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
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