25 Aug 2014

THE RETURN OF MEDIA MONDAY.

A Shakespearean play featuring sheep is showing at a Sussex farm. FULL ARTICLE

{Shame they want someone with a PHD and not just an enthusiastic chocolate loving amateur. TT} Cambridge University is looking for the worlds first Doctor of Chocolate who will be tasked with stopping chocolate melting in warm climates by studying the 'fundamentals of heat-stable chocolate'. FULL ARTICLE

Funniest headline of the week (even if it is one of those articles I probably shouldn't have laughed at) ...

'Pilot loses control of plane after his artificial arm falls off as he tries to land'. FULL ARTICLE

And as for the image of the week ...

Abseiling technicians are cleaning the four dials of the Great Clock at the Houses of Parliament - which houses the bell known as Big Ben - and inspecting for damage. FULL ARTICLE & IMAGES

What plans are in place to protect the town from a dragon attack? (Wigan Council) 
How many times has the council paid for the services of an exorcist, psychic or religious healer? Were the services carried out on an adult, child, pet or building? (Rossendale Council) 
How many people in the town have a licence to keep a tiger, lion, leopard, lynx or panther as a pet? (Scarborough Council)
Just three of the ten bizarre requests sent to councils under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act as published by the Local Government Association. FULL ARTICLE

A newly wed couple from Cambridgeshire returned from honeymoon to find their three bedroom home covered in 14,000 post-it notes. FULL ARTICLE & FULL IMAGES

Two Lancashire women have been caught on CCTV stealing the entire front lawn from their neighbour's garden. FULL ARTICLE & VIDEO

Looking like a cross between a Triffid and a gigantic sunflower, a 60 year old cactus has smashed its way through a Candlesby greenhouse roof to reach maturity - before it must die. FULL ARTICLE & IMAGE


 

16 comments:

Brandi Kosiner said...

Oh gosh at the pilot whose fake arm fell off... scary

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

WHY would you want to keep the dragons away? I mean there are no stats on death by dragon so it must be safe... just sayin'... :D

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Tracy,

I had already caught the first few of your oddities for this week, including the 'armless' pilot!

The 'post-it' note prank and the redecorated house, both appeal to my sense of humour, but only if it is happening to someone else and not me of course!

I am amazed that 'Mr. Blobby' had such an impact on the nation, so that even the youngsters of today seem to know who he is.

The media are busy reinventing many of the old stars of the small screen, particularly from childrens viewing, so I wonder if there is any chance of a 'Mr. Blobby' comeback!

Nice to see Media Monday back on air and I hope that you have a good week,

Yvonne

Kelly Steel said...

I would allow the dragons in! After all they never did kill anyone. Hehehe...

Suko said...

Happy Media Monday, Tracy!
There are many unusual stories here. My favorite one has pics of post-it notes covered rooms. But I feel bad for this good-looking, newly-wed couple--they had to contend with this labor-intensive prank!

Naida said...

Wow, that is crazy how they get up there to clean Big Ben! And that cactus plant is out of control.
Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

now the newly married couple know what it feels like to live inside of a pinata.

Anilkumar Kurup said...

I wondered about the absence of the Monday postings. Ha its back.
Fascinating as ever. Pretty wired the Shakespearean play.

Kelly said...

I bet that poor couple will be finding post-it notes for months, and wow, what a cactus!

Barbara Fisher said...

Hi Tracy, It’s difficult to say which of these stories I like best! I enjoyed reading about the sheep. The story about the pilot made me laugh (although I knew I shouldn’t!) The post-it notes left me speechless – what a thing to come home to but a brilliant joke none the less.

NRIGirl said...

Here I am Tracy! So glad to be visiting here and reading your post. Hope all is well with you and yours.

Literary Feline said...

Such brave people those clock cleaners.

Oh my gosh, I am rolling on the floor laughing (sort of) at those questions sent to to the councils under the FOI. Especially the first questions. I want to know the answer to that one too.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

a doctor of chocolate huh? If only I could get that degree by just eating a ton of chocolate. :)

Lindsay said...

Great collection of stories Tracy. I want the chocolate job!!

Brian Joseph said...

Sure folks thing that it is funny. But when the next Dragon attack happens, we will see who is laughing :)

Stephanie@Fairday's Blog said...

That is a lot of post it notes! I would feel bad about the waste of paper.

I have never heard of anyone stealing a whole front yard! WOW!