Friday 15 December 2017

Mayhem as all 36 players sent off

Thirty-six players, including both teams and substitutes, were sent off during a Paraguayan junior league soccer match that ended in mayhem.

In the last five minutes of the game, referee Nestor Guillen handed out two red cards, but the pair ignored him and continued fighting.

9/11 accused uses juice to tint beard

Accused September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has been tinting his beard red by rubbing it with fruit juice and crushed berries from his breakfast, a Pentagon spokesman said.

Mohammed first showed up for an April hearing with his beard tinted a rusty red, and it remained dyed the same hue when he returned last week to the courtroom at Guantanamo Bay.

Canyon ownership goes to the vote

When voters in Arizona go to the polls next month, they will be asked to decide a landownership tug of war: Should the Grand Canyon belong to all Americans, or just the residents of Arizona?

The ballot is seeking state control over millions of acres of federal land in the state, including the Grand Canyon.

Scientists change colour of gold

British scientists have changed the colour of gold by altering the way it absorbs or reflects light.

So gold no longer has to be golden -- it can be red, green, or a multitude of other hues. The technique involves embossing tiny raised or indented patterns on to the metal's surface and the technique can also be applied to other metals, such as silver and aluminium.

Grannies helped shape our brains

Grandmothers might have played a key role in human evolution, helping us develop bigger brains and longer lives, say researchers.

Scientists tested the theory using computer simulations of many generations of chimpanzees. In the real world, female chimps rarely live past their child-bearing years, usually dying in their 30s or 40s, but when grandmothering was added to the simulation, it made a huge difference to evolving chimp lifespan.

Amnesty week goes down a bomb

Sheriffs in South Carolina are offering people a chance to turn in explosives, no questions asked.

People can call to have any explosives, ammunition or weapons removed from their property during the Explosives Amnesty Week.

Irish Independent

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