February 13, 2010

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Britain’s sexiest female farmer crowned –
Blonde Anna Simpson has been voted Britain’s sexiest female farmer. Miss Simpson, 25, beat hundreds of rivals to be crowned the most attractive female farmer in the country. Miss Simpson, of Hutton Rudby, Yorkshire, spends her working life on Windy Hill Farm training sheep dogs, driving tractors and encouraging animals to mate. But she has now been crowned Britain’s sexiest female farmer in a poll by Farmer’s Weekly magazine. Pete Mortimore, 25, has been voted Britain’s sexiest male farmer and the pair win £250 each – and a pair of wellies. [Daily Telegraph]

Geri Halliwell makes boyfriend Henry Beckwith feel like Duke of Edinburgh –
Living with the former Spice Girls singer Geri Halliwell can be a challenge, finds her boyfriend Henry Beckwith. The Spice Girls provoked adulation from their fans and inspired a forthcoming musical from the producer of Mamma Mia!, but living with a former member of the pop group can be challenging. Henry Beckwith, 31, an Old Harrovian, has been courting Geri Halliwell for almost a year, but his father informs Mandrake that being with Ginger Spice does have its drawbacks. “It’s very hard being with someone who gets the red-carpet treatment all around the world,” Sir John Beckwith, 62, a property developer, told Mandrake at a fundraising party for the Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund, at the shop Few & Far, in South Kensington, London. “It’s like being Prince Philip.” [Daily Telegraph]
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What on Earth was that? Mystery space object whizzes past our planet –
It made its closest pass at 12.46pm (GMT) streaking past just 76,000 miles away, which is a third of the distance to the Moon. Amateur astronomers were able to track it in the United States. The object was discovered by MIT’s Linear survey on January 10 and astronomers are divided about what it is. A spokesman from Nasa said: ‘The object’s orbit reaches the orbit of Venus at its closest point to the Sun and nearly out to the orbit of Mars at its furthest point. ‘It crosses the Earth’s orbit at a very steep angle and this means it is unlikely to be a rocket stage.’ The space agency spokesman added that the trajectory would not fit with any recent rocket launch. ‘It seems more likely that this is a near-Earth asteroid about 10-15 metres across,’ he concluded. The rock has now been labelled 2010 AL30. There are two million such objects streaking around near-Earth space, with one passing near our world about once a week. [Daily Mail]

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