An element of atomic number 118, provisional name ununoctium, has been made by collaborating American and Russian nuclear researchers based at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California and the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) at Dubna, north of Moscow. Three of the atoms were detected when high-speed calcium atoms were smashed into a target made from californium.
REDISCOVERED QUOTE OF THE MONTH
"Thou art the man!"
The most popular suggestion for a new law to go into the next Queen's Speech is one requiring labour MPs to wear an Islamic-style veil until they acquire a sense of decency.
Derision is the only possible response
Gone, but still raking it in!
Apparently, Stockport Council's Trading Standards Department no longer handles complaints about local rogue traders which raises the question of what it's for; apart from to offer public sector jobs with a rosy pension to a favoured few at no benefit to Stockport's Council Tax payers.
Sunday, 15th Romiley's roadside barbeque?
Salford council is to be prosecuted for extortion after a failed attempt to screw a £60 parking penalty out of a motorist. He parked in a gap in a set of yellow lines. So a council workman painted lines up to the car's wheels, then he lay down beside the car [left] and painted under the car to complete the yellow lines. and make the car look as if it were illegally parked. As a follow-up, a parking warden slapped a ticket on the car.
U R wot U txt
No bites but maybe the odd ruptured spleen?
Nice work if you can get it!
The man who hauled typesetting into the computer age has died at 72. A research engineer with a background in mathematics and physics, he was a pioneer of the concept that once data has been keyed into a computer memory, it should be in a form which can be reorganized as required and never need re-keying ever again.
A rising snooker star, who had established a reputation for comeback wins, has died at 27. He won his first major title, the Welsh Open, at the age of 19, and he was known equally for his cheerful attitude to life and his weird hairstyles. He will be remembered for his victories in the snooker Masters in 2001, 2002 & 2004, all of which involved coming back from a deficit of 4 or 5 frames.
Largely unknown in Britain (except to baseball fans), a pitcher for the Yankees has died at 34 after crashing his light aircraft into a 50-storey apartment block near E. 72nd & York in New York and achieving world-wide notoriety. His flying instructor also perished. What Mr. Lidle was doing, larking about in restricted airspace, has yet to be revealed.
The creator of Fred Flintstone had died at 94. He joined Walt Disney's studio in 1930 and eventually became lead animator for Hanna-Barbera, where he did his best work. The Flintstones was a hit from its first showing in 1960. Mr. Benedict's other creations included the equally popular Yogi Bear as well as the Jetsons and Huckleberry Hound.
If the NHS cuts the wrong leg off, the technical terms is 'wrong site surgery'. We just thought our readers would like to know this.
Garden decking is providing an ideal habitat for rats and other disease-spreading vermin. Which means extra business for DIY stores. After making a mint out of the decking, they can also extract a few bob more for rat poison and traps!
Mobile phones are okay Official!
We are seeking nominations for the biggest political piss-take of all time. For our part, we can't get past David Steele telling the Liberal conference to go home and prepare for government. It's even better than Harold Wilson's tale about devaluation not affecting 'the pound in your pocket'.
New ability legislation came into force on the first of this month. In addition to sex, race and all the others, employers will no longer be able to select recruits on the basis of ability to do the job.
Mucky weather down south
Same rip-off, different alibi
Words of the 21st Century
Insecurities of the 21st Century
WARNING this card will damage your wealth!
Tax the Polluter what's that all about?
JOKES OF THE MONTH
1. "There's a little nip in the air, as they said when they hanged the Japanese criminal."
Telecoms giant ntl is 'improving' its service to customers in October by abolishing its "3-2-1" call plan, which offered cheaper phone calls at weekends and evenings. As a result, evening calls will cost 50% more and the price of a weekend phone call will triple. Worse, the rates for 0845 and 0870 calls are also going up by a massive 25%. The price rises are thought to have been triggered by the current broadband war, which is slicing into the profits of the major telecoms suppliers.
"You know the definition of politics? Well, 'poli' means more than one and 'tics' are blood-sucking parasites.
If Moslems were a bit more laid back, they'd have a quieter life. In fact, they might even end up complaining that the West is ignoring them. But as things stand, there will always be people who can't resist winding up humourless fanatics, even if a lot of them are homicidal, suicidal maniacs.
Members of the British government [and we all know who they are] have been cosying up to the Internet gambling companies over the last 2 years because it is corrupt blair labour policy to make Britain the online gambling capital of the world.
The government says biometric ID cards will cost £5.4 billion over 10 years. corrupt blair labour also said the Millennium Dome would cost £40 million but spent £800 million on it.
"That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."
The government is encouraging the campaign to make darts an Olympic sport for the 2012 Games. The thinking behind the move is grounded in pure practicality. Most Olympic sports need vastly expensive facilities, most of which turn into white elephants if they ever get built. But darts is a pub game, and there are lots of pubs already in London!
The organizers of the 2012 London Olympics are under fire for signing up McDonald's as a sponsor at a time when Britain is a shoo-in for gold medals in any fatness events.
World Champion again
Congrats! to Fernando Alonso for becoming the youngest Formula One competitor to win consecutive championships. A second place in Brazil, the final Grand Prix of the season, was enough to give him the title; and also hand the constructors' championship to Renault.
A Turk who didn't want to live in a Moslem country any longer successfully hijacked a TA flight from Tirana, Albania, to Istanbul by strolling into the cockpit and telling the pilot a silly story. The door was open so that drinks could be served to the crew. Hakan Ekinci announced that he had accomplices and they would blow the plane up if it didn't fly to Rome. The aircraft was diverted to Brindisi in southern Italy, where Mr. Ekinci, a convert to Christianity, said he was sorry but he wanted to claim political asylum and there was no gang and no bomb.
Not paying attention?
Everybody take one step to the left!
President Dubya Bush was hoping to blow $20 million of taxpayers' cash on a 'Victory In Iraq' party in Washington this year. The appropriation, which was steam-rollered through the US Congress by the Republican party, has been quietly rolled over to 2007; and the expectation is that it will keep on rolling down the years until someone blags the cash for something else.
Yeah, like that's true!
You can have anything you want except what you really want
The up-side of genocide
President Dubya Bush, America's warmongers, and our present temporary prime minister and his corrupt blair labour colleagues have helped to kill 2.5% of the Iraqi population since 2003, according to a study led by Johns Hopkins University.
corrupt blair labour has opened a new front in its War Against Truth. The target is General Sir Richard Dunnatt, the new head of the British army, who dared to say the overstretched British army needs to be out of Iraq 'soon' as its presence is now doing more harm than good.
Halloween pumpkins are in short supply in most of the United States of America. Adverse weather lots of rain and then a drought devastated the main growing areas in Massachusetts and New England and this year's wholesale prices are double last year's.
Big Bang Big Prize
Deutsch Über Alles!
Scottish Scroungers Sabotaged
A bogus American landmark
Crime gang link ditched
Breaking the habit
No Bowling By Order!
Offensive but not belittling
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