# Wednesday, July 04, 2007

If like me you have spent many evenings in the pub discussing such topics as "If a rabbit and a badger had a fight who would win?" or "How about if a tiger and a bear had a fight, who would win then?" then you will find this picture entertaining. Who will win the cat or the eagle? My money is on the eagle, it has sharper claws.

Picture from boredstop.com

posted on Wednesday, July 04, 2007 3:34:09 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

I came across this article that shows a large spider found behind a clock. The spider is actually almost as big as the clock itself. Scary. Below is a picture before the clock was removed showing the legs poking out.

posted on Wednesday, July 04, 2007 12:03:51 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [1] Trackback

Porno Pizza is a new idea created by Corey Wildeman. Anyone who orders one must be 18 and gets pornographic material inserted under the pizza. The gimmick has been created simply to try and sell more pizzas.

posted on Wednesday, July 04, 2007 11:14:56 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Tuesday, July 03, 2007

I read this article which claims the Wii is currently outselling the PS3 six to one in Japan. Its amazing that even now when you look for a Wii console most places are still out of stock and any new stock seems to be snapped up straight away. We were lucky enough to buy one a month after it was launched and I can see why its so popular. Nintendo have now sold around 2.76 million Wii consoles in Japan since its launch whilst Playstation have sold 970,270 PS3s. Playstation are promising some exciting new titles for the PS3 but for me its just too expensive. I will stick with my Wii for now.

posted on Tuesday, July 03, 2007 2:19:20 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

The US convenience store chain 7-Eleven is to transform 12 of its stores in Simpson’s style Kwik-E-Marts for a limited time. Special products will be on sale such as Buzz Cola and Squishee soft drinks. The transformation is part of a promotion for the release of the Simpson’s movie.

posted on Tuesday, July 03, 2007 12:34:34 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Monday, July 02, 2007

This viking ship has set sail for Dublin from the Danish post of Roskilde. A team of volunteers will travel on the ship as they attempt to recreate the voyages undertaken by the early Norsemen. The ship is a replica of a viking ship and was made with 300 oak trees and 7,000 nails and rivets.

posted on Monday, July 02, 2007 10:23:19 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

If you want a home with a difference then this could be for you. Bran Castle in Translyvania is now up for sale. Legend has it that Prince Vlad stayed at the castle and it has been used in many movies.

posted on Monday, July 02, 2007 6:53:12 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

Waitrose will soon be offering buffalo burgers in its supermarkets. The burgers will sold as a healthy alternative to beef. The meat is leaner and has less fat.

posted on Monday, July 02, 2007 1:39:14 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Sunday, July 01, 2007

There are some odd people about. One man in New York attacked a peacock because he claimed it was a vampire. The unfortunate peacock had wandered into a Burger King parking lot where people were feeding him. The crazed man then started to kick the creature telling people he was killing a vampire.

posted on Sunday, July 01, 2007 5:08:45 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

A man in Wisconsin has carved a replica of Mount Rushmore out of a 700 pound block of cheddar cheese. He was commissioned to make the unusual cheese sculpture by a cracker company. That’s a lot of cheese Gromit. 

posted on Sunday, July 01, 2007 12:12:46 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Saturday, June 30, 2007

A cat that disappeared in 1997 has now been reunited with her owner ten years after she went missing. Lynx turned up at an animal sanctuary 60 miles away from her home. The animal sanctuary was able to track down her owner because Lynx had been micro chipped.

posted on Saturday, June 30, 2007 3:34:54 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

This chicken is raising three ducklings as her own after the eggs were abandoned by their natural mother. The duck who laid the eggs gave up incubating them after 21 days and the hen took over. She is now busy teaching them how to be chickens including how to scratch around for food.

posted on Saturday, June 30, 2007 2:30:50 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

This odd looking fruit is a Rambutan. I came across it in Tesco the other day and thought I would try it. From Thailand it’s a rather difficult fruit to get into but once you have peeled off the spiky outer skin it’s much the same as a lychee only bigger and perhaps a little sweeter.

posted on Saturday, June 30, 2007 1:36:27 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Friday, June 29, 2007

Tesco have announced its latest step in their move towards world domination, not content with being the biggest supermarket in the UK, they have now decided to move into the property market. Their property sales service will let sellers list their homes on a Tesco website for a fee of £200. Sellers will also get a Tesco branded for sale sign to put outside their house. The idea is that the website will be for private sellers and Tesco say it will save them money and is a real alternative to instructing an agent. It will be interesting to see if there are any hidden fees when its launched.

posted on Friday, June 29, 2007 7:36:05 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

This little guy is called Eclyse. He gets his interesting colour because his father is a zebra and his mother a horse. His mother apparantly took a shine to a male zebra whilst on vacation and this is the result. What amazing markings.

