The World Health Organisation added processed meats to its list of ‘known’ carcinogens. A few of the other things which have been claimed to be linked to cancer in the past fortnight:
— Make-up in Halloween outfits (blamed by a laser surgery centre in New York)
— Chocolate (blamed by a colorectal surgeon at St George’s Hospital, Tooting)
— Deodorants (tabloid article — no source given)
— Hormone-replacement therapy (tabloid article — no source given)
— ‘Roundup’ herbicide (named in US lawsuit)
— Sand used in fracking, which is to say, sand (Friends of the Earth)
— Nail polish (tabloid article — no source given)
— Shampoo (US gynaecologist)
Who would pay the most sugar tax?
|Daily sugar intake in grams|
|Male manual workers||113g|
English wine production was said to be on course to break another record. How has it fared in recent years?
Halls of fame
Plans will shortly be announced for a new concert hall at the Barbican. Who has the largest regular classical music venues?
|LDS Conference Centre, Salt Lake City, Utah (home of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir)||21,000 seats|
|Elliot Hall of Music, West Lafayette, Indiana||6,005 seats|
|Royal Albert Hall||5,500 seats|
|Saratoga Performing Arts Centre, New York||5,100 seats|
|Koussevitzky Music Shed, Tanglewood, Massachusetts||5,100 seats|
|Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Athens (open air)||5,000 seats|
|Sala Palatului, Bucharest||4,000 seats|
|Metropolitan Opera House, New York||3,900 seats|
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