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“Dang! I knew we forgot something!”

Ananova

Hardly anyone in Bulgaria ever pays traffic fines. The reason? They forgot to create an official body to collect them. Last year only around six percent of the fines were paid and those mostly by tourists who didn’t know about the missing office.

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(Easter) Egg on her face

TimesOnline
egg.jpg A supermarket chain got itself into a huge muddle over the meaning of Easter yesterday in its attempt to sell more chocolate eggs.

“Brits are set to spend a massive £520 million on Easter eggs this year — but many young people don’t even know what Easter’s all about,” said the press release from Somerfield after a survey. It then went on to claim that the tradition of giving Easter eggs was to celebrate the “birth” of Christ. An amended version changed this to the “rebirth” of Christ. Finally a third press release accepted Church teaching that Easter celebrated the resurrection of Christ.

The press release was written by Hayley Booth, 30, of the PR agency Brando. Ms Booth, who was privately educated, told The Times that she had corrected the release as soon as she became aware of the error.

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Sci-fi classic “Logan’s Run” remake in the works

AFP via Yahoo News
logans_run.jpgUS filmmaker Joel Silver, who produced all of “The Matrix” films, said Tuesday he is planning a remake of the 1976 Oscar-winning science fiction classic “Logans Run.”

“I love the original material but I think that version is a bit silly,” he told reporters in Barcelona…

Based on a 1967 novel by the same name, “Logans Run” chronicles a future society which imposes a mandatory death sentence for all those turning 30 in order to avoid overpopulation and the depletion of natural resources.

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“…a bit silly…” means “Not enough car chases and explosions in the first one.”

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