An Indian man has hit a jackpot to become the latest winner of the $1 million Dubai Duty Free raffle. Kuwait based Sandeep Menon is the 132nd Indian to win the prize money at the raffle since its inception in 1999. “I’ve never won anything in my life, especially not something as huge as this. I am extremely grateful to Dubai Duty Free for this great surprise,” Menon said. Another Indian emerged co-winner in the raffle. Dubai-based Santhi Bose won a BMW R Nine T Scrambler.
Man completes flight with 80 birds in hand luggage
French police have arrested an Austrian man at a Paris airport after he flew in from Mexico with 80 small birds stashed in his hand luggage. Although all but one of the birds were still alive when they were discovered at Roissy airport, a further 55 have since died. The birds were discovered in boxes hidden in three bags.The Austrian collector, who is already facing court action in Germany, claimed to be passionate about birds. The birds, many of which feed on nectar, likely died because of the “transport conditions and the stress of their capture,” the prosecuting agency is reported to have said. The illicit avian cargo was placed in the care of vets before the surviving birds were taken to a permanent home.
Britain’s storm in a tea cup settled: Milk goes in last
Although many cultural debates may be brewing in Britain, it appears that one age-old bone of contention has been settled: Should milk go in a cup of tea first or last? But a poll that reveals that four times more Britons believe that it should be poured in at the end, rather than the beginning. The YouGov Omnibus survey found that 79% favoured adding milk last, with 20% disagreeing. The split was even more marked across the generations, with 96% of 18-24 year-olds believing it should be added first, compared to 32% of over 65-year-olds. It was believed to have class connotations, with the aristocracy showing off their expensive china cups by adding boiling water first — a practice that would reputedly shatter cheaper vessels.