Trivial Diversions

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666 The Beast – ‘The Wickedest Man In The World’
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666 The Beast – ‘The Wickedest Man In The World’

1920s cult leader, black magician, drug and sex addict Aleister

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Grey Owl – The Indian Who Never Was
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Grey Owl – The Indian Who Never Was

Grey Owl toured the world, sharing his native wisdom in

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Old Age – Only For The Hard Core
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Old Age – Only For The Hard Core

Bette Davies said that old age is no place for

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The Lonely Heart Murders – Béla Kiss And “Mr Love”
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The Lonely Heart Murders – Béla Kiss And “Mr Love”

These poetry loving, smooth-talking ladies’ men would have got away

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Down With Love! 8 Rather Cheerful Break Up Songs
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Down With Love! 8 Rather Cheerful Break Up Songs

Never has the kiss-off been so happy – these joyful

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50 Shades Of Grey – A Surprisingly Interesting Color
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50 Shades Of Grey – A Surprisingly Interesting Color

Far from being a non-color, grey has surprising connotations in

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Retro Romance – The Art Of The Mix Tape
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Retro Romance – The Art Of The Mix Tape

In the 80s and 90s the romantic tool of choice

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Good Evening. Today There Is No News
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Good Evening. Today There Is No News

Stunned BBC Radio listeners heard the news anchor make this

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Big Boasts – Small Attractions
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Big Boasts – Small Attractions

The attractions make big boasts that their modest contents don’t

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The Men Who Broke The Bank At Monte Carlo
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The Men Who Broke The Bank At Monte Carlo

The debonair and devilish duo of Joseph Jagger and Charles

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The Wit of The Staircase – The Best Insult Generators On The Internet
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The Wit of The Staircase – The Best Insult Generators On The Internet

So you need a retort but lack inspiration? These sites

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Wise Words from Kurt Vonnegut
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Wise Words from Kurt Vonnegut

Vonnegut’s books show his satirical take on life’s wonder, coincidence,

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The Dalai Lama Was A Very Naughty Boy
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The Dalai Lama Was A Very Naughty Boy

The Dalai Lama has admitted to hitting a parrot and

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Big Hair v The United States – Silly Names, Serious Law
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Big Hair v The United States – Silly Names, Serious Law

Hamburger v Fry, State v Big Hair, Terrible v Terrible,

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Teddy Roosevelt’s White House Zoo
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Teddy Roosevelt’s White House Zoo

Everyone knows of his link to the Teddy bear, but

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American Pie – What Is It Really About?
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American Pie – What Is It Really About?

On February 3, 1959 Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The

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‘Grimm’ Fairy Tales: Sex, Cannibalism, Mutilation and Murder
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‘Grimm’ Fairy Tales: Sex, Cannibalism, Mutilation and Murder

I bet you think you know this story. You don’t.

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“Excuse bad writing I have my handcuffs on.” Letters of Billy The Kid
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“Excuse bad writing I have my handcuffs on.” Letters of Billy The Kid

The following extracts from the letters of Billy the Kid

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A Divine Spark? 4 Famous Epileptics
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A Divine Spark? 4 Famous Epileptics

Once known as the falling sickness, the Ancient Greeks saw

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Abraham Lincoln – Stand Up Comedian?
History

Abraham Lincoln – Stand Up Comedian?

Before fame as a lawyer and politician, Lincoln’s reputation was

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It’s Groundhog Day – But What Is It Really About?
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It’s Groundhog Day – But What Is It Really About?

Feb 2nd is Groundhog Day… Again! The time-warp-love-plot has been

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Books – 14 Of The Strangest Narrators You Will Ever Read
Books

Books – 14 Of The Strangest Narrators You Will Ever Read

These books hold your attention with their strikingly unusual points

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Presidents Who Literally Got Away With Murder
History

Presidents Who Literally Got Away With Murder

We all know Vice-President Dick Cheney accidentally shot a man.

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Dark Secrets Of The Fab Four
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Dark Secrets Of The Fab Four

Beatlemania hit the USA 50 years ago. Soon came scandal

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The Lord of the Flies and The Robber’s Cave Experiment
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The Lord of the Flies and The Robber’s Cave Experiment

Did you know that the same year cult novel Lord