March 1, 2015

Top News Stories –

Lesbian banned from Nutella label –
Customers have been enjoying creating a digital custom made jar of the famous chocolate spread – emblazoned with their own slogan to share on social media. You can create your message and share it with those you love. But the word “lesbian” has been banned by the parent company of Nutella – deemed too offensive for labels. The list of banned words is actually quite extensive. Muslim and Jewish are not allowed. So presumably the message ‘Jews and Muslims can live in peace with each other’ would fall into the net of naughtiness. ‘Christian’ on the other hand is OK.
Nutella names

[Daily Telegraph]

8ft coffin for Britain’s tallest man –
A bespoke coffin for the funeral of a former Britain’s tallest man has been made measuring 8ft-long. Christopher Greener, who grew to 7ft 6ins before surgical intervention stopped him growing, will be laid to rest in a casket carried by 10 pallbearers. Funeral directors have calculated that 30st Mr Greener’s coffin will just about squeeze into the hearse before he will be buried in a double-sized plot of land on Monday. Mr Greener, who held the record for being the UK’s tallest man for more than four decades, died aged 71 on February 11 and will be buried near his home in Bromley, south-east London. [Daily Telegraph]


Video of the Day –

Lady Gaga plunges into frozen water for charity

List of the day –

Tallest people in history
10. Brahim Takioullah – 8 ft 1 in (2 m 46 cm)
9. Don Koehler – 8 ft 2 in (2 m 49 cm)
8. Vikas Uppal – 8 ft 3 in (2 m 51 cm) (Contested)
7. Bernard Coyne – 8 ft 2 in (2 m 49 cm)
6. Sultan Kösen – 8 ft 3 in (2 m 51 cm)
5. Edouard Beaupré – 8 ft 3 in (2 m 51 cm)
4. Väinö Myllyrinne – 8 ft 3 in (2 m 51 cm)
3. John F. Carroll – 8 ft 7.5 in (2 m 63 cm)
2. John Rogan – 8 ft 9 in (2 m 67 cm)
1. Robert Wadlow – 8 ft 11 in (2 m 72 cm)


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Other News Stories –

Politics and elections
Science and technology
  • NASA astronauts perform the third of three ISS spacewalks to reroute cables needed in preparation for the 2017 arrival of the first commercial spacecraft capable of transporting astronauts. (AP)

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