# Friday, June 22, 2007

A golfer in Nevada managed to start a grass fire when he tried to get his ball out of the rough. When he knocked his ball into the dry grass and tried to hit it back onto the fairway, the golfer managed to hit something that created a spark and the dried grass set on fire. The fire burnt 20 acres of grass before it was put out by 50 firefighters. Thats what I call a bad at golf.

posted on Friday, June 22, 2007 7:34:07 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

My cat Lucy has a new hobby, hunting newts. We have around 50 newts in our pond at the moment and as you can see by the picture Lucy spends most of her time watching them and dipping her paws in the water to try and catch them. To date she has not actually managed to catch anything but she is very persistant.

posted on Friday, June 22, 2007 6:03:20 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

As someone who drinks quite a lot of wine I am always in need of a constant supply. I recently signed up for Virgin Wines discovery club. Basically what that means is they will send me a case of wine every quarter, based on the wines I would usually choose. If I don't like any of the selected wine then I just let them know and I don't pay for them. I also get 15% off any of the wines in the case if I want to purchase more. My first case arrives in September, so I am interested to see how the service works for me and also if their money back guarantee is as good as it seems. More updates on this to follow.

posted on Friday, June 22, 2007 4:50:07 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

There are many hazards to watch out for when going to the beach, but apparently one of the most dangerous is sand castles. In fact more people are injured in the US falling into holes in the sand caused by children building sand castles than they are by sharks. Lifeguards are now under orders to stop children digging deep holes in the sand.

posted on Friday, June 22, 2007 10:48:09 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Thursday, June 21, 2007

An interesting article here which discusses whether fish have feelings or not. It talks about the assumption that fish have very short memories which has recently been challenged by scientists ,who found fish actually have a memory span of a few months. Now, I feel really bad for keeping my poor goldfish is a bowl when I younger, it must have been really bored, no wonder fish never look very happy.

posted on Thursday, June 21, 2007 6:17:43 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

Its about time for another cute cat picture. This is Oscar (top) and his brother Ollie relaxing at home after a hard days pouncing in the garden. Cats have such a hard life, don't you feel sorry for them?

posted on Thursday, June 21, 2007 12:14:15 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

The European Space Agency is currently looking for six people to go on a trip to Mars. Well. almost, its a pretend trip to Mars but the crew will experience isolation and confinement. The experiement is being run to help scientists understand how people cope in extreme conditions.

posted on Thursday, June 21, 2007 12:09:01 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Wednesday, June 20, 2007

A suspicious looking garden gnome was apprehended by customs officials in Australia. It was found to contain several snakes and lizards that had been smuggled from Britain. It is currently illegal to bring reptiles into Australia without a licence.

posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 12:50:31 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

They have an unusal rat problem at the police department in India. Rats have been gnawing through beer cans and the caps of whisky bottles to get to the alcohol inside. The police department would usually sell the alcohol which is seized from illegal sellers in order to raise money, but due to their current rat problem are currently unable to do this. Rats under the influence have also been attacking people near the police buildings.

posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 11:07:46 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Tuesday, June 19, 2007

I threw a few dried out crusts of bread out for the birds today and a little while later went out into the garden to find my cats happily eating them. So, I provide nice premium cat food and gourmet biscuits and my cats choose to eat stale bread. Anyone watching them would think I am a terrible cat owner who starves her pets.

posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 7:11:20 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

I read this article today that suggests poor quality beef from milking cows is often been sold to customers as prime fresh cuts. The National Beef Association has written to the four big supermarkets to ask them to check that their customers are not being misled. The problem is that the meat from dairy cows tends to be tougher than prime beef and some wholesalers are selling this cheaper meat on as prime cuts to boost their profits. I'm not sure whether there is any truth is these claims but I have often brought beef from a supermarket and been disappointed by the quality, finding it rather tough and tasteless.

posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 9:57:06 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Monday, June 18, 2007

A lorry driver was jailed for dangerous driving after he was caught eating spaghetti from a pan whilst driving his lorry. The driver who is from the Netherlands was caught near Ipswich and was stopped because he was veering over the white lines because he was using his hands to hold a knife and fork while driving his 40 tonne lorry with his knees.

posted on Monday, June 18, 2007 7:57:27 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

I found this website where this guy makes suits of armour for cats and mice, I'm not quite sure why but the results are interesting. One thing is that missing from his website though is cats actually wearing the armour.

posted on Monday, June 18, 2007 2:11:54 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Sunday, June 17, 2007

Milan airport has been forced to suspend flights because there are too many hares at the airport. The hares have been getting onto the runway and causing problems as well as confusing the ground radar. The airport was closed whilst a team of experts tried to catch and locate over 80 hares.

posted on Sunday, June 17, 2007 7:24:18 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

Thousands of dogs and their owners took part this weekend in an attempt to break the world record for the biggest dog walk. The unofficial number of dogs that attended was 9,128.

posted on Sunday, June 17, 2007 3:57:51 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

This cute little guy is a rare Beal's four-eyed turtle. He recently hatched at a zoo in the US and is one of only 18 known turtles in the US. The species in danger because they are collected for use in Chinese food and medicine.

posted on Sunday, June 17, 2007 11:42:00 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [1] Trackback
# Saturday, June 16, 2007

It's very rare to get a picture of all the cats together but as you can see by the picture below feeding time is a very happy time in our house with all four cats tucking in.

posted on Saturday, June 16, 2007 12:46:13 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Friday, June 15, 2007

I have been reading about this pair of Ospreys for a few weeks now to follow their progress. A few weeks ago the male Osprey found that his mate had mated with someone else and so destroyed all the eggs. She then laid another batch which were his and the first chick hatched on Thursday. Sadly, it appears that the male Osprey has now trampled on the chick and killed it whilst trying to free himself from some fishing line. Let's hope the other eggs hatch and there are no further incidents. They really are magnificent birds and with only about 130 pairs left in Scotland, they need all the help they can get.

posted on Friday, June 15, 2007 6:04:24 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

A student has come up with an interesting idea for lolly sticks. His Plant Me Ice Lollies have a seed at one end of the stick, so when you have eaten the lolly, you just plant the stick. The seeds he uses are different types of herbs.

posted on Friday, June 15, 2007 10:31:58 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

Apparently Russian men are risking their health by drinking aftershave and cleaning agents because they contain up to 97% alcohol. The problem which seems to be getting worse is now responsible for half of all deaths in working men in Russia. Hazardous drinking (drinking excesses of bear, wine and spirits) is also a problem in Russia, but people who consume non beverage alcohol are nine times more likely to die.

posted on Friday, June 15, 2007 10:15:31 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

I read this article that claims pesticides are found in a third of all foods, at high enough levels to be harmful to the consumer. The foods tested included potatoes and apples. What I find worrying is the consumer has no way no knowing whether the food they buy contains pesticides or not. I guess the only way you can be totally sure is to grow your own.

posted on Friday, June 15, 2007 10:09:24 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback