crowds cheered as the ribbon was cut in East London today to mark the official opening of the 2012 Olympic Velodrome. However, the gathered dozens were soon left disenchanted upon discovering that a velodrome is just a curved track for people to ride bicycles as fast as they can.

The angry mob had no united view as to what they believed a velodrome was actually for, although a large majority did express the opinion that it involved futuristic men and women roller-blading and some sort of ultra-violence.

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Posted: Feb 23rd, 2011
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Top Gear controversy escalates as ‘deeply inoffensive’ off-air comments revealed

new Stig actually from just outside Acapulco Top Gear have apologised in a written statement signed by all three presenters and producers after supposedly ‘off air’ comments made during the segue from studio broadcasting to feature were transmitted live.

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Posted: Feb 2nd, 2011
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Mumsnet survey reveals undue parental anxiety mainly due to Mumsnet

Popular online support network Mumsnet has revealed that most parents feel unduly pressured to comply with the ‘model of perfect parenting’ as a result of reading Mumsnet.

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Posted: Jan 18th, 2011
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Blockbuster’s application for bankruptcy pending further proof of ID

‘We usually ask for at least three forms of ID,’ said a spokeswoman for the US Department of Commerce.

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Posted: Sep 23rd, 2010
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