This effing painkiller is pretty bloody effective, I swear it is

Psychologists in UK say that muttering the odd curse word every now and then can actually do us some good.

Research has shown that the occasional expletive can even make us a stronger person. It’s believed that small doses of profanity can help control emotions and make it easier to manage pain.

The investigation into swearing was conducted by Dr Richard Stephens, a senior lecturer at Keele University.

“We grow up learning what these words are. Using these words while we are emotional can help us to feel stronger. Some words are more taboo than others – but the stronger the word, the greater the effects,” said Dr Stephens.

‘So, do I qualify for admission?’ ‘Woof!’

A university in Scotland has come up with a novel way of vetting potential students: By bringing in dogs to help out with the interview process.

The canine will sit in with veterinary students at Edinburgh Napier University, and will serve to demonstrate how well students deal with animals.

Lecturers at the university argue that they don’t cope well with a very friendly puppy then they are unlikely to get on well with a snarling 60kg dog.

“We get more than 400 applicants for our vet nursing course, which is the only degree of its kind offered in Scotland, and only have 30 places, so it’s really important we select those students who are right for the job” said Dr Mary Fraser, a vet nursing lecturer.

Killed two wives, looking for a third

A man who appeared on a Turkish television dating show shocked the audience by revealing he had murdered his former wife and a former lover.

Sefer Calinak, 62, told Flash TV’s Luck of the Draw he had served prison sentences for each of the murders and had been released under an amnesty programme.

“I’m an honest person looking for a new wife,” he told the show, saying he killed his first wife because he was “irritated” by her behaviour and murdered a subsequent partner because he thought she was after his money. Calinak was asked to leave the show by the host.

Evicted for the crime of being hospitalised

A landlord in Florida wants his tenant to vacate the house, despite paying rent regularly, because she has been hospitalised for too long.

Janice Crawford has been a patient in either a medical rehab facility or hospital since December 2013. Because of this, she received a letter from the property manager of the apartment complex she lives in explaining that she will have to move out of her apartment unless she returns to it by May 23.

Ms Crawford has lived at Baker Manor for 12 years. The 57-year-old woman has paid her rent and never had a problem at the complex for over a decade.

“She needs a triple bypass, she is on dialysis and the stress from this is enough to harm her, it’s cruel,” complained a neighbour.

SOURCE: The East African