17 Feb 2014


A top European politician was left steaming after thieves broke into her car in London where, ignoring official papers, they stole a ..... Cottage Pie bought from a local farmers market. FULL ARTICLE

Fur is flying in Westminster over claims of vote-rigging in Battersea Dogs and Cats Home online beauty contest for MP's cats.  FULL ARTICLE

British celebrities are taking part in a project in which bacteria from their armpits is cultivated in petri dishes to create art. IMAGES & FULL ARTICLE

The cute doll of Toy Story character Woody may not look dangerous but security staff at London's Heathrow airport allegedly saw it as a terror threat and confiscated the toy's gun saying nothing resembling a weapon of "any size" could go through airport security. FULL ARTICLE

A 65 year old woman from Woking has been prosecuted for 'driving a horse furiously' contrary to the Town Police Clauses Act of 1847 after being charged under rarely-used legislation which dates back some 167 years. FULL ARTICLE

A 26 year old woman from London took drastic measures when she discovered her boyfriend had been cheating on her. No longer wanting to bear the tattoo of his name she cut out the offending tattoo using a scalpel before tying the piece of skin up in a ribbon and sending it to her ex. FULL ARTICLE

A replica of poet Dylan Thomas's writing shed built last month is beginning a tour of the UK as part of a festival celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth. FULL ARTICLE

Standing 7ft tall, 12 ft long and 8 ft wide and crafted from 2,000 wood spikes and fake fur consisting of a willow and coconut fibre-mix a giant hedgehog sculpture has been  unveiled to mark the launch of a new David Attenborough series. IMAGE & FULL ARTICLE

Copyright: Tracy Terry @ Pen and Paper. All original content on http://pettywitter.blogspot.co.uk/ is created by the website owner, including but not limited to text, design, code, images, photographs and videos are considered to be the Intellectual Property of the website owner, whether copyrighted or not, and are protected by DMCA Protection Services using the Digital Millennium Copyright Act Title 17 Chapter 512 (c)(3). Reproduction or re-publication of this content is prohibited without permission. In addition I would also urge that if you are reading this on any other page you contact the original blog owner/reviewer.


Kelly said...

I love the giant hedgehog! You need to make a road trip to visit it in person and provide your own photos for us.

Naida said...

Oh my gosh about the woman who was caught with "furious horse riding"...lol.
And really about Woody?
Happy Monday :)

Suko said...

Tracy, you've certainly found the most "interesting" stories this week. Such oddities! The bacterial art and that gigantic hedgehog are my favorites. Happy Monday!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I heard about Woody's gun before. *roll eyes*

Oh and that girl with the tat? OMG! EWWWW!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

that's crazy about Woody's gun. Sheesh, that's a bit much.

And cutting out a tattoo? Oh god, how gross!!

You find the craziest stories. Love it.

Brandi Kosiner said...

The arm pit art is pretty disturbing, but I guess very unique!

Brian Joseph said...

I really, really, really want that Hedgehog for my lawn.

Stephanie@Fairday's Blog said...

Armpit bacteria being made into art- definitely not heard of that before. I did hear of the lady cutting off her tattoo- that is scary and sounds painful.

Are you wanting to visit the giant hedgehog? :)

Love these, as always.

Mamakucingbooks said...

what? Woody aren't allow to travel ? :(

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Tracy,

I have to say that the story about the super-sized hedgehog is definitely the best this week, if only because I have spent part of my afternoon making a much smaller, paper hedgehog out of a used book, to be used as part of a window display for World Book Week, in a couple of weeks time.

I am not a particularly 'arty' person, unlike the sculptor of the real thing, and even my paper folding efforts could be described as abysmal at best!

A great selection of random wonders, as always!

Enjoy the rest of your week,


Gina R said...

Wait wait wait....Woody's gun?!? Good grief. -_-