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A man has been arrested in northern Greece for allegedly growing marijuana on the median strip of a highway. Police say the 35-year-old was caught in the middle of a six-lane highway linking Athens with Thessaloniki, harvesting 42 marijuana plants up to 1.8 metres tall.

Ganja Babe (Live) – Michael Franti

The Sea Life London Aquarium says its tactic of piping Barry White’s music into a shark tank to encourage breeding has paid off. The ‘‘Walrus of Love’’ has turned love-shy zebra shark Zorro into a marine love machine. Staff warn guests about his behaviour, because it looks far from romantic.

I Am The Walrus – The Beatles

(I’m afraid I couldn’t find the lovely Barry White number. And you know what? I’m kinda relieved.)

A boy in Alabama faked his own kidnapping to avoid bringing home a bad school report. The 11-year-old claimed a man grabbed him and forced him into a car. Police were suspicious that the boy had managed to escape with his band instrument, but not his bag.

A Scathing Report – The Telepathic Butterflies

Desperate times call for desperate measures. The Circus of Horrors in Dorset, England, has been swamped with applications to join its freak show. The circus was expecting a handful of replies from its ad at Jobcentres this week but there have been 50 callers and far more are expected to audition.

Circus Of Horror – Quiet Village

Brian Johnsrud spat a thawed cricket 6.9 metres at the Central Wisconsin State Fair to win a contest. He says his secret is picking the biggest cricket, putting it upside down on your tongue and taking a deep breath before putting the cricket in your mouth, so you don’t swallow it.

Night of the Crickets – Mr. Gnome

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