Ten things which raised an eyebrow 13-09-13

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

  1. Did you know goldfish are music aficionados?
  2. A list of the weirdest things left behind in rental cars include a full human skeleton and a glass eye!
  3. 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
  4. As Londoners continue to dine out more frequently, only half of all lunches & dinners in the capital are being prepared at home
  5. With so many countries struggling with borrowing, it’s interesting to know that the Seychelles is the most indebted nation on earth
  6. 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
  7. Brazil is expected to surpass South Korea, France and Italy in the business travel global rankings, according to GBTA forecasts
  8. Six of the world’s top 20 universities are in the UK
  9. 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
  10. 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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