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Kate gets her title trademarked
PTI
London, April 04, 2013
First Published: 00:43 IST(4/4/2013)
Last Updated: 00:45 IST(4/4/2013)

The Duchess of Cambridge — Kate Middleton — has had her Royal title trademarked so that one of her official charities can use her name on a wide range of goods and services.

Thirty one-year-old Kate is said to have applied to the Intellectual Property Office in the UK in order for her official title to be trademarked as part of the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

The foundation will be used to raise money for a variety of charities so it makes sense for Kate’s title to have been trademarked to prevent the name being used illegally, the ‘Daily Express’ reported. PTI

Chinese holds own funeral for fun
London: A Chinese student stunned her family and friends by holding her own funeral for ‘enjoyment’ and to see what people really think of her.

Zeng Jia paid for a full service including flowers and photographers that was attended by mourners who walked past her while she was in a coffin, the Daily Express reported.

The 22-year-old also hired a team of cosmetic artists, who specialized in making the dead look more lifelike, to make her body look more convincing.

Jia spent an hour lying in the casket with a Hello Kitty doll on her chest before getting up to join her family and friends in her own wake.She said that experiencing death had made her appreciate life more keenly. ANI

US couple runs dating website for cheats
New York: A married couple behind a dating website for cheats, have defended their site as a public service, insisting that it can help save marriages.

Noel and Amanda Biderman run the $90 million website AshleyMadison.com, which helps married people have affairs. They say cheating can actually help some struggling marriages.

“(Cheating provides) people with an alternative to divorce,” Noel said. “They find themselves in a sexless marriage, they’re caught between a rock and a hard place. For many, infidelity becomes that life preserver.” ANI

A mineral that may survive lunar impacts
Washington: A new mineral analysis of lunar crater deposit led by an Indian origin scientist has prompted a second look at the impact cratering process.

Despite the unimaginable energy produced during large impacts on the Moon, those impacts may not wipe the mineralogical slate clean, the study suggested.

The researchers have discovered a rock body with a distinct mineralogy snaking for 18 miles across the floor of Copernicus crater, on the Moon’s near side.

The sinuous feature resembles mineralogical signature of rocks that were present before crater was made. ANI


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