28 June 2006
Forget about installing closed-circuit surveillance cameras – a simple, low cost defense against thieves and freeloaders may be a photocopy of a pair of eyes, Researchers into behavior at the University of Newcastle, northeastern England, conducted a sly experiment on their colleagues.
The leisure area in the university’s psychology department had an ‘honesty box’ in which academics were asked to pay for using tea, coffee and milk.
Over 10 weeks, the researchers placed a sign on the door of the cupboard where the honesty box was located and situated above the kettle and coffeemaker. Pictures of flowers alternated weekly with pictures of eyes – male or female, with expressions that ranged from alert and watchful to manic. Every week, the money collected in the honesty box was totted up.
On weeks when the ‘eyes’ image was shown takings were 276 % more than during the ‘flower’ weeks. Why were the eyes so effective?
Shame, is the answer.
Humans are ‘strongly attuned’ to subconscious cues about behavior that could damage their reputation, the study suggest.
Great!!!! Now I know what to put on my ‘mini bakala cupboard’ in the office 😀 Problem solved 😛
28 June 2006
Next time you moan about your job, spare a thought for ladies with some stomach-churning occupations.
To make themselves more attractive, woman put themselves through a series of unattractive and often painful procedures – let’s face it there’s no such thing as completely natural beauty.
But if it’s unpleasant to go through most beauty treatments, how much more distasteful is it to administer them? Certain jobs in the beauty industry must rank as amongst most jobs around. We’ve narrowed it down to the five professionals that we think would turn our stomachs the most and talk to some of the ladies whose occupation is to tweak, squeeze, rub and wax the rest of us.
Click here to read the article…highly amusing 😉
27 June 2006
A man who fell in love with a prostitute and tried to steal her passport for her has been jailed for a year. The 21 year old Russian man, identified as MB, met 20 year old ZA, also a Russian, and fell in love with her, the Dubai Court of First Instance heard.
ZA told MB that she needed her passport back from her sponsor so she could travel, and persuaded him to break into the villa in March. MB sneaked in and stole the passport and some valuables, but the woman noticed the robbery a few minutes later when she returned home to find her wardrobe open. Police arrested MB who confessed to the robbery, saying her couldn’t say no to her.
Hmm…now me is wondering if the sponsor of the prostitute was arrested. Surely prostitution is the bigger problem here isn’t it? Don’t we keep reading how they want to track down and tear down the prostitution circuit that is rapidly growing? She was served on a plate! Prolly didn’t. Them is full of shite.
28 June 2006
Nine people were convicted yesterday of murder or accessory to murder in the killing of a 19 year old woman gunned down by her older brother two days after her wedding, because her Pakistani family disapproved of her choice of husband.
The 12 member jury returned guilty verdicts against the nine, all family and friends, for the murder of Ghazala Khan. Sentencing is expected this week, likely on Friday. Khan, born in Denmark, was killed on September 23, 2005. Her husband was shot twice, but survived.
Note: 7days reports GK to have been 18 years of age and her brother claiming the death was accidental.
Yea, sure d**k face.
Caller : Hello, can I speak to Annie Wan?
Operator : Yes, you can speak to me.
Caller: No, I want to speak to Annie Wan!
Operator: You are talking to someone! Who is this?
Caller: But how can that be? I am Sum Wan. And I need to talk to Annie Wan! It’s urgent.
Operator: I know u are someone and you want to talk to anyone! But what’s this urgent matter about?
Caller: Well just tell my sister Annie Wan that our brother, Noe Wan was involved in an accident. Noe Wan got injured and now Noe Wan is being sent to the hospital. Avery Wan is on his way to the hospital now too.
Operator: Look if no one was injured and no one was sent to the hospital from the accident that isn’t an urgent matter! You may find this hilarious but I don’t have time for this!
Caller: You are so rude! Who are you?
Operator: I’m Saw Lee.
Caller: Yes! You should be sorry. Now give me your name!