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Gillette solves global gently exfoliating smooth glide razor crisis

A new technology could eliminate the shortage of gently-exfoliating twin action razors afflicting women in many parts of the world. Research by American company Gillette claims that built-in exfoliation pads in its new Venus Breeze 2.0 razor could end the plight of women forced to exfoliate after they shave – or in some extreme cases, not exfoliate at all. The findings, which were published this... 

Vatican still top market for Popemobile sales

ROME – The Vatican remains the number one customer for Popemobiles, according to market-leader Mercedes. Vatican demand outstripped all other markets for the 32nd year running, with sales reaching one unit in 2010. The Holy See purchased one modified Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman-Landaulet in February. “It’s been another tough year in the papal market, so we‘re delighted with these results,”... 

Pound ‘up all night against dollar’

LONDON – Markets were reeling yesterday after the pound was reportedly seen up all night against the dollar. The euro claims to have seen sterling pressed up against its American counterpart in a London nightclub. “You could tell it was the pound from the picture of the Queen on its back,” said the struggling EU currency, which itself has faced recent allegations of going down on the Yen,... 

Banking sector Christmas cards ‘too big to mail’

LONDON – The government was preparing to save the financial sector again last night after warnings that over-leveraged Christmas cards being exchanged between bankers are “too big to mail”. Panic spread through the city yesterday as postal workers struggled to fit enormous greetings cards into their red bags. Many festive transactions failed as cards arrived at their destinations bent, crumpled... 

Office-workers rescued from ‘eight hour ordeal’

Three hundred people were pulled from a central London office block yesterday after being trapped at work for over eight hours. “We are still unsure how these people came to be inside this dull, lifeless building,” said Sergeant Robert Putnam of Westminster Fire and Rescue Service, who led the rescue attempt. “At present we are not dismissing the idea that they went inside voluntarily, despite... 

New guy at work either really shy or just despises you

According to sources within your own head, new work colleague Jason Armitage is either a very reserved kind of person, or he just really can’t stand you. When Armitage started six weeks ago, you were able to explain away his tendency to say little to you that wasn’t work related as shyness and anxiety about starting his new job. But Armitage has clearly settled in by now, leaving you to speculate...