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October 4, 2014 at 12:42 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Woman who used a potato as a contraceptive is hospitalised after it began to grow roots: “Doctors treating a woman for stomach pain were shocked to find a very unlikely cause for it – a potato inside her vagina. The 22-year-old woman, from Colombia, was advised by her mother to use the technique to avoid becoming pregnant. But by the time doctors discovered the potato, it had apparently germinated and grown roots inside her. The discovery was made when the woman, from the central Colombian town of Honda, went to hospital complaining of abdominal pains. When a nurse examined her, she found roots from the potato that had grown. However after removing it, doctors confirmed there would be no lasting damage to the woman’s health.

Harrods launch the world’s most expensive perfume with a price tag of £143,000: “To mark the opening of the Salon de Parfum boutique at the London department store, the British perfumer Clive Christian has created a special edition of his No1 perfume with an eye-watering price tag of £143,000. A standard bottle of the fragrance costs £450 and is marketed as ‘the world’s most expensive perfume’. But the one-of-a-kind new edition genuinely deserves this description thanks to the way it has been packaged. Called the No1 Passant Guardant, it uses the perfume house’s signature crystal bottle and then ups the ante by covering it in hand-crafted, 24 carat gold lattice-work. As with all the bottles, the top is a crown shape as the design was created in 1872 and paid homage to Queen Victoria. But in this case, the gold crown is embedded with flawless white diamonds. In total, there are 2,000 individually set diamonds on the bottle. Meanwhile, the lion motif on the front is made up of two yellow diamonds, with a rare pink diamond marking out the lion’s tongue. On his website, Clive Christian, OBE, said: ‘I was inspired to create an iconic bottle as precious as a crown jewel to mark this special event.’

Japanese zoo abandons hyena breeding programme after realising they have spent four years trying to get two MALES to mate: “Japanese zookeepers have abandoned their four-year-long attempt to persuade two spotted hyenas to mate… after they realised both animals were male. Experts at the Maruyama Zoo, in Sapporo, northern Japan, said they were told Kami and Kamutori were a ‘male and female couple’ by the South Korean zoo, in Daejon, who sold them the animals in 2010. But after a year of waiting without joy, they finally tested Kami – who they thought was female – only to find she had male genitalia. ‘We have attempted to house them together for breeding many times but they often fought against each other and never engaged themselves in breeding behaviour,’ the zoo said in a statement. The zoo explained that it is extremely difficult to determine the sex of a spotted hyena from the appearance of its external genitalia. ‘We still plan to obtain a female spotted hyena for breeding with either Kami or Kamutori,’ the statement said.”

Backpacker’s horror after flea and hundreds of eggs burst out of his FOOT after trip to Tanzania: “A backpacker was left horrified after a flea and hundreds of eggs burst out of his foot following a trip to Tanzania. Geography graduate Matthew O’Donnell, 22, was unaware a tiny chigoe flea had burrowed into his flesh and was feeding off his blood until weeks later when he had flown back to Britain. He was sitting on his bed at home in East Sussex when he felt a tingling sensation and suddenly the black bug burst through his skin and onto his bedclothes – followed by hundreds of tiny eggs. Mr O’Donnell had spent the summer working as a volunteer in rural Tanzania after completing his studies at Plymouth University and returned at the beginning of September. Mr O’Donnell has been left with a small crater close to his little toe where the bug was nesting but doctors have given him the all clear. The chigoe flea is the smallest flea known to man at just 1mm and is usually extremely hard to spot.”

A superior Brough superior: “The first motorbikes to be made by the legendary Brough Superior marque in over 70 years are set to be rolled out onto British roads. A limited production run of 300 Brough Superior SS100 machines that were made between 1925 and 1940 is nearing completion after a British businessman bought the rights to the company name. Mark Upham, of Taunton, Somerset has already secured dozens of orders for the modern-day version of the vintage SS100 bikes that were described as the ‘Rolls Royce’ of motorcycles and were the fastest machines in the world. Only 3,000 SS100s were made before the outbreak of war ground production to a halt. Mark Upham’s new gleaming models will be sold for £50,000 each from next year to mark the 90th anniversary of the launch of the SS100. While they look almost identical to the classic Brough bikes and have the same ‘saddle’ petrol tank and speedo, they are made using high-tech components such as aluminium-magnesium and titanium. Other modern-day advantages the new bikes have are a four-disc ceramic brake system and a 1,000cc V-twin engine which can deliver 140bhp.”

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