Category Archives: Crazy News Stories

WOLF ON THE LOOSE: Police marksmen hunt beast after escape from Colchester Zoo

WOLF ON THE LOOSE: Police marksmen hunt beast after escape from Colchester Zoo

ESCAPE: Police are hunting one of Colchester Zoo’s wolves after it went missing this morning [KAREN MERCER/ALAMY] Police are trying to find the animal after it was reported missing from Colchester Zoo in Essex at about 8am. An Essex Police spokesman said: “Police are currently assisting staff at Colchester Zoo searching for a wolf that’s escaped from the zoo site. “Officials ...

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Borborygmus, ramfeezled and zamzodden: Weird and wonderful words we've forgotten

A new book aimed at children celebrates wonderfully evocative words forgotten over the centuries [GETTY: Pic posed by model] Snollygoster: someone unprincipled, but shrewd; e.g door-to-door salespeople Most of them are very boring, very long and often the names of some new molecular wotsit beginning with “poly” or “tri”. But in the world of everyday usage our language is shrinking ...

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Dirds: The latest internet photoshopping fad

The internet has brought some of the strangest things [ TUMBLR] With a dog for a head and the body of a bird, images of Dirds are spreading quickly. Internet jokers have tried to out-do one another with their new designs of the hybrid creatures. From a pug and a sparrow to a labrador and an eagle, the cross-breeds just ...

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Oxford Dictionaries name 'selfie' as 2013's word of the year

Pope Francis in the first ever ‘Papal selfie’ [AP/TWITTER] The word beat rivals twerk, binge-watch and showrooming to unanimously be voted the word of this year by editors of the Oxford Dictionary. Research from the revered dictionary suggests usage of the word ‘selfie’ has increased by an incredible 17,000 per cent in the past year. An Oxford Dictionaries statement said: ...

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50 Shades of Grey: Why just READING raunchy bestseller could give you herpes

The 50 Shades of Grey movie will be released in February 2015 [GETTY] Library copies of the kinky bestseller were found to carry traces of the HERPES virus and COCAINE. Scientists made the shocking discovery after testing the ten most frequently borrowed books on the shelf. Another romance, Tango, by Pieter Asper, was also found to be carrying herpes, while ...

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What a climax: Countdown viewers left blushing over 'orgasmed' spelling round

Countdown presenter Rachel Riley spells out ‘orgasmed’ on the board [CHANNEL4] Letters chosen during one round of the Channel 4 show spelt the word “orgasmed” and the eight-letter contribution was displayed by presenter Rachel Riley. Contestants had to find the longest word from the selection of nine letters chosen – E, A, S, R, P, G, O, M and D. ...

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Last person to be born in 19th century dies at the age of 113

Grace Jones has died at the age of 113 [ENTERPRISE] Grace Jones, of Bermondsey, south ­London, was born on December 7, 1899 and was the last living person in the UK to have been born in the 1800s. Unmarried Grace, whose fiance died in the First World War, was also the sixth oldest person in the world. She had a ...

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Is this Britain's strangest pet owner? Meet the woman with 40 CATS

Marlene with some of her cats [CHANNEL 5] The cat enthusiast is surrounded day and night by the 40 felines who follow her around her home. They are groomed and bathed every day, a procedure which can see Marlene up until the early hours of the morning as she prepares them for shows. The unusal pet owner spends around £200 ...

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Jeremy Paxman pays tribute to David Dimbleby's tattoo in Newsnight tease

Jeremy Paxman teased David Dimbleby over his tattoo [BBC] The Newsnight presenter signed off from the show with the words ‘Good Nite’ written across his knuckles in an obvious tease at the Question Time host. David Dimbleby’s decision to get his first tattoo at the age of 75 hit the headlines as many rushed to congratulate him. Dimbleby chose the ...

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