A Man Took This Photograph Of Birds, And Turned Their Positions Into Musical Notes. This Man Waited 10 Days in an Airport to Meet His Girlfriend Who Never Showed. British parrot missing for four years returns speaking Spanish. He said his bird went missing four years earlier.
Little is known about Nigel's whereabouts the past four years, but Chick says the bird's British accent is gone, and it now chatters in Spanish. Chick says last week's reunion brought tears of joy to his eyes - despite the fact that Nigel bit him when he first tried to pick him up. Micco said the behavior was not unusual and that Nigel would settle back in soon enough. "He's doing perfect," Chick told the newspaper by the week's end. California Man Creates Extraterrestrial Rock Art in Backyard 'in Hopes of Inviting Aliens' to Home. A 77-year-old man in Romoland, California, said he and his family have created a massive alien face in his backyard "in hopes of inviting aliens" to his home.
Work on the 60-foot-by-90-foot "rock garden" started this past Monday and was finished by Thursday afternoon, according to Larry Decker, who said he's been fascinated by the idea of extraterrestrials nearly his whole life. "Aliens watch everything we do," Decker told ABC News today. "My idea was to build this thing big enough to be seen from up there, and hopefully, they'll decide to come down and check it out.
" UFO Sightings: Top 10 States With Highest Number of Reports. Man Who Hasn't Showered in 12 Years Makes Us Question Everything We Know About Cleanliness. British parrot missing for four years returns speaking Spanish. Couple gets $75.90 bill for wedding they didn't attend. After the cake has been wrapped up, the champagne popped and the chicken-or-fish dinner eaten, most wedding guests get a thank you note in the mail.
But one guest recently got a bill instead. Jessica Baker and her husband were planning on going and RSVP'd to a no-kids-allowed wedding a few weeks ago, but Baker's mom called the day of the event to say she couldn't watch the Bakers' daughter, so they had no choice but to stay home, reports KARE 11 in Minneapolis. Then earlier this week, Baker received a bill for $75.90 — $60 total for the herb-crusted walleye she and her husband requested in their RSVP, plus a $7.95 fee per person for tax and the service charge. "This cost reflects the amount paid by bride and groom for meals that were RSVPed for, reimbursement and explanation for no show, card, call or text would be appreciated," the bill said.
Baker laughed as she told the story to the KARE 11 reporter. Russian five-year-olds dig their way out of nursery to buy sports car. Two five-year-old Russian boys used spades to dig their way out of their kindergarten and set off on a mission to buy a Jaguar sports car, the Komsomolskaya Pravda daily has reported.
The two boys disappeared as their group took part in a supervised walk in the grounds of the kindergarten in the city of Magnitogorsk in the Urals region, the tabloid said. Chelyabinsk regional interior ministry confirmed the boys’ escape from the kindergarten. “We don’t have any details yet, we can only confirm the fact itself,” a spokesman said, adding that the incident took place several days ago. After reaching freedom, the boys walked just over a mile to a car showroom selling luxury cars. A female driver noticed them and asked what they were doing. She put them in her car and drove them to a police station. A postman collected pebbles every day for 33 years and what he created is astounding. More than 120,000 people travel to the commune of Hauterives in southeastern France every year to see the Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval, a stunning palace constructed entirely from handpicked pebbles.
I Bought an Island in Cambodia and Changed My Life. What I Loved: The red soil, contrasting with the lush green foliage in the monsoon season.
The tropical thunder storms, the people, their smiles, the abundant energy of youth, and the positive change happening in the country after such a tumultuous past. Dying Man Leaves His Pals $5,300 to Go On Boozy Vacation. When Roger Brown was preparing his last will and testament, he wanted his friends to know how much he cared about them.
Brown, a retired engineer from Swansea, Wales, decided to leave seven of his closest pals 3,500 pounds (about $5,300) with a mandate to go enjoy a weekend vacation together. (Roger Reese and six other friends made the most of their time honoring their friend, including photos in front of the Brandenburg Gate. Photo: Bob Beynon) Fraudster released rat in Sunderland restaurant to get free meal. The owner of a bistro smelled a rat when a customer pulled a rodent from his pocket and shouted out in alarm in an attempt to get a free meal.
Restaurateur Kevin Smith, 48, called fraudster Christopher Baker a “scumbag” for trying the trick, saying it could have ruined the business he has built up over seven years. Baker, 28, from Houghton, Tyne and Wear, pleaded guilty to fraud by false representation at Sunderland magistrates court last week, officials confirmed. He was handed a 12-month community order with a rehabilitation activity requirement, ordered to pay a £60 victim surcharge and £7.25 compensation – the cost of his meal – to the restaurant. Smith recalled how Baker – who was already barred from Borneo Bistro in Sunderland – sneaked in on Valentine’s Day and ordered food from the menu. The bistro, which is one of Sunderland’s top-rated restaurants on TripAdvisor, was busy and Baker waited for two nearby tables to leave before attempting the con.
Woman arrested for speaking too long at city council meeting. A 60-year-old woman was arrested after exceeding her allotted three minutes of speaking time at a California city council meeting.
The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports that Karen Wright's arrested was caught on video, when she was handcuffed by police and cited for disrupting a public meeting during a Riverside City Council meeting. Bristol man gets revenge by texting works of Shakespeare to rogue internet seller. A Bristol graphic designer who was ripped off by an internet seller has turned to Shakespeare to get his revenge.
