Sunday, 29 June 2014

Weird objects seized at Edinburgh Airport revealed

A TUB of jam, water pistols and Christmas snow globes are among the weird and wonderful objects seized by security chiefs at Edinburgh Airport this year.
More than 25 tonnes of liquids have also been seized from passengers’ hand luggage as travellers continue to flout the ban on containers exceeding 100ml.
Other items to be handed over to stunned customs staff include a meat cleaver, four-inch blade, screwdriver and bolt cutters.
Airport chiefs say foreign visitors are responsible for the vast majority of the “bizarre items” confiscated.
Traditionally this weekend – trade weekend – is one of the airport’s busiest of the year and more than 90,000 passengers are expected to fly out between Thursday and Monday as families jet off at the start of the school holidays.
Booming numbers are also forecast for next weekend and security staff have reissued advice on liquids and banned items ahead of the rush.
The airport will introduce family lanes within the security zone for the weekend to speed up the check-in process.READ MORE

Saturday, 28 June 2014


A thick layer of  dried grass-Hay-was seen on lawns and cars.This freak weather happened in Devon,Mid-Wales,Lancashire

What is that weird 'Gollum' monster photographed in the Chinese hills?

A Chinese tourist has claimed to have encountered a human-like 'monster' in a valley in Huairou A Chinese tourist has taken what he says is a photo of a "monster" hiding in the valleys of Huairou, in the north of Beijing.
The unnamed holidaymaker was camping with some friends in the hilly region, not far from the Great Wall of China, when he saw the "creature".
"I walked far away to have a pee, and suddenly saw a monster. I took a few pictures of it, but I am now terrified."
The image of the strange flesh-coloured creature nestled among the bamboo is certainly striking, and has a marked resemblance to the creature Gollum from the Lord of the Rings films.
But one online commentator in China thought he had the solution to the "mystery".

Weird and wonderful tourist attractions from red wine pool to haunted island of dolls

  • After visitor numbers to the National Corvette Museum rocketed thanks to a sinkhole causing £600,000 of damage, here are some other strange days out
When a 60ft deep sinkhole opened up under a car museum things looked bad.
But now visitor numbers have rocketed from 9,000 to 17,000 a month as the mangled mess draws in the curious. So much so that the museum has even thrown in two more cars.
But written-off roadsters are far from the oddest tourist attractions out there.
If you’re fed up with days at the seaside or theme park, there’s a whole world of weird attractions just waiting...
Enjoy them in the gallery above

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Charting the decline of 'BREAKING NEWS:'

The 'Breaking news' kicker on news stories should be reserved for assassinations, major scientific discoveries or, if there has to be a celebrity-orientated one, when Miley Cyrus lights herself on fire and runs into a firework factory killing 75.

Over the last few years however the term has become virtually meaningless, with the driest of events being strapped with it and rolling news channels employing it in an attempt to drum up interest in tedious ongoing stories.
Now a blog,, has been set up to chart all the times news isn't so much breaking as just slowly oozing out with no real impact on anything.
Admittedly there's a few dodgy news sources in there, and some iPhone notifications being confused with 'breaking news' kickers, but it's worth a scroll all the same, displaying a worrying amount of Bieber-related 'breaking news'.
Here's some of the best/worst:
1.Breaking prayer
2.Breaking history
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Sunday, 15 June 2014

And you thought YOUR dad was weird! From bizarre fancy dress to jokes gone wrong, Awkward Family Photos does Father's Day Read more:

If you thought your dad was embarrassing, wait until you take a look at the latest installment of Awkward Family Photos.
In new images from the popular series, which is based on a blog started in 2009, dads get up to all sorts of strange antics, from eliciting hilarious faces from their children to striking a pose in outlandish outfits.
One particularly silly photo shows a father planting a kiss on his baby son, who reacts by pulling a shocked grimace.
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In the spirit of Father's Day... If you thought your dad was embarrassing, wait until you take a look at the latest installment of Awkward Family Photos
In the spirit of Father's Day... If you thought your dad was embarrassing, wait until you take a look at the latest installment of Awkward Family Photos

I scream, you scream, we all scream for… crocodile ice cream! Restaurant in the Philippines comes up with unusual flavour to terrify your taste buds Read more:

I scream, you scream, we all scream for… crocodile ice cream – or at least in the Philippines they do.
A restaurant in Davao City has come up with the unusually flavoured frozen dessert after the owners were offered some eggs from the crocodile park next door, where the animals are raised for their meat and skin. 
But animal lovers need not to worry, as the ice cream is not made with crocodile meat but just with eggs that did not hatch or are surplus, the owners of the Sweet Spot eatery said. 
Unusual treat: The ice cream by Sweet Spot eatery in Davao City in the Philippines is made with crocodile eggs
Unusual treat: The ice cream by Sweet Spot eatery in Davao City in the Philippines is made with crocodile eggs
Sweet Spot's artisan ice cream uses crocodile eggs instead of hen eggs together with the more usual ingredients of milk, cream, sugar and flavourings. 
The owners of Sweet Spot, Dino and Bianca Raread more

