Sunday, 9 October 2011
Saturday, 8 October 2011
Friday, 7 October 2011
AND HIS NAME ON THE OTHER SIDE…
Thursday, 6 October 2011
1. He bought Pixar from George Lucas. And it was Pixar, not Apple, which made him most of his fortune
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
I'm not sure if this is epic, or a cynical marketing ploy.Thanks to PIzaExpress, you can eat Boris Johnson's face.
Boris is flavoured with spicy beef, onions, peppers and an unruly mop of Mozzarella to mimic Boris’ famous white-blonde shag.
The Ken pizza on the other hand, doesn't seem to be as well thought out - the press release said it has a strong tomato base and is topped with avocado because he likes growing fresh veggies in his garden. Who has actually grown an avocado in the garden, ever? I bet he also likes boiled eggs and coffee, but they haven't flavoured the pizza with that.
The ‘Boris’ and ‘Ken’ pizzas will be available at PizzaExpress restaurants across London from 3 October to 17 October. Am actually dying to try one.
Tuesday, 4 October 2011
Sunday, 2 October 2011
Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Monday, 26 September 2011
Sunday, 25 September 2011
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Monday, 19 September 2011
Friday, 16 September 2011
Thursday, 8 September 2011
A woman who thought she was buying an Apple iPad 2 for the bargain price of £110 ended up buying a plank of wood with the Apple logo painted on it.
The woman bought the 'iPad 2' from two men in a car park in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The two men claimed that they had bought amount of iPad 2s for a cheap price and were selling them on.
They even reduced the price by $120 from their original price of $300, carried the box to the woman's car and gave her a (fake) receipt.
Tuesday, 6 September 2011
Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Saturday, 27 August 2011
The sweet chirping sound made by sparrows is actually the sound of male sparrows showing off and 'dissing' one another - like rappers in a rap battle."Song sharing among sparrows is actually an aggressive behaviour akin to flinging insults back and forth," said Anet Lapierre from the University of Western Ontario in Canada.
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Saturday, 20 August 2011
Friday, 19 August 2011
Think that you'd like to study big cats? Well think again. A leading researcher has dubbed researching lions as 'boring'.
A leading wildlife researcher Professor Craig Packer has dubbed researching lions 'boring'.
Professor Craig Packer and a team from the Serengeti Lion Project in Tanzania spent decades studying lions to find out whether or not lions who lived near a water source had better breeding success.
When the Professor first started to collect the data bacin in 1978 he had thought that the study would take around three years from start to finish. However, he hadn't taken in to account how little lions actually do.
"I had found lion research to be much less exciting than I'd expected," said Professor Packer. "Hours and hours of boredom punctuated by moments of sheer boredom, waiting for the lazy beasts to do something."
Luckily the team carried on their research, tracking 28 prides and more than 5000 lions throughout the years, to discover that yes, lions who live near water sources do lead longer and more successful lives.
Still like one as a pet though. I would call him Smedrick and we would ride down Oxford Circus and slay slow-walking tourists with our giant paws.
*Edit* Lions are no longer boring - I met one.
Thursday, 11 August 2011
Wednesday, 10 August 2011
Monday, 8 August 2011
Saturday, 6 August 2011
Monday, 1 August 2011
Kate 'don't call me Kate' Middleton's wedding dress has gone on display at Buckingham Palace
However, not everyone is a fan of the exhibit; the Queen is said to have described it as 'creepy'.
What I find far creepier is the fact that she's got her dead mother-in-law's engagement ring and is moving into her house. Not to mention the fact that a lot of people think she was murdered.
It's like the plot of a bad horror movie. Pretty girl from the wrong side of town, meets an upperclass guy, they fall in love, get married, turns out the engagement ring belonged to his dead mother who died under mysterious circumstances, they move into the dead woman's house and… well, it doesn't end happily ever after. Unless your idea of happy ever after is a knife in the spleen.
Ps. In my movie, Camilla totally did it.
Friday, 29 July 2011
Thursday, 28 July 2011
Two goldfish have been rescued after spending 134 days without being fed, or having their tank cleaned after an earthquake destroyed the office where they lived.
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
Five dead boar have been found in the bay of Saint-Brieuc, France, bringing the total to 31.
All of the boar were found floating in the water or washed up in the area.
The latest crop included two adults and three piglets.
The nearby beach has been closed for safety reasons after experts said that the boar could have been killed by toxic seaweed.
"We are very worried. How could we be anything other than worried when animals are being found dead?" said the mayor of Morieux, Jean-Pierre Briens.
Friday, 22 July 2011
Thursday, 21 July 2011
Normally I can't stand these sort of stories, but this one tickled me a bit.Boffins/geeks/virgins have worked out that a term at wand-waving school of sorcery Hogwarts would set you back a massive £30k per year.
So, my question is, how can the Weasley's, forever more on the brink of bankruptcy, afford to send their fire-mopped brood to the school? They'd be paying 150,000 in school fees alone, not including Bill's dragon lessons.
