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Photo essay: Christmastime at the Francis Hotel, Bath Special

Bath - The Francis Hotel in Bath (U.K.) is charming, exquisitely decorated and lively place. Many of the themes reflected Georgian splendor, with a touch of Jane Austen detail.

Waterproof E-reader can be used while in the bath

The company Kobo, based in Canada, says that they are selling the world's first premium "E Ink e-reader" designed to be waterproof for up to 30 minutes in about three feet of water.

Watch Floyd Mayweather get a sponge bath

Two days ago undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. posted a video on Instagram. The video shows a female assistant giving him a bath, with a sponge.

Ice baths may not help athletes, says study

Professional and amateur runners are familiar with ice baths, and so are other athletes, but a group of researchers discovered that the baths may not be as helpful as previously thought.

Why do we have wrinkled fingers after a bath?

After a long bath everyone's fingers become wrinkled. A science paper has put forward a theory that this was an evolutionary development, designed to help our ancestors grip and climb in wet conditions.

Whitney Houston was found dead in bathtub after 48-hour binge

The news that Whitney Houston was found dead in a bathtub with prescription drugs nearby has sparked speculations that the 48-year-old may have drowned in the bath after taking an overdose of relaxant drugs with alcohol.

Teacher, 48, jailed for 16 months following affair with student

Swindon - A 48-year-old teacher has been jailed for 16 months after having sex with one of his students in a classroom. Mark Westcott, originally from North Wraxall, Wiltshire, taught design and technology at a school in Bath.

Soccer: Manda Rigby becomes Bath City's first female chairman

Bath - Manda Rigby has been appointed the new chairman of English soccer club Bath City, who currently play in the Blue Square Bet Premier - the 5th tier of English soccer.

Woman drowns eight cats in baby bath

Bicester - A woman who drowned eight cats in a baby bath at her home in the UK claimed that she killed the animals because she couldn’t afford the phone call to have them rescued.

Bad odours make bad marriages

Bad body odour, boring bedroom attire and a general lack of togetherness are cited as causes of the growing divorce rate in Malaysia. Government is tackling the problem by boldly going where few Muslim governments have gone before — into the bedroom.

Rubber Duckie Saves The Day

When Shirley Madsen, 90, of Walnut Creek, California grew too weak to get out of her tub her rubber ducky gave her the strength to survive.

Man neither took bath nor brushed teeth in 35 years to sire a son

An Indian father with seven daughters has not had a bath nor has he brushed his teeth to help ensure that his next child will be a boy.

Byzantine baths discovered in Israel

An important find in the field of archaeology has been made in Israel. Archaeologists have discovered a bath house from the Byzantine era.

Chinese mom bathes her baby in breast milk

A mother who recently gave birth to a child decided to give a bath to her baby in breast milk. The reason? She produced too much breast milk and did’t want to waste it.

I Just Wanted To Be Clean

A passenger on a flight from Nanning to Chonqing, China spent a little too much time in the loo. Seems Jin Sheng had never flown before and didn't know it wasn't protocol to bath on route or not to use the toilet as a tub.

The Otter Who Was Afraid Of Water

The recent floods across the UK has forced many a resident to look for alternatives to the very items we normally would take for granted. Most have had to do a lot more than just boil water before drinking it, but what about the animals effected?

The Bath Girl's Family Arrive In Japan

Lindsay Ann Hawker's father and boyfriend have arrived in Japan to formerly identify the murdered woman's body.

The Royal Whale Bath - bubbles baby

Royal Whale Bath a therapeutic bath for $2,995.

Have a bath with a friend.

It has long been known that a soothing bath can banish a lot of your tension and worries. Here's an article that lists some other not-so-surprising benefits.

Bubble Bath Prank

Bubble bath in a hot tub prank, video.

Hindu holy men says Ganges too dirty for ritual bath

Ganges gone from blueish green to dark red

German Executive Dies In Whirlpool Bath

A German executive died in a whirlpool bath at a Singapore apartment after being sucked to the bottom.

Finding Body And Soul In Russia's Steam Baths

MOSCOW (dpa) - Two dozen naked men groaning and flinching as they are fanned with steam and beaten with birch branches may not sound like the key to fitness, spirituality and inner calm. But the time-honoured ritual of the Russian banya, or steam ba...

New Type Of Public Bathhouse Takes Off In Recession-Hit Japan

TOKYO (dpa) - For centuries, hot baths have been used by the Japanese to help them relax amid the pressures of everyday life. Now, with many Japanese facing the possibility of unemployment and declining incomes, what can they do to reduce the tensio...
 

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A large sitting room in the Francis Hotel  Bath. People are enjoying afternoon tea.
A large sitting room in the Francis Hotel, Bath. People are enjoying afternoon tea.
Wrinkled fingers
Wrinkled fingers
J Langstrom
A parlor-like setting adds a touch of Georgian - and Christmas - charm to the Francis Hotel in Bath.
A parlor-like setting adds a touch of Georgian - and Christmas - charm to the Francis Hotel in Bath.
The Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka  Tokyo  Japan
The Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan
Joseph Brent
Twerton Park - the home of Bath City Football Club
Twerton Park - the home of Bath City Football Club
nicksarebi
An example of Georgian buildings in Bath.
An example of Georgian buildings in Bath.
An athlete in an ice bath
An athlete in an ice bath
Flickr user weskriesel
The main entrance to the Francis Hotel in Bath. The Beatles stayed in the hotel in 1963.
The main entrance to the Francis Hotel in Bath. The Beatles stayed in the hotel in 1963.
The Francis Hotel in Bath. The building uses stone obtained from the Combe Down and Bathampton Down ...
The Francis Hotel in Bath. The building uses stone obtained from the Combe Down and Bathampton Down Mines under Combe Down, Somerset, England.
Twerton Park - the home of Bath City Football Club
Twerton Park - the home of Bath City Football Club
nicksarebi
Queen Square  Bath. Taken from the Francis Hotel. Queen Square is a square of Georgian houses. Most ...
Queen Square, Bath. Taken from the Francis Hotel. Queen Square is a square of Georgian houses. Most of the houses were designed by an architect called John Wood.

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