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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Idiot publishers reject famous author: “JK Rowling has published rejection letters where publishing bosses suggest she go on a writing course and pop into a ‘helpful book shop’ for a novelist’s guide. The best-selling author was pitching her first novel, The Cuckoo’s Calling, under her Robert Galbraith pseudonym when she got the replies from Constable and Robinson and Creme de la Creme publishers. The Cuckoo’s Calling, a post-war detective novel, went on to be a number one bestseller, and in order to inspire other writers the Harry Potter author has posted the letters on Twitter. Rowling had chosen to write under a different name in order to publish without hype or expectation, after the phenomenal success she enjoyed with her magical Harry Potter series”

An old-fashioned kid who will go far: “Teenage boys are not known for their chivalry. But 14-year-old Cody Mitschelen brought that into question last week. The California-based 8th grader became an internet sensation after he begged all of his neighbors in Oakdale to let him mow their lawn on Sunday. It was all so he could raise enough money to take his girlfriend of six months, 17-year-old Audrey Fierro, to lunch. Astounded, one of his neighbors Ryan Cox took a photo of Cody toiling away in his yard and posted it on Facebook. Cox wrote: ‘We’ve been going door to door getting him business and he busted his ass mowing lawns and sweeping sidewalks and made enough to take her to lunch and get her flowers. ‘I’m so happy this still exists. ‘Hope is still alive for the future generation. Grinning, Audrey told the news station: ‘He’s definitely a keeper.'”

Man loses leg after shooting lawn mower full of explosives: “A Georgia man trying to videotape shooting a lawn mower packed with explosives lost his leg. One of Pressley’s friends told investigators they put three pounds of Tannerite into an old lawn mower “to blow it up”. That friend also told the responding deputy the entire incident was captured on video. He shoots a semi-automatic rifle at the lawn mower for 30 seconds, getting off more than 20 shots. On the last shot, the lawnmower explodes in a cloud of water vapor. Shrapnel can be seen flying in all direction. The camera shot wavers. “I blew my leg off! Oh, [expletive]!” Two of Pressley’s friends fashioned a tourniquet around his leg, helped him to the front seat of a vehicle, and drove him to a nearby road. That’s where EMS met the group and started working on Pressley. “EMS advised David was missing his left leg below the knee,” the report notes. He was airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. He is now recovering from the incident”

Child’s card cheers firefighters after her visit to their station: “A young girl from Dublin has sent her local fire station a lovely handwritten note saying she will definitely call them if she’s ‘ever burning to my death’. Firefighters in Nutgrove Fire Station in South Dublin posted the charming card on Twitter. A Dublin Fire Brigade source said: ‘The lads really enjoyed getting the card as it was very funny.’ There are no details available about the young girl, other than her name is Polly. In her note she said: ‘Thank you for coming Nutgrove Fire Station. ‘If I’m ever burning to my death I will call you!’ Posting a photograph of the delightful card on their Twitter feed, Dublin Fire Brigade responded: ‘Out of the mouth of babes. The important thing is the message got across. Cards really brighten up the station.’

Dodgy deodorant: “You may remember the deodorant Old Spice from the hilarious ads about how the scent can change a man’s life. But now furious customers are taking legal action against the deodorant company after suffering from burns, rashes and skin irritation. “I used the Old Spice pure sport and after a couple of days my underarms were raw. It burned so bad that I had to hold ice packs under my arms for a couple of days because of the burn,” a customer from Virginia said. Jeffory from Washington said it took the skin right off his armpits. “I’ve been using Old Spice for a long time, no problems with it, no burns under my arms or anything,” Michael Smith said. “Recently I purchased Old Spice High Endurance Fresh. “I started developing these red marks under my arms three or four days ago.” Another man also posted a video in 2014, complaining about the Old Spice Aqua Reef brand.”

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