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Dog undergoes surgery after swallowing video game

11th April 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteA dog has undergone life-saving emergency surgery after swallowing a video game. Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rocco was taken to vet charity PDSA’s Glasgow Shamrock Street Pet Hospital after he began vomiting and could not eat. An X-ray of the four-year-old dog showed a rectangular-shaped object in his small […]

'How's this for a baby boom?': Nine nurses due at same time

27th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site Nine nurses working on the same maternity ward are all heavily pregnant and due to give birth at around the same time. The odds-defying baby boom provoked plenty of excitement upon its official reveal by Maine Medical Center, which said each of the women were expecting to […]

Drug rats: Contraband smuggled into jail inside dead rodents

25th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteDead rats have been used to smuggle contraband into a prison in England. Three of the rodents were found inside the perimeter fence at HMP Guys Marsh in Dorset in what is thought to have been the first case of its kind. Staff patrolling the prison opened the […]

'Is this a sick joke?' – Marmite peanut butter coming to UK shops

22nd March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site Marmite is a staple of breakfast tables across the country, known for long-running “love it or hate it” slogan. And now, the divisive spread is set to become even more controversial, with the company unveiling plans to blend the yeast extract with crunchy peanut butter. Marmite boldly […]

Rude Scottish words added to Oxford English Dictionary

21st March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteA Scottish insult describing someone as a scrotum is among the latest additions to the Oxford English Dictionary. Bawbag – slang for ball bag – is one of more than 650 new words, senses and subentries added to the famous compendium. Other newly included Scottish words include bam, […]

Mouse proud: Rodent seen tidying up tools in garden shed

20th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Tom Gillespie, news reporter A pensioner left scratching his head over who was cleaning his garden shed every night has finally discovered the culprit – a helpful mouse. Stephen Mckears, 72, “thought he was going mad” when he first noticed objects were moving around a month […]

Mother ridiculed for viral tweet about son's dating fears

9th October 2018 | Comments Off on Mother ridiculed for viral tweet about son's dating fears

This post was originally published on this siteA mother has been ridiculed for posting a tweet in which she claimed her son did not go on solo dates over fears of “false sexual accusations”. The since-deleted tweet by @MariaReynoldsC3 read: “This is MY son. He graduated #1 in boot camp. He is a gentleman who […]

How much? 'Holy grail of whisky' sold for record £848,750

3rd October 2018 | Comments Off on How much? 'Holy grail of whisky' sold for record £848,750

This post was originally published on this site“The holy grail of whisky”, which dates back almost a century, has been sold for a record-breaking sum at auction. The bottle of 1926 Macallan Valerio Adami was bought for £848,750, including a hammer price of £700,000 and a buyer’s premium of £148,750. The whisky, which fetched the […]

'Reckless' tourist filmed sitting on 5m-long crocodile

25th September 2018 | Comments Off on 'Reckless' tourist filmed sitting on 5m-long crocodile

This post was originally published on this siteA “reckless” Danish tourist has admitted he took his life in his hands by sitting on a large crocodile in Australia. Niels Jensen, 22, was on safari in a wildlife park east of Darwin in northern Australia when he encountered the predator, estimated to be 4.7m (15ft) long […]

Major airline gets its spelling 'plane' wrong

19th September 2018 | Comments Off on Major airline gets its spelling 'plane' wrong

This post was originally published on this site A major airline had to send a plane “back to the shop” after spelling its own name wrong. Cathay Pacific became Cathay “Paciic” after an all-important “f” was left off its branding. The Hong Kong carrier confessed to the error on Twitter, where it was roundly mocked […]

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