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POOL pony. The call of nature resulted in an unusual day for one horse enthusiast, who had to call in the cavalry after his horse got stuck in a swimming pool. According to reports, the rider jumped off his horse to have a cheeky wee in the bushes whilst leaving his trusty steed to wait for him unsecured. What started as a simple plan turned into a complicated rescue after the horse became spooked and jumped into a nearby swimming pool. It took a team of 11 firefighters, assisted by a group of horse experts, to calm the wet pony enough to secure it with straps and haul it out of the water to freedom and a few carrots. POOL pony.
The call of nature resulted in an unusual day for one horse enthusiast, who had to call in the cavalry after his horse got stuck in a swimming pool. According to reports, the rider jumped off his horse to have a cheeky wee in the bushes whilst leaving his trusty steed to wait for him unsecured. What started as a simple plan turned into a complicated rescue after the horse became spooked and jumped into a nearby swimming pool. It took a team of 11 firefighters, assisted by a group of horse experts, to calm the wet pony enough to secure it with straps and haul it out of the water to freedom and a few carrots.
THE natural order? The Cochrane Polar Bear Habitat in Ontario, Canada, has launched an unusual initiative to raise awareness about the plight of polar bears - a ‘people pool’ within the bears enclosure. The polar bear encounter is safer than it sounds, with the people pool and the bear pool separated by 25cm thick Plexiglass. The people pool has been designed to resemble the bears natural environment, and allows bears and people to get a long, close look at each other. Park operators are also hoping that the “encounter” will help to stimulate its bears, a hope which appears to be coming to fruition with staffers witnessing bears at times “stalking” visitors as they would do in the wild. THE natural order?
The Cochrane Polar Bear Habitat in Ontario, Canada, has launched an unusual initiative to raise awareness about the plight of polar bears – a ‘people pool’ within the bears enclosure. The polar bear encounter is safer than it sounds, with the people pool and the bear pool separated by 25cm thick Plexiglass. The people pool has been designed to resemble the bears natural environment, and allows bears and people to get a long, close look at each other. Park operators are also hoping that the “encounter” will help to stimulate its bears, a hope which appears to be coming to fruition with staffers witnessing bears at times “stalking” visitors as they would do in the wild.
SOCIAL networking gone mad. A Dutch woman has had the profile photos of all of her 152 Facebook ‘friends’ tattooed on her arm (pictured). The anonymous female has gone further by posting a video of the tattooing procedure on YouTube. “These are not all my friends - just the people I care most about,” she said. “To me it represents who I am right now and the time we live in”. To view the graphic procedure see youtube.com/pharmacydaily. SOCIAL networking gone mad.
A Dutch woman has had the profile photos of all of her 152 Facebook ‘friends’ tattooed on her arm (pictured). The anonymous female has gone further by posting a video of the tattooing procedure on YouTube. “These are not all my friends – just the people I care most about,” she said. “To me it represents who I am right now and the time we live in”.

To view the graphic procedure see youtube.com/pharmacydaily.

DANGEROUS driving. A pair of Kazakhstan nationals caught the attention of the German media recently, after they were pulled over for some rather unusual dangerous driving. According to reports, the pair were attempting to save money by transporting their newly acquired Mazda 626 in the back of their van, sideways. The men had manoeuvered the Mazda into the back of the van with the help of a few friends, using mattresses on either side to avoid the car getting scratched. Their dreams came to an end however when police pulled them over because their van had been riding very low to the ground whilst also swaying a lot. Both the van and the Mazda have since been confiscated until the pair can organise other means of transport. DANGEROUS driving.
A pair of Kazakhstan nationals caught the attention of the German media recently, after they were pulled over for some rather unusual dangerous driving. According to reports, the pair were attempting to save money by transporting their newly acquired Mazda 626 in the back of their van, sideways. The men had manoeuvered the Mazda into the back of the van with the help of a few friends, using mattresses on either side to avoid the car getting scratched. Their dreams came to an end however when police pulled them over because their van had been riding very low to the ground whilst also swaying a lot. Both the van and the Mazda have since been confiscated until the pair can organise other means of transport.
SOME people really don’t let illness interfere with their lives. A Chinese man has gained instant fame after he was photographed by another motorist driving while receiving an intravenous drip. The photographer, Zhou Tao, spotted the vehicle in the western city of Xian. “I couldn’t believe it when I saw the IV pole sticking out of the window and the driver receiving treatment,” he said. The patient has been nicknamed ‘Injection Brother,’ with internet photos receiving over 100,000 hits in just two hours. SOME people really don’t let illness interfere with their lives.
A Chinese man has gained instant fame after he was photographed by another motorist driving while receiving an intravenous drip. The photographer, Zhou Tao, spotted the vehicle in the western city of Xian. “I couldn’t believe it when I saw the IV pole sticking out of the window and the driver receiving treatment,” he said. The patient has been nicknamed ‘Injection Brother,’ with internet photos receiving over 100,000 hits in just two hours.
ARMLESS archer. An US man born without arms, Matt Stutzman, is fast becoming an Olympic favourite after beating out his able-bodied competitors for a chance to be part of archery team trials. Using his feet, head and mouth to work the bow and arrows, Stutzman says he is confident he’ll make the team and win gold, gold, gold for the USA at the London Olympics next year. ARMLESS archer.
An US man born without arms, Matt Stutzman, is fast becoming an Olympic favourite after beating out his able-bodied competitors for a chance to be part of archery team trials. Using his feet, head and mouth to work the bow and arrows, Stutzman says he is confident he’ll make the team and win gold, gold, gold for the USA at the London Olympics next year.
SOME enterprising Mexican smugglers have attempted to bypass customs officers, sniffer dogs and body pat-downs by creating a massive “medieval catapult” (pictured) to fling drugs across the US border. Police just south of Arizona have seized 23kg of marijuana and a “metal-framed catapult” complete with a massive elastic band, mounted on a trailer next to the international border fence. SOME enterprising Mexican smugglers have attempted to bypass customs officers, sniffer dogs and body pat-downs by creating a massive “medieval catapult” (pictured) to fling drugs across the US border. Police just south of Arizona have seized 23kg of marijuana and a “metal-framed catapult” complete with a massive elastic band, mounted on a trailer next to the international border fence.
SO clean you can eat off it? It seems toilet chic is the new look for restaurants in 2011. A recently opened restaurant in the Chinese province of Yunnan is proving to be onto a winner, with tourists and locals alike flocking to have a meal whilst sitting on a loo. Meals on offer include ‘toilet bowl hot pot’, ‘fried poo sticks’ and ‘excrement ice cream’. To add extra ambiance, the Modern Toilet restaurant also features urinal wall features. “We had a survey before opening, and 20% of people wanted to try it, 60% weren’t sure, while only 20% found the idea unacceptable,” said Modern Toilet owner, Xu Liang. SO clean you can eat off it?
