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What’s the price of a family Christmas meal? For one woman in the UK, the entrance fee for family and friends works out at £17 per head, excluding the lingering cost of a family feud and a brief social media storm.
Scientists in Australia believe genetic influences help explain why so many people love the bitter taste of beverages like coffee.
Dog lovers in the Chinese city of Wenshan in Yunnan province have been banned from walking their pets in daylight hours.
More evidence has emerged that cave art did not all originate in Europe with the discovery of world’s earliest-known figurative painting in Borneo.
Astronomers believe a 400m long rock hurtling away from the Sun at 70,000 mph could be a ‘light sail’ – debris from an advanced spacecraft that was “on a reconnaissance mission”.
Anyone from outside the UK may find the almost equal split down the middle caused by the Brexit vote was the only matter under discussion. Far from it.
Even a world heritage site needs planning permission. Barcelona’s iconic Sagrada Familia has fallen foul of the city’s planning drones. It must now pay €36m in building permit fees, some 130 years after the fact.
The arbitrary nature of ‘value’ comes under scrutiny this week as a 60-year-old bottle of The Macallan Valerio Adami 1926 whisky was put up for auction in Edinburgh. The expectation was that it would make between £700,000 and £900,000.
If ever the work gets a little too intense, don’t take a leaf out of this young lad’s book.
With some interesting voting going on in various jurisdictions around the world, perhaps it should come as no surprise that one town in the US has elected a dog as its mayor.