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Thursday, April 01, 2010

Ten Things of Status

  1. Roman emperor Nero committed suicide in 68 AD, the year his palace, called the House of Gold, was completed.
  2. In the late 1990s, as many as 48 people a year were sent to death row in Texas, USA.
  3. A Californian maths teacher who transformed a tough high school in Los Angeles by motivating struggling students to excel at maths and science, and who inspired a Hollywood film, has died aged 79.
  4. Professor James Lovelock has said it is too late to try and save the planet.
  5. St David's and the Cathedral Close in Wales is Britain's smallest city.
  6. There are only two companies left in the UK that make scissors by hand.
  7. The richest, most powerful generation that ever lived is embarking on a comfortable retirement.
  8. The giggling sounds of a hyena contain important information about the animal's status.
  9. Scientists have shown they can change people's moral judgements by disrupting a specific area of the brain with magnetic pulses.
  10. Easter eggs and other chocolate can be good for you, as long as you eat only small amounts, latest research suggests.

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