Tuesday 16 January 2018

Women wore bras 600 years ago

A revolutionary discovery has hit the world of underwear: women wore bras 600 years ago.

The University of Innsbruck said yesterday that archaeologists found four linen bras dating from the Middle Ages in an Austrian castle. Fashion experts describe the find as surprising because the bra was commonly thought to be little more than 100 years old as women abandoned the tight corset.

YouTube 'portrays nurses negatively'

More than half of videos about nurses on YouTube depict the professionals as either sex objects or stupid, a study has found.

Six of the 10 most-viewed clips about nursing on the video sharing website fuel negative stereotypes. The research was co-written by University College Dublin professor Dr Gerard Fealy for the 'Journal of Advanced Nursing'.

Dictionary open to wordy ideas

Anyone will be able to suggest new words for a mainstream dictionary for the first time.

The public can identify and coin new words, and submit them for potential inclusion on Collins' English dictionary website, www.collins dictionary.com.

Berry injures head in film-set fight

Halle Berry suffered a minor head injury during a movie-shoot fight sequence and was treated at a Los Angeles hospital and released.

Berry's publicist said the actress suffered the injury on Tuesday night on the set of 'The Hive'. Berry was taken to a hospital as a precaution and released a short time later.

Ailing Campbell cancels tour

Country Music Hall of Fame performer Glen Campbell is cancelling his tour of Australia and New Zealand with Kenny Rogers next month.

A spokeswoman says Campbell (76) is not up for "the very long flight that it would require". He is battling Alzheimer's disease. It would have been Campbell's last stop on his 'Goodbye Tour'.

'No Fear' Madonna turns stripper

Madonna performed a raunchy striptease on stage as she returned to the UK.

The 53-year-old chart superstar stripped down to a sheer bra to expose a No Fear tattoo on her back, before pulling down her pinstripe trousers to reveal a black lacy thong as she sang a stripped-back version of her hit 'Like A Virgin' at London's Hyde Park.

Irish Independent

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