It seems toilet chic is the new look for restaurants in 2011. A recently opened restaurant in the Chinese province of Yunnan is proving to be onto a winner, with tourists and locals alike flocking to have a meal whilst sitting on a loo. Meals on offer include ‘toilet bowl hot pot’, ‘fried poo sticks’ and ‘excrement ice cream’. To add extra ambiance, the Modern Toilet restaurant also features urinal wall features. “We had a survey before opening, and 20% of people wanted to try it, 60% weren’t sure, while only 20% found the idea unacceptable,” said Modern Toilet owner, Xu Liang.
IF you’ve had a hard day at work spare a thought for the road builders working on Shifou Mountain in China’s Hunan Province. Considered one of the most dangerous jobs on the planet, the roadbuilders are currently in the process of creating a 3.21km wooden path thousands of metres above the ground (pictured). “It’s not as dangerous as people think,” said one road builder. “You just wear the ropes, and then everything is okay,” he added. IF you’ve had a hard day at work spare a thought for the road builders working on Shifou Mountain in China’s Hunan Province. Considered one of the most dangerous jobs on the planet, the roadbuilders are currently in the process of creating a 3.21km wooden path thousands of metres above the ground (pictured). “It’s not as dangerous as people think,” said one road builder. “You just wear the ropes, and then everything is okay,” he added.
PEOPLE in need of a comforting cuddle - search no more! Inventors from the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo have created a device which can dish out the hugs - albeit with strings attached. The Sense-Roid looks like the torso of a mannequin and is covered in silicone skin, inside of which features pressure sensors. To score a hug, users need to don a special jacket with an inbuilt air compressor. Instead of literally being embraced by the torso, the air compressors react to the user embracing the mannequin and replicate the pressure of a hug. Additional vibrations in the jacket add to the effect. PEOPLE in need of a comforting cuddle – search no more!
Inventors from the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo have created a device which can dish out the hugs – albeit with strings attached. The Sense-Roid looks like the torso of a mannequin and is covered in silicone skin, inside of which features pressure sensors. To score a hug, users need to don a special jacket with an inbuilt air compressor. Instead of literally being embraced by the torso, the air compressors react to the user embracing the mannequin and replicate the pressure of a hug. Additional vibrations in the jacket add to the effect.
NOT a natural phenomenon. Scientists baffled by the sudden colour change of the Goldstream River in British Columbia, have uncovered the reason for the transformation, fluorescein. The river, a known tourist haunt because of its natural beauty, appeared to change from its usual clear colour to bright green over the course of an hour, leaving visitors to the area stunned. The colour lasted for around three hours before the river once again ran clear. Subsequent testing of the water found that fluorescein (a fluorescent tracer) had been added to the water. Fortunately no fish or animals were harmed as a result of the colourful addition. It is not yet known who dyed the river green. NOT a natural phenomenon.
Scientists baffled by the sudden colour change of the Goldstream River in British Columbia, have uncovered the reason for the transformation, fluorescein. The river, a known tourist haunt because of its natural beauty, appeared to change from its usual clear colour to bright green over the course of an hour, leaving visitors to the area stunned. The colour lasted for around three hours before the river once again ran clear. Subsequent testing of the water found that fluorescein (a fluorescent tracer) had been added to the water. Fortunately no fish or animals were harmed as a result of the colourful addition. It is not yet known who dyed the river green.
The World’s Ugliest Dog crown has been bestowed upon Yoda, a 14-year old Chinese-crested Chihuahua. Rescued from abandonment behind an apartment building by his loving owner, Yoda sports a protuding tongue and almost hairless legs. His owner told media that when she first found her beloved pooch, she thought he was a rat, however having a closer look realised it was a pup, scooped him up took him home and named him after the rather withered-looking Star Wars favourite. Other crowd pleasers in the ugly line-up included Handsome Hector, who was the 2010 Ugliest Dog runner-up and whose entrance elicited more than a few giggles from the crowd with the words: “Handsome Hector, aka Hecki, is, in his own opinion, devastatingly handsome”. The World’s Ugliest Dog crown has been bestowed upon Yoda, a 14-year old Chinese-crested Chihuahua. Rescued from abandonment behind an apartment building by his loving owner, Yoda sports a protuding tongue and almost hairless legs. His owner told media that when she first found her beloved pooch, she thought he was a rat, however having a closer look realised it was a pup, scooped him up took him home and named him after the rather withered-looking Star Wars favourite. Other crowd pleasers in the ugly line-up included Handsome Hector, who was the 2010 Ugliest Dog runner-up and whose entrance elicited more than a few giggles from the crowd with the words: “Handsome Hector, aka Hecki, is, in his own opinion, devastatingly handsome”.
HOW about this for a pithy contribution to the carbon tax debate? A TV host in China has started riding his bicycle around Guangdong in the nude (pictured). “I want to promote environmental protection and low-carbon life via an extreme but also an effective way, which is the nude body language,” explained Ou Zhihang. HOW about this for a pithy contribution to the carbon tax debate?
A TV host in China has started riding his bicycle around Guangdong in the nude (pictured). “I want to promote environmental protection and low-carbon life via an extreme but also an effective way, which is the nude body language,” explained Ou Zhihang.
THE dangers of speeding... A horse from Meppen in the province of Lower Saxony, Germany, has been busted bolting for freedom by a speed and red-light camera, after escaping from its owner’s paddock. The pony was galloping at full tilt for many kilometres before bystanders were able to stop it and lead it safely home. In defense of the horse, the camera only snapped its escapades because a nearby car was speeding. According to reports, the driver of the offending vehicle has since petitioned local authorities to withdraw the speeding fine, due to the fact that he was speeding in an attempt to avoid the wayward horse. THE dangers of speeding…
A horse from Meppen in the province of Lower Saxony, Germany, has been busted bolting for freedom by a speed and red-light camera, after escaping from its owner’s paddock. The pony was galloping at full tilt for many kilometres before bystanders were able to stop it and lead it safely home. In defense of the horse, the camera only snapped its escapades because a nearby car was speeding. According to reports, the driver of the offending vehicle has since petitioned local authorities to withdraw the speeding fine, due to the fact that he was speeding in an attempt to avoid the wayward horse.
HEALTHY exercise? A group of employees in China have pushed their boss’s car home after a long lunch. According to reports the group was left in a quandary after enjoying an elongated lunch replete with free alcohol in Changchun. It was towards the end of the excursion that the company president realised he was far too drunk to get behind the wheel of a car, a problem which was further compounded by the fact that none of his company employees had turned down the chance to drink a lot for free. Also worried by the new laws enacted in China this year, which saw drink driving listed as a hazardous crime punishable with gaol time, the company’s Vice President suggested that everyone simply push the car 4.8kms back to their boss’ home, pointing out that the exercise would be good for them all. It took them 45 mins of hard labour, singing and loud laughter to get the VW to their boss’ house, and whilst police decided not to fine them because the engine was not on, they did warn of the dangers of being drunk and pushing a car in traffic. HEALTHY exercise?
