Plans are being discussed by the New York State Department to turn off the water flowing over Niagara Falls, well at least part of it anyway. The term Niagara Falls is actually a collective name for the three falls that straddle the border between America and Canada, the spectacular Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side, and the two smaller ones in the USA, The American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls.
How would you react if you had a car which you loved and which you heard being started by a thief, would you run out in temperatures of minus 17C clad in just your underpants and then leap onto the roof? Well a man in the Norwegian town of Kristiansand did just that when he heard the sound of his VW Passat being started.
A group of hunters who pursued a Cougar, otherwise known as a mountain lion, in the US state of Idaho were shocked when they recovered the victim that they had shot dead, to discover that it had an extra set of teeth growing from its forehead. The animal was hunted down legally after it attacked a dog near the town of Weston, Idaho, although the dog survived that attack, people believed the mountain lion was dangerous so a hunter followed its tracks to where it ran off into the hills.
Some heavy metals we are familiar with such as gold, lead or platinum, others less so, they have uses in various fields, electronics and engineering for instance. Science has discovered numerous ones over the years, but it is the latest discovery that has caught the attention of 30,000 fans of heavy metal rock group Motorhead.
Well we have to hope that he reindeer that escaped from a Tesco store in the Carlton area of Nottingham has fully recovered, as along with the other seven fellow reindeer they have a lot of work to do on December 24th, if a lot of people are not to be disappointed on Christmas Day!
Support worker 32 year old Mark Smith has had Bengal Benny for around 10 years after taking her from a rescue centre, so he was naturally dismayed when he lost Benny on bonfire night. Not one to just accept that the bird had decided to seek out pastures new, he set about to try to discover where dear old Benny was roosting. As luck would have it he was alerted to the whereabouts of his owl by a missing pets’ site on Facebook and also confirmation from the Independent Bird Register, Benny had been spotted in the city centre of Peterborough. (more…)
Most people will have heard of the spoof newspaper headline: “Man Goes Mad Bites Dog”, well we believe our headline can beat that one and this is actually a true event.
The pizza delivery man dressed in his bright uniform was sent to a delivery address, and here it gets better, Rambo Lane, to deliver a pizza, but when he rang the bell he got more than the tip he was hoping for, he was shot in the leg! Naturally you might be thinking that an angry gun toting man opened the door and did not get the pizza that he had ordered, but you would be wrong, it was the man’s dog that accidentally shot delivery man. (more…)
Ask any motorist and they will tell you exactly where all the potholes are on their normal route, so launching a satellite to search for them may seem a crazy idea, but it may not be as mad as it may seem.
If you heard a man shouting “I’m going to kill you” and a woman screaming followed by the sounds of crashing furniture and dull thuds, you would naturally call the police. This is what happened and a number of police cars went immediately to the address in Wollstonecraft in Sydney and began banging on the door. A man appeared looking rather flushed and very out of breath.
It was cunning plan but it went horribly wrong when a man tried to smuggle 48,000 cans of beer, which had been covered with Pepsi labels, into Saudi Arabia. But eagle eyed police at the Al Batha border were not fooled as they rightly considered that here was something suspicious about the consignment of cans.