13 Jun 2011



AUTOPSY TABLE STOLEN. An autopsy table, defibrillators, a security camera, a toilet seat and a car park ticket machine were just some of the items reported stolen by hospitals in Kent and Sussex.- BBC News (06/06/2011)

And talking of burglars ....

The average burglar wears trainers worth more than £100, a study into crime scene footprints has suggested. Researchers at the University of Leicester found 94% of burglars wear trainers costing up to £120 and their favourite brands were Nike, Reebok and Adidas. - The Telegraph (08/06/2011)
There's a moose loose aboot this hoose.*

SCARY INFLATABLE MOOSE INVENTED. When a big bear approaches, some people choose to quietly stroll away. To give them an extra measure of safety, Anthony Victor Saunders and Adam Warwick Bell invented what they call a 'pop-up device for deterring an attacking animal' but sadly the patent never saw the light of day. - Marc Abrahams, The Guardian (07/06/2011)

* For those of you not in the know this was a slogan used by a company to advertise Maynards Wine Gums.

Own up ....

WHO FORGOT TO LOCK THE BANK.Bank customers had to stand guard after a branch of Barclays was left unlocked for almost four hours after staff went home forgetting to lock the doors or set the alarm.Even the cashiers' service area and the route to the vault were left open to passers-by in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, on Saturday afternoon.The blunder was only noticed when a customer went into the branch to withdraw cash and found no staff present. - The Mail (07/06/2011)

Too much information?

COUPLE TWITTER ABOUT HOME BIRTH. A couple from Cardiff have shared the home birth of their baby girl with a running commentary on Twitter.
Mary Wycherley and her partner Martin Carr were followed by thousands worldwide on the social network throughout the nine-hour labour. - BBC News (08/06/2011)
You don't say, Leicester City Council admits it is ....
UNPREPARED FOR A ZOMBIE ATTACK. A worried member of the public has forced Leicester City Council to admit it is unprepared for a zombie invasion. The authority received a Freedom of Information request which said provisions to deal with an attack, often seen in horror films, were poor. - BBC News (10/06/2011)
Very eccentric and very, very rich but would you fight over the Lord Of Bath (pictured below)?

WIFELET OF BATH ARRESTEDA women suffered a suspected broken nose in a vicious fight over who would "sleep with the peer” that evening at 18th century Longleat House, a source said. Lord Bath, 79,who has been described as the country’s most eccentric aristocrat, had apparently already retired for the evening, saying ‘You sort it out, I’m going to bed’.” - Richard Savill, The Telegraph (11/06/2011)
0uch!!!! This has got to hurt .....
CORSET PIERCING CRAZE HITS NORTH EAST OF ENGLAND. FORGET tattoos, belly button rings and ear lobe stretching - the latest craze in the name of beauty is corset piercing. The weirdest fad of body modification sweeping the North involves sticking metal hoops into the skin by hand – and then threading them with ribbon to create a corset effect. - Emma King, The Sunday Sun (12/06/2011)
And to end with, two cute animal stories.

MIKHAIL, THE AMAZING YOGA BEAR. Mikhail the amazing yoga bear - who astonishes visitors every day with his incredible stretching routine. Sitting firmly on the ground, the huge grinning grizzly thrusts out his legs one at a time - just like a 'boat pose' in yoga. - Lee Moran, The Mail (10/06/2011)

BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER.  Some have been orphaned when their parents were killed, others may have fallen from their nests but now these ten tawny owls are a family at last.
Lined up in a row, they are pictured at St Tiggywinkles wildlife hospital which has carefully gathered up the birds over the last few weeks. - The Mail (10/06/2011)

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.


Kelly said...

Lots to think about here!

Like why would anyone want to steal a toilet seat or want to follow someone's birthing process (that they didn't know from Adam) on Twitter, or fight for the opportunity to sleep with that man (rich or not!)!!

Loved the photo of the little owls!!!

Heather said...

I don't think I want to know why they are fighting over the Lord of Bath. As for the corset piercing, well, I just don't know what to say about that.

Lilly said...

Why would people steal those things?! For the thrill of it I guess.
Burglars need good trainers to run away from the cops :P
How do you forget to lock a bank?!
OUCH and YUCK on the piercings!
Great finds as always Petty! :)

The Golden Eagle said...

Those are some strange things to steal!

Cute owls. :)

animewookie said...

I'll admit it...I'm completely unprepared for a zombie attack as well :o

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I will have nightmares with that piercing! However, the cute animals made me feel better. :)

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Okay, stealing an autopsy table. That is crazy! But that piercing, um... I don't know what to say. Thanks for sharing all these with us.

Suko said...

Petty, these tidbits are great. The corset piercing looks awfully painful and just awful!

kavita said...

Ouch ....corset piercing !!!Mikhail is so cute :)And so are the birds .live twits of baby birth....it is crazy .
Thanks for the Monday special...loved it.

Jenners said...

I got so freaked out by the corset piercing that I forgot everything else I was going to say!

Dizzy C said...

Oh Wow! You have some great ones today.

Corset piercing - ouch - feel sick

Yoga bear - gorgeous

Tawney Owls - again gorgeous

burglars trainers - who gets paid to do these weird surveys?

Lord Bath - so funny.


A said...

Haha. Customers guarding the bank.

Monday morning posts are so good PW:))

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

so strange things, indeed.

...oh, and that corset piercing thing sounds so awfully painful.

betty xx

Misha said...

Why would anyone steal an autopsy table?! :D
"A worried member of the public has forced Leicester City Council to admit it is unprepared for a zombie invasion."

Now I am worried too ;)

naida said...

awww...the owls are soooo cute!
I would NOT fight over the Lord Of Bath....lmbo!!!!
and that body modification is plain gross.

Monalisa said...

Pretty interesting !

Rohit Sabharwal said...

Thanks for sharing such a useful information with us. Keep writing !!! Autopsy Table