In Brief

Men think recycling ‘makes them look gay’

And other stories from the stranger side of life

1.jpg

A new study claims that many men refuse to recycle because they worry that it makes them look feminine or gay. The US research found that men eschew recycling and turning on their air conditioner to avoid looking womanly, and are also afraid of any woman who exhibits behaviours they consider to be manly.

Woman says her dogs love her sex toy 

A woman says her vibrator has turned into a pet toy because her dogs are enjoying it more than she is. Chloe Jones, 23, says she was crying tears of laughter when her dogs started chasing her vibrator around the room. “If people want to pay £40 for a dog toy they should, because they would love it,” she says.

Isaac Newton said toad vomit could fight plague 

Isaac Newton suggested battling the plague by blending powdered toad with toad vomit to form “lozenges,” it has been revealed. In previously unpublished notes, the polymath wrote that the toad should be “suspended by the legs in a chimney for three days,” adding that “combining powdered toad with the excretions and serum made into lozenges and worn about the affected area drove away the contagion and drew out the poison”.

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––For a round-up of the most important stories from around the world - and a concise, refreshing and balanced take on the week’s news agenda - try The Week magazine. Start your trial subscription today –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Recommended

‘Betrayed’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘Betrayed’

NY restaurant unveils $200 french fries
French fries dish
Tall Tales

NY restaurant unveils $200 french fries

What was the Black Death and how did it end?
160831-blackdeath.jpg
In Depth

What was the Black Death and how did it end?

Broadcaster apologises for ‘shocking’ Olympic stereotypes
TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 08:Residents of Olympic bid city Tokyo celebrate while holding Tokyo signs after the announcement of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games host city at Komazawa Olympic Park
Tall Tales

Broadcaster apologises for ‘shocking’ Olympic stereotypes

Popular articles

Why your AstraZeneca vaccine may mean no European holidays
Boris Johnson receives his second dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
Getting to grips with . . .

Why your AstraZeneca vaccine may mean no European holidays

What next as homes raided in search for Hancock affair whistle-blower?
Matt Hancock leaving No. 10 with Gina Coladangelo in May 2020
The latest on . . .

What next as homes raided in search for Hancock affair whistle-blower?

Dildo-wielding rainbow monkey booked for kids’ reading event
A rainbow monkey
Tall Tales

Dildo-wielding rainbow monkey booked for kids’ reading event

The Week Footer Banner