Friday, October 12, 2012

Friday Fun

Another Friday, another week done.  Is it just me, or has this year flown by?  Oh.  It is me then.

Let's start with the videos collated from good old Aunty Beeb and a couple of other places.

First up, catwalk clergy showing off some modern minsiterial fashions. Apparently, vicars are funky. Moving on, how about the school with twleve sets of twins. If that doesn't appeal go walking through the rain without getting wet.

How much exercise do you get? Why not try Samurai swimming, where you swim with a suit of armour on, or go out and set a new world record for backflips. If that doesn't float your boat, have go at water jet packing and fly around like superman.

Getting married? If you're having trouble, get on a plane to Denmark, which has become the destination of choice for those who want a quickie wedding.

One of the oddest things I've seen in a long time are the auditions for the role of a chicken...for real chickens, which has to be seen to be believed. Still on the nature theme, you may remember last week's piece on the odd-coloured honey in France.  Theories were put forward, but now they have the answer.

I love sharing things from good blogs and here's an excellent video posted on The Daily Dose.  It's a stop-motion film set to music.

Other stories now.

It seems to be the time of year for food related accidents and one river has been turned brown after a caramel spillage.  In other food news, the world porridge making championships took place in, where else, Scotland. Slightly more bizarre is the caterpillar cake that set off a bomb alert at the airport, while you have to feel sorry for the elderly couple who accidentally grew the largest cannabis plant the police have ever seen.

With work hard to come by, one graduate has become a human scarecrow, while other highly educated people have been trying to find the origins of phrases such as 'blue-arsed fly'. It could be worse, your cat may be trying to kill you.

Have you got a tattoo? Here are ten people who have tribal tattoos who describe what they mean to them. Staying on the theme of human social behaviour, why do we behave so oddly in lifts? Some people love adventurous experiences, like this group, while the rest of like the outdoors, which is why skyline city parks are becoming popular.

From over ground, to underground, and there's a sticker craze happening in London. People are adding new, humourous, stickers alongside the official ones.

Did you know that facebook's 'population' is as large as the human population of Earth in 1804?  That and nine other things I'll bet you didn't know last week.

Finally, from my own hometown, Stevenage, one of the oddest cycle lanes you'll ever see.

Before I get to the pictures, here are some...errrr...pictures? The pet slimmers of the year and the Aurora Borealis as seen in Britain.

Now on to the highlight of the week. Picture time.
























































And on that chilly note, I bid you adieu and hope you have a wonderful weekend.



4 comments:

E. Arroyo said...

Funny. =) Thanks. Have a great weekend.

Lisa Shafer said...

My Friday mornings lately have always begun with your blog. :)

Martin Willoughby said...

EA: You too.

Lisa: We have a saying in the UK: Start the day with a smile...get it over with. :)

Milo James Fowler said...

Holy cow, too much good stuff. Samurai swimming AND deep-fried Tribbles? Nice.