August 05, 2021

Bees evicted from house

An estimated 450,000 bees were removed from inside the walls of a house in Pennsylvania.

Sara Weaver said that she and her husband paid $12,000 for the farmhouse in the US state but did not carry out a full inspection, as they wanted to move in quickly.

She said that the bees weren't noticeable at first, as they moved in during the winter, but the insects soon started to cause problems. The couple were forced to hire beekeeper Allan Lattanzi to get rid of the creatures.

Weaver told CNN: "On the seller's disclosure it said 'bees in wall' and that was it. And I think because one, we didn't see them, and two, we were just so floored that we actually found land in the (school) district that was within our price range, that I didn't really ask any questions about those bees.

"I didn't think it would be that big of an issue. It didn't even cross my mind but when spring arrived, that's when we started to see them."


60-year-olds happiest with their bodies

Men and women are happiest with their bodies once they reach the age of 60, a study has revealed.

People become more satisfied with size, shape and appearance as they age, and data from more than 15,000 people reveals that latter years feature the highest levels of self-assurance.

Women aged between 19 and 24 were more likely to be unhappy with their bodies but their displeasure vanished by the time they reached 60. Men suffered dips in body satisfaction between the ages of 29 and 34 and 44 to 49.

The study, which was published in the journal Body Image, said: "These results are also consistent with theoretical work suggesting that women place less importance on evaluating the appearance of their bodies as they age, and that older adults may value body function over body appearance.

"Similarly to their female peers, ageing men may value body functionality over body appearance, which in turn may buffer against appearance dissatisfaction."


Ghost terrorising family

A mother and daughter claim that a ghost has been terrorising their home for months.

Leah Lewis is convinced that an evil spirit is the cause of an "unexplainable" 15-centimetre scratch on her bum cheek and also suggested that her mother Colette was "physically pinned to her bed" by the mysterious spectre.

Lewis, from Burton-upon-Trent, told The Sun newspaper: "My mum had an experience where she was in bed and suddenly she heard heavy breathing in her ear.

"She tried to shout for me but she couldn't move and couldn't speak and she thinks that lasted a couple of minutes."

Lewis is convinced that the ghost left her with a scratch after she fought back against the spooky spirit.

She said: "I think I angered him when I told him to leave as, when I got out of the shower I noticed a mark like I had been grabbed or was really badly scratched on my bum.

"I couldn't have bumped into anything as I would have remembered - I got undressed and went into the shower and, when I got out, I saw it there."

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