8 Jul 2013

MAY THE .... TALKING CIGARETTE PACKET (?) ..... BE WITH YOU.

Just in case you missed it HERE I simply had to share this article with you again ....

To celebrate the impending birth of the first baby of Will and Kate the Finnish government have sent a bizarre present of a box of condoms as part of a selection of of goodies to the Royal couple. FULL ARTICLE

Featuring dummies dressed in everyday clothes, artist Mark Roberts has placed his collection of modern art sculptures created by taking casts of his body and stuffed with newspaper in unusual places around a town centre in North Wales to see people’s reactions. PHOTOS AND FULL ARTICLE

In stark contrast to the popular John (almost one in every 20 men living in Britain is named thisand Susan (all 565,028 of them), researchers have found there is only one person in Britain with the first name Zebedee – but three forced to be known as Yoda. FULL ARTICLE

A Gloucestershire gardener has been left scratching his head after thieves stole an entire shed from his allotment – but left behind all his tools. FULL ARTICLE

Deemed to be too offensive the Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) have slammed the brakes on hundreds of  rude number plates such as 'bum', 'bonk', 'drugs', 'BB11 TCH' and 'K11 LLA' before they are released in September.  FULL ARTICLE

Not that it's just an unusual licence plate that will make your car stand out ...  

From a pimped out Ferrari spotted in upmarket Knightsbridge to the Porsche seen in west London the growing trend for bespoke velvet-wrappings are proving popular as an alternative to your usual 'boring' paintwork. FULL ARTICLE

Researchers from Stirling University's Centre for Tobacco Control Research have been trialling cigarette packets that TALK, one offers advice on stopping smoking, another a warning that smoking affects fertility, in a bid to get people to quit the habit. FULL ARTICLE


Advertised on their website as being suitable for five to eight year olds Tesco supermarkets have had to withdraw copies of Colour Me Good Arrggghhhh!, a colouring book featuring line drawings of scenes from films such as The Shining, Hellraiser and Silence Of The Lambs. FULL ARTICLE (Image shared by a friend on FB who saw the colouring book. PW)

It might not look much from the outside but this rather ramshackle shed anchored 228m (750ft) above sea level and made entirely from recycled materials is riding a wave of success after being crowned Shed of the Year 2013. FULL ARTICLE

A jar of exploding rhubarb chutney  blew up in the fridge and lifted the ceiling off of a retirement flat, causing a scene of destruction and shaking awake a pensioner. FULL ARTICLE. *

LOL article of the week ......

A thief has been caught by police on camera raiding the premises of a ..... CCTV company. FULL ARTICLE *

And now for Husband dearest's pick of the week .....

Along with landlady Marianne Pittaway who also received a four month suspended prison sentence, 28 British and Irish expats, have been fined 700 euros (£595) after Police caught them playing bingo for biscuits and drinks at The Yorkshire Tavern in Albufeira, Portugal. FULL ARTICLE

Because of changes to this newspaper's website these links may not always be live, my apologies. PW.



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11 comments:

anilkurup said...

A very thoughtful present from Finns.
The chutney bomb may be an ingenious idea .

T as usual a good collection.

Brian Joseph said...

Yoda is as cool a name for a person that I can think of. Zebedee is not bad though. Of course it has been noted that I like the unusual,

Kelly said...

The velvet car coverings were not what I was expecting. Despite their claim of it being weather-proof, I just have to wonder how it would look after a good soaking, or trip through a mud puddle.

I thought the banned license plate were pretty funny, too. :)

chitra said...

I liked crowned shed ..crowned indeed:) the chutney bomb was scary..

Suko said...

Tracy, you always pick out just the right stories to entertain me on Mondays. That coloring book (or colouring book) is definitely not suitable for 5 to 8 year olds! I didn't know my name's so popular in England. And I never imagined that rhubarb was explosive! Happy Monday to you and your readers.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I really don't get the condoms. Isn't it a bit late for that? LOL I also always thought that rhubarb could be dangerous.

Stephanie@Fairday's Blog said...

Fascinating articles- as always. :) Will and Kate certainly weren't expecting that gift.

I would love to see the reactions of people spotting the dummies!

Blond Duck said...

I think Mark is a cool artists! I wish people would do stuff like that here!

Lindsay said...

What a great collection of articles Tracy! Quite scared by that colouring book!

LL Cool Joe said...

Was that colouring book for real?? Who the hell came up with that idea!!

Gina R said...

What to comment on first?! The coloring book, oye. The gentlemen names, that's a lot of John's. The recycled shed...or the stolen shed minus goods inside (?). Thanks for the smiles!