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Rocket carrying Galileo navigation satellites gets lost

Launch celebrations for Europe’s Galileo satellites, built to compete with the US GPS system, have been cut short after the rocket carrying them started to head off course while flying over the M1, just north of Leicester’s Forest East services.

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Posted: Oct 24th, 2011
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87% of kids think ‘fucking caravan’ is correct expression

'tit' also rated quite highlyA survey of children who had been on long journeys in the family car has revealed that 87% of nine year olds think ‘fucking caravan’ is the correct technical expression. Over 80% also believed that ‘typical man’ and ‘useless woman’ were correct, although there was disagreement over whether taxi drivers or cyclists thought they owned the bleeding road.

While most respondents neither knew nor cared about the origin of the caravan description, a significant minority remembered being woken up by their parents’ activities while on caravan holidays when younger and attributed it to that.

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Posted: Jun 15th, 2010
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Latest Sat-Nav upgrade enables users to find themselves

it will also sort out neighbour disputes‘Drivers still insisting they know a better shortcut’

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Posted: Oct 22nd, 2009
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Man climbs Everest after refusing to stop and ask directions to Alton Towers

should have turned right at Hazel Grove‘Believed to be the first to complete the notoriously difficult ascent in Bermuda shorts and a 1.8 litre family saloon.’

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Posted: Oct 12th, 2009
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SatNav voice quits in the face of constant verbal abuse

‘Jane’, the well-spoken middle class English voice behind the satellite navigation system of insurance sales rep Darren Moss, has revealed that she has left Moss after constantly being told to ‘fuck off’ for just trying to do her job.

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Posted: Sep 19th, 2009
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