Holyrood’s Daily News Blogcast
Friday, April 15th, 2011
MEN GET THE BLAME – AGAIN (Andrea)
It’s been a popular theory shared between women for thousands of years – and now a study by a Spanish university has confirmed it’s true. Men cause arguments and women get the most upset. Women feel more “intense” emotions whereas men get embarrassed. And, unbelievably, men withdraw whereas women seek support. Tell me something new – at least now it’s written down in a fancy science journal. It must be true.
A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS (Scott)
Sometimes you can’t see a good thing for looking at it. So I shouldn’t have been surprised when I checked out our sister company’s photo archive – but I was. Deadline News has a superb, pictorial record of life in and around Edinburgh, stretching back a decade. You could spend hours looking through the news and politics gallery alone.
WE ARE WHALING… (Adrian)
Clearly not content with being the biggest and most mysterious animals on the planet, it seems that whales are now revealing more of their unusual secrets just to mess with scientists’ heads.
The latest findings suggest that whale songs are passed along between the animals, to the point where certain patterns have been heard in groups that are thousands of miles apart. This essentially means that these behemoths of the deep are actually having a huge underwater jamming session and are keeping their best tunes for mass consumption. That’s actually more impressive than anything McFly have ever managed to do.
DO CATS AND DOGS MAKE COGS? (Pamela)
A man in China is claiming that his pet cat is the first in the world to have given birth to a dog after his furry friend produced two still-born kittens and a healthy puppy. It turns out that when he went to have the cat and puppy examined, experts confirmed that it is impossible for two different species to procreate. What is likely to have happened is the cat has taken a puppy from a litter of dogs and brought it home for nursing to compensate for producing a still-born kitten. Maybe this could be the next big story-line in Eastenders.
IF CARLSBERG DID MOUNTAINEERING… (Raymond)
Lager heroes Carlsberg have moved away from their much-copied If Carlsberg did… campaign with a new TV ad that attempts to outdo Guinness when it comes to pushing the boundaries on large scale productions. The campaign – featuring filming on Mount Everest – was devised by Fold7 with the aim of making ‘Carlsberg a more valuable asset within the company’s brand portfolio’ and to focus the brand around ‘a universal human truth – the connection between endeavour, achievement, quality and pleasure’. Whatever that means? Judge for yourself