# Saturday, 29 August 2009

This is interesting, its a lip gloss that claims it can also help you lose weight. The lip gloss contains green tea, hoodia and caffeine and applying it is meant to energise you, curb your appetite and help you burn fat. I’m not entirely convinced, neither it appears is the lady in the article but no doubt people will be rushing out to buy it, thinking it is some sort of miracle cure. If you want some its called Burner balm and is available from HQ Hair priced at £4.95. If you have tried it, I would be interested to know what you thought so let me know by leaving a comment.

posted on Saturday, 29 August 2009 11:55:39 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Friday, 28 August 2009

Hedwig_1463690c This giant owl shaped crop circle has appeared in a field in Wiltshire. The 400ft pattern appeared overnight in the field. It is not known who is responsible for it but its certainly interesting, I wonder how you go about creating one of these.

posted on Friday, 28 August 2009 09:49:29 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

article-1207076-061688D2000005DC-439_306x564 This scary looking plant has recently been discovered in the Philippines. The plant which has been named after Sir David Attenborough grows more than 4ft long. It is able to eat prey such as mice and rats which it traps by secreting nectar. Once close enough the animals fall into a large pitcher within the plant. Unable to get out they then drown and acids in the fluid break down the remains.

posted on Friday, 28 August 2009 09:48:06 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Thursday, 27 August 2009

Many strange things have done in the name of science, this however is one of the strangest I have come across recently. A group of scientists have been looking into what would happen if zombies were to attack. They carried out a mathematical exercise and found that only frequent counter attacks would eliminate the creatures. The researchers choose to model the attack based upon classic slow moving zombies. They found that a strategy of capturing or curing the zombies would only prolong the inevitable and that peoples only hope of survival would be to deal with the zombies quickly and hit them hard and often. I’m glad this issue has been resolved, its reassuring to know that if zombies were to attack we are in fact doomed.

posted on Thursday, 27 August 2009 10:24:39 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Wednesday, 26 August 2009

article-1206893-0613B437000005DC-846_634x432 This rare albino swallow was spotted in by Steve Copsey in Rhynie, Aberdeenshire. Apparently there is a one in 18,000 chance of a bird being albino making this little guy very rare.

posted on Wednesday, 26 August 2009 09:54:27 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

I have been aware for some time that Christmas displays in shops are getting ludicrously early. This article, however, suggests that some stores are starting to sell their Christmas range now and are even considering offering Christmas items all year around. Debenhams, for example will start stocking Christmas products before the end of the month. The move comes partly to try and take advantage of the summer tourist trade but also because it is thought people are more likely to want to stagger their Christmas purchases because of the recession.

posted on Wednesday, 26 August 2009 09:47:10 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Tuesday, 25 August 2009

According to this article beer can have some health benefits when it is consumed in moderation. The article suggests that moderate amounts of beer can help strengthen women's bones. A study carried out on 1,700 women found that bone density was better in regular beer drinkers then in non drinkers. It is thought that plant hormones in the beer could the reason behind the effect. It appears beer is good for you, drink too much, however, and it can also have the opposite effect.

posted on Tuesday, 25 August 2009 10:14:36 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Monday, 24 August 2009

Tesco are now offering double the amount of loyalty card points in a bid to tempt more customers. According to the article sales growth at Tesco has been outpaced by its main rivals in the past year prompting the supermarket to look at new ways of retaining customers. All Clubcard holders will now receive double the amount of rewards every time they shop meaning you will now get two point for every pound you spend in store or online. I do have a Tesco Clubcard but personally I find I currently receive very little rewards and that I frequently forget to use the vouchers I receive. I wonder why Tesco don’t go the same way as Sainsbury’s and simply allow you to take the money off your shopping bill at the checkout. I find this works a lot better and means that I can save my points up for an expensive event such as Christmas to buy a few luxury items that we wouldn’t usually be able to afford.

posted on Monday, 24 August 2009 09:17:10 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Sunday, 23 August 2009

A re-colonisation programme hopes to reintroduce sea eagles to Scotland. Under the scheme a group of 14 chicks from Norway were reared in custom built aviaries in Fife . They have now released at the Tay estuary. The project which is now in its third year has already been successful in the west of Scotland and there are now thought to be around 200 sea eagles in the region. Last year 44 pairs of breeding birds produced 28 chicks so it looks like a good sign for the species.

posted on Sunday, 23 August 2009 12:15:34 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Saturday, 22 August 2009

A study carried out on Twitter has found that 40% of tweets can be classified as pointless babble. The short term study was carried out by the US market research firm Pear Analytics with the intention of producing a snapshot of what people do with the service. They looked at 2,000 messages in total and put them into one of six categories: news, spam, self-promotion, pointless babble, conversational and those with pass along value. It found that 40.5% of tweets were pointless babble, 37.5% conversational, 8.7% had pass along value, 5.85% were self promotion and 3.75% were spam. Pear analytics intend to repeat the study every quarter to track the trends in usage. What do you think, is Twitter simply pointless babble?

posted on Saturday, 22 August 2009 12:16:05 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback