Police are appealing for information after a man was glued to a public toilet seat in far north Queensland in what police describe as a 'sick joke'.
Police, ambulance officers and fire crews were called to the 70-year-old man's aid after he became stuck at the Cairns Central Shopping Centre toilets about 10:30am AEST on Saturday.
Police say someone smeared strong glue over the toilet seat and the man had to be taken to the Cairns Base Hospital to have the seat removed. Police are urging anyone who saw anything untoward to call Crimestoppers. The poor man involved is recovering, embarrassed but not undone and will be in need of a 'cushion' for a few weeks I'll wager.
Now what sounded like a funny prank was a pretty awful thing to do. Then I guess it beats being mugged. See why I don't do public loos? My aversion to public toilets, perhaps with the exception of those at work I (which I still try to avoid like the plague) has resulted in a colossal ability to 'hold on'. Go you good pelvic floor muscles . . .If that poor soul had those hygienic paper toilet seat covers, he could have saved himself quite a pain in the ass.
And finally, vindication for the chardy set.
At last, the research I've been looking for and one GOOD thing about being in your 50's
Elderly people who drink light to moderate amounts of alcohol are less likely to develop dementia than teetotallers, an Australian study shows.
The study, led by Dr. Kaarin Anstey of the Centre for Mental Health Research at the Australian National University in Canberra, analysed the results of several researches that involved some 10,000 people globally.
"We found that light to moderate drinkers were 28 percent less likely to develop Alzheimers than non-drinkers, 25 per cent less likely to develop vascular dementia, and 26 per cent less likely to develop any dementia," she claimed.
Anstey (Why am I reading that as 'Antsy') said it wasn't clear why moderate consumption of alcohol could reduce the risk of dementia, but suggested that it could be to do with a protective effect of alcohol in reducing inflammation and heart disease or the benefits of social interaction associated with drinking. Oh be still my beating heart!
The report is published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. So where's the fuckwittery I hear you ask? Reports on three or four sites that I've seen have stated that 28 drinks a week help prevent dementia . . twats . . it's 28% less likely to develop Alzheimers . . and I think I've got a poor eye for detail. . . I hate tabloid journalism. . .really . . .I do. I wish medicos did recomment four drinks each night! Clearly I'm going to be super smaht!
Have a great weekend folks. Light rain in the antipodes in the morning, just enough to give my marigolds a drink then a sunny 28 degrees and time to clean out the . .SHED FROM HELL! Wish me luck!