Millennium Falcon is found!

No… that’s impossible

The Millennium Falcon is real, and what’s more it’s crashed at the bottom of the Baltic Sea. Researchers at the Swedish Ocean Explorer team discovered the circular object in July, says Peter Lindberg.

“At 87 meters down, between Sweden and Finland, they saw a large circle, about 60 feet in diameter. You see a lot of weird stuff in this job, but during my 18 years as a professional I have never seen anything like this. The shape is completely round – a circle,” he told reporters.

The spaceship, which is what it definitely is, seems also to have moved by 300 metres because there are tracks leading to it. Or that could all just be a load of Baltics.

Show us your Blackberry

Ah pretend-science; we do love you so. The latest revelation of the finest minds indicates that women are more likely to send nude photos or sexually explicit text messages than men.

However, some doubt as to the robustness of the research must be cast as the results were taken from a survey on the website – whose tagline is ‘Life is short. Have an affair.’ Still, Weekender gives some kind of kudos for the scientists who got away with doing this while everyone thought they were actually at work. Another sexy study was undertaken by heavy-duty philosophers Relationships Australia and came up with the astounding conclusion that the richer you are, the more likely you are to have sex. Next week, they hope to prove that there are more than 12 individual grains of sand on Seven Mile Beach. And not to be outdone, the legendary physicists at Doritos conducted a survey which said that 84 per cent of women who responded would prefer to play with their Playstations than have sex. Insert your own joystick joke here. Or don’t, I don’t care, my car’s broken again.

My brain receptors made me do it

The Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis has a great neuroscience department. This we know because they’ve just published a study about why people can do all sorts of crazy stuff when drunk – dancing around, having conversations, walking home – but then not remember it the next day.

The study found that in contrast to their initial belief that drinking heavily led to brain cell death and blackouts, in fact alcohol messes with steroid-creating brain receptors which misfire essential memory neurons.

If you drink enough alcohol, you will do things you won’t even realise you did the next day,” says senior investigator Dr. Chuck Zorumski, the Samuel B. Guze Professor and head of the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University.

“You will have conversations with people you won’t remember and put yourself in dangerous situations. You will get yourself in trouble, not remember and it may be the police explaining it to you.”

Weekender is pleased to say we have never been in that kind of situation, at least not that we can recall.

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