posted on Friday, June 29, 2007 4:37:55 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

I came across this article which looks at how cats became domesticated. It suggests that cats actually domesticated themselves because being near people they were never short on food. The association between people and cats appears to stem from the fact that cats fed on the rodents that fed on the grain stored by people. Eventually some cats became tolerant of human contact and these cats found that rewards such a bowl of milk or a dry place to sleep came as a result of being close to people. These cats then began to breed in larger numbers because more kittens survived. The article makes for interesting reading. So basically the conclusion is my cats love me because I feed them, tell me something I didn't know.

posted on Friday, June 29, 2007 12:59:37 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

A man at a Premier Travel Inn in Tonbridge made sure he got a good breakfast for his money. He paid for the "all you can eat" breakfast which costs £7.50. After managing to eat 15 fried breakfasts, thats an amazing 30 sausages, 20 rashers of bacon, 15 fried eggs and three tins of beans, he still found room to eat six bowls of cereal.

posted on Friday, June 29, 2007 11:07:14 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

A librarian in Cheshire had a shock when she found a Black Widow in a bunch of grapes. The grapes had been purchased at a Tesco Express store which later called in the exterminators to check the premises. A Tesco representative said that finding one of these spiders is "a rare occurrence".

posted on Friday, June 29, 2007 10:35:17 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Thursday, June 28, 2007

If you read my husband's blog you will know that our wheelie bin was stolen a few months ago. Bearing this in mind I found this article interesting. A wheelie bin which belongs to Peterborough City Council apparently turned up 1,200 miles away in Bulgaria. The bin was spotted by a council employee whilst she was on holiday. She was surprised to see the council's logo clearly in place. It makes me wonder where my bin ended up. Perhaps it is also sunning itself on a beach 1000 miles away.

posted on Thursday, June 28, 2007 7:43:12 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

I read this article about five kittens that were left to die in a bin. Due to the heavy rain the bin had filled with water and the poor things were left struggling to survive as the water got higher. The weakest of the kittens had lost their fight for survival and died before anyone found them; the other three were found desperately trying to stay afloat.

It always makes me so angry to read an article like this, in my opinion if you are responsible pet owner and you don’t want any kittens, you get your cat neutered. There should be no excuse for unwanted kittens. It strikes me that some people in today’s society need may need further education before they should be allowed to own an animal. Just as there is no excuse for having unwanted kittens, there is also no excuse for treating an animal like a piece of rubbish. Kittens never stay at animal shelters for long and I’m sure the three surviving kittens will soon find a loving home, its just a shame that a callous person caused the death of their siblings with needless cruelty. 

The three surviving kittens.

posted on Thursday, June 28, 2007 5:09:58 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

Its getting to that time of year when cat owners like myself need to start thinking about flea control. Fleas can be a real nuisance especially in a multi-cat household. With four cats if one cat gets fleas, then soon the whole house is infested. I usually find that prevention is better than cure, if at all possible. I am careful to change my cats flea collars every few months and so far we have been flea free for nearly two years, fingers crossed.

However, with pets it’s inevitable you will have to deal with fleas at some point. I found this useful website called fleascontrol.com that has a flea control guide to help you get rid of annoying fleas. The website has useful tips on what remedies work such as flea collars for prevention and flea shampoo and powder for tackling the problem. It also has useful information for removing fleas from the home to try and prevent further outbreaks.

posted on Thursday, June 28, 2007 4:49:58 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

An army of rubber ducks, blue turtles and green frogs is on its way to Britain. The 29,000 plastic toys broke free from a cargo ship 15 years ago and since then have been floating around Australia, Indonesia and South America. Now they are heading here and are expected to turn up in Cornwall.

posted on Thursday, June 28, 2007 11:00:27 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Wednesday, June 27, 2007

I read this article about Aldo who is a pygmy hippo. He has just been born at a zoo in Paris and is one of only a few dozen pygmy hippos in Europe. Aldo was born as a result of a breeding program to try and increase numbers of the pygmy hippo in Europe.

posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 6:57:00 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

A group of researchers are going on an expedition to try and find Bigfoot. They will visit Michigan and meet local people who claim to have seen Bigfoot with the aim of finding out whether he does, in fact exist.

posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 2:43:26 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

I read this story about a kitten that got trapped in a toilet after it crawled inside to explore. Fire Fighters had to remove the toilet to rescue the kitten from inside the U-bend. We are always very careful to put all the toilet seats down in our house, mainly because Oscar likes to stick his paws in water and could easily fall in and get stuck. This little kitten was very lucky; I hope he learnt that toilets are not good hiding places.

posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 12:22:48 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback