Entries by Sara C Nelson

Earthworms Rain From The Skies In Southern Norway

(2) Comments | Posted 17 April 2015 | (14:38)

There were Biblical scenes in southern Norway this week after a spate of bad weather saw thousands of earthworms deposited from the skies.

Biologist Karstein Erstad was the first to come across a cluster of the burrowing anelids during a hike in Bergan NRK media reports.

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Great Portland Street Fire: Blaze Breaks Out Close To BBC

(0) Comments | Posted 17 April 2015 | (12:54)

Fire crews are at the scene of a blaze in London’s Great Portland Street.

The London Fire Brigade sent four fire engines to the building which is under refurbishment.

Plumes of black smoke were visible on the capital’s skyline and the service said it had received 35 emergency...

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Game Hunter Ian Gibson Trampled To Death By Elephant

(2724) Comments | Posted 17 April 2015 | (11:32)

A professional game hunter has been trampled to death by an elephant while leading a hunt with an American client in Zimbabwe.

Ian Gibson, 55, was tracking animals in Chewore North in the lower Zambezi Valley of Zimbabwe, when the young bull elephant “began a full charge.”...

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Ricky Gervais Hunter Row Accelerates As Rebecca Francis Accuses Him Of 'Using Influence To Target Women' In Her Industry

(55) Comments | Posted 17 April 2015 | (09:14)

A female game hunter who found herself in the sights of animal-lover Ricky Gervais has accused the comedian of using his “power and influence” to target women in her industry and of sparking a raft of death and rape threats against her and her family.

Rebecca Francis...

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Ricky Gervais Hunter Row Accelerates As Rebecca Francis Accuses Him Of 'Using Influence To Target Women' In Her Industry

(161) Comments | Posted 17 April 2015 | (09:14)

A female hunter who found herself in the sights of Ricky Gervais has accused the comedian of using his “power and influence” to target women in her industry and of sparking a raft of death threats against her and her family.

Rebecca Francis has received death threats...

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Australian Male Model Turned Jihadist Sharky Jama 'Killed Fighting For ISIS In Syria'

(15) Comments | Posted 16 April 2015 | (16:47)

An Australian male model turned jihadist has reportedly been killed while fighting for Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS or ISIL).

Sharky Jama abandoned his blossoming modelling and DJ careers and left his home in Melbourne in August of last year.

He told his parents...

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Beaver Killed By Tree It Was Gnawing Through

(0) Comments | Posted 16 April 2015 | (15:59)

The world’s unluckiest beaver has been tragically killed in a ill-judged tree-gnawing incident.

The unfortunate Norwegian rodent is believed to have been crushed to death by his own efforts.

Beate Strøm Johansen, a zoologist at the Agder Natural History museum in Kristiansand was called to the...

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MH370 Malaysia Airlines Search Area To Be Doubled

(14) Comments | Posted 16 April 2015 | (12:56)

The search area for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be doubled by a further 60,000 square kilometres if the Boeing 777 is not found by May, officials have said.

So far 61% of the 60,000 square kilometer (23,000-square-mile) search area has been scoured off Australia's west...

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Anne Robinson Had Never Watched Porn So Feminist Grace Campbell Asked Her To

(11) Comments | Posted 16 April 2015 | (10:54)

No it’s not secret footage leaked in a cheap attempt to "ruin" her career, but this is acerbic journalist Anne Robinson watching hardcore porn for the first time in her 70 years.

Amid a series of grunts, squeals and neighing sighs, the veteran presenter gamely...

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Liverpool FC To Take Action Against Stephen Dodd For Tweeting Muslims Praying At Anfield Were A 'Disgrace'

(60) Comments | Posted 16 April 2015 | (08:30)

Liverpool FC says it will take action against a man who tweeted a photograph of two Muslim fans praying at half-time and branded them a “disgrace”.

Stephen Dodd tweeted the image of solicitors Asif Bodi and Abubakar Bhula praying in a stairwell at Anfield on...

