W1nners Club Problem Page – My colleagues think i’m tight fisted

W1nners Club Problem Page – My colleagues think i’m tight fisted

  Dear Darcus, My colleagues at work think I’m tight fisted. They may have a point in that I refuse to buy umbrellas to protect me from the rain and instead I use a 5p carrier bag to protect my head from the bad weather (it’s the same carrier bag I use for shopping B.T.W.)…

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A history of how it became possible to play Candy Crush on the daily commute: Part 1

A history of how it became possible to play Candy Crush on the daily commute: Part 1

Video games weren’t always the hi-tech, super-immersive entertainment form they are today. Back when The W1nners’ Club was nothing more than a twinkle in its father’s eye, people had to connect bulky wooden games consoles to their black and white television sets just to be able to indulge in any form of interactive entertainment. As…

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You’ve just been sacked…………why not set up your own record label?

You’ve just been sacked…………why not set up your own record label?

Here’s how to say ‘unemployment’ in some of the most random languages we can think of: Gortsazrkut’yun = Armenian Bēkāri = Bangla Nezaměstnanost = Czech Werkloosheid = Dutch Senlaboreco = Esperanto Bērōjagārī = Nepali Kubasa = Shona Arbetslöshet = Swedish Ho hloka mosebetsi = Sesotho Diweithdra = Welsh Ukungasebenzi = Zulu Now that we’ve got…

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The 5 best places to have sex in the office

The 5 best places to have sex in the office

A sultry smile over the photocopier, flushed cheeks by the watercooler, eruptive laughter at your terrible jokes – you may have all the elements in place for a workplace romance. Whilst this would never happen to anybody that works here at The W1nners’ Club, we have nevertheless put together a list of places in the…

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Apple loses $30bn after the launch of Apple Maps on iOS 6

Apple loses $30bn after the launch of Apple Maps on iOS 6

On 19th September 2012, Apple released the first incarnation of its map service on iOS, thus replacing Google Maps as the default mapping service for Apple operating systems. Subsequent to the initial launch, the company received unprecedented amounts of criticism from users and media for incorrect directions, a lack of support for public transportation users…

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IKEA launches a pre-destroyed furniture line for cats and dogs

IKEA launches a pre-destroyed furniture line for cats and dogs

  IKEA has just launched a new collection of pre-destroyed furniture designed exclusively for pets.   The Lurvig furniture range, which means “hairy” in Swedish, made its pilot launch in five countries at the start of October and was inspired by the IKEA Head Product Designer’s badly behaved pet collie ‘Hjalmar.’ IKEA Head Product Designer…

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eBay paid its 2016 corporation tax in selfie sticks

eBay paid its 2016 corporation tax in selfie sticks

  The UK arm of eBay paid its corporation tax last year in selfie sticks even though its US parent had total revenues from UK operations of $1.32bn (£1bn).   The company declined to confirm whether the selfie sticks in question were Bluetooth selfie sticks that are compatible with the i-phone 4, 5, 5s, 6…

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McDonalds to become a Chinese take away after the success of its Szechuan sauce

McDonalds to become a Chinese take away after the success of its Szechuan sauce

McDonalds has announced plans to turn itself into a Chinese take away chain after the recent success of its Szechuan sauce.   Despite being on sale for only a single day, no product relaunch has provoked an outpouring of such public emotion since Robin Thicke announced he was going back into the studio to record…

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Dove Soap advert claims Keira Knightley used to be Mr. T

Dove Soap advert claims Keira Knightley used to be Mr. T

  The latest advert for Dove soap makes the rather bold claim that actress Keira Knightley used to be Mr. T. before using the company’s product.   The advert shows Mr. T’s character B.A. Baracus, shooting at bad guys (and missing them of course), refusing to board a plane and pumping weights at the gym…

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Shops will accept supermarket trolleys as payment instead of new £1 coins

Shops will accept supermarket trolleys as payment instead of new £1 coins

  Thousands of shops in the UK will ignore the Royal Mint’s deadline to stop accepting the old £1 coins and will happily receive payment in supermarket trolleys instead.   A small business trade organisation representing 170,000 companies, has advised its members to accept the trolleys as payment because the changeover period for the new…

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