A group of employees in China have pushed their boss’s car home after a long lunch. According to reports the group was left in a quandary after enjoying an elongated lunch replete with free alcohol in Changchun. It was towards the end of the excursion that the company president realised he was far too drunk to get behind the wheel of a car, a problem which was further compounded by the fact that none of his company employees had turned down the chance to drink a lot for free. Also worried by the new laws enacted in China this year, which saw drink driving listed as a hazardous crime punishable with gaol time, the company’s Vice President suggested that everyone simply push the car 4.8kms back to their boss’ home, pointing out that the exercise would be good for them all. It took them 45 mins of hard labour, singing and loud laughter to get the VW to their boss’ house, and whilst police decided not to fine them because the engine was not on, they did warn of the dangers of being drunk and pushing a car in traffic.
ONE big headache. A 22-year old man in China has used a lifetime’s worth of luck to survive a fall and a steel pole to the skull. According to local media the man, a builder, had been working on a construction site in Quanzhou when he fell, impounding a steel pole 15 centimetres into his own skull. The 1.2cm thick pole took a whopping five hours in surgery to remove. “It’s very rare to see such a severely injured patient,” said Doctor Zhuang, who confirmed that the young builder is in a serious but stable condition. ONE big headache.
A 22-year old man in China has used a lifetime’s worth of luck to survive a fall and a steel pole to the skull. According to local media the man, a builder, had been working on a construction site in Quanzhou when he fell, impounding a steel pole 15 centimetres into his own skull. The 1.2cm thick pole took a whopping five hours in surgery to remove. “It’s very rare to see such a severely injured patient,” said Doctor Zhuang, who confirmed that the young builder is in a serious but stable condition.
A CASE for some first aid training? In what could be an attempt for a 2011 Darwin Award, Ukranian zoo owner Aleksandr Pylyshenko has moved into his lions’ den. Taking to his new home like a cat to a couch, Pylyshenko has said that during his stay he will sleep on the wooden floor with the pride, be fed his food through the bars alongside his lions, and perhaps in his most unwise move will be present for the birth of one of his lionesses’ new baby cubs. “I plan to see the cubs being born and spend some time with them but then I will move out,” he said. To capture his lion-like retreat, Pylyshenko has planted four webcams in the cage and is broadcasting his bizarre “reality show” live on the internet. As for his motivation, the stunt is aimed at raising funds for the zoo, with Pylyshenko, an aspiring artist, telling media that he will paint whilst in the cage, and sell his works to help pay the bills. A CASE for some first aid training?
In what could be an attempt for a 2011 Darwin Award, Ukranian zoo owner Aleksandr Pylyshenko has moved into his lions’ den. Taking to his new home like a cat to a couch, Pylyshenko has said that during his stay he will sleep on the wooden floor with the pride, be fed his food through the bars alongside his lions, and perhaps in his most unwise move will be present for the birth of one of his lionesses’ new baby cubs. “I plan to see the cubs being born and spend some time with them but then I will move out,” he said. To capture his lion-like retreat, Pylyshenko has planted four webcams in the cage and is broadcasting his bizarre “reality show” live on the internet. As for his motivation, the stunt is aimed at raising funds for the zoo, with Pylyshenko, an aspiring artist, telling media that he will paint whilst in the cage, and sell his works to help pay the bills.
BALL baffles brilliant brains. A massive ball of ice has members of the scientific community divided as to its origin. Found by a group of mushroom pickers in the middle of a forest in the Czech Republic, the large ball of ice was surrounded by a pool of mud, which it presumably created by melting. According to reports, there were no footprints around the ice, and no signs of how it came to rest in the middle of a forest. Some are heralding the discovery as the world’s largest hailstone, whilst other scientists have argued that it must be man-made because it is nearly impossible that it fell through the sky to the ground without breaking up. “It would have weighed tonnes - how it was moved here without a lorry is a mystery,” one local farmer told media. Despite scientific skepticism the huge frigid ball is now attracting vast amounts of interest from across the globe by UFO spotters and alien enthusiasts. BALL baffles brilliant brains.
A massive ball of ice has members of the scientific community divided as to its origin. Found by a group of mushroom pickers in the middle of a forest in the Czech Republic, the large ball of ice was surrounded by a pool of mud, which it presumably created by melting. According to reports, there were no footprints around the ice, and no signs of how it came to rest in the middle of a forest. Some are heralding the discovery as the world’s largest hailstone, whilst other scientists have argued that it must be man-made because it is nearly impossible that it fell through the sky to the ground without breaking up. “It would have weighed tonnes – how it was moved here without a lorry is a mystery,” one local farmer told media. Despite scientific skepticism the huge frigid ball is now attracting vast amounts of interest from across the globe by UFO spotters and alien enthusiasts.
A FEW science sums may have saved the day. An overly zealous truck driver, eager to deliver his quarry of sand in Bejing’s Huairou, may have saved himself a whole lot of trouble by completing a simple calculation before driving onto the Baihe Bridge. According to reports, the truck was carrying 160 tonnes of sand - 105 more than the 55 tonne rating of the bridge. After just a few metres of travel on the bridge, the driver felt a sudden shift underneath his truck, which turned out to be the bridge, buckling and caving under the weight of sand and metal. Fortunately no one was injured in the bridge collapse, however the driver was escorted from the scene for “questioning”. A FEW science sums may have saved the day.
An overly zealous truck driver, eager to deliver his quarry of sand in Bejing’s Huairou, may have saved himself a whole lot of trouble by completing a simple calculation before driving onto the Baihe Bridge. According to reports, the truck was carrying 160 tonnes of sand – 105 more than the 55 tonne rating of the bridge. After just a few metres of travel on the bridge, the driver felt a sudden shift underneath his truck, which turned out to be the bridge, buckling and caving under the weight of sand and metal. Fortunately no one was injured in the bridge collapse, however the driver was escorted from the scene for “questioning”.
ALL five food groups? A hamburger described as breakfast, lunch and dessert rolled into one is being hailed as Australia’s most unhealthy meal. Weighing in with a whopping 6000kJ, the aptly titled ‘OMG’ burger is crafted using two Krispy Kreme doughnuts serving as the bun, two beef patties, two very generous slices of cheese, two slices of bacon, and a token serve of lettuce - just to keep the doughnuts from getting soggy. Now for those of you that aren't disgusted by the OMG, but are in fact wanting to try it, it may be a long drive between feeds, with the burger only being served up at independent Brisbane fast-food outlet Chompers. Dieticians estimate that diners wanting to burn off the kilojoules from eating one of these monsters would need to run about 21 kilometres. ALL five food groups?
A hamburger described as breakfast, lunch and dessert rolled into one is being hailed as Australia’s most unhealthy meal. Weighing in with a whopping 6000kJ, the aptly titled ‘OMG’ burger is crafted using two Krispy Kreme doughnuts serving as the bun, two beef patties, two very generous slices of cheese, two slices of bacon, and a token serve of lettuce – just to keep the doughnuts from getting soggy. Now for those of you that aren’t disgusted by the OMG, but are in fact wanting to try it, it may be a long drive between feeds, with the burger only being served up at independent Brisbane fast-food outlet Chompers. Dieticians estimate that diners wanting to burn off the kilojoules from eating one of these monsters would need to run about 21 kilometres.
