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My Speedboat Is Stuck In The Sky

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If you’ve ever dropped a bowling ball on your winklepickers (while wearing them) or fallen down a flight of stairs, you will know that gravity is not always your friend.

Few are brave enough to challenge gravity to a fight, yet here are two quixotic heroes seeking vengeance for Newton’s bruised head. 

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An Idiot's Guide to Alchemy

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We are all familiar with the situation where friends are gathered around a dinner table and somebody asks ‘Who is your favourite alchemist?’.

You struggle to answer; then, desperate for a distraction from your ignorance, you throw a Brussels sprout across the room and shout ‘Look out – Halley’s Comet!’. As your fellow diners turn to look at the savoury missile, you duck under the table and leave the room on all fours, poorly concealed by the tablecloth.

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Reasons To Grow Swan-Feet, A Hummingbird Beak and A Second Face

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The human body is a reasonable design, but there’s always room for improvement; here are our suggestions for a human body that is perfectly adapted for the cocktail bar.

The Queue-Face Two-Face

(Known in the United States as the Bar Line Double-Face)

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