A good rebuttal

April 5, 2016 at 3:20 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

The very important reason planes have tiny holes in their windows: “THE thought of holes anywhere in an aeroplane probably doesn’t fill nervous flyers with confidence, but those tiny holes in plane windows actually serve a vital purpose. The Sun reports that it turns out the tiny gaps are used to regulate air pressure inside the plane’s cabin to prevent any potentially deadly depressurising in midair. When planes climb into the sky, the air pressure outside drops compared to the highly-regulated air pressure inside the cabin. This extreme difference in pressure heaps physical strain on the windows, which are made from three panes of thick glass. The hole you can see when you look out of your window seat is actually in the middle pane of glass and is known as a ‘breather’ or a ‘bleed hole.’ The breather works to balance the pressure between the cabin and the air trapped between the window panes. But the handy holes also serve a second purpose — they release moisture to prevent the windows from frosting or fogging over”

Woman REFUSES to accept $1,000 cash from TV show host on live television: “A woman has turned down $1,000 on live television after she was offered the cash at a bus stop by Today show weatherman Stevie Jacobs. The young woman was about to get on a bus in Brisbane when Jacobs tried to give away the wad of cash. The Channel Nine breakfast presenter asked her: ‘You’re on your way to work this morning or school?’ When she did not answer, Jacobs then told her she could take home the $1,000 in his hands as part of the breakfast show’s Random Acts of Kindness segment. But to his surprise, the confused woman simply shook her head and refused to take the money. Jacobs continued to press her to take the money by reassuring her and saying: ‘It’s real money.’ But the woman appeared to shirk away from him and the camera. Instead an opportunistic elderly man stepped in to take the money off Jacobs hands”

Dodgy advertisement: “A Queensland burger chain has sparked an online debate over their latest advertisement campaign that depicts a woman giving birth to a burger alongside the slogan, ‘we deliver’. Burger Urge, which has 15 stores in Queensland, published the advertisement both online and in a print campaign. The ad – which says ‘We deliver burgers to your door’ – has opinions divided, with some people labelling it as ‘sexist’ and ‘exploitative to women’, while others simply saw it as ‘clever advertising’. Burger Urge shared the advertisement to their Facebook page on March 30 where it was met with a barrage of comments. Many people appeared to take offence to the ad, labelling it as ‘sexist’ and going as far as to call a ‘boycott’ on the store. ‘You can be funny without exploiting women, get a better ad agency,’ one person wrote. However, the ad was also met with a large amount of support. ‘Can somebody actually tell me why this is offensive. Very funny play on the word “Deliver” as far as I am concerned. Well done lads,’ one person wrote”

‘Women wilt and men age like a fine wine’: “After turning 40 last August, Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron is looking as stunning as ever. But even she admits falling prey to society’s ageist approach to women’s beauty. Speaking to the May issue of the British edition of GQ magazine, the South African star talks about her fight to be taken seriously in the notoriously ageist and sexist world of Hollywood. She said: ‘We live in a society where women wilt and men age like fine wine. And, for a long time, women accepted it. We were waiting for society to change, but now we’re taking leadership. ‘It would be a lie to say there is less worry for women as they get older than there is for men… It feels there’s this unrealistic standard of what a woman is supposed to look like when she’s over 40.'”

Spain announces plans to axe its famous three-hour siestas in a bid to drag its workforce into the 21st Century: “Spain has announced plans to axe its famous three-hour siestas in a bid to drag its workforce into the 21st Century and increase productivity. The country’s Prime Minister said he wanted the working day to end at 6pm, bringing an end to the traditional three-hour midday break. Workers currently start at about 9am and stay in the office until about 8pm – with the siesta breaking up the day at lunchtime. But Mariano Rajoy, leader of the coalition government, wants to bring the working day in line with the rest of Europe. He told a party conference that he was looking to secure cross-party backing for the plan and secure support from unions and businesses”

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