PERHAPS some ginseng would have focused his mind? A driver in Poland has ended up out of his depth after a supposed short-cut led him straight into a large body of water. Wojciech Lapinski was driving his 86 year old mother to a family function, when sick of traffic he ignored warnings and took a shortcut into a flooded tunnel. To add insult to injury, the flooding was caused by a busted sewage pipe, and landed Lapinski, his mother and his Toyota in three-feet of muddy coloured and stinky water. “It did put a bit of a dampener on the day,” Lapinski’s mother told rescuers. PERHAPS some ginseng would have focused his mind?
A driver in Poland has ended up out of his depth after a supposed short-cut led him straight into a large body of water. Wojciech Lapinski was driving his 86 year old mother to a family function, when sick of traffic he ignored warnings and took a shortcut into a flooded tunnel. To add insult to injury, the flooding was caused by a busted sewage pipe, and landed Lapinski, his mother and his Toyota in three-feet of muddy coloured and stinky water. “It did put a bit of a dampener on the day,” Lapinski’s mother told rescuers.
SMALL gets even smaller. A Kiwi mechanic, Lester Atherfold, has shaved a cool 2ft 8ins off his Mini in order to fit it under the bed of his motor home. The project took just three months to complete, and saw the 10ft Mini slim down to a mere 7ft 10ins via the extraction of its middle and the narrowing of its chassis. SMALL gets even smaller.
A Kiwi mechanic, Lester Atherfold, has shaved a cool 2ft 8ins off his Mini in order to fit it under the bed of his motor home. The project took just three months to complete, and saw the 10ft Mini slim down to a mere 7ft 10ins via the extraction of its middle and the narrowing of its chassis.
COMMUTERS in China are being encouraged to exercise more during their daily travels, with the installation of massive punching bags at a number of suburban railways stations in Beijing. As well as providing a way to exercise, authorities are hoping to provide delayed travellers with a way of venting their spleen, rather than abusing train staff. The bags are emblazoned with a reminder that “each year, you will spend about 1824 minutes waiting at stops. “Don’t waste time, please have a few punches on our pressure-releasing pillars,” they say. A train guard on the subway welcomed the move, saying: “As long as they’re punching them and not us, I’m happy”. COMMUTERS in China are being encouraged to exercise more during their daily travels, with the installation of massive punching bags at a number of suburban railways stations in Beijing. As well as providing a way to exercise, authorities are hoping to provide delayed travellers with a way of venting their spleen, rather than abusing train staff. The bags are emblazoned with a reminder that “each year, you will spend about 1824 minutes waiting at stops. “Don’t waste time, please have a few punches on our pressure-releasing pillars,” they say. A train guard on the subway welcomed the move, saying: “As long as they’re punching them and not us, I’m happy”.
Amcal Max in Doncaster East, Melbourne, is celebrating after being named Amcal/Amcal Max Store of the Year for the third year running. Business manager Sam Maalouf told PD that the pharmacy has a team of more than 50 staff who make sure they give every customer 100% service and advice. “We are also lucky to have such an excellent Sigma team that supports the store and makes it all happen,” he added. Pictured above last week from left: Sreedar Sreenivasan, Pharmacist/Partner; Saqif Shaams, Pharmacist; Sam Maalouf, Business Manager; Marcus Thomas, Senior Pharmacy Assistant; Kerilyn Schaller, Senior Pharmacy Assistant; Natasha Heger, Pharmacy Naturopath; and Sarah Carson, Dispensary Assistant. Amcal Max in Doncaster East, Melbourne, is celebrating after being named Amcal/Amcal Max Store of the Year for the third year running. Business manager Sam Maalouf told PD that the pharmacy has a team of more than 50 staff who make sure they give every customer 100% service and advice. “We are also lucky to have such an excellent Sigma team that supports the store and makes it all happen,” he added. Pictured above last week from left: Sreedar Sreenivasan, Pharmacist/Partner; Saqif Shaams, Pharmacist; Sam Maalouf, Business Manager; Marcus Thomas, Senior Pharmacy Assistant; Kerilyn Schaller, Senior Pharmacy Assistant; Natasha Heger, Pharmacy Naturopath; and Sarah Carson, Dispensary Assistant.
BLUSHING brides will be stocking up on Telfast if they decide to wear these special shoes. A Serbian florist says he’s flat out due to strong demand for his new range, which involves painstakingly decorating bridal shoes with real flowers (pictured). 29-year-old Nikola Mihailovic said “Every girl wants to look like a princess on her wedding day and I’ve found a great way for them to feel that way”. Mihailovic travels to every wedding personally with a small battery-powered refrigerator to keep the blossoms fresh. A number of reports quip that brides suffering from hayfever could describe the creation as made by Jimmy a-ti-Choo. BLUSHING brides will be stocking up on Telfast if they decide to wear these special shoes. A Serbian florist says he’s flat out due to strong demand for his new range, which involves painstakingly decorating bridal shoes with real flowers (pictured). 29-year-old Nikola Mihailovic said “Every girl wants to look like a princess on her wedding day and I’ve found a great way for them to feel that way”. Mihailovic travels to every wedding personally with a small battery-powered refrigerator to keep the blossoms fresh. A number of reports quip that brides suffering from hayfever could describe the creation as made by Jimmy a-ti-Choo.
SOMETHING in the water? Debate over the existence of the legendary Loch Ness monster has again ignited, with the son of the man who captured the iconic image of Nessie 50 years ago, undertaking a media campaign to convince the world the creature is real. Simon Dinsdale, a retired police detective and son of Nessie photographer, kicked off his media blitz with a candid BBC interview where he told reporters he personally saw Nessie twice. “I’m experienced at looking at evidence and I can tell you that on the balance of probabilities there is something large and unknown living in this loch,” he said. SOMETHING in the water?
Debate over the existence of the legendary Loch Ness monster has again ignited, with the son of the man who captured the iconic image of Nessie 50 years ago, undertaking a media campaign to convince the world the creature is real. Simon Dinsdale, a retired police detective and son of Nessie photographer, kicked off his media blitz with a candid BBC interview where he told reporters he personally saw Nessie twice. “I’m experienced at looking at evidence and I can tell you that on the balance of probabilities there is something large and unknown living in this loch,” he said.
ONCE in a lifetime pair. A pair of baby albino kookaburra sisters have been handed into the Eagles New Wildlife Park in Cairns, after they were found on the ground after a storm. Believed to be the only albino kookaburras in the world, the pair will now live in the park because they would not be likely to survive in the wild, given their lack of camouflage and poor eyesight. ONCE in a lifetime pair.