I know this is possibly the wrong part of the whole plot to get hung up on, but it's these little details which make the whole series unbelievable.
And just because I can, Alan Rickman. Admit it, you would…
Wednesday, 20 July 2011
Wildlife expert Chris Packham, claims pandas are not strong enough to survive on their own. He thinks the millions of pounds spent protecting them would be better spent on other animals.
“Unfortunately pandas are big and cute and they are a symbol of the World Wildlife Fund,” says Chris. “I reckon we should pull the plug. Let them go.”
Errrr… what? Aren't wildlife campaigners supposed to love and want to save all animals equally? if Packham doesn't want to save the panda - who is basically an adorable ball o' fluff, what help is there for nature's uggos such as the naked mole rat or the purple burrowing frog?
If this video is anything to go by, the germy little bastards are on their way out anyway. Soem sort of panda flu I heard…
Monday, 18 July 2011
A cross between a female zebra and a male donkey was born in China recently.
Thursday, 14 July 2011
Ariel was struck down by a virus that left him unable to walk. Since then he has had to rely on his owner Raquel for everything.
She said: “He was a perfectly normal and docile lion that slept with me until he was 10 months old.”
But, last year, after spending hours leaping and chasing balloons, Ariel started limping. He slowly got worse and, even though he had an operation, soon he was unable to move his legs.
Ariel had to leave Raquel and move into vet Livia Pereira’s house so she could look after him.
When a model in New York heard about Ariel she paid for a team of vets from Israel to go and visit him.
Each month it costs more than £7,000 to care for Ariel so Raquel has launched a campaign on Facebook to raise the money. So far more than 35,000 people have joined the Facebook page.
The campaign has brought in so much money, it could also pay for life-changing treatment.
Raquel explained that she will not give up helping her lion. “One thing we will never lose is our hope that Ariel will recover and start walking again,” she added.
Tuesday, 12 July 2011
Mila Kunis, one of the sexiest actresses in the world, is going on a date with a soldier serving in Afghanistan – after he asked her out via YouTube.
She'll accompany US Marine Sgt. Scotty Moore to a military ball in North Carolina in November when he gets back from Afghanistan.
In the video, the marine says, "Hey Mila, this is Sergeant Moore, but you can call me Scott. I just want to take a moment out of my day to invite you to the Marine Corps Ball on November 18 in Greenville, N.C., with yours truly."
Surely this is what YouTube was invented for; the low-level badgering of celebs. If I was cynical I would say, yes, go Mila, you've just netted yourself money-can't buy promotion of you latest rather mediocre film, but as she's made this guy's dream come true (especially if he gets to tit her up in the taxi home), I'll let it lie.
Anyway, it's ex-boyfriend Macauly Culkin I feel sorry for; though he is used to sitting Home Alone
When I moved to my new flat, the place came fully furnished, so I didn't have to bring anything with me. Annoying because I love my furniture - massive bed, quirky shelving system, and would rather not have stand-alone wardrobes and chest of draws.Yesterday, I was moving my wardrobe across the room, and I found a fireplace behind it.
Wednesday, 6 July 2011
Monday, 4 July 2011
Friday, 1 July 2011
I found this painting outside my house. Nothing will stop me from believing that it is a gift from heaven.
Thursday, 30 June 2011
Tonka the wombat became so depressed after Cyclone Yasi kept visitors away that he lost 20% of his bodyweight. Now that the visitors are back, he is back to full health.After staff at the Billabong Sanctuary in Townsville "forked out some serious cash" on tests and vet bills it emerged that Tonka was depressed because of a lack of cuddles from human visitors.
But now that he is back to his regular routine, meeting visitors and having his photo taken, he’s regained most of the weight, and is back to his old feisty self.
Billabong Sanctuary manager Brett Flemming said: "Tonka was hand-reared by one of our rangers and normally spends a good part of his day with people," he said.
"At Billabong he is the star. Everyone wants to visit Tonka.
"After the cyclone he missed the public - the patting, the photos, the cuddles and the endless posing for the paparazzi."
Thursday, 23 June 2011
A hospital has come under fire for giving elderly patients tambourines and maracas to use to call nurses in an emergency
Instead of an emergency button, elderly patients in the West Wing of Cardiff Royal Infirmary we given tambourines to use to call for help in an emergency.
In some of the rooms a set of maracas were also in place, in case the tambourines broke.
The hospital said that the musical instruments were introduced after patients said that they were 'too scared' to go into the day room at the hospital in case they fell over and couldn't call out for help. They staff tried to use bells, but they were too heavy for the patients to lift.
An angry relative of one of the patients told the Daily Mail: "It is ridiculous. These people are pensioners not members of the Monkees or Mick Jagger.
"Where is the dignity in asking old and frail people to bash on a tambourine if they are in trouble? It makes the NHS look like a laughing stock."
The hospital have apologised, and have promised to install a 'proper' emrgency alarm system.