A BLOKE who asked the internet how often he should wash his towels was hit with some revolting replies - and opened up a raging debate on bacteria. Hoping for a fresh dose of wisdom, Reddit user sugarydoring asked: "How many days do you use a towel before shoving it in the washing machine? 2..3...4..5..6..7...days?" Some of the responses were less than fragrant. Chilton_Squid replied saying: "You measure it in days?! "Err, I dunno, like when the bathroom starts to smell like old towels? Month or so I'd guess." While sgtBerbatov added: "Rock, Paper, Scissors, Crusty Towel. Crusty Towel always wins." Competing with the dirtiest of them, Gazz1e commented: "Eh? Wash a towel after being used twice? My fortnightly shower means I can keep a towel for 6 months." Aghast, one responded: "Uhhhh no offense but that's pretty disgusting." There were diamonds in the rough, though, with some clearly sticklers for cleanliness. User dotayoda wrote bluntly: "Washed as soon as I use it, no recycling a … [Read more...] about Bloke asks internet how often you should wash your towel and some of the answers will disgust you
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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can affect anyone and can have a major impact on someone's life. Those suffering from the condition can have nightmares and flashbacks - what other signs are there and how is it treated? What is PTSD? PTSD is an anxiety disorder caused by stressful, frightening or distressing events. The first cases of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were documented during the First World War, between 1914 and 1918. Soldiers developed 'shell shock' as a direct result of the harrowing conditions in the trenches, and the horrors they had to witness. Almost half of women who miscarry are thought to show signs of PTSD, while American doctors have now approved trials to treat PTSD with ecstasy. Some 12 in 100 Gulf War Veterans develop the illness, as do many British soldiers who have fought in Afghanistan and Iraq in recent years. People affected by the condition are often forced to relive a traumatic event from their past, through a series of nightmares … [Read more...] about How is PTSD treated, what are the signs of trauma and how was shell shock treated in WW1?
THE guns had been silent for two years as millions of Britons stood to honour their dead at the first ever Remembrance Day. Half way through the two-minute silence a widow, still raw with grief, began to sob. By the time the buglers at the newly-unveiled Cenotaph sounded the Last Post 60 seconds later, nearly 1,000 people were in tears. Tomorrow, exactly a century after the Great War ended, organisers are recreating the extraordinary scenes of the first national service of remembrance in London. The year before there had been a victory parade past a temporary war memorial made of plywood. But in the summer of 1920, the Cabinet decided that Whitehall would be at the heart of national mourning and remembrance throughout the British Empire. As well as a permanent Cenotaph to the Glorious Dead, the body of an unidentified British soldier would represent the 887,858 Tommies killed in the four-year war. His body would be buried in Westminster Abbey, the parish church of the Empire, for a … [Read more...] about First WW1 Remembrance Day saw the unknown warrior returned from France as 1.25m Brits filed past memorial in London 100 years ago
THIS haunting colourised photo of Brit Tommies on the eve of the First World War reveals the devastating toll of the trenches. Of the eleven known men in the picture only two returned unharmed from the Western Front. Dan Hill who identified the men now wants to find out the identities of the remaining nine soldiers in the poignant picture in time for the 100th anniversary of the Armistice in November. But he grimly suspects the majority of those didn't make it home either. He knows for certain that one of those was Private Bill Johnson who was buried alive along with Private Walter Flanders on November 19, 1914 after a German shell blast caused their trench to collapse. Flanders who was just 19 when the photo was taken is stood third from the left while Johnson, also 19 at the time has yet to be identified. The photo was taken at Letchworth train station in Hertfordshire on August 5, 1914, and is of 12 platoon, E Company, Hertfordshire Regiment. From Letchworth the men caught a train … [Read more...] about Haunting colourised picture shows 11 WW1 Tommies off to the front – and only two returned unharmed
A BUSINESSMAN who killed student Eloise Parry with “Russian Roulette” diet pills faces jail for his online drugs business. Bernard Rebelo, 31, from Gosport, made millions from selling DNP pills to vulnerable men and women who were obsessed with their weight. Eloise, 21, from Shrewsbury, suffered from bulimia and bought capsules of the unpredictable drug from Rebelo’s website. Low dosages of DNP burn fat, but the slightest overdose can destroy the cells of the body’s vital organs – including the heart. Eloise, a student at a university in Wales, took eight and died hours later in hospital in April 2015. Rebelo bought the chemical from China at £340 for a 24 kilo drum and repackaged it in capsules - making a profit of £200,000 per drum. While 16 people died from taking DNP, he lived a life of luxury and posed for pictures behind the wheel of his Porsche and Corvette sports cars, while wearing a Rolex. Rebelo, made at least £100,000-a-year … [Read more...] about Businessman killed student Eloise Parry, 21, with ‘Russian Roulette’ diet pills laced with WW1 chemicals and faces jail for online trade that brought him millions in landmark case