4 Nov 2013

BEANS, GLOW IN THE DARK ICE-CREAM AND MORE.

           A 64 year old man from Somerset claims he has sent over 100 letters, only one of which has been detected as counterfeit, free of charge using DIY 'stamps' featuring his own face. IMAGES AND FULL ARTICLE *

(Oh no! Whatever will Niece #2 do?) McDonald's is to stop using Heinz tomato ketchup in its restaurants after 40 years as Bernardo Hees, the former head of rival Burger King, took over as Heinz's chief executive. FULL ARTICLE

And talking of heinz beans .....

A 59 year old man from 'Planet Beanus' who changed his name to Captain Beany has spent £10,000 on his obsession with his favourite food after turning his home into the Baked Bean Museum of Excellence. FULL ARTICLE

A home owner was left speechless when he took up his old carpet to discover a giant Monopoly board painted on the floorboards underneath. FULL ARTICLE

Unable to gain entry to a house from which an emergency 999 call was made, police officers battered down the front door to find the caller was a cat called BruceFULL ARTICLE

Made from a synthesised version of the protein that makes jellyfish luminous and costing £140 for a single scoop a Bristol based inventor has created the world's first glow in the dark ice-creamFULL ARTICLE

A 35 year old motorist from Essex banned from driving after he was caught speeding along at 130mph .... with a cup of tea between his knees told police he was surprised that his mum's posh Mercedes-Benz didn't have cup-holders. FULL ARTICLE

The Cerne Abbas Giant (the UK's largest chalk hill figure which, dating back to at least 1694, is believed to be a symbol of spirituality and fertility) has been given a temporary moustache in order of Movember, a charity which raises awareness of prostate and testicular cancer. FULL ARTICLE

And now for Husband dearest's choice .....

In a world of computers and smartphones, the humble typewriter seems long-forgotten as a means to communicate. But one woman has found a continuing use for the machines by using the letters, numbers and symbols to create art - from tiny stick figures to huge multi-page montages. FULL ARTICLE AND VIDEO

* Apologies that this (these) article(s) might not always be available due to website restrictions.

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14 comments:

Kelly said...

Even though I've never liked Monopoly, I love that huge game board. Of course I'd rather have found a Scrabble board under mine. Or how about a Trivial Pursuit board?

Betty Manousos said...

glow-in-the-dark ice-cream?
omg, that luminescent treat costs more than 200$ a scoop?

Mama Zen said...

Did the driver spill his tea? I know I would have!

Brandi Kosiner said...

Glow in the dark ice cream is def intriguing!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

McD is a horrid place to eat anyway... so Heinz shouldn't worry. :P

I have to say... why to glow in the dark ice cream? There isn't enough chemicals in it? LOL

Interesting stories as always. :)

Literary Feline said...

I love the idea of having a Monopoly board as flooring. LOL I'll have to share the link with my husband as he loves the game.

Thank you for sharing the links!

Suko said...

Fun Monday post, Tracy! I'm not sure I'd trust glow-in-the-dark ice cream, even if the price was right. I love the idea of the giant Monopoly board! I could comment on more, but I am out of time....

Naida said...

ha! Yes, I don't think I'd trust glow in the dark ice-cream either.
Happy Monday!

StarTraci said...

It would seem that a fancy Mercedes that can go 130 should have cup holders -- haha!
:-)
Traci

Shooting Stars Mag said...

That painted monopoly is hilarious. I'd be super excited if I found that. LOL

anilkurup said...

That was a queer observation about tea cup holders when booked for traffic violation!

Brian Joseph said...

I bet that there is some interesting story behind that monopoly board.

Stephanie@Fairday's Blog said...

Hmmm... not sure I would trust glow in the dark ice cream. I guess it would be good for midnight snacking. :)

Alexia561 said...

I wouldn't trust glow in the dark ice cream either, but I do like the idea of a giant gameboard on your floor! And I've seen people make earrings out of old typewriter keys, so I guess artwork makes sense as well. Great post, as always! :)