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    Thirsty work indeed! Brits graft THREE TIMES harder to buy a pint of beer than Belgians (but Monaco residents have it easiest)

    The British workforce is already known for putting in some of the longest office hours in Europe.And what with the price of alcohol in the UK, it should come as no surprise that Brits end up working harder to afford a well-earned beer at the end of the day - three times harder than Belgium, for instance.New research which analysed the average salaries and the cost of a pint in countries around the world revealed that Monaco citizens only need work for four minutes to earn a 1.50 pint; while employees in Azerbaijan must work the longest - an hour ...

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    'I say attractive women are suspicious just so I can touch them': Airport security staff reveal brazen details about their jobs

    Staff claiming to be employed by America's Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have been sharing anecdotes about their role.And there have been some unsettling confessions. Writing on secret-sharing forum Whisper, one stated: 'I'm a TSA agent. I always pull really attractive women to the side and say they're suspicious so I can touch them.'Another wrote, somewhat worryingly: 'I work for the TSA and have no idea what to look at when I X-ray people's bags'.And another revealed: 'I'm super nice to the Middle Easter passengers because I know how hard they have it in airports.'Since there's no way to verify these ...

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    Western tourists visiting Thailand are being asked to show 460 in CASH to prove they aren't 'begpackers', with one even 'detained in a squalid cell'

    Thai authorities are demanding tourists show them proof that they have enough money before letting them enter the country, according to reports.While Thailand has long required tourists to arrive with a minimum of 10,000 Baht ( 230) per person and 20,000 ( 460) Baht per family, it was a rule rarely enforced until now.Travellers have been taking to online forums saying that airport officials are demanding to see the sums in cash, with one German traveller claiming he was detained in a cockroach-ridden cell for not carrying any, and denied access to an ATM. [media_photo id="885079" height="420" width="634" alt="Thai authorities ...

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    The touching moment a tourist gives money BACK to a thief who stole her wallet and tells her not to do it again, then parts with a hug

    The vast majority of pickpocket victims react with anger. But this tourist in Bali took pity on the young woman she seemingly caught stealing her wallet, and gave her some money so she could buy some petrol for her moped instead.The female Australian tourist told the purported thief, 'I forgive you, but do not do this ever again' and let this be a 'lesson.' It is not known how the thief, who appears to be in her teens or 20s, was apprehended for taking the tourists the wallet, but the footage starts in the immediate aftermath. It was shared to ...

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    From a motion-powered hairdryer to a BUTTER grater: The most bizarre Japanese inventions ever made (and some you'll secretly want)

    Japan is known for churning out wacky products, and this selection doesn't disappoint.Some, like the hairdryer which is powered by the wearer's footsteps, are plainly absurd and impractical, but amusing nonetheless. Others, the baby's onesie which doubles up as a floor mop, for instance, are actually quite clever. Gadget-lovers could be intrigued, too, by the machine the grates butter so it's easier to spread, or the automated fork twister which elevates the process of eating spaghetti.Other curious contraptions include a sleeping bag you can walk around in and a portable stand on which to rest your weary head.Here, MailOnline presents ...

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    How many have you fallen for? From the 'broken' taxi meter to fake police officers, how to avoid the most common travel scams revealed

    Holidays provide a time to relax and let your guard down.So it's easy to take your eye off the ball when it comes to being street-wise.Some taxi drivers, for example, are known to tell you during or at the end of your trip that their meter is broken in order to charge a higher fare - so it's worth always checking with them as soon as you hop in the car.Another scam involves locals at the airport telling you that your hotel is overbooked, or that an attraction is closed for the day, and thus steering you to another establishment ...

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    The 10 most lucrative side gigs revealed: Airbnb earns hosts $900 per MONTH on average, with an 'odd jobs' service coming second

    Airbnb has been revealed as by far the most profitable side job.The hit rental service earns hosts a whopping $924 ( 708) per month on average, according to a new study which assessed thousands of loan applicants in America over the last two years.In second place was TaskRabbit, which enables people to advertise their skills for odd jobs, earning users an average of $380 ( 291) per month. [media_photo id="884134" height="405" width="634" alt="Airbnb earns US hosts a whopping $924 ( 708) per month on average, according to a new study which assessed thousands of loan applicants in America over the ...

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    Heroic pilot praised for narrowly avoiding a mid-air collision with an Emirates Airbus A380, saving up to 892 passengers

    A pilot has been commended for avoiding what would have been a fatal mid-air collision with another plane.Captain Captain Roberto Vallicelli, who was flying an Air Seychelles Airbus A330 over Mauritius, made a sharp turn in order to dodge an Emirates Airbus A380 - the world's largest passenger jet - which was headed straight into his path.The error was a result of the Emirates crew reporting an incorrect altitude upon descent, according to the Avian Herald. If the collision had taken place, as many as 892 passengers would surely have been killed. [media_photo id="881913" height="393" width="634" alt="An Emirates Airbus A380, ...

