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March 29, 2014 at 3:42 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Infidelity starts three to five years into a marriage, says new survey: “Three to five years into a marriage is the most common time for the man or woman to have an affair, a new survey has claimed. According to research by AshleyMadison.com, the most commonly-used extra-marital dating website in the world, the ‘seven-year itch’ is a thing of the past. Not only does infidelity start much sooner than this, the site also concluded that a couple’s first pregnancy is likely to prompt an affair. Interestingly, the research showed that it is equally both men and women who are likely to cheat at this time. AshleyMadison has 25 million members in 35 countries around the world. It’s founder, Noel Biderman, says the time when a couple first have a child is so difficult, it can prompt one of the spouses to cheat. ‘Sexual desires and attractiveness may decrease during and after the birth of a first child and trigger affairs,’ he says.” The average age of AshleyMadison members is 30-40, with an equal amount of men and women seeking affairs.”

Alice in Wonderland’s house for sale: “This is the house where Lewis Carroll met the real-life Alice and stared into the looking glass that transported his much-loved character into another world. And all of it, including the famous mirror that the adventurous child walked through in the second volume of the author’s much-loved series of novels, could be yours for £1million. The three-storey, five bedroom house in Charlton Kings, Gloucestershire, a suburb of Cheltenham, was home to Alice Liddell and was where Carroll – whose real name was Rev Charles Lutwidge Dodgson – stayed for four days in the 1860s. The house still features the giant, ornately framed mirror that is said to have inspired the idea behind the second volume of his stories, Through The Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There. The property, last sold in 1981, was built for the Liddell family in 1862 and the daughters of Henry Liddell, the dean of Christ Church College in Oxford, were sent to live there when their mother was expecting her fourth child.”

Old ‘dazzle camouflage’ to be revived: “Two antique ships are set to be repainted with special ‘dazzle’ camouflage as part of an art project marking the 100th anniversary of the First World War. Modern artists are designing a unique pattern for the vessels, which are currently docked in London and Liverpool after being taken out of active service. The dazzle ships are based on the paint used to disguise British and American warships during the Second World War. They were decorated with black and white jagged lines in a bid to make it more difficult for the enemy to work out their exact position and the direction they were travelling. Dazzle camouflage, used during the First World War, was an example of the collaboration of art with national defence. Inspired by cubist and vorticist artworks, painter Norman Wilkinson proposed painting ships with jagged stripes and lines in a bid to cut down on the number lost to the Germans.”

Offroad tricycle: “Called the Juggernaut, the $2500 bike can ride with ease across snow and ice, and easily ride across curbs and steps. The father and son inventors claim its two front wheels give the bike far more stability. ‘The rider has the stability of three wheels, but rides in a more efficient upright position,’ the firm says. ‘The rider steers with more stability over curbs and steps without any special skills or training. ‘A rider can bank into a turn like riding a bicycle due to the shoulder-width distance between the two front wheels and the front suspension. The idea came from experiencing the challenges of carrying a surfboard on a bike with a surf rack to a local surf break and having to dismount to push the bike up stairs and through deep sand, the firm said. The company experimented with several designs, and now Rungu Trikes roll through deep sand and up short flights of stairs.”

‘I fell in love with his dog first’: “An animal lover met her husband-to-be on a dating site after falling for the online profile picture of his black pet Labrador. Katie Beddo, 31, from Darlington, County Durham, immediately thought ‘his owner must be a bit of a laugh to do that’, and decided to get in touch. Farmer Richard Craggs, 30, had been on Match.com for months without success, so for a laugh switched his profile image to one of his pet pooch George. But when dog-lover Katie spotted it she was so smitten by the cute Labrador she contacted Richard to praise him for his wit and adorable pet. Five years on and the pair have married, have a 12 week-old daughter Bethany and live together at Katie’s home. Primary school teacher Katie said: ‘I always wanted a dog so when I spotted George online it made me laugh and think ‘Aww how cute!’ Richard’s pet George is a working dog and helps him out on his brother and parent’s family-run farm”

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