How that bottle of bubbly could leave you blind

Open with caution: How that bottle of bubbly could leave you blind The pressure inside a champagne bottle can launch a cork at 50 miles per hour – fast enough to shatter glass Doctors report bottles causing serious eye injuries and even blindness | UPDATED: 11:35 GMT, 31 December 2012 High pressure hazard: A champagne cork can travel up to fifty miles per hour We all savour the sound of a champagne cork popping. But those of us too squeamish to open the bottle for fear of a fast-flying cork might be onto something

Mother, 34, loses an eye 30 years after catching infection from dog mess in a park

Mother, 34, loses an eye 30 years after catching infection from dog mess in a park | UPDATED: 10:36 GMT, 6 December 2012 A mother has lost her eye 30 years after catching a toxic infection caused by dog faeces when she was just four. Nadine Nash, 34, had to have her eye removed and replaced with a prosthetic after spending ten years in agony as her sight deteriorated because of the virulent infection.