A little wry humour

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No, it’s not a typo in the headline, not just a play on words but the introduction of something new and a little tongue-in-cheek. With all of life’s stresses and pressures we all have to endure we thought a little humour might be a welcome relief so we have put together a couple of ditties for you to enjoy and plan to make this a regular addition. Editor

Did you know…? Hamsters are the heaviest drinkers in the animal kingdom. Researchers have found that the rodents can guzzle the human equivalent of a litre and a half of 95% ABV vodka. They need this hardy tolerance to get through the winter, when their hoards of ryegrass seeds and fruit start to ferment. But they also seem to have a taste for it. “Given the choice between water and alcohol, they go for the booze” The Atlantic.

Korean tech start-up 10minds has developed a pillow that detects when the user is snoring and gently nudges their head into a different position to stop the racket. The Motion Pillow uses machine learning to tune into the timbre of each person’s particular snore. When the grunts begin, it slowly inflates to improve the sleeper’s airflow. The Knowledge.

If you have any ditties you feel will make us all smile, please send them to info@ryenews.org.uk

Image Credits: Hari Kim https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_dwarf_hamster_with_white_fur.jpg Creative Commons https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en.

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