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Priceless stolen John Lennon diaries, glasses, other items recovered in Germany

John Lennon's glasses with a prescription from optometrist Gary Tracy were displayed at the police headquarters in Berlin Tuesday.  (Berlin Police) More than 100 priceless items belonging to John Lennon that were stolen in 2006 have been recovered by German police, it was announced Tuesday.The items included...

Today’s half-litre wine glasses may be prompting us to drink more

Our ancestors 300 years ago were drinking wine from tiny goblets that held 70mls – while nowadays the average wine glass holds half a litre.It could be that the bigger the glass, the more we gobble, according to a study published in the BMJ.Fashions for ever expanding wine glasses over the late 20th and early 21st centuries mirror a pattern of increasingly heavy drinking.We quadrupled the amount of wine we drank from the 60s to the 80s, then we doubled it again in the period to 2004.“As we...

Is size important when it comes to wine glasses?

If your wine was served in a smaller glass, would you drink less of it?That is the question being posed in a study, published in the BMJ, into the growing size of wine glasses.University of Cambridge researchers found glass size grew from an average 66ml in the 1700s to 449ml today - a near sevenfold increase - and wine drinking nearly doubled from 1980-2004."When it comes to how much we drink, wine glass size probably does matter," says study author Prof Theresa Marteau.The increase in the...