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Today’s Trivia

 

via overthinkingit.com

via overthinkingit.com

 

Welcome to Daily Trivia. There is a game to play here. The photo above relates to one of the items below. The first reader to correctly tell us in the comments what item the photo belongs to, and why, gets bragging rights. Sometimes they are obvious, other times the obvious answer is the decoy. Can you figure it out tonight?

 

Brazil has a system to distribute women’s breast milk around the country to those who don’t have any. (source)

 

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Admit it – you want to be ‘that guy’

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Still can’t get by without her Dad

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Daily Roundup

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HE DID IT!   HE’S BACK ON TOP!!!

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Darwin denied his rightful rewards

I’m just going to leave this without any further comment

An Alexandra couple hope others can learn from their near-death experience after being trapped in their new “keyless” car in their own garage for almost 13 hours.

Confusion about operating their Mazda 3 hatchback led Mollieanne and Brian Smith to believe there was no way to get out after they got stuck inside last month.

After becoming trapped about 7pm on November 5, their attempts to escape included sounding the horn and trying to smash a window with a car jack.

Mrs Smith said it was Guy Fawkes night, and no one would have noticed the horn due to fireworks.

When they were freed by neighbours about 7.45am the next day, Mrs Smith was unconscious and her husband was struggling to breathe.

She said they were told by emergency services if they had spent another half hour in the car and they could have died.

Afterwards, Mrs Smith spent three days in Dunstan Hospital.

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The NZ Herald’s number one fanboi gums Auckland Council COO for $101M overspend

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Bernard Orsman, as we imagine him, taking it to the Auckland Council

Bernard Orsman just can’t bring himself to bite the hand that feeds him

An Auckland Council IT project originally budgeted to cost $71 million should be delivered for the new cost of $172 million, says a senior council executive.

“I’m not going to go through another media expose on NewCore in 18 months’ time,” chief operating officer Dean Kimpton told the council’s audit and risk committee on Tuesday.

Last month, the Herald revealed the soaring cost of the NewCore IT project, which is key to delivering better services and promised savings to the Super City model.

Mr Kimpton said the NewCore system would simplify issues that upset Aucklanders, such as not being able to book learn-to-swim programmes online.

He outlined steps the council was taking to ensure the revised cost and deadlines were met.

Call me a cynic, but in 18 months we’ll be talking about it not being completed, and the need to “re-purpose” more money to close the gap.   Spending another $101M in 18 months isn’t that hard, but actually producing a working IT system is.   Read more »

Stop bashing your family you feral scum!

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An increasing number of younger men are using violence against family members – “mostly mums” – a specialist family violence agency says.

Of about 190 men listed on family violence police incident reports in North Canterbury in a 12-month period, 23 were aged 15 to 19.

The majority, about 30 per cent, were aged between 20 and 29, and five were under 15.

Ramon York, a Rangiora-based ReachOut worker, said he had observed an “enormous increase” in family violence cases involving younger men.

“There are far more young people coming up on the [incident reports], that is young boys and girls who are acting out against their mum or their brothers and sisters . . . mums mostly.”

The elephant in the room is…. where are the fathers?   Read more »