Thursday, September 22, 2005

Asia's newest sport - yak skiing

Asia's newest sport - yak skiing

The American magazine Time has recommended the little-known sport of yak skiing in India as one of the 10 best ways in Asia to relax the mind. The magazine's Asian edition says this "implausible extreme sport" involves going at rocket speed uphill attached by rope to a yak charging downhill. The skier attracts the yak from up high by shaking a bucket of nuts, which must be put down fast before the fun begins. "The sport may be a barmy injunction to even barmier tourists," Time says. According to the article, yak skiing is carried out in the Indian hill resort of Manali, where it is run by a Tibetan man, Peter Dorje.

Scientists: Men Dirtier than Women

Men are dirtier than women. So scientists confirmed by spying in public restrooms, watching as one-quarter of men left without washing their hands. The worst offenders were at an Atlanta Braves game. In contrast, 90 percent of the women did wash up. Wednesday's results mark the American Society of Microbiology's latest look at how many people take what is considered the single easiest step to staying healthy: spending 20 seconds rubbing with soap under the faucet.


At September 22, 2005 10:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scientists: Men Dirtier than Women

Somehow this comes as no surprise.........
but what is even worse is a study that showed a low rate of hand washing by doctors:

"Many doctors fail to wash their hands when they should, and the worst offenders are those who work in operating rooms or emergency departments.

So finds a small study involving 163 medical students, residents and staff physicians at the University of Geneva Hospital in Switzerland.

Anesthesiologists were the least compliant, washing up only 23 percent of the times they should have. Surgeons, ranking second from the bottom, had only a 36 percent compliance record of practicing proper hand hygiene. Doctors in emergency medicine complied only 50 percent of the time, according to the report, which is published in this week's issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine."


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