Great Sportswomen – Skylar Diggins

Skylar Diggins was born on August the 2nd 1990 and is an American professional basketball player for the Dallas Wings of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). She was drafted 3rd overall by the Tulsa Shock in 2013, and in high school she was the National Gatorade Player of the Year, the Gatorade Female Athlete … [Read the full story]

The Great Divide – the ‘Haves’ and ‘Have-Nots’

When I was a lad I could not wait to leave school and start work, earn money, buy clothes, buy smokes and start going out to clubs and pubs. It was a time of almost full employment. At fifteen years old, I could start a job on Monday – and if I didn’t like it, would … [Read the full story]

Students in naked protest over dress code

What better way to protest the toughening of a dress code than to remove the dress altogether? University students in Hungary have done exactly that after their alma mater asked its pupils to refrain from wearing miniskirts, flip-flops or heavy make-up. Riled students at Kaposvár University, which is in the south-west of the country, decided … [Read the full story]

Student banks over $18,000 by eating

A student is munching his way through university after earning more than $18,000 in all-you-can-eat competitions, which goes straight on his fees. Eric Dahl, a computer engineering undergraduate from the University of Wisconsin, began competitive eating in 2011 after realising one night that he didn’t have to pay for a meal if he ate it … [Read the full story]

More of us are getting ‘Desk Derriere’

With more of us working behind desks than ever before, our bottoms are getting bigger – a problem that has been dubbed ‘desk derriere’. A recent study that scanned the buttocks of inactive people found muscle was shrinking and breaking down due to lack of exercise. The research at Tel Aviv University also showed that … [Read the full story]

Inhaler takes calories AND fun out of chocolate

Chocolate without any of the calories? It sounds too good to be true, but one Harvard University professor has made it happen. Bio-mechanical engineer David Edwards has launched AeroShot Chocolate, an inhaler which provides the taste of chocolate in breathable form. Using a small lipstick-sized tube, consumers draw fine particles of chocolate into their mouth … [Read the full story]

The truth about “Breast Oggling”

Just 18 years old and fresh from a Church of England girls’ school, I couldn’t wait to read history at Oxford University. I’d imagined a life of intellectual small talk, long, swotty afternoons in the Bodleian Library and earnest discussions about politics and current affairs. Instead, over the course of the first term, an undeniable … [Read the full story]

Better to have a fat arse than a fat belly

Scientists at Oxford University have found that storing fat in your bottom, rather than stomach, cuts levels of ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol and raises the ‘good’ HDL cholesterol that protects against hardening of the arteries. Their review, published in the International Journal of Obesity, showed the benefits of an ample derriere extend even to cutting the … [Read the full story]

Sigourney is horny

Simon Pegg, whose new movie Paul has been out for a couple of weeks now. But it hit a snag when he gushed to co-star Sigourney Weaver that he’s written a poem about her in his university days. She asked him to recite it…and he had to pretend he couldn’t remember it. It turns out … [Read the full story]

Above the Law?

By TOG Fires in Parliament Square, flames surround Big Ben, attacks on the Prince of Wales and  the  Duchess of Cornwall. This could be arson, or treason, a threat to the monarchy. No, its students, and as we all know they are above the law. They say its the fault of MPs, they give a … [Read the full story]

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