We talked about the religious trends in the United States recently, so I tried to find some info. I found these stats for the the trend over the last ~20 years, from a 54000 people survey. I think these are change in percentage points.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
I've mentioned this game before, but thought I'd give a source and some context.
Medieval football is a modern term sometimes used for a wide variety of localised football games which were invented and played in Europe of the Middle Ages. Alternative names include folk football, mob football and Shrovetide football.
These archaic forms of football, typically classified as mob football, would be played between neighboring towns and villages, involving an unlimited number of players on opposing teams, who would clash in a heaving mass of people struggling to drag an inflated pig's bladder by any means possible to markers at each end of a town.
By some accounts, any means could be used to move the ball to a goal, as long as it did not lead to manslaughter or murder.Shrovetide is still played in one British town.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Briton jailed for four years in Dubai after customs find cannabis weighing less than a grain of sugar under his shoe
A search by customs officials uncovered a speck of cannabis weighing just 0.003g - so small it would be invisible to the naked eye and weighing less than a grain of sugar - on the tread of one of his shoes.
A 25-year-old Briton who was found with a similar speck in one pocket as he arrived on holiday has been awaiting sentence since November.
One man has even been jailed for possession of three poppy seeds left over from a bread roll he ate at Heathrow Airport. Painkiller codeine is also banned.
Quite likely that there will be a speck on one of us. So unless we buy a complete new wardrobe and bags I wouldn't want to go into the country.