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August 29, 2008 Posted by | animals | , | Comments Off on Polar Bear with an attitude problem

Yum, yum! Haggis flavored ice cream!

Yorkshire pudding ice cream

Harrods has launched a new range of ice creams with ‘traditional’ British flavours including Yorkshire pudding and Arbroath smokies. The range of 20 ice creams featuring Britain’s best-known delicacies were chosen after a survey of the country’s most popular tastes.

Other flavours include clotted cream, sausage and mash, pork pie, haggis, Cornish pasty, Cheddar cheese, Lancashire hot pot, Eccles cake and Kendal mint cake.

August 29, 2008 Posted by | People, Strange | | 1 Comment

Need a President’s hip joint? Just check eBay.

President’s hip joint on eBay

A Prague lawyer has been granted a pardon after trying to sell what he claimed was the Czech president’s hip joint on e-Bay.

Premysl Donat, 54, was arrested after trying to sell the joint which he claimed was given to him by doctors at the hospital where president Vaclav Klaus underwent a hip replacement operation in May.

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It wasn’t really Klaus’ hip joint. Surprise, surprise!

August 29, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Crook | , , | 1 Comment

Now this is a model train

Ananova – Trainspotter’s model garden

A steam train fan has built a working miniature railway in his front garden. Eric Marshall, 68, spent three years crafting the network which features four trains plus stations, signals, bridges, houses, waterfalls and even a working a cable car.

The former printer, of Bagby, North Yorkshire, said: “I’ve always had an interest in railways, as a kid I used to go trainspotting.”

The railway attracts daily coaches of visitors and has raised £500 for Macmillan Cancer Support this year.

August 29, 2008 Posted by | People | | 1 Comment

Careful what you say. You never know who is listening.

Divine lightning reaction?

A Chinese man who swore to God that he didn’t owe money to a neighbour was hit by lightning a minute later.

The man, named Xu, made the oath in front of a crowd of neighbours in Fuqing city, reports Southeast Express. He vowed that he had never borrowed money from Mr Huang, who claimed Xu borrowed 500 yuan, the equivalent of £40, from him three years earlier.

“He borrowed 500 yuan three years ago from me for a friend’s marriage gift, but he has denied it ever since then,” said Huang, who went to Xu’s home to demand payment. “I told him that if he dared to swear to God that he didn’t owe me the money, then I would waive his debt,” said Huang.

Xu made the oath, but was suddenly struck by lightning a minute later.

August 29, 2008 Posted by | People, Strange | | Comments Off on Careful what you say. You never know who is listening.

Now where’s that rubber duck…oh yeah. It’s in the dog.

There’s more at Leamington Spa Today

duck in dog

X-ray: duck in dog

His namesake was once notorious for biting the head off a bat, but Ozzie the Staffordshire terrier felt less than bubbly when he swallowed this rubber duck.

The seven-month-old pooch was play fighting with another dog over the bath toy, but when he began losing he preferred swallowing the plastic prize to giving it up.

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After a spot of surgery the duck is out and the dog is fine.

August 29, 2008 Posted by | animals | | Comments Off on Now where’s that rubber duck…oh yeah. It’s in the dog.

Scotland needs a school course: How To Cross A Barbed Wire Fence

BBC NEWS

A pensioner is recovering in hospital after spending eight hours stuck upside down on a wire fence. Kenneth Bain – who is thought to be in his 80s – was crossing a stile on open land near Dornoch in the Highlands on Tuesday night when he fell. He got one leg caught on the top of the fence and was found the following morning by a farmer.

Mr Bain was said to be in a comfortable condition in Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.

It is the third such incident of its kind in the past two years.

August 29, 2008 Posted by | People, Strange | , | Comments Off on Scotland needs a school course: How To Cross A Barbed Wire Fence