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Paul McDevitt

Calorific confusion

GLYN HUGHES sends word of the latest hot trend in celebrity diets, which is given the rather unimaginative name “Celebrity Diet” by his source. This particular nutritional plan promotes foods that are purportedly high in energy, but low in calories. “I thought that this claim was possibly a little odd,” says Glyn, “but, then, I’m only a heating engineer, so what do I know about energy?”

An online search serves up some foods that are claimed to meet this nutritional contradiction, such as watermelon and açai berries. Served very hot, Feedback assumes.

“Your contention that trousers, like particles, always emerge as a pair is false, says Joe Oldaker. The world of fashion often refers to ‘a trouser’ or ‘a jean’. Is this a variety of Hawking radiation?“

A tangle of Tims

FEEDBACK’S most indelible mark on popular culture continues to direct further iterations. Sue Whitmore draws our attention to theatre student Timothy Kelly, who for his final degree project, is seeking out fellow Tims “in order to make a one-man play about nominative determinism”.

A Tim By Any Other Name will examine the name’s influence in guiding people’s fortunes. Tim’s investigation will culminate in a public performance of the play at the University of York in the UK. If you or anyone you know is a Tim, now is your chance to shine. Board the Tim train at

In plain sight

THE leak of 11 million documents from law firm Mossack Fonesca has shone a spotlight on the murky world of offshore financing. The industry could have found …

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