An 85 year old lady riding a horse with two of her grandchildrenMay 11, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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The lady is Elizabeth II of England, accompanied by the 3 year old Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Windsor, 7.
A Viscount is quite a senior rank in the peerage, below an Earl but above a Baron. It seems a lot to rest on the shoulders of a little boy
Odd news from around the world
Man wades across peanut butter art exhibit: “A Dutch museum-goer got into a sticky situation when he waded into a carpet of creamy peanut butter not realising it was a modern art installation. The hapless visitor somehow failed to spot the 14m expanse of edible goo at the Boijmans van Beuningen museum in Rotterdam, the second largest city in the Netherlands, Algemeen Dagblad reported overnight. Bemused tourists watched as the man sank into the 1100 litres of peanut butter – enough to fill more than 2000 regular-sized jars. He has been asked to pay for the damage after leaving a trail of footprints. The pricey installation – created by the artist Wim T. Schippers in 1962 and known as the Peanut Butter Platform – has suffered similar mishaps in the past. Three people have trodden on it but museum bosses refuse to erect a fence around it, claiming this would spoil its beauty.”
Boy swaps pants for skirt in uniform row: “A 12-year-OLD British boy risked ridicule overnight when he wore a skirt to school in a bizarre protest against its uniform policy. Chris Whitehead was furious when teachers banned male students from swapping long pants for shorts in the stifling summer heat, The Cambridge News reported. So he swapped his pants for a fetching knee-length skirt before attending classes, much to the bemusement of teachers and students at Impington Village College, in Cambridge, central England. “In the summer, girl students are allowed to wear skirts but boys are not allowed to wear shorts,” he said. Principal Robert Campbell said the no-shorts rule was in line with other schools in the region. But he also revealed the dress code does not contain any mention of boys in skirts – meaning plucky Chris is free to continue his protest.”
‘Burger King Brawler’ jailed after rampage in bikini: “A black woman who became a YouTube sensation after a video of her rampaging through a Florida Burger King in her bikini went viral has been jailed and banned from visiting the fast food chain. Nekiva Hardy, 30, dubbed the “BK Brawler” after her hysterical fight with Burger King staff on March 19 was uploaded on the video sharing site, pleaded no contest to a variety of charges and was sentenced to 45 days’ jail. In the video Hardy, wearing a white string bikini, can be seen screaming at Burger King staff and throwing things, before getting up on the counter to confront them. Florida Judge James Fensom put Hardy, a mother of three from Montgomery, Alabama, on five years probation, and ordered her to serve 100 hours community service, The Smoking Gun reports. She also has to complete an anger management program and pay fines and court costs totalling over $US5000.” [Video above]
Giant pool of blood: “You’d be forgiven for thinking that something nasty had happened in this small boating lake – but its bright-red colour was merely caused by the sun’s rays reacting with pond cleaner. It certainly caused a stir among villagers and visitors to Aldeburgh, Suffolk, who were stunned to see the Moot Hall pond taking on a distinctly crimson hue, like a scene from the shark thriller Jaws. Investigations were launched to discover why the water has changed colour and it was revealed it was down to the sunny weather and an eco-friendly cleaning product. ‘When it is cleaned, if it’s very sunny for the first few days, the water can take on a red colour. It’s all perfectly safe and environmentally friendly and it doesn’t stay red for long.’”
British women stick to the same brands their mothers used to buy: “With advanced technology, globalisation and a rapidly expanding market, it would come as no surprise to learn most mothers are interested in checking out new products. But it seems when it comes to shopping, women stick to the same brands their mothers used to buy. British mothers ‘genuinely trust’ just 18 household brands, a report has revealed. The report, compiled following a study into the shopping habits of 3,000 mothers, also found nine out of ten buy the same branded products every time they shop. Interestingly, more than half buy the same brands their own mothers used to buy. A spokeswoman for researchers http://www.MumPoll.com said: ‘While mothers are tempted by special offers and cheaper alternatives, they prefer to buy household brands which have been in the family for years. ‘There is something nice about using the same washing powder or toothpaste you grew up with.”
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