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Really big pooh found in Scottish sewer (really!) - graphic image

A large Winnie the Pooh teddy, a bike, a fax machine, jeans and a snake were among a host of bizarre items found in Scotland's sewers last year Scottish Water said it dealt with more than 40,000 blockages in the drains and sewer network Most were caused by people putting things such as cooking oil, nappies and baby wipes down sinks and toilets It is running an awareness campaign to highlight the issue, which it said creates costs of more than £7m a year A series of television and radio a

Family ask council for a wheelchair ramp - they build slalom course that fills their garden - image

Always be aware of the incompetence of councils Clare Lally spent two years campaigning for wheelchair home access for her disabled daughter - only for the council to build this 10-level slalom ‘eyesore’ outside her house The mum-of-one begged her local council for improved access for wheelchair-bound Katie, seven, after the council gave them a home at the top of three flights of stairs When officials finally relented, Clare’s relief soon turned to shock when West Dunbartonshire Co

After the Tsunami - Ghosts of the dead still walk in Japan

And so his wife and mother described the events of the night before How he had jumped down on all fours and begun licking the tatami mats and futon, and squirmed on them like a beast How at first they had nervously laughed at his tomfoolery, but then been silenced when he began snarling: ‘You must die You must die Everyone must die Everything must die and be lost’ In front of the house was an unsown field, and Ono had run out into it and rolled over and over in the mud, as if he was b

The Gympie Gympie plant - proof Australia hates humans - video

This plant is so painful a man shot himself after accidentally using it as toilet paper In the video below the mere touch of it on the finger caused the speaker to vomit North Queensland road surveyor AC Macmillan was among the first to document the effects of a stinging tree, reporting to his boss in 1866 that his packhorse “was stung, got mad, and died within two hours” Similar tales abound in local folklore of horses jumping in agony off cliffs and forestry workers drinking themselv

Tree removed from power-lines with explosives - video

On Thursday afternoon a large spruce tree was blown across high-voltage overhead power cables between Høydalen and Håvika in Austefjorden, Norway Jan Rune Ville was called in to remove the tree and restore the power Talk about a great way to get the job done! http://translategooglecom/translateact=url&hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_t&sl=no&tl=en&u=http://wwwnrkno/mr/straumen-tilbake-med-sprengstoff-111385187&sandbox=0&usg=ALkJrhggjY4K9VVDUn_iImPl5fnYfjqRDQ

Cat hangs out at the pet shop plays with toys, eyes up the fish - video

It says Pets at Home above the door and that’s exactly what this wiley pet does – regularly wandering in and making himself thoroughly at home in the Boston store For the last few months the ginger and white tom has been strolling down the aisles helping himself to the catnip toys, sleeping on the cat beds and sitting down to watch the fish tanks and rodents His cheeky antics caught the attention of staff at the Queen Street store – who now call him Graham [quote]When we open the doors

Yet another new law has been created - the law of Urination

Apparently all mammals take 21 seconds to pee and the shape or size of the animal doesn't matter Scientists are calling it the Law of Urination, and it's a process driven by the way mammalian urinary systems evolved to eject fluids from the body in the quickest and most efficient way allowable by physics To make this discovery, Patricia Yang and colleagues brought their high-speed camera to the Atlanta Zoo They filmed male and female rats, dogs, goats, cows, and elephants taking a whiz T

Rare deep sea oarfish dying on beaches - a sign of an earthquake to come in California?

The question comes following the discovery of the carcass of a rare 18-foot-long oarfish off the coast of Catalina Island on Oct 13, followed by another snakelike 14-foot-long oarfish found on Oct 18 in Oceanside Fishermen in Japan reported a sharp uptick in oarfish sightings in March 2010 following the massive magnitude-88 earthquake in Chile that same month, which marked almost exactly one year before the country was devastated by its own magnitude-89 quake in northeast Japan Oarf

Meanwhile in Iran a man survives hanging only to told he will be hung again when he has recovered enough

A man in Iran is to be hanged for a second time after the first execution attempt was botched by officials If you are "hung till your dead" and you survive the handing then isn't that the end of that sentence Its really considerate of the revolutionary Guard to wait till he gets well enough, to be hung again afterall its good to be fully conscious before you are killed The man, identified by Iranian state media as Alireza M, was found guilty of drug offences and ‘put to death’ in

Spanish builders forgot to include an elevator in their skyscraper! - image

The Intempo skyscraper in Benidorm, Spain—standing proud in this image—was designed to be a striking symbol of hope and prosperity, to signal to the rest of the world that the city was escaping the financial crisis Sadly, the builders forgot to include a working elevator In fairness, the entire construction process has been plagued with problems, reports Ecnonomia Initially funded by a bank called Caixa Galicia, the finances were recently taken over by Sareb – Spain’s so-called "bad bank

China - Museum with 40,000 fakes forced to close

A Chinese museum has been forced to close after claims its 40,000-strong collection of supposedly ancient relics is almost entirely composed of fakes Surprisingly none of them were IPads, running shoes or handbags The Jibaozhai Museum in Jizhou, a city in the northern province of Hebei, opened in 2010, its 12 exhibition halls packed with apparently unique cultural gems But on Monday, the museum was shut after claims many of the exhibits were knock-offs bought for between 100 and 2000 yua

Meanwhile in New Zealand a woman accidentally superglues her lips together

Her lips were sealed, but a woman who mistakenly glued her mouth shut now can't stop talking about her "near death" experience The Dunedin grandmother, who glued her lips together after applying a superglue instead of cold sore cream on Thursday night, told the Otago Daily Times: "I thought I was going to die" The incident was sparked after she woke to apply some cold sore cream, kept in a drawer at her St Kilda flat Without turning on a light, she saw the yellow label of what she be

Two guys walk into an 1860's bar - Improv Everywhere video

For our latest mission, we surprised random people by turning back the clock 150 years at a local bar, completely transforming it into 1860s New York We worked with accomplices to invite unsuspecting friends to the Black Rabbit Bar in Greenpoint, Brooklyn The bar was completely lit by candles and kerosene lanterns and was filled with actors in period dress Beer cost pennies, and music was provided by a live band By the end of the night, our surprised guests found themselves in the m

26 ways life in Australia is badass -images

When you live on a barely hospitable desert island that was once a continent-sized penal colony, your life tends to be a little more badass than the average person’s I love all the police reports on the link, they are very funny http://wwwbuzzfeedcom/awesomer/totally-common-occurrences-in-australia A Newspaper article about a cow photobombing a horse stuck in a fence
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