# Thursday, June 07, 2007
A truck driver managed to drive four miles along a motorway with a man in a wheelchair stuck to the front of his lorry. The wheelchair with its passenger became stuck to the front grille of the truck when it stopped for gas. The truck driver then drove off at speeds of around 50 mph and was pulled over by the police four miles later to be told there was a man in a wheelchair stuck to his truck. The man in the wheelchair was not hurt but he did spill the soda he had been drinking.

posted on Thursday, June 07, 2007 5:10:13 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

You would expect the police to be very aware of simple security measures such as locking doors and windows but it seems not all policemen are. A police station in Northern Ireland was burgled after police officers went on patrol and left the windows unlocked and the alarm switched off. Great security guys.

posted on Thursday, June 07, 2007 3:16:25 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [1] Trackback

Apparently if you want to lose weight a greek diet could be the key. A study showed that a typical meal in Greece contained the least calories when compared to other holiday destinations. I don't know about that, but when I went to Greece the food was no nice I had second helpings of everything.

posted on Thursday, June 07, 2007 10:23:49 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

If like me you live near an airport, in my case its Heathrow, you might be interested in the new website just launched by BAA. Covering Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted it allows people to see which flights fly over a particular area. So now when a plane flies over your house at six a clock in the morning or disrupts a peaceful day in the garden you can use this handy website to see exactly what plane it is and even how high its flying.

posted on Thursday, June 07, 2007 10:13:17 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Wednesday, June 06, 2007

When I got my bread maker around six years ago I thought at the time it would be one of those gadgets that you use a few times and then it gets pushed to the back of the cupboard. During the first two or three years we used it to make all of our bread and never purchased any bread in the supermarket. Whilst we don't use it quite that often more, preferring to only make fresh bread at the weekends, it still gets put to regular use in the making of pizza dough. I like the fact that its so easy. Just put the flour, yeast, salt, sugar and water into the bread maker and leave it whilst you do something else. After an hour or so, you have perfect pizza dough. Then just add the toppings of your choice. I added tomato, mozzarella, red peppers and pepperoni to mine. Pictured here is the result before I put it the oven. When this bread maker eventually dies I will be sure to replace it. Certainly a gadget I can't do without.

posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 6:59:55 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [2] Trackback

This cool purple frog is one of 24 new species just discovered in Suriname in South America. Scientists also discovered four other species of frogs, six new fish, twelve new beetles and an ant.

posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 1:24:47 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

Mobile phones with cow ringtones are being used to lure leopards away from human settlements in India. Forest guards have downloaded animal ringtones for their mobile phones which they then attach to loudspeakers behind a cage. The leopard attracted by the sound of mooing then gets trapped inside when it comes looking for its lunch. The trapped leopards are all released back into the forest.

posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 11:38:04 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Tuesday, June 05, 2007

It seems when there is a full moon there are more violent incidents reported. That's according to the Sussex police force who have started putting more police officers on the street of Brighton when there is a full moon because of the sharp rise in trouble reported. It appears that lunar gravity encourages people out when there is a full moon. There have been no reports of anyone turning into wolves yet though.

posted on Tuesday, June 05, 2007 6:39:39 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

If you think the rivers are polluted in UK you might be shocked by this picture. The river Citarum in West Java seems to be more rubbish than river. The river that provides the main source of drinking water for cities such as Jakarta is polluted with rotting rubbish from the homes and factories surrounding it. In fact the river is so polluted there are fears that the hydropower stations in the area may start corroding. Not only that, pollution here is likely to double by 2025.

posted on Tuesday, June 05, 2007 4:27:09 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

These cute little pigs have be creating works of art which are currently selling for £16 each. They live at Pennywell Farm in Devon.

posted on Tuesday, June 05, 2007 2:17:58 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

A man in the Philippines has apparently been shot dead because he was singing out of tune in a karaoke bar. A slightly extreme reaction but a warning to all those that decide to try karaoke... it can kill you.

posted on Tuesday, June 05, 2007 10:53:42 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Monday, June 04, 2007

I read this article about animals that have managed to get their heads stuck in things. From cans to walls, some animals don't learn from mistakes.

