Christopher Snowdon enlightens us on epidemiological idiocy regarding cervical cancer. Fallacious reasoning has a long and sad history. Along the way here we learn that tobacco has as much to do with cervical cancer as witches do, but of course this is widely ignored, since any excuse will do for burning smokers at the stake. The lesson to be learned is an old one: Healthism, the principal font of modern superstition and hatred, has got to be stopped.
Crack. Fizz. Gulp. Ahhhhhh. Is there a drinking experience more classically Australian than ripping the ring-pull off a beer? "The visceral pleasure from that first crack of a beer can is identical to popping a champagne cork," says wine and drinks writer Mike Bennie. "There's also huge appeal in the tinnie's nostalgia factor."