Saturday, 7 March 2015

10 news snippets



A real mixed bag of news snippets this week some of which show the difference between today's freedoms and those of yesteryear. 

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1. People tend to unconsciously sniff their hands after a handshake.

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2. The full name of Super Mario's pet dinosaur Yoshi is T Yoshisaur Munchakoopas.

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3. A swarm of red bees was responsible for the discovery of New York's biggest marijuana farm.

Buzz buzz man!
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4. BBC Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet once curled at provincial level in Canada.

Really!
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5. During the Nazi occupation of France, Wallis Simpson got American diplomats to rescue her favourite Nile green swimsuit from the Windsors' rented villa on the Cote d'Azur.

As if there weren't any others!
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6. Dogs are less stressed when classical music is played to them.

It ain't just dogs!

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7. An athlete named Reg Spiers posted himself from London, UK, to Perth, Australia in the mid-1960s in a wooden crate.

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8. King Arthur may have been Glaswegian.

Of course he may.

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9. Fewer large US companies are run by women than by men named John.

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10. Lions can open car doors.

I used to like visiting safari parks.
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God Bless