LIFE’S STOCK EXCHANGE
What’s hot and what’s not this week
Pass the parcel, hide and seek and pin the tail on the donkey are still the most popular activities at children’s parties — beating iceskating and go-karting, according to a survey.
2 Animal rights
Judging by the furore whipped up by the staged ‘cat execution’ scene in this week’s Love/Hate, it’s clear the notion of animal cruelty — even when fictional — is now abhorrent in Ireland.
They’re in tip-top shape now after typical house-holders put in up to 154 hours planting, pruning, mowing and weeding during the glorious summer.
1 DAB radio
It’s a turn- off...The majority of listeners are still shunning the digital revolution, with analogue sets making up two thirds of all those bought over the past two years, latest figures reveal.
2 Woodland birds
They suffered far more in this year’s harsh spring than the same species living in towns, which were able to scavenge for food, finds a new study.
3 Good Samaritans
That’s bad… 91 per cent of us wouldn’t offer to help others, according to new research, after an experiment saw hundreds ignore a man and a woman who were clearly in distress.