Tuesday 20 February 2018

Julio's 'torture' songs

PRISONERS held by the regime of Chilean dictator – General Augusto Pinochet were played a "torture soundtrack" of songs by Julio Iglesias and former Beatle George Harrison, according to a new study from the University of Manchester.

Harrison's 'My Sweet Lord', and songs by the Spanish crooner Iglesias were played at volume for days at a time.

OAP SAID 'SHOOT ME'

A 107-YEAR-old man who died in a police stand-off in Arkansas told officers months earlier that they would have to shoot him or throw him in jail before he went back home with his son-in-law, according to police reports.

Monroe Isadore died on Saturday in the Pine Bluff area after he opened fire on police officers and authorities later shot him.

OLD CROCS 'LIKE DOGS'

PREHISTORIC crocodiles survived a dinosaur-dominated world by running around like dogs, new research has found.

Unlike today's crocodiles which mostly live in freshwater habitats and feed on mammals and fish, their ancient relatives were more diverse. Some acted like dogs and others adapted to life in the open ocean, imitating the feeding behaviour of today's killer whales.

UNBEARDABLE HEAT

THE 2013 Just for Men National Beard and Moustache Championships in New Orleans attracted more than 150 contestants from the UK, US and Canada.

The New Orleans heat and humidity meant it took more time and energy to mould facial hair creations. Devon Holcombe took the gold in the natural category, which bans hair-styling products, with a 24-inch moustache.

€318 FOR SEX TUTORIALS

IN an unmarked room at a three-star hotel in downtown Shanghai, Ma Li teaches small groups of Chinese women about a topic that traditionally has been taboo – sex. The two-day tutorials are not cheap at 2,500 yuan (€318), more than half the average monthly wage in Shanghai.

But more and more women are signing up for Ma's and similar classes in other cities to learn about the psychology and techniques of intimacy.

MOOSE LOOSE IN OSLO

AN angry moose, probably upset by its own reflection, smashed through the glass doors of a Norwegian school at the weekend.

When students at the Risil secondary school in Vestby, southeast of Oslo, discovered broken glass on Monday morning, security cameras revealed that the perpetrator was not a delinquent teenager.

Irish Independent

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