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Mississippi Pastor Trots Out Horse in Wedding Dress to Protest Gay Marriage
Offbeat  (tags: religion, gayrights, family, animals, bizarre )

- 4 days ago -
They are not only getting desperate, but they are getting pathetic too.
I Wonder: English V Welsh: Which Language Is Balderdash ?
Offbeat  (tags: English language, Share and share alike, Welsh inheritance, Welsh loanwords in English, Are we all multilingual?, Guess the word )

- 14 days ago -
The English language is a global superpower, and its native speakers are often perceived to be notoriously bad at learning other languages. But are we more multilingual than we think?
EU Justice Court Bans Tests for LGBT Asylum Seekers
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Europe, Human rights, Law, Sex )

- 14 days ago -
The highest European court has banned any kind of tests and providing evidence for people claiming refugee status in EU countries on ground of homosexuality. The court said the authorities must follow the EU law and respect the fundamental human rights.
World Aids Day: Overcoming Fear of Taking ARVs
Offbeat  (tags: World Aids Day, Health, Aids, HIV, ARVs )

- 15 days ago -
One out of every two people in the world living with HIV do not know that they have it. The main barrier to testing and treatment is stigmatisation.
Earth - The "Lucy" Fossil Rewrote the Story of Humanity
Offbeat  (tags: Earth, Life, Humanity, Lucy Fossils, Scientists )

- 16 days ago -
Forty years ago, on a Sunday morning in late November 1974, a team of scientists were digging in an isolated spot in the Afar region of Ethiopia.
Toplessness - the One Victorian Taboo That Won't Go Away
Offbeat  (tags: Victorian, Sexual fidelity, Topless, Women, Victorian taboo )

- 31 days ago -
Current taboos against female toplessness date from the 19th Century. Is it ever likely to change, asks the novelist Sara Sheridan.
Napoleon's Hat Expected to Fetch 500,000 Euros at Auction
Offbeat  (tags: French general, Hat, Napoleon Bonaparte, auction )

- 32 days ago -
One of Napoleon Bonaparte's famous hats is among over 1,000 items relating to the French general that are due to be auctioned near Paris this weekend.
Two Wrongfully Convicted New Yorkers Awarded $9mn After Serving 16 Years in Jail
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Human rights, Law, Police, USA )

- 31 days ago -
After serving 16 years in prison on double murder charges they were wrongfully convicted for, two New York City men have reached a $9 million settlement deal with local and state officials.
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