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Video: Idiotic man sets off a firework in his own pocket for a £10 bet

Video: Idiotic man sets off a firework in his own pocket for a £10 bet

For the love of jaysus please don't try this at home...

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Video: Idiotic man sets off a firework in his own pocket for a £10 bet

For the love of jaysus please don't try this at home...

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Was Santa on shrooms?

Have you ever wondered how the story of Santa and his 'flying' reindeer started? One theory is that magic mushrooms were involved...

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Do we really have proof that being a rock star is bad for your health?

A group of scientists over in the UK took it upon themselves to see if the rock star lifestyle was dangerous to your health. Seriously...

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What's all this talk about a Cork passport?

The news that next year will see a Cork passport introduced will not be a major surprise to anyone, but why is a passport needed for Cork and who is entitled to one?

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Dumb it Down: Is Silvio Berlusconi getting married again?

Our favourite Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is up to his old tricks...with someone fifty years younger than him.

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What's this I hear about elephants drinking vodka to stay warm?

Two elephants nearly suffered a bad case of frostbite in Siberia before two cases of vodka came to their rescue...

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Hold on, who just won Time Person of the Year?

Everyone remembers Kim Jong Il, particularly for his portrayal in Team America, but his son Kim Jong Un is  having a bumper year this year.

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What's all this about mutant super rats?

Dumb it Down casts its eye on the powerful new breed of rats who seem to be indestructible!

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What's going on with this helium shortage?

We're going to dumb it up today for a change with the news that the world is running out of helium!

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So what's all this about Enda winning the Nobel Prize?

Enda Kenny is off on another jaunt today, he's getting an award for himself while representing the EU. Not just any prize mind, he's getting the Nobel peace prize.

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Is it true that beer can kill colds?

According to a new study from Japan, consuming large quantities of a key ingredient in beer can protect against winter bugs. However, it sounds a bit too good to be true.

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Why are Italian turkeys ruining Ireland's Christmas?

There have been reports today that Irish turkey farmers aren't the happiest bunch in town and it's all because of Italian turkeys. What's going on?

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What's all this about a homeless guy's rabbit getting chucked in the Liffey?

You may have heard the story last summer about a 'hooded youth' throwing a homeless guy's pet rabbit into the Liffey. The homeless guy, John, jumped in to save his rabbit and give it CPR. Well, he's in the news again...

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Whats going on at Shannon Airport?

There’s been a lot of fuss going on at Shannon Airport…talk of new jobs, talk of separations-so what’s really going on in Whest’s best airport?

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What's all this about flexible mobile phones?

There have been reports today that flexible phones will hit the market by 2013, but what exactly are they and how will they make our lives better?

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Is Ireland really one of the best places in the world to be born?

According to a new study, Ireland is one of the top countries in the world to be born in. So can count yourself lucky if you and the missus have a bun in the oven.

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What's all this about a Late Late Toy Show scam?

You may have heard the news today about an SMS scam telling you that you’ve won tickets to the Toy Show? Well we want to find out what's going on...

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Why is everyone on Facebook posting about their copyrights?

There have been a good few people who have posted 'copyright protection statements' on their Facebook page. We want to know why?

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Can I actually rent the 'Popemobile' for my stag party in Ireland?

According to reports today the Irish Popemobile has been turned into a 'party bus', which is now available to rent... We didn't even know there was an 'Irish' Popemobile.

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Are Japan's ninjas really going extinct?

There are reports today that the silent assassins we know as ninjas are dying out and soon they'll be 'extinct'. Better get those secret 'hits' in now...

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So what exactly is 'Thanksgiving Day'?

Today marks 'Thanksgiving Day' over in the US, but what exactly is it and why aren't we getting a slice of the traditional pumpkin pie?

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