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by Asa Butcher
2007-03-11 09:56:58
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Finns are the world's leading coffee drinkers. Annually, Finns consume on average 9.8 kilos of coffee.

Quantity over quality.


The US is switching to daylight saving time three weeks earlier than usual to try to cut fuel consumption.

It might make a difference if they rolled the clocks back 15 years.


Michael Jackson dropped by a US airbase during his tour of Tokyo, meeting thousands of troops and their families.

I wonder what the army did to boost morale after he left.


A nutrient in cocoa called epicatechin appears to lower the risk of four common killer diseases, work suggests.

Another great excuse to over indulge in chocolate eggs this Easter.


A drug treatment centre in California is suing Courtney Love over an alleged unpaid bill.

She probably didn’t pay for the use of the room’s mini bar.


The Finnish passenger ferry Silja Serenade avoided a collision with a freighter Friday morning in the Baltic Sea.

I can never understand how these things can happen in an age of radar and technology. I guess they are all still operated by humans!


The lead singer with US band Boston has been found dead at his home. Brad Delp, who was 55, sang the vocals on a string of mainstream rock hits from the 1970s, including More Than a Feeling and Long Time.

His power ballads will live on forever on Driving Rock albums everywhere.


The launch of the British military's Skynet 5 satellite has been postponed due to a last-minute technical glitch.

Millions of pounds and they use the word ‘glitch’. Just love it!


The brain does register subliminal images even if a person is unaware they have seen them, UK researchers report.

Err, isn’t that why they are called subliminal…


Membership of the world's billionaire club has swelled to almost 1,000, while members' net worth has risen by 35% on last year, according to Forbes.

Membership of the world’s poverty group drops everyday.


Sixteen US cities named Springfield have been asked to compete to host the premiere of The Simpsons Movie in July.

None in Finland though.


Absolut vodka's maker is being eyed by three of the world's top spirit makers, the Swedish government says.

Is the state-owned Vin & Sprit on the rocks?


A Microsoft lawyer this week accused Google of "systematically violating copyright" with its plans to scan millions of books and journals from libraries around the world and make them available online. But Google argues its plans are legal.

Three words. Pot. Kettle. Black.


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Thanos2007-03-11 10:40:48
"I wonder what the army did to boost morale after he left." I just loved this comment about M.J.

by2007-03-11 22:24:53
"....Subliminal message"

Yeah, another good one.

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