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    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2014 edited
    It's a brand new year for news, so a brand new thread for news is in order.

    Quoth Overlord Si:

    One of my greatest aims is to make Whitechapel a nexus for Desirable Information.

    Memes, virals, that which makes you laugh, that which makes your bowels weep; anything found or scavenged online which has no informative value: that stuff will continue to go in “Around The Net.” I’ll be updating that once every four weeks too.

    This…? This is for everything else.

    News Stories. Mad Science. Horrific Nature. Metaphysical madness.

    Here is where we gorge ourselves on the creamy clostrum of Information. Here is where we nuzzle at the red-raw teat of the Up-To-Date Dataweb. Bring me the light of your Weird Wisdom and your New News.

    (Anything of particular interest, go ahead and create new threads in this category to delve deeper.)
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    Straddling the line between Newstrange & Around The Net... King Tut's Mummified Erect Penis May Point to Ancient Religious Struggle
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    @Cat - "The Pharoah's cock is missing". Somebody needs to make that movie.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2014
    That's one hell of a MacGuffin.
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    • CommentTimeJan 4th 2014
    World Cup to begin with mind-controlled exoskeleton kick.

    That is a perfectly accurate headline, you guys.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJan 5th 2014
    Looted Viking treasure is discovered in British Museum store

    A Celtic treasure looted by the Vikings more than 1,000 years ago has been discovered in the British Museum's storerooms. An ornate, gilded disc brooch dating from the eighth or ninth century was found by chance and is being described as a "staggering find". No-one knew of its existence until now.

    It had been concealed in a lump of organic material excavated from a Viking burial site at Lilleberge in Norway by a British archaeologist in the 1880s and acquired by the British Museum in 1891.
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    That's great news, but the headline had me thinking a piece of ancient viking hardware had turned up on the shelf in the souvenir shop.
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    It's about time Britain got some of the ancient treasures looted by furriners back.
    • CommentAuthorroadscum
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2014
    Switch on your radio NOW and listen to Frankie Boyle interviewing Grant Morrison.
    Radio 4 Chain Reaction. Is good. Yes!
    • CommentAuthorroadscum
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2014
    Now, quickly, SWITCH OFF RADIO! Quickly, now, before...

    Aaargh no! Not the Archers...!
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2014
    The world's oldest known multiplication tables found in China
    From a few fragments out of a collection of 23-century-old bamboo strips, historians have pieced together what they say is the world's oldest example of a multiplication table in base 10.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2014
    Satanists Unveil Design For Oklahoma Capitol Monument
    The New York-based Satanic Temple released an artist's rendering of the monument Monday. A spokesman says the group has formally submitted its application to a panel that oversees the Capitol grounds.

    The statue features a goat-headed Satan sitting in a throne with children next to it.

    The Satanic Temple says Oklahoma's decision to put a Ten Commandments monument at the Capitol opened the door for its statute.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2014
    I like how Satan is wearing a kilt to conceal his giant goat junk.
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2014
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    That makes me unspeakably happy. I want it as a poster.
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2014
    And somewhere just off the far end of that timeline - "Half Life 2: Episode 3" realeased.
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2014
    I really enjoyed that link Wood's about to share, about creepypastas and other urban-legend-type shit. You know, the one that quotes Cat Vincent.