QUICKIES of the week (27-31.01)
Remember, two quickies a day keep the doctor away
Tesco forced to stop 'geek' line
First no more horse meat. Now no more geeks. Tesco are cleaning up their act. The supermarket chain was forced to stop their 'geek' line of clothes after a mother complained they could result in her son being bullied about his eye problem. The clothes featured pictures of animals wearing spectacles and the captions 'nerd' and 'geek'.
Read on dailymail.co.uk
What will Sarko say?
A former candiate of the conservative UMP decided to tear his member card apart because he's unhappy about the way the party dealt with his homosexuality.
Read on chateurenault.blog.lemonde.fr
China in the red
China has overtaken Italy as the world's largest consumer of red wine. Last year the country drank 1.865 billion bottles. In China, red symbolises good fortune, wealth and power, while white is often associated with death, making red the obvious choice for business meetings.
Read on independent.co.uk
Michael Schumacher has moved his eyes. One millimeter of movement, one million headlines. Since Schumacher sustained severe head injuries in a skiing accident, he has been in an artificially induced coma. His survival has been far from certain, but the signs are looking more promising as the 7 time F1 champion is gently reawoken from his coma.
Read on bild.de
Bigger is Better
It seems that in the modern age David would be defeated by Goliathm at least psychologically. Oxford researchers have shown how small people are more likely to suffer from psychological problems such as mistrust, paranoia and fear.
Read on dailymail.co.uk
THE SOCIAL MEDIA POPE
The Vatican's Twitter account posted graffiti of the Pope found on the walls of Rome. That Francis is more popular than Ratzinger we already knew, but that he wants to compete with superman... it's one thing after another with this social media Pope. Read on lefigaro.fr
Norman Baker Sexting Down
Liberal Democrat Minister of State Norman Baker has said that teachers need to do more to keep tabs on student sexting. Teachers are to be given extra powers to seize phones and examine the content, carefully seeking out intimate pictures. More than half of young Brits think sexting is 'pretty normal'. Perhaps more shcoking is that Norman Baker, a 'Liberal' Democrat, thinks teacher sexto trawling is normal.
Mc Donalds Deliveries in Poland
You dream about it. Poland's gone and done it. Poland will be the first European country to enjoy Mc Donald's new delivery service. Mc Donalds delivered straight to your mouth, what more could Europe ask for?
A teenager robs a bank with a toy gun
A 16-year-old from Bad Füssing (Germany) decided to go DYI in crime. He robbed a bank holding a plastic toy gun and absconded with hundreds of euros by bike. He was apprehended by police several minutes later while trying to cross the border into Austria. Such a beautiful failure.
Read on ndtv.com
I don't want no money
A German lady won 400,000 euros in the lottery but she chuckedall the money down the toilet because she didn't want it to be used to pay care home debts owed by her husband who recently died. On the day the bill arrived she had drunk 5 bottles of champagne and she just ripped up all 800 500euro notes and flushed them down the toilet
Read on www.dailymirror.co.uk
Translated from QUICKIES TYGODNIA (27-31.01)