Friday, 29 July 2011

Cat brings in birds' nest complete with three baby birds

This is probably the most epic thing a cat has ever dragged in; a bird's nest complete with three baby birds.

Sadly, two of the fluffy buggers (goldcrest chicks if you want to be exact) didn't make it. But the third is fighting fit and being nursed back to health by the RSPCA.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Heartwarmer: Miracle goldfish found alive six months after the New Zealand earthquake

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.

Miracle goldfish found alive six months after the New Zealand earthquake

It is thought that they survived by eating algae which had grown on the side of the tank, and possibly their friends - there had originally been six goldfish in the tank - which not only fed them, but kept the tank clean.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Toxic seaweed kills French pigs

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

Possibly the greatest thing wot I have ever found on the internet.

I can't quite get over this amazing discovery that I have made.

There is a website called where people post a list of things which they are willing to do for $5 (about £3.20).

I have already bought two amazing gems…

For $5 Damian from teen-flick Mean Girls will hold up the sign of your choice…

The sadness in his eyes shows you that he is unhappy with his fate as nothing more than a circus monkey.

But the real diamond in the rought is dancing Dror. Words cannot describe what you are about to witness. For the sum of £3.20, Dror will take his shirt off, write the slogan of your choice across his chest, and dance for thirty seconds to the music of your choice.

How could I resist? My boyfriend's birthday was coming up, laying rest to the age-old question 'what do you get for the man who has everything?'

*Edit* This video has now had over 2,000 views. I couldn't be prouder.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Bored at work, made this…

Wanted to see what my friend Zack would look like as a unicorn. Here is the result…

Thank God Harry had a trust fund - Hogwarts would set you back £30k a year

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.

And that's not including feeding and housing your owl.

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

Chris Packham says fuck the pandas

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

Heartwarmer: Stripy 'Zonkey' born in China

A cross between a female zebra and a male donkey was born in China recently.

A rare cross between a female zebra and a male donkey, known as a donkra or zonkey, was born at Xiamen Haicang Zoo in South East China. He looks like a donkey wearing striped socks.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Heartwarmer: Paralysed lion can walk again - thanks to Facebook

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

Heartwarmer: US soldier asks Mila Kunis for a date on YouTube - she says yes

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

Stuff wot I baked: Carrot cupcakes

Bite-sized versions of the old classic. carrot cake topped with cream cheese icing and walnuts. Total brownie points.

The secret fireplace aka doorway to Narnia…

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.

Couldn't have been more shocked if I had found The Stig.

Contacted the landlord whose response was 'super - do you think that it's a secret doorway to Narnia?'.

It seems to be open at the top, so going to board it up with a piece or cardboard (ala my dad's advice) then add a surround or something.

Bit freaky, but pretty cool at the same time.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Quote from my housemate…

"The female orgasm has no biological function. She should think herself lucky if she has one."

Monday, 4 July 2011

Meal worm tacos

In my other life, where I am a grown-up and am expected to act as such, I was forced to eat meal worm tacos. And before breakfast.

I look like a div in the video, but you can watch it, if you like…

Friday, 1 July 2011

A gift from above

I found this painting outside my house. Nothing will stop me from believing that it is a gift from heaven.

Made housemate grab it under the cover of nightfall and it is proudly residing in my room.

*Edit* after lengthly arguments with housemates, turns out they are right; it's not a painting of Jesus, it's raphael's School of Athens. Bit upset as I was hoping it was a biblical fable that I could use as a metaphor or a sign from above.

Wiki-ed the picture and it seems to have very little in the way of hidden meanings.