Ten things which raised an eyebrow this week
Following the week in which it was announced Napoleon’s St Helena island is finally to be made accessible by air travel, a coffee kiosk in Dublin measuring 37sq-ft sold for E250,000 and hundreds of mourners attended a memorial service for victims of the German Wings catastrophe, EP brings you a brief round-up of some other interesting news items which may have skipped your attention
- It was an accident honey, I Swear! In the States Larry McElroy is doubtless experiencing some marital tensions after he took a pot-shot at an armadillo which wandered into his garden only for the bullet to bounce off the animal, hit a fence, pass through the back door of his mobile home and strike 74 year old Carol Johnson … his mother in law!
- Powered by the very light it uses to shoot a photo, a team of American students have invented a camera which can theoretically take a picture every second, forever without requiring any other forum of power
- A sign of the coming Apocalypse? It’s thought that the reason it has been raining worms in Norway is that after the creatures came above ground at the end of winter, they were then caught in thermals around the mountainous coastline before being carried inland on the wind, and unceremoniously dumped by Mother Nature on unsuspecting locals
- While neither alarming nor eyebrow-raising, the time-lapse footage of Europe by night taken by the crew aboard the International Space Station, and made publicly available yesterday, is as mesmerising as it is beautiful
- A 60-foot wooden hulled prawn trawler came to a sudden and violent stop before then being dragged backwards at top speed after its fishing lines got tangled around a submarine! The MoD has refused to comment on the incident which took place 18 miles off the Irish Coast
- Assuming he was in for a wind-fall, a hapless thief in China found himself severely out-of-pocket after he paid 2 accomplices £100 each to help scratch the 1000’s of lottery cards he’d stolen. After days spent scratching he was rightly devastated to find he’d actually paid out more than he won when the tickets only produced two winners totalling less than £10
- Dating back 3.3 million years, a team of archaeologists are “very excited” after discovering what they believe to be the oldest tools ever used by ancient man at a site near Lake Turkana in Kenya
- Could the video footage of a sleeping baby cuddling a cobra be the most alarming thing you see today?
- Good Deed Feed: After spending 3 years living out of a cardboard box, 62 year old John Helinski is looking forward to having a home again after Police Officer Daniel McDonald spent the time & effort helping him track down a forgotten bank account into which his state pension payments have been deposited for the better part of a decade
- If you think you’re having a bad week, spare a thought for Casanova-wannabe “Yuan” who is being sued for fraud by 17 girlfriends after discovering his cheating ways when they all came to visit him in hospital following a car crash
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