Naut's Tidbits & Snippets

Sunday, February 16, 2014

And in Europe: Language police diligently at work...

EU wants to ban the word 'bankrupt' to avoid stigma of going bust. Riccardo Ribera d'Alcala, the EU's Directorate-General for Internal Policies who drafted the plan, wrote: "The use of stigmatising labels should be ended, and the pejorative term 'bankruptcy' should be replaced with the more neutral... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

And in Sochi: Canadian, eh? Have a Beer...

Oh, Canada... you really get it. We're about to introduce you, the reader, to the greatest thing at the Olympics in Sochi. Ready for it? Check out Canada 's special beer fridge, located in its Olympic house: What's so special about this beer fridge? All you have to do is swipe your passport and... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

And in France: Bras are Useless...

A French scientist who spent 16 years studying hundreds of women’s breasts has come to the conclusion that bras are useless. Jean-Denis Rouillon unveiled his surprising findings this week to a French university radio station, having carefully analysed the boobs of more than 300 women, aged 18 to 35,... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

And in Sochi: Different strokes...

SOCHI, RUSSIA —Dump a couple of thousand cranky reporters in one place, give them a reason to gripe, equip the horde with insta-bitch social media and the outcome is precisely what’s happened here in recent days. A disaster! The grumbling isn’t entirely without justification. The media village — a... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

And in England: In nomen omen est?

Edna Martin is 78 year old pensioner who loves knitting, organ music - and a toy boy half her age. The divorced grandmother from Weston-super-Mare met husband Simon, 39, through their shared passion for organ music and they both agree it was 'love at first sight'. The couple have made headlines... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

And in Britain: Just stay in bed...

Lazy Britain: we will soon use little more energy than if we stayed in bed. Britain's couch potato lifestyle means that by 2030, the average person will use just 25 per cent more energy than if they had stayed in bed all day, a report has warned. Public health experts said sedentary habits in this... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

And in England: A Leg as Pervert...

Children were evacuated from a swimming pool amid fears of a pervert in the changing rooms - only to discover the alarm was caused by a false leg. Staff spotted a foot sticking out from under a cubicle as primary school pupils got changed after a swimming lesson. The eight and nine year-olds were... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 27, 2014

And in the State Department: La la la, fun & play time!

U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, was recently interviewed about Syria. While many of his assertions can be debated, one especially requires a response. Throughout the interview, he repeatedly insisted that, if Bashar Assad would only leave power, everything would go well — especially for all of... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

And in Italy: ‘A gift of God’...

A nun from El Salvador who gave birth in Italy has described her son as "a gift of God" and pledged to take care of him as she faces expulsion from the convent. Sister Roxana Rodriguez, 33, was rushed to hospital in the town of Rieti, north of Rome, with acute stomach pains apparently unaware that... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Quelle Malheur...

I’m sure by now you’ve all heard about M. Hollande, the French president, and the bouillabaisse he’s got himself into over his nocturnal conferences with that lovely actress Julie Gayet, without having first informed his live-in lady, Mademoiselle Trierweiler, France ’s First Girlfriend... Unlike... Sign in to see full entry.

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