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Updated on: Saturday, June 01, 2019, 02:33 PM IST

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Norwegian man ‘forgets’ his luxury boat for two years

London : A Norwegian man left a luxury boat, valued at about $108,000, floating for two years in a Swedish harbour after he forgot that he still owned it, reports PTI. The boat, which had been imported from the US almost a decade ago, had been floating for two years near the police headquarters of Stromstad, north of Gothenburg and close to the Norwegian border. The Norwegian, who owns several companies, had apparently “forgotten” that he had not sold the boat. He has now been asked to pay two years’ rent for leaving the boat at the harbour.

How Google can plan your healthy meal!         

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Washington : Type apple vs orange in your Google web browser and you instantly get the nutritional information of these fruits, displayed side by side in a chart. All thanks to a new tool installed by Google. The tool that appears automatically is especially useful for those who want to plan a healthy meal as they can now easily compare how much calories they would be consuming in a portion of the foods. The results can also be obtained if the word ‘compare’ precedes two food items (‘compare pizza and pasta’ for example).

Can messaging damage health? Medicos warns of ‘WhatsAppitis’             

London : What if you are told that excessive chatting or texting on ‘WhatsApp’ messenger service can hamper your health to an extent that you get a thumb disease! ‘WhatsAppitis’ is real, and happening. A report in the prestigious medical journal, The Lancet, said that ‘WhatsAppitis’ is a credible disease, after a doctor in Spain diagnosed a 34-year-old female patient with bilateral wrist pain induced by excessive use of ‘WhatsApp’. “She held her mobile phone for at least six hours and continuously used both thumbs to send messages to relatives and friends,” Spanish physician Ines M Fernandez-Guerrero wrote in the journal. The next morning, that woman woke up with aching wrists. “The diagnosis for the bilateral wrist pain was ‘WhatsAppitis’,” Fernandez-Guerrero added.

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Published on: Friday, March 28, 2014, 12:00 AM IST
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