Meat bad for morals, says Indian textbook

Updated 16 November 2012
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Meat bad for morals, says Indian textbook

MUMBAI: The pros and cons of meat-eating may be the subject of debate for nutritionists, but one Indian school textbook is clear: A fleshy diet will make you lie, steal and even commit sex crimes. The unusual moral guidance appeared in a schoolbook for 11-year-olds, purporting to offer education on issues from health and hygiene to sex education and exercise, the NDTV news channel reported.
On a page about non-vegetarians, the book said that they “easily cheat, tell lies, they forget promises, they are dishonest and tell bad words, steal, fight and turn to violence and commit sex crimes.” It also claimed that “it is the waste products which largely produce the flavor of meat,” and praised the Japanese for their vegetarian diet — failing to mention their love of seafood.
The book’s marriage advice was also questionable, suggesting women should find a husband between the ages of 18 and 25. “To get married without a bad name is a dream of every young girl,” it said.


‘Mini-Me’ actor Verne Troyer dead at 49

Updated 23 April 2018
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‘Mini-Me’ actor Verne Troyer dead at 49

LOS ANGELES: Verne Troyer, best known for his role as Mini-Me in the “Austin Powers” movies, died Saturday. He was 49.

While no cause of death was given, a statement on the actor’s social media accounts said he had gone through a “recent time of adversity” and alluded to suicide and depression as “serious issues.”

“Over the years he’s struggled and won, struggled and won, struggled and fought some more, but unfortunately this time was too much,” it added.

Troyer, who lived in Los Angeles, was taken to hospital early this month for unspecified treatment. The actor spoke about his alcohol addiction during another hospital stay a year ago.

One of the world’s shortest men at just two feet eight inches (81 centimeters) due to achondroplasia dwarfism, according to reports, Troyer was born in 1969 in Sturgis, Michigan.