Cat in a tin.

posted on Monday, June 04, 2007 8:52:37 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

I read this interesting article on Web Worker Daily about the nine best practices for working from home. I can identify with most of the nine points. As someone who works from home most of the time I find that I regularly work until late at night, just because my computer is so close. Its also difficult to switch off at weekends and I tend to find that all my time is spent working. The article also highlights the problem that friends and relatives often assume you not busy just because you are at home. Once again I find that some of friends tend to assume its ok to pop round in the afternoon and although it is nice to them it does usually mean I have work all evening to make up the lost time. Its clear to me from reading the article I still have to find the balance between my work and my personal life.

posted on Monday, June 04, 2007 5:46:27 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

Lucy the cat managed to survive for seven weeks trapped under the floorboards. Its thought that she survived by licking condensation from pipes to obtain water.

posted on Monday, June 04, 2007 12:10:59 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

I found this interesting website where a guy has managed to attach a camera to his cat. The camera is set to take a picture every two minutes so by the end of the day he has a picture diary of what the cat has been up to during the day. Very interesting I must try this with my cats.

posted on Monday, June 04, 2007 11:28:51 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

I came across this article about a cat that has apparently grown wings. I'm not sure how authentic the picture is but it's still quite cool.

posted on Monday, June 04, 2007 11:03:42 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Sunday, June 03, 2007

We had to break into our house yesterday after Rory lost his key. This involved us having to force open a small window so we could open a larger window from the outside. Rory then crawled through the larger window to open the door from the inside. It amazed me that someone of Rory's size could fit through the window but he managed it. Rory later found the key in his pocket so it was all for nothing in the end.

It did however, make me think about security. You naturally think your house is very secure but when you can break into your own house within 20 minutes it makes you wonder how long it would take a burglar to do it. It’s certainly the last time I leave the house unattended with even the smallest window open. Next time we lock ourselves out, we will have to call a lock smith as there will be no open windows to crawl through.

posted on Sunday, June 03, 2007 2:16:31 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [1] Trackback

If you are planning a trip to Ireland and like me find it hard to survive with no internet access you might want to visit Carlow. A project run by the council in partnership with E-net has introduced 24 hour wireless access to all of its main streets making it one of the first towns in the EU to offer open air web access.

posted on Sunday, June 03, 2007 11:40:32 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

A man in California has broken the world record for hot dog eating after managing to eat a record 59 hot dogs in only 12 minutes. Amazing.

posted on Sunday, June 03, 2007 11:35:13 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Saturday, June 02, 2007

The European Commission is looking to relax rules that currently stop farmers feeding animals on the carcasses of other animals. This practice was stopped seven years ago because of the links with BSE and the fact that it was widely spread by feeding the remains of infected cows to other cattle. Apparently the commission is going to investigate the safety of feeding pig meal to chickens and vice versa. The reason they want to reintroduce the practice is to save money, it is cheaper to feed farm animals on the remains of other animals rather than on expensive vegetable protein. Sainsbury's and Asda have already said they will not sell livestock fed on animal by-products. I know where I will be doing my meat shopping if the ban is lifted.

posted on Saturday, June 02, 2007 12:32:37 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Friday, June 01, 2007

I read this interesting article. When rebuilding a driveway Peter William Eaves came across some crabs that had apparently lived under the concrete for 40 years with no water. A total of thirteen live crabs were found under the driveway. The strange thing about this story is that the nearest sea water is 4km away. Scientists are trying to find out how they got there and more importantly how they survived for so long.

posted on Friday, June 01, 2007 5:58:45 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

The RSPB has removed the word "cock" from its website as it has been deemed offensive. Apparently in todays society we are now unable to refer to male birds by their correct name. A cock robin must now be referred to as a male robin.

posted on Friday, June 01, 2007 1:38:14 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

We all get the stage when we need a bit more living space. For one man in India that should never be a problem. Mukesh Ambani India's richest man is building a 60 storey palace which will include a helipad, health club, a home theatre and six floors of car parking. The palace will house his 600 full time staff and his family.

posted on Friday, June 01, 2007 11:28:59 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Thursday, May 31, 2007

Its been a while since I posted any cat pictures, so here is a couple.

Willow Playing with a tape measure.

Oscar fast asleep.

posted on Thursday, May 31, 2007 1:04:16 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback