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Are vampires real? If so, is Harry Potter one?

Vampires are a very fashionable business at the moment, aren’t they? Some are glittery and aloof, others are hardcore killing machines. Yet none of these bear any resemblance to real vampires. The proper, old-school kind. I’ve no doubt that they are real.

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Posted by on September 1, 2010 in Silly, What?, Who?

 

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When and where did coat hangers originate?

Coat hangers are such a simple invention, yet so useful.  It’s hard to imagine a life without them.  But it’s also difficult to imagine early Neanderthal man hanging up his loincloth in the cave – so they must have been invented at some point after clothes, right?

In the first century, approximately 430AD or so, a fine gentleman named Attila was ruler of the Hunnic Empire and was bent on invading and pillaging Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 1, 2010 in When?, Where?, Who?

 

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