Ten things which raised an eyebrow this week – 24/01/2013

 

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

  • Two of the most popular foods in the world are chicken and chocolate, but they have never been successfully paired together as the basis for a restaurant concept until now
  • When “like” turns to “unfollow”: A criminal in America was arrested only two hours after he re-posted his own Police “wanted photo” on Facebook, taunting officers for not being able to catch him
  • Generally speaking “love notes” are a romantic & thoughtful gesture. However invitations to dinner, cash, requests for a sibling’s phone number and flowers left on a strangers car have an altogether different effect
  • Just horsing around? A plea for information has been issued on Vancouver Island after a number of horses had their tails shorn off most likely by thieves trying to sell the hair on the black market
  • An entirely see-through “shrimp” has been caught off the coast of New Zealand, leaving fishermen and wildlife experts alike bemused as to what breed of ‘creature of the deep’ it could be!
  • A mother faces jail for felony child abuse after returning home to find the babysitter had tattooed her two under age children (without parental consent) Why is she under arrest? Because in Virginia it’s illegal to tattoo anyone under the age of 18, so when she neglected to call police but rather attempted a DIY tattoo removal authorities deemed she had been complicit in covering up the original crime and arrested her on the spot!
  • A spacecraft circling Venus has captured images of strange waves in the clouds above the planet
  • Meanwhile, over on the Red Planet, scientists have been left baffled by a Jelly Doughnut shaped rock which has “appeared” in images caught by the Mars rover
  • Pollution in China is such a contentious issue that a report from Beijing’s Central University of Finance & Economics states that spending on emission cuts and clean technologies must increase by $330 Billion to have any effect
  • Marmite is one of those products which can split a room down the middle in terms of lovers and loathers. It would seem the Canadians are firmly in the latter group as food inspectors banned the import of Marmite along with Irn Bru, Lucozade, Penguin bars, Bovril and Ovaltine

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