news of the weird
Friday 16 January 1998
Sex education: According to a study in American Demographics magazine, the better education an American has received, the less sex he or she is liable to have. High-school graduates average 58 sexual contacts a year, those with "some college" average 62, but those with four-year college degrees average 56 and people who have received postgraduate education only 50. The most sexually active Americans were found to be jazz fans, gun owners and those who lack confidence in the President.
Wife-battering: Despite opposition from the Islamic party, Turkey has made wife-battering a criminal offence. According to a government study in 1994, 34 per cent of married women in Turkey suffered domestic violence. In the city of Konya, in central Turkey, however, the Islamic Welfare Party published a marriage guidance booklet saying that men are allowed to beat their wives "gently".
A bridge too feeble: 30 people were injured, 10 seriously, when a new bridge at Tingo Maria, Peru, collapsed under the weight of local dignitaries at its opening ceremony.
Life & Style blogs
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
There’s a nasty smell in the political air – and it’s coming from the Tories
Vanessa Feltz criticises 'vile' reaction to Rolf Harris allegations
- 1 Howard Jacobson: Let's see the 'criticism' of Israel for what it really is
- 2 Instagram of US airport security chiefs: Lipstick knives and IED training kits among items seized
- 3 Brazil vs Germany World Cup 2014: In defence of Mesut Ozil - the Arsenal midfielder works magic in the shadows
- 4 PornHub begs users to stop uploading video clips of Brazil getting beaten 7-1
- 5 Tony Abbott embarrasses Australia by praising Japanese WWII military, ‘getting on the sake’ and posing for ‘crotch-shot’ photo opportunity
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