Stowaway cat survives 3,500-mile journey from Egypt in owner’s luggage

Feline very jet-lagged (Picture: NEWSTEAM)
A stowaway feline enjoyed the ultimate cat nap after surviving a 3,500-mile trip from Egypt in her owner’s luggage.
Jet-setting Bisou, a seven-year-old Persian, hopped into unsuspecting Mervat Ciuti’s bag as she packed to visit her sister in the UK.
After slipping by airport security, the intrepid traveller endured six hours in the cargo hold of a plane before ending up on the M1.

Chinese triplet brothers get married on the same day

Three is a crowd: The triplets were all married on the same day (Picture: Rex)
That’s one way to save on the cost of a wedding. These triplet brothers in China’s central city of Huangshi in Hubei Province decided to keep the biggest day of their lives in the family by getting hitched on the same day and celebrating together.
Among the 28-year-old triplets, it was middle brother Yang Xinjun who fell in love first. One day in 2010 he stopped off at a clothes shop and got chatting with owner Luo Tingting before asking her out.

Horse meat burger fancy dress costume goes on sale

Big seller: Horse meat burger costume (Picture: FancyDressCostumes)
Stuck for ideas on what to wear to that upcoming fancy dress party? Then let us introduce the horse meat burger costume.
Available to buy for £39.99, it comes in two parts as a burger tunic and detachable horse head.
Orders for the outfit which comes with a ‘horse content not guaranteed’ disclaimer have been flying off the shelves at in recent weeks.

Canines dressed up like a dog’s dinner for Crufts

Doggy’s style: Dignified, yes, that’s definitely the word (Picture: Barcroft)
Forget Paris Fashion Week, there were plenty of latest trends on display at the annual Crufts show.
The four-legged followers of fashion donned coats, winter boots, snoods and even sunglasses at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre.
And it wasn’t just the pedigrees looking their best, as Crufts includes a class just for mongrels for the first time.
Basset hound Larry comes third in class – but hides his disappointment behind a pair of shades (Picture: PA)

Police retrieve unexploded World War II shell from garden – and then return it

The officer was asked to return the bomb in a scene which could have come from Carry On Constable, starring Sid James and Hattie Jacques
It  was certainly an unusual approach to take when faced with a report of an unexploded bomb.
A bumbling – or particularly courageous – bobbie responded to the report of a World War II shell in a garden by driving it to the police station in the boot of his car – only to be ordered to take it back again.

Bewildered Domino’s CEO unveils all-singing all-dancing pizza

Domino’s pizza has teamed up with Hatsune Miku to create an app for the Japanese market, unveiled in one of the most unhinged adverts of all time.
Wearing an expression that says ‘where the hell am I? Someone is going to get a strongly worded email about this’, the CEO introduced simply as ‘Scott’ guides us through the app with palpable confusion and a look of sheer terror.
The pizza company created the augmented reality app in partnership with Hatsune Miku, ‘a singing synthesizer application with a humanoid persona’ that presumably makes sense in Japan.

Southeastern train service from Victoria delayed as woman gives birth

West Malling train station in Kent (Picture: Google Maps)
As excuses for train delays go, it’s not likely to annoy passengers – commuters were told their service from London Victoria would be late because a woman was giving birth.
The woman had baby Phoebe as the packed commuter service heading for Ashford stood at West Malling station in Kent.
The service was delayed by 45 minutes, a spokesperson for Southeastern said, before confirming the baby is ‘doing ok’ and a bunch of flowers would be sent to the new mother.

Poppy the terrier gets piggyback from Boris – Britain’s biggest boar

Anyone for a piggyback? Poppy and Boris are best buddies (Picture: Apex)
He might be Britain’s biggest pig, but the sheer size of Boris – who could be going in the Guinness Book of World Records – still didn’t dissuade Poppy the terrier from hopping on his back and hitching a ride.
The fearless canine lives on Chyvarloe Farm, near Helston in Cornwall, with Boris, who is more than 7ft long, 3ft tall and weighs more than half a ton.

I’m allergic to the gym… is an excuse one woman can legitimately use for not doing exercise

Off and running: Kasia Beaver has to stay out of the gym as working out could spark an allergic reaction (Picture: Caters)
Some people need hardly any excuse to get out of going to the gym but mother-of-four Kasia Beaver has the ultimate reason, she is allergic to exercise.
Even running around the garden after her children can set off her condition which she describes as ‘terrifying’.
‘When I get an attack, my eyes swell up and start to itch. Within five minutes, they’re completely closed,’ said the 33-year-old from Redditch, in Worcestershire.

Zorro the surfing pig takes to the waves in New Zealand

A fun-loving piglet is making a splash in New Zealand after taking up surfing alongside his animal-adoring owner.
Pigs may not be able to fly but they sure can surf judging by the impressive water displays from adventurous baby Zorro.
He joins his trusting owner Matthew Bell every morning for a surf session on the picturesque beach of Mount Maunganui in the Bay of Plenty.
Zorro, who is a mixture of kunekune and domestic pig, and possibly a little wild boar, is the fourth animal of its kind to be raised by the Bell family.


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