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In the dark, unpleasant deep

Where the waters lie asleep

In the under-tidal soup

Where the world is total gloop

In sub-oceanic grunge

Lurks the great primordial sponge


Older than the passing moon

Viscous as a fresh spittoon

Filled with loathing, full of spleen

Meaner than the wolverine

The sponge has left a tiny trace

Of everything we call disgrace


Nastier than fool or doofus

Rougher than a gang of loofahs

The sponge lives in eternal night

Its cargo mean and full of spite

Older than the dinosaur

This hate upon old ocean floor



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A sponge which lived on the ancient sea bed 635 million years ago is the earliest known example of animal life, according to new research from scientists at the University of California, Riverside. Pipe bombs were sent to anti-Trump politicians in the USA. Tommy Robinson, the leader of the English Defence League, was entertained to lunch at the House of Lords by Lord Pearson, a UKIP supporter.

25 October 2018


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