Shelve DIY, men love baking cakes
The Cartel: The Inside Story of Britain’s Biggest Drugs Gang, FRED The Rat was by now lying on a sunbed in Spain. Everything was going well. It looked like the man who had founded it all was going to see out the rest of his life in peace.
But one day Fred told his accountant that he wanted all of his assets back, including the businesses that were in the accountant’s name. He saw no reason, now that he escaped justice for 30 years, why everything shouldn’t be put under his control. After all, he was a free man with no serious
convictions. But MEN are more likely to be able to bake a cake than change a tyre, a survey has revealed.
The poll showed that one in five men under 24 admitted they had never gotten their hands dirty doing DIY tasks.
It revealed that only 15 per cent knew how to jump-start a car, 17 per cent to change a tyre and only 28 per cent said they could change a plug.
But the youngsters are much more at home in the kitchen with over 70 per cent knowing how to bake a cake.
Those aged 25-34 fared marginally better but were similarly useless compared with older men, according to the survey of 1,000 men by JCB Toughphones.
Men aged 45 plus were much more handy with “manly” jobs and over-55s could tackle tough tasks such as wallpapering.