Tall Tales

Britain’s biggest turn-offs named

And other stories from the stranger side of life

feet

Pets appearing in the bedroom during a romp have been named as a leading passion-killer in a survey of British people’s biggest turn-offs. Children or in-laws walking in mid-session was also unwelcome, along with a phone call from the boss or the postman ringing the doorbell. A researcher said the study had discovered that having your children in the room during a romp “does not create the ideal romantic setting”.

Child discovers dinosaur print

Lily Wilder, a four-year-old girl, has discovered a 220-million-year-old dinosaur footprint on the beach at at Bendricks Bay in the Vale of Glamorgan. The curator of the National Museum Wales described it as “one of the best-preserved examples from anywhere in the UK” and said it “will really aid palaeontologists to get a better idea about how these early dinosaurs walked”.

Man breaks chilli record again

A Canadian man ate three Carolina Reaper chilli peppers in 9.72 seconds, setting a Guinness World Record. Mike Jack of London, Ontario, has set three previous records for pepper-eating, including managing the fastest time to eat three Bhut Jolokia chilli peppers - 9.75 seconds.

Recommended

Zero flu cases in UK as seasonal virus suppressed by Covid measures
Commuters wear face masks as they pass through Vauxhall underground station.
Getting to grips with . . .

Zero flu cases in UK as seasonal virus suppressed by Covid measures

‘One’s right as rein’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘One’s right as rein’

Paperboy, 80, delays retirement thanks to e-bike
Tall Tales

Paperboy, 80, delays retirement thanks to e-bike

Amnesty criticised after stripping Navalny’s ‘prisoner of conscience’ status
Alexei Navalny on his return to Russia from Berlin.
In Brief

Amnesty criticised after stripping Navalny’s ‘prisoner of conscience’ status

Popular articles

Budget predictions: what will Rishi Sunak announce?
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak poses with the Budget Box outside 11 Downing Street
Why we’re talking about . . .

Budget predictions: what will Rishi Sunak announce?

Best TV crime dramas to watch in 2021
Line of Duty series six returns to BBC One in 2021
In Depth

Best TV crime dramas to watch in 2021

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 26 Feb 2021
10 Downing Street
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 26 Feb 2021