WOMEN whose bras persistently slip may get a bit of a boost from a brand new product. Bra-Pita is made from natural bee's honey and comes in a convenient stick form, says Eastweek magazine. It works like glue and doesn't harm delicate skin, its manufacturer claims. Just a few dabs should be enough to keep your bra in one place for a good half-day. At only $25, it doesn't seem a lot to pay for so much support. dirty money AN OLD man who called a prostition service specialising in entertainers and movie stars decided the $10,000 fee was too expensive and hung up. He was startled to be promptly rung back by the company, which had logged his number on its call display system. The voice on the phone told him he would have to pay for having received 'private information', even though he didn't use the service. Terrified his relatives would find out, he eventually coughed up $250,000, according to the Apple Daily. handover fist IN HONG Kong, even the handover is an opportunity to make money. A certain Zhu Wentong has a telegraphic address corresponding to that magic number 1997 and wants to auction it off to the highest bidder, reports Eastweek magazine. Zhu has a list of the territory's tycoons and plans to send them bidding cards. If someone is willing to pay highly for a licence plate with that particular number, he reckons someone out there will be willing to buy his address and make him rich. work out WE ALL know it can be a jungle out there, but Xinhua seems to be taking the metaphor literally. Eastweek reports the news agency has sent 150 employees to a survival training school in Beijing. The programme builds confidence and improves 'physical conditioning' by swimming in icy waters, mountain-climbing and other strenuous activities. At least we know they'll be in shape for the handover. brew ha ha Red Dawn Lager is on its way, according to the Sing Tao Daily. Promotional material from the South China Brewing Company shows the Chinese flag descending over the Union Jack, with '97' emblazoned over both. The paper doesn't give details of when or where the beer can be obtained, or what it tastes like. One snippet it does release, though, is that the beer is tinted red. a bite at the desk ONE poor Wan Chai office worker scratched an itch and found himself in hospital. According to the Sing Tao Daily, the man felt his skin crawling - then realised it was a centipede which had creeped up his trouser leg. Colleagues wondered what was bugging him when he leapt up, swatting crazily at his inner thigh. The insect reacted as insects do - it bit him. The man ended up in hospital complaining of a numb leg (he was treated and released); the centipede ended up squashed on the office carpet.