January 2008 Archives
Others include “Can you arrest my boyfriend? He has put my hamster out in the rain.” and “A friend has my library card, can you come and arrest her?”
The 999 examples have been released by South Wales Police who will changing their 999 greeting from “South Wales Police, how can I help?”, to “South Wales Police, what is your emergency?”
A UK jury will now decide whether 26-year-old Kate Badger, is guilty as Wolverhampton City Council claims.
She is accused of "knowingly causing the deposit of controlled waste, namely an apple core, on land which did not have a waste management licence".
The homes, ranging from one bedroom apartments to three bedroom houses will be available in Tyneside costing up to £149,995.
The timber-framed 'BoKlok' structures will be sold by the Swedish furniture giant exclusively to first time buyers earning between £15,000 and £35,000.
It is hoped the gown - with nine zips to show the main points of entry - will improve students understanding of where surgical incisions need to be made, and what they mean to the patient.
The zips show the would-be surgeons where to make cuts to perform tasks such as removing the appendix and conducting open-heart surgery.
The young at heart pensioners of Manchester, UK, have with the help of a local housing firm, built this £15,000 play-ground to keep themselves fit.
Six pieces of specially designed equipment provide gentle exercise for different parts of the body such as hips, legs and torso.
Ossiurlaub.de will on Friday start taking bookings for the worlds first nude flight, costing £370.
But the 55 passengers traveling from Erfurt to the Baltic Sea resort of Usedom, will have to remain clothed until they board the plane and dress again before disembarking.
The crew say they will remain clothed for "safety reasons."
The stunning pictures, which can measure three metres high, are painstakingly drawn by Spanish artist Juan Franciso Casas based on photographs he has taken.
31-year-old Casas says he can use four of the humble 14p blue BIC biros to create each of his two metre tall drawings - but always uses blue.
The object '2007 TU24' whizzed past just 1.4 times the distance from the Earth to the moon.
A collision of a similar sized object happens on average once every 37,000 years and would have a major impact on the human population.
TU24 was spotted in October by the NASA-funded Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona.
While the above sentence might not make much sense to you, experts say it is loaded with the latest office buzzwords being used in UK.
Translated into normal speak it reads: "He spends his morning day-dreaming before a two hour lunch, is constantly blaming other people for missing his deadlines but always gets away with it because he looks busy when the boss walks in.
The UKs Qualifications and Curriculum Authority says it has given permission after the firm asked if they could offer the courses with a academic qualification.
The "basic shift manager" courses train staff in aspects of managing a burger restaurant, customer services, marketing and human resources.
Giselle became Wendy Darling from Peter Pan, Jessica Biel became Pocahontas and J-Lo traveled on Aladdin's magic carpet as Jasmine.
The photographs have been released mark Disney Parks Year of a Million Dreams celebration in 2008.
The Krispy Kreme Challenge saw entrants from all over the US gather at North Carolina State University where the race began.
Contestants ran the two miles from the university belltower to Krispy Kreme ,where they had to devour 12 Original Glazed doughnuts before running the two miles back - all in under 60 minutes.
Louis Tussaud’s House of Wax in Great Yarmouth is auctioning off 75 of the items which helped it gain notoriety for being one of the worst museums in the world.
The heads, which date back up to 30 years, are supposed to portray celebrities, Royals, politicians and sportsmen as they were in their younger days.
Anonymous, a collection of hackers and activists accused Scientology of "campaigns of misinformation" and "suppression of dissent," before causing at least one of the church's websites to crash.
The group also claims it stole "secret documents" from the Church's database, which are now circulating on file-sharing networks.
The dark red, 1935 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 Pescara Spyder was built to the special order of Mussolini with a dickey seat and the engine was specially tuned to deliver 95bhp rather than the 68bhp of the standard model.
The car was driven in the 1936 Mille Miglia by Ercole Boratto finishing 13th overall and 3rd in class.
Edith Kingsland, a former bed-and-breakfast keeper from Kent, UK, bought the cleaner in the 1930's.
Se used the it everyday around the B&B hotel she kept with her late husband in the sea-side resort.
Edith says she is struggling to get to grips with her new model complaining that it is too big and too heavy.
Starting in 2010 the ship will take eight people (two pilot astronauts and six ticketed passengers) on two-and-a-half hour sub-orbital trips.
Despite each seat costing £100,000 Virgin Galactic say 200 people have already booked with another 85,000 having registered interest.
53 percent of men and 54 percent of women claim they use websites like Facebook, MySpace and Google to check up on would-be love interests before agreeing to go out on a date with them.
This means they can see who the person is friends with, look at pictures of what they get up to and some even claim to contact the persons previous partners to ask them what they are like.
Jackson has produced cutting edge satirical images with political and celebrity look-a-likes including Tony Blair, George W Bush, Britney Spears and David Beckam.
For six years she has tried to find a suitable Gordon Brown - without success.
"It's exasperating," she said.
A study of 7,500 people found that Mac users are more liberal, less modest, and more assured of their own superiority than the population at large.
The boffins from Mindset Media say that as such, Mac users are also more likely to seek varied and novel experiences, believing that imagination and intellectual curiosity contribute to a life well lived.
Only half of young adults in Britain know how to boil an egg, a survey has revealed.
Just 51% of 18-24-year-olds knew it took three minutes to soft boil an egg, one in 20 though it would take 10 minutes and 15 % had no idea at all.
The poll for Farmhouse Breakfast Week surveyed 1,950 people with 65% getting the time right.
The British Egg Information Service says eggs should be put in cold water which is then brought to boil and left for three minutes to get a really soft boiled yolk and set egg white.
The UK Scout Association has this week introduced 40 new badges which also skate-boarding and street sports.
To be awarded the PR badge scouts will have to write press releases and visit media outlets.
The online vote organized by the Macquarie Dictionary contains 85 new words which reflect global developments and trends.
Other words include 'salad dodger' an overweight person, 'Manscaping' male grooming and 'Man-flu' a mild cold whose symptoms are exaggerated by the sufferer.