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August 28, 2015 at 2:24 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

British far-Leftist gets slammed for his one sensible suggestion: “Labour leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn has sparked controversy after calling for women-only carriages on trains in a bid to curb growing levels curb sexual harassment on public transport. The veteran socialist said the restriction should be imposed on trains travelling at night to give women more protection. However, women’s groups, female MPs and ministers today slammed the idea – with some likening the proposal to the ‘segregation’ imposed in strict Islamic countries. Labour MP Diana Johnson said the proposal was a ‘joke’, while Mr Corbyn’s leadership rival Yvette Cooper accused him of wanting to ‘shut women away’. Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston also waded into the debate, insisting that ‘segregating women.. normalises unacceptable attitudes’ against women and did not protect anyone. Education Secretary Nicky Morgan – who also acts as women’s minster – said she was ‘very uncomfortable with the idea’.”

Skinny model “too big”: “JUST when you think the fashion industry might finally be learning from all the backlash for its warped body standards for models, you find yourself straight back to square one. Swedish model Agnes Hedengard says she is constantly branded “too big” for the catwalk. The slender, 19-year-old beauty has been in the industry for five years and landed third place in Sweden’s Next Top Model last year. But recently, work has dried up. And all because agencies don’t want to book her. The tragedy about that is her BMI is currently sitting at 17.5, which officially is classified as “underweight”. To be classed as somebody with a “healthy weight”, you need a BMI of 18.5-24.99. “I have been in contact with big agencies and clients that really want to work with me but as soon as they get a hold of my measurements, it’s a whole other story,” she said. “They are like, ‘No, she’s too big”

Outrage over Sydney’s Cruise Bar party as naked women hired as fruit platters: “A CALL for people to boycott Sydney’s Circular Quay Cruise Bar has emerged on social media overnight after a relaunch party was labelled “unacceptable.” Women were hired to lie naked on long tables with nothing but fruit covering their bare bodies. Passengers on board the grand-ship-style bar were even fed fruit by some of the naked hired help last night, which has caused a stir online. One Twitter user wrote: “This is the display tonight at the Sydney Overseas Passenger Terminal Cruise Bar — unacceptable. #destroythejoint.”

The Trump hair: “Donald Trump invited a woman on stage to publicly inspect his hair in an attempt to prove that he doesn’t wear a toupée. The presidential candidate, 69, paused a campaign stop in Greenville, South Carolina, to invite an audience member on stage to run her hand through his much-discussed hairdo. He stopped partway through speaking to the crowd on Thursday to pluck the woman from the audience of 1,800 and have her touch his head – which she did with some trepidation. The woman then stepped up to Trump’s microphone and confirmed ‘I believe it is’. Trump was also at pains to prove the audience member was not a plant – asking her to confirm that the two had never spoken before. Trump felt compelled to defend the honor of his follicles again after the New York Times published an article repeating a slur against his hair.”

Australian professor known as ‘The Venom Doc’ reveals the 26 times he has been bitten by some the world’s deadliest animals: “Brian Fry has been bitten by some of the world’s deadliest snakes, chased by Komodo dragons, stung by scorpions and even tangled with giant Antarctic octopuses – all in the name of science. Dr Fry is an Associate Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Queensland, and studies the venom of deadly animals to determine how they could be used to save lives. ‘The Venom Doc’ has risked his life on countless occasions while in the field for his research, and has astonishing suffered 26 venomous snake bites, 23 broken bones, multiple sting-ray attacks and had his ‘hand destroyed’ by a lace monitor. His list of on-the-job injuries also included more than 400 stitches, three concussions, a near fatal scorpion sting while in the Amazon, a centipede sting in Costa Rica, multiple stingray attacks and a stone fish sting.”

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