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Chimp show splits art world

An exhibition of paintings by ‘Daub Ya’, a 68 year old chimpanzee, has divided art critics after it went on show in a prestigious Texas gallery.

Daub Ya (real name George) began painting pictures of fellow animals he met from his time in the World Zoo, from where he was retired in 2008. Two portraits of bear friends, ‘Pooh-Tin’ and ‘Toh-Nee’ have drawn the most attention at the show, with one critic lauding them as ‘penetratingly accurate’, whilst most critics dismissed them as ‘risible’, ‘puerile’ and ‘utter shite’.

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Posted: Apr 7th, 2014
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‘Concussion not good for you’ discovery shocks scientists

NFL players wear their IQ on their shirtsSince 1920, thousands of American footballers haven taken part in an elaborate experiment to repeatedly ‘ram their heads together’ in the hope of generating an alternative source of energy.

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Posted: Sep 1st, 2013
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Liam Fox apologises for soundtrack to Afghan war

UK Defence Secretary Dr Liam Fox has been forced into an apology for the poor soundtrack to the current Afghan and Libyan conflicts. ‘People look back on the Vietnam war and remember the great soundtrack but forget all the bad stuff’ he explained. ‘One of the biggest problems faced by our forces today in Afghanistan and Libya is the low availability of good music.’

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Posted: May 28th, 2011
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Anyone who says ‘on a daily basis’ to be waterboarded on a daily basis

Under stringent new government regulations, anyone who says they do something ‘on a daily basis’ or ‘on a regular basis’ or on an anything-else basis is to be waterboarded on a daily basis until they learn to speak English and say ‘daily’ or ‘regularly’.

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Posted: Mar 18th, 2011
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U.S. re-starts secret testing of the word ‘nuke-u-lor’

Reports from monitoring stations have confirmed that the United States has restarted underground testing of the word ‘nuke-ulor’. The reports have been greeted with dismay by the international community. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon describing the move as ‘an act of harassment, but without the emphasis on the second syllable of harassment’. Monitoring stations have been [...]

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Posted: Feb 24th, 2011
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