Robins “get road rage” when they are subjected to traffic noise, said The Guardian. A study found that robins living in the countryside grew more aggressive when they were exposed to the recorded sound of horns and engines. After previous studies found that robins living in cities were more physically aggressive than their rural cousins, the new research, by a UK-Turkish team, suggested that noise pollution could play a part.
Man breaks t-shirt hanging record
A US man with more than 250 Guinness World Records titles to his name added yet another by hanging up five T-shirts in record time, reported UPI. The aptly-named David Rush, who attempts Guinness World Records to promote STEM education, successfully hung up the five shirts in 16.78 seconds, beating the record of 27.93 seconds set by Kaito Koizumi of Japan in 2015. Among his other records are one for running a half marathon while wearing 111 T-shirts.
Elderly couple fund daughter’s studies with cannabis farm
A couple in their sixties moved their family 200 miles to the countryside to set up a “sophisticated” cannabis farm that funded their daughter’s university fees, reported The Times. A court heard that Edward McCann, 63, his wife, Linda, 60, and their son, Daniel, 38, moved from Hampshire to Wales after spotting an isolated farm for sale for £385,000 . There, they set up the cannabis-growing business in a large outbuilding and made up to £3.5m over five years, buying expensive cars and paying tuition fees for their daughter. The trio were jailed.
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