Cleaning up after Fido costs £231 a year: Dogs are the most likely to leave owners a trail of destruction – with cats not far behind
Pets cause a staggering £872million worth of damage to our homes each year, according to research.
Badly behaved pets bring in dead animals, rip wallpaper, tear up pillows, chew pipes, go to the toilet where they shouldn’t and even eat up our food – to the tune of £231.50 per home per year.
Other damage includes ink stains on carpets from chewed up pens.
Source: Daily Mail, 15th June 2014
It seems your pets can be pesky and misbehaved when you’re not around to watch them – which is why it’s a good thing the company behind this story are offering you a way to keep an eye on your pets:
The study was carried out by BT, which now offers an HD camera which lets owners keep an eye on home alone pets via a smartphone app.
Now, if only there was an app to let us check on journalists, to make sure they’re not simply anonymously copy/pasting press releases when we’re not looking.
“Christmas food will make you fat, ladies!” says kitchen appliance manufacturer
‘Tis the season to get jogging: Women will have to run for five hours to burn off the calories consumed on Christmas Day
Women will need to run for five hours two minutes to burn off the food they eat on Christmas Day, while men face jogging for four hours 25 minutes, a study found.
Women will consume 3,514 calories on December 25 and men a waist-expanding 3,640 calories – up to 76 per cent more than the recommended daily allowance.
And with Britons enjoying an average of four festive dinners this month, many will need to exercise much harder throughout January.
Source: Daily Mail, 4th December 2013
Christmas is just around the corner, and with it the all-important family meal. But while it’s an opportunity to relax with your loved ones, the meal also represents a real danger to your waistline, with women in particular requiring a reasonable amount of exercise to burn off the excess fat put on over Christmas Day.
At least, that’s what kitchen appliance Breville would like you to think:
A quarter will not sit down to turkey, with six per cent having a curry, the Breville survey found.