A police sniffer dog has died of a suspected overdose while hunting for drugs, British police said. The springer spaniel showed symptoms of amphetamine use and died soon after the search.
The Italian town of Monza has banned people from keeping goldfish in bowls. A council official said fish get a “distorted view of reality” if kept in a bowl instead of a filtered, rectangular tank.
A British man who accidentally shot himself in the testicles after drinking 15 pints of beer has been jailed for five years for possessing an illegal firearm. The man had intended to shoot a friend.
An attempt to set a world record for group fire-walking in Dunedin and raise money for the ambulance service backfired when the cost of treating 28 people for burns exceeded the donations.
Thailand’s army is offering a free pilgrimage to Mecca for anyone who helps secure the return of more than 300 assault rifles stolen by suspected Muslim extremists.
Czech composer Vaclav Halek has composed more than 2000 melodies which, he says, come directly from mushrooms. “I record music that mushrooms sing to me,” he says. (eating too many of them?)
US scientists have developed a dried food ration that soldiers can hydrate by adding dirty water or urine. The chicken and rice meal comes with a filter that removes 99.9 per cent of bacteria and most toxic chemicals. (how’s your dinner? It tastes like piss!)
A man lit a cigarette while sitting on a portable toilet – and blew it up. The explosion, in Blacksville, West Virginia, resulted from a build-up of methane gas, officials said. The man was not badly hurt. (yea, and he wont need that operation for hemmoroids now)