OK, so most UK water companies have people who use divining rods to find leaks and burst pipes, although many have since back-pedalled on these admissions since the story broke, thanks to the sterling work of science writer Sally Le Page, who deserves all credit for it.
OK, we need to talk about, the “maverick” neurosurgeon who keeps insisting he will perform a human head transplant pretty much any day now. In February 2015, Sergio Canavero appeared in this very publication claiming a live human head will be successfully transplanted onto a donor human body within two years. He’s popped up in the media a lot since then, but two years and nine months later, how are things looking? Well, he’s only gone and done it!
Life in the modern world is hard. Even without all the Nazis and climate change, there are still countless things to pile on the stress. Obviously, those of us in the first world have it much better than those elsewhere; our lives aren’t one long gruelling struggle for survival, we have things very easy on that front. But that’s not quite how the brain works.
We've all been there, struggling so hard in our £4m house with our €90,000 salary that we keep having to fly to the States to slag off the UK on Fox news and publicly endorse bigoted sex pests https://t.co/xwC7zupSFO
Based on every drunken conversation I've had with my friends, this is incorrect. The lack of hand-eye coordination is the only thing stopping them from seizing the means of production https://t.co/uHN7HuMBjs
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