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.
As Voltaire once said, “Ice cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn’t illegal”
Life & Style blogs
Movie pirate given almost 3 years in prison for filming Fast & Furious 6 in back of cinema
What is ALS and the Ice Bucket Challenge?
Mother fed her daughter tapeworms to make her skinny for beauty pageant
Doctors tell Treasury of their anger at rejection of pay reviews
Exclusive: Tickets for Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in London are not on ‘sale’
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Mother fed her daughter tapeworms to make her skinny for beauty pageant
- 2 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 3 Crystal Palace next manager latest: Palace consider Ally McCoist - EXCLUSIVE
- 4 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 5 Tim Sherwood column: 'It started as a three-horse race but turned into the Grand National'
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