An oversight at the Meux Brewery Company causes the 1814 London Beer Flood

An oversight at the Meux Brewery Company causes the 1814 London Beer Flood

The London Beer Flood occurred on 17 October 1814 at the Meux and Company Brewery in London’s Tottenham Court Road. A huge vat that contained over 600,000 litres of beer ruptured, causing other vats in the building to explode in a domino effect. Almost 1.5 million litres of beer gushed into the streets, creating a…

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$500million investment in Lyft not enough to go south of the river say black cabs

$500million investment in Lyft not enough to go south of the river say black cabs

London black cab drivers have announced that the additional $500million of funding that has just been awarded to the ride hailing app Lyft would not be enough to convince them to make a journey south of the River Thames.   The additional funding round, led by Alphabet’s CapitalG, is an extension of the $1 billion…

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Warner Bros aims to break CGI facial hair removal budget record with Justice League 2

Warner Bros aims to break CGI facial hair removal budget record with Justice League 2

  Warner Brothers have announced their aim to break the current CGI facial hair removal budget record with Justice League 2.   The movie studio is planning to go all out for the next movie in the DC comics franchise after filmgoers admitted to being more emotionally charged at seeing the unsubtle CGI work done…

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Chinese tech giant Tencent is now worth more than a dime

Chinese tech giant Tencent is now worth more than a dime

  The Chinese social media giant Tencent is now worth considerably more than ten cents and is actually more valuable than Facebook.   Despite the irony of being named after one of the smallest denomination of coins available in US currency, Tencent’s Hong Kong-listed shares have doubled in value this year making it the first…

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London buses on routes through affluent areas fuelled by artisan coffee

London buses on routes through affluent areas fuelled by artisan coffee

  London buses that pass through affluent areas of the city will be powered by artisan coffee blends according to a statement released by the Mayor’s office this week.   Waste artisan coffee grounds that have been gathered from London’s priciest independent coffee shops will be used to help power buses whose routes pass through…

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Tesla accused of stealing truck / sports car combo idea from Knight Rider

Tesla accused of stealing truck / sports car combo idea from Knight Rider

  Tesla has been accused of stealing its new truck / sports car combo idea from the 1980s television show Knight Rider.   The electric car maker unveiled its first electric articulated lorry, which is designed to challenge diesel trucks as king of the road alongside a new roadster which Chairman Elon Musk said will…

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Sepp Blatter gets showered with fake money by comedian Simon Brodkin

Sepp Blatter gets showered with fake money by comedian Simon Brodkin

Have you ever thrown fake money at a disgraced official at a press conference for an international sporting body? If you have, you’re not alone. Simon Brodkin – the brains behind comic creations Lee Nelson and Jason Bent, walked up to Sepp Blatter at a press conference in Zurich posing as dim-witted spoof footballer Jason…

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Anti money laundering information request – Kazakh 24 hr. massage services

Anti money laundering information request – Kazakh 24 hr. massage services

Date: 16/11/2017   Dear Mr Karimov. Like many businesses, “Karimov 24 Hr. Massage Services” must comply with Anti Money Laundering Legislation, which are intended to inhibit the activities of terrorists and other criminals. If we fail to perform these duties, we risk prosecution that may lead to imprisonment. Before we accept your instructions for the…

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W1nners’ Club Problem Page – Jealous of a colleague with a broken leg

W1nners’ Club Problem Page – Jealous of a colleague with a broken leg

  Dear Darcus, I’m rather jealous of a colleague in the office that has a broken leg. Ever since he came back to work, all the girls are constantly asking him what happened when he broke it and some of the more attractive ones have even asked if they can sign it. The person in…

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10 of the strangest children’s books we’ve ever been asked to review

10 of the strangest children’s books we’ve ever been asked to review

If you are a regular reader of W1nners’ Club content, you’ll know that we have a fairly relaxed attitude to some of the content we carry on our website. Unfortunately however, as a result of our long standing reputation for open-mindedness, certain shall we say – er, ‘niche’ publishers see us as a soft option…

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