Survey Breaks Down Sex Habits By Country • Andrew Young Faces Jail Time For Sex Tape

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• Information that might be useful in planning your next vacation: Brazilians last the longest in bed, Austrian men are the most promiscuous, and Germany has the world's worst lovers. And Greece is believed to be the horniest country.


But if you want a quickie, head to Thailand, where sex lasts only an average of 10 minutes. • New York Magazine has scored an interview with the adorable married couple who won an Oscar for their work editing The Hurt Locker. Bob Murawski and Chris Innis had been together for 15 years, but they only got married after finishing The Hurt Locker. "If that didn't break us up, nothing would," said Bob. • Ads for Durex lube aired in the UK during Gordon Ramsay's The F Word, which goes on at 10 pm. An advertising watchdog agency has complained about the somewhat explicit ads, which had been cleared for broadcast only after 11. • Displaced women living in the camps around Port-au-Prince face an almost-constant threat of sexual violence. The camps do not have separate latrines for men and women, and they have no lighting, making them unsafe after dark. There are no reliable figures on the incidence of rape, but reports have placed attacks on the rise. • A recent study found that women over 40 have an unexpected talent: Math. Researchers believe that their experience with time management may help them excel with numbers. • Need a little help with hump day? Check out this video of a cat drinking water in the cutest way possible. • British authorities have issued an apology to the two daughters who were raped by their father — the so-called "British Fritzl" — for a period of 25 years. Over that time, the family had contact with 28 different agencies and 100 members of staff over 35 years. "We are genuinely sorry. We should have protected you," said Chris Cook, independent chair of Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board. • Happy birthday Dora! The exploring heroine turns 10 this year, and to celebrate, she will be featured on dozens of different PSAs and products. She will also be the bilingual spokesperson for an initiative launched by the National Parents and Teachers Association. • 27-year-old New Orleans woman Markisha Burks has been sentenced to serve a year and a day in prison for falsely claiming that her home was damaged by hurricane Katrina. Burks collected $11,000 in aid, even though she did not own a home when Katrina struck. She has been convicted of 12 counts of fraud and will pay $11,426 in restitution. • A North Carolina Superior Court judge has said that if Andrew Young does not hand over the alleged sex tape, both he and his wife will face 75 days in prison for contempt. Elizabeth Edwards's sister Nancy Anania spoke to People about Young and the verdict: "People who have read his book know he was willing to lie for years before the book was written," says Anania. "It would naturally follow he is willing to lie after the book was written." • As the first American woman in space, Sally Ride recognizes the importance of getting girls into the sciences. "The message that our culture sends to kids is that science isn't cool, that science is really hard. In 5th and 6th grade kids start to internalize that. Everyone wants to be normal at that age. It's very important to counter those messages, and to make the teachers aware of this too. Often teachers don't realize how pervasive the messages are," she told Reuters. • Today is the anniversary of the 1993 assassination of Dr. David Gunn, the first abortion doctor killed in the U.S. by an anti-choice murderer. It is also the National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers. We're not sure how one should celebrate - perhaps with fetus-shaped cookies (not our first choice, really). • A woman from the village of Sachino in rural Georgia says she is the oldest woman in the world. If she is in fact 129 like she claims, she will be more than full decade older than the currently certified "oldest living person." •



But ... I thought that fetus-shaped cookies were everyone's first choice for celebrating the holiday.

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