If you have spent any time on this site, you'd well know that DIY attempts can go very, very wrong. But hey, at least we have some statistics and only 40% of men are doomed to complete fixing failure.
The study of 2,000 men found most lack the ability to carry out tasks such as tiling walls, fitting a carpet or changing taps. Even unblocking a sink or toilet leaves 49 per cent completely stumped. Chris Burke, of tradesmen recommendation service RatedPeople.com, said: 'Those who assume most men can turn their hand to basic tasks such as drilling a few holes to fit a curtain rail are wrong.
Mexican soldiers have seized two catapults that were being used by drug smugglers to fling packages of marijuana across the border with the US into Arizona. A military statement today says an anonymous tip led troops to a house in the border city of Agua Prieta where they found a catapult in the bed of a pickup truck and another inside the house. It says soldiers also seized 1.3 tons of marijuana during Monday's raid in Agua Prieta, which is across the border from Douglas, Arizona.