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  1. 13 points
    I am not the Duke of Edinburgh. Please desist from spreading unfounded rumours.
  2. 7 points
    He survived 24 years leading an unstable state.
  3. 4 points
  4. 4 points
    He might consider death the preferred option to that.
  5. 4 points
    idk she looks pretty healthy in that photo to me
  6. 3 points
    I think Rosalynn is also likely to go quite soon after - put her on the list.
  7. 3 points
    With a combined age of 211 years, one couple in Austin, Texas, has been named the oldest living couple in the world, according to Guinness World Records. John Henderson is 106 and his wife, Charlotte, is 105. On December 15, they will celebrate 80 years of marriage. SC
  8. 3 points
  9. 2 points
    Yes, "myself and" really boils my piss too. If you're going to be ungrammatical, why not keep it traditional with the old-school "me and". I suppose they all think "myself" is correct.
  10. 2 points
    Something tells me that even through he's survived this, he may still not make it to the end of 2019.
  11. 2 points
    He's one tough cookie is our Jimmy Carter
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  13. 2 points
    In mid-1964, when he was clearly approaching the end and frail, friends used to ask Winston Churchill how he felt, and he described the sensation as being at the end of a long air flight, hanging around above the airport, waiting for the clearance to land and rest. Jimmy's now taxiing above the landing strip imo.
  14. 2 points
    This is, for remainers or even just people not on the hard right, just a tactical voting exercise. Everyone needs to check who’s most likely to unseat a Tory and potentially end up voting for a party they’d in normal circumstances rather shit into their hands and clap than elect. Myself included this time. But it relies on remainfolk/non-right-wingers thinking to do that check (because Lab and Lib won’t get their shit together and work with each other) and we as a nation are shit at doing that. It’s gonna be close.
  15. 2 points
    There's a A transit of Mercury today when the planet Mercury passes directly between the Sun and the Earth, becoming visible against (and hence obscuring a small portion of) the solar disk. During a transit, Mercury appears as a tiny black dot moving across the disk of the Sun. Mercury will begin to creep onto the sun's disk at 1235hrs GMT and it will take about 5 hour and 28 minutes to make its way across, with the transit ending at 1804hrs GMT. The next transit will be on 13th November 2032.
  16. 2 points
    Blackpool have just confirmed Cyril Robinson has died aged 90. The last player from their successful 1953 fa Cup final
  17. 2 points
    I think the lovely but sadly increasingly frail looking Duchess of Kent who turns 87 next year should be strongly considered by voters to go on next year's list.
  18. 2 points
    Scientist and renowned proponent of the gaia theory centenarian James Lovelock is definitely a worthy name for consideration for this list.
  19. 2 points
    Emmerdale soap matriarch Annie Sugden AKA centenarian Sheila Mercier should definitely keep her place on this list.
  20. 2 points
    The GRO Death Index has recently been updated to cover deaths from 1984 to 2019 although the index only gives year of birth and not full d.o.b. It's free to search, although you need to register. Still a gap between 1957 and 1984, but FreeBMD has that pretty much covered. https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/indexes_search.asp
  21. 2 points
    Surely that amount of boobage didn't require three straps.
  22. 2 points
    It's not actually. 9 times out of 10 in these situations mass death is caused by panic and crowd crushes rather than actual fire, so the fire brigade try to avoid that as well as put out the fire. In the case of Grenfell, no one had bothered to tell the fire service about the flammable cheap cladding, so they worked on the standard principle: avoid panic, isolate area of fire, evacuate the necessary, put out fire. The firemen used the safety advice that helps to save thousands of British lives every year. Its just that in this instance, crucial information was kept from them and the residents, and well, the results were as they are. JRM is using hindsight to judge and thus is open to criticism.
  23. 1 point
    And the Divination Award of 2019 goes toooo...
  24. 1 point
    No more jazz for Carmen McRae after this day 25 years ago, aged 72.
  25. 1 point
    But the issue that the fire service was not contrary to common sense. The only reason the advice didn't work is because the cladding spread the fire round the outside of the building and quickened the spread of the fire. That's why is remarks are so offensive. If it wasn't for the council having ignored safety fears then the advice would have been correct; it's only 'common sense' to leave a burning high rise flat if the high rise flat has been made stupidly more flammable than it actually is.
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