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December 27, 2015 at 12:19 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

British Greenies need instructions on how to open a door: “Civil servants have been given a safety guide that instructs them how to use doors after a shocking 14 members of staff were hurt walking through them in five years. A step-by-step memo was sent to 2,440 people at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, run by energy secretary Amber Rudd. The vital instructions include ‘open the door slowly’ and if the door has a ‘vision panel’ look through to ‘judge if there’s someone on the other side’. The guide was issued because of the number of accidents staff had experienced in recent years. However, it has left others raising their eyebrows, with criticism over it being a waste of time and resources. Jonathan Isaby, of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: ‘This is patronising rubbish of the highest order and proof that there remains plenty of fat to trim at Whitehall departments. ‘Perhaps it’s those responsible for producing this ‘advice’ who should be shown how to use the door.’

Why rich men live much longer: “The link between wealth and health in Britain is well established, with the richest living up to eight years longer than the poorest. Now scientists have announced a possible reason — and it all comes down to our hormones. Researchers found that men from poor and uneducated backgrounds have lower levels of testosterone than their well-off counterparts. The study at University College London showed that those with the lowest household income — defined as less than £6,000 a year — had 10 per cent lower testosterone levels than men earning £30,000 or more. Low testosterone has been linked to depression, osteoporosis, weight gain and loss of muscle. The study of 1,880 British men and women also revealed that women whose parents were unskilled workers have testosterone levels 15 per cent higher than women whose parents had professional jobs. That leaves them more at risk of early puberty, infertility and polycystic ovaries”.

Are we hardwired to be religious because of EVOLUTION?: “Religion is often seen as being at odds with the science of evolution, but according to a growing area of research, it may actually be a product of this fundamental biological process. Fear of incurring the wrath of God, or a range of gods, may have played a key role in the development of our species, according to a leading expert in the evolution of human co-operation. He argues that belief in a divine being who will punish bad behaviour may have allowed humans to co-operate in a way our relatives in the animal kingdom do not. Fear of punishment by divine beings may have played a key role in the evolution of our species by helping enforce moral rules that allowed our ancestors to co-operate. Co-operation, even among strangers, is a defining feature of our species compared to other animals”

The most destructive dogs in the world are ….? “Beware of the (teeny weeny) dogs: They’re the cute must-have accessory for style-conscious women. But as these owners found to their cost, chihuahuas are the kings of canine carnage. New report claims chihuahuas cause average £866 of damage over lifetime. More destructive than any other breed and vet says they are hard to train

Werewolf cats: “With their bizarre, supernatural looks, these ‘werewolf’ cats will certainly stand out among neighbors’ pets. The Lykoi felines get their spooky features from a naturally-occurring Sphynx cat mutation mixed with black domestic shorthair. They have no hair around their eyes, noses, ears and muzzles – but have consistently patchy coats of fur on the rest of their bodies. And remarkably, they behave like dogs as they hunt for prey and toys. The cats’ unusual appearance has led to a new trend in breeding the type. However, there are still only seven Lykoi breeders registered globally.”

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