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Breaking news from Birmingham: study reveals exactly how to load dishwasher

Engineers at the University of Birmingham tracked water movements in dishwaters using radioactive isotopes. They discovered the definitive way to load dishes, which will finally put an end to those arguments that have been going on far too long. Here it is in the Daily Mail: "The science of … [Read More...]

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Breaking news from Seattle: dog rides bus by itself

Eclipse, a black Labrador, rides a city bus by herself. She gets on at the bus stop in front of her house and gets off at the dog park. She leaps over the other passengers to grab a window seat. Reported by NPR: "How Urbane: Dog Rides Seattle Bus To Get To The Park." … [Read More...]

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Last night — New Year’s Eve — what did dull men do?

 Yesterday we posted "New Year’s Eve: what will dull men be doing?" Here's an update, a recap of comments on that post, comments from men describing what they'd be doing: •  “I’ll be sewing name tags on all the new socks received for Christmas last week, after I iron them. Then have a small glass … [Read More...]

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New Year’s Eve: what will dull men be doing?

Many of us will be staying in — practicing writing 2015 over and over again — so we hit the ground running in the new year — no mistakes when writing dates on letters, checks, etc. … [Read More...]

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New Year’s Resolutions

Good resolutions for a dull man? . . . any to add? Keep my shed tidy Floss more often Keep my pencils sharp Arrange paper clips in my desk buy size Check my rulers to see whether they are still straight (I'm buying a new ruler to do this) Make certain everything in the fridge is ordered by … [Read More...]

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From Scandinavia – first recorded IT professional

Way before the IKEA bookbook instructional video we posted two days ago, "Experience the power of IKEA's bookbook," there were IT professionals at work in Scandinavia. There's a long history there for this type of creativity. Click here to watch a video from Norway taken years ago: "The First IT … [Read More...]

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Breaking tech news: “Experience the Power of IKEA’s bookbook”

Click here for this experience 28 December 2014 … [Read More...]

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“Fields” calendar: dull men will enjoy this

Good time to buy it — it's now 40% off. Thanks to Andy Oxley for informing us out this 28 December 2014 … [Read More...]

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Breaking news from Aberdeen: “Injured Parrot Rescued”

BBC News: 'Injured parrot' in Aberdeen was actually a Christmas hat" The hat is now being safely looked after at the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals centre in Drumoak. If anyone recognises the hat they are welcome to come and collect it.  Thanks to Steve Reszetniak for … [Read More...]

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Alternative Christmas Card – duller

Our Christmas card posted yesterday — the card showing snowmen on an airport luggage carousel — received many positive responses, many readers liked it. There were a few complaints, however. So we’re posting a second one, one that’s dulled down. One of the complaints about the first card is … [Read More...]

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Christmas Greetings . . . from the Dull Men’s Club

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Days 7 thru 12 — of 12 days of (dull) gift suggestions

Day 7 — Slippers  Day 8 — Anorak   Day 9 — Ear Muffs Day 10 — Coasters   Day 11 — Kit for boiled eggs with soldiers Day 12 — Batteries … [Read More...]

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Day 6 — of 12 days of (dull) gift suggestions: “Lists of Note”

Dull men love lists. A great new book that is a great gift for a dull man is  Lists of Note — an amazing book — 125 lists from as early as the 12th Century BC up to recent times. It can be a last-minute gift as it's on Kindle. Rodney the Red-Nosed Reindeer? Rudolf was chosen From … [Read More...]

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Day 5 — of 12 days of (dull) gift suggestions: “See-Thru Toaster”

S See-Thru Toaster There’s more to enjoying a dull life than watching paint dry. There's also watching watch toast toast. As the manufacture says: This toaster lets you see those slices gradually turning just the shade of golden brown that meets your preference. Other great highlights are • … [Read More...]

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Day 4 of 12 days of (dull) gift suggestions — “Snow Globe”

  Snow globes are a wonderful. Fun to watch. A wonderful way to enjoy winter. You can watch snow blowing around without having to go outdoors where it's cold and wet. … [Read More...]

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Day 3 of 12 days of (dull) gift suggestions — “Artisanal Pencil Sharpening”

Here's a last minute gift idea . . . order the Kindle book "How to Sharpen Pencils" for a gift . . . followed up with the sharpened pencil. These extra-sharp pencils make wonderful gifts. Recipients will be reacquainted with the pleasures of hand-shaped pencils. Craftsman David Rees, upstate … [Read More...]

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Evidence that women ready for Army’s front line

From The Telegraph … [Read More...]

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Breaking news from Wales: Cilybebyll Community Council looking into getting email account

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Breaking news from Canada: Missing Jacket Found

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Day 2 — of 12 days of (dull) gift suggestions — “Sock Tidy”

There's nothing much more enjoyable for a dull man to do than sort his socks. Paring socks is an especially comforting thing to do. Here's a source for a Sock Tidy — in grey, a dull man's favorite … [Read More...]

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Day 1 — of 12 days of (dull) gift suggestions — “String Dispenser Tin”

A fine gift for a dul man. Especially if he's a string saver. Comments about it: "I’ve purchased many balls of string yet can’t find any of them when I need to tie things. So I purchased one of these last year and haven’t looked back." "It doesn’t roll around and get lost like a ball of string … [Read More...]

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Russian prisons — looking for jokes — to remove prisoners’ stress

Any suggestions of jokes we could send to them? How about some Christmas Crackers? The news article in BBC News from Elsewhere explains why they need to upgrade their joke inventory: A prison educator greets the idea with his own joke: "Imagine our report: 'In the last quarter we joked 150 … [Read More...]

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Saturday 6 December: 34th annual Great Christmas Pudding Race — Covent Garden, London

Contestants grouped in six-member teams, wearing ridiculous costumes, race around a course carrying Christmas puddings. The race is organized by CRAC for raise funds for Cancer Research UK   … [Read More...]

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Billionaire lives like us

Did you know that lives we in the DMC lead are no different than a billionaire’s? Although we had thought this is the case, it was comforting to see it nicely explained in the article "Is This the Worlds's Most Boring Man?" in The Idler. Proving, once again, that "It's OK to be dull." We're … [Read More...]

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Carousels as roulette wheels . . . at JFK Terminal 5

Thanksgiving travelers arriving to terminal 5 at New York's John F. Kennedy airport last Wednesday received some nice surprises. JetBlue and Zappos teamed up to turn a baggage claim into a roulette wheel. The companies put prize panels on the carousel. Passengers whose bags fell on the lucky … [Read More...]

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