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James Blunt will play the first post-lockdown full house and he got there before everyone else - the poke

James Blunt will play the first post-lockdown full house and he got there before everyone else

In things gradually returning to a sort of normal news, James Blunt will be the first performer to play to a post-lockdown full house, reports the BBC. Singer James Blunt will be the first performer allowed to play a full house since 17 March 2020. https://t.co/KJyc9PZmUL — BBC London (@BBCLondonNews) May 4, 2021 We mention […] The post James Blunt will play the first post-lockdown full house and he got there before everyone else appeared first on The Poke.
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The way this dog ferociously holds onto this ball is a very funny watch - the poke

The way this dog ferociously holds onto this ball is a very funny watch

It’s not unusual for a dog to be unwilling to give up a ball after going to all that effort to fetch it in the first place. But you might never have seen a dog so unwilling to give up its ball as this one. Nor, very possibly, in quite the same way. @fritzmortimer His […] The post The way this dog ferociously holds onto this ball is a very funny watch appeared first on The Poke.
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Bride Uninvites Her Family From Her Wedding After Her Parents Demand She Shares It With Her Sister - bored panda

Bride Uninvites Her Family From Her Wedding After Her Parents Demand She Shares It With Her Sister

Everyone who's planning to get married probably has a pretty clear vision of what they want their big day to look like. However... The post Bride Uninvites Her Family From Her Wedding After Her Parents Demand She Shares It With Her Sister first appeared on Bored Panda.
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This guy asked a masseuse for a ‘happy ending’ and ended up hilariously pummelled - the poke

This guy asked a masseuse for a ‘happy ending’ and ended up hilariously pummelled

This exchange of messages went wildly viral after it was shared by Amber Says over on Facebook. It’s an anonymous guy who had a particular (and particularly grim) request of a masseuse and got entirely the response he deserved. 1. 2. 3. 4. And here are just a few of the many, many comments it […] The post This guy asked a masseuse for a ‘happy ending’ and ended up hilariously pummelled appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 10 hours ago
This drumming grandma has gone viral because she has mad skills - the poke

This drumming grandma has gone viral because she has mad skills

TikTok has been taken by storm by a drumming grandma with next-level stick skills. Calling herself @taylor.dorothea – as well as The Godmother of Drumming – the former drum corps member and current drum tutor has gone viral with a slick demonstration of how to play ‘doubles’. @taylor.dorothea ##foryoupage ##fyp ##doublestrokeroll ##drummer ##godmotherofdrumming ##practicemakesperfectt ♬ […] The post This drumming grandma has gone viral because she has mad skills appeared first on The Poke.
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Netflix’s ‘Love Is Blind’ Wants To Hire A Photographer To Shoot 5 Weddings ‘For Exposure’

Netflix's Love Is Blind thinks it's totally fair to pay their photographers in exposure. The post Netflix's 'Love Is Blind' Wants To Hire A Photographer To Shoot 5 Weddings 'For Exposure' first appeared on Bored Panda.
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This rescued baby seal’s first swimming lesson wins ‘aww!’ of the day - the poke

This rescued baby seal’s first swimming lesson wins ‘aww!’ of the day

Nothing to see here, just a rescued baby seal getting its first swimming lesson. The video went viral after it was shared by m33gs over on Reddit. It’s the first not entirely successful time it puts its nose under the water that does it for us. And it turned out we weren’t alone … ‘The […] The post This rescued baby seal’s first swimming lesson wins ‘aww!’ of the day appeared first on The Poke.
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This 3D-printed Julius Caesar has an apt surprise - the poke

This 3D-printed Julius Caesar has an apt surprise

Over on Reddit’s r/Funny forum, u/FoamBrick has put their 3D printer to excellent use to make their mum a gift. This is the front view … And this is the back … Our one question is – why didn’t they make a knife block? READ MORE “First go at 3D printing” Source r/Funny Image r/Funny, […] The post This 3D-printed Julius Caesar has an apt surprise appeared first on The Poke.
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The UK has sent the Navy to monitor a fishing dispute between France and Jersey – 17 shots across the bow - the poke

The UK has sent the Navy to monitor a fishing dispute between France and Jersey – 17 shots across the bow

