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Close to 100,000 protest in Women’s March in London

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Wow – what an inspiring, historic turnout of protestors across the globe yesterday! London, alone, had close to 100,000 protestors in opposition to Donald Trump’s presidency, which included London mayor Sadiq Khan.

London, I love you!

Watch the video!

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BBC’s subtitle blunder is hilarious

Picture it. Today. Inauguration Day for Donald Trump (boo….) and BBC delivers this peach of a blunder, airing subtitles to BBC children’s program “The Dumping Ground” over their live coverage of the inauguration.

Walmart management’s notes to Shane

Have you seen these entertaining notes from Walmart management to employee Shane? They have been going around virally and the story was picked up by the British Mirror newspaper this week …

Here are just a few gems.

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See the full collection!

All of that fun reminded me of my brief stint working at a supermarket in the small British seaside town of Teignmouth so many years ago. One of my co-workers would stick coupons to the floor just to see how many people would stop and try to pick them up, with the fleeting moment of giddy that comes from finding the right bargain.

Those were the days … 😉

‘Piss poll’ in London pub

Three Stags in South London

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Three Stags in South London have been hosting a “piss poll” of the top three Republican candidates – Donald Drumpf), Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio – in the men’s room. (Ladies, they also offer an opportunity to vote at @thethreestags). Votes are scheduled to be tallied today …

A new princess

Congratulations to Prince William and Princess Kate on the birth of their beautiful baby daughter! And welcome to the world to the still-to-be-named new royal princess!

A quick 60-second recap of this monumental day!

Bookies are already betting that her name will be Alice or Charlotte… I’m guessing it will be more traditional like Elizabeth, perhaps with Diana as one of her middle names. Only time will tell! What do you think?

Can anyone in Britain make a sandwich?

What happens when a British daily newspaper puts this on their front cover?

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Sandwichgate 2014! Just look at the flood of responses on Twitter! And the answer is … well, see for yourself!

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Sandwichgate

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Second baby news for Will and Kate

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Ah, congrats to the lovely Will and Kate on news of baby #2!

Now might be a good time to place some bets. What do you think? Girl or boy?

I think the last go-round, I was pretty psychically sure that it would be a girl (and then was clearly so wrong). This time, well, I’m going to do the reverse and say it will be a boy. A boy named Hugh, in fact. Or Lucien. Or perhaps Joffrey. (Maybe I’ve been watching too much “Game of Thrones.”)

What do you think? And what’s the latest royal name going to be this time?

Bees at Top Shop

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This is the craziest story I’ve read in awhile. Crazier than this.

A swarm of 5,000 bees hit London’s Top Shop on Victoria Street this week.

5,000 bees? Were they shopping for a cocktail dress or just hoping to score a deal on a new handbag?

No confirmation on what has drawn the swarm to this particular location, but it appears the seasonal sale had something to do with it.

No Pants Sunday

Rex Features via AP Images

Rex Features via AP Images

Many London Underground riders went pantsless on Sunday as part of No Pants Subway Ride, which originated in New York City. Since pants mean underwear in the U.K., Brits were careful to clarify that trousers were optional, knickers weren’t. According to the group’s Facebook page, 250-300 people participated this year!

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'No Pants Subway Ride Day', London, Britain - 12 Jan 2014

'No Pants Subway Ride Day', London, Britain - 12 Jan 2014

When a technical glitch gives you a Hitler mustache …

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I did laugh at this: A pixelation glitch at BBC Studios gave Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party, a Hitler mustache today, while he was on the channel talking about the need to limit immigration.

This comes after Farage was accused by a former teacher of singing Hitler youth songs while in school. Coincidence?

The BBC said in a statement “The big screen is owned by MediaCity UK, not the BBC. The fault has been reported to them and they are working to rectify it as soon as possible.”