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Revealed: Government staff call Palmerston "Fatty" - has he been eating too many mice?

A shocking video has emerged on social media of people who appear to be Foreign Office staff calling Palmerston, the department's Chief Mouser, "fatty".<p>In the video, the unnamed man is seen coaxing Palmerston under the gate, saying: "Come on Palmy, that's if you can get under the gate now, you …

Short Hair

The 15 Best Documentaries On Netflix Right Now

<b>Last Updated: February 15th</b><p>Streaming video is the best thing that’s ever happened to documentaries. People who would never have paid for a ticket to a theatrical nonfiction film are now, thanks to Netflix’s robust selection, scarfing down the stuff by the barrel. But where to start among the …

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The Late Late Phase

On December 12, 1915, near the end of his life, Henry James called in his secretary (or amanuensis, as they were called) and asked her to take some dictation. James lay in bed while she transcribed his words with a typewriter—which was the way he had composed all his late fiction. It was a …

Science Fiction

Check out the best art GIFs of 2014

The winners for the Giphoscope International Art GIF Contest are in, honouring the most creative work in the art of the GIF.<p>The creators of the Giphoscope -- the hand-cranked, real-world GIF machine -- have set about making a real name for themselves in the world of art. Marco Calabrese and …

GIF Animations