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Andrew Garfield wants Spider-Man to be bisexual, American dog breeds’ roots traced to Asia, man plays guitar during own brain surgery and Pope declared ‘Man of the year’ by vanity fair. Read more.

world Updated: Jul 12, 2013 01:18 IST

Andrew Garfield wants Spider-Man to be Bisexual

London: Actor Andrew Garfield has revealed that he would like Peter Parker to be revealed as bisexual in the next Spider-Man movie.

The British actor, who will reprise the lead role in the

upcoming ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ next year, said the superheroes’ love interest Mary Jane could be re-imagined as a male character named AJ, reported Digital Spy.

“I was kind of joking, but kind of not joking about MJ.

And I was like, ‘What if MJ is a dude?’ Why can’t we discover that Peter is exploring his sexuality? It’s hardly even groundbreaking! So why can’t he be gay? Why can’t he be into boys?,” Garfield said. ’The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ will arrive on May 2, 2014.

It will be followed by two more sequels on June 10, 2016, and May 4, 2018.


American dog breeds’ roots traced to asia

London: Scientists have discovered — through a new genetic analysis —- that ancient roots of hundreds of American dog breeds’ can be traced back to Asia.

The research has also found that on an average, less than 30% of the dog’s DNA have come from Europe, which suggests that the animals came to the Americas with ancient humans who established pre-Columbian civilisations in one of the biggest migration across the Bering Strait, Live Science reported.

The Chihuahua originated from an ancient lineage of dogs in Mexico.


Man plays guitar during own brain surgery

London: A Los Angeles man shocked the world when he strummed his one-of-a-kind hand-made guitar for six hours during his own brain surgery.

The actor-musician played the instrument to guide surgeons to locate the best spot for a deep brain stimulation surgical procedure that they hope will ease tremors in his hands that have kept him away from his life’s passion.

Carter told NBC’s Today that he has been a guitarist since 1988 and music is his first love, the New York Daily News reported.


Pope declared ‘Man of the year’ by vanity fair

Washington: Pope Francis has been named ‘Man of the Year’ by Vanity Fair, a weekly magazine, in Italy.

Newsmax reports that the magazine printed a picture of the 76-year-old Pope on its front page in his simple white robes.

The magazine said his words and actions were ‘heavier than boulders’.

Vanity Fair Italy said the first 100 days of his pontificate have already propelled him to the top of the list of world leaders who are making history.


First Published: Jul 12, 2013 01:15 IST