Friday, September 16, 2011
If you like dressing up your dog then you might be interested in these dinosaur costumes. Available in velociraptor, stegosaurus or triceratops they are on sale for £20 and are designed to turn your pooch into something much more scary or ridiculous depending on your views. I think my cats would look great in one of these but my chances of getting it on them are very slim.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
This is Gator, a goose who is unusual because he wears sandals. Gator was adopted by Bob and Lauree Strouse who decided to make him sandals to protect his feet when they take him for walks. It certainly is an interesting look.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
This is a good example of a rather bad thief who robbed a petrol station but was then quickly caught after he ran out of petrol. The man had robbed a petrol station in Florida, threatening the clerk with a knife. He then fled with the money but unfortunately for him he ran out of petrol not far from the scene of the crime. He was arrested only a few hours later after he abandoned the car. A perfect example of how not to commit a crime.
Friday, January 23, 2009
A parrot has been banned from attending football games because of his impression on the referees whistle. The parrots owner Irene Kerrigan has been taking her parrot to watch her local club Hertford Heath for some time. The parrot usually mimic the fans by repeating what they say but his latest trick on mimicking the referees whistle managed to stop the match on several occasions. When the referee realised that it was the parrot he was asked to leave.
Friday, October 03, 2008
Two robbers had to leave half of their loot behind because they didn't have a big enough car to carry it away. The robbers could have escaped with £1 million when they hijacked a security van full of cash. Unfortunately when it came to fitting the loot in the car they were forced to leave half of it behind in the van. The van was later discovered with half the money still inside.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Max the parrot has been making a name for himself at South Park birdhouse in Darlington. The parrot was donated to the zoo by his previous owner who became fed up with his bad language. Max frequently tells visitors to f*** off but can also mimic car alarms and mobile phone ringtones. Zookeeper Peter Hansom says “His favourite trick is to stick his head in a tin cup in his cage and then swear. He seems to know it makes a louder sound.”
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Police in Bristol who were called out to deal with an escaped alligator might have been relieved to find out that it was simply a toy. Roads were sealed off as they stalked the creature which was hiding in bushes. However, after 30 minutes emergency workers used a camera to zoom in on the reptile and found that it was a harmless stuffed toy.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
A burglar was left rather red faced when he was caught by his own shoe lace. The man had smashed his way through a glass window but had then caught his foot. He was left hanging upside down until the homeowner returned. Although he protested he had been trying to stop the burglars the man was arrested and eventually admitted burglary with intent to steal.
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
A Malaysian burglar
was caught after he took time out from robbing a house to help himself to some cookies. As we all know, after eating cookies you really need a good nap and that’s just what the burglar did next. Needless to say when the family who owned the house arrived home the burglar was quickly discovered and was arrested for trespassing.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
England might have played very badly against Croatia the other day but many Croatian’s found the national anthem
more entertaining than the game. British opera singer Tony Henry sung the Croatian national anthem but managed to mispronounce a word giving it a very different meaning. Instead of singing You know my dear how we love your mountains Henry instead sang "My dear, my penis is a mountain" which greatly amused the Croatian crowd.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
A man in Kentucky tried to rob an ice cream store with a stapler
. He flashed the stapler at an employee before making his get away with $175. He was later arrested and police recovered a stapler, a ski mask and the money. It is still not clear whether he planned to staple the assistant to the counter or to use the stapler as a blunt instrument.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
When a driver for stopped for a bite to eat at a McDonalds restaurant, eight cows escaped
from the trailer of his truck. The cows, obviously not very happy at being so close to a McDonalds, naturally stampeded towards it, to get their revenge. The cows were eventually rounded up after about two hours.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
A German man
stopped to fill his car up at a petrol station but then forgot about it and walked home. After the car had been there for around an hour a member of staff became suspicious and alerted the police. Officers then contacted the man who immediately came back to collect his car.
