Saturday, July 12, 2008

Saturday News Round Up

Two from the Telegraph:

When Life Gives You Dead Cats, Make Cat Hats
Yikes, a 60-year old Australian grandmother constructs hats of feral cat skins delivered frozen to her door each week. To think I complained about my grandmother's peanut brittle. Robin Eades thaws and skins the cats, and out come the hats and purses. Feral cats on her island and have been blamed for a decline in the population of the rare orange-bellied parrot. Take that, cats.

I Love Your Hat!
Be careful. Her tabby headgear may make her appear a person of fine taste, but you just might be complimenting a narcissist. Narcissism: a pervasive pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration, and a lack of empathy. A study shows how to spot a narcissist: “The giveaway clues [of narcissism] were a neat, organised and attractive appearance; stylish and expensive clothes; and a cheerful demeanour.”

One from Reuters:

Beijing takes dog off the menu for Olympics
"Beijing has asked hotels and restaurants in the city to take dog meat off the menu for the duration of next month's Olympics and September's Paralympics . . . but made no mention of the many popular establishments with donkey on the menu."

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