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NEWSLETTER: HAPPY IDES OF MARCH, JULIUS CAESAR

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This Week:
* INTERNET FACTS - That are totally made up
* DOCTOR WHO - Edition of 2048
* BRIAN BLESSED - ALWAYS TALKS LIKE THIS

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B3ta email 624 - 21 MAR 2014

Read this newsletter while on the toilet: 
http://b3ta.com/newsletter/issue624 

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  Amusingly-titled book for sale on Amazon

  Sure it's an oldie, but that just means the
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http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0306804379/b3ta-21 
  

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http://b3ta.com/mailus/


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: WHAT B3TA PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MAKING THIS WEEK

  >> The single-use plastic challenge <<
  "A friend of mine and myself have decided to
  give up single use plastic for lent," writes
  skeltonator. "It's more of a challenge than you
  might think. It is not for any personal gain,
  more everybody's gain."
http://singleuseplastic.co.uk/


  >> @factbot1 <<
  "I've made a new twitterbot," tweets shardcore.
  "It makes up 'facts' every 4 hours and posts
  them on the internet." Follow it at: @factbot1
http://www.shardcore.org/shardpress/index.php/2014/03/17/factbot1/


  >> Roadkill - Hairball <<
  "Steve the Badger drives recklessly, Dave has a
  cough, Ed misunderstands," explains Joel
  Veitch. What more needs to be said?
http://www.b3ta.com/links/Roadkill_Hairball


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: USVSTH3M

  * 2048: Doctor Who Edition - The
  super-addictive game taking the internet by
  storm, with added Doctors.
http://games.usvsth3m.com/2048-doctor-who-edition/


  * How Big & Clever Are You - Type as many swear
  words as you can in 60 seconds. Harder than
  you'd think.
http://games.usvsth3m.com/how-big-and-clever-are-you/


  * Amateur Hacker Simulator - How many nerdy
  easter eggs can you find by guessing the
  world's most pathetically easy passwords?
http://games.usvsth3m.com/amateur-hacker-simulator/


  * Design your own New Pound Coin - Surely it'd
  look better with your face on it. Surely.
http://games.usvsth3m.com/new-pound-coin-designer/


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: SITES IN BRIEF
  Stuff we like that wasn't made by our mates

  >> What are the Conservatives doing for your area? <<
  Just click your nearest city to find out what
  those Tory scallywags are up to in your locale.
http://longtermplan.org.uk/


  >> A frank and honest answer from a politician?! <<
  Leader of Camden Council Sarah Hayward makes an
  excellent response to a written question about
  twitter use.
https://twitter.com/rahman_afzal/status/444100235439374336/photo/1


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: VIDEO SCHMIDEO
The You've Been Framed of the Information Superhighway

  >> Ways to deal with litter. <<
  Some clever little animations show you the way.
http://www.rushes.co.uk/work?item=tiny-worlds


  >> Trombonist sneezes <<
  Classical music. Classic slapstick.
  Classic.
http://b3ta.com/links/trombonist_sneezes


  >> Audience legend <<
  Man notices he's on camera in a TV audience -
  and an internet legend is born.
http://b3ta.com/links/Audience_legend


  >> Brian Blessed Outtakes <<
  As you may expect, he doesn't let his own
  mistakes slip by quietly.
http://b3ta.com/links/Brian_Blessed_Outtakes:2


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: B3TA IMAGE CHALLENGE
  Results from the Challenge of The Deep

  Last week we wanted you to show us what lurks at
  the bottom of the sea

  Your favourites included:
 
  * MUPPET: amphibian plushie scuttles sideways,
  exploring sea floor (Rubber Dubya) 
http://www.b3ta.com/board/11065818
 
  * FRENCH: Gérard Depardieu undergoes disturbing 
  blobfish makeover (Monkeon)   
http://www.b3ta.com/board/11065554
  
  * ITALIAN: resting sea-dweller celebrates
  suckerfish in song (Snappyuk) 
http://www.b3ta.com/board/11065819
  
  All these images, and the highest as voted by
  you can be found here:
http://www.b3ta.com/challenge/the-deep/


  >> New challenge: Heavy Metal <<
  This week's challenge is to give everything a 
  heavy metal makeover: extra points for cats 
  wearing bullet belts, long hair, codpieces and 
  Satan. 
http://www.b3ta.com/challenge/heavy-metal/


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  THANKS:
  This issue was written by Rob Manuel with
  David Stevenson. Stuff sent in by daf,
  unclepills, augsav, tubaman, Fluffster
  and jamtallons.
  Image challenge by Fraser Lewry.
  Mike Trinder is QOTW bloke.
  

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  TOP TIP:
  Make people think that you've just opened a
  pack of Bernard Matthews Wafer Thin Turkey
  Ham......by farting. (NoStrings)

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