Talk of the town: Robbo ideal tonic for the troops

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WHILE many SPL clubs may be biting their nails about low turnouts in the wake of Rangers’ financial collapse, there remains a vibrancy around Tynecastle.

Hearts supporters demonstrated a huge appetite for all things maroon after around 6000 supporters took to fans’ forum Jambos Kickback for a Q&A with legend John Robertson last night.

Perhaps the Scottish footballing authorities should invite Robbo to boost attendances.

Sadly the club’s all-time leading goalscorer was evidently much more competent on the pitch than with a laptop as he kept fans waiting for hours before he finally showed up.

I’ll tell you no lie, a nod and a wink is just that

PEOPLE with erratic eye movements, twitches and squints are breathing a collective sigh of relief after research from Edinburgh University finally disproved the theory that lying is in the eyes. Long considered the window to the soul, many psychologists believed when a person looks up to their right they are telling a lie and glancing to the left is said to indicate honesty.

Co-author Dr Caroline Watt, from Edinburgh University, said: “Our research provides no support for the idea and so suggests that it is time to abandon this approach to detecting deceit.”

TOTT is a staunch advocate of the maxim – honesty is always the best policy – and will not roll our eyes at this scientific breakthrough.

’Ello ’ello, what’s this then?

IT’S Talk of the Twilight Zone now as we reach beyond this world.

First up, it’s the local boys in blue, who were responsible for a bit of scaremongering on the Twittersphere yesterday.

Lothian and Borders’ finest sparked fear and alarm by posting: “We have reports of a bright object in the sky over Edinburgh.”

But the panic quickly subsided when the police added: “Keep Calm and Carry On – it’s the sun.”

Close in on encounters

THE Evening News told yesterday how the infamous tale of two friends who claimed to have been experimented on by aliens on the A70 in 1992 was taken seriously by the Ministry of Defence – but new research today shows it could just as easily happen to you.

To celebrate the launch of new computer game Inversion, which sees the world turned upside down after alien invaders seek to exterminate humanity, its makers have released findings naming Scotland as one of the top hotspots for a visit.