18 Nov 2013


         Having bought ten sheep to save on money spent mowing a graveyard the church's Reverend was dismayed to find that as well as eating the grass the sheep went a step further by munching on flowers and gifts left at the Berkshire grave sites. FULL ARTICLE

Newcastle sends a big thank you to the folks of NorwayFULL ARTICLE

A pair of red-faced policemen were forced to call for a tow truck to rescue them while amused locals stopped and took pictures of their riot van which had been left dangling over a 5ft hole after a pavement had collapsed in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. IMAGE & FULL ARTICLE

Headline of the week ....

World's first robot suicide? Android 'rebels' against monotonous housework. FULL ARTICLE

The article that had me laughing the most? ......

It appears a cheeky member of the public switched around the chocolate displays during a trip to their local Tesco so that Santa Claus whispering 'shhh' is seen in a compromising position. IMAGE & FULL ARTICLE

And the one that had me shaking my head in disbelief ......

A 20 year old Leeds University student stapled his testicles as a forfeit after losing a game of Fifa 13. FULL ARTICLE

Spotted in several locations (sometimes reading a book) the emergence of a mysterious emerald green morphsuit-clad figure dubbed the 'Green Lady of Northfield' has residents split 50-50 as to whether or not she is a symbol of hope or menace. FULL ARTICLE

For couples that do everything together, a Burnley-based company has designed ‘The Twinsie’, a garment with three legs, four arms and two hoods. IMAGE & FULL ARTICLE

And talking of Burnley .......

A builder who spotted one of the UK's most venomous spiders whilst renovating a house has kept it as a pet feeding it on Sugar Puffs. FULL ARTICLE

A Northampton woman has written a thank you letter to the burglars who broke into her house and apologised for not having "particularly expensive tastes". IMAGE & FULL ARTICLE

Believing that Ming the Clam was the oldest living creature on the planet experts from a North Wales university decided to determine his exact age (it was 507) by prising open his shell and counting his ring markings - in the process killing him. FULL ARTICLE

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Kelly said...

Ha! If sheep are anything like goats, I could have told them they would eat far more than just the cemetery grass.

The chocolate Santa made me smile, too.

Literary Feline said...

I had the same thought as Kelly when I read the first headline. LOL

I really don't understand people's thinking sometimes (referring to the university student).

I remember reading the article about the thank you letter to the burglars before. That was too funny. Still scary, but funny.

Poor, poor Ming the Clam.

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Tracy,

I set out to comment here about 30 minutes ago, but I have been sidetracked time and again, not just by the great articles you have featured, but by all other similarly hilarious stories in the news sheets you link to.

I can't pick a favourite story, but I do have to say that the 'twosie' has to be the most stupid idea I have ever come across ... although I probably know someone who would love it !!

Thanks for sharing some excellent links this week,


Camila Rafaela Felippi said...

Your blog is so cute! I loved it!

Brandi Kosiner said...

Um. Totally don't get why someone would staple testicles. Just sound like bad idea

Naida said...

Interesting set of articles Tracy. Ewww about that false widow spider. And why on earth would they kill that poor old clam just to verify its age! lol That thing was ancient.

Suko said...

Tracy, these stories are terribly funny! The "overworked" robot story is too much, and the "naughty" Santa display is utterly hilarious! There is much more that I could comment on.... Thank you for presenting all of this humorous news! :D

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

The spider thing made me shudder, but that robot suicide was funny. I have always maintained that housework would be the death of me. LOL

Gina R said...

Okay...I gotta say the sheep one though, it started as a good idea! ^_^

Shooting Stars Mag said...

oh god, i'm terrified of spiders! I would be freaked out for sure!

and that poor clam! killing in the name of science, I suppose.

anilkurup said...

It is true that more often it gets difficult to choose fro your collection of stories.However the stapling of the testicles is an awful act indeed. The suicide of the robot can be a matter for philosophical discussion.

Brian Joseph said...

I am not buying the suicide story for that robot. I suspect foul play.

Betty Manousos said...

oh, tracy, these stories are incredibly funny with my favourite being the robot suicide!