London is gearing itself up for the 2012 Olympics, but for a small number of residents in the English countryside, the Cotswold Olimpicks are much more important, with its star, the Shin-Kicking Championships taking centre stage.
Other games at the Cotswold Olimpicks include the wheelbarrow race, sack race and tug-of-war. More
A tractor spills two tonnes of manure in a garden when a farmers trailer overturned and spilled into a front garden.
The runaway trailer collided with a wall and overturned sending the cow and horse dung onto the front lawn of the bungalow and pavement. More
'Crash test' cats and dogs.
Thousands of Britons allow allow their pets to sleep on or in their beds every night. To help them rest in peace, flat-pack furniture kings Ikea have made 'crash test' dogs and cats in different sizes.
Bed buyers lie down with them (in the store) to gauge if there is enough room for their partners and, more importantly, their pets. More
The squeamish amongst you might want to look away .......
This tattoo-fan shows off his new design - a huge gunshot wound on the back of his head.
Mac "Doctor Evil" McCarthy, a master piercer and body modification specialist, has had the design inked on to his shaved skull.
The gruesome inking makes it look as though it has been blasted away in a violent attack.
And the unpleasant piece even comes with blood and brains which appears to trickle out of his head and on to his neck. More
Photographer Kevin Beresford puts stomach-churning roadkill pictures onto table mats and coasters.
Mr Beresford, who admits his wife left him because she thought he was ‘a bit odd.' More
Ok, now it's safe to look.
The patriotic tree-lover traded in his usual diet of nuts and seeds for something a little sweeter in celebration of the Queen's 60 years on the throne. More
The case contains: 1. Rosary, 2. Crucifix, 3. Hand written Psalm (Luke 20:27), 4. Pistol, 5. Four oak stakes, 6. Consecrated earth, 7. Prayer book, 8. Wooden mallet, 9. Silver bullet mold, 10. Cloth, 11. Two glass bottles containing garlic paste and holy water.
As you know I don't often do news from abroad but had to include this ........
No one could accuse them of not trying to make it work.
after an incredible 115 years together two giant turtles at an Austrian zoo have gone their separate ways - refusing to share a cage any longer.
The falling out, which has baffled the zoo officials, marks the end of the world’s oldest animal 'marriage'.
‘We get the feeling they can't stand the sight of each other anymore,’ said Zoo boss Helga Happ. More