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Orange Power Wellies for Glastonbury

Wellington boots are the best thing ever for splashing around in mud. Now a hi-tech wellie which charges a mobile phone has been launched for this summer’s Glastonbury Festival. The Blog had to read the press release through a couple of times to be sure it wasn’t a spoof:   “The Orange Power Wellies, created […]

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Books: We Are All Made of Glue

I liked “A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian” so much, I read Marina Lewycka’s second book “Two Caravans” straight off. It’s another black comedy, but now I’m struggling with “We Are All Made of Glue.” I thought it would be good for the plane but halfway through, I find I don’t care much for […]

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Best jokes at chemical industry conferences

SAN ANTONIO (Chemicals Confidential)–The best jokes I remember from recent chemical industry conferences:   Andy Nicholson tiger joke   Two friends are out walking in the forest. Suddenly, one of them spots a tiger that looks both hungry and angry.The other friend sits down, and puts on his running shoes. Seeing this, the first guy […]

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Self-healing rubber stockings

While I like the idea of stockings that don’t ladder I’m not sure I’m so keen on this self repairing rubber that has been taking up space in the press over the last week.

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Plastics and rubber fashion show

More plastics and rubber fashion suggestions from this article in China Daily and Times Online, showing outfits from last week’s Dress Up Against Aids Condom Fashion Show in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The modeled dresses were made entirely from condoms.

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I thought I was going to get the rubber glove

It was one of those moments of irrational guilt (writes Simon Robinson). I hadn’t done anything wrong, but a man with an impressive moustache, and wearing a uniform, asked if I could follow him through a door marked private. If I’d been at one of East Berlin’s more broad minded clubs in the evening after […]

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