The cell she is derived from comes from a mammary gland, and also gave rise to her name.
Sir Ian Wilmut, one of the scientists involved, said: “We couldn’t think of a more impressive pair of glands than Dolly Parton’s.”
Sid James grew up on Hancock Street.
It is as the impish, inquisitive hero of the earlier film, with a mop of unruly black hair, that most audiences know Mowgli. His chirpy tones were provided by the son of the film’s director, Wolfgang Reitherman. Bruce Reitherman was 12 when he was drafted in at the 11th hour after the original Mowgli’s voice broke during the four-year production.
Mars One mission: 5 Britons shortlisted for one-way trip to Red Planet
Richard Murphy, Colin Hines, Laurie Penny, Margaret, Lady Hodge and Polly Toynbee are the British names put forward to become the first humans to step foot on the Red Planet
The terrorists are up there waiting for you.
Over at The Guardian and at least some of them aren’t in fact that difficult:
8. When asked why he robbed banks, he apocryphally said, “Because that’s where the money is.” Which US bank robber gives his name to a rule of focusing on areas with likely high returns, or ruling out obvious explanations first?
Well, some on now, everyone knows that’s Willy Sutton.
9. The Oscar-nominated documentary Waste Land by Lucy Walker is about the “pickers” or “catadores” who scavange Jardim Gramacho, an enormous dump in which city?
Rio de Janeiro
Rio, obviously. The other two are Spanish speaking/influenced, and Jardim is Jardin in Spanish. It’s Portuguese for Jardim to be Jardim. So, err, D’oH!
Some of the others though are pretty tough.
The 2009 “underpants bomb” plot failed because the terrorist had been wearing his explosive-laden undergarments for more than two weeks and soiled the explosives, a senior US official said.
A couple are offering a £1,000 ‘reward’ to anyone who helps them to sell their 116-year-old converted chapel through social media.
Eden and Lizzi Sutcliffe, who have lived in the property at Corris, near Machynlleth, mid Wales, for more than seven years, became frustrated when they received only one viewing after placing the £199,000 property in the hands of an estate agent last September.
Surely there are hordes of Guardianistas who would like to live next to the Great Man?
Post Office customers wondering where the trade union barons who called the strike last week go in their spare time need look no further.
The Labour Party paymasters at Unite visit a Grade II-listed country house in Surrey that is owned by the union.
Esher Place is a £100million property where the union bosses can stay in one of 52 bedrooms.
They can browse free copies of the Morning Star and enjoying fine dining in the restaurant, or relax in the extensive lounge and bars.
The residence is billed as being “modelled on a French château”, although Unite, which has donated £9.2 million to the Labour Party since Ed Miliband became leader, claims that it is used merely for “residential courses and training”.
However, on its website, it advertises weekend breaks at Esher Place for officials, playing on its proximity to various attractions including racing at Sandown Park, the Hampton Court Flower Show, and “London Sights, Shows and Shopping”.
Dawn Anderson, a Unite official, praised the dining at Esher Hall, saying recently: “The food is wonderful!”
In order for this (quite light but all the same) smear to work it would need to be shown that the union bosses had preferential access to the place. Of which there is no evidence that has been presented…..
Glenn Greenwald admits he is leaving The Guardian after departure leaked
The Guardian journalist who worked with US whistleblower Edward Snowden has complained that details of him leaving the newspaper have been leaked.
The leaker leaked. What fun eh?
British Airways is believed to be looking for two air stewardesses who posted a video on YouTube of one of them stripping down to their underwear and writhing in a bath.
One of them certainly has a couple of notable distinguishing features.
The Americans use “Esq” as an honorific to identify those qualified to practice law.
We Brits use it to mean someone of distinction which is of course entirely the opposite meaning.
Mia Farrow: Woody Allen’s son Ronan ‘possibly’ Frank Sinatra’s
Err, yeah, whachoo think?
Responding to years of speculation, the actress, 68, acknowledged her son was “possibly” fathered by the rat-pack star, from whom she “never really split up” after their divorce in 1968.
Used to be a Mexican American comedian who had a great riff on the way that people didn\’t properly consider how the name of a product worked in other languages.
One example was the Chevy Nova. To a Spanish speaker this could easily be taken to be Chevy No Va. And what\’s the point of a car that doesn\’t go?
We seem to have another one from the Finns. The Nokia Lumia is one of their brands. Might not play out so well in certain parts of the Spanish speaking world (I think it\’s actually only parts of Spain but….)
(De or. inc.).
1. f. p. us. prostituta.