St. George Unofficial Bank Holiday

Sunday, March 04, 2007

10 Things....

Snippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience by the BBCi.

1. Burglar alarms, traffic wardens and crowded busses are good news for home owners, signalling an area is on the up. More Details

2. "Wet disposal" means a hurried assassination.

3. Despite what the movies suggest, a lit cigarette won't ignite clothes doused in petrol, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms research laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland. More Details

4. The tentacles of the colossal squid caught by New Zealand fisherman would make calamari rings the size of tractor tyres. More Details

5. Incest is not illegal in France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium or Portugal. More Details

6. But advertising wine on French TV is banned. More Details

7. It's illegal to introduce beavers into the wild.

8. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez hosts a daily radio phone-in show. More Details

9. Some modern cars have a "limp home" mode. More Details

10. A rise in crematorium funerals is causing an increase in damaging mercury emissions in the air from melted dental fillings. More Details
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