It must be true…
I read it in the tabloids
Dozens of drunken seagulls have been found staggering around beaches in southwest England, apparently because the birds consumed discarded brewery waste. An animal rescue charity said it had treated nearly 30 boozed-up birds in two weeks, most of which recovered after vomiting. “The birds absolutely stink of alcohol when we collect them,” said rescue worker Jo Daniel, “so now our vans smell like pubs.” The charity has asked local beer makers to check that their waste is secure and can’t be guzzled by wildlife.
A 10-foot wooden statue of a grizzly bear was removed from its roadside perch in Wales after a driver mistook it for the real thing and swerved into a signpost. While there are no wild bears in the British Isles, the driver had recently been on vacation in Canada, where the animals are common. The driver thought the statue “was going to jump out at her,” said a local, “and that caused her to lose control of the vehicle.” The wooden bear had guarded the entrance to the town of Llanwrtyd Wells for more than 15 years; officials have now moved it to a less threatening spot.
A New York designer has built a wooden stool without tools, crafting the piece of furniture using only his hands and teeth. To prove it was possible, Nikolas Bentel pushed over a tree with his bare hands and then used his teeth and nails to scratch and whittle the wood so that it would slot together without glue or screws. With splintered fingertips and bleeding gums, he banged it all together with his fists. The finished stool has a rough-hewn look that could be described as Flintstones-meets-Ikea. “Obviously,” Bentel said, “in no way would anyone ever have this in their house.” ■