NATIONAL

THE BUZZ FRACTURE

JOHN INTINI February 13 2006
NATIONAL

THE BUZZ FRACTURE

JOHN INTINI February 13 2006

POLL WATCH

Love’s damage

A third of Britons do so much damage during sex that they break something, and 10 per cent make insurance claims for the damage. A new poll says the British cause $700 million in broken belongings, including vases, beds and curtains. And injure themselves: 41 per cent suffer carpet burns, a third pull their backs and some even break bones.

Candy-free zones

A majority of Australian parents, harried by the “pester power” of their candy-loving children, would consider changing to supermarkets that don’t sell candy at half of their checkout counters. Seventy-two per cent said they’d think of switching stores, while a quarter of respondents said they would definitely switch.