Friday, November 09, 2007
A Mum who thought she had booked a gorillagram for her teenage sons birthday was left rather embarrassed when it turned out she had actually booked a stripper
. The birthday surprise turned up at the boys school dressed as a policewoman. She then proceeded to spank the boy before asking him to rub cream over her body. It was at this point that a teacher decided to call an end to the show.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
A man on a hunting trip had the humiliation of actually getting shot by his dog. The man was shooting pheasants and had put his gun on the ground to collect a bird from over a fence. As he climbed the fence one of his hunting dogs stood on the gun, shooting him in his left leg. Officials are now investigating whether the dog was provoked.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
An unfortunate squirrel
with a love for nuts got into a spot of bother when he crawled into a bird feeder. Getting into the squirrel proof bird feeder was not a problem for the then thin and sleek squirrel. Getting out after consuming all the nuts proved a little more difficult. Luckily for the greedy squirrel the RSPCA were on hand to release him and the squirrel ran off unharmed but feeling a little sheepish.
Saturday, September 29, 2007
A flock of sheep
in Romania have been attracting attention after they turned green overnight. The sheep had been treated with a solution of limestone to help them get rid of a skin disease. Overnight the sheep had all huddled together to keep warm and by the morning they had all turned green.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
I read this article, complete with educational video, in which Chuck Missler
a creationist successfully (or so he thinks) disproves evolution with a jar of peanut butter. His theory is based upon the idea that the jar of peanut butter contains matter and is exposed to light and heat, but we do not find new life inside the peanut butter unless it is first contaminated by something outside the jar. He says "If I open this jar of peanut butter, maybe not often but on some occasion, I should find new life inside but when we open the jar of peanut butter and look in there, there's no new life." On this assumption he believes he has proven that evolution does not happen. I will leave you to draw your own conclusions; mine were that this guy is a few peanut butter sandwiches short of a picnic.
Friday, September 14, 2007
If you have to appear in court, I’m sure you would make all the proper preparations, such as wearing a smart suit, making sure you are not driving a stolen car, that sort of thing. One woman
who went to court to pay a traffic ticket was arrested after it was found she had driven to the court in a stolen car. Now, that’s just plain stupid.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Police investigating a vandalised building in Cheshire were able to catch the criminal
without really needing to do much. The criminal in question had helpfully written Peter Addison was here, on the wall of the vandalised building. He was quickly tracked down and arrested for the crime.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Trevor the turkey
has been fitted with webbed slippers to try and straighten out his deformed toes. The slippers are made from board and surgical tape. Without them Trevor would have struggled to walk and would have been unable to feed.
Thursday, September 06, 2007
was caught after he complained to a newspaper about the mugshot they printed and left his address. He was wanted for an attack on a man in a nightclub. On seeing his picture in the paper he wrote and complained but included his address which was passed onto the police. He was soon caught and the police were saved a lot of hard work.
Monday, August 27, 2007
A New York cop who was suspended after failing a drugs test blamed it on his wife’s cooking. The cop said that his wife had used marijuana in the meatballs as a substitute for Oregano. His wife backed up his story but unfortunately for the cop no one believed him.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Wildlife groups in Southern India have created identification cards for wild elephants. The ID cards are a new idea to try and track the effects of poaching. The ID cards contain a picture of the elephant and records data such as tuck length, thickness, angle and arrangement, as well as the shape of the ears and tail length and any scars. The study is currently focussing on male elephants because they are more prone to being targeted by poachers.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
A man running from the police
was eventually caught when he managed to shoot himself in the groin. The incident happened in Utah when police stopped his car. The man abandoned his vehicle and tried to escape on foot. After he vaulted a fence he managed to shoot himself in groin, and was captured by police. It was later found that the car he was driving was stolen.
Friday, August 17, 2007
A cattle rancher spent seven days in a tree after he wandered into a crocodile swamp. The rancher fell from his horse and injured himself. He decided to climb back on the horse hoping it would take him home, but instead he ended up surrounded by crocodiles. He climbed a tree and spent six nights surviving on two meat sandwiches. He was later rescued by helicopter.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Oliver the monkey has a history of escaping. Oliver lives at the Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo in Mississippi but obviously craves his freedom because he keeps getting out. Oliver has managed to pick the locks of his cage and has managed to break out of his cage twice this month. His cage has now been triple secured with extra chains and locks.