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    Passengers chip in to raise 25 for mum with two kids who couldn't pay her luggage fee after captain threatens to kick them off the plane

    Kind-hearted plane passengers chipped in to help a struggling mum who faced being thrown off an aircraft with her two children over a hand luggage row. The mother-of-two, identified as Laura Medina, was already on board the Viva Colombia flight from Medellin to Bogota when she was told her that her hand luggage was too big and she would have to pay 25.At first, the airline refused to take the cash as the woman had not 'raised it herself' but after shouts and protests from other passengers, they allowed it and the flight went on its way. It is reported ...

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    Why did they leave? Inside the mysterious mansion that's stood abandoned in France for 20 years and is now on sale for only 115,000

    It's a spacious mansion in rural France - a highly desirable property.So why it has remained empty since 1998 remains something of a mystery. The stately building, located in the Nord-pas-de-Calais region, was abandoned nearly two decades ago and yet appears to be almost perfectly preserved.Here, offering a rare glimpse inside, images from Vacant Photography reveal the remnants of human habitation scattered throughout the rooms; from music resting on the piano to soap products in the bathroom and slippers placed next to the bed.Currently on sale by a local estate agent for the bargain price of 115,000, the house remains ...

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    Not bad for a shed! Britain's most expensive beach hut hits the market for 280,000, despite having no mains electricity or even a toilet

    Britain's most expensive beach hut has hit the market for a whopping 280,000 despite having no mains electricity or even its own toilet.The wooden cabin, Hut 78, is on the exclusive Mudeford Spit in Christchurch, Dorset, home to the most costly beach huts in the country.Owners have to share communal bathroom facilities and can only sleep in the huts between March and October, but can visit any time of year. ...

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    'This wedding suit is courtesy of Delta': Groom is forced to wear a T-SHIRT to his nuptials after airline loses his luggage

    Most grooms aim to look their absolute best when they tie the knot.But this one was forced to turn his wedding attire into a very public customer complaint when Delta Airlines lost his luggage - donning a T-Shirt that read: 'This wedding suit is courtesy of Delta Airlines'.The unidentified newlywed was on a flight from Washington DC to Iceland where his ceremony was due to take place, but his luggage somehow later turned up in Frankfurt. [media_photo id="880842" height="423" width="634" alt="Making do, rather than I do: The groom donned a makeshift T-Shirt in protest after Delta Airlines reportedly lost his ...

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    Pooch pensioners: Touching photo series captures dogs as they battle old age - with Miss Sadie heading up the pack at 22

    Exhibiting an air of wisdom and slightly wiry fur, a moving new photo series captures dogs in their later years.Nancy LeVine, a photographer from New York, spent 12 years travelling across America taking portraits of pooch pensioners.One of her older subjects was Miss Sadie from Tenakee, Alaska. The 22-year-old hound was shot in black-and-white peering out of the window at home with a wistful expression on her face. [media_photo id="877978" height="618" width="962" alt="Exhibiting an air of wisdom and slightly wiry fur, a moving new photo series captures dogs in their later years. Nancy Levine, a photographer from New York, spent ...

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    From Bread Pitt to Nacho Daddy and Lord of the Wings, the punniest restaurant names around

    These comically named restaurants serve up a dose of humour along with some edible treats.Putting their pun cap on, restaurateurs from around the world have come up with a range of ingenious names for their eateries.Some have named their businesses after famous people. For instance Bread Pitt after actor Brad Pitt and Pita Pan after the fictional character Peter Pan.Others have taken inspiration from literature, with Lord of the Wings paying homage to J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy fiction and Tequila Mockingbird putting a Mexican twist on Harper Lee's classic work.Meanwhile, more classic instances of food-focused wordplay include Wish You Were Beer, ...

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    Back to the future! Woman recreates her study abroad photos 30 years on (using an iPhone this time around)

    One woman quite literally took a walk down memory lane as she recreated her study abroad photos 30 years on using an iPhone instead of a point-and-shoot.Lisa Werner, 57, a professional photographer from Santa Barbara, California, recently returned to Europe to take photographs in the same spots she visited decades before.Incredibly, she looks barely different in her 'then and now' series with a similar hairstyle and fashion sense but the scenery has evolved with the addition of modern buildings and more mature shrubbery. [media_photo id="877159" height="614" width="634" alt="Spot the difference: Lisa Werner, 57, from Santa Barbara, California, recently returned to ...

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