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    Great episodes of podcasts you love

    There are some great, great podcasts available these days. From Philosophize This to Casefile True Crime, to Hardcore History to Joe Rogan Experience. Of all the ones we love, there are good, bad and great episodes. Post your favourite episodes from your favourite podcasts, so we can all have a...
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    All the sh!t you should have learned

    PART 1 - HISTORY MESOPOTAMIA AND THE FIRST CIVILIZATIONS THE SUMERIANS Six thousand years ago, the first civilizations developed between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in what is now Iraq. The first civilization was known as Sumer, and the different villages developed self-governing...
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    Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds

    Just found a simple but interesting book titled 'Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds'. I did consider posting a few in the pictures section but thought it may sanitise a more fun-based thread, so I thought I'd just make a thread dedicated to the books. Of course, it will be short-lived and may not...
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    Italy’s Serie A uses monkeys in anti-racism posters

    Serie A uses monkeys in anti-racism posters Serie A chief executive Luigi de Siervo (left) and artist Simone Fugazzotto reveal the artwork at a news conference on Monday Serie A has used images of monkeys in an anti-racism campaign less than three weeks after its clubs pledged to combat...
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    Barack Obama: Women are indisputably better than men

    Barack Obama: Women are indisputably better than men If women ran every country in the world there would be a general improvement in living standards and outcomes, former US President Barack Obama has said. Speaking in Singapore, he said women aren't perfect but are "indisputably better" than...
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    Christmas lunch/dinner.......what you having?

    Well, it’s nearly the birthday of baby Jesus and I’m sure many of you will have been considering what you’re having for Christmas Lunch or Dinner this year. I’m fucking working but the Mrs will be doing some good seafood (prawns, lobster and oysters), quality salads, roast poultry of some kind...
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    US Census 2020

    Just saw an article on BBC regarding next year's US Census. There seems to be an uproar over the question of "Is this person a citizen of the United States?" being asked. Is the question a legitimate and valuable one and the opposition is just driven by the usual, Anti-Trump hysteria or are...
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    What is the most risky thing your have ever done?

    Right, this thread had potential.....but I thought the ‘best party’ one did too and that fucker is dying a slow and painful one. So, what’s the most risky thing your have ever done? It could be betting your wages on a horse, having a dangerwank at your in-laws, eating a kebab at a shop that was...
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    What was the happiest moment of your life?

    Now, we’re going a bit soft for a moment. I know that most of you here are heartless, killing machines with zero emotion but I’m genuinely interested on what was the happiest moment of your life? Was it your graduation, first blow job (received), first job, wedding, birth of your first child or...
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    What happened on this day in history?

    I’m not sure if this thread will have any interest or future but it’s a fairly interesting and informative topic......What happened on this day in history? If nothing else, it will make you realise that time is flying by at a great rate of knots......for example, the Chilean miners episode...
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    What was the best party you have ever been to?

    A good mate of mine works in F1 as an engineer for Renault and previously spent a few years at Red Bull, before Mercedes took over at the top. It’s not very often we speak as he’s busy as fuck for about ten and a half months a year on the F1 circus. Anyway, we started talking about parties he...
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    Free e-books and audio books

    5 Free eBooks on Photoshop @ Amazon US/AU Photoshop 6 in 1 Box Set: The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Photoshopping in 2016, DSLR Photography, Windows 10, Blogging, How to Master Social Media Marketing and Lightroom CC - US(amazon.com), AU(amazon.com.au) Photography In A Bundle: Lightroom CC...
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    Daniel Day-Lewis....farewell.

    On 20 June 2017, Day-Lewis' spokeswoman, Leslee Dart, announced that he was retiring from acting. Unable to give an exact reason for his decision, in a November 2017 interview Day-Lewis stated, "I haven't figured it out. His final screen appearance in the film Phantom Thread is soon to be...
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    'Explosion' at Manhattan bus terminal

    'Explosion' at Manhattan bus terminal Police at Port Authority Bus Terminal on Monday New York City Police say they are responding to reports of an explosion at a bus terminal in Manhattan. The incident reportedly happened on Monday morning at the Port Authority Bus Terminal near Times...
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    Does this merit a custodial sentence?

    Ex-Coronation Street actor Bruno Langley admits sex assaults Bruno Langley pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault at Manchester Magistrates' Court Former Coronation Street actor Bruno Langley has admitted groping two women in a music venue. The women reported being assaulted at the...
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    USA Xbox One Black Friday 2017

    Some great deals on XBox One games purchased from Microsoft’s US online store as part of their Black Friday 2017 sale. Prices are for Gold members only. https://www.xbox.com/en-US/promotions/sales/black-friday/xbox-games XBOX ONE Game Price % Off 500 Neverwinter Zen USD 4.24 15% 1000...
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    Dubai.

    Dubai Scot jailed for three months for public indecency Jamie Harron was convicted of public indecency over the incident in a Dubai bar A Scottish man has been sentenced to three months in jail for touching a man's hip in a Dubai bar. Jamie Harron, from Stirling, was arrested in July and...
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    Where are you from???

    I'm sure this question has been asked a dozen times but it's always interesting to know the make-up of the members here on CHB. Not interest in where you currently reside. I'm asking where you hail from. Where you were born and grew up.
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    Are these the five most embarrassing moments in TV history?

    Just spotted this article on the BBC website and thought it was worth sharing to lighten up the mood around here. Of course, the clips are all from British TV and I'm confident that there are more cringe worthy clips around - just watch one episode of The Office UK. Some aren't even...
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    Catalonia referendum

    Tens of thousands of people have turned out in Barcelona for the closing rally in the campaign for Catalonia's banned independence referendum. Supporters of the ballot are determined to vote on Sunday in the teeth of opposition from Spain's authorities. Thousands of extra police have been...