Saturday, August 11, 2007
A man who found a Christ-like image in a piece of concrete has sold it on Ebay for £500. The image was caused by a smudge of sealant and to me just looks like a smudge of sealant. It’s interesting the places these “divine” images pop up.
Is it Christ? You Decide
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
A farmer who had created a maze out of his maize crop became lost inside it. He had been mowing paths through the maze when he became lost and had to mow his way out. He has now decided to make the maze easier for visitors.
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
A crazed heifer that was on loose has now been caught meaning the people of Darlington can now sleep easy in their beds. The cow had escaped on Thursday. It was finally found in a field with other cows.... funny that.
Friday, July 27, 2007
A heifer is on the loose in Darlington after it escaped from a cattle market. The cow has been described as extremely dangerous and police have warned it will attack anyone it sees. The public have been told be vigilant and not to approach it under any circumstances.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Bournemouth Council has banned its leisure centres from using armbands and rubber rings. Apparently blowing up inflatable’s by mouth spreads germs and is deemed too unsafe. So apparently it’s now more acceptable for someone to drown because they can't use a rubber ring than risk catching germs.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Dogissimo is a new ice cream for dogs. It is available in rice, vanilla-rice and soy flavours and has recently gone on sale in Vienna. Simona Leonardini who makes the ice cream tested the recipes on her own dogs until she perfected one that they all liked.
Monday, July 23, 2007
A man in Grimsby was attacked by a parrot as he entered a room in the bed and breakfast, he was staying at. The parrots owner could not be traced so Mr Kernohan decided to take the parrot home to Crawley with him.
Sunday, July 22, 2007
I came across these great Simpsons quotes. Among some of the good ones are “Your questions have become more redundant and annoying than the last three “Highlander movies” from Comic Book Guy and “I’m normally not a praying man, but if you’re up there, please save me, Superman” from Homer.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Even the happiest of married couples have their arguments; however, most couples manage to get through the wedding day without any fights. One couple started their marriage with a fight in a hotel room, on their wedding day which led to the groom being hit with a stiletto heel and being treated for a head wound. The bride still in her wedding dress was detained by police. The couple who are still together had to pay £500 for the damaged they caused to the hotel room during the fight. Wedded Bliss.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
There are some odd people about. One man in New York attacked a peacock because he claimed it was a vampire. The unfortunate peacock had wandered into a Burger King parking lot where people were feeding him. The crazed man then started to kick the creature telling people he was killing a vampire.
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
A golfer in Nevada managed to start a grass fire when he tried to get his ball out of the rough. When he knocked his ball into the dry grass and tried to hit it back onto the fairway, the golfer managed to hit something that created a spark and the dried grass set on fire. The fire burnt 20 acres of grass before it was put out by 50 firefighters. Thats what I call a bad at golf.
Sunday, July 01, 2007
They have an unusal rat problem at the police department in India. Rats have been gnawing through beer cans and the caps of whisky bottles to get to the alcohol inside. The police department would usually sell the alcohol which is seized from illegal sellers in order to raise money, but due to their current rat problem are currently unable to do this. Rats under the influence have also been attacking people near the police buildings.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
A squirrel in Germany went on a violent rampage attacking three people. After attacking a woman and a builder, it finally met its match when it tried to attack a pensioner who beat it to death with his crutch.
Friday, June 22, 2007
In a rather bizarre robbery two men assaulted another with a swordfish, after they broke into his home. The victim who lives in Queensland, Australia was left with cuts to his arms, hands and back. An odd choice of weapon but surprisingly effective, it seems.
Thursday, June 14, 2007
A truck driver managed to drive four miles along a motorway with a man in a wheelchair stuck to the front of his lorry. The wheelchair with its passenger became stuck to the front grille of the truck when it stopped for gas. The truck driver then drove off at speeds of around 50 mph and was pulled over by the police four miles later to be told there was a man in a wheelchair stuck to his truck. The man in the wheelchair was not hurt but he did spill the soda he had been drinking.
