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Cupcakes against terrorism

An unexpected move from UK’s intelligence agency MI6 to fight terrorism used cupcakes against an al Qaeda recruitment and training website.
The agency hackers replaced bomb recipes with cake recipes in what they called “Operation Cupcake.” Are they trying get terrorists diabetic? What would Bin Laden have to say about this?

“When followers tried to download the 67-page colour magazine, instead of instructions about how to “Make a bomb in the Kitchen of your Mom” by “The AQ Chef” they were greeted with garbled computer code.

The code, which had been inserted into the original magazine by the British intelligence hackers, was actually a web page of recipes for “The Best Cupcakes in America” published by the Ellen DeGeneres chat show.

Written by Dulcy Israel and produced by Main Street Cupcakes in Hudson, Ohio, it said “the little cupcake is big again” adding: “Self-contained and satisfying, it summons memories of childhood even as it’s updated for today’s sweet-toothed hipsters.” – The Telegraph

Man takes a pony for a train trip

CCTV cameras in the UK recorded images of a man trying to get on a train accompanied by a pony.

The man tried to board the station from Wrexham, north Wales, in a Saturday afternoon.

The train driver prevented their entry into the carriage, ant the man returned to the ticket office and tried to buy two tickets, one for him and one for the animal.

Yet he was not allowed to enter the animal transport, having been asked to leave the station.

Dogs are the only ones who can travel on trains, out of special cages for transporting animals.

Animals large as ponies and horses are prohibited because they can constitute a threat to passenger safety.

Three year old British child treated in hospital for alcoholism

A three year old kid living in West Midlands, UK, was diagnosed Britain’s youngest booze sufferer by the Doctors treating him in the hospital.

Un-named for obvious reasons, the child reveals symptoms of having been given alcoholic beverages repeatedly for at least six months. Just like many other alcohol addicted individuals he shows withdrawal symptoms such sudden mood swings and involuntary shakes.

The toddler is only one of 13 children under 12 years old diagnosed alcoholic by the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust between 2008 and 2010.

“To be diagnosed alcoholic, it’s possible this child would have shown a physical dependency.” said Nicolay Sorensen, of Alcohol Concern.

“They would have had to ingest enough to cause withdrawal symptoms. It is a horrifying case.” Alcohol awareness group Drinkaware said childhood boozing could disrupt brain development.

This ‘new young age record’ replaces the last case identified regarding a girl of eight from Dundee.

The mentioned girl used to smuggle drinks from her parents’ bar and developed “a serious problem”, getting “steaming drunk” four or five times a week.

Female celebrities fall more often

Apparently female celebrities fall more often than male when performing live on stage, could it be caused by the high heels and the fancy dresses?


Madonna (born Madonna Louise Ciccone; August 16, 1958) is an American recording artist, actress and entrepreneur. Born in Bay City, Michigan, she moved to New York City in 1977 to pursue a career in modern dance. After performing in the music groups Breakfast Club and Emmy, she released her debut album in 1983. She followed it with a series of albums in which she found immense popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music and imagery in her music videos, which became a fixture on MTV. Throughout her career, many of her songs have hit number one on the record charts, including “Like a Virgin”, “Papa Don’t Preach”, “Like a Prayer”, “Vogue”, “Frozen”, “Music”, “Hung Up”, and “4 Minutes”. Madonna has been praised by critics for her diverse musical productions while at the same time serving as a lightning rod for religious controversy.

Kylie Minogue

Kylie Ann Minogue, OBE ( born 28 May 1968), is an Australian pop singer, songwriter, and actress. After beginning her career as a child actress on Australian television, she achieved recognition through her role in the television soap opera Neighbours, before commencing her career as a recording artist in 1987. Her first single, “Locomotion”, spent seven weeks at number one on the Australian singles chart and became the highest selling single of the decade. This led to a contract with songwriters and producers Stock, Aitken & Waterman. Her debut album, Kylie (1988), and the single “I Should Be So Lucky”, each reached number one in the United Kingdom, and over the next two years, her first 13 singles reached the British top ten. Her debut film, The Delinquents (1989) was a box-office hit in Australia and the UK despite negative reviews.

Britney Spears

Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is an American recording artist and entertainer. Born in McComb, Mississippi and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana, Spears began performing as a child, landing acting roles in stage productions and television shows. She signed with Jive Records in 1997 and released her debut album in 1999. During her first decade within the music industry, she became a prominent figure in mainstream popular music and popular culture, followed by a much-publicized personal life. Her first two albums established her as a pop icon and broke sales records, while title tracks “…Baby One More Time” and “Oops!… I Did It Again” became international number-one hits. Spears was credited with influencing the revival of teen pop during the late 1990s.

Lady Gaga

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986), better known by the stage name Lady Gaga, is an American recording artist. She began performing in the rock music scene of New York City’s Lower East Side in 2003 and enrolled at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She soon signed with Streamline Records, an imprint of Interscope Records. During her early time at Interscope, she worked as a songwriter for fellow label artists and captured the attention of Akon, who recognized her vocal abilities, and signed her to his own label, Kon Live Distribution.