CrueltySeptember 26, 2016 at 3:09 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Odd news from around the world
Neglected ‘copy’ painting which lay gathering dust in a museum is revealed to be a 17th century Flemish Old Master worth £3million: “A £3million painting has been found by TV presenter after lying forgotten in a museum storeroom for decades. The piece, named Meleager and Atalanta, by Flemish Baroque painter Jacob Jordaens was unearthed at Swansea Museum in Wales, after work by historian Bendor Grosvenor. Grosvenor was carrying out research for the BBC’s Fake or Fortune, which he presents. The painting which pictures a dramatic scene featuring the characters from Greek mythology, was originally believed to be a copy – with labels showing that it was created in the 18th century. However, once the painting was restored and sent for analysis an incredible discovery was made. In fact, the piece dates back to a period between 1619 and 1622 and experts believe it was used as a draft for Jordaens to finely tune his style”
Girlfriend gets revenge on ‘cheating boyfriend’ by tasering him in the crotch: “A girlfriend got revenge on her ‘cheating boyfriend’ – by tasering him in the crotch. Mandie Pistol, from Las Vegas, was filmed walking in on her boyfriend with another woman before using the taser gun on him. A video, which has been viewed over two million times, shows her claiming that she knows her boyfriend has been cheating on her for ‘quite some time’. ‘What he doesn’t seem to remember is that he got me this taser for Christmas. F*** him.’ After seeing her boyfriend on the sofa with another woman, she shouts: ‘Who the f*** is she?’ Her boyfriend replies: ‘That’s not my girl. That’s not my girl!’ Ignoring her boyfriend’s protestations, Mandie tasers him in the groin”
A really empty-headed gold digger: “The billionaire and his fiancée are yet to set a date for their wedding. And now some of those close to James Packer are beginning to hope it never happens, as fears rise about the rate at which Mariah Carey spends money. “Mariah spends $100,000 a month ordering exotic flowers from around the world to where she happens to be,” a close friend of James tells. The flower bill is just the tip of the diva’s ridiculous spending. “When they’re on one of the boats, she has her stylist fly in outfits on a helicopter, and she spends tens of thousands of dollars in minutes,” the pal continues. Our source says Aussie friends who spent Christmas with the pair in Aspen couldn’t believe how over-the-top everything was. The decorations alone cost an estimated $100,000. Friends say Mimi has burnt through much of her fortune from her music with “Michael Jackson-style spending sprees”, and now needs James’s billions to fund her extravagant lifestyle”
The wonders of Turmeric: “The dashing Michael Mosley of the BBC’s Trust me I’m a Doctor, the bloke behind the 5:2 diet, set out to find proof to boost or bust the myths surrounding this exotic spice, which, until recently, was most commonly found in Indian curries. He collected 100 volunteers, who were divided into three groups – one group took a teaspoon of turmeric every day for six weeks “ideally mixed in their food”; one group had the equivalent in a daily supplement; and the other group had a placebo. “But the group who mixed turmeric powder into their food, there we saw quite substantial changes. It was really exciting, to be honest,” he said. “We found one particular gene which showed the biggest difference. And what’s interesting is that we know this particular gene is involved in three specific diseases: depression, asthma and eczema, and cancer. This is a really striking finding.”
Ballerina Loses Hair After Wearing It In a Bun Every Day: “A former dancer is speaking out about the dangers of wearing your hair too tight, a mistake she blames for her hairline receding at just 13 years old. Now that she’s undergone a follicular transplant, she’s sharing her story to warn others about the potential for traction alopecia. Diva Hollands, a 22-year-old former ballerina from Epsom, England, started dancing at age 3, eventually training at the Royal Ballet School in London. In order to keep her hair off her face, she says her mother would pull it into tight hairstyles each day. As a result, Hollands says she experienced considerable hair loss and, as a result, bullying at school. So, is traction alopecia – the medical term for this type of hair loss – something you should be worried about? If you wear a tight hairstyle every day, the answer could be yes. If you do feel any pulling, she warns that the style could potentially cause traction hair loss”
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