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OH DEER: A deer in the UK had to be rescued by firefighters after getting its antlers tangled in a rope swing hanging from a tree.

The unhappy male fallow deer got trapped after wandering into the back garden of a house in Hook, Hampshire.
Terrified, it only made the situation even more knotty as it attempted to free itself from the hanging
Firefighters were called in to help free the distressed animal, which called for a little bit of ingenuity.
First, watch manager Anton Phillips dressed in protective body armour before using a long pole to cover the animal’s eyes with a towel in an attempt to calm it down.
Then. an RSPCA inspector cut the rope as Phillips and another animal rescue specialist held onto one antler each.
Once it was freed, and without a backward glance, the uninjured deer  fled into a nearby woodland with only its pride damaged. –– Orange.

RODENT DASH: In the midst of his battle with the titans of Wall Street, US president Barack Obama was nearly upstaged by a rodent. Obama had just begun a Rose Garden statement lauding the end of a Senate filibuster on his financial overhaul when some kind of rodent dashed out of the bushes to his right, just outside the Oval Office.
As photographers snapped away in the sun-drenched garden, the critter scurried straight past the gray podium with the presidential seal and made a bee-line for another set of bushes to Obama’s left.
It’s not clear if the president could even see the streaker, but he did not show any reaction. And he concluded his statement minutes later, returning to his office without answering a few shouted questions on other topics.
Once he was safely inside the Oval Office, a fierce debate erupted among the photographers and reporters who had witnessed the dash. Was it a rat or a mouse? Or maybe a mole, or some other kind of related creature.
Before long, experts had joined the fray.
“I would partially rule out rat,” said Russell Link, a wildlife biologist who works for the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife. “That’s due to the lack of a tail that is typically equal to body length”. –– AP.

BAT AN EYELID: A Chinese martial arts expert pulled an aeroplane for five metres — by a rope hooked to his eyelids.
Dong Changsheng (50) performed the stunt at the Changchun International Exhibition Centre in Jilin province.
It took him less than a minute to pull the half-a-tonne aircraft for five metres.
Dong has been practising kung fu for nearly 40 years, and has collected numerous awards for his skills.
“I have pulled a car with my eyelids before but this was the first time with an aeroplane,” he said.
“To be honest, I didn’t use my full strength and I think I could probably pull it three times the distance.
“I have built up the body strength to do this but it would be very dangerous for ordinary people so I don’t want anyone to copy me”. –– City Daily.

NUDE STROLL: A man who told police that God told him to walk the streets naked to save his soul has been arrested. Thibodaux police responded to an obscenity complaint around 2 am and found Shafiq Mohamed walking nude down the street. When approached, Mohamed reportedly told officers that “America raped him” and added that God told him to walk the streets naked to save his soul.
Mohamed was taken into custody and charged with obscenity. He was booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Centre where he awaits bail. –– AP.

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