22 Sep 2014


Warning: Whilst I endeavour to post family friendly articles I have been asked to point out that some of the sites do link to other articles with a more adult content. TT

It was National Cupcake Week from the 15th to 21st of September and one newspaper celebrated with 12 cupcakes (including 'Marmite flavoured' and 'Maggot and Pus') you WOULDN'T want to eat. IMAGES & FULL ARTICLE

As Scotland prepared to vote on independence in one of the most intense referendums in the UK's history a BBC weatherman was left red-faced as he forgot the name of the country's capital city. VIDEO & FULL ARTICLE

Storybook fans dressed as Oompa Loompas celebrated the world's first ever Oompa Loompa Skydive raising £20,000 for sick children with a nurse whose job is funded by the Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity being the first to fall 13,000ft down to an airfield in Peterborough. IMAGES & FULL ARTICLE  

Backed by the UK government as part of the London Design Festival, The Global Design Forum has come up with Ooha! an edible water container made of gelatinous membranes that is designed to replace plastic water bottles. FULL ARTICLE

A skeleton that looks like the Alien from the classic horror series has been found trapped in a cocoon-type nest beneath a kitchen cupboard in Lancashire. IMAGE & FULL ARTICLE

Large enough to make 250 onion bhajees, French Onion soup for 36 people or 50 portions of onion rings a green-fingered Brit has grown the world's largest onion. FULL ARTICLE  

 An entrepreneur from Herts has solved the age-old problem of how to dunk biscuits in your tea without being left with a sludgy mouthful in the bottom of the cup by designing the Cookie Catcher, a mesh pouch which is immersed inside a mug of tea. IMAGE & FULL ARTICLE 


Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Tracy,

You have me beat this week ... I haven't come across any of these stories!

I would love to see the French onion seller trying to flog that beast door to door on his bicycle!

The idea of eating my empty water bottle is totally disgusting, surely that glutinous lump would just swell up inside you!!

I quite like the idea of the novelty flavoured cupcakes, with the obvious exception of a few of your selection! I often mix flavours together, but perhaps that is just my strange taste, as hubbie has to be far away before I eat it! Marmite with anything is good for me 'I Love It'

Great post as always and I hope that your Anniversary weekend was good,


Kelly said...

I'm not sure I would like some of those cupcake flavors, but I'm quite impressed by the cleverness of their designs. I think my favorite might be the brain.

I think the water bottle idea is kind of neat, as long as it dissolves quickly and easily (and without any flavor).

Suko said...

Tracy, I am having some internet issues this morning, so I was able to read only some of the articles you present. The edible water bottle is a good idea, but it does need some more work, as stated in the article. (I would be happy if it were simply biodegradable.) Anyway, as usual you've found several stories that prove, once again, that we humans are humorous creatures.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

The one that sticks out to me is the Oompa Loompa one. I keep hearing Veruca Salt whine about wanting one. LOL

Naida said...

Oh my gosh, way to ruin cupcakes! lol Flavor them like maggots. eh
And I'd be running for the hills if I found a skeleton that looks like an alien. What the heck was that thing? a monkey?

Stephanie@Fairday's Blog said...

The Oompa Loompa sky dive sounds like something that could have happened in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. :)

Kelly Steel said...

Oh, oh! Interesting...hmmm

Brian Joseph said...

How did I miss national cupcake week? That is almost as bad as missing Christmas.

I love the new font for your comments.

Heather said...

thanks once again for the amusing read.

Literary Feline said...

Who makes cupcakes like that?! Yuck.

I bet that was a sight to see in person (Oompa Loompa Skydive).

Camila Rafaela Felippi said...

I couldn't comment on the post above, is showing an error message, I don't know why ):

But anyway ... That book reminds me a lot of up Diary of a Wimpy Kid, I don't know if it has abroad. My brother-in-law is 13 years old and he loves it!