Sunday, August 31, 2003

SCIENTISTS IN SWITZERLAND have finally confirmed that flies can actually fly. Researchers in Zurich showed that instead of swimming on air, flies actively use their wings in a series of steering and countersteering movements.

Don't forget your toothbrush, published in the British Dental Journal, relates that a 69-year-old man who tried to relieve a painful bout of hemorrhoids with a toothbrush was forced to have the offending item surgically removed after it was lost "where the sun does not shine."

Singapore's Chinese community has opposed a proposal to include eyes in the national organ donor program, saying they will need them in the afterlife. Many in the predominantly Chinese country are Buddhists and Taoists, who believe that if their eyes are removed, they will be blind in their next life.

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