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October 22, 2016 at 1:42 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Judge orders boy, seven, to live with father after his mother raised him as her daughter and even registered him with his GP as a girl: “Social workers let a mother raise her young son as a girl because they were in thrall to ‘transgender equality’. The boy, who was made to wear a pink hairband, dresses and nail varnish, lived ‘entirely as a girl’. He was registered as a girl with his doctor’s surgery and was referred to as ‘she’ in official documentation from the age of just four. But despite the alarm being raised by officials and the boy’s father, council staff failed to intervene. Details of the extraordinary case were revealed at the Family Court yesterday when a judge accused the boy’s social workers of naivety and professional arrogance. The seven-year-old, who cannot be identified, has been removed from his mother’s care and is living with his father in the north of England. He now regards himself as male and plays with toys such as Power Rangers. The judge, Mr Justice Hayden, said: ‘This is not a case about gender dysphoria, rather it is about a mother who has developed a belief structure which she has imposed upon her child”

HALF of all singles are still in love with their ex and would jump at the chance to reunite: “It is not unusual to wonder ‘what could have been’ when moving on from a relationship. And a new study has revealed 50 per cent of single Australians would be willing to re-kindle the flame with their ex-partners if given a chance. The study – commissioned by dating website Elite Singles – also found 48 per cent of Australians had begged to be taken back after they had been dumped. The dating website surveyed 535 Australians to gauge their attitudes towards their former squeezes. Half of those surveyed said they would give romance another shot if they were asked nicely. Men were more likely to experience ‘dumper’s remorse’, the study found, with 36 per cent of respondents admitting they regretted giving their lover the chop. In contrast, just 28 per cent of women regretted dumping their partners”

A waffle for geeks: “There are only six reviews so far of the unusual product – which makes waffles in the shape of a computer keyboard – but one in particular has gone viral after being posted on Reddit and sister site Imgur. The review, by Leedlej, reads: ‘Yesterday I did nothing because my keyboard was a waffle the whole time.’ Adar replied to it with a joke of his own, writing: ‘That’s because you didn’t get the maple syrup add-on.’ And drewximus added: ‘Me too, I couldn’t figure out how to disable sticky keys.’ Customers have gone online to write hilarious reviews of the product, mostly joking about trying to use their waffle as an actual keyboard. An anonymous described it as the ‘best wireless edible keyboard ever’. ‘Innovative and lightweight, versatile, sleek, slick, sexy, peripheral, a low energy, hand warming, heated and hot to touch pad, interface, it clones it self and runs well in any personal user preference, such as Linux, Windows Macintosh, 360 Xbox1, PS4.

4,000-year-old child’s rattle shaped like the head of a bear cub is discovered in Siberia – and it still makes a sound: “Archaeologists in Siberia have unearthed a 4,000-year-old children’s rattle shaped like the head of a bear cub – and it still ‘jingles’. The remarkable discovery of one of the oldest toys in the world was made at an early Bronze Age settlement in modern-day Novosibrirsk region. The plaything made of clay – pictured here for the first time – is still sealed so archaeologists will X-ray and scan it to discover the mechanism by which it rattles after four millennia. Professor Vyacheslav Molodin, deputy head of Novosibirsk Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, said: ‘This is a clay rattle with a visible, well-made handle – handy for a child to hold it. ‘It was constructed by clay firing”

Were the Puritans SEXY? Scholar claims the famously strait-laced group ‘weren’t hostile to sexuality’: “The famously strait-laced 17th-century sectarians who helped settle America weren’t nearly as priggish as you might think. A leading scholar claims that the Puritans were in fact sexy, and saw sex and love as important factors to help form a passionate relationship. The claim is based on letters penned by Puritan forefathers including Colonial Gov John Winthrop, which are said to evoke more passion than prudishness. Puritanism was a religious reform movement in the late 16th and 17th centuries. Puritans sought to ‘purify’ the Church of England from its ‘Catholic’ practices. ‘They weren’t hostile to sexuality. They saw sex and love as important factors to help a man and a woman form a passionate relationship and strengthen it.'”

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