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Think e-cigarettes are helping you quit smoking? Think again, says study

| blog, L&B World, News | January 17, 2016

Smoke e-cigarettes? The laws are about to change Credit: Getty Images
An e-cigarette (Picture: Getty)

Puffing away on an e-cigarette is more likely to make you quit smoking fags, right?

Wrong, apparently.

A new study has found that smokers who try e-cigarettes are 28 per cent less likely to give up real cigarettes than those who don’t.

The University of California says they shouldn’t be promoted as a health alternative.

Researchers also say using them – it’s called vaping – should be banned in public.

The study in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal showed vaping has no positive effect on people trying to quit.

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Watch dramatic moment truck collapses into a sink hole

| blog, L&B World, News | January 17, 2016


The driver of this truck was clearly oblivious to the peril he was in.

As this dramatic video shows, a huge sink hole opens up and swallows up the vehicle.

It’s not clear where the grainy footage was taken, but we sure hope the driver was alright.

The concrete simply collapsed underneath the truck as it collapsed sideways, and it looks horrific as it tumbles down into the hole.

The video was released on LiveLeak, where it has been viewed thousands of times.

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Mark from match.com ads is the most hated man in London – here’s why

| blog, L&B World, News | January 17, 2016

Oh Mark.

Your tube barrier tomfoolery seems to have made you the most hated man in London.

Mark is looking for love – or so the posters for dating site match.com have us believe.

But he has one flaw which could scupper his hopes of happiness.

A flaw so big that he’s become something of a pariah.

Above the hashtag #loveyourimperfections, Mark reveals that he doesn’t have his travelcard ready at ticket barriers.

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Yes, he’s one of those people.

The ones who are faffing around going through their pockets while everyone else sails through.

And London commuters aren’t always the most patient of people, so Mark may not want to… Read the full story

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Scientists unfreeze this strange little animal after 30 years

| blog, L&B World, News | January 17, 2016

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The ‘water bear’ (Picture: Alamy)

For 30 years, this frozen animal looked like it was dead.

It’s a ‘water bear’, but apparently is also known as a ‘moss piglet’.

But bizarrely scientists have managed to bring it back to life.

The creature, which was recovered in Antarctica, is able to survive in some of the coldest places on the planet.

It’s tiny, measuring less than 1mm, and the Japanese National Institute of Polar Research has revived it.

They can slow down their metabolisms for extremely long periods of time.

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Lots of topless women went for a picnic and not everyone was happy

| blog, L&B World, News | January 17, 2016

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Two of the picnic-goers (Picture: Amanda Haworth)

A group of female friends decided to have a picnic, and make a point by ditching their tops and bras.

They were aiming to challenge the patriarchy – but soon found themselves trolled and threatened with violence.

Zoe Buckley Lennox, 22, and Amanda Haworth, 21, organised the Free The Nipple event, and around 50 women came along and bared their breasts in Brisbane.

Amanda told Daily Mail Australia: ‘We started to talk about the ways in which we could work towards freeing the nipple.

‘We just said to each other: “Hey, why don’t we put on a picnic where our friends can come and take their shirts… Read the full story

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‘Die-in’ protest in St Pancras over plans to clear Calais ‘jungle’ camp

| blog, L&B World, News | January 17, 2016

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Natasha Quarmby/REX/Shutterstock (5541661b) Pro-refugee protesters gained entry into outer concourse of St Pancras station in London, to demonstrate in solidarity with refugees and in conjuction with two other demonstrations in Dover and Calais. Pro-refugee protest at St Pancras Station, London, Britain - 16 Jan 2016
The protest at St Pancras International (Picture: Natasha Quarmby/REX/Shutterstock)

A ‘die in’ protest was held at a London station – with dozens calling for refugees to be given safe passage to Britain.

The rally, by the London2Calais Convey, was in response to plans to clear an area of the Jungle migrant camp in Calais.

Protestors lay down at St Pancras International Station, where Eurostar runs services to… Read the full story

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A masturbation booth has actually opened for stressed out guys

| blog, L&B World, News | January 17, 2016

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The Guyfi booth (Picture: Hot Octopuss)

Having a stressful day?

This company reckons it has the best way to, erm, relieve it for you.

It seems Guyfi reckons New Yorkers best respond to a hard day by tugging themselves off.

Now the company has set up a free masturbation booth in the street.

Yes, you read that right.

It’s basically like a phone booth with a chair, a laptop and a curtain. You make your own entertainment from there.

Read the full story

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These people are trawling the internet to create Google Sheep View. Yes, really

| blog, L&B World, News | January 17, 2016

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This is exciting. Apparently (Picture: Google Sheep View)

It’s long been said that counting sheep is a surefire way of putting you to sleep.

So let’s hope there are plenty of matresses around for the team behind this website.

Yes, Google Sheep View is actually a thing.

Two people are trying to document every instance in which sheep appear on Google Street View.

As you do.

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Archbishop of Canterbury apologises for hurt caused to GBLT people

| blog, L&B World, News | January 17, 2016

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25: Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, speaks during the General Synod on November 25, 2015 in London, England. The General Synod considers and approves legislation affecting the whole of the Church of England, formulates new forms of worship, debates matters of national and international importance, and approves the annual budget for the work of the Church at national level. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury (Picture: Carl Court/Getty Images)

The Anglican church has been under fire this week over its attitude to gay, lesbian and transgender people, with a former vicar and MP publicly quitting the faith.

Now the archbishop of Canterbury… Read the full story

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Inside the bunker where doctor held woman hostage and raped her repeatedly

| blog, L&B World, News | January 17, 2016

Doctor takes woman hostage in Fritzl bunkeer.. Ongoing construction of the toilet inside the bunker. Pictures Swedish Police Handout
The bunker where the woman was held captive

This is the purpose-built bunker where a woman was locked up, raped and sexually abused in a case likened to that of serial abuser Joseph Fritzl.

Authorities in Sweden believe the kidnapper intended to keep his victim, a woman in her 30s, locked up for several years.

A man has been charged with kidnap, rape and sexual abuse.

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