Gallery: Cape Town naked bike ride – 9 March 2013

Hundreds of inhabitants of Cape Town, South Africa have stripped off for the annual naked bike ride. As part of the World Naked Bike Ride initiative participants hit the streets to protest against car culture and the dependence on oil for day to day living. The moment takes place in over 50 cities around the globe. The Cape Town ride marks the third year that the event has taken place.

Bieber blocker: Developer invents Firefox tool that eliminates Justin Bieber from the web

Bye bye Bieber? Singer can now be censored (Picture: Getty)
Pop prince Justin Bieber may have over 35million followers on Twitter but there seems to be many more people who just can’t stand him.
There is no stopping the Baby hit maker’s musical bandwagon fuelled by the passionate fans he likes to call Beliebers despite a tumultuous week on tour in London.

Man finds screwdriver impaled in head after looking in car mirror

Lucky? The man survived after screwdriver impaled into his head (Picture: Caters)
A man from Poland found a screwdriver impaled through his forehead – but only after catching his reflection in his car’s rear-view mirror.
The 25-year-old was doing some work in his garden when he lost his balance and landed on the Phillips tool.
However, he only noticed something was sticking out of his head when he looked in the mirror after the fall.

Teacher sacked after encouraging nursery children to taste her blood

Blood-y angry: Parents have complained (Picture: Tek / File)
Ripping up the rule book is always a risky strategy for any teacher to take in the classroom.  
So when one rogue Norwegian nursery teacher brought a vial of her own blood to class it was more than likely to get spilt.
When it comes to the do’s and don’ts of teaching, encouraging children to touch and taste your blood is definitely one of the latter.
The teacher in Sola, on Norway’s western coast, poured the blood sample onto a plate for the children aged between three and six to see.

Elderly man on mobility scooter sought after ‘ramming vehicle into supermarket window’

OAP sought after mobility scooter rams supermarket window (Picture: Sussex Police)
Sussex Police are hunting an elderly man on a mobility scooter who is thought to have rammed his machine into a supermarket window.
The renegade, believed to be in his 60s,  is suspected to have bumped the property after a dispute with staff at the Bexhill Co-op in Western Road on Wednesday.
Investigators believe the OAP crashed into the window on purpose because he was angry ‘over a customer service issue of some kind’.

Former US president George W Bush likes to paint cute little dogs

George W Bush is quite the artist, according to his painting teacher (Picture: Fox5)
Not only does former US president George W Bush reportedly like to paint himself naked while in the shower but it has also been revealed he loves sketching dogs too.
Last month information came to light through apparently hacked emails that the former head of state liked to capture himself while in the buff.

Teen party in strip club cancelled after officials step in

The teen party in the strip club was cancelled (Picture: AP/File)
There are a few teenagers in Ontario, Canada, that will probably be feeling pretty disappointed after a 14- to 18-year-old dance at a strip club was cancelled.
The youngsters, mainly the boys we presume, were probably looking forward to seeing the inside of The Studio 4 Gentleman’s Club for the first time but their plans were thwarted when the city’s licensing commission said the event couldn’t be held.

Pooches in Israel fall in love with new Dog TV channel

Dogs in Israel love watching TV (Picture: Mike Hollist)
It seems dogs in Israel enjoy being on the couch a bit too much after a channel aimed at pets became an instant hit.
Dog TV, which is also available in the US and online, reportedly has content that has been produced using scientific methods.
Whatever the technique, pooches in the Middle Eastern country are enjoying watching the shows.
‘Generally when I leave the house I put on the radio, play him some music,’ said Jeff from Jerusalem

Dog ‘prevents owner from committing suicide’

A German shepherd dog (not the one pictured) reportedly stopped its owner from committing suicide (Picture: PA)
A pet owner in France was reportedly prevented from committing suicide by her dog after it decided it was not yet ready to see her go.
The 63-year-old female decided to end it all in her back yard in Sorgues but her German shepherd apparently had a different idea.
In desperation the loyal pet reportedly did what anyone else who loved her would and collided with the elderly woman in an attempt to get her to drop the gun.

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