Ten things which raised an eyebrow this week
EP brings you a brief round-up of some of the news items which were perhaps as surprising as they were enlightening
- Did you know goldfish are music aficionados?
- A list of the weirdest things left behind in rental cars include a full human skeleton and a glass eye!
- Another bizarre list shows the various tax-deductible items allowed in America including sex change operations, clarinet lessons and as much as $10,000 for maintenance of whaling ships
- As Londoners continue to dine out more frequently, only half of all lunches & dinners in the capital are being prepared at home
- With so many countries struggling with borrowing, it’s interesting to know that the Seychelles is the most indebted nation on earth
- Such is the problem of people getting regrettable tattoos in the States while “under the influence” that health officials are considering a Think Before You Ink! law requiring a 24-hour waiting period for anyone wanting body art
- Brazil is expected to surpass South Korea, France and Italy in the business travel global rankings, according to GBTA forecasts
- Six of the world’s top 20 universities are in the UK
- A YouGov survey of more than 400 businesses collectively employing 1.5 million people in the UK shows 80% of companies believe leaving the EU would negatively impact on the economy
- London’s most expensive address, One Hyde Park, has seen its first repossession as an apartment owned by Irish property developer Ray Grehan is put on the market by NAMA
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