Punters could cost bookmakers more than £1million in payouts if the Duchess gives birth to a baby girl named Alice Bookies fear a Royal has 'let the cat out of the bag' after punters raced to put their money on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge naming their second baby Charlotte. As royal baby fever hots up, the odds on Kate and William calling their baby Charlotte have tumbled with bookmaker William Hill slashing them from 6/1 to 9/4. William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams said the amount of money being place on Charlotte was surprising and added: "Someone could easily have let something slip." "This gamble on Charlotte has taken us all by surprise, in the last 24 hours almost 90 percent of wagers have been for Charlotte. But punters could cost bookmakers more than £1million in payout
Americas the first to eliminate rubella TORONTO – A 15-year campaign has stopped the spread of endemic rubella in the countries of the Americas, the Pan-American Health Organization announced Wednesday. The Americas is the first of the World Health Organization’s six regions to eliminate transmission of the virus, which used to be known as the German measles or the three-day measles. Like measles, it triggers a diffuse red rash over the bodies of those who contract it. Here are five things you should know about rubella, and about Wednesday’s announcement: IT LOOKS LIKE MEASLES BUT…. Rubella infection produces a widespread red rash similar to measles and is also spread when infected people cough and sneeze. The disease in children is usually mild, with a low fever — typically under 38
Neuroscientists have succeeded in creating 'ghosts' in the laboratory Lausanne, SWITZERLAND - Neuroscientists have succeeded in creating 'ghosts' in the laboratory by tricking the brains of test subjects into feeling an unexpected 'presence' in the room. Under normal circumstances the brain is able to form a unified self-perception, but lead researcher Olaf Blanke explained that when this malfunctions the brain creates a second representation of its body. "Most of the research predicts that we cannot tickle ourselves because our brain precisely predicts of one hand, of my hand, touching my body or touching one or another position. However, if this is not fully integrated because I'm doing it or if I cannot correctly predict because somebody else were to touch me; in those cases of unc...
Amanda Holden said she was feeling quite "numb" after hearing about the Nepal earthquake Amanda Holden has revealed that her sister was among one of the several Britons who were caught up in the Nepal earthquake over the weekend. The TV presenter confirmed that her sibling Debbie was one of the safe lucky ones and had been in touch with the family. Debbie had been climbing Mount Everest when she suffered from altitude sickness and decided not to ascent to base camp – where the 7.8 magnitude earthquake had triggered an avalanche. So far a total of 18 people have died at the base camp. Amanda and co-host Phillip Schofield were speaking with relatives affected by the earthquake on This Morning, when the pretty blonde made the emotional revelation about her sister. Amanda Holden said she
Deadly 'kissing parasite', top left, sneaks into your bedrrom while you sleep and bites your eyes A Blood-Sucking 'kissing bug' that sneaks into bedrooms and spreads a deadly disease by biting faces and defecating round the eyes and mouth is set to invade Britain, health experts warn. Known as the silent killer because symptoms are often too difficult to diagnose in the early stages, the insect spreads Chagas disease, a parasitic infection that can lead to serious cardiac and intestinal complications in humans, and even death. The blood-sucking 'kissing bugs' bite people's faces during the night and pass on the disease by daubing areas round the eyes, mouth and nose with faeces. First identified in Brazil, it's now estimated to affect at least eight million people worldwide...and cou
Watch Video Teenager breaks Rubik's Cube record and the crowd goes wild Plonk a Rubik's Cube in front of most people, and maybe, just maybe they might complete it within a few days. A week tops. However, there are some people out there who are masters of the craft. Take Collin Burns, an American teenager who made the crowd go nuts with his world record. Burns managed to shave of 0.3 seconds from Mat Valk's previous world record, completing the puzzle in just 5.25 seconds. Forget Fast & Furious, this crew seriously know what the most high-octane sport on the planet is. Just look at their reactions! The best moment has to be a girl off-screen just screaming her lungs out at the ridiculousness of what she's just witnessed. Watch another nugget of Rubik's Cube gold featuring Will S...
The Queen has dropped out of the top 300 richest people in Britain for the first time as the number of billionaires in the country soars. The monarch was ranked 302 on the Sunday Times Rich List with a fortune of £340m - while Ukranian oligarch Len Blavatnik topped the chart after his fortune grew £3billion to £13.7billion. Her Majesty topped the Rich List when it was first published in 1989 and her personal wealth was valued at £5.2billion. The fall in her ranking is attributed to change in criteria for the list, which now excludes the value of things such as the royal art collection - but she is still worth £10million more than last year, when her wealth was valued at £330m putting her in 285th place. Mr Blavatnik, whose vast music and media empire includes the Warner Music Group
Prince Charles shared when Prince William first met Prince Harry was like a duck to water For Prince William becoming a big brother was a delightful experience, which he took to like a duck to water, according to his father. The Duke will be hoping that when the Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to their second child, Prince George will be just as thrilled. It was late on the afternoon of September 15, 1984 when Princess Diana finally gave birth to Prince Harry after a nine-hour labour. The next morning, William, hand-in-hand with Prince Charles, arrived at the Lindo Wing, the private maternity ward of St Mary's Hospital, where he himself had come into the world, two years previously. The blond-haired little boy gave a squeal of delight as he ran down the corridor to see his mother, pr...
Tarrystone Estate, where Princess Diana stayed, has gone up for sale A South African property formerly owned by Earl Spencer has gone on the market. Tarrystone Estate, located just outside Cape Town, is on the market for £3.95million. It's not just the mansion's impressive features and spectacular setting that make it such a desirable property, so too does its history. It was at Tarrystone that Princess Diana came to visit her brother in 1997, just a few months before her untimely death. The suite were she stayed sadly burned down in 1998, but the Grecian-style swimming pool where she sunbathed remains in tact. The gates to the impressive property also served as the setting for Earl's first statement to the press following Diana's untimely death in Paris, and his bitter condemnation o
We can expect a grounded, sensuous and practical Taurus We may not know the due date or gender of the second royal baby, but there is one thing we do know for sure – the little Prince or Princess will be a Taurus. As the world awaits the arrival of the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, and Prince William's second child, we take a look at how the baby's star sign will affect his or her personality with the help of astrology expert Angie Banicki. Angie says: "We can expect a grounded, sensuous and practical Taurus. People that are Taurus are pragmatists; running home and business affairs is where they thrive. They are extremely easy going. "They enjoy the role of boss and have the patience to handle troublemakers. They love to be protectors and have a strong ability to build a c