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, a chest-puffing exercise seems to have broken out between France and the UK, over post-Brexit fishing rules. The row has resulted in threats to cut the island off from the French electricity grid and a rumoured blockade of the Port of Jersey. […] The post The UK has sent the Navy to monitor a fishing dispute between France and Jersey – 17 shots across the bow appeared first on The Poke.
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Eric Trump gave Joe Biden a vocabulary lecture and this comeback was A++ - the poke

Eric Trump gave Joe Biden a vocabulary lecture and this comeback was A++

It’s probably not entirely a surprise that Eric Trump isn’t impressed by Joe Biden. But stick with us, please, because here’s Trump lecturing the president on his vocabulary on Fox News and journalist @Acyn had the perfect comeback. A lecture on vocabulary pic.twitter.com/OlcedRGGzu — Acyn (@Acyn) May 5, 2021 Ooof. A lot of what Eric […] The post Eric Trump gave Joe Biden a vocabulary lecture and this comeback was A++ appeared first on The Poke.
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Artist Turns Everyday Things Into Spaceships, And The Result Is Out Of This World (23 New Pics) - bored panda

Artist Turns Everyday Things Into Spaceships, And The Result Is Out Of This World (23 New Pics)

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What are relatives for if not manipulating them into working for you for free? Oh, that's right, money! The post Person Can't Decide If They're A Jerk For Refusing To Pay Bills For A House They House-Sat, Asks The Internet first appeared on Bored Panda.
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Guy Wanted A Happy Ending But Got A Sad Ending For Free In A Hilarious Chat That Went Viral - bored panda

Guy Wanted A Happy Ending But Got A Sad Ending For Free In A Hilarious Chat That Went Viral

"I apologize for the low stock at the moment. Can I interest you in a sad ending?" The post Guy Wanted A Happy Ending But Got A Sad Ending For Free In A Hilarious Chat That Went Viral first appeared on Bored Panda.
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Laurence Fox trolled the NHS and his magnificent self-own earned a standing ovation - the poke

Laurence Fox trolled the NHS and his magnificent self-own earned a standing ovation

Just a day to go until the London mayoral elections and while we’re naturally interested in who wins, we’ll mostly be looking to see how Laurence Fox fares (last time we looked, you might remember, he was neck and neck with Count Binface). We only mention the F-word because he’s been on Twitter trolling the […] The post Laurence Fox trolled the NHS and his magnificent self-own earned a standing ovation appeared first on The Poke.
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This hilarious sketch shows how Jesus’ wine miracle went down with his friends - the poke

This hilarious sketch shows how Jesus’ wine miracle went down with his friends

A sketch by comedian and video-maker Adrian Bliss has gone viral, because it’s so funny and oddly relatable – despite being about Jesus performing the miracle of turning water into wine. @adrianbliss Jesus turns water into wine. ##jesus ##comedy ♬ original sound – Adrian Bliss With more than eight million views in four days, TikTok […] The post This hilarious sketch shows how Jesus’ wine miracle went down with his friends appeared first on The Poke.
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Our 14 favourite reactions to this odd photo of the Bidens and the Carters - the poke

Our 14 favourite reactions to this odd photo of the Bidens and the Carters

The current US president and his wife, Joe and Dr. Jill Biden, recently paid a visit to the oldest living former president and his wife, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, at their home in Georgia. A photo of the occasion was shared by the Carter Center, a charitable organisation founded by the couple shortly after his […] The post Our 14 favourite reactions to this odd photo of the Bidens and the Carters appeared first on The Poke.
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This epic Battlebots confrontation went viral and got us nostalgic for Robot Wars - the poke

This epic Battlebots confrontation went viral and got us nostalgic for Robot Wars

This epic confrontation on Battlebots, an American close relative of the original Robot Wars, went viral on Reddit and it’s a fabulously entertaining watch. It’s enough to get us all nostalgic for Robot Wars. Just not when Jeremy Clarkson was presenting it. And it prompted many, many comments on Reddit of which these are just […] The post This epic Battlebots confrontation went viral and got us nostalgic for Robot Wars appeared first on The Poke.
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Ikea’s epic takedown of this flag-waving American went viral all over again - the poke

