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June 25, 2015 at 12:57 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Panic among Sydney drivers as at least 20 cars break down on major freeway at the SAME TIME after filling up with dodgy fuel: “At least 20 cars have broken down on a major freeway at the same time after drivers filled up with dodgy fuel at a nearby service station. During peak hour, the vehicles came to a stand still on Sydney’s M4 after they exited from the Caltex at Prospect – in the city’s west – on Thursday morning. It is believed the drivers of the cars had filled their tanks with E10 fuel. ‘Almost certainly what has occurred is water has contaminated the fuel tanks and has caused all these breakdowns.’ Caltex spokesman Sam Collyer told 9News the offending pump had been closed off following the incident and a member of their technical team had investigated what had happened. He confirmed the incident had been caused by water in the fuel. ‘Clearly, water and fuel don’t mix and that looks like it’s the cause of the issue,’ Mr Collyer said. The Caltex spokesman stressed this was a one-off incident.

Racehorses are getting faster, scientists conclude: “Racehorses are getting faster thanks to better breeding and the jockey style popularised by Lester Piggott, scientists have found. Although previous research suggested that the speed of horses had plateaued, with future gains unlikely, the most comprehensive study ever suggested that the average race time is falling. The University of Exeter sifted through the race records of more than 70,000 horses who competed in 616,084 races dating back to the 1850s. For the first time they allowed for jockey tactics and position in the saddle, the state of the turf and changes in riding styles. And they found that elite running speeds had increased significantly since 1850 and had continued to improve. It means that a champion mount will win on average seven horse lengths or 1.18 seconds faster now over six furlongs than in 1997. “Interestingly, both the historical and current rate of improvement is greatest over sprint distances. The challenge now is to find out whether this pattern of improvement has a genetic basis”.

Big demand for drug that melts fat cells in double chins: “The facial feature that has plagued people of all shapes and sizes has finally met its match, thanks to a newly approved remedy. Kybella, a fat-melting injectable drug created by Kythera Biopharmaceuticals Inc., was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in April and became available June 15 to dermatologists and plastic surgeons who completed training at the drug company’s offices in Westlake Village, California. Kybella is made from deoxycholic acid, which is a chemical produced in the body to help absorb fats. When injected into the fat below the chin, known as submental fat, it destroys the fat cells. Patients can receive up to 50 injections in one single treatment, with up to six treatments administered no less than one month apart. “I’ve never seen a demand like this, except for Botox,” Derek Jones, a dermatologist on the faculty at UCLA and lead investigator in the clinical FDA trials of Kybella, told the Hollywood Reporter. “We have a waiting list of people who have been calling for months.”

Old lady with good figure fails to wow: “Last week, grandmother-of-one Stephanie Arnott spoke to FEMAIL about how it feels to be 58 but look two decades younger. In the exclusive interview Mrs Arnott from Maidstone, Kent, said women were intimidated by her looks and told how her beauty has reduced men to tears and stopped traffic. To put Mrs Arnott’s claims to the test, ITV’s This Morning sent the grandmother on to the streets of London wearing tight white trousers to gauge the reaction of passersby. But despite the grandmother’s claims that men are left drooling in her wake, Mrs Arnott’s presence did not seem to turn many heads as she strutted her stuff on London’s South Bank. But the clips of Mrs Arnott walking down the street seemed to tell a different story. In one clip showing Mrs Arnott walking past two men in a lorry, neither seemed to notice or acknowledge her presence. In the next phase of the experiment, Mrs Arnott shimmies past two gentleman outside an office block, but neither bat an eyelid in her direction.”

Psychedelics under the sea: Incredible glowing rainbow corals discovered in the Red Sea: “Astonishing new types of glowing rainbow corals have been found in the red Sea. Researchers say the previously unknown unique species glow remarkably. They hope they could even lead to medical applications and new imaging tools. The glowing corals display a surprising array of colours, scientists from the University of Southampton, UK, Tel Aviv University and the Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences (IUI), Israel, together with an international team of researchers said. The team studied corals at depths of more than 50 metres and found that many of them glow brightly with fluorescent colours, ranging from green over yellow to red. The encounter of such a rainbow of coral colours in deep waters was unexpected, since their shallow-water counterparts in the same reef contain only green fluorescent pigments.” ‘Since only the blue parts of the sunlight penetrate to depths greater than 50 metres, we were not expecting to see any red coloration around. ‘To our surprise, we found a number of corals showing an intense green or orange glow.

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