DAILY THREAD | AROUND THE GLOBE| 23rd April, 2018 • ANOTHER NEW ROYALTY • NO PYJAMAS IN CINEMA HALL • SURF THE INTERNET.......WITH YOUR MIND • OLD JAPENESE WOMEN PREFER JAIL • DIAMOND STRETCHES

 

 

ANOTHER NEW ROYALTY

Prince George and Princess Charlotte have a new younger sibling, as their mother, the Duchess of Cambridge has now given birth to a baby boy. The name of the third child has not yet been announced (oddsmakers had Alice and Philip as the favorites prior to the arrival). The youngster is fifth in line to the throne, behind grandfather Prince Charles, father Prince William, 4-year-old brother George, and 2-year-old sister Charlotte. (With the birth of the child, Prince Harry is now bumped from fifth to sixth in line.)

 

 


 

SURF THE INTERNET…….WITH YOUR MIND

 


 

NO PYJAMAS IN CINEMA HALL

A cinema in New Zealand has banned people from wearing pyjamas, onesies and dirty boots to screenings, in a move designed to raise dress standards.

Kirsty Bourke, manager at Hawera Cinemas said over the last two months the cinema has seen “an increase in customers wearing pyjamas and customers wearing dirty gumboots and work boots, so like many restaurants and clubs we decided to adopt a dress code”.

 


 

OLD JAPENESE WOMEN PREFER JAIL 

A report from Bloomberg states that at least one in five women in Japanese prisons are a senior citizen, with at least nine out of ten of them committing minor offences like shoplifting.

Between 1980 and 2015, the number of elderly people living by themselves in Japan increased more than sixfold to nearly 6 million.

With the older population feeling more and more isolated as a result of this, women especially have turned to a life of crime in the hope that prison will provide them with a refuge and a home.

 


 

DIAMONDS STRETCHES

Researchers from MIT, Hong Kong, Singapore and Korea have discovered that when diamonds are grown in extremely tiny, needle-like shapes, they can be pulled and stretched and snap back to their original shape.

Ordinary diamonds can only withstand stresses of well below 1% without breaking, but needle nanodiamonds can stretch by as much as 9%.