SPELLING mistakes can be so embarrassing!

The Daily Mirror relates the tale of a Super Pizza takeaway leaflet which was distributed to homes in Southend, Essex which offered customers baked Aborigines as a topping! Of course, the vegetarian option should have read aubergines.

A spokesman for the company said: “It was a mistake. We don't want to comment any further.”

A corrected version of the menu has since been printed and distributed.

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Jessie Gallan, who has recently celebrated her 109th birthday has put her long life down to plenty of porridge – but no men.

Jessie, who lives in Aberdeen, told the Daily Mail: “My secret to a long life has been staying away from men. They're just more trouble than they're worth. I also made sure that I got plenty of exercise, ate a nice warm bowl of porridge every morning and have never gotten married.”

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When Cat Davis, from Cardiff, gave a home to a rescue dog she was told that the animal was “possibly pregnant” and that she could end up having six puppies.

But two year old Doberman bitch Keela stunned everyone by giving birth to 14, says the Daily Express, which is believed to have broken the British record for a Doberman litter.

Cat said: “They’ve taken over my house and my life. There isn’t much space not taken up by dogs. But it is worth it to make sure they are safe."

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Oh dear, we Brits don't like waiting. A Daily Star story tells of research by Interparcel which revealed how quickly we get grumpy when it comes to waiting.

It seems we will only wait five minutes at a bar before walking off, 13 minutes for a delayed train and no more than 10 seconds for a web page to load.

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Artefacts such as Wellington's boots and Napoleon's cloak will be among items on show at a new exhibition from the National Army Museum's Waterloo Collection, says the Daily Mirror.

Other exhibits include a French soldier’s body armour with a huge cannon hole in it. The breast plate was worn by cavalry soldier Antoine Fauveau, who was killed when a British cannonball smashed through his chest.

Janice Murray, director-general of the National Army Museum, said: “Each item featured tells an interesting story transporting viewers back to 1815 and gives them a real feel for the moments before, during and after the battle.”

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Women like it hot...at least when it comes to temperatures in the home. A study by the Energy Saving Trust reveals that women win the “thermostat war” at home. They like it hotter - 24C on average - while men prefer to cool things down to 19C.

And every extra degree costs around £85 a year for a three-bed semi, says the Daily Mirror story.

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Here's an interesting piece of scientific knowledge from the Daily Express...researchers have discovered how to tell if a cow is in a bad mood – by checking the temperature of their nose.

They carried out the study at Bolton's Park Farm, the site of the Royal Veterinary College in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, on 13 cows by stroking the animals to put them in a calm and relaxed state before they measured their temperature.

Helen Proctor, from World Animal Protection, who carried out the research, said: “Understanding how animals express positive emotions is an important area of focus for animal welfare science, yet it is widely neglected.  In doing this, it is key to show not just that pain and suffering is removed but to draw attention to the importance of good welfare and how to understand the positive emotions that an animal will display.”

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