# Monday, August 31, 2009

article-1206290-060C3C3F000005DC-264_634x375A penguin called Ralph has recently been given a new wetsuit. Usually Humboldt penguins like Ralph gradually lose their feathers to be replaced by a new set. Ralph, however, lost all of his feathers in just one day leaving him at risk of severe sunburn. His wetsuit helps to protect him from the sun and allows him to do all of the things that penguins usually do.

posted on Monday, August 31, 2009 11:01:19 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Sunday, August 30, 2009

article-1206035-0608F7C5000005DC-713_634x379 This is unusual, its artwork created on dirty cars. The work is done by artist Scott Wade who creates these impressive pictures simply out of the dirt on car windows. They range from more traditional pieces based on famous works of art like this Mona Lisa he created in the back of a mini to more unusual works like the one below of a family inside a car.

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posted on Sunday, August 30, 2009 12:46:52 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Saturday, August 29, 2009

This is interesting, its a lip gloss that claims it can also help you lose weight. The lip gloss contains green tea, hoodia and caffeine and applying it is meant to energise you, curb your appetite and help you burn fat. I’m not entirely convinced, neither it appears is the lady in the article but no doubt people will be rushing out to buy it, thinking it is some sort of miracle cure. If you want some its called Burner balm and is available from HQ Hair priced at £4.95. If you have tried it, I would be interested to know what you thought so let me know by leaving a comment.

posted on Saturday, August 29, 2009 11:55:39 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Friday, August 28, 2009

Hedwig_1463690c This giant owl shaped crop circle has appeared in a field in Wiltshire. The 400ft pattern appeared overnight in the field. It is not known who is responsible for it but its certainly interesting, I wonder how you go about creating one of these.

posted on Friday, August 28, 2009 9:49:29 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

article-1207076-061688D2000005DC-439_306x564 This scary looking plant has recently been discovered in the Philippines. The plant which has been named after Sir David Attenborough grows more than 4ft long. It is able to eat prey such as mice and rats which it traps by secreting nectar. Once close enough the animals fall into a large pitcher within the plant. Unable to get out they then drown and acids in the fluid break down the remains.

posted on Friday, August 28, 2009 9:48:06 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Thursday, August 27, 2009

Many strange things have done in the name of science, this however is one of the strangest I have come across recently. A group of scientists have been looking into what would happen if zombies were to attack. They carried out a mathematical exercise and found that only frequent counter attacks would eliminate the creatures. The researchers choose to model the attack based upon classic slow moving zombies. They found that a strategy of capturing or curing the zombies would only prolong the inevitable and that peoples only hope of survival would be to deal with the zombies quickly and hit them hard and often. I’m glad this issue has been resolved, its reassuring to know that if zombies were to attack we are in fact doomed.

posted on Thursday, August 27, 2009 10:24:39 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Wednesday, August 26, 2009

article-1206893-0613B437000005DC-846_634x432 This rare albino swallow was spotted in by Steve Copsey in Rhynie, Aberdeenshire. Apparently there is a one in 18,000 chance of a bird being albino making this little guy very rare.

posted on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 9:54:27 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

I have been aware for some time that Christmas displays in shops are getting ludicrously early. This article, however, suggests that some stores are starting to sell their Christmas range now and are even considering offering Christmas items all year around. Debenhams, for example will start stocking Christmas products before the end of the month. The move comes partly to try and take advantage of the summer tourist trade but also because it is thought people are more likely to want to stagger their Christmas purchases because of the recession.

posted on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 9:47:10 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Tuesday, August 25, 2009

According to this article beer can have some health benefits when it is consumed in moderation. The article suggests that moderate amounts of beer can help strengthen women's bones. A study carried out on 1,700 women found that bone density was better in regular beer drinkers then in non drinkers. It is thought that plant hormones in the beer could the reason behind the effect. It appears beer is good for you, drink too much, however, and it can also have the opposite effect.

posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 10:14:36 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Monday, August 24, 2009

Tesco are now offering double the amount of loyalty card points in a bid to tempt more customers. According to the article sales growth at Tesco has been outpaced by its main rivals in the past year prompting the supermarket to look at new ways of retaining customers. All Clubcard holders will now receive double the amount of rewards every time they shop meaning you will now get two point for every pound you spend in store or online. I do have a Tesco Clubcard but personally I find I currently receive very little rewards and that I frequently forget to use the vouchers I receive. I wonder why Tesco don’t go the same way as Sainsbury’s and simply allow you to take the money off your shopping bill at the checkout. I find this works a lot better and means that I can save my points up for an expensive event such as Christmas to buy a few luxury items that we wouldn’t usually be able to afford.

posted on Monday, August 24, 2009 9:17:10 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback