'Riot kiss' goes viralFlanked by police with shields and batons battling a riot following Vancouver's hockey championship loss, a young couple kissed. The striking image taken by photographer Rich Lam has been splashed around the world over the past two days and on June 17, the couple was identified. Lying in the middle of a downtown street in Vancouver was Canadian Alex Thomas and her Australian boyfriend Scott Jones, seen cradling her in his arms and brushing his lips against hers. Scott was comforting her and gave her a kiss to say, 'It's going to be OK,' and the photographer just took the shot at that moment.
Say No to pull up pants!It has emerged that a passenger was deboarded from the plane at San Francisco International Airport and arrested after he refused to pull up his baggy pants. Deshon Marman, 20, was asked to pull up his sagging pants before boarding a US Airways flight to Albuquerque. Marman's pants were reportedly below his waist, exposing much of his boxer shorts. An airline employee asked Marman to pull up his pants at the boarding gate, and the request was repeated aboard the plane, but he refused. At that point he was asked to leave the plane.
Cat survives 14-storey-fallA cat has incredibly survived the severe consequences of slipping from the 14th floor of her owners’ New York City apartment building. Angela Lang and her family, who moved into the Upper West Side apartment last month, never thought that nine-year-old Copper would be able to slip out of the building through the windows, which hardly opened very wide. But the pet somehow managed to slip out onto a ledge only to fall 14 stories to the street below. When admitted to a local veterinary hospital, the cat not only had survived the ultimate after-effect but also managed to limp away with only a fractured foot.
Boys vomit to lose weightA study of nearly 16,000 schoolchildren has shown that children as young as 10 are making themselves vomit in order to lose weight and the problem is more common in boys than girls. The study of 120 schools, carried out for Taiwan''s Ministry of Education, also found that 16% of the boys made themselves sick, compared with 10% of the girls. The findings also suggest that self-induced vomiting might serve as an early marker for the development of obesity and/or other eating and weight-related problems
Teabag & poached eggIt has always been difficult to make a perfect poached egg, but now, the invention of a pouch that is like a teabag, has made it possible. The Poachet, which is made from a semi-permeable papery fabric and allows contact with water, is very different from other poaching devices, which are made from synthetic materials. It works in a similar way to a teabag, and holds the egg in the perfect shape while it cooks. All one has to do is open the Poachet and place it in a small glass, with the open end up, then crack an egg into it, before placing the bag in boiling water.