Life / Weird Life by Press Association September 24, 2018, 9:09 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter The internet is so vast – how can you ever know if you’re making best use of it? Thankfully Reddit user tj007s13 has done the world a service by posing the question: “What is a website that everyone should know about but few people actually know about?” Here are some of the best answers to make your internet life just that little bit better. 1. For getting WiFi at airports 2. For making sure you aren’t being ripped off 3. For minimising call centre frustration 4. For using up the food in your kitchen 5. For finding something to watch 6. For making sure reviews are legit 7. For a nostalgia hit 8. For finding new music 9. For listening to radio all over the world Sign up to our Daily newsletter More from the Evening Telegraph Christine McGuinness upset after woman complains about her … [Read more...] about 9 websites you’ve probably never heard of that will make your life better
Life / Weird Life by Press Association September 18, 2018, 3:01 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter The Truman Show remains a classic of modern cinema 20 years after its release with its portrayal of a man who is trapped in a TV show without even realising it. But if it turned out your life had been your own personal Truman Show, what would be the most impressive feat that producers had pulled off? That’s the question posed by Reddit user l-Orion-l – and here are some of the best answers. 1. Resolute singledom 2. Road trips 3. Cast of thousands 4. Twin set 5. Animal magic 6. Long and boring 7. Varied sets 8. Character depth 9. Seeing the sights 10. Ouch 11. Motherly love 12. Combat 13. And finally, this Sign up to our Daily newsletter More from the Evening Telegraph Bodyguard goes global as ITV announces deal with Netflix John Mitchell joins England coaching staff Wanting managed immigration is … [Read more...] about If your life is The Truman Show, what are the producers’ most impressive feats?
Life / Weird Life by Press Association September 4, 2018, 5:19 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter A retained firefighter helped to save a woman’s life when she became unconscious on his flight home. Daniel, who asked to keep his surname private, was on a Ryanair plane from Portugal when an elderly passenger took ill, and was found to have no pulse. He worked with two doctors who also happened to be on board to save the woman’s life with first aid. They lifted the patient from her seat, administered oxygen, carried out CPR and used a defibrillator. After the incident, he tweeted saying: “On call and always ready have proved more true than I ever realised, especially at 32,000 feet!” Daniel, a retained firefighter from Burwash in East Sussex, help the poorly traveller along with the two doctors, known only as Sue and Fiona. Daniel said: “We checked her pulse, checked her pupil reaction, put the … [Read more...] about Firefighter helps save a life on a Ryanair flight back from a family holiday
If you hate the sight of dust around the house, there's nothing better than a good spring clean. But have you ever noticed something strange about some of the fluff that gathers around skirting boards, and even on walls and ceilings? That's because while it is technically dust and fibres, it might also actually be alive. Inside the rice-shaped structure is the larva of the case-bearing carpet moth - and it's a hungry little fella that feeds on your carpets and clothes. What do they look like? According to the website www.mothkiller.co.uk, the moths: are small and mottled brown with small black spots across the forewing have a wingspan of 9-16mm have hairy fringes on forewings and hindwings leave behind fluffy cases in which the larvae reside What do they feed on? The moth is a common textile pest. Their larvae feed on natural fibres, and so can badly damage woollen carpets and silk rugs, as well as expensive clothing. In the UK they were historically only active from June to … [Read more...] about Why that weird piece of fluff in your house could be ALIVE
A SINGER who was scared of smear tests has thanked her best friend for saving her life - because she dragged her for a joint examination. Marianne Nicholson, from Saintfield in Northern Ireland, had been putting off her routine test. But when the 41-year-old began to bleed between her periods, her best friend Nicola Campbell, 33, took matters into her own hands and booked them both an appointment at a women’s clinic. Marianne was diagnosed with cervical cancer as a result, but after a radical hysterectomy with lymph node removal she has now been given the all-clear. “Nicola saved my life,” says Marianne, who sings with a band called The Bizz. “If she hadn’t dragged me for that joint smear test I wouldn’t have caught the cancer in time and I’d have been a goner. “Nicola wasn’t even due a smear herself, but she went ahead and had one anyway just so that we could do it together.” The girls met three years ago when Marianne began … [Read more...] about My best friend dragged me for a joint smear test… and it saved my life