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Sunday, February 04, 2007

News Slices

  1. Newcastle is the noisiest place in England.
  2. The candiru, or toothpick fish, can swim into a tiny body orifice such as the penis, erect a spine and feed on blood and tissue.
  3. Lavender and tea tree oil products can cause young boys to develop breasts.
  4. The people who built English historic site Stonehenge lived at an ancient village in Durrington Walls.
  5. Brazil nuts are seeds encased in an outer shell that weighs more than 1kg.
  6. Under new police guidelines on cannbis, children under 18 can no longer be automatically arrested in England and Wales.
  7. Younger brother of assassinated president John Kennedy, Robert's favourite read was a book of Greek myths.
  8. Many of the UK's three million vegetarians give up meat because of the cruelty and poor practices involved in factory farming.
  9. A study of London schools suggests that the fairly recent use of computerised whiteboards in class fail to boost pupil achievement.
  10. UK organic food and farming organisation the Soil Association's president is British TV broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby.

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