A mother feeds her baby avocado for the first time

May 15, 2015 at 12:56 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

New mother claims Arab doctor left his MOBILE PHONE inside her after delivering her baby: “A Jordanian woman claims a doctor left his mobile phone in her abdomen after delivering her baby by Caesarean section. Hanan Mahmoud Abdul Karim, 36, was admitted to a private hospital in Amman, Jordan, for the operation on April 24th this year. Her mother, Majeda Abdul Hamid, told local media that her daughter gave birth to a 4.8kg boy (10.5 lbs) and as all appeared to be well, she was sent home from hospital. But later, she claims her family noticed her stomach vibrating and she began suffering terrible pain. Hanan was then allegedly rushed to the casualty department of Al Bashir public hospital, where X-rays revealed there was a foreign object in her abdomen. She claims surgeons quickly operated to remove the phone. Her case was brought up in the Jordanian parliament, where parliament member Salim Al Bataynah called on the Jordanian government to resign as a result of the scandal.”

How to make a train arrive on time: “Rail bosses have found the perfect solution to make the least punctual train service in Britain run on time – miss out a station and add three minutes to the timetable. Southern Rail’s 7.29am Brighton to London Victoria service was dubbed the ‘worst train service in Britain’ after it failed to arrive on time at all last year – despite commuters paying £5,000 for a season ticket. But angry passengers have accused the company of ‘moving the goalposts’ and simply ‘massaging’ their statistics by extending the timetable of the perpetually late train in a desperate bid to ‘improve performance statistics’ and make it look as if it is arriving on time. Some suspected it was a move to avoid paying daily penalties for poor punctuality. So now, instead of arriving in London at 8.35am, the firm’s new summer timetable which will be introduced this Sunday has it arriving three minutes later. In addition, it will no longer stop at Wivelsfield near Haywards Heath, East Sussex. Southern Rail was ridiculed when it was emerged one of the nation’s busiest commuter services failed to arrive on schedule for any of its 240 journeys in 2014.”

Can having a short penis ruin your chances of reproduction? “Size really does matter when it comes to sex – at least in seed bugs. These creatures have a bizarre, coiled penis that is 70 per cent their body length – or 7mm long. In a painful sounding experiment, scientists have found that cutting off the bug’s penis to make it shorter affects their chances of having progeny. It may sound obvious, but the scientists insist their results aren’t as self-evident as they may seem because the bug is so well-endowed. In most species, cutting the penis would result in a catastrophic loss of function, but the seed bug’s penis is different. It is a pipe-like structure that has no nerves, muscles and blood vessels and appears to be far longer than the female organ can accommodate. Researchers at St Andrews University shortened the creature’s organ and then used X-ray scanning to create high-resolution 3D models of the bugs having sex. They discovered that the shorter the penis was cut, the less successful the bugs were at reproduction.

2,800 year old Japanese figurine valued at £70,000 sells for £1million at auction: “A rare and ancient Japanese figurine valued at £70,000 has smashed its auction estimate after it sold for £1million. The ceramic female figure was thought to have been made in the northern Tohoku region of Japan’s main island of Honshu almost 3,000 years ago. Known as a ‘dogu’, it featured a ‘beautifully plump, almost Rubenesque, female form’ with sloping shoulders which was unusual for this period. Auctioneers said that the ‘goggle-eyed’ figurine was so rare that one had never been sold like it before – making it difficult to put an accurate price on it. At some stage, the 2,800-year-old dogu had broken and at 19.5cm was only half the size it should have been. But that did not to deter potential buyers from the UK and Japan when it was sold at Sotheby’s ‘The Soul of Japanese Aesthetics’ sale in London. Auctioneers who had valued it at around £70,000 watched in shock as a fierce bidding war broke out to get the antique. The purpose of the Dogū remains unknown although theories abound. Some experts believe they are linked with fertility rituals and shamanistic rites.

Rolls-Royce announces ‘Dawn’: £250,000 luxury convertible: “For more than ten years luxury car manufacturer Rolls Royce has stuck with a single theme when it comes to naming new models of car – Phantom, Ghost and Wraith. But their latest offering breaks the tradition of naming their cars after supernatural beings with a throwback to a favourite from the 1950s. The name of their new model, ‘Dawn’, is reminiscent of their 1952 Silver Dawn convertible. ‘Dawn is a beautiful new open-top motor car with a name that suggests the fresh opportunities that every new day holds – an awakening, an opening up of one’s senses and a burst of sunshine. The new model will go on sale early next year, Autocar reported, and the mechanical make up of the car is expected to be almost identical to the Wraith model. Dawn is expected to have a price tag approaching £250,000.

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