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Egg the size of a tennis ball laid by chicken in Devon

May 28, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A landscape gardener was left shell shocked after his chicken laid this giant egg – which is three times the average size. Stunned Dan Rouncefield (corr), 70, found the 5oz (140g) egg after it was laid by his seven month old bird at his home in Buckfastliegh, Devon. The average weight of an egg is…

Postcard collection of wartime sweethearts washes up on British beach

May 28, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A mysterious collection of postcards written from a young soldier to his sweetheart during World War One have washed up on a British beach. Glynis Dray, 58, spotted the collection as she strolled along the high tide line at Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. She first noticed a tattered card in the sand and began scouring the beach,…

Dyson balloon video with a lot of fans is viral internet hit

May 28, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A video of Dyson engineers using their cutting-edge bladeless fans to move a balloon around the factory has become a YouTube sensation. The video shows designers setting up an obstacle course using the company’s new bladeless ”Air Multiplier” fans. They then release a blue balloon which gets sucked through tunnels made by the fans as…

Father offers reward to find bullies who left son with brain-damage

May 28, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A devastated father is offering a £5,000 reward for information about a bullying incident which he believes left his son permanently brain-damaged. David Luckett, 52, says his 13-year-old son Ashley’s life was destroyed after he was tripped up by a group of pupils and banged his head last year. Three days after the incident the…

Teen girl gets new lungs to beat cystic fibrosis eats for first time and becomes curry addict

May 28, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A teenage girl who was fed through a tube for her whole life has finally eaten her first full meal following a double lung transplant – and discovered a craze for CURRIES. Cystic fibrosis sufferer Chloe Baker, 14, who survived for 13 years on high calorie milk, now adores munching on Chicken Tikka Masala, pilau…

long shot – golf ball lost in Devon found in Holland

May 28, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A golfer playing a round in Holland found a lost ball belonging to his friend back in Britain – who had never used the Dutch course. Stunned Basil Williams, 74, was on holiday in Utretch when he drove his ball into the rough and went in to try and find it with his son. But…

Scandal of wrongly discharged pensioner, 92, left to die in son’s arms

May 27, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A 92-year-old woman died just minutes after being wrongly discharged from hospital – after two doctors misdiagnosed bleeding in her heart as a chest infection. Frail Evelyn Jones fell unconscious in her son’s car when her heart ruptured shortly after she left hospital in the middle of a freezing night last December. Son Robin, 51,…

Simples: Alexandr the meerkat puppeteer reveals all

May 27, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

This is the man who literally pulls the strings on the ‘simples’ meerkat TV ads after he hand-built the puppets – in his shed. Puppeteer John Roberts, 58, was commissioned by an advertising agency to create a puppet model of the famous meerkat Alexandr Orlov. He built the wooden character in three days and later…

Gaydar study proves that homosexuals can spot other gay people faster

May 27, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Homosexuals really do have a ‘gaydar’ that enables them to spot other gay people, scientists have revealed. A study has discovered that gay men and women respond to detailed visual stimuli at least 40 milliseconds faster than their heterosexual counterparts. Researchers believe that this increased attention to visual detail allows homosexual people to pick up…

Traditional ‘nine-to-five’ working day is dead

May 27, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The traditional ‘nine-to-five’ working day is dead, new research has shown. Research revealed the typical employee is now at their desk by 8.28am and doesn’t head home until at least 5.29pm. It also emerged the majority of workers now only manage to squeeze in a 33 minute lunch break. One in five employees blamed pressure…