Finding your inner deer: Man wears deer head mask every day for five years

Oh deer: Luo Dan dons his head mask (Picture: Rex)
If you could be any animal what would you be and why?
It’s one of life’s most thought-provoking questions which can be used with deadly effectiveness in an interview or, less so, by a drunken mate down the pub (probably time to go home).
But for Chinese painter Luo Dan, 32, there will only ever be one answer to the question having worn a deer head mask every day for the past five years.

Russian Jack Sparrow builds Black Pearl hotel for prospective tourists

Amateur shipbuilder Alexander Marchenko works on the Black Pearl (Picture: Reuters)
An amateur ship builder dubbed the Russian Jack Sparrow is aiming to put his homeland on the map by building an exact  replica of the world famous Black Pearl pirate ship.
Alexander Marchenko decided to construct the traditional 17th century-style wooden sailing vessel after watching blockbuster hit Pirates of the Caribbean at his local cinema.
The sailing ship is moored to a bank of the Yenisei River (Picture: Reuters)

Things not to do if drunk (No.1): Buy a 10ft python

Brucie bonus: Stolen snake Bruce coils around his owner’s arm. David Chance was glad to get him back (Picture: BPM)
A hungover drinker woke up after a night out to be confronted by a 3m (10ft) python he’d bought the night before – rearing up to make a lunge at his sleeping friend.
Dwayne Matthews roused himself to deal with 14kg (31lbs) Bruce, who a court heard he had bought from a gypsy during a heavy session.
He bundled the creature into a cage after covering him with a blanket.

I’ll have it on the rocks and with a Creme Egg: Easter cocktail with nearly 1,000 calories

Rich: The ingredients of the drink include rum, chocolate liqueur and a smashed-up Creme Egg
It has been deep-fried, made into ice cream and even turned into a car.
Now, the Creme Egg is getting a new role… as a cocktail.
A bar is marking Easter by selling the Creme Egg mojito – and it will take more than a quick jog round the block to burn one off.
The alcoholic drink, which features rum and chocolate liqueur, contains a staggering 987 calories.
However, its maker insists the unusual beverage is ‘surprisingly light’.

Pa. groundhog's handler taking blame for forecast

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An Ohio prosecutor who light-heartedly filed a criminal indictment against the famous Pennsylvania groundhog who fraudulently "predicted" an early spring said he may consider a pardon now that the animal's handler is taking the blame.

"Shameful" sexist Ford car ads spark outrage in India

MUMBAI (Reuters) - A series of car ads, including one showing women bound and gagged in the trunk of a Ford driven by former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, has prompted Internet outrage in India and prompted an apology from Ford India. The ads came just days after India approved a tougher new law to punish sex crimes, following the fatal gang rape of a student in December. That attack sparked unprecedented protests over the treatment of women in the country. ...

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New York cop who toured with band charged with disability fraud NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York police officer was charged on Tuesday with mail fraud for allegedly claiming disability benefits for two years while at the same time performing and touring with his heavy metal band, "Cousin Sleaze," according to court documents. Christopher Inserra, an officer with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, was the lead singer with the Brooklyn band, whose "Sick Maniacs" album features such songs as "Infection" and "Walk of Shame," according to an affidavit filed in U.S. ...

"Shameful" sexist Ford car ads spark outrage in India

MUMBAI (Reuters) - A series of car ads, including one showing women bound and gagged in the trunk of a Ford driven by former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, has prompted Internet outrage in India and prompted an apology from Ford India.

LOOK: Man's Car Ends Up On Neighbor's Roof

GLENDALE, Calif. — A Southern California man's car ended up on his neighbor's roof in an unusual accident over the weekend.

Glendale police Sgt. Sean Riley tells City News Service that the driver lost control Saturday afternoon on a driveway in an area where homes are arrayed on a steep hillside.
The vehicle ended up on the roof of the next house down the hill.

Riley says the driver reported he had a mechanical failure.

The driver, his wife and the resident of the neighboring home were unharmed.

This Is The Best Thing To Happen To An Easter Card

BRUSSELS -- Feel like having chocolate at Easter in Belgium? Well, send a letter and really lick that chocolate-flavored postal stamp.

The Belgian post office released 538,000 stamps on Monday that have pictures of chocolate on the front but the essence of cacao oil in the glue at the back for taste and in the ink for smell.
Belgian stamp collector Marie-Claire Verstichel said while the taste was a bit disappointing, `'they smell good."

Easter is the season for chocolate in Belgium with Easter eggs and bunnies all over supermarkets and specialty stores.

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