Grilled stoat cheats death for 30 miles
A stoat miraculously cheated a certain roadkill death after becoming
trapped in the grille of a sports car for over 30 miles. Motorist Merv
Draper was heading home on Tuesday night when he spotted the tiny animal
in his headlights. Travelling at speed, he assumed he must have run over
the poor thing.
But the fearsome creature had flung itself into the metal grille of
the BMW Z4 and become a stoat stowaway. Mr Draper completed the 32-mile
journey from Colsterworth to his home in Ewerby, Lincolnshire, and only
discovered his passenger cargo the following morning.
The stoat was peeping out of the car below the number plate with his
front feet resting on the bars, with trace of injuries! The patient was
transferred to Weirfield Wildlife Hospital in Lincoln where he was fed
and given water before being released.
- Sky news
School forces boy to chain-smoke 42 cigs
A Malaysian schoolboy was forced to smoke 42 cigarettes in two hours
by his English teacher after she found a cigarette in his locker, a
newspaper has reported. The punishment dished out to 16-year-old Mohd
Alif Arifin left him unable to eat for nearly a week because he kept
coughing and had swollen lips, the boy’s aunt told the New Straits
Times. Fourth form student Alif, who claimed he knew nothing of the
cigarette in his locker, told the paper: “It went on for more than two
hours. I was forced to smoke four cigarettes at a time until I finished
His aunt Faridah Mat Zain said “He was coughing continuously and he
was very quiet. But two days later, I noticed his lips were swollen and
got him to tell me what happened. He couldn’t eat for five days.” Alif
was taken to a clinic which referred him to Langkawi Hospital, she said.
A school official said the institute had apologised to the boy’s uncle,
who lodged a police report when he found out about the punishment. He
said it was up to the state’s education department to take action
against the teacher.
Chinese bride trains eye on wedding dress record
A Chinese bride is hoping to enter the record books after getting
married in a wedding dress with a train more than 2 km long trailing
It took guests more than three hours to roll out the gown, complete
with 9,999 silk red roses attached to it, in the northeastern province
of Jilin, state news agency Xinhua said.
“Both the length of the dress and the number silk roses pinned on the
wedding dress can make history,” said groom Zhao Peng. Zhao, who has
applied to Guinness World Records, said he was inspired after seeing a
story on the previous record holder in Romania, where the dress measured
just over 1.5 km. The dress cost around 40,000 yuan ($5,856), which
prompted initial opposition to the plan from his family.