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Kovacaine Mist was as effective as standard anaesthetics in four out of five patients
Male graduates are more likely to be unemployed six months after leaving university than women, according to official statistics.
Postcard from... Rome
Starting as a teenage apprentice cutler, Carl Elsener went on to turn a relatively simple penknife into the global phenomenon that is the multi-functional Swiss Army Knife. He worked for the Swiss family firm Victorinox for 70 years, 57 of them as CEO, and retained the honorary, almost spiritual title "Senior Leader" until his death at the age of 90.
World number two appears to have arrested his recent slump
New laws in India will make stalking, voyeurism and sexual harassment all crimes
World number one left the course before completing nine holes
Oh how we chuckled indulgently at this great footballer's high jinks years ago. Now he desperately needs expert help if his story isn't to have a terrible ending
David de Gea has admitted he is under more pressure at Manchester United than he has ever experienced in his career.
If there had been a spot for stand-up in the London 2012 closing ceremonies, it would surely have gone to Michael McIntyre.
One can procrastinate over tidying for many reasons – a favourite, as it tends to defer the effort indefinitely, is to conclude that there's no point until I buy that magic laundry rack/under-sink thingy/swishy wall-hanging clutter-holding gadget. But with these bargain DIY versions, there's no excuse…
Bland bed-hoppers going round in circles
Friday sees the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games - and to mark the occasion a lavish £27m opening ceremony will be held.
One unexpected benefit of passing from teenage years into adulthood is that, if you're lucky, 10 per cent of your brain is no longer wasted on the daily monitoring of spots. The period of grace before that same 10 per cent is diverted to wrinkle-watch may be woefully brief, but since lines progress imperceptibly, it's impossible to maintain a vigil of the same intensity.
Adolf Hitler was surprisingly keen to return to the front line after being injured in the First World War, a recently-discovered postcard suggests.
Everything tastes better with bacon. Or so goes a flawed bit of mid-Noughties American wisdom.