An Eye On... vital statistics
Thursday 02 October 1997
5% of nuisance phone calls are from heavy breathers
23% of men whose parents had divorced fathered a child by the time they were 22 (compared with 13 per cent of men from two-parent families)
25% of women whose parents had separated became teenage mothers (compared with 14 per cent of women from two-parent families)
28% of women snore
55% of 35- to 45-year-olds would prefer to work shorter hours than earn more money.
62% of people aged 35 to 45 are having more fun than they expected when they were in their twenties.
66% of local authorities report that loud music is the major cause of complaints.
92% of men who have had a vasectomy would recommend it to their friends.
New essay by JK Rowling went live on Pottermore site on Friday
Top Gear presenter is no stranger to foot-in-mouth controversy
New UK station Russia Today gives a very bizarre view of Britain
Life & Style blogs
How to carve a pumpkin for Halloween with this step-by-step tutorial
Health: When masturbation can be fatal: The practice of auto-erotic asphyxia is often concealed by a coroner's verdict. Monique Roffey looks at a lethal taboo
Woman successfully sues Google for showing her with 'part of her breast exposed' on Street View
Top 10 horror video games for Halloween
Happy Halloween! Google celebrates All Hallows' Eve with Doodle
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Maureen Lipman says 'she can't vote Labour while Ed Miliband is leader'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything
- 1 Canadian actor punched in face after 'Islamophobia' experiment goes wrong in wake of Ottawa shooting
- 2 Topshop at centre of row over body image as 'shocking' skinny mannequin photo goes viral
- 3 Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson criticised for beer tweet
- 4 Woman blinded as a child can see again after hitting her head on a coffee table
- 5 The bubble bursts for Sodastream
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