# Thursday, April 26, 2007

In a scam in Japan thousands of sheep were sold to unsuspecting customers who thought they had brought a poodle. The scam was only uncovered after one unhappy customer noticed her dog didn’t bark or eat dog food. After an investigation it turned out her dog was in fact a sheep.

A lamb.

posted on Thursday, April 26, 2007 5:23:58 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

It’s amazing what some people think of as an emergency. Some examples on the Mets website include someone calling 999 because there was a rat in their kitchen and another who couldn’t turn a tap off. I think the most extreme example has got to be a man in Reading who reportedly called 999 because his wife was refusing to have sex with him. Obviously a life threatening emergency.

posted on Thursday, April 26, 2007 11:49:30 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

It’s getting very hard to watch any TV in our house at the moment as we have to wrestle the remote away from this vicious creature (pictured above). Ok I admit the photo is staged but he does look pretty scary.

posted on Thursday, April 26, 2007 11:19:38 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Further to my post about a man caught stealing underwear dressed as a female elf, he is now undergoing psychiatric tests to see if he is crazy. I wonder what the outcome of the tests will be.

posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 11:13:40 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

A drunk German man looking for somewhere to sleep used his cash card to enter a bank and took his horse with him.

posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 11:07:34 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Tuesday, April 24, 2007

I found this interesting website. It requires you to log in but once you do, you can view the birds in the forest and move the camera around to view different areas.

posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 2:49:21 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

Cats are always doing something funny. Today I found both Oscar and Willow in a tree. They must think they are birds.

posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 11:47:19 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

Have you experienced a drop in your US based sales? It could be down to a recent policy change made by ebay. Whereas before when you listed an item it automatically appeared on ebay.com as well, now it only appears if the US user performs an advanced search. A basic search will now only bring up US based items. You can still list on ebay.com but to do so will now incur two lots of listing fees.

posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 11:19:16 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

A useful article here including some money saving tips. Some of which I already do, like buying my groceries online but it has made me think about whether I should switch to a savings account with a better interest rate.

posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 11:10:32 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

A survey looking at the working patterns of women in men across 25 countries has found that women do work longer hours than men. Although it only amounts to an extra ten minutes a day it appears that women do an average of 250 minutes of unpaid labour, just working in the home. Men on the other hand do an average of 130 minutes of unpaid work although they tend to spend longer at the office than women. In all the survey concluded that the workload is evenly split between the sexes although it still appears to be split between traditional roles.

posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 11:02:25 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Monday, April 23, 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.

posted on Monday, April 23, 2007 2:33:06 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

It's St George's Day today, a day that I feel should be a national holiday. You can sign the petition here.

posted on Monday, April 23, 2007 9:33:13 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Sunday, April 22, 2007

Do you need your daily dose of caffeine in the morning but don't always have time to make a cup of coffee? You need this caffeinated soap. The caffeine is absorbed into the system and provides the equivalent of two cups of coffee enough to keep you awake for four hours.

posted on Sunday, April 22, 2007 12:58:12 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [1] Trackback
# Saturday, April 21, 2007

This husky had to be rescued by firefighters after he got his head stuck in a hole in a wall.

posted on Saturday, April 21, 2007 1:15:42 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [1] Trackback

I found this article about a solar powered BBQ. Basically it reflects the suns rays from the mirror onto the cooking area providing heat without smoke or flames. I'm not convinced it would work that well in the UK; it seems whenever we light a BBQ we spend most of the day sitting outside with the umbrella trying to protect the fire from the rain. Still, its an interesting idea.

posted on Saturday, April 21, 2007 1:12:28 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Friday, April 20, 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.

posted on Friday, April 20, 2007 12:11:33 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Thursday, April 19, 2007

In other duck related news. A duck called Mr Peepers managed to survive getting run over by a car after a pet shop worker saved him leaving herself with broken bones in her foot and ankle.

A hotel in Devon ended up with a family of ducks living in their swimming pool after they took a liking to the heated water.

 

posted on Thursday, April 19, 2007 3:51:55 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

Further to my post about Stumpy the four-legged duck poor Stumpy has now lost one of his legs after getting it caught in his pen. He still has one more leg than most other ducks though.

posted on Thursday, April 19, 2007 3:44:15 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

According to an article on The Daily Mail website when strawberries are treated with alcohol it boosts their cancer fighting properties. The article doesn’t say exactly how many daiquiris are needed for a beneficial effect.

posted on Thursday, April 19, 2007 10:50:53 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback