Weird News


July 07, 2017

Research shows ...

Music choices can affect the way we taste, according to new research.

Ahead of this year's The Big Feastival, former Blur frontman and festival founder Alex James met with cognitive neuroscientist Dr Opehlia Deroy to see whether music does affect our tastes.

The two tried four dishes from the street food vendors at this year's festival while listening to a variety of music.

Their research found that high-pitched music can bring out fruity and citrus notes in a dish, while dark flavours are intensified with the addition of deep and heavy bass in a song.

Compare The Market meerkats Aleksandr and Sergei are featured in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a new campaign.

Directed by Dave Scanlon and produced by Steven Riley and Patrick Duguid, the new advert marks the first time the two meerkats have become immersed in a film's world in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

The advert, which launched on Wednesday, sees Spider-Man quickly putting his suit into a rucksack after swooping down from the sky.

Peter Parker then sits at a cafE with Aleksandr and Sergei sat behind him. But as the meerkats get up to continue sightseeing, Sergei picks up the superhero's bag instead.

Sergei then takes on the persona of the web slinger and fights the evil pigeons of New York City, before his imaginary webs turn real and he gets shot off in the distance.

The advert ends with Peter Parker waiting to cross a road with Sergei stuck to the side of a bus.