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This weekend a study claimed that men find bachelor parties unpleasant, a man was bitten after falling on a crocodile when trying to take its photo and more.
7.11.16

Stag Don't
A REPORT FOUND THAT BACHELOR PARTIES ARE MOSTLY STRESSFUL AND AWFUL
Turns out men don't like their "extreme shaming, humiliation, and deviance"

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Bad news for your mate who lives for chanting "Tom, Tom, he's a boring bastard. Na na na na na," while readjusting his grip on a blow-up doll. Men don't really enjoy the "extreme shaming, humiliation, and deviance" of bachelor parties, according to a recent study.

Annons

The research, published in a journal quite literally called Deviant Behaviour, found that some men reported feeling pressure to perform a role stepped in hedonistic enjoyment when they'd presumably have preferred a quiet night at the pub.

The two authors of the report studied different bachelor parties in central Europe, on a Spanish island and in a northern English city. Peer pressure to drink excessively, go to strip clubs and push your body to its extremes in the name of banter all cropped up as shortcomings of the stag experience.

Body Slam
A DANISH TOURIST GOT BITTEN BY A CROCODILE AFTER HE FELL ON IT
He'd been trying to take a photo of the croc and slipped on a water bank

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A Danish backpacker was bitten by a freshwater crocodile in Australia after he slipped and fell on top of the reptile while trying to take a photo of it.

Johnny Bonde, 27, was walking past a lake on Friday night when he saw the crocodile and decided he wanted a souvenir pic. He lost his footing while trying to get closer to the bank, landed on top of the crocodile before it bit his arm.

"It was the result of me being stupid," he said. "I pretty much body slammed him. If somebody body slammed me at night, I would be angry too."

He was treated for deep lacerations in his forearm when he eventually went to hospital later than night.

Masked Masses
POLICE RESTRICTED THIS YEAR'S MILLION MASK MARCH IN LONDON
A section of the Met's website then went down, which they were investigating

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The Million Mask March, called each year in loose affiliation with hacktivists Anonymous, was restricted by the Met police and made to disperse from 9PM on Saturday.

Annons

People gathered in central London at 6PM, as part of a global anti-establishment protest staged on the 5th of November each year. By 10PM, the police had swelled in numbers to move them along, using conditions imposed on the protest from the Public Order Act of 1986.

That night, sections of the Scotland Yard's website went down – and the police were investigating claims on social media that Anonymous could have been behind the hack.

Drug Scare
A TEENAGER DIED IN NEWCASTLE AFTER FALLING ILL IN A CLUB
Police believe her death may have been linked to taking MDMA

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An 18-year-old woman died in Newcastle on Sunday, after she fell ill at a club in the city's Byker area early that morning. She was taken to hospital once police are called at 4.40AM, but died. Police say they believe she may have taken MDMA before she fell ill, and say they've arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with her death.

"The initial police investigation into this young woman's death indicates that she may have taken some kind of drug and had a fatal reaction to the substance," said a chief inspector. "We believe it may have been MDMA and we need anyone else who was at this nightclub and who may have taken any drugs to go to hospital immediately and get checked out."

This tragic news comes at a time when Fabric was forced to close after two people sadly died on the club premises, where the city council hadn't made drug testing available. Currently Secret Garden Party is first festival in the UK to offer drug testing on-site, and a scheme has been piloted offering drug testing kits at Newcastle University.