9 Dec 2013

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS MY PRESENTS TO BE DELIVERED BY OWL AND NO ZOMBIE INVASION.


Anything you can do we can do better is seemingly the motto of the creative 

ornithological solutions department at Waterstones book stores who, in response to Amazon's claim that it plans to deliver orders via its own drone service, have announced the creation of a fleet of specially trained postal owls though as press manager John Owls points out putting the system into commercial use will take a number of years "as it takes ages to train owls to do anything and we only just thought of it this morning." FULL ARTICLE

One enterprising mini supermarket in Chorlton, Manchester, is utilising its sister business by merging its two products and offering a free kebab with any purchase of a Christmas tree. FULL ARTICLE

Prompted by the return of former manager Alan Knill, who last year suffered serious injuries in a bizarre collision with a squirrel (he was riding a bicycle when one ran between his spokes, causing him to fly over his handlebars) , fancy dress shops have run out of squirrel costumes ahead of Scunthorpe United's match despite the club asking fans not to wear them. FULL ARTICLE

It may have taken some time but farmers have developed the child friendly sprout that not only have twice as much vitamin c as an orange but will trick the brain into thinking they are a treat rather than a green. FULL ARTICLE

While many will be expecting a few presents, some turkey and all the other trimmings that come with Christmas Day, it seems like the nation should also be ready for a zombie apocalypse after betting shop Ladbrokes announce surprising odds of 2,000/1 for a zombie apocalypse to happen on December 25 this year. FULL ARTICLE 

Retailers Game have come up with the ideal meal for those gamers too busy to eat Christmas lunch. The 'Christmas tinner' comprises nine layers including a 'breakfast' of scrambled egg and bacon through to a 'dessert course' of Christmas pudding. FULL ARTICLE

11 'Wottie' puppies have been born in North Yorkshire as a result of a liaison between Joey, a small but ambitious West Highland terrier, and Zara, a rottweiler twice his size. IMAGES & FULL ARTICLE

Favourite headlines of the week ..... 

Zoo keepers mistakenly attempt to mate two male sloths, unsurprisingly don't get results. FULL ARTICLE

Father and son escape £100 fine after they prove SNAIL ate their tax disc. FULL ARTICLE


And now for the news from abroad, my favourite article this week .....


A gang of Farmville fans in Romania conned their way to more than £400,000 in subsidies for fake farms claiming they weren’t told the farms had to be real when they applied. FULL ARTICLE

Oh! One last thing ..... or two ......

Just so I know, which is your favourite? IMAGES & FULL ARTICLE*

Anyone wanting a testicle inspired handbag? IMAGE & FULL ARTICLE

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



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15 comments:

anilkurup said...

That is a novel idea , a postal Owl!!! Seems interesting!

Kelly said...

This is one of your best overall media posts I've seen!! I had to share a number of these with various family members.

Of course I loved seeing the "Wotties" (since Rotties are my favorite breed). And I want my packages delivered by Owl, too!

Suko said...

I agree with Kelly--this is one of your "best"! This stuff is so bizarre--truth is stranger than fiction! I want my packages delivered by owls, too! The last three items had me in stitches....

Tracy Terry said...

Obviously the time of year for bizarre stories, I like to think of it being silly season.

Literary Feline said...

I can't stop laughing, Tracy! Oh my gosh, these stories are hilarious.

As for my favorite loo . . . It's a hard choice. I think #4 is cute for the little ones. And I love that #16 has a little sink next to the big ones (bathrooms like that are big hits for my daughter who likes to wash her hands on her own). On the more grown up side, 7 and l1 were tastefully done.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I so want a book by an Owl. I just saw that vid this morning. Love it. :)

I also can't believe that westie had 11! I mean 11 westies would be exhausting. So sad that 4 didn't make it.

Karen said...

Well a postal owl is much more exciting than an impersonal drone lol

Stephanie@Fairday's Blog said...

Ever since reading Harry Potter I have dreamed of mail being delivered by owl. Seems like it may still be a while- but it could happen! I have never worried about a squirrel running out into the road while I am biking- but I worry about deer while driving. I think now I will think more about squirrels when I am biking (luckily, I don't bike all that often). : )

Stephanie@Fairday's Blog said...

lol- I just realized I pasted in my website as a website I just sent my mom because she was looking for a recipe. :) I don't want you to think I was trying to spam- just didn't realize it wasn't my blog site until I hit publish. :)

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Tracy,

I hadn't come across any of your news stories this week, until I landed here today ... I really must be slipping, although to be fair, I have been out of the house for such long hours in the manic run up to Christmas, that I have barely had the opportunity to scan the headlines each day!

I love the 'Loo Of The Year' pictures, although I admit to having a very ordered mind and considered which would be the cleanest loo to enjoy, so that I stuck at number 11 as my favourite.

I am not normally a big animal fan, however this week I just couldn't resist those adorable 'wotties' and their obviously love-struck father; that lovely owl who appears to be transfixed by being stroked; and of course the delightful sloths who really are as cute as they look to touch and hold!

Thanks for a great post, Mondays just wouldn't be the same!

Yvonne

Brian Joseph said...

I put my money on the owls.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Hah, leave it to Christmas to bring out the strangest in people :) Thanks for sharing.

Lindsay said...

I love the owls!!

Naida said...

Such funny headlines. And specially trained postal owls? Very Harry Potterish.

Betty Manousos said...

you always find and share the most odd and bizarre stories. i love the owls!

big hugs
xx