24 Mar 2014


Cambridge shoppers did a double-take when a customised 'super buggy' with room for six was seen on the streets. IMAGE & FULL ARTICLE

And talking of babies .....

An expectant mother apparently asked for gifts from friends unable to attend her baby shower in the style of a really annoying poem. FULL ARTICLE

A 22 year old graphic designer from Bristol got his revenge on an internet seller who had ripped him off by bombBARDing him with the complete works of Shakespeare in 29,350 text messages. FULL ARTICE 

Describing how 'We heard a creak. Everyone sort of stopped and looked at each other' (something I thought men's toilet etiquette forbid at all costs. TT) 'and it gave way', seven men using a Salford nightspot's 'little men's room' crash through the floor and into the cellar. IMAGE & FULL ARTICLE

Talking of toilet etiquette .....

Announcing this years winner of the British trade magazine The Bookseller's Diagram Prize ...... "How to Poo on a Date: The Lovers' Guide to Toilet Etiquette" by Mats & Enzo. FULL ARTICLE

A psychic's powers of prediction deserted her when two of her live shows at a theatre in Lancashire were cancelled due to 'unforeseen circumstances'. FULL ARTICLE

After a job interview like no other Charlie the Macaw saw off the competition against three other skilled pets to become 'parrot in residence' at the Legoland Windsor Resort hotel. FULL ARTICLE

Some people collect stamps or coins but as Britain's first (and probably last) Drain Spotter 42 year old bachelor Calvin's Payne's hobby is unique. FULL ARTICLE

An RAF obsessed seven year old from Norfolk who has spent months using all his pocket money to collect model planes, limited edition posters, medals and military books is opening his bedroom to visitors after his collection of memorabilia was officially recognised as a museum. FULL ARTICLE

An enormous vending machine in a Clifton pub's car park which stocks over 80 products ranging from washing powder, shampoo and dog food has replaced the village shop. IMAGE & FULL ARTICLE

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Camila Rafaela Felippi said...

Hi! I'm back! (finally)

Your post remember me my grandfather had a collection of coins. When I was a child I loooved playing with this. I drew animals, people, plants, flowers... It was a loooot of coins! Well, he died and my grandmother doesn't know where it is ): It's a pitty!

Kelly said...

Had to laugh at the psychic and the unforeseen circumstances. :)

The floor in the men's room giving away is actually a bit scary. It really could have been so much worse. That aside, what an awkward position to be in at the time.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

These always make me smile. Thanks!

Naida said...

I recently went to a baby shower, and yes that poem is very annoying! lol
And omg about the complete works of Shakespeare texts. Wow!

Suko said...

So many great stories, so little time! I will need to return to read them all. But for now, I love the "super pram" and the RAF museum! Happy Monday, Tracy! Thanks for gathering these unusual tales!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

that's kind of adorable that a seven year's old room is a museum- literally!

anilkurup said...

Hmm which should I pick???

Well , the Psychic ?

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Tracy,

When I first read the article about the 'poo' book, on the BBC, I did chuckle, but then I got to thinking about the stupid amount of book prizes and awards there are now and I actually began to get annoyed! Do we really need them?

That giant vending machine really does take the idea of a 'pop-up' shop to extremes, doesn't it? So long as the prices aren't too high and it dosn't get vandalised, then I guess it is better than not having a shop at all, although I am not sure that I would want to use it!

Perhaps I could gather all the books in my house together in one room, shelve it out and open it as a library? .... No, well just a thought!! LOL

Great selection again this week ... have a good one!


Brian Joseph said...

Perhaps we should handle more disputes and problems flinging poetry at one one another, both Shakespeare's and our own.

Literary Feline said...

Someone at work recently sent a You-Tube video around the office about how to poo at work. The poo on a date book reminded me of it--I have to laugh at both.

How cool for the seven year old boy whose room was declared a museum! I imagine his parents have their work cut out for them. :-)

LL Cool Joe said...

Don't you poo on a date the same way you would if you aren't on a date?

Alexia561 said...

The mother-to-be who sent that poem to her friends will soon find herself friendless! How annoying and greedy can you get? Am flabbergasted! :o

Did like the story of the little boy being able to turn his room into a museum. How thrilling for him!

Gina R said...

Ha! Love these posts....still cracking up at the plethora of Shakespeare texts. *smirk* Thanks for the smile!