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Fight Against Maturity

Not quite bread and water but close

A Cornwall man has lost [224 pounds] in a year on a diet of Oxo cubes. Stephen Kay, 39, swapped fry-ups, pies, pasties and pints of lager for three bowls of hot broth a day. The dad-of-three, who is 6ft 2ins, weighed [441 pounds], reports the Daily Mirror.

He devised his own diet made up of Oxo stock cubes, topped up with fruit and vegetables. Within 12 months he had slimmed down to [213 pounds] and lost two [feet] off his waist as his belt size shrank from 60 to 36.

Stonemason Stephen said: “I’d read all the weight loss magazines and watched all the TV programmes – but I hate salads. I remember my grandfather eating hot Oxo broth soaked up by wholemeal bread so I went for that.”

Stephen decided to fight the fat after constant pestering from wife Caroline and children Gary, 21, Claire, 14 and Jack, 11. Caroline makes her husband’s filling broths three times a day using two stock cubes, hot water and pepper. She also gives him three slices of wholemeal bread. The 42-year-old part-time cleaner said: “This diet has totally transformed him. He used to get tired easily and spend all his time on the sofa. Now he is out playing badminton.”

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Name gaffe on spelling DVD

Eamonn Holmes is fuming after makers of his new spelling game DVD spelt his name wrong on the cover. Makers DDS Media had to scrap 10,000 games after they called him ‘Eamon’ – with one ‘n’.

According to The Sun, an insider said: “There are a lot of red faces with everyone blaming each other.” The blunder was spotted by the star when he was sent one of the first DVDs to be pressed. The insider added: “He said, ‘How can you expect people to buy this game when you’ve misspelt my name on the front!’ We had to destroy the whole first run of 10,000 games and delay the launch.”

The game, Eamonn Holmes’ Spell, with its correct cover is due to go on sale later this week.

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In October 2005, three ghost hunters in Salem, Massachusetts, were arrested for trespassing on private property in search of ghosts. They had entered an abandoned hospital reputed to be haunted. The group was so busy looking for spirits they failed to notice the police station across the street; all three were arrested, fined, and sent home.

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Houdini: Spy?

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houdini.jpgEighty years after his death, the name Harry Houdini remains synonymous with escape under the most dire circumstances. But Houdini, the immigrants’ son whose death-defying career made him one of the world’s biggest stars, was more than a mere entertainer.

A new biography of the legendary performer suggests that Houdini worked as a spy for Scotland Yard, monitored Russian anarchists and chased counterfeiters for the U.S. Secret Service – all before he was possibly murdered.

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