Being used to sleeping in silence, deaf folk require a bit of help waking up in the morning. (They) can't rely on your typical sound-based alarm clock, blaring out dull intermittent bleeping sounds.
(They) need an alarm clock with a vibrating pad that slots under the pillow to gently buzz (them)awake. But now in a brazen attempt to bring the sense of a low-budget horror film to (their) morning routine Connevans (specialist suppliers of equipment for the deaf and hard of hearing) have started selling the SONIC BOOM SKULLwhichpromises to 'wake the dead' as well as the deaf and comes complete with a 'bone crushing' vibrating pad and, on opening your eyes, the piercing gaze of a red-eyed skull that most be pressed to turn on the snooze function. - Charlie Swinbourne, The Guardian (17/10/2011)
The world-beater has been forced to retire after suffering back and shoulder injuries as he tried to sink a pint while being held upside down.
The 71-year-old, who once downed a pint of champagne in 3sec, was dropped twice by two men who were employed to hold his legs during the attempt. - Aidan Radnedge, The Metro (17/10/2011)
I've heard of Strip Poker BUT never Strip Scrabble.
SCRABBLE PLAYER DEMANDS STRIP SEARCH.This year's World Scrabble Championships almost became embroiled in controversy after one of the players demanded his opponent be strip-searched when England's Ed Martin was accused of hiding the letter 'G' during a game.
Mr Martin's opponent Chollapat Itthi-Aree made the accusation after the letter went missing during their game.
The Thai player wanted tournament officials to take Mr Martin into the toilets to have a full strip search. However, his request was denied and Mr Martin proceeded to win the game in Warsaw, Poland, by a single point. - Aaron-Spencer Charles, The Metro (17/10/2011)
The driver, who remains anonymous, was delivering soft drinks in the sleepy village and was searching for a parking space when his lorry became stuck between a house and an estate agents.
Thanks to the lane's steep incline, he was unable to reverse back up the street and had no choice but to stay put and endure the taunts of the locals, who found the whole incident much more amusing than his boss. - The Metro (20/10/2011)
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