Waist-deep in mud, British PM rescues distressed sheep

LONDON (Reuters) - Bogged down by a stagnating economy and sinking poll ratings, British Prime Minister David Cameron ventured into a new swamp when he waded waist-deep into mud to rescue a drowning sheep.

Trump withdraws "orangutan" lawsuit against comic Bill Maher

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Donald Trump is withdrawing his lawsuit against television host and comedian Bill Maher seeking $5 million that Maher said he would give to charity, in a seemingly facetious offer, if Trump could prove he was not the son of an orangutan.

How to brush your teeth in space

VIDEO: How do you brush your teeth in space? Wouldn't the toothbrush end up your nose?

Indian rape 'solution' a shocker

UNDERWEAR that shocks an attacker is being presented as a solution to India's growing rape problem.

Grand National: Formula To Pick Winning Horse

A maths whizz knows which horse his money is on after devising a formula to pick this weekend's race winner.

Knocker-up, toad doctor, leech collector and sin eater: Some of the weird and wonderful jobs of yesteryear

Boy oh boy I sure wouldn’t mind being a leech collector (Picture: File)
Next time you complain about your job, just be grateful there’s no call these days for a leech collector or sin eater.
These, along with a toad doctor and a knocker-up, are among some of the stranger occupations held by people living in 18th and 19th century Britain.
Articles from the British Newspaper Archive reveal that, repellent as the job description sounds, there was a career to be had in capturing leeches.

Gallery: Traditional game of bottle kicking at Hallerton , Leicestershire

The traditional game of bottle kicking at Hallerton is an ancient custom of two parts that dates back to the early 18th century.
The first part is a procession from the Fox Inn through the village, led by the Warrener with his hare-topped staff and his attendants with baskets of bread and hare pie.
The actual game consists of the two teams made up of the villagers of Hallerton and their neighbours from Medbourne taking turns to get the three barrels across two streams a mile apart, by any means possible.

Now that’s what you call a hangover: Drunken man dangles from power cables

Having a drink when we’re in a bad mood is something most people can relate to, but climbing on to an overhead power cable afterwards is a bit more unusual.
That was the excuse and response of one man in China after he had a few too many drinks last week, as his climbing antics were caught on camera and broadcast on state TV.
The footage shows him dangling from the wires upside down from a height of around 9m (30ft) and moving sloth-like along the cables in Linfen, in northern China’s Shanxi province.


Subscribe to NewsBop RSS