A pair of baby albino kookaburra sisters have been handed into the Eagles New Wildlife Park in Cairns, after they were found on the ground after a storm. Believed to be the only albino kookaburras in the world, the pair will now live in the park because they would not be likely to survive in the wild, given their lack of camouflage and poor eyesight.
A TASTY treat to send your sodium levels soaring. What could possibly be better than salty nuts to harden up arteries? How about combining salted nuts with salted meat for a match made in heaven - SPAM flavoured macadamia nuts. Where can you get this delicious TV snack PD hears you cry? Well where else but the land of cheese in a can, pretzel flavoured M&Ms and coffee flavoured Coca-Cola - the United States of America. Spotted by a PD team member on holiday in Honolulu yesterday at the Hilo Hattie Hawaiiana outlet, the SPAM flavoured Macadamia nuts are pictured below for your enjoyment. A TASTY treat to send your sodium levels soaring.
What could possibly be better than salty nuts to harden up arteries? How about combining salted nuts with salted meat for a match made in heaven – SPAM flavoured macadamia nuts. Where can you get this delicious TV snack PD hears you cry? Well where else but the land of cheese in a can, pretzel flavoured M&Ms and coffee flavoured Coca-Cola – the United States of America. Spotted by a PD team member on holiday in Honolulu yesterday at the Hilo Hattie Hawaiiana outlet, the SPAM flavoured Macadamia nuts are pictured below for your enjoyment.
MEDICAL miracle. Two Austrian teenagers have walked away from a fall which would have killed anyone else, after their car tumbled down a 900-foot precipice. According to several reports, the car landed so hard at the bottom of the valley that it folded entirely in half (see picture). The alarm was raised by a local hunter who noticed the fresh skid marks leading off the road, and then following the trail, found the car related debris scattered all the way down the sheer drop. The teens were airlifted to the hospital shortly after, with medics convinced they had sustained massive internal injuries. The pair however only suffered superficial cuts and grazes, and were released from hospital two days later. MEDICAL miracle.
Two Austrian teenagers have walked away from a fall which would have killed anyone else, after their car tumbled down a 900-foot precipice. According to several reports, the car landed so hard at the bottom of the valley that it folded entirely in half (see picture). The alarm was raised by a local hunter who noticed the fresh skid marks leading off the road, and then following the trail, found the car related debris scattered all the way down the sheer drop. The teens were airlifted to the hospital shortly after, with medics convinced they had sustained massive internal injuries. The pair however only suffered superficial cuts and grazes, and were released from hospital two days later.
PAINFUL hunt. An English tattoo enthusiast is set to buy-out his local pharmacist’s supply of Bepanthen following a massive 24-hour tattooing session to create a “Where’s Wally” scene. The massive tattoo takes up the whole of John Mosley’s back, and features 150 characters, including Darth Vader, a man carrying a sabretooth tiger, a horse and chariot, and of course, Wally. Not just for fun, the tattoo helped Mosley raise UK£2,000 for the Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in London. “It will be a talking point for years to come,” said Mosley. “People will look at my back and have fun searching around for Wally,” he added. PAINFUL hunt.
An English tattoo enthusiast is set to buy-out his local pharmacist’s supply of Bepanthen following a massive 24-hour tattooing session to create a “Where’s Wally” scene. The massive tattoo takes up the whole of John Mosley’s back, and features 150 characters, including Darth Vader, a man carrying a sabretooth tiger, a horse and chariot, and of course, Wally. Not just for fun, the tattoo helped Mosley raise UK£2,000 for the Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in London. “It will be a talking point for years to come,” said Mosley. “People will look at my back and have fun searching around for Wally,” he added.
WHEN Stingose and a Band-aid won’t help a bite... Villagers have captured one of the largest ever crocodiles in the Philippines, after a three-week hunt, sparked by concerns for their health and safety. The 6.4-metre long fresh water croc (pictured) weighed in at a massive 1,075 kilograms and was caught in Bunawan in the southern Philippines. It took 90 men to pull the reptile from the river, and plans are now in place for the monster to be the star attraction at a planned ecotourism park. WHEN Stingose and a Band-aid won’t help a bite…
Villagers have captured one of the largest ever crocodiles in the Philippines, after a three-week hunt, sparked by concerns for their health and safety. The 6.4-metre long fresh water croc (pictured) weighed in at a massive 1,075 kilograms and was caught in Bunawan in the southern Philippines. It took 90 men to pull the reptile from the river, and plans are now in place for the monster to be the star attraction at a planned ecotourism park.
EVERLASTING life... Whilst many scoff at Elvis’ seeming ability to cheat death, one fan has taken the world’s media proof of the King’s continued existence, in the form of a cloud formation The fan, Marta Gerique snapped Elvis in the sky whilst on holiday in Valencia, Spain. “It caught my attention because the sun had lightened it from behind and it was such a rare shape,” she said. “I didn’t initially see Elvis but when I got a good look at in on the screen of my Blackberry I realised it was definitely him - his hair is unmistakable,” she added. It was the perfect coup for the die-hard fan, who even wakes up with Elvis, playing Devil in Disguise via her alarm clock. EVERLASTING life…
Whilst many scoff at Elvis’ seeming ability to cheat death, one fan has taken the world’s media proof of the King’s continued existence, in the form of a cloud formation The fan, Marta Gerique snapped Elvis in the sky whilst on holiday in Valencia, Spain. “It caught my attention because the sun had lightened it from behind and it was such a rare shape,” she said. “I didn’t initially see Elvis but when I got a good look at in on the screen of my Blackberry I realised it was definitely him – his hair is unmistakable,” she added. It was the perfect coup for the die-hard fan, who even wakes up with Elvis, playing Devil in Disguise via her alarm clock.
WOULD you do this for a customer? A dedicated customer service adviser in the UK, Steve Jones, went above the call of duty last month, when he sent his own artwork to a disgruntled customer, to smooth ruffled feathers. According to reports, the unhappy customer, Bill Bennett, wrote to UK chain Marks and Spencer to request a refund after he was overcharged £3.00 for a £1.90 salmon sandwich. A few days later he was promised a gift card, which never came, so he wrote again, this time tongue in cheek asking also for a hand drawn smiling dinosaur to compensate him for the inconvenience. To his surprise within a few days a £5 gift card arrived along with a note saying “Please also find a picture of a smiling dinosaur, hand drawn. Unfortunately art was never my strong point, but I hope you will appreciate it,” from Steve Jones. Bill was so happy with Steve’s artwork that he put it on the internet, and it has since gone viral. WOULD you do this for a customer?
A dedicated customer service adviser in the UK, Steve Jones, went above the call of duty last month, when he sent his own artwork to a disgruntled customer, to smooth ruffled feathers. According to reports, the unhappy customer, Bill Bennett, wrote to UK chain Marks and Spencer to request a refund after he was overcharged £3.00 for a £1.90 salmon sandwich. A few days later he was promised a gift card, which never came, so he wrote again, this time tongue in cheek asking also for a hand drawn smiling dinosaur to compensate him for the inconvenience. To his surprise within a few days a £5 gift card arrived along with a note saying “Please also find a picture of a smiling dinosaur, hand drawn. Unfortunately art was never my strong point, but I hope you will appreciate it,” from Steve Jones. Bill was so happy with Steve’s artwork that he put it on the internet, and it has since gone viral.
