Have you ever wondered what it would be like to jump into a frozen swimming pool? Well this man did… and something tells us he won't be doing it again.


Wearing his swimming trunk despite the chilly weather the would-be stuntman pull a series of poses worthy of Usian Bolt before dive-bombing on the ice.

But despite his best efforts, the man failed to break the ice and landed with a big thump before painfully sliding across the pool.

275x250.jpg Research has found that David and Joanne are the unluckiest names in the UK and that people with those monikers are most likely to suffer personal injury.

So according to case data released by a UK-based firm of personal injury solicitors anyone named David or Joanne should take extra care when leaving the house in the morning.

The data, released by the team at Edwards Hoyle, aimed to discover trends amongst personal injury claims, and looked into the most common names, ages and occupations of personal injury claimants they’ve dealt with over the past two years.

A spokesperson for Edwards Hoyle said: "We thought we’d take a look at who is most likely to claim based on names and years of birth. David and Joanne topped our charts as the most likely names to suffer some form of personal injury."

And it's extra bad news if you are a Fishermen called David … that's the unluckiest profession.


A video of a pair of twins falling asleep in their plates of spaghetti has become an online hit … as well it should.

22-month-old brothers who are sitting in high-chairs at a restaurant initially try to keep their eyes open as then enjoy their spaghetti bolognese. But tiredness soon wins over and the pair bob up and down, getting the messy sauce all over their faces.

Writing on YouTube mother Johanne Stetka said: "After a long morning of playing in the pool and building sand castles on the beach my twins could not stay awake to finish their lunch.

They were trying really hard and were really enjoying their food as you can see. Sleep v.s. tasty spaghetti.. sleep won! 

275x250.jpg An abandoned kitten and puppy at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home have dispelled the age old saying ‘fighting like dogs and cats’ by becoming best friends.

At just weeks old, Buttons the dog and Kitty the cat were both abandoned. Now they are now being hand-reared together at the animal home and have become very close.

In fact the inseparable pair are so close they sleep together, play together and even feed together.

Battersea Veterinary Nurse Sascha Taylor. She says: "Normally we’d hand rear puppies and kittens separately but we thought we could try putting them together as they are both so young.

275x250.jpg Ever wondered how cooking a squirrel for dinner could end up worse than it sounds? How about setting fire to your apartment block and causing a massive fire!

That's what happened in Michigan recently when a man was preparing his squirrel meal by removing the animal’s fur using a propane torch.

As a result of the blaze, which started on the third floor, twenty people were evacuated from the building as flames spread to the roof.

It's not known whether the man had enjoyed flame-grilled squirrel before, but the chances are he won't be trying that particular delicacy again any time soon.

275x250.jpg A German drinks firm has launched a range of spirits which has been poured over the breasts of a naked model prior to bottling. Really!

G-Spirits sells bottles of rum, whisky and vodka which has been poured over the boobs of voluptuous models before being collected in a special glass basin.

It's claimed the odd process adds to the flavour of the drinks, though the firm are keen to stress they conform to food and hygiene requirements. Medical personnel are also present to verify everything is in order.

A spokesperson for G-Spirits said: "To create the perfect taste we let every single drop of our spirits run over the breasts of a special woman, one whose characteristics we saw reflected in the liquor.


Over the weekend Felix Baumgartner became the first person to jump from the edge of space when he stepped out of his capsule which had been carried by a giant helium balloon to over 128,000 feet (24 miles) above Roswell, New Mexico.


But of more interest to us at Newslite Towers is the fact the record-breaking jump has been recreated with LEGO, we're a bit like that!

The 1 minute 44 second video is said to recreate the amazing achievement at 1/350th the size of the real thing and is complete with footage from the balloon and a bird's eye-view  of LEGO felix diving back to Earth.

The video was created to promote the Model Maker Fair which is taking place in Vienna from 25th to 28th of October.

275x250.jpg It looks like a cupcake which was recovered from the