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Uncle Broomcorn’s Odd Edge: News from the fringes of normality! No. 1

Welcome to the first instalment of Uncle Broomcorn’s Odd Edge – a roundup of news stories from the weird to the astounding. Naked Bike Ride! If you’re not really a fan of all the competition and physical exertion involved in Britain’s sporting events this summer – what with Wimbledon, the Olympics etc… then why not give a naked bike ride a go? Earlier this month plenty of clothing-adverse cyclists took to the streets of London, baring all in celebration of World Naked Bike Ride Day! Whatever you might think about this activity, I for one am bang up for exercise …

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The BIG ONE for ONE DROP: Huge $1million Buy-in Tournament

The World Series of Poker has announced an astonishing $1,000,000 buy-in tournament that will take place on the 1st July at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas! Not only will this gigantic poker event see the first ever Platinum WSOP Bracelet awarded to the winner, the tournament will donate $111,111 (11.1%) from every single buy-in to the charity ONE DROP – this means that if the 48 player* cap is reached, over $5 million will be raised! ONE DROP is a non-governmental organisation established in Montreal, Canada by Guy Lamberté (founder of Cirque du Soleil). One Drop’s aim …

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