Edd Joseph, 24, who lives in the city with his girlfriend, was furious when he bought a PS3 games console for £80 and the seller failed to deliver the goods. So Edd decided to take his revenge by sending him the entire works of the Bard - by text. Edd discovered he could copy the words from the internet and paste them into a text message - without costing him a penny on his unlimited mobile phone package. He sends it as one text but his victim can only receive them in 160 character chunks - meaning the 37 works of Shakespeare will buzz through in 29,305 individual texts. So far Edd has sent 22 plays including Hamlet, Macbeth and Othello which have been delivered in 17,424 texts.
He reckons the remaining 15 works will take another few days to send - meaning his adversary's phone will have been constantly beeping for nearly a week. 13 Freaky Things That Happened on Friday the 13th. Friggatriskaidekaphobics, beware: Today is the first of three Friday the 13ths this year. (The other two fall in March and November.) This date, of course, is associated with bad luck and superstition, which is why it has its own phobia — "Frigg" was a Norse goddess who originally lent her name to the word that became "Friday," and "triskaidekaphobia" is the fear of the number 13.
Statistically speaking, the day is not more dangerous than any other. But even people who don't avoid black cats or fear walking under ladders can have a little fun with Friday the 13th. Man Misses Whale 2 Feet Away Because He Was Glued to His Phone. View gallery Man Misses Whale 2 Feet Away Because He Was Glued to His Phone (ABC News) This Instagram photo shows a man missing a humpback whale surface two feet away from him because he was glued to his phone. The moment was caught during a whale watch in Redondo Beach, California, professional photographer Eric Smith told ABC News today. Meet the 86-year-old widow who’s spent 10 years living on a cruise ship. All of which must make her one of America’s most travelled octogenarians? “I stopped counting after 100 [countries]. " she said. "Let's just say I've been to almost any country that has a port.
" She rarely goes ashore these days – largely because she’s visited most places once or twice before. Wachtstatter estimates that her “stress-free, fairy-tale” lifestyle will cost her $164,000 (£108,000) this year, which covers the cost of her single-occupancy cabin, meals in premium restaurants, gratuities and a variety of activities including ballroom dancing with cruise hosts and needlepoint classes. "I enjoy dancing, and this was the best of the remaining ships that still employ dance hosts," Wachtstatter said. While few have spent quite as long at sea, Wachtstatter isn’t the ship’s only full-time resident. Can life at sea be more cost effective than on land? The £8.8m typo: how one mistake killed a family business.
Five-year-old misses friend's birthday party and has to pay £15.95. Canadian Man and Woman With Ex-Girlfriend's Name Return From 'Life-Changing' Global Trip. A Man Took This Photograph Of Birds, And Turned Their Positions Into Musical Notes. Lost Masterpiece Painting Found in the Background of 1999 Film 'Stuart Little' Hugh Laurie, Jonathan Lipnicki, and Geena Davis in 1999’s Stuart Little, with the mysterious missing painting in the background Though it only received lukewarm reviews from critics upon its 1999 release, it turns out that the children’s movie Stuart Little did contain at least one masterpiece.
Gergely Barki, a researcher at the Hungarian national gallery, was watching Rob Minkoff’s family comedy with his daughter in 2009 when he noticed what appeared to be, remarkably, a famous missing painting by the Hungarian avant-garde artist Róbert Berény on the wall of the Little family home. Barki couldn’t be sure, having only seen the painting in an old black and white photograph. (It went missing in the 1920s; Barki thought the original buyer was potentially Jewish and fled Hungary with the painting either before or during World War II.) The researcher was curious enough to email the studios behind the film, Sony and Columbia. Quite Interesting News, Page 10. Man Sues Close-up Toothpaste After Failing To Attract Single Girls - METRO NAIJAMETRO NAIJA. A Guy Was Busted For Drunk Driving In Mexico City Thanks To… His Parrot?
Sometimes even the most ridiculous stories seem too good (or mostly stupid) to be true, and this is certainly one of them. According to El Universal, 49-year old Guillermo Reyes was driving home from the local watering hole in Mexico City one night last week, when he arrived at a DUI traffic stop. German tourist survives by eating flies while lost for more than 2 weeks in Australian Outback.
Frozen: Woman seeks divorce from husband over his dislike of Disney film, telling him: 'There's something wrong with you as a human being' The Elf Whisperer of Iceland. From the wild weather to the harsh landscape, Iceland has its fair share of mystifying phenomena. This British artist transformed his own hair into a violin (and it sounds pretty amazing) Dancing Grannies Stress Out Panda - Around the World News - Austrian Times Online News - English Newspaper.
Man fined for pretending to be ghost in cemetery. Talking parrot missing for 4 years found, now speaks Spanish. 5ft Cannabis Plant Accidentally Grown By Devon Grandmother. Why you should always make important decisions on an empty stomach. - Seriously, Science? Zilla van den Born boasts of trekking in Asia using photos taken in home town.
Artist Alex Chinneck's optical illusion makes Covent Garden building appear to have broken free. North Carolina Diner Takes Prices Off Its Menu, Asks Customers To Pay What God Wants, And Triples Its Revenue. The Guardian Film Show: Interstellar, Leviathan, Say When and The Possibilities are Endless - video reviews. Nik Wallenda blindly conquers Chicago high wire.