Ikea’s epic takedown of this flag-waving American went viral all over again

Ikea’s epic takedown of this flag-waving American has gone viral all over again because it’s just so good. If ever a comeback was one for the ages, then it’s surely this one. ‘When u get rekted by a furniture shop,’ said vins650 who shared it over on Reddit. And just in case that’s tricky to […] The post Ikea’s epic takedown of this flag-waving American went viral all over again appeared first on The Poke.
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The bubbles on this sparkling wine formed a perfect circle and it’s blowing minds - the poke

The bubbles on this sparkling wine formed a perfect circle and it’s blowing minds

Well, blowing people’s minds might be a slight exaggeration, but the particular pattern formed by the bubbles on the surface of this glass of sparkling wine is, well, impressive. via Gfycat Would you look at that … ‘Your wine appears to be … loading?’ Alexius6th And if you’re thinking there’s probable a reason for that, […] The post The bubbles on this sparkling wine formed a perfect circle and it’s blowing minds appeared first on The Poke.
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Chicken vs dog is ‘Best game of chase you will ever see’ - the poke

Chicken vs dog is ‘Best game of chase you will ever see’

The chicken chasing this dog around a stack of palettes is an unreasonably entertaining watch. Just when you think you’ve seen enough, it pulls you right back in again. The clip was shared on Imgur by OctopussSevenTwo who said ‘Best game of chase you will ever see’ and it’s now been watched by 11 million […] The post Chicken vs dog is ‘Best game of chase you will ever see’ appeared first on The Poke.
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Professor Cooks 3770-Year-Old Mesopotamian Dishes Using Recipes Written On A Tablet

Professor Cooks 3770-Year-Old Mesopotamian Dishes Using Recipes Written On A Tablet

bored panda - 10 months ago

The recent lockdown has surely sparked an inner chef in most of us. With endless egg and flour hoards, weve seen people baking and trying out some pretty questionable recipes with little to no success.

Meanwhile, Bill Sutherland was also busy in the kitchen, but with a different kind of project in mind. The professor of conservation biology at the University of Cambridge rolled up his sleeves and cooked up some very intricate meals as carved on an ancient Mesopotamian tablet. You see, its not just some avocado toast. Apparently, these 3770-year-old dishes like lamb stew and elamite broth are the oldest recipes existing.

In a viral Twitter thread, Bill showed us what to expect from such ancient delicacies and for those who worry about the well-being of his stomach, let me tell you Bill says its the best Mesopotamian meal I have eaten.”

The professor cooked some of the oldest recipes existing from a Mesopotamian tablet and his thread went viral

Bill’s Babylonian dining consisted of 4 intricate dishes and a loaf of bread

Bored Panda reached out to Professor Bill Sutherland to find out more about his Mesopotamian cooking experience.

Bill heard about the recipes from Dr. Moudhy Al-Rashid, whos a real expert on Mesopotamian culture. He bought the book about the Yale Collection and thought “it would be fun to try and cook them.

This was about an hour of planning and a couple of hours cooking, said Bill. But in no way did he expect so many to take interest in his peculiar Twitter thread. Currently, 3.7 million people have seen this, the professor said in disbelief.

Simply delicious lamb stew with a sharp edge

Bill also said the instructions were astonishingly terse and perplexing. Thats why he sometimes had to make guesses, like I didnt fry the onion and garlic that was sprinkled on top as it wasnt in the recipe. He also added the sourdough breadcrumbs and then baked it so it was like a crumble, but perhaps I should have used it as a sauce thickener.

Show-stealer Tuh’u packed with flavor

Having said that, the recipes were surprisingly easy to cook. You probably wouldnt consider them odd if served to you. The professor said they all had lots of leek, onions, garlic, and coriander, which he enjoyed.

Bills favorite one was a lamb stew with barley cakes made by his daughter Tessa. I sprinkled a couple of cakes in and they made a lovely thick stew. I mean, whod ever need a restaurant when you’ve got these?

Laden with bread crumbs, the ”Unwinding” looks cool but lacked some character

This modern version of Elamite broth has no sheep’s blood in it

Apparently, there’s a whole book dedicated to Babylonian cuisine

And this is what people had to say

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