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Ricky Gervais Blasts Hunter Rebecca Francis Who Posed Grinning With Dying Giraffe

(390) Comments | Posted 15 April 2015 | (15:18)

Giraffe Hunter Accuses Ricky Gervais Of Targeting Women And Sparking Death Threats Against Her Family

Game Hunter Trampled To Death By Elephant

A hunter who was singled out for criticism by comedian Ricky Gervais after she posed grinning next to a...

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Neanderthals Who Mutilated Corpse Of Child May Have Been Cannibals

(22) Comments | Posted 15 April 2015 | (14:04)

Neanderthals, the now-extinct cousins of modern humans, mutilated and may even have devoured their dead, new research has found.

Analysis of marks found on the bone fossils of two adults and a child Neanderthal discovered in the Poitou-Charentes region of France show evidence of cuts made shortly...

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London Flat Measuring Just 8ft Wide Hits The Market For £750,000

(15) Comments | Posted 15 April 2015 | (11:11)

Got a spare £750,000 and fancy a London pied-a-terre?

Don’t mind that it measures just 8ft at it’s widest point?

Well Foxtons has just the property for you. And this bijou two bedroom pad in North London is already under offer despite its dolls...

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Twins Silas And Eli Keslar Drown After Pram Rolls Into Canal As Mother Alexis Swats Bee

(8) Comments | Posted 15 April 2015 | (09:30)

Twin boys aged 18-months have died after their pram rolled into a canal as their mother tried to swat away a bee.

Silas and Eli Keslar were belted in when their buggy went into the water in southwestern Arizona.

Their 26-year-old mother Alexis jumped into the steep sloped...

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Exorcism Expert Warns Catholic Clergy Of 'Beautiful Young Vampires'

(30) Comments | Posted 14 April 2015 | (12:16)

A professor specialising in magic, Satanism and the occult has warned participants at a Vatican-backed exorcism conference to be vigilant of the stream of sexy young vampires in film.

Professor Giuseppe Ferrari, head of the Italian occult...

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When Is Cheryl's Birthday? Maths Question Goes Viral

(17) Comments | Posted 14 April 2015 | (11:02)

A fiendishly difficult maths question from an exam for students at an elite Singapore high school has gone viral.

Posted on the Facebook wall of the Singapore and Asian School Math Olympiads (SASMO) it involves two children being asked to guess the birthday of their ten-year-old friend...

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Lee McElroy Shoots Mother-In-Law Carol Johnson After Bullet Bounces Off Armadillo

(16) Comments | Posted 14 April 2015 | (10:17)

A 74-year-old woman has been hospitalised after being accidentally shot by her son-in-law as he took aim at an armadillo.

The unlikely scene unfolded in Lee County, Georgia, with Lee McElroy, 54, attempting to shoot the animal with a 9mm pistol on Sunday night, WALB.com reports.

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UK Weather Forecast Promises Hottest Day Of The Year Making Britain Warmer Than Italy And Greece

(7) Comments | Posted 14 April 2015 | (09:50)

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for.

Britain is set to be a writhing mass of pasty limbs as we hurtle to the hottest day of the year so far – for a sizzling 25C (77F) is forecasted for London on Wednesday.

The balmy temperature will put...

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Alaska Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing After Screams Heard From Cargo Hold

(1) Comments | Posted 14 April 2015 | (09:08)

A plane en route from Seattle to Los Angeles was forced to make an emergency landing after loud banging was heard coming from the cargo hold.

Alaska Airlines Flight 448 had just taken off on Monday afternoon when the pounding noise was heard by both pilots and passengers in...

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David Cameron Serenaded By Ukulele Player Singing 'F**k Off Back To Eton'

(119) Comments | Posted 13 April 2015 | (16:30)

David Cameron has been publicly serenaded by a man strumming a ukulele and urging him to “fuck off back to Eton.”

The Prime Minister was canvassing on the streets of Alnwick in Berwick-upon-Tweed constituency on Monday when he was targeted with the impromptu ditty.

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