Even more extreme?
DRUNKEN MAN TRIES TO KILL SPIDER WITH A MAKESHIFT FLAMETHROWER. A DRUNKEN man accidentally set fire to his partner's front door while trying to kill a large spider with a makeshift flamethrower, a court heard.
Tony Kendrick spotted the creature when he went downstairs to get a glass of water after going to bed feeling ill.
Wearing only boxer shorts, Kendrick, who is afraid of spiders, decided to get rid of it by spraying it with deodorant.This had no effect, so he sprayed the deodorant through a flame from his lighter, – and set fire to the door. - Nottingham Post (20/04/2011)
I know which cheese I'd choose.
Justin Tunstall has produced two royal cheddars to mark the event, one called “Congratulations Wills and Kate”, the other christened “Sod the Wedding – It’s a Day Off”. The latter is selling eight times faster in his shop in Lyme Regis, Dorset. - The Telegraph (21/04/2011)
So ugly it's cute.
YOU'VE BEEN FRAMED! MARINE PREDATOR CAUGHT ON CAMERA. If he blinks, you'll likely miss him, but fortunately for one marine photographer this predator of the deep couldn't resist the lure of the photographer's lens.
Marine photographer Matt Oldfield was diving off the coast of the volcanic island of Sengeang in Indonesia when he spotted this Whitemargin Stargazer on the ocean floor. - Daily Mail (21/04/2011)
You remember me telling you about Larry, Downing Street's cat, and how his 'job' as resident mouse-catcher was in jeopardy? Well, good news - at least for Larry if not the mouse ......
LARRY CATCHES HIS FIRST MOUSE. He took his time but at last Larry the Downing Street cat has earned his money – and caught a mouse.
Larry was recruited to No 10 in February in an effort to deal with its rodent problem.
And while the four-year-old tabby rapidly won the affections of David and Samantha Cameron – and particularly their children – he appeared to lack the killer instinct.
Week after week went by with no sign of any dead rats, mice or indeed anything, birds included.
However, all that changed on Friday when Larry was seen climbing in through a window from the Downing Street garden with a .......... (I'll spare you the somewhat gory details, click on article link for more information) - Simon Walters, Mailonline (24/04/2011)
And finally, how could I have missed this one? Reported in the news last month, this may be familiar to our US blogger buddies, but I couldn't resist including it.
PLEASE NOTE: Wherever possible I Will endeavour to bring you the links to articles I have used in my Media Monday posts but this is not always possible.