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Baby twins together just days after birth




Odd news from around the world

Pregnant woman can’t stop eating WASHING POWDER after developing ‘insatiable cravings’: ” A woman in New Zealand developed an ‘insatiable craving’ to eat washing powder after she fell pregnant with her second child. Michaela Martin, 23, from Wanganui on New Zealand’s north island, said her unusual behaviour started in her third trimester when she noticed she had a desire to sniff laundry powder. But, Ms Martin’s habit soon escalated and the young mother began tasting small amounts of the cleaning product by wetting her finger, dipping it in the powder and putting it in her mouth. While the 23-year-old was ‘disappointed’ with the flavour of the yellow ‘Surf’ washing powder she first experimented with, she said the scent that filled her nose and mouth after chewing on the powder was what she really craved. Ms Martin discovered she was dealing with the symptoms of a relatively unknown condition called pica. The exact cause of pica is unknown but it is known to present in some children, people with mental health issues and pregnant women. The unusual disorder can sometimes be linked to an iron or zinc deficiency.”

British town is overrun by Britain’s biggest spider: “Residents of a town in Cheshire say they are being invaded by giant spiders – some as big as rats. Reports of large spiders in Britain’s homes rocket in September as the creatures try to escape the cold weather outside. Nick Oldham, took a picture of a huge spider, which he estimated at having a six or seven-inch leg span, in the spare bedroom of his home. He said: ‘These things are seriously big. A giant house spider’s legspan – measured diagonally across a front and back leg – is normally around 3in but there have been reports of much larger specimens. The invasion is not limited to Cheshire, with householders around Britain posting photographs of impressive specimens online. With females rarely leaving their web, the invasion is being blamed on males looking for a mate – hence the unnerving sight of a spider suddenly scurrying across the carpet. And if that’s not bad enough, these giants are widely recognised as the world’s fastest spider”

The rollup TV is coming: “LG is expected to unveil a radical ‘rollup’ TV in January, it has been claimed. The Korean giant recently revealed a new $900m flexible screen plant designed to keep up with exploding demand for new screens. Now the first products from it are expected to arrive. Its panels are made from organic materials that emit light when electricity is applied to them. As a result, OLED panels don’t use a backlight meaning they are thinner than LCD displays. OLEDs additionally have bright colours, brilliant contrasts and a wide-viewing angle. According to Business Korea, the firm will show off a radical rollup TV as thin as wallpaper at the CES show in Las Vegas in January. ‘Mass production will take more time, but the flexible TV is expected to be common in a few years at the latest. The screens are expected to be used in everything from smartwatches to TVs. The technology is already used in the Apple Watch, and handsets like Samsung’s S6 Galaxy Edge and LG’s ‘flex’ phone.”

Macho motorhome: “Painted in military green, weighing in at 18-tonnes and fitted with a giant set of wheels, this supersized camper van would not look out of place in a warzone. The massive vehicle, produced in Saalfelden am Steinernen Meer, Austria, has a 720-horsepower engine and comes with a £585,000 price tag. But despite its tank-like appearance, the Action Mobil Global XRS 7200 – described as a ‘motor home for global cruises’ – is also built for comfort and comes with 23 sq ft of living space. Some of the amenities prospective owners will get for their money include satellite television, a washer and dryer, and a lift at the back to carry a motorbike. The Austria-based firm offers a variety of two, three, and four-axle vehicles. The company’s website says: ‘This luxury all-wheel motorhome captivates by its clear-cut lines, optimum functionality for long stays in off-road terrain and exclusive, homely atmosphere – all this in a motorhome for globe cruises.’ Stephan Wirths, managing director of Action Mobil, said that the company have sold around 300 of the mammoth vehicles so far.”

Huge Scottish mansion going cheap: “Boasting 14 bedrooms, nine bathrooms and sprawling gardens, it was party designed by renowned architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Achamore House, a Grade B-listed baronial mansion on the stunning Isle of Gigha, off the west coast of Kintyre in Scotland. The property, which was first built between the years of 1882 and 1886, has been visited several times by both the Queen and the late Queen Mother. It features numerous designs believed to be those of Mackintosh – who supervised work on the mansion in the 1900s and even drew up its floor plan. And it could be yours for less than £1million. The property, which was visited by the Queen as recently as 2007 as part of Her Majesty’s 80th birthday cruise, is now open to offers over £900,000. Achamore House is currently run as a bed and breakfast – with two of the rooms even named ‘Rennie’ and ‘Mackintosh’ in honour of the architect. The Isle of Gigha is currently home to less than 200 people. It is only seven miles long and half a mile wide and boasts a golf course, private grass airstrip and protected yacht anchorage.”

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