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Nearly half of the men surveyed in the UK placed sports at the top of things that sets their heart racing while sex was ranked second, a study says.

world Updated: Feb 26, 2013 00:39 IST

Men find Sports more exciting than sex
Nearly half of the men surveyed in the UK placed sports at the top of things that sets their heart racing while sex was ranked second, a study says. The study also revealed that the scariest thing that majority of men have done is ride a rollercoaster, and 12% of men surveyed said that they have never done anything risky, a daily said.Martel's Man Booker Prize-winning novel. Most daredevil part of the UK is the south-west with 47% claiming that there is "nothing" they would not do for a thrill. The research, which was conducted by OnePoll , and quizzed 1,000 men aged 18 to 34, also found that 75 percent men shied away from real danger. But they often do "macho" things like carrying heavy items - 29 percent and eating spicy food that they do not enjoy - 23 percent.

The survey was commissioned to celebrate the release of extreme sports film ' Nitro Circus: The Movie 3D.'

Tips to get back at your vengeful ex, in digital world
Washington: Breaking up has become harder in the age of the Internet and social media, as many former spouses, partners, boyfriends and girlfriends now seek digital revenge.

Many people take digital revenge by posting fake messages on the ex's social media, or even posting intimate photos and messages for everyone to see.

Some people even go to great lengths to destroy their ex's reputation.

Here are some tips you can to protect yourself when it looks like you're headed for a break-up, according to Fox News.

First, change the passwords for all your social networking accounts.

If your ex knows those and gets in first, he or she can change your passwords and block you out. A vengeful ex could then start posting nasty things under your profile.

Academic friends make children smarter, sharper
Washington: Clever is contagious and "hanging out" with like-minded academic achieverswill boost your brainpower, a new study has suggested. Parents need to understand that their children's friends have more of an impact on their attitude than they think, said Child psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg. "You are who you hang out with," the Daily Telegraph quoted Dr Carr-Gregg as saying. According to Dr Carr-Gregg, if an average kid associate with others who love learning and going to school, then they are more likely to become smarter.

Conversely, he said, parents will have a tough time encouraging their children to study if they hang out with kids who don't value school, are disinterested and disrespectful.

Why straight gals like gay men
Washington: A new psychology study from the University of Texas at Austin has revealed the reason to why straight women and gay men form close relationships with one another.

The glue that cements these unique relationships is honest, unbiased relationship advice, it has suggested. The study is the first to provide empirical evidence.