18 Jul 2011


First things first ...... Today, being the 22nd birthday of Tatters (aka Niece #1) may I take the opportunity to wish her many happy returns.

AMAIZEing ........

HARRY POTTER IMAGE CUT INTO FIELD OF MAIZEFarmer Tom Pearcy has cut two portraits of Harry Potter in his crop of maize plants in York. With some subtle differences the two images create the world's largest spot the difference competition. - The Telegraph (12/12/2011)

How ironic are these next two articles?

A fire authority boss burned down his neighbour's greenhouse after leaving hot barbecue coals near a pile of leaves.
Mr Koowaree who sits on the Kent Fire And Rescue Authority said he had sprinkled cold water on the hot coals, but had not checked they were out. His neighbour, Mr Wise said "I could see the flames going 40ft up the tree and it melted my greenhouse." - The Telegraph (12/12/2011)

PEEPING TOM CAUGHT BY HIS OWN HIDDEN CAMERA.  A peeping Tom theatre worker who spied on women getting changed into their panto costumes with a hidden camera was caught after he ­accidentally filmed himself.
 Simon Carnell, 34, covered the sound-activated device with gaffer tape, but one of the dance troupe spotted it as she searched for a plug socket, a court heard. The 31-minute film showed him adjusting the camera angle for the best view of the women, all in their 20's, in 'various stages of undress' in their Aladdin outfits. - The Mirror (14/07/2011)

Now for two of my favourite animal stories of the week, one cute, 
the other, well, weird

SHOCK FOR BABY MONKEY.Picking up a piece of nettle, this inquisitive baby rhesus monkey had no idea she was about to get stung.
As she explored her enclosure, the two month old primate reached out and placed the green 'food' into her mouth at Longleat Safari Park, Wiltshire.
At first she appeared unsure about what to do with the leaf before she put it in her mouth.
But seconds later her face grimaced in shock as the nettle gave her a nasty nip before she spat it out in her hand and looked at it puzzlingly. - The Mail (12/12/2011) For more images of this cute critter click on the article link.

FOUND PINK GRASSHOPPER. Found by two children, seven-year-olds Noah Battelley and Meg Willis, Matt Shadlow of the conservation charity Buglife said the phenomenon was "part of the natural genetics of these populations but we don't know of any evolutionary advantage being pink would give a grasshopper." - The Telegraph (14/07/2011)

What a great wedding gift (thanks to Husband dearest for this article.)

ROYAL HONEYMOONERS GIVEN EROTIC GIFT. The recently married Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Wills and Kate) were presented with an unusual souvenir by the Seychelles government after their honeymoon to the country - a rare and mysterious coconut famed for its erotic shape. - Tim Ecott, BBC News (16/07/2011)

And saving the best till last, my favourite article of the week ......

'PASTAFARIAN' WINS LEGAL BATTLE. An Austrian has won the right to be photographed wearing a pasta strainer for his driving licence on grounds of religious freedom.
A self-styled 'pastafarian', Mr Alm said he belonged to the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster who claim the world was created by the Flying Spaghetti Monster, but, because the monster was inebriated at the time, it was a flawed design. (click HERE for more details on the church.) - Matthew Day, The Telegraph (14/07/2011)

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.


Lilly said...

Hahahaha!! That last article was awesome! Thanks for the Monday chuckle!

Arti said...

I love your Monday posts, nice way to start my week... I too loved the last one the most!! Also pink grasshopper, that would be cute!!
Have a fabulous week ahead:)

animewookie said...

Wow!! Quite the coconut...lol
Awww poor monkey :(
Harry Potter!!!!

Misha said...

Happy Birthday to your niece!

The Harry Potter image is fantastic! Wow!

Love the articles. Thanks for sharing!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

lol! thanks for the laugh!
you've just made my day, Tracy. :)

that erotic gift...priceless!!

big hugs
betty xx

Kelly said...

Loved ALL of these, but I keep going back to that top photo in an effort to spot all the differences. I always enjoyed puzzles like that.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Aw... poor monkey! I also want to visit the maze!! Oh and how funny was the last one? lol

anilkurup said...

The irony of the Fire officer story was real good. And the new church order of the spaghetti.

Why must the y lag behind.?

Thanks for the effort you took in compiling these crackers.

Suko said...

Petty, you are, as usual, too funny! Did Kate and Wills really get such a gift? Thanks for the laughs. :D

R. Ramesh said...

:) thanks for the laughs:)

A said...

Happy Birthday from my side too :))))

As usual enjoyed and laughed reading your Monday collection. Filming oneself is so funny.

joan said...

ha ha ha ha
great blog as always
thanks for the laugh

purplume said...

You have the most interesting info. The monkey is adorable.
I'd love to hear more about your sensitivity to the energy in people's homes.