Spanish dog gives birth to bright green puppies

A pair of dog breeders in Spain have spoken of their shock after one of their dogs gave birth to a litter of pups – two of which were born with bright green coats.
The puppies were born on 3 June, but unlike the rest of the litter, had a visible green tinge to their coat.
Both puppies were weaker than the rest of the litter and the female died shortly after birth, Aida Vallelado Molina, 27, who breeds hunting dogs with her father in the town of Laguna de Duero, toldThe Local. The other, a male, is alive but is still weak and is losing his pigmentation.
"I thought the puppies were dirty and tried to clean them, but the colour wouldn't come off," Ms Molina said.
"I couldn't believe it when I first saw them."
Daniel Valverde, a local vet, is now investigating the cause of its death and why it was born such an unusual colour and plans to conduct virological and bacteriological tests on the animalsread more

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Police solve 'axe murder' captured on Google Street View in Edinburgh

What would you do if you saw a man brandishing a pick-axe handle standing above a lifeless body in a backstreet?
Hopefully, you would call the police, as an alarmed member of the public did after seeing this scene on Google Street View.
The camera car recorded the disturbing scene from different angles as it travelled down Giles Street in Leith, Edinburgh, showing a man apparently being attacked from a distance and his assailant walking away from the scene.
But police who traced the assailant to a car repair shop in the road were relieved to discover it was a well-timed prank by two more

Weird And Wonderful New Species Discovered

A giant flying squirrel and a fish that mates head-to-head are among hundreds of new species discovered in southeast Asia.
A total of 367 new species have been documented in a report named Mysterious Mekong, by the conservation charity WWF.
Other discoveries in the Greater Mekong region in 2012-13 include a skydiving gecko, an eyeless cave-dwelling spider and a green flying frog which uses large webbed hands and feet to glide between treetops.
The new species include 290 plants, 24 fish, 21 amphibians, 28 reptiles, three mammals and one bird.
Dr Thomas Gray, manager of WWF-Greater Mekong's species programme, said: "The species discoveries affirm the Greater Mekong as one of the world's richest and most biodiverse regions.
"If we're to prevent these new species disappearing into extinction, and to keep alive the hope of finding other fascinating creatures in years to come, it's critical that governments invest in conservation and green growth strategies."read more

Daredevil jumps off 45th floor with a jetpack

It may seem like an extreme way to check-out of a hotel, but a man has jumped off the roof of the Four Seasons in Denver, Colorado with the help of jet pack.
Daredevil Nick Macomber strapped into the hydrogen- and nitrogen-powered jetpack made by Go Fast at sunrise and took off from the 45 floor, making a loop of the building and then landing safely back on the hotel roof. In total, Macomber was airborne for around 30 seconds.
Macomber’s brief journey yesterday was a test flight for a world record attempt from the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere planned for later this year.
Macomber is no stranger to jet pack travel. In 2012 he carried the Olympic torch whilst flying past the National Space Centre in more

Saturday, 7 June 2014


Picture is of a 4ton endangered White Rhino ,Kwazulu-Natel,South Afica.One of many that are relocated every year to help species surive.The Rhinos are put to sleep with a tranquiliser dart before trip.


When a zoo keeper dressed as a gorillla at Lors Parque,Tenerife to test  emergency procedures  if a primate fled enclosure.He managed to get a tranquillliser dart  when a vet thought  he was real. The dart was enoough to knock out a 28 stone gorilla  the man is in hospital recoving from a severe rection and vet is being quzzied by police.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

CNN tricked into reporting the end of the world

Better start penning your bucket list, because 'life on this planet could be extinguished in less than 30 years from now' by a giant asteroid, at least according to a news story on CNN's iReport website.
iReport is the news network's citizen journalism initiative which allows basically anyone to submit stories un-edited and un-fact-checked (seriously), though it still clearly carries the CNN masthead and attracts considerable traffic.
The article from 'iReporter' Marcus575 claimed that scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory had "detected a large object the size of Manhattan possibly on a collision course with Earth," attracting almost 200,000 views and 54,000 shares on social media.
The interest in the story came in spite of obvious signs it may not be entirely valid, including the fact that the asteroid is expected to strike Earth on "March 35, 2014".READ MORE

Alleged robber 'sent victim Facebook friend request after attack'

An optimistic robber friend requested his alleged victim on Facebook the day after he attacked her, according to police.
Riley Allen Mullins, 28, was identified by the woman as her possible attacker after she recognised him from his profile picture, the Kitsap Sun reported.
He has been charged with attacking the woman as she waited at a ferry terminal in Washington on Tuesday.
She was sitting at the Bremerton terminal listening to music through headphones when she was hit in the head from behind, authorities said.
After being struck, a man grabbed her iPod and purse and ran away. She did not recognise the man but noticed a tattoo of a triangle on his neck during the attack.
The next day, the woman received a Facebook friend request and thought she recognised the sender as the man who robbed her.
Police confirmed the Facebook account belonged to Mullins and said his picture showed the triangular neck tattoo.
The woman is not thought to have accepted his request.WHAT A IDIOT

Goat riding man riding bike caught on film in Ethiopia

Amazed onlookers could not hide their amusement when they spotted this goat seeming to hitch a ride with a cyclist.
The animal looks unconcerned, casually looking around as the man pedals alongside traffic through Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.
The video, uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday, has been viewed more than 150,000 times.
It is unclear how the goat was attached to the man but commenters have speculated that its legs were tied and it could have been on the way to a market for slaughter.
The animals are used for meat, leather and milk production in Ethiopia and almost half of the country's income comes from agriculture.