Apr
30
2011
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Why is "Alternative Vote" superior to the "First past the post" system?

preferential-votingVoters in the United Kingdom were given the opportunity on 5 May 2011 to choose between keeping the current First Past The Post (FPTP) voting system, or switching to the Alternative Vote (AV) system. They chose to retain FPTP. In the First Past The Post system, the elector marks their preferred candidate on the ballot [&hel[more...]

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Apr
26
2011
2

Why do so many people believe conspiracy theories?

Guinea pigs launch a <div style=Men never landed on the moon — the pictures and TV footage we have of the first moonwalk were actually produced in a California warehouse. The destruction of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, wasn’t a terror plot — it was a nefarious deed carried out by rogue elements in the President George [&hel[more...]

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Apr
24
2011
3

What is the world's most expensive pizza?

bitcoin-pizzaAt one time, the world’s most expensive pizza was a truffle pizza served by the Maze Restaurant in London for £100 ($150). That wasn’t expensive enough, so Nino’s Bellissima Pizza in New York created a caviar pizza for $1000, or roughly $30 per bite. Even more expensive was a single £2150 ($3225) pizza created by [&hel[more...]

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Apr
06
2011
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Were Argyle gravy jugs named after the Duke of Argyll?

Inveraray castle kitchen, ArgyllIf you’ve heard of an argyle gravy jug, you’ll know it’s a pot with a double wall. Hot water goes into the cavity between the outside and inside, and creates an insulating jacket to keep the gravy warm. They were popular in wealthy British households in the later 18th century, a period of elegant dinners [&hel[more...]

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