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Parent’s Kiss: How to retrieve small things stuck up a child’s nose

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How do you get small items from inside a child’s nose, where they’ve become stuck? Beth Skwarecki,  You perfore the Parent’s Kiss:

Step 1: Use your finger to close the nostril that doesn’t have the object stuck in

Posted: 3rd, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mansplaining: Do not put wasps nests in your vagina, doctor warns

If you’re keen on vaginal rejuvenation, Canadian gynaecologist Jen Gunter says it’s best not to stuff a dried wasp’s nest up there.

Oak galls, created when wasps lay eggs, can, as it is claimed, be good for your vagina when …

Posted: 2nd, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Job advert typo fail: 8 hour what?

job advert fail

 

Spotter: Reddit

Posted: 1st, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rare black lion spotted in Leicestershire: panthers warned to be vigilant

A Black Panther is loose in British woods. The “beast” was spotted by a “terrified mum”. She was left “paralysed with fear”. Emma Adam, 29, is quoted in the Star: “Now I’m scared to even leave the house.”

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Posted: 1st, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Burqa Babes: Daily Telegraph identifies jihadi bride of the month

Working on the Telegraph’s picture desk is a skilled task. To illustrate the story that “British jihadi brides are returning home after being widowed, or being sent away by husbands preparing to make a final stand with the Islamic State …

Posted: 31st, May 2017 | In: Broadsheets, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool has the friendliest hackers in the world

To the Liverpool One Shopping Centre, England, where hackers have issued a directive: ‘we suggest you improve your security – sincerely –  your friendly neighbourhood hackers – #JFt96’.

 

hackers liverpool

 

Spotter: Reddit

Posted: 30th, May 2017 | In: Strange But True, Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mic Drop: winner declared in New York City’s Post It Wars

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When someone wrote the word “Hi” on a New York window using Post-its, two office blocks engaged in a contest. The @Postit war between @havasnyc and @harrisonandstar was on.

And the winner was clear:

 

post it notes war

post it notes war post it notes war post it notes war

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Posted: 30th, May 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Thanks to Bic even women can light a candle

 quips about this Bic fire lighter for women: “Finally my fragile female hand will be able to light a candle too!”

 

Bic sexism

 

Things to note about the pink one:

1. Miss Bic – but neither Mr …

Posted: 29th, May 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Here is a whale creating a rainbow. Enjoy.

Here is a whale creating a rainbow. Enjoy.

Here is a whale creating a rainbow. Enjoy.

 

Spotter: @ShakesTweetz

Posted: 28th, May 2017 | In: Gifs, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Didgeridoo sex act is ‘racist’

Is it culturally insensitive to use a cross as a sex aide. How about making the West making MILF – a clear reference to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front based in Mindanao, Philippines – into a comment on fancying mothers? …

Posted: 22nd, May 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


King Willem-Alexander relaxes by flying passenger jets for KLM

Should Prince William seeks another leisure pursuit or hobby he can present as a working job – an actual job – he can always work as a commercial pilot. We read in the Washington Post:

King Willem-Alexander of the

Posted: 18th, May 2017 | In: Royal Family, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


King of Thailand threatens to sue Facebook over a video of him in a small yellow crop top

Not long before he became King of Thailand, Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn was on a trip to Munich, Germany. He mooched about a shopping centre with a woman. That’s him in the natty yellow crop top, showing off the tattoos on …

Posted: 17th, May 2017 | In: Royal Family, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Sunday Sport: ‘teenage Jeremy Corbyn squashed girl’s pet rabbit with his pogo stick’

The Sunday Sport has news on Jeremy Corbyn. It might not be the current Labour Party leader. It might be a “sex dwarf”  look-alike. But someone thinks Jeremy Corbyn “squashed my sister’s bay rabbit with his …

Posted: 17th, May 2017 | In: Politicians, Strange But True, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Crocodiles eat pastor trying to walk on water at Crocodile River

To Crocodile River, Zimbabwe, where a pastor is trying to walk on water. Pastor Jonathan Mthethwa of the Saint of the last days church was unsuccessful. And is devoured by crocodiles.

“We still don’t understand how this happened because he …

Posted: 15th, May 2017 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Warning: ‘You are paddleboarding next to approximately 15 great white sharks’

To Capistrano Beach, California, where the police are issuing a warning:

“You are paddleboarding next to approximately 15 great white sharks. They are advising you exit the water in a calm manner. The sharks are as close as the surfline.”

Posted: 13th, May 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Paleobiology Database Navigator show you where to find fossils

The Paleobiology Database Navigator

 

The Paleobiology Database Navigator is a map that shows where the most fossils have been found.

Last week, an approximately 110-million-year-old fossil revealed a new species of nodosaur.

 

fossil found skin

 

 

The best-preserved dinosaur fossil ever to be found

Posted: 13th, May 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


‘A sasquatch tried to rape me’: Colorado hunter tells all

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Darrel Whitaker, 57, of Glenwood Springs in Colorado, says he was sexually assaulted by a sasquatch. He says it was attempted rape.

Darrel was at his hunting cabin when a “gorilla-like” creature dropped from a tree and punched him …

Posted: 12th, May 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Computers fines drivers for ‘parking’ in a traffic jam

Computers can be wrong. Yes, we know what the system says but it is wrong. This bit of computer knowing resulted in human beings fined £100 per carload:

Parking cameras went live at the Ashford Retail Park in Kent in

Posted: 10th, May 2017 | In: Strange But True, Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Eating more salt makes you less thirsty and burns fat

Eating salt is bad for you. So goes the message that has been hammered into us for an age. Salt improves the taste of things but a cost to your health. Eating too much salt means dying younger. But more …

Posted: 10th, May 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0