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Queen Victoria’s Undies Sold at Auction

These are strange times in British culture, what with all the Wills-and-Kate worship set against the backdrop of turmoil over austerity measures and a faltering economy, plus the recent news that the terms of Old Blighty’s outworn monarchical system are being updated to pander slightly less blatantly to the old boy’s club.  (more)

Posted on Nov 1, 2011 READ MORE



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10 Funniest Jokes From the Fringe

The world’s largest arts festival, Edinburgh’s Fringe, is best known for comedy. British humor isn’t for everyone, but if it’s your cup of tea you’ll find this year’s best jokes, as selected by a UKTV channel and the public, after the jump.

Posted on Aug 25, 2011 READ MORE


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UK Science Squad Hoping to Make Blood

In a bid to create a vast reserve of universally acceptable O-negative blood, a team of Scottish scientists is heading up a research project that aims to produce synthetic blood from embryonic stem cells.

Posted on Mar 23, 2009 READ MORE


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‘Jihad The Musical’ Hits Edinburgh Stage

You’ve heard the hype, now see the show—or at least its standout number, if you’re not currently in Edinburgh, Scotland.  Here, we present footage of foolhardy star Sorab Wadia as self-styled megalomaniac Hussein Al Mansour, singing “I Wanna Be Like Osama” in “Jihad The Musical,” playing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival until the last week of August. 

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No Sacred Cows at Edinburgh Fringe

Tales of Mary Magdalene and a 21st-century stripper hooked on heroin; Jesus Christ doing time at Guantanamo for aspiring to be a martyr; they’re just a few of the plays taking place at the Scottish festival.

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