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Still Human: 5 Times Nelson Mandela Got Stuck On The Roof Of A Pizza Hut

Nelson Mandela will always be remembered as a champion for human rights and a political hero who helped end apartheid in South Africa. But people are complicated, and he didn’t live his life without a few mistakes. Here are the five times Nelson Mandela got stuck on the roof of a Pizza Hut. 1. The time Nelson Mandela wound up on the roof of a Pizza Hut while trying to find the bathroom: In October of 1996, Nelson Mandela walked into a Pizza Hut and asked the young employee behind…

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Elijah Wood’s ‘Stranger Things’ Halloween costume was spot-on

Elijah Wood went on Conan on Friday night, and it turns out he takes Halloween pretty seriously.  SEE ALSO: These ‘Stranger Things’ waffles are super easy to make He showed a picture of his costume from last year, when he went as Eleven from Stranger Things. He shaved his head and dyed a dress pink for it, which is some pretty solid commitment. Plus his girlfriend made a convincing Mike. No word on what he’s going as this year, but it’ll be a hard one to top. Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/10/30/elijah-wood-stranger-things-halloween-costume/

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Danish inventor admits dismembering body of Swedish journalist

Danish police say Peter Madsen has changed his story, but still maintains Kim Wall died in an accident while on board his submarine A Danish inventor has admitted dismembering the body of the Swedish journalist Kim Wall, whose body parts were found at sea after she interviewed him on board his homemade submarine. In initial police questioning, Peter Madsen, said she died when a heavy submarine hatch accidentally fell on her head. Peter Madsen. Madsen has now changed his story to say Wall died of carbon monoxide poisoning while on…

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Red Hat continues steady march toward $5 billion revenue goal

The last time I spoke to Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst, in June 2016, he had set a pretty audacious goal for his company to achieve $5 billion in revenue. At the time, that seemed a bit far-fetched. After all, his company had just become the first open-source company to surpass $2 billion in revenue. Getting to five represented a significant challenge because, as he pointed out, the bigger you get, the harder it becomes to keep the growth trajectory going. But the company has continued to thrive and is on…

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Goth festival held in Dracula town

The event is also said to generate about £1m in revenue at what is otherwise a quiet time of year for local hoteliers. Image copyright PA Image caption Others celebrate the town’s links to Dracula Image copyright PA Image caption It also attracts some younger participants Image copyright PA Image caption ….and enjoy a drink with the locals

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Scrap student loan interest, ministers urged

Those graduating from university in summer 2017 left with an average debt of £50,000, according to estimates from the Institute for Fiscal Studies. ‘Bring down costs’ In a report submitted as part of the review, UK 2020 is proposing that interest on all student loans – typically 6% a year – should be scrapped. May: We ‘listened’ on student fees Universities accused of running ‘cartel’ 10 charts that show the effect of tuition fees This would reduce unpaid student debt by an average of 10%, it said. Combining that with…

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Instagram food photos being ruined at the last minute is your new favourite trend

Fed up of your friends getting their phones out while you’re eating? Sick of those artsy Instagram shots of food on a plate? Social media star Kevin Freshwater may have a solution. SEE ALSO: It’s impossible not to be impressed by this British comedian’s ‘skills’ He shared the following video on his Instagram page last week. It’s a montage of him ruining his friend’s Instagram food shots by mushing their meals with his fork at the last minute.  How to ruin people’s Insta pics 😂 (tag someone you would do…

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Three Trump Associates Charged in Russia Collusion Probe

The federal investigation into whether President Read the full indictment here The accusations arrive after a months-long probe into possible crimes including obstruction of justice by Trump and other crimes by his associates. The Read more: Your Guide to Understanding the Trump-Russia Saga Manafort, 68, has been targeted by Mueller for months. A top Republican strategist who also worked extensively for foreign politicians, he left Trump’s campaign after only a few months in 2016. He departed after information surfaced about his work in Ukraine for a pro-Russian party, which intensified…

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‘Thousands’ driving without diesel filters

Because of the cost involved, some motorists are opting instead to have them removed. It is illegal for drivers to use a car with the DPF removed, but it is not illegal for garages to take them out. 5 live Investigates followed the progress of a car which had its filter removed through MOT tests at three different garages. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUK scientists estimate air pollution cuts British people’s lives by an average of six months Mechanics failed to spot the filter had been…

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Corrie star charged with sex assaults

In a statement on Sunday, Mr Langley confirmed he had left Coronation Street but denied any claims of wrongdoing. He said: “Sadly, I will no longer be working on Coronation Street. Acting on the show has been the fulfilment of a personal dream. “I will make a further statement in due course, and when I am able to do so.” The actor played Todd Grimshaw, the first openly gay character in the soap’s 57-year history, after first joining the programme in 2001. He also appeared on two episodes of Doctor…

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Gowdy slams Mueller team over leaks about charges in Trump-Russia probe

Video Rep. Biggs reacts to reports Mueller has filed first charges “Make no mistake, disclosing grand jury material is a violation of the law. Somebody violated their oath of secrecy,” Gowdy, a South Carolina lawmaker and former federal prosecutor, also told Fox News on Sunday. The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday that anyone charged will be taken into custody Monday. However, the charges have been sealed by a federal judge. So whoever is charged and whether the charges are criminal remains unclear. The possible charges come as Mueller’s tactics have…

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Mystery of octopuses found crawling along Welsh beach

Up to 25 of the cephalopods end up on dry land, possibly confused or injured by the recent storms Dozens of octopus have been spotted emerging from the ocean and crawling along the Welsh coast in a nightly pilgrimage that has perplexed people at a seaside town. Up to 25 curled octopuses, which grow to a length of 50cm, were seen three nights in a row at New Quay beach in Ceredigion in west Wales. Some of the wayward cephalopods were later found dead, washed up on the beach. Brett…

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