THE price of looking good. A 56-year old Chinese man, Zhang Nan, has ended up in hospital after a home beauty treatment went awfully wrong. The procedure involved swimming with live eels, which Nan was told would help to shave ten years off his looks as they would eat off his dead skin. To save money, Nan went to the markets, bought ten live six inch eels, got them home, popped them in a bathtub filled with water then hopped in. At first Nan enjoyed the wriggly eels eating off his skin, but after a short while he experienced a sharp stab of pain in his groin, and watched in horror as an eel began to worm up his urethra. “I tried to grab the eel to pull it out again but it was too slippery and disappeared,” he said. Nan overcame his embarrassment a few hours later when the worm didn’t reappear, and took himself to Wuhan People’s Hospital where doctors used an ultrasound to locate the wayward eel in his bladder. It took a three hour operation to remove the eel, which was deceased. Nan has now sworn off eel baths, and will instead pursue other means to retain his youth. THE price of looking good.
A 56-year old Chinese man, Zhang Nan, has ended up in hospital after a home beauty treatment went awfully wrong. The procedure involved swimming with live eels, which Nan was told would help to shave ten years off his looks as they would eat off his dead skin. To save money, Nan went to the markets, bought ten live six inch eels, got them home, popped them in a bathtub filled with water then hopped in. At first Nan enjoyed the wriggly eels eating off his skin, but after a short while he experienced a sharp stab of pain in his groin, and watched in horror as an eel began to worm up his urethra. “I tried to grab the eel to pull it out again but it was too slippery and disappeared,” he said. Nan overcame his embarrassment a few hours later when the worm didn’t reappear, and took himself to Wuhan People’s Hospital where doctors used an ultrasound to locate the wayward eel in his bladder. It took a three hour operation to remove the eel, which was deceased. Nan has now sworn off eel baths, and will instead pursue other means to retain his youth.
TOUGH pill to swallow. A thief was caught red handed after an x-ray revealed a diamond inside his stomach. The strange heist began when a British woman on holiday in Spain discovered her handbag had been stolen from the floor of a restaurant she had been eating at with a friend. Unfortunately, rather than just some sunscreen and a few dollars, the woman’s handbag was carrying a pendant with a £10,000 diamond and around £2,000 cash. Later that day four men, found to have criminal records, were stopped in a car trying to get through a routine checkpoint. An inspection of their vehicle uncovered a plethora of stolen goods, including the handbag, cash and pendant - sans jewel. Police became suspicious when one of the men put his hand to mouth and swallowed. They decided that as the diamond was missing from the pendant there was a strong possibility that it had been imbibed, and an x-ray confirmed suspicions (below). It is not known how the diamond was retrieved. TOUGH pill to swallow.
A thief was caught red handed after an x-ray revealed a diamond inside his stomach. The strange heist began when a British woman on holiday in Spain discovered her handbag had been stolen from the floor of a restaurant she had been eating at with a friend. Unfortunately, rather than just some sunscreen and a few dollars, the woman’s handbag was carrying a pendant with a £10,000 diamond and around £2,000 cash. Later that day four men, found to have criminal records, were stopped in a car trying to get through a routine checkpoint. An inspection of their vehicle uncovered a plethora of stolen goods, including the handbag, cash and pendant – sans jewel. Police became suspicious when one of the men put his hand to mouth and swallowed. They decided that as the diamond was missing from the pendant there was a strong possibility that it had been imbibed, and an x-ray confirmed suspicions (below). It is not known how the diamond was retrieved.
HOW far we’ve come! One of the first-ever walking and talking human-style robots, George, is back on his game after 45 years of standing and gathering dust in the corner of his creator’s garage. Tony Sale was 19 when he created George in 1950, using spare metal from a Wellington Bomber Plane. At the time his invention stunned his contemporaries, who had never seen a walking talking robot, however rudimentary technology stopped him from having a memory and his charm soon lost its effect, and he got stuffed into Tony’s garage . HOW far we’ve come!
One of the first-ever walking and talking human-style robots, George, is back on his game after 45 years of standing and gathering dust in the corner of his creator’s garage. Tony Sale was 19 when he created George in 1950, using spare metal from a Wellington Bomber Plane. At the time his invention stunned his contemporaries, who had never seen a walking talking robot, however rudimentary technology stopped him from having a memory and his charm soon lost its effect, and he got stuffed into Tony’s garage .
HEART attack strikes again. The notoriously anti-health conscious American eatery, the Heart Attack Grill, has launched a new promotional campaign which is likely to raise the ire of most health professionals. The promotion allows people who weigh more than 158kgs to dine in the restaurant for free. The poster-boy for the campaign is Heart Attack Grill lover Blair River who weighs in at 304kgs, and was paid around $250 an hour to make a YouTube video and model for promotional pictures. Strangely enough the Heart Attack Grill chain was founded by former nutritionist and Jenny Craig weight loss clinic manager, Jon Basso. The Grill features waitresses in hospital gowns, serving calorie rich foods and beverages (including the Double Bypass Burger) and after finishing, guests can opt to be wheel-chaired out to their car instead of walking. HEART attack strikes again.
The notoriously anti-health conscious American eatery, the Heart Attack Grill, has launched a new promotional campaign which is likely to raise the ire of most health professionals. The promotion allows people who weigh more than 158kgs to dine in the restaurant for free. The poster-boy for the campaign is Heart Attack Grill lover Blair River who weighs in at 304kgs, and was paid around $250 an hour to make a YouTube video and model for promotional pictures. Strangely enough the Heart Attack Grill chain was founded by former nutritionist and Jenny Craig weight loss clinic manager, Jon Basso. The Grill features waitresses in hospital gowns, serving calorie rich foods and beverages (including the Double Bypass Burger) and after finishing, guests can opt to be wheel-chaired out to their car instead of walking.
HEADS, shoulders, toes and fingers. Doctors at Zhengzhou Hospital, in the Chinese Henan Province, have managed to save a nine-year old girl’s hand, by grafting it onto her shin. Ming Li was walking to school three months ago when she was run over by a tractor, an event which left her with a severed arm. On arrival at the hospital doctors determined that with the arm in the condition that it was, it would have been impossible to reattach it in the right spot. As such they grafted it onto her right calf, and let it heal for three months, before detaching it again, and reattaching it in its original location. According to doctors Li’s recovery is going well, with colour returning to the limb. Not out of the woods just yet, Li still needs two more operations, one to improve the functionality of her hand, and the other to improve the look of her scars. HEADS, shoulders, toes and fingers.
