Summer fete committee members in Langton Herring, Dorset, were forced to slash costs for the annual summer party due to the recession. Committee member Amanda King jokingly suggested using the pants as bunting after hearing there was not enough money to buy new decorations.
Villagers have responded by donating hundreds of pants and knickers of all shapes and sizes.
“We all thought that life is a bit of pants these days so how appropriate to fly pants instead of bunting,” said Mrs King. “It’s given people a bit of a chuckle although I don’t think everyone approves,” said committee chairman Anne Kerins added.
“Ann has run with the idea and the village has been very supportive. We even hope to have some holy pants from the vicar.
…the monkeys at Knowsley Safari Park…have taken to breaking into rooftop luggage and stealing… unmentionables in broad daylight.The largest baboons jump up and down on the box until the lock bursts open, when the rest swarm in to sift through the goodies before retreating with the desired clothing and undergarments.
A German company is making contact lenses for animals, including lions, giraffes, tigers and bears, with cataracts.
S & V Technologies, founded by Bavarian chemist Christine Kreiner, created the acrylic intraocular lenses which are custom made to fit each animal.
A nurse accused of shooting her ex-husband in the groin inside his chiropractic clinic while their two young daughters waited outside had written in her diary that she needed to create “portals of exit” for demonic spirits, a detective testified Friday.
via The Tennessean.
A man described by Utah authorities as Salt Lake County’s Public Enemy No. 1 was arrested when he came into a courthouse to get married. Uintah County Sheriff’s Lt. John Laursen said someone recognized Frank Paul Reyos, 27, when he arrived Tuesday at Ute Tribal Court in Fort Duchesne…
Reyos, who is wanted on a no-bail fugitive warrant for aggravated robbery by the Salt Lake County Metro Gang Unit, was arrested without incident…
Police said he was recognized due to his many facial tattoos, including a spiderweb on his forehead.
Henry Allingham, the world’s oldest man and one of the last surviving World War I servicemen, has died at the age of 113, his care home has said.
Mr Allingham served with the Royal Naval Air Service in WWI, later transferring to the Royal Air Force at the time of its creation.
via BBC NEWS
A German motorist mistook an underground train tunnel for a road and drove 200 metres along the tracks before he realised. Max Kirsch, 29, faces drink driving charges after getting his Vauxhall Corsa stuck in the train tunnel in Bochum.
Police and fire trucks had to be scrambled in the middle of the night to stop trains and help remove the car from the tunnel.
Kirsch, 29, had veered left into the tunnel after heading down a service road and had not realised what he had done. He told police he was simply trying to get to downtown Bochum after seeing the latest Harry Potter movie.
Whatever the reasons one Christchurch resident says he is keeping an open mind about how a crop circle came to appear in the fields behind his house.
Some of the theories behind crop circle formations include a whirlwind, earth energies, underground archaeological circumstances, hoaxes, military experimentation and alien invasion.
via Our Strange World.
How about a couple of guys with too much time on their hands?
A German who tried to fix his leaky air mattress blew up his apartment instead, the fire brigade in the western city of Duesseldorf said Wednesday.
The 45-year-old man used tire repair solvent to plug a hole in his airbed and left it overnight.
But it blew up when he went to inflate it the next day. “A spark from the electric air pump ignited it,” a fire brigade spokesman said.
The blast pushed his living room wall into the building’s stairwell and caused extensive damage to walls, windows and furniture.
Braeden Furlow teed up his SpongeBob SquarePants ball from about 85 yards out, picked up a 3-wood and made a solid hit that bounced twice on the fairway before landing in the hole. Some golfers go their whole lives without marking down a “1.” Braeden’s hole-in-one was his first, but that shouldn’t be a surprise — he’s all of 6 years old.
via Yahoo! News.