23 Aug 2011


Oh dear what can the matter be?
A female prison visitor nipped to the loo after going to see her jailed husband and guards locked her in by mistake.
The error happened after she had popped to spend a penny as the prisoners went back to their cells and the visitors were leaving.
The unfortunate woman was found the next day when the block was unlocked 23 hours later. - Greig Box-Turnbull, The Mirror (16/08/2011)

A royal visit?

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were among the caricatures at the annual scarecrow festival in Kettlewell in the Yorkshire Dales. - The Guardian (15/08/2011)
The Royal 'Scare'crows
- photo courtesy of the Metro newspaper.

Staying with the royal couple .....

WEDDING DOLLS LAUNCHED. New Prince William and Princess Catherine wedding dolls have been unveiled at London's famous toy shop, Hamleys.
William's doll is dressed in his scarlet Irish Guards colonel uniform, while his wife Catherine is in her white wedding dress.
The boxed set of both dolls costs £100, while the Catherine doll by itself costs £50. The William doll is not sold separately. - 3News (19/08/2011)

'Scary' Dolls.

And talking of scary ...... Would you wear these? Would you let your boyfriend/partner/husband wear these?

BANISH THAT BEER BELLY WITH ...... MANX. Men wishing to banish their beer belly without spending hours in the gym have been given new hope.
The maker of a new range of figure-hugging boxer shorts claims they lift flabby backsides, suck in beer bellies and smooth away so-called love handles. - Martin Evans, The Telegraph (15/08/2011)

Now for some news from across the pond.

NASA WARNS CUT CARBON TO AVOID ALIEN ATTACK. It may not rank as the most compelling reason to curb greenhouse gases, but reducing our emissions could save us from a pre-emptive alien attack.
Watching from afar, extraterrestrial beings might view changes in Earth's atmosphere as symptomatic of a civilisation growing out of control – and take drastic action to keep us from becoming a more serious threat, the researchers explain. - Ian Sample, The Guardian (19/08/2011).

And last but not least my story of the week .....

ANGLER REELS IN SCUBA DIVER. An angler fought to reel in what he thought was an enormous fish, only to discover he had hooked a scuba diver.
The thrilled lifelong angler had to fight to reel in the catch as he looked forward to netting a massive fish.
But his excitement turned to shock when his hook surfaced about 15 metres offshore to reveal the hapless frogman.
To add insult to injury the struggling diver had been hooked between his legs. - The Telegraph (19/08/2011)

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.


anilkurup said...

The wife who got jailed in the Lavatory. I believe in fate beginning now.

And the scuba diver being hooked by the angler- ha what if it were a mermaid?

Arti said...

Haha! A day in the lavatory! Must have been quite scary!
And NASA can come out with better statements than these, for sure!
Have a wonderful week ahead:)

raji said...

all humorous sensational news petty!I liked the boxer brief!That is really very funny!I am aware that woman also have some figure hugging clothes named as "x"(i dont remember)which is supposed to cover their figure and make them look slim and it is charged hundreds of dollars !can calories fight with these duplicate silicon dresses?I am surprised!:))

GMR said...

OMG. Really? Manx? O_o Now we're going too far... *shakes head* As for the royal dolls, figured that would happen but what's up with the proportions? Me thinks their heads are a bit big...or was that done intentionally...hmmm. Great post Tracey! ^_^

chitra said...

Your post is a real destresser. It brought a smile to my face.:)

Suko said...

These stories are unbelievable--and unbelievably funny! :D

Kelly said...

The first and last were the two that grabbed me. How horrible to get locked in the loo!! (in a prison, no less!)

I laughed out loud at the fishing incident. What a shock for BOTH parties!!

The Golden Eagle said...

Well, there are reasons to stop emitting greenhouse gases . . . but I think alien attack is a bit far-fetched. LOL.

Great post!

Dorte H said...

Great lot. But I wonder if it wouldn´t be worse to be locked OUT of the loo for 23 hours?

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

BWA HA HA HA! Manx? LOL Oh I can't get over that one. Especially when men seem proud of the beer belly!

NRIGirl said...

Quite interesting...

Sridharan said...

Interesting collection of news..! Thanks for sharing!

Asha said...

Thanks for the good read :)

Dizzy C said...

I did mention the manx to my other half, but he had his hearing turned off LOL


Heather said...

would you say that the shaping underware is false advertising? Great stories.

Alyce said...

All entertaining today! Especially the first one about the jail and the last about the scuba diver. :)

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

oh my gosh, quite scary dolls indeed!
thanks for sharing these. i enjoyed the last one the most!

big hugs!
betty xx

A said...

As usual awesome post with amazing stories. I found Alien story most interesting and will use it :)))

StarTraci said...

Not sure what is worse for one's masculinity, the Manx or the angler?

Also, how did they make Catherine look so awful?

Have a good one... Thanks for rge smiles.

Erratic Thoughts said...

Lol for the beer belly boxers...
And wait sec did they mention Aliens?oooh I thought that was only fictional,scary!
Very very Interesting titbits Tracy :D

naida said...

hahahaha! and OMG about the Manx!
and ouch about the scuba diver :P

Jenners said...

Not sure what is more disturbing -- the dolls, the scarecrows or the Manx!

Javeria said...

just keep on dinking!