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Driver blames failed breath test on beer-battered fish

To Adams County, Wisconsin, where 76-year-old John H. Przybyla says his failed breath test is down to the beer-battered fish he’d eaten.

The judge thought it was Przybyla who was battered.

He’s been found guilty of drink … (read more)

Posted: 10th, February 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1)


Transfer balls: Manchester City and Manchester United in Neymar ‘war’

 

Transfer balls: Manchester United and Manchester City – the Sun’s “Manc Giants” – are in a 144 “transfer war” for Neymar. That’s Neymar who has stated over and over that … (read more)

Posted: 10th, February 2016 | In: Back pages, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports | Comment


James Cracknell joins Jamie Oliver’s anti-sugar eugenicists

Jamie Oliver has a sidekick in his war on cheap food and the poor. The Guardian reports:
Double Olympic gold medallist James Cracknell has joined calls for sugary drinks to be … (read more)

Posted: 10th, February 2016 | In: Celebrities, Reviews | Comment


Which ‘incredibly famous woman’ is Liam Neeson dating and does Prince Philip know?

Liam Neeson is telling The Irish Independent about his new documentary when the conversation turns to love. Six years ago Neeson lost his wife Natasha Richardson. Now he’s dating:
“I’ll send out a … (read more)

Posted: 9th, February 2016 | In: Celebrities | Comment


Man kicks elevator door open, falls down shaft, breaks legs

 

WorldNews247 says the man was upset when the the elevator button he’d pressed didn’t cause the doors to open. So he kicked the doors. They opened. He then fell though the opening … (read more)

Posted: 9th, February 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Then ultimate bath tub in a canal house in Amsterdam

 

Spotter … (read more)

Posted: 9th, February 2016 | In: Technology, The Consumer | Comment


‘Live From Nilufer’s Vagina’ – TV caption of the year

As seen on ITV’s This Morning show: “Live from Nilufer’s vagina”:

 

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Posted: 9th, February 2016 | In: TV & Radio | Comment


Kelly Brook’s naked skin is like a ‘pink fluffy coat’

Shocking news on Sun favourite Kelly Brook:

 

 

Zoom in to the news that Kelly “strips down to a pink fluffy coat”.

 

 

 

It’s nothing a good session of depilation can’t sort. … (read more)

Posted: 9th, February 2016 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids | Comment


Transfer balls: Manchester United go for Spurs boss Pochettino as Mourinho stirs

According to the Sun, Mario Pochettino “could wreck Jose Mourinho’s dream of of becoming Manchester United’s next manager”. The story that the current Spurs manager could be on his way to … (read more)

Posted: 9th, February 2016 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Beth Tweddle injured, The Jump axed and TV executives in cliff diving show

 

Former British Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle was badly injured competing on The Jump, a TV show featuring celebrities taking part in winter sports. It’s an absurd format. Watching the Winter Olympics … (read more)

Posted: 9th, February 2016 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment


Keighley sex gang: Asian rapists, white victims and biased reporting

 

How do you report on the 12 rapists who attacked a 13-year-old girl? The Daily Star puts the news on its front page: “Sex gang gets 143 years’ jail,” runs the headline. … (read more)

Posted: 9th, February 2016 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (2)


Unsure abut fracking? Mark Ruffalo is here to help you decide

Not sure what to make of fracking? Well, this should make your mind up. An American actor has been talking to the Guardian:

David Cameron is making an enormous “legacy mistake” by going … (read more)

Posted: 8th, February 2016 | In: Celebrities | Comment


The Pulp Fiction GOP debate mash-up is brilliant

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Posted: 8th, February 2016 | In: Gifs, Politicians | Comment


Lord Lucan is dead: but looking for him was fun and kept me in suncream

How journalism works: looking for fugitive toff Lord Lucan was fun for Garth Gibbs, the Daily Mirror’s man on the tropical beat. Roy Greenslade writes:
Gibbs, who died in 2011, was renowned … (read more)

Posted: 8th, February 2016 | In: Reviews | Comment


Manchester United balls: Van Gaal laughs off jourbnalists working for Jose Mourinho’s PR machine

Manchester United were denied an away win at Chelsea by an injury-time Diego Costa strike. At the post-match Press conference, a journalist asked Louis Van Gaal, Man United’s manager, about getting … (read more)

Posted: 8th, February 2016 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Chelsea fans forgets entire season

The Star has news of Vladimir Howard who “lost his entire memory” of last year’s season at Chelsea, when the Blues won the Premier League. “I can’t remember the title-winning … (read more)

Posted: 8th, February 2016 | In: Chelsea, Sports | Comment


Chris Packham collects animal poo and keeps it above his wardrobe

News is that people send BBC telly’s Chris Packham poo in the post. We’ve had a few missives like that at Anorak. We forward the keepsakes to Hollywood director John … (read more)

Posted: 8th, February 2016 | In: Celebrities | Comment


Unbiased Daily Star says owner Richard Desmond’s lottery better than National Lottery

The Daily Star leads with National Lottery news. The headline thunders: “Angry Brits Says Balls To ‘No Win’ Lottery!”

Brits are “fuming” at the long odds on winning millions on the lottery. … (read more)

Posted: 8th, February 2016 | In: Tabloids | Comment


The greatest fishing gif of all time

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Posted: 7th, February 2016 | In: Gifs, Sports | Comment


Liverpool fans leave early to miss the goals

At around 4:35 Liverpool fans began their 77th minute protest, a walk-out triggered by the £77 the club plans to charge for the best view at Anfield. (To Arsenal fans, of … (read more)

Posted: 6th, February 2016 | In: Liverpool, Sports | Comment


Censor demands ban on singing Delilah at Wales and Stoke FC matches

 

Media hungry Labour MP Chris Chris Bryant wants people to stop singing Delilah, the song made famous by Welsh crooner Tom Jones. He specifically wants us to stop singing it at … (read more)

Posted: 6th, February 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews, Sports | Comment


Nigerian astronaut lost in space needs $3m to get home – could be a scam

The Anorak Inbox features this plea: Nigerian Astronaut is lost in space needs $3Million to come home
Subject: Nigerian Astronaut Wants To Come Home
Dr. Bakare Tunde
Astronautics Project Manager
National Space Research and … (read more)

Posted: 6th, February 2016 | In: Key Posts, Money | Comments (33)


Transfer balls: China fires warning shot across Chelsea bows

Big news is that China is buying up footballers, spunking even more cash than desperate foreign-owned English clubs do on mediocre foreign talent.

The Sun leads with “The Great Haul of China”. … (read more)

Posted: 5th, February 2016 | In: Back pages, Chelsea, Sports | Comment


Newcastle United balls: Andros Townsend sees ‘fantastic players’ in a one-eyed media

Everton tonked Newcastle United 3-0 this week. One day later, the Daily Mirror has news:
Andros Townsend sat in the Newcastle home dressing room and pointed at the names on the back … (read more)

Posted: 5th, February 2016 | In: Back pages, Sports | Comment


Shoplifting suspect left puddle of urine at crime scene

Wee the people v Sutton

The thrill of shoplifting can trigger all manner of bodily ticks. In Florida, for instance, Brooke Amber Sutton, 27, allegedly left behind … (read more)

Posted: 5th, February 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment