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David Beckham loves Lego

    David Beckham is obsessed with Lego, he told the world in a live interview on Yahoo on 14 July, which I saw quoted in the Sunday Times today. Answering a question about what he would have chosen for a job if he hadn’t been a sports star, he said that he loved drawing and he loved […]

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Vuvuzela craze boosts plastics demand

The vuvuzela has boosted demand for plastics, and given retailers an unexpected sales boom, according to this article on Sky spotted by Lara.   The constant din at the World Cup games has maddened players and fans, but UK supermarket Sainsbury’s has sold 40,000 of the plastic trumpets at £2 each.   For the pitiful […]

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Sony’s Join the Team football made from Arkema elastomer

Sony is using one of Arkema’s patented elastomers to make extra durable footballs that will be given to African children during the World Cup.   The football is called “Join the Team!”   “The Arkema press release says that the new football has a double barrier, with one made of Pebax Rnew, which makes it 1.6 […]

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Billionaire stuck with chemicals after Setanta failure

Poor Len Blavatnik, bored with chemicals after LyondellBasell’s bankruptcy, won’t be buying Setanta after all, now they can’t broadcast Premier League football.    

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Borat mankini arrest warning

      England football fans in Almaty for the Kazakhstan match (England 4, Kazakhstan 0) on Saturday 6 June were warned not to wear the Borat swimsuit, or “mankini”, unless they wanted to be arrested.   Pictures of fans in the green thong reminded the Blog of its friend Rien’s retirement party from SABIC, […]

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Celebrities in Chemicals

Bowing to popular pressure, the Blog today launched a new category: “Celebrities in Chemicals,” which has gathered together recent postings on: Park Ji Sung (May) Kim Jong Il (May) Vivienne Westwood (May) Adam Lambert (May) Mikhail Gorbachev (April) Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (March) George Clooney (March)

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Manchester United flexes the plastic thanks to Park Ji Sung

Manchester United footballer Park Ji Sung has been a great commercial success for the club, aside from his sporting prowess, since his megastar status in South Korea has helped them sell 1.2 million credit and debit cards there in the past three years, according to a pull-out newspaper supplement celebrating tomorrow’s Manchester United vs Barcelona European […]

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