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Goat arrested over armed robbery

Contributed by editor on Jan 26, 2009 - 12:07 PM

Nigerian cops have arrested a goat on suspicion of attempted armed robbery.

Police firmly believe that the goat was initially the lead robber, and he used black magic to transform himself into the goat.

Police spokesperson Tunde Mohammed said: "The group of vigilante men came to report that while they were on patrol they saw some hoodlums attempting to rob a car.

"They pursued them. However one of them escaped while the other turned into a goat."



Football club mistakenly mourns 'death' of ex-player

Contributed by editor on Jan 25, 2009 - 12:00 AM

A football team mourning the death of one of its greatest players
discovered an important error in the tributes by the club and local
press to the 86-year-old man — he's still alive.

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Tommy Farrer had the rare distinction of reading his
own obituary as a former "legend" with northern amateur side Bishop
Auckland FC.

The mistake came to light when an official of the club, which held a
solemn minute of silence before a match last week, called Farrer's wife
to offer condolences.

A surprised Gladys Farrer said her husband had indeed departed — but
only for a few minutes to buy a newspaper and would be back soon if the
official wanted to talk to him.

Farrer, a former England amateur who played in three Wembley finals,
said in Friday editions of the Northern Echo: "We are not upset, but we
did think it was a bit of a joke at first."

Farrer said he wants to play down the mistake, saying it was time to
"let it die."


Doctor's car runs on patients' fat

Contributed by editor on Dec 30, 2008 - 05:00 AM

A Beverly Hills, plastic surgeon who claimed he drove his car on
human fat has come under the scrutiny of the California Department of
Public Health and the state Board of Registration in Medicine.

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Dr. Alan Bittner claimed that he was fueling a SUV with excess human fat
he extracted from his patients.

He bragged about his use of alternative fuel from thighs and posteriors
on his website.

Dr. Bittner has subsequently shut down his Rodeo Drive office, took down
the bio fuel posts on his site and left the country.

A gallon of fat can be turned into roughly one gallon of biodiesel, but
don’t bank on a “lipo-diesel” appearing at a fuel pump near you any time


French have longest manhoods in EU!

Contributed by editor on Dec 02, 2008 - 05:00 AM

Sacre bleu – it’s not only their baguettes that are the longest!
French men have the lengthiest and thickest penises in the EU, according
to a new study reports

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The research by the 'Institut fuer Kondom-Beratung'
measured penises in their erect state belonging to 10,477 brave
volunteers from all 25 countries in the EU.

It found that on average, a French manhood was 15.48 (6.1 inches)
centimetres long with a girth of 13.63 centimetres (5.4 inches).

And their traditional British rivals across the English Channel will be
spluttering into their tea to discover that their pride and joy comes in
23rd place at 13.32cm (5.2 inches) long and 11.32cm (4.5 inches) around
- only ahead of Ireland and Greece!