Talk of the Town: Spaceman tweet- talks Boogie on air

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IT already has a firm grip on this planet, but now it seems Twitter’s reach stretches a little further.

The social networking site’s universal appeal was revealed after Forth One star Boogie received a message from outer space during yesterday morning’s breakfast show. The intergalactic communication came from the International Space Station’s Commander Chris Hadfield after he told followers he was fixing on-board toilets.

Boogie prodded the commander for more information and received a video of the astronaut at work, 400km above eastern Australia.

The whole exchange no doubt left Boogie flushed with delight.

Pilates not for pansies

TO most, Pilates would seem a distinctly un-macho pursuit.

But according to East Lothian-based Maureen Evans, teacher of a male-only class, men are lapping up the opportunity to learn more about the physical fitness system and have told her it helps with everything from back pain to developing a better golf swing.

“People from all walks of life can enjoy greatly improved quality of life from understanding their bodies better and using techniques such as Pilates,” she said.

Whatever you’ve got to do for a better swing on a Saturday morning, we suppose . . .

Song could be a record

EVERYBODY loves a good ­
sing-song with their mates now and again – so this world-record attempt can’t fail to attract crooners.

Sign2sing aims to get the most people singing a song simultaneously, in aid of national deaf healthcare charity SignHealth. Pupils at hundreds of schools, including Braidburn School, in Oxgangs Road North, have already signed up.

On February 6 at 2.45pm, participants will burst into a song especially composed for the event. TOTT reckons they should be belting out Dedication by record-breaking TV legend Roy Castle.

Managing to lie nicely

BETTER managers often fake emotions at work, especially when dealing with staff, a Napier University study has revealed.

Research by psychologist Chiara Amati showed that good leaders did not always have to be open and honest.

The most effective managers could feign emotions, such as looking pleased with a new member of staff to boost their confidence, or holding back feelings of anger, said Ms Amati.

So next time you get a pat on the back, keep a close eye out for crossed fingers.