News of the weird
Thursday 09 April 1998
Holy tooth: A tooth believed to have been Buddha's is waiting at a secret location in Thailand, where it will be picked up by monks who will bring it to Taiwan. Ageing Tibetan monks who have looked after the tooth since the Seventies fear that they can no longer keep it safe from vandalism. Taiwanese politicians have said they hope the tooth could bring peace to Taiwan, after a string of corruption scandals and aviation disasters that have killed more than 200 people this year. Two more of Buddha's teeth are in Sri Lanka and Beijing.
Hold your breath: A survey at a Harley Street clinic specialising in halitosis revealed that 68 per cent of those seeking treatment do so because of damage to their sex lives.
sportLiverpool 5 Norwich City 1: Uruguayan striker has now scored 11 league goals against the club
arts + entsOlivier-nominated actor and singer is set to star in Lloyd Webber's musical about the Profumo affair
filmWith more than 70 per cent of early films lost, archivists are scouring the world to preserve the precious examples that remain
sportThe coach of Chalfont St Peter's under-10s football team was relieved of his duties after he sent an email to parents that said: 'I am only interested in winning'
techA piece of new hi-tech kit aims to get us scribbling again
indybestMake getting out of the wrong side of bed on cold winter mornings a thing of the past with our selection of night-time covers
life + styleClarissa Baldwin is the brains behind the slogan 'A Dog is for Life not just for Christmas'
Life & Style blogs
- 1 The hardwired difference between male and female brains could explain why men are 'better at map reading'
- 2 Is this the scariest advert ever? Japanese tyre commercial comes with its own disclaimer and health warning
- 3 UK chef creates world's most expensive ready meal - a fish pie costing £314
- 4 Food poverty in UK has reached level of 'public health emergency', warn experts
- 5 I’m sure Kate Moss doesn't care about posing for Playboy. But I do
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