Friday, June 08, 2007
You would expect the police to be very aware of simple security measures such as locking doors and windows but it seems not all policemen are. A police station in Northern Ireland was burgled after police officers went on patrol and left the windows unlocked and the alarm switched off. Great security guys.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
A new sport is becoming popular in Denmark show jumping but with rabbits instead of horses. There are a number of different disciplines that the highly trained bunnies can compete in.
Thursday, May 17, 2007
We can all rest easy in our beds, safe in the knowledge that were we to lose an important item such as a shuttlecock the police would investigate promptly. When two teenage girls in Cambridgeshire lost a shuttlecock in a neighbour's garden the matter was taken very seriously by police who visited the neighbour to investigate the theft of the shuttlecock. I wonder if the police would arrive that quickly if someone was trying to break into her house.
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Have you ever wondered what a cat would do if you put it on a treadmill? Not much if this example is anything to go by. I must try this with my cats.
Saturday, May 05, 2007
No seriously. 600 people on spacehoppers hopped together on the millennium bridge to beat the previous record of only 551 people on spcaehoppers hopping together. Strange.
Saturday, April 28, 2007
An illegal beaver has finally been apprehended in Perthshire. He was tracked down after trees began disappearing in the nearby area. It is not known whether there are more beavers still on the loose.
Friday, April 20, 2007
Driving a lorry can be tricky at the best of times but driving a lorry whilst three times over the legal alcohol limit and cooking sausages, well that’s a challenge. One German lorry driver did just that and managed to set fire to his lorry when the gas hob he was using fell over.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Why put penguins on a treadmill? To monitor their heart rate of course. As part of an experiment to see how much energy penguins use to find food a group of scientists first monitored ten penguins progress on a treadmill, so that their heart rates could be calculated. The penguins were then released complete with monitors so they could be studied in the wild. I feel sorry for the penguins, they don't look very happy.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
I remember playing hopscotch when I was a child. Whilst most people would see this game as innocent fun, it appears playing it could mean you get a visit from the police. That’s just what happened to one little boy according to an article on The Telegraph’s website. Ryan and five of his friends had just marked out a hopscotch court and were enjoying their game, when two policemen arrived at the scene acting on a tip off from a neighbour. Apparently, the children in using chalk on the pavement were creating graffiti. Obviously this is an incident that requires a rapid response; I’m surprised the police force didn’t feel it necessary to send out a swat team and a helicopter. Later that day it rained and the “graffiti” was no more. I can’t help thinking police time could better spent catching real criminals.
Saturday, March 31, 2007
I found this funny story on a website about home exchanges
. Basically on one home exchange an American couple were asked to feed the cat in their UK holiday home. However not knowing what the cat looked like, it wasn’t until the end of holiday that they realised they had been feeding a stray cat and ignoring the English couple’s beloved pet. It just goes to show how sneaky cats can be.
Monday, March 26, 2007
We all know that here in the UK it is very difficult to find a river or ditch that does not include a supermarket trolley. Well now it’s possible to see just how many abandoned trolleys there actually are out there. I found this bizarre website called trolley spotting. Basically it’s devoted to tracking abandoned trolleys in various locations. It includes maps to show the trolleys location and how far it is from its originating supermarket.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
I have heard of many DIY disasters but this story in The Metro about a pensioner who managed to stick himself to his own roof has got to be one of the most amusing. A police spokesman said "when we got there, he was like a beetle on its back, with his arms and legs sprawled out and completely glued to the roof."
Saturday, March 17, 2007
I saw this story today in the Metro about a man who was arrested for crashing his truck into a lamp post. His excuse was that a unicorn was driving his car at the time. Apparently no unicorns were spotted at the scene of the crime and its been assumed he was using this as an excuse.
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Of all the excuses I have heard this has to among the most bizarre. When accused of stealing women’s underwear from a shop Robert Boyd said that when he committed the crime he thought he was in fact a female elf. Apparently after playing the game Shadowrun he became confused and thought he was a female shaman. The prosecution however believe he is simply making up the story to try and avoid answering questions. Honest Officer, I really am an elf.