Blue Peter and Lulu The Elephant Causes Chaos, John Noakes

Blue Peter and Biddy Baxter, editor of the show in the 1960s and 70s, told Kirsty Young on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs: “Lulu was a baby elephant of enormous strength and Smithy, her keeper, was a tiny, rotund gentleman. “It all went pear-shaped because they gave her water. First of all she urinated, which melted the floor paint and made it like an ice rink, and on top of that she defecated, and Smithy was so upset.” The elephant [...]

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Comedy Pet Photography Awards 2017

We want to see all your funny pet pictures; cats doing mad things, odd horses or perhaps your python eating your hamster (no sorry that wouldn’t be funny…) The judges are looking for excellent quality photographs, photographed with creativity, fun and photographic excellence. The Overall Winner of the Comedy Pet Photography Awards 2017 will win a massive £2,000 to spend on anything you like and an incredible and unique TROPHY handmade by disabled men and women in Tanzania by the [...]

Ostrich Chases Down Cyclists in South Africa – Video

Ostrich – what a bird! The flightless ostrich is the world’s largest bird. They have three stomachs. Unlike all other living birds, they secrete urine separately from faeces. Ostriches are the fast runners of any birds or other two-legged animal and can sprint at over 70 km/hr, covering up to 5m in a single stride. Their running is aided by having just two toes on each foot, with the large nail on the larger. Their wings reach a span of about 2 metres and are [...]

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Course Fishing – Things No One Tells You!

Everything smells in course fishing The fish smell. Your bait smells – whether it’s mouldy old cheese paste, sweaty maggots on the turn (which is when they get really ripe), fishmeal pellets or curry flavoured boillies. Yep curry! That’s course fishing You’ll become an instant stereotype And in so many ways that you didn’t imagine before holding a rod. First, no one will believe your fishing exploits, even if you have photographic proof. “Photoshop”, they will shout, with a smug smile before asking [...]

Three Little Kittens Rhyme

Nursery Rhymes  – Three Little Kittens Rhyme Everybody sing along to this song about  “Three Little Kittens” Lyrics “Three little kittens, They lost their mittens, And they began to cry, “Oh, mother dear, We sadly fear Our mittens we have lost.” “What! Lost your mittens, You naughty kiten! Then you shall have no pie.” “Mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow. We shall have no pie!” Three little kittens, They found their mittens, And they began to cry, “Oh, mother dear, See here, see here, Our mittens we have found.” “What! Found your mittens, You darling kitten! Then you shall have some pie.” “Mee-ow, mee-ow, [...]

Drunken Wild Animals in Africa Funny Video

Happy hour on the African Plains Animals in Africa get drunk for free by eating the ripe marula fruit. The fruit  ferments in their bellies and causes them to get intoxicated. Wait until the end of the video, and you can see they even get hung over too! Drunken Wild  Animals, who would have thought it eh. How many of you readers would to plant a couple of these in the garden?  That would save a lot of money by not going [...]