Shelve DIY, men love bak­ing cakes

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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.

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