Why men die first

November 3, 2016 at 2:02 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Inside China’s ‘nanny university’: Migrant workers get trained as childminders: “China is expecting a peak in births at the end of 2016 after the central government officially abolished the ruthless ‘one-child policy’ from the beginning of this year. The new ‘two-child’ policy has not only seen many Chinese couples in their late 30s rushing to have a second child, but also made babysitters a hot occupation that pays even better than a company’s manager. As a result, more and more women from rural China are flocking to big cities to get trained as professional childminders. According to Chinese traditions, a new mother should rest in bed for as long as a month. This means many baby-sitting tasks and housework are fulfilled by a nanny”

Are you wearing your perfume wrongly? Experts say you should be applying it in your BELLY BUTTON: “While most people spritz perfume onto their necks and wrists, experts say that’s not all you should be doing. In fact, you should be putting perfume on your belly button. Steven Claisse, senior perfumer at fragrance company Takasago, told Self that the navel is useful for more than just belly piercings and advised that dabbing a few drops of perfume on the belly button can work wonders. ‘Any area on your body that radiates heat will enhance a scent, and your belly button does just that,’ he said. UK-based perfume expert Ruth Mastenbroek, agrees it’s one of the places optimal for your scent. This is because perfume should be applied to pulse points, which is why it’s sprayed onto necks and wrists. The body heat coming from the pulse point on your belly button, as well as it’s handy little indent, provides the perfect place for perfume”

Businessman is hit with £750 bill for dodging bus fare – even though the driver let him ride for free: “A businessman was hit with a £750 bill for dodging a bus fare even though the driver let him ride for free because he had forgotten his wallet. Married father-of-four Robert Rowland, 50, offered to pay cash when he boarded the number 9 service in Hammersmith, West London. But the Mayfair businessman was allowed to travel for free by the driver and conductor because they knew he was not a fare dodger after recognising him. However, when he was about to get off at Green Park, a ticket inspector accused him of deliberately trying to avoid paying and ignored his explanation. Steve Burton, TfL’s director of enforcement and on-street operations, told MailOnline today: ‘We have undertaken a rapid review of this case. ‘We apologise unreservedly to Mr Rowland”

US Army to test radical ‘Iron Man’ bullet-proof liquid armour that gives soldiers super-human strength: “U.S. Scientists are working on next-generation combat wear for soldiers inspired by the nano suit worn in the Iron Man films – and say it could be just two years away. The Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (Talos) would effectively give its wearer superpowers, such as the ability to see in the dark, super-human strength and a way of deflecting bullets. It is aimed at providing Navy SEALs and Special Forces with enhanced mobility and protection technologies – and will be tested in 2018. The technologies currently being developed include body suit-type exoskeletons, strength and power-increasing systems and additional protection”

Woman plunges down 30 steps after being distracted by her mobile phone – and her first thought afterwards is to check if it’s OK: “A woman was so distracted by her mobile phone that she tumbled down 30 stone steps and cracked her head – but was still more concerned about the state of her device afterwards. Alarming CCTV footage shows the lady running down the stairs of a metro station in Xi’an – the capital of north-western China’s Shaanxi Province – before she loses her footing. She can be seen tripping down the stairs attempting to regain her balance before another camera angle shows her rolling at full speed down the steps and collapsing in a heap at the bottom. However shortly after she is helped up her first priority is to peer at her mobile phone to check any damage – her own pain apparently forgotten. It’s unclear what condition the phone was actually in following the tumble”

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  1. Oh, no!


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