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October 26th, 2012 8:00 am| by admin

Fall back: It was invented by Benjamin Franklin, but scientists still can’t agree on whether it’s good for the economy or bad for the body. Regardless, that time of year is back. At 3:00am on October 28th daylight savings time is officially over in Europe…other from Iceland and Russia. Iceland may never have bothered but Medvedev got rid of it last year. However, Russia’s now considering to bring it back after its citizens complained of being constantly tired. So don’t forget to turn the clocks back one hour on Sunday. But more importantly, think of the poor Russians who yearn for that extra hour of sleep you’re going to get.

Cekic, out of the socialist dog house (Photo: Scanpix)She’s back: Now that the party has new leadership, Özlem Cekic is out of the Socialistisk Folkeparti (SF) doghouse. Cekic was stripped of her spokesperson roles in August after she was vocal about her refusal to support the tax reform deal that was cut between the governing coalition parties and the opposition. But now that Annette Vilhelmsen has taken the SF helm, Cekic is on her way back into the party’s good graces. On Tuesday, she was granted the spokesperson role in the areas of health and psychiatry as part of an overhaul of the party’s spokespeople. The news was greeted warmly by many in the SF rank and file.

Hornsleth, sinking to the ultimate low (Photo: from extinction: Danish artist Kristian Von Hornsleth’s ‘Deep Storage Project’ is a DNA-infused, star-shaped structure that looks like the tool a Bond villain might use. Should the sky fall, this sea-raking installation – which will be filled with plant, animal and human DNA, including blood and hair from donors who just can’t live and let die – could become a post-apocalyptic subscription to lonely live twice. “Maybe the genes of art lovers wouldn’t be the worst building material for a new human race,” Hornsleth says. The star will be submerged in the Mariana Trench – the deepest section of the Pacific Ocean – in 2013 and hopes to prove that not only diamonds are forever.

Eye-poppin’ fun: You’ve got until Sunday to visit Tivoli Gardens for Halloween to get your fill of spooky stuff and seasonal goodies. But fear not, even though it closes down before the actual day, there is still plenty to do for All Hallows’ Eve.

Don't lose your head, there's still plenty of time to make your Halloween plans (Photo: Scanpix)

CPH Post Word of the Week: Kriminalforsogen (noun) – The Danish prison and probation service. Where you heard it: The nation’s prisons were in focus this week in parliament, as MPs explored over-crowding and under-funding.

Last week's most read stories:

1. ‘Poverty’ media stunt backfires

2. Danish pension system rated the world’s best

3. Immigrant gangs agree on peace treaty

4. Teacher reported for racism

5. Gay penguin pair becomes parents

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