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Chew on this: UCL exhibition showcases the men who swallowed everything from knives to balls of hair
Friday 22 March 2013
A macabre new exhibition at University College London looks at the 18th-century “extraordinary eaters” who would gobble up things one should not at sideshows. “They challenged their bodies to cope with swallowed knives, keys or balls of hair,” says curator Sarah Chaney, from UCL's Centre for the History of Psychological Disciplines.
Wednesday 06 March 2013
Peppa Pig's conquest of the world took another step forward as the company behind the British children's cartoon character reached a deal to launch the brand in Russia.
Tuesday 05 March 2013
Which is which? Who's in it? Whodunnit? Alice Jones sorts the cuddly toys from the shady characters in new television dramas from ITV and BBC
Thursday 21 February 2013
Outlook BAE Systems has been a byword for bad news in recent years but long-suffering investors were finally given something to smile about. The company's results weren't as bad as had been feared and there was a cherry on top of the cake in the form of an unexpected £1bn share buyback.
Wednesday 20 February 2013
From making snow globes to casting magical shadows on the bedroom wall, here are toys to keep your little ones amused.
Tuesday 19 February 2013
New report reveals surprising shed statistics as 2013 Shed of the Year competition is officially launched
Saturday 09 February 2013
An Australian cousin once gave me a present of a boomerang. There were primitive paintings of snakes and platypuses on one smooth side of it, beautiful to run my hand over. It immediately became the most precious thing I owned.
Wednesday 06 February 2013
Board game makers launched online vote for fans to scrap one of its famous playing pieces
Monday 04 February 2013
The mighty Etch A Sketch. Tell me more...
Sunday 03 February 2013
The inventor of the Etch A Sketch, the famous red toy that generations of children drew on, shook up and started over, has died in France.
Thursday 24 January 2013
Things are looking up for the English setter, a breed of dog which recently looked like it could be at risk of extinction, according to the Kennel Club.
Sunday 20 January 2013
The big business players descend on London this week for the 60th annual Toy Fair. These games and gadgets that we love are more than mere ways of passing the time. They track the trends in the nation's cultural life, and tell the tale of post-war Britain
Sunday 13 January 2013
Tens of thousands of Muscovites braved icy weather to march through the centre of Moscow in protest at a new law that bans the adoption of Russian children by American citizens.
Wednesday 09 January 2013
As a piece of public relations, it was pretty deft. Seven-year-old Luka Apps from Highworth in Wiltshire had written to Lego's head office after losing his Jay ZX figurine during a post-Christmas shopping trip. "Daddy said to send you an email to see if you will send me another one," he wrote. "I promise I won't take him to the shop again if you can."
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'
- 2 Tower Bridge glass walkway 'smashed' by night-time visitor dropping bottle of beer
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'