Useless Phones

"the phone becomes almost useless" ... "The only thing the phone can do is make and take calls."

Source: BBC News, 23rd November, 2004 (Link)

CEOP are on the Ball

"People might be tempted to change their appearance, and we don't know quite what that may be, but we do know people age"

CEOP spokeswoman. Source: BBC News, 16th November, 2007 (Link)


"Lead can be found in lead-based paints"

Source: BBC News, 24th March, 2006 (Link)

"By adding a child's present height to how many centimetres the child still had left to grow they were able to predict the final height of boys within a 5.4 cm range and a 6.8 cm range for girls."

Source: BBC News, 19th October, 2005 (Link)

"Whether you get snow will depend on where you live and how high you are above sea level."

Source: BBC News, 15th December, 2011 (Link)

"Gay unions are statistically less likely to produce children"

Source: BBC News, 24th October, 2008 (Link)

Changing the World

"This changes the very concept of a computer mouse, because it is no longer simply an input device"

(Referring to a mouse with two lights)

Source: Logitech Press Release, 6th September, 2005 (Link)

"With new features, advanced XML capabilities and native support for the OASIS Standard OpenDocument format, OpenOffice.org 2.0 gives users around the globe the tools to be engaged and productive members of their society."

Source: OpenOffice.org Home Page, 25th October, 2005 (Link)


"There are two customer entrances on ftr, one behind the front wheels, the other in the rear section. Boarding is only allowed at the front entrance but you can exit at either door."

Two entrances, but you're not allowed to enter by one. Isn't that called, er, an exit?

Source: ftr website, 9th May, 2006 (Link)

"The articulated ftr vehicle is unlike any other vehicle in operation in Europe. It has been constructed to a new length of 18.7m. As such it is marginally longer than articulated buses."

It's marginally longer than standard articulated buses, and, it's painted purple. How does that make it unlike any other vehicle in operation in Europe?

Source: ftr website, 9th May, 2006 (Link)

Huge Sample Sizes and Virtual Gaming

"Virtual gaming 'eases child pain'" ... "Seven children aged five to 18 were asked to play a virtual reality game while their dressing was being changed" ... "The children were then asked to rate how much pain they had experienced using a visual scale of cartoon faces - ranging from smiling to grimacing." ... "The average pain score with drugs alone was 4.1 out of 10, compared to 1.3 out of 10 with drugs and use of the computer game"

Source: BBC News, 3rd March, 2005 (Link)

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