Ruaidhri McInerney

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Wayne Rooney scores PR own goal by becoming face of Mr Potato crisps

Wayne Rooney has scored a PR own goal after signing up to become the face of Mr Potato crisps.<p>The Manchester United striker, who is often compared to …

20 Towns Named for Other Towns But Pronounced Differently

The United States of America, the great melting pot. We take music, foods, words and traditions from all over the world, shake them up and blend them …

8 Endangered Languages That Could Soon Disappear

Endangered is a word we usually associate with animal species, but some languages, too, are dying breeds. There are over 6000 languages spoken in the …

Linguistics

10 Pieces of Fan Art that Ask “What If Things Ended Differently?”

We live in an era of fan fiction, when it's all too common for people to imagine and describe how their favorite characters could have ended up—and …

9 magnificent on-air spats between TV news anchors

"CBS 3 anchor Nicole Brewer really doesn't like weatherwoman Carol Erickson," says Simon van Zuylen-Wood at <i>The Philly Post</i>, pointing to a video …

13 Nostalgic Facts About American Graffiti

<i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i> is taking some heat for an ad campaign mocking lazy millennials who still live with their parents. Parents can send their kids …

Pop Culture

A picture tells a thousand words and a hundred and one numbers

What do you do once you have run White House economic policy, directed a hedge fund and taught at Harvard?<p>You reinvent primary school arithmetic!<p>Todd …

Infographic: This Is What's Causing Climate Change

Wow, maybe we should stop cutting down so many trees.<p>If you tried to list the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, you might say cars, or cows, or airplanes. Those are all major problem sources, but they're not the only ones, or even necessarily the biggest ones.<p>Ecofys, a sort of …

Could A Volcano Power America?

An ambitious experiment is underway to harness the heat of a volcano in central Oregon. The process is green, efficient... and causes earthquakes.<p>In October, at the Deschutes National Forest in central Oregon, a team of scientists and engineers began pumping 11 million gallons of water underground, …

New Books Party: books received this week

Below the jump, I mention the books that I received recently in the mail as gifts or as review copies, or that I purchased somewhere. These are the …

Second Opinion - The Iceman (2012)

<b>The Iceman</b>, 2012.<p>Directed by Ariel Vromen.<br>Starring Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans, Ray Liotta, David Schwimmer, Robert Davi, James Franco …

Comic Book Review - Pacific Rim: Tales From Year Zero

Anyone who listened to the Flickering Myth 2012 Review podcast will know that <b>Pacific Rim</b> is my most anticipated movie this year. As someone who loves …

Managers who 'came home'

Pop star Elton John hired Graham Taylor twice at Watford © PA Photos<p>Enlarge<p><i>Will Jose Mourinho be a success in his second spell at Chelsea? Only time</i> …

Lions can beat anyone – not just sub-par Australia Shaun Edwards: http://gu.com/p/3gdaj Their style in the warm-up games suggests the Lions should aim for perfection. Photo: David Rogers/Getty

United refuse to give up on Ronaldo

• Premier League<p>ESPN staff<p>Manchester United are refusing to give up on the return of Cristiano Ronaldo this summer, and have assigned significant extra …

Dark, but damn, this burger remains one of the best.

Word of mouth: asparagus and Strawberry Fields

Meet farmer James Ludlam, who combines a passion for asparagus withrunning a music festival.<p>'When those spears come up, the first feeling I have is one of mild panic,’ James Ludlam, 33, says. ‘If there’s a prolonged warm spell we struggle to keep on top of it. In the morning the spear could be …