Thursday 22 February 2018

iPhone 'sext' pests

OWNERS of iPhones are the most likely to send a sexy text message or "sext", according to a new poll.

A survey by YouGov in the UK found that more than 30pc of iPhone users had sent an explicit message, compared to 21pc of BlackBerry users and 17pc of those with a Samsung device.

SKY-HIGH LUXURY

Talk about some serious legroom – Etihad Airways has laid out plans to offer passengers who find first-class seats a bit too tight a miniature suite featuring a closed-off bedroom, private bathroom and a dedicated butler.

It is the latest salvo in the worldwide battle among airlines for well-heeled customers and the Abu Dhabi-based carrier has revealed plush new cabin offerings for dozens of long-range jet liners it plans to receive over the coming years.

TWINS RE-UNITED

It's been 78 years since Ann Hunt and Elizabeth Hamel were last together – in their mother's womb.

Mrs Hunt, who lives in England, was given up for adoption and only learned she had a twin when she began looking for her birth mother after her adopted mother died. Mrs Hamel, who lives in Oregon, always knew she had a twin but said she never thought she would see her again.

SURVIVAL GENE AT RISK

Mankind has come a long way since the days of hunters and gatherers – but modern man's survival gene could be in danger of becoming extinct, a survey suggests.

Ready meals and toiletries are the luxuries more than a quarter of men could not live without, with 29pc of men choosing ready meals as their must-have item on a remote island, above taking a hunting knife or fishing line. Some 26pc said they could not live without their toiletries, while 62pc of men said that they would not be able to start a fire without the aid of a lighter, according to the Channel 4 survey of 2,000 British men.

ANTHEA'S HEARTACHE

Anthea Turner has described how her hair fell out due to the stress of her marriage breakdown.

The broadcaster said her weight plummeted after her 13-year-marriage to Grant Bovey ended last year when she reportedly discovered he had an affair. She told 'Hello!': "When you're going through a stressful time, you either hit the biscuit tin or go the other way. I went the other way and didn't eat. I'm 5ft 6in and used to weigh around 9st, but last year I went down to 8st – I looked really scraggy."

Irish Independent

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