Doctors at Zhengzhou Hospital, in the Chinese Henan Province, have managed to save a nine-year old girl’s hand, by grafting it onto her shin. Ming Li was walking to school three months ago when she was run over by a tractor, an event which left her with a severed arm. On arrival at the hospital doctors determined that with the arm in the condition that it was, it would have been impossible to reattach it in the right spot. As such they grafted it onto her right calf, and let it heal for three months, before detaching it again, and reattaching it in its original location. According to doctors Li’s recovery is going well, with colour returning to the limb. Not out of the woods just yet, Li still needs two more operations, one to improve the functionality of her hand, and the other to improve the look of her scars.
LOTS of sunscreen will be needed by people who camp in these tents. A French designer has come up with a new type of see-through ‘bubble tent’ which he says is designed to get people as close to nature as possible. Pierre Stephane Dumas described the ‘Bubble Tree’ creations as “unusual huts for unusual nights” - allowing people to really see what’s happening in the environment around them. “I designed this eccentric shelter with the aim of offering an unusual experience under the stars while keeping all the comfort of a bedroom suite,” he said. The so-called CristalBubble (pictured) is fully see-through, but don’t worry - there’s another variant with opaque walls but still a clear ceiling for less exhibitionist campers. LOTS of sunscreen will be needed by people who camp in these tents.
A French designer has come up with a new type of see-through ‘bubble tent’ which he says is designed to get people as close to nature as possible. Pierre Stephane Dumas described the ‘Bubble Tree’ creations as “unusual huts for unusual nights” – allowing people to really see what’s happening in the environment around them. “I designed this eccentric shelter with the aim of offering an unusual experience under the stars while keeping all the comfort of a bedroom suite,” he said. The so-called CristalBubble (pictured) is fully see-through, but don’t worry – there’s another variant with opaque walls but still a clear ceiling for less exhibitionist campers.
PRICELINE hits the books. Priceline and Sally Hansen have together set a new Guinness World Record for the most nails filed and varnished in eight hours. Yesterday 100 manicurists, armed with files, polishes, cotton buds and handcream, set up at Sydney’s Martin Place, and took care of 25,720 fingernails during a total 2,572 mini-manicures. Each mini-mani took around 12 minutes to complete, during which time women received a file, base coat, two coats of varnish and a top coat, whilst men received a file and a buff to shine. Whilst garnering a lot of attention, the stunt also helped raise more than $20,000 for the cancer support charity Look Good...Feel Better. For every manicure Sally Hansen donated $5, whilst Priceline offered free in-store manicures for a donation. PRICELINE hits the books.
Priceline and Sally Hansen have together set a new Guinness World Record for the most nails filed and varnished in eight hours. Yesterday 100 manicurists, armed with files, polishes, cotton buds and handcream, set up at Sydney’s Martin Place, and took care of 25,720 fingernails during a total 2,572 mini-manicures. Each mini-mani took around 12 minutes to complete, during which time women received a file, base coat, two coats of varnish and a top coat, whilst men received a file and a buff to shine. Whilst garnering a lot of attention, the stunt also helped raise more than $20,000 for the cancer support charity Look Good…Feel Better. For every manicure Sally Hansen donated $5, whilst Priceline offered free in-store manicures for a donation.
ANGLING for an ER visit. A pair of anglers have found themselves on the wrong end of the fishing line, after one hooked the other in the face. The men were fishing off the coast of Poland, when after joking about catching nothing during the trip, Bogdan Symanski felt a fiery pain in his cheek. “[My friend] had put out one last cast and there was this sudden tug on my mouth and then blinding pain,” he said. “There was blood everywhere, maybe if I’d kept my big mouth shut he would have missed me,” he added. A rescue boat took no time reaching the pair, quickly removing the hook and stemming the significant blood flow. “He was lucky it wasn’t a few inches higher or it would’ve taken his eye out,” said rescue medic Piotr Kroczynski. ANGLING for an ER visit.
A pair of anglers have found themselves on the wrong end of the fishing line, after one hooked the other in the face. The men were fishing off the coast of Poland, when after joking about catching nothing during the trip, Bogdan Symanski felt a fiery pain in his cheek. “[My friend] had put out one last cast and there was this sudden tug on my mouth and then blinding pain,” he said. “There was blood everywhere, maybe if I’d kept my big mouth shut he would have missed me,” he added. A rescue boat took no time reaching the pair, quickly removing the hook and stemming the significant blood flow. “He was lucky it wasn’t a few inches higher or it would’ve taken his eye out,” said rescue medic Piotr Kroczynski.
WHAT’S health compared to free admission? Two visitors to Zhonghau Castle in China have been hospitalised after trying to scale its 70ft walls to avoid the $5 admission fee. According to reports, the tourists were trying to emulate the same feat successfully undertaken by local woman Ma Jei, who had stunned onlookers with her nimble climb earlier in the day. According to Jei, she has visited the castle often since her early childhood and had always avoided paying admission by simply climbing in. “She ran up the wall like a goat and made it look easy,” said one stunned onlooker. WHAT’S health compared to free admission?
Two visitors to Zhonghau Castle in China have been hospitalised after trying to scale its 70ft walls to avoid the $5 admission fee. According to reports, the tourists were trying to emulate the same feat successfully undertaken by local woman Ma Jei, who had stunned onlookers with her nimble climb earlier in the day. According to Jei, she has visited the castle often since her early childhood and had always avoided paying admission by simply climbing in. “She ran up the wall like a goat and made it look easy,” said one stunned onlooker.
MAN of steel becomes plastic man. A 35 year old Filipino man, Herbert Chavez, has spent the last decade in and out of plastic surgeons theatres, sculpting his face and body to resemble his comic book hero Superman. So far Chavaz has undergone chin augmentation, to give him Superman’s cleft chin, rhinoplasty to emulate Christopher Reeves’ nose, silicone injections to shape his lips, and thigh implants to make his legs appear more muscular. “I have been a life-long fan of Superman after being given the costume when I was a child,” Chavez told local media. “As I am only 5ft 6 and Superman is 6ft 2 I wouldn’t rule out surgery to make me taller,” he added. MAN of steel becomes plastic man.
A 35 year old Filipino man, Herbert Chavez, has spent the last decade in and out of plastic surgeons theatres, sculpting his face and body to resemble his comic book hero Superman. So far Chavaz has undergone chin augmentation, to give him Superman’s cleft chin, rhinoplasty to emulate Christopher Reeves’ nose, silicone injections to shape his lips, and thigh implants to make his legs appear more muscular. “I have been a life-long fan of Superman after being given the costume when I was a child,” Chavez told local media. “As I am only 5ft 6 and Superman is 6ft 2 I wouldn’t rule out surgery to make me taller,” he added.
