Friday, 30 September 2011

Yawning Tortoises

Harvard University Ig Nobel Research Awards 2011. The prize for Physiology went to research students who found no evidence yawning in tortoises is contagious.

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Driving Saudi Women Wild

Saudi Women get the vote, but get 10 lashes if caught driving alone

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

The Fonz O.B.E.

Congratulations to Henry Winkler on his O.B.E. Heeeyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Play Bingo and Save the NHS

I couldn't quite believe this when I heard it. But it's true. The NHS is to get its own (private) Lottery to save the bits that might get cut. It's a Rollover!

Monday, 26 September 2011

Tip yer Titfer, Up The Apples 'n' Pears, Guv'nor

East End Pearly Kings & Queens gather for the Costermongers' Harvest Festival at London's Guildhall. (Costermonger = a hawker of fruit, vegetables, fish, etc. eg from barrow, or stall in the streets)

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Abominable Snow, Man!

Route up Everest may soon be free of ice say climbers, blaming retreating glaciers

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Toytown For Sale

Bob The Builder, Postman Pat, Noddy & friends are to be sold off ....

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Der Jungewald- Forest Boy

The original German Forest Boy, Kaspar Hauser, who stumbled out of the woods into Nuremberg in 1828. The modern day version, the mysterious "Ray" stumbled out of the woods into Berlin....

Monday, 19 September 2011

Spider Wonderland

Long, wet summer = spider spectacular. I should know, I found one in the bath. After I got out. I thought something was tickling me...

Tribute to Gleison Colliery Miners

Sad to hear of the deaths of 4 Welsh miners in Gleison Colliery near Swansea

Pointing the Finger

Guinnness World Record Breaker Chris Walton's fingernails reach 310 cm after 18 years of neither  picking her nose nor being able to perform other useful tasks

The World is Just a Great Big Onion

Record breaking 1 stone 3lb onion at the Harrogate Flower Show, grown by Mr Peter Glazebrook

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Salmon Swims Upstream

Alex Salmond tells George Osborne to follow his example, as Scotland creates jobs

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Walliams, Joins Swimming Hero Hall of Fame

Congratulations, a hot bath and a slap up feed for David Walliams after his epic Thames swim.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Ice, Ice, Baby

Farewell Polar Icecap? Arctic ice melting at fastest rate for 40 years. Or is it 32? Or maybe that should be 29. Wait a minute, how long have we been measuring it?

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Twin Towers

Remembering 11th September 2001....I was on the treadmill at Fitness First and nearly fell off watching the jet flying in on TV. I thought World War 3 was starting, so carried on running.......

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Tehran Women's CommitteeTriumph

Congratulations to the Tehran Women's Committee on completing the world's largest sandwich

Friday, 9 September 2011

Walliams' Thames Swim- Inner Demons

David Walliams battles fatigue and "inner demons". The loneliness of a long distance swimmer.

Fleetwith Pike Zipwire

Lakes District National Park Authority torpedo plans for giant zipwire off Fleetwith Pike ending up in Honister Pass slatemine. Bah humbug.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Off Our Trollies

Retail sector struggles, shops closing fast

Croc Shock

 Largest Crocodile was caught alive in the  Philippines. But an even bigger one is still out there somewhere...

David Walliams' Quack Cure

Sorry to hear the wonderful efforts of Mr Walliams to swim the Thames between Gloucester and London are being hampered by Thames Belly

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Double Dip

City fears Double Dip Recession after shares fall by £49 Billion

Come Swim With Me

Good luck to David Walliams, as he sets off to swim the Thames from Gloucester to London- about 140 miles. Brilliant effort!

Live Athletics

Channel 4 sack Ortis Deley after gaffe strewn live athletics coverage

Celebrity Kraut Cow Catcher

Yvonne, celebrity escapee cow made the news in Bavaria, captured by a bounty hunter after 3 months on the run

Friday, 2 September 2011

Greene Gold

Well done to Dai Greene, gold medalist in the 400m hurdles, overcoming epilepsy to leap to victory

Thursday, 1 September 2011

My Big Fat Gypsy Eviction

Despite the best efforts of Vanessa Redgrave, the Dale Farm Travellers lose their High Court case and Basildon Council is sending in the bulldozers...