# Wednesday, June 13, 2007

A gardener trimming his hedge encountered an iguana that had set up home there. Attempts are now being found to trace the rouge iguana's owner.

posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 8:57:21 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

An interesting article here from the BBC. There are 20 short clips of people smiling, all you have to do is tell whether they are fake or real. I got 18 out of 20.

posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 8:53:46 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

In a rather bizarre robbery two men assaulted another with a swordfish, after they broke into his home. The victim who lives in Queensland, Australia was left with cuts to his arms, hands and back. An odd choice of weapon but surprisingly effective, it seems.

posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 4:10:12 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

Orange have been criticised over its use of the term "unlimited" used in its advertising for broadband, because they do in fact limit customers to 40GB of monthly downloads and 1,000 minutes of calls. Whilst most customers are unlikely to use anything close to this download limit, it still seems to be false advertising to say there are no limits when they quite obviously are.

posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 3:07:23 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

A colony of bats has been found at a zoo. Not unusual, you might think, but these bats were found roosting in one of the zoo's maintenance sheds and includes 49 pipistrelle bats. It is thought to be a breeding colony.

posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 1:59:14 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Tuesday, June 12, 2007

An interesting article here on the top ten most common passwords, its worth checking this list and if you use one of them, it might be an idea to change it.

posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2007 3:12:09 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

An invasion of caterpillars has descended on the Lake District. Millions of Antler Moth caterpillars have hatched in the Helvellyn and Skiddaw areas. This only happens on such a scale every eight or years. The caterpillars are currently munching their way through the grass leaving bald patches and no food for the sheep.

posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2007 3:08:36 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

Des the cat has 26 toes, quite a few more than the average moggy which usually only has 18. Des has two extra toes on his front paws and one extra on his back paws. Thats 8 more claws he has to scratch you with.

A picture of his back paw.

posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2007 10:25:30 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Monday, June 11, 2007

If you are thinking of buying a new car you might want to check out consumerreports.org. You can select a make of car and see a crash test video of how it performs in safety tests. My car is too old to even be on the website, I guess that means its time to get a new one.

posted on Monday, June 11, 2007 1:37:51 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

A bakery has produced a new range of dog biscuits that are made with ingredients also suitable for people. That means you can sit down with dog and both enjoy a snack. According to this article Jasper the dog quite liked the new biscuits but his owner was not so convinced.

posted on Monday, June 11, 2007 10:15:56 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Sunday, June 10, 2007

I read this article about people that have managed to grow unusual plants in their gardens. A lady in Essex managed to grow a pineapple by putting the top part of a pineapple fruit in water and then planting it when it grew roots. I'm off to Tesco next week to buy myself a pineapple to try growing one myself.

posted on Sunday, June 10, 2007 1:11:43 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Saturday, June 09, 2007

A group of 200 naked and semi naked cyclists cycled through Brighton today to highlight the environmental benefits of cycling. The World Naked Bike Ride has now been running for fours years with more than 60 cities participating this year.

posted on Saturday, June 09, 2007 2:19:49 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Friday, June 08, 2007

If you are prone to allergies then is the time of year they generally start acting up. You can help prevent many allergies by investing in humidifiers, or helping healthy living with an air purifier or even using a specialised vacuum cleaner. www.bestvacuum.com specialises in all of these devices. You can buy various humidifiers that remove impurities from the air whilst also humidifying the air at the same time. Their vacuum cleaners also cover a variety of problems, I have recently purchased a Dyson animal which having four cats I find great for picking up the handfuls of fur they leave behind when they are shedding their fur during the summer.

posted on Friday, June 08, 2007 10:57:47 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

Marks and Spencer and BHS have just announced they will sell a new range of school uniforms. Whilst that in itself is not unusual, these unifroms will be made from recycled plastic which has been melted and woven into yarn. The end result is a range of fleeces, shirts, trousers and skirts that will go on sale this summer. The whole uniform will cost around £20.

posted on Friday, June 08, 2007 6:26:33 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

Its fathers day on the 17th June and if you are looking for an unusal present you might want to head down to the joke shop for one of these giant mugs. Priced at only £6.99 delivery is free anywhere within the UK.

If you are busy and don't have chance to get to the post office, why not send your fathers day card from PC2Paper. They have a wide range of card designs and can be fully customised with your own message. You can also send a your dad a letter and upload your own pictures.

posted on Friday, June 08, 2007 10:19:24 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# 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