Stars such as Charlotte Crosby and Lauren Goodger have previously posted pictures to the social networking site where they look considerably smaller than in paparazzi pictures of them taken on the same day.Mr Knauf said: 'He told me they happen only when the upper atmosphere of the planet is very still and cold, at sunset or sunrise, and in areas where there is a lot of moisture up there but not enough to make clouds.' 'It lasted for about 10 minutes after I shot this image and it was a beautiful and bizarre thing to see.I'm not certain how long the effect was taking place prior to my seeing it, but I'm told they stay for around 15 minutes maximum..'I'm a big believer in always having a camera at hand, so I can capture a special moment as I come across it.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Famous for its efforts to put women on an equal footing with men, Sweden is experiencing a gender balance shift that has caught the country by surprise: For the first time since record-keeping began in 1749, it now has more men than women.
Swedes don't quite know what to make of this sudden male surplus, which is highly unusual in the West, where women historically have been in the majority in almost every country.
But it may be a sign of things to come in Europe as changes in life expectancy and migration transform demographics."This is a novel phenomenon for Europe," said Francesco Billari, a University of Oxford demographer who is president of the European Association for Population Studies.
"We as researchers have not been on top of this." FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov.
Norway swung to a male surplus in 2011, four years before Sweden, while Denmark and Switzerland are nearing a sex ratio of 100.
Germany, which had an unnatural deficit of men after two world wars, has seen its sex ratio jump from 87 in 1960 to 96 last year.
Meanwhile, Britain's sex ratio rose from 93 to 97 in the same period.
British statistics officials project that men will be in the majority by 2050.
19, 2013 file photo, Sweden fans pose with a Swedish flag before the World Cup qualifying soccer match between Sweden and Portugal in Stockholm, Sweden.
For the first time since record-keeping began in 1749, Sweden now has more men than women.
But it may be a sign of things to come in Europe as changes in life expectancy and migration transform demographics.