Saturday 24 March 2018

Butter's origin is spread thinly

FEWER than half of young UK adults know butter comes from a dairy cow and a third do not know eggs come from hens, according to a survey.

More than a third of 16 to 23-year-olds (36pc) do not know bacon comes from pigs, the poll of 2,000 people for charity Leaf found.

NY police probing music stars' brawl

NEW York City police are investigating an early morning bar brawl involving hip-hop stars Drake and Chris Brown.

Police say five people were injured in the fight at club W.I.P. early yesterday, where people from both entourages were throwing bottles.

Students reunited with tsunami ball

A BASKETBALL washed away across the Pacific in last year's tsunami has been reunited with students at a middle school in Japan.

A student who was beachcombing found the basketball in March on a beach near Craig, Alaska.

Wallaby shot dead over 'safety fears'

DUTCH police shot dead a runaway wallaby -- fearing it would run into traffic.

They tried to sedate the animal but it hopped towards a road. The force said that "for the safety of the animal and of traffic, the animal was terminated".

Sword craftsman at cutting edge

ON the outskirts of New Delhi, a young Indian businessman has become a master craftsman of Napoleonic swords and medieval chain mail armour.

From Hollywood war films to Japanese Samurai epics, Ashok Rai (31) is now one of the world's go-to men for historic weapons and battle attire.

Hemingway fans get write of way

THE suburban Chicago house where Ernest Hemingway is believed to have written some of his earliest works will be converted back into a single-family home, but fans of the novelist are welcome to visit, the new owners said.

The Ernest Hemingway Foundation put the Oak Park property on the market in February and Kurt and Mary Jane Neumann closed a $525,000 (€416,705) deal on the home.

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