ONLY in Japan. Lingerie maker Triumph has unveiled a special brassiere in Tokyo which aims to provide a big lift - both for busts and the country’s tourism sector. The ‘Yokoso Japan!’ support garment (pictured below) is said to be inspired by a tour guide’s uniform, and features an in-built display to highlight attractions. It can greet visitors in English, Chinese and Korean, and incorporates in-built tour guide flags which “act as side stays, providing good support and creating an attractive bust line”. Triumph said it was “identifying and making good use of abundant tourism assets that still remain untapped in Japan”. An optional, rather risque, feature is a short skirt attached to the bustier which flips up to reveal a map of Japan. ONLY in Japan.
Lingerie maker Triumph has unveiled a special brassiere in Tokyo which aims to provide a big lift – both for busts and the country’s tourism sector. The ‘Yokoso Japan!’ support garment (pictured below) is said to be inspired by a tour guide’s uniform, and features an in-built display to highlight attractions. It can greet visitors in English, Chinese and Korean, and incorporates in-built tour guide flags which “act as side stays, providing good support and creating an attractive bust line”. Triumph said it was “identifying and making good use of abundant tourism assets that still remain untapped in Japan”. An optional, rather risque, feature is a short skirt attached to the bustier which flips up to reveal a map of Japan.
EMERGENCY crews confront Evil. A team of ambulance officers were confronted with a horrific scene of blood and gore when they responded to a call from a movie set in Toronto, Canada. According to reports, 12 actors were injured when a high platform shifted suddenly. Ambulance officers arriving at the scene found the actors covered head to foot in blood and bits, but upon closer inspection discovered that they were made up as zombies for the newest instalment in the Resident Evil film franchise. The actors themselves had only sustained injuries ranging from bruises to a broken leg. EMERGENCY crews confront Evil.
A team of ambulance officers were confronted with a horrific scene of blood and gore when they responded to a call from a movie set in Toronto, Canada. According to reports, 12 actors were injured when a high platform shifted suddenly. Ambulance officers arriving at the scene found the actors covered head to foot in blood and bits, but upon closer inspection discovered that they were made up as zombies for the newest instalment in the Resident Evil film franchise. The actors themselves had only sustained injuries ranging from bruises to a broken leg.
PHARMACIES may need to order coat racks to stock this. An inventive NZ designer has created the world’s first breathalyser jacket, which lets wearers know when they have had too much alcohol. The jacket contains a nozzle in its collar which wearers can blow into, and which then carries the air to a sensor in the jacket’s pocket for breath/alcohol analysis. From here, the results are sent to lights stitched into the jacket’s forearm which get brighter depending on how much alcohol there is in the wearers system. The lights only glow for about a minute. PHARMACIES may need to order coat racks to stock this.
An inventive NZ designer has created the world’s first breathalyser jacket, which lets wearers know when they have had too much alcohol. The jacket contains a nozzle in its collar which wearers can blow into, and which then carries the air to a sensor in the jacket’s pocket for breath/alcohol analysis. From here, the results are sent to lights stitched into the jacket’s forearm which get brighter depending on how much alcohol there is in the wearers system. The lights only glow for about a minute.
NEW meaning to having a head like a melon. A Russian artist, Dimitri Tsykalov, is surprising the art world with his human skull creations. Fashioned out of fruit using surgery favourites including axes, saws, electrical drills, scalpels, pincers and cotton wool pads, the skulls are disturbingly lifelike, and following completion are left to rot as part of the ‘art’. NEW meaning to having a head like a melon.
A Russian artist, Dimitri Tsykalov, is surprising the art world with his human skull creations. Fashioned out of fruit using surgery favourites including axes, saws, electrical drills, scalpels, pincers and cotton wool pads, the skulls are disturbingly lifelike, and following completion are left to rot as part of the ‘art’.
NATURE vs nurture.Scientists, vets, zoologists and animal experts are banding together in the South American nation of Uruguay, to help rear a baby La Plata dolphin found abandoned with its umbilical cord still attached. The infant was discovered by three boys at Playa Verde beach with net marks on its body, meaning its mum had most likely been caught by fishermen moments after giving birth. The orphaned dolphin was quickly scooped up by the quick thinking trio and taken to the wildlife rescue centre SOS Rescate Fauna Marina. The baby, named Nipper, has since been given round the clock care including feeding with a tasty mix of fish, cream, cereal, water, vitamins and oral rehydration salts, and is now strong enough to be taken out for swims in the sea. Scientists and vets hope that when Nipper is strong enough they will be able to integrate him with a local wild pod of dolphins. NATURE vs nurture.
Scientists, vets, zoologists and animal experts are banding together in the South American nation of Uruguay, to help rear a baby La Plata dolphin found abandoned with its umbilical cord still attached. The infant was discovered by three boys at Playa Verde beach with net marks on its body, meaning its mum had most likely been caught by fishermen moments after giving birth. The orphaned dolphin was quickly scooped up by the quick thinking trio and taken to the wildlife rescue centre SOS Rescate Fauna Marina. The baby, named Nipper, has since been given round the clock care including feeding with a tasty mix of fish, cream, cereal, water, vitamins and oral rehydration salts, and is now strong enough to be taken out for swims in the sea. Scientists and vets hope that when Nipper is strong enough they will be able to integrate him with a local wild pod of dolphins.
BEAUTIFUL picture of mortality. Workmen in the Italian city of Modena have unearthed a pair of 1,500 year old skeletons, who appear to have been buried holding hands. According to scientists and archeologists, the pair are most likely to have been some form of nobility, as they appear to have been buried in a joint tomb inside a palace towards the end of the Roman Empire. Very little else is known about the origin and identity of the couple. “It is a very touching scene and very rare,” said one scientist upon sighting the remains. BEAUTIFUL picture of mortality.
Workmen in the Italian city of Modena have unearthed a pair of 1,500 year old skeletons, who appear to have been buried holding hands. According to scientists and archeologists, the pair are most likely to have been some form of nobility, as they appear to have been buried in a joint tomb inside a palace towards the end of the Roman Empire. Very little else is known about the origin and identity of the couple. “It is a very touching scene and very rare,” said one scientist upon sighting the remains.
MEDICAL miracle. A litter of extremely rare white tiger cubs has been delivered at Kameltheaters Kernhof zoo in Austria, in what scientists and animal experts are calling nothing short of a miracle. “White Bengal tigers are very rare and usually arrive as single cubs,” said a zoo spokesperson. “To have three in one litter is amazing,” the spokesperson added. Not only lucky for the zoo and for the prospects of the species and its dwindling numbers, but the three zoo births are a very lucky occasion for the cubs themselves as they would have been unlikely to survive in the wild due to their albino colouring. MEDICAL miracle.
A litter of extremely rare white tiger cubs has been delivered at Kameltheaters Kernhof zoo in Austria, in what scientists and animal experts are calling nothing short of a miracle. “White Bengal tigers are very rare and usually arrive as single cubs,” said a zoo spokesperson. “To have three in one litter is amazing,” the spokesperson added. Not only lucky for the zoo and for the prospects of the species and its dwindling numbers, but the three zoo births are a very lucky occasion for the cubs themselves as they would have been unlikely to survive in the wild due to their albino colouring.