Hold onto your hats girls, particularly if you live in the Japanese City of Hodare, because this is where a 93 stone or 603 kilogram penis is waiting for you to ride upon, if you newly married! Before any of you get too excited the 7 foot monster is actually a wooden phallus which is part of an annual fertility festival and the monster penis is believed to bring fertility, good luck, and marital success.
Who could be a better person to tackle the scourge of “Fake News” on the internet than the man who invented the internet, Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Fake news websites, which are also sometimes referred to as hoax news, try to give the impression that it is real news, often using social media to drive web traffic and amplify their effect. This is, in many cases, used for political gain, accusations in recent times have been the American Presidential election, allegedly by Russia trying to disseminate fake news as part of a broader effort to influence and undermine the election”.
German Discount Supermarket thought that it would be a good idea to provide some “own label” Monster Munch style crisps, and the customers also believed that it was good idea too, but what they got in the packet, left them disappointed and angry! The Aldi own label crisps are certainly cheaper, which is the reason so many mum’s with young children bought them, but some kids and their parents were in for a shock when it was found that when opened, the packets could often only contained as little as five “claws in the bag and for one mother, Rhian Green and her 13 year old son Bailey, just two crisps!
For those of a “certain age” a country named Myanmar may not mean an awful lot, but remind them that it is also known as Burma and the expression of bewilderment on their faces changes to immediate recognition.
We are aware that there is the human race and of course this can be classified into sub categories such as the African Race, the European Race, Chinese race and so on, but we have, until now that is, been completely unaware that a New Zealand woman believes that being fat is another race! Anyone watching the incredible performances of the New Zealand “All Blacks” rugby team will testify that these are seriously big men, but fat they are not and as far as we are aware, they manage to secure their seat belts when in a car.
Another one of the worst kept secrets, certainly in the technology world, was revealed and it is true, the indestructible Nokia 3310 is back with us, unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Sunday. Finnish Company HMD hopes that the licensing of the Nokia brand, together with the 3310 will bring in a completely new segment of consumers, and no doubt many seeking the nostalgia of getting the much loved Nokia 3310 back after abandoning it for shiny all singing and dancing smartphones.
It was in the first week in May 2014 that Jeremy Clarkson found himself in hot water yet again, after he was heard allegedly reciting the children’s’ rhyme from early Victorian times that was popularly used to pick a person from a group to perform a task, or be “it” in the game of tag. This rhyme contains a racist word that was commonly used in those times, but today, of course, it is considered to be insulting in the extreme and racist in context.
Anyone who has read any of the Dennis Wheatley novels will remember “The Ka of Gifford Hillary” which is a horror/supernatural story series of events in which Gifford Hillary was killed by a ray gun invented by his scientist friend. This is when readers find out that his spirit, or Ka, leaves his body and tries to communicate with the real world. He has always been terrified of being buried alive and stated that the lid of the coffin should not be screwed down; that air holes should be bored in its ends and that the family vault should not be closed until one week after his coffin had been lowered into his grave. The story is fascinating and is a highly recommended read.
During the week of the 6th of February, the UK national broadcaster the BBC spent a large proportion of the 6 o’clock news to demonstrate that the A&E departments of hospitals, particularly in the English regions were at near breaking point. The reporters did not suggest why hospitals struggled with the huge numbers, and various people that were interviewed suggested that throwing more money at it would solve the problems!
This is not quite the thing to be expected from two pupils who attended the £11,440 Boarding per term, prestigious Cheltenham Ladies College, but then of course it was not pupils from this school that caused the story that appeared in the Gloucestershire Live report, neither was it two ex-pupils either, it is safe to say.