Hawaii attorney convicted in ear licking case...(euuwwghh...Ed)
British physics students calculate : "Batman could fly but would smash into the ground and probably die" (...good to see the students aren't simply wasting their time then...Ed)
Naked Cowboy threatens suit against Naked Indian (... quite quiet on the news front today isn't it?... Ed)
Amazing yo-yo tricks that seem to defy physics (... you're fired... Ed)
Travel guide offers warning about Scottish customs - Japanese tourists told to avoid football fans, 'weird' sausages, and references to locals wearing 'skirts'.
Army Looks to Strike Foes with Lightning Weapon (Well, THERE goes the element of surprise against the baddies!...Ed)
16-Foot Cactus Falls, Pins Man to the Ground (ouch! Didn't he feel a pr*ck?..no..just a bit silly...ho ho...Ed)
Century plant undergoes rare blooming in South Carolina (Worth a look as chances are you won't be here next time....Ed)
Ascent Assault at 25,500 feet: Mount Everest climber allegedly attacked by authorities for not having permit
Euro 2012: Wife's fury after husband heads out to Ukraine to see England play instead of celebrating anniversary
England beat Sweden in a Competitive Football Match (no need for a link or a report.... the headline is strange enough !!!!!...Ed)
Three ways to not spill your coffee while walking (is this really 'news' or just common sense?...Ed)
Pumpkin, turnips and swedes: the most dangerous vegetables revealed (StrangeCarrots once again completely absolved of all charges..ho ho...Ed)
Tuesday 12th June 2012 - Special Day!
Sunday 10th June 2012
Thursday 7th June 2012
Nearly time for EURO 2012 - so the big question is...... NO! NOT who's gonna win... but 'Ukraine' or 'THE Ukraine': Why do some country names have 'the'?.... (is all this footy talk really necessary??... Ed)
Citta the elephant trumpets Polish victory...(Where has the psychic pig AND the psychic ferret gone ???..Ed)
Here Comes Summer : Met Office "70mph Winds Set to Batter Britain"...(I fail to see what's strange about this news...Ed)
Tuesday 5th June 2012
Plague of Venomous Spiders Invade Indian Town, 2 Dead!!! (spiders or people?...Ed)
Kitten stuck in car's exhaust... but the engine was still purring (No CATalytic converter jokes please......Ed)
Monday 4th June 2012
Argentina : Stunned Tourists Video of 'Flipping' Big Iceburg...source:Yahoo News
Giant "Tree Lobster" Found After Hiding For 80 Years...source: Grist
Nine-year-old’s lunch blog shames school into making changes...: Jess Zimmerman
Sunday 3rd June 2012
Friday 1st June 2012
Thursday 31st May 2012
'Psychic' Ferret To Predict Euro 2012 Results (SC has NO idea where the Psychic Pig has gone - Mrs StrangeCarrots' theory is that the Psychic Pig has been eaten - and didn't see THAT coming!)
Wednesday 30th May 2012
Monday 28th May 2012
Saturday 26th May 2012
Thursday 24th May 2012
Wednesday 23rd May 2012
Monday 21st May 2012
49 Lizards for Lunch Anyone?
Artist, aged 5, Earning Thousands!
By Jonathan Samuels, Australia correspondent | Sky News – 17 hours ago
A five-year-old Australian girl who has already earned well over £100,000 from her paintings has been described as the "world's youngest professional artist".
Aelita Andre has been painting since she was just two and her work has been exhibited in Australia and America.
Her cheapest paintings are now selling for more than £3,000 each, the money from which is being put in a trust fund.
Her mother, Russian-born Nikka Kalashnikova, says she quickly realised her daughter's technique set her apart from other playschool painters.
"Her composition, her use of colour, her concentration span," she told Sky News.
"Sometimes even as a little kid she was painting for about one hour, one-and-a-half hours, she would walk off, then come back again, it is just her concentration.
"Usually kids paint for two or three minutes and they have had enough, they run off, but not Aelita."
Walking into Aelita's home the chaos and colour of her work hits you straight away.
Almost the whole of the downstairs of the suburban Melbourne house is taken up with the little girl's studio. Paint pots, brushes, spray cans, glitter and craft materials are everywhere.
Aelita's huge canvases are covered in bright swirls and splashes of paint and often have items stuck on them - twigs, children's toys and feathers.
What little space is left is taken up with completed works, stacked along the walls by her parents, ready to be shipped to New York for her next major exhibition in June.
The website of the gallery in New York states: "These paintings are both contemplative and powerful, providing a window into the emancipated creative subconscious mind of a child."
Critics say her parents must be influencing her art but Nikka Kalashnikova strongly denies that.
"She is her own person, and if she's was not enjoying it... have a look how much she produces. She absolutely loves it. Talk to any parents - if you are able to push your child into doing anything, well good luck."
Aelita's father recently filmed his daughter painting a canvas from beginning to end in a bid to prove she is not influenced by any adult.
Melbourne art critic Robert Nelson says the paintings have some merit and the people buying them could be collectors speculating on her future potential.
"They have a value beyond aesthetic purity and it is really the project this family has set up for itself. I guess you could imagine someone wanting to be part of that, wanting to support that with money," he said.
Whether clever hype or raw talent, there is no doubting that Aelita Andre is making more money at just five years old than many professional artists do in a life time.
Worth thinking about next time you see an expensive art work and say "my kid could have painted that".