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Friday, November 03, 2017

Twenty Things: Did You Know...?

Erdem H&M collaboration is the designer's first time for menswear
Erdem's H&M collaboration sees masculine meet feminine/H&M.

Naming and shaming news nuggets picked from the press.

  1. Donald Trump's Twitter account was deleted for 11 minutes by an employee's last day on the job.
  2. Ivanka Trump, daughter and adviser to the US president, has told a Tokyo summit that sexual harassment of women should "never be tolerated".
  3. Hollywood has been rocked by allegations against film mogul Harvey Weinstein - which first came to light in a New York Times article documenting decades of sexual abuse and rape against women in the industry. Several women have now spoken out against him, including Cara Delevingne, Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie.
  4. Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey has said he is seeking treatment after facing allegations of sexual misconduct from a string of men. Spacey is also being investigated by UK police over an alleged sexual assault, according to reports.
  5. Hollywood has a history of sex scandals, with Corey Feldman now naming an actor he claims abused him as child. Speaking out during the Dr Oz Show, Feldman has continually tried to expose Hollywood's paedophile ring, but has been blocked by police authorities.
  6. The parents of a teenage girl in India have caught their daughter's alleged rapists after police refused to register their complaint.
  7. The ashes of 1960s child murderer Ian Brady have been disposed of at sea in the middle of the night after a cremation last week, it has been revealed.
  8. In October, nine dismembered bodies were discovered in coolers and tool boxes in a so-called "house of horrors" in the suburbs of Tokyo. Investigators found nine heads along with a large number of arm and leg bones.
  9. Halloween in England is filled with strange and ancient winter rituals thought to repel the demons of the "dark season", while souling is a centuries-old tradition in Cheshire, England, where actors known as mummers perform a play for All Souls Eve on 1 November.
  10. A group at one of Britain's biggest Bonfire Night events has vowed to tone down "disrespectful and racist" Zulu costumes amid a row over the outfits.
  11. During the Obama years there was a whitelash to the first black president, with Washington descending into a level of dysfunction unprecedented in post-war America.
  12. In the era of Black Lives Matter and the fervent debates in the US over race and identity, diversity and police brutality, the revival of social critic James Baldwin's writings unearth his flee from American anger to find solace in 1960s Turkey.
  13. High street store H&M has teamed up with Erdem, a British fashion label founded by a Turkish designer. The label is adored by Hollywood stars and fashion insiders alike, a favourite with the royals, and famous for its exquisite take on romance, with beautiful floral prints and a remarkable attention to detail.
  14. Turkish television dramas are among the country’s most popular exports, dubbed into local languages from the Middle East to South America and beam a largely lustrous image of Turkey around the world.
  15. A survey of several countries in 2015 by Win/Gallup found that 73% of Turkish people would be prepared to fight for their country, while only 59% of Russians and 44% Americans were willing to say the same.
  16. The wrestling industry isn't known for LGBT representation, but drag wrestler Rick Cataldo is hoping to change that as an openly gay man in the industry.
  17. A surrogate mother from California, who gave birth to two babies, found out one of the children was biologically hers.
  18. Researchers at Abertay University in Dundee believe being fluent in both your dialect and standard English is as good as speaking two different languages.
  19. Bacteria living in the murky depths of the digestive system seem to influence whether tumours shrink during cancer therapy, say French and US researchers.
  20. A German pensioner feared a monster courgette he found in his garden was an unexploded World War Two bomb and called the police.

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