Yes, naked man on bench, that got your attention didn't it?
BEING DRIVEN MAD BY THAT ALARM? Driven to distraction by a neighbour's incessantly ringing burglar alarm, Peter Shalson climbed over the fence, smashed down the back door and blasted the alarm to bits with a machine gun.
Sadly for Shelson, the affair did not end well as, having pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm with intent to cause criminal damage, he is now awaiting sentencing.
Elsewhere, Edmund Done (67) and Jim Curtis (73) have become something close to folk heroes after they disabled a burglar alarm in an abandoned house that had been ringing for ...... 8 weeks. - Leo Benedictus.
BRITISH ART SHOW OPENS IN LONDON. (Yes, you are right) that is indeed a naked young man sitting on a park bench watching a fire go out.
Seen by some visitors to the seventh British Art Show, he will not be there all the time and most people will have to make do with looking at the bench.
The work is by Roger Hiorns, one of 39 artists chosen to take part in what is intended as a showcase of the best contemporary art from the last five years. - Mark Brown.
LARRY THE CAT HELPS WITH MOUSE PROBLEM. Prime minister David Cameron has welcomed a new resident to 10 Downing Street.
Larry (pictured blow), is the latest in a line of Downing Street cats but the first official rat-catcher since Humphrey who retired in 1997 and was recruited after a rodent was twice spotted scuttling past cameras . - 15/02/2011.
You remember last week my telling you of the train delayed because the drivers seat was wet, well, this week it's because ........
TRAIN DRIVER IS ATTACKED BY SEAGULL. The driver of the 8.15am train from Hastings to London yesterday morning was walking along the platform when a seagull flew down and struck his head. He was checked over by first-aiders following the attack and resumed his duties around 15 minutes later. - 18/02/2011.
Garden gnomes left their hide-outs to take a trip to Tyneside.
Thousands of statues crossed the Tyne Bridge to celebrate the release of the animated blockbuster Gnomeo And Juliet (previewed below.)
A spokesman said "Members of the public are invited to Give A Gnome A Home by simply picking one up and putting it in their bags and taking it home
They are no trouble at all and need very little looking after.
WIFE SUES HUSBAND despite being "happily married"
Helen Hutchinson, 46, claims her husband John reneged on an agreement to pay her £3,000 a month as manager of his dental practice.
The mother of three quit and launched legal proceedings but lost. She said: "There is absolutely no animosity between my husband and I." (Hmm, I wonder what kind of a reference he would give her?)
A bit of a grizzly bear myself, it also takes me ages to wake up and woe-betide any one who tries to wake me.
BEARS TAKE ALMOST A MONTH TO WAKE UP. Scientists have discovered that it takes bears three weeks to get back to normal after hibernation.
Bears reduce their metabolism by as much as three-quarters to conserve energy while they sleep for up to six months. They emerge in good physical condition but are grumpy and sluggish. - Richard Alleyne.
DUBBED SISTER INTERNET A Spanish nun has been kicked out by the religious order to which she has belonged for 35 years after spending too much time on the social networking site FaceBook.
Maria Jesus Galan announced on her FB page that she had been asked to leave the convent after disagreements over her online activity. - Fiona Govan.
A Mexican teenager is staging a hunger strike outside the British embassy in Mexico city in an attempt to secure an invitation to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Estibalis Chavez, 19, who is camped in a tent near the gates of the embassy, said she had not eaten for eight days and was living on just water.
"Are they going to let me die just because they wouldn't give me an invitation to the royal wedding?" Miss Chavez wrote on one of the flyers she has plastered near the entrance to the colonial-style building.
PLEASE NOTE - I Will always endeavour to bring you the links to articles I have used in my Media Monday posts but this is not always possible.