NATIONAL

PEACE ON EARTH?

PAUL WELLS December 26 2005
NATIONAL

PEACE ON EARTH?

PAUL WELLS December 26 2005

POLL WATCH

Self-inflicted rage

A third of British motorists admit to succumbing to road rage—and damaging their own vehicles. A survey carried out by an auto dealer found that some overwrought drivers snap off the turn-signal arms and hit or kick their cars; one woman managed to break a car window with her handbag. The study concluded that bashing one’s own wheels is, if anything, a growing trend. Perhaps it’s because a third of the bashers said they felt better afterwards.

Isaac whips Albert

If there was ever a cage match for scientific influence, Sir Isaac Newton would slam Albert Einstein to the mat. A new survey of the public and scientists found Newton made a greater contribution to science than Einstein.

Women rule turkeys

When it comes to cooking Christmas turkeys, 68 per cent of Canadian women say the task falls to them, according to the annual Butterball Holiday Survey. Only 17 per cent of Canadian males actually hoist the bird into the roaster. Among respondents, 55 per cent like breast meat, 20 per cent want thigh meat, three per cent don’t like turkey at all and, like many an admission at stressful family gatherings, one per cent say they don’t know what they want.