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Farmer saws off own leg after becoming caught in machinery

15th May 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Tom Gillespie, news reporter A farmer had to saw off his own leg with a pocket knife after he became stuck in a piece of machinery. Kurt Kaser, from Nebraska, was unloading corn before he climbed out of his truck and accidentally stepped on the opening […]

Sheep registered as pupils in bid to save school classes

8th May 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteFifteen sheep have been registered at a French primary school as part of a novel bid to save classes at risk of closure. Jules-Ferry in Crets en Belledonne, a small town of less than 4,000 people at the foot of the Alps, had been told that it would […]

Grub up: Maggot ice cream anyone?

4th May 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteRaspberry ripple, chocolate chip or maggot? Fans of the sweet treat could soon find grubs up in their cornet with the fly larvae being touted as a high-protein and sustainable alternative to the traditional dairy-made frozen product. While interest has been growing in insects as a more eco-friendly […]

Solid gold and yours to use – a throne fit for a palace

3rd May 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Andy Hayes, news reporter A palace is a fitting place for a throne, and there will soon be a gold one at Blenheim Palace. An 18-karat gold, fully-functioning toilet is to be installed this autumn, and visitors in need of a comfort break will be able […]

BT puts up 4,800 red phone boxes up for adoption

2nd May 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteCommunities are being invited to “adopt” BT’s famous red telephone boxes – as long as they pay £1. Across England, 3,683 phone boxes are up for grabs as part of the Adopt A Kiosk scheme – and hundreds more are available in Wales and Scotland. More than 5,800 […]

Three-eyed snake found on roadside in Australia

2nd May 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteA three-eyed snake has been found by the road in Australia. Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife found the reptile, lovingly named Monty Python, on the Arnhem Highway near the small town of Humpty Doo. Sharing the snaps on their Facebook page, they said: “The three-eyed snake warns The […]

Animal espionage: Defecting dolphins and crafty canines

29th April 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site A beluga whale wearing a harness was spotted by fishermen off Norway’s coast, and is suspected of belonging to the Russian navy. Audun Rikardsen, a professor at the department of arctic and marine biology at the Arctic University of Norway, told the national broadcaster it could been […]

Man who bought tuk tuk after 'boozy night' aims for speed record

22nd April 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteA “fanatical petrol-head” and his “adrenaline junkie” cousin are setting out to break the land speed record for a tuk tuk after buying one during a boozy night on eBay. Matt Everard, 46, bought a 1971 Bangkok taxi on the auction site in 2017 and has spent £20,000 […]

$10 charge for driving on the 'Crookedest Street in the World'

16th April 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteThe thousands of tourists who each year drive down San Francisco’s famous crooked street could soon have to pay for the privilege. Local residents have long complained that the road, real name Lombard Street, feels more like an overcrowded amusement park than a neighbourhood thoroughfare. During the summer […]

Man sues parents for destroying huge porn stash

15th April 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site A US man is suing his parents after they destroyed his massive pornography collection, which he claims was worth $29,000 (£22,139). His parents admit dumping the 12 boxes of films and magazines, which included titles such as Frisky Business and Big Bad Grannys. The 40 year-old from […]

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