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Life On Mars

by | 5th, May 2004

‘IF a Mars a day helps you work rest and play, then an unnamed woman is set up for the next 30 years after buying up every bar in a London store.


The chocoholic, described as smartly dressed and thought to be Middle Eastern, sent a driver to pick up the 10,656 bars from Woolworths on Edgware Road.

According to the Mirror, she then paid the £2,131 bill with used £50 notes.

Eaten at the rate of one a day, the Mars bars would keep the woman going until July 2033, during which time she could watch more than 65,000 acts of violence on TV.

The Star says TV clean-up campaigners counted 2,300 acts of violence in 205 films they analysed last year – up 20% on 2002.

In the films, all shown on the five terrestrial channels, there were apparently 1,121 incidents with guns, 765 assaults, 103 explosions and arson attacks, 277 scenes with offensive weapons and 17 scenes showing illegal drug use.

The channel formerly known as Channel 5 was the worst offender and Gun Men, which included 31 scenes of violence, the worst film.

Rather unsurprisingly given its name, it showed 21 incidents with guns, as well as one with a knife, seven separate attacks and two explosions.

One of the explosions was believed to have involved a smartly-dressed woman of Middle Eastern appearance whose remains were found in a room surrounded by 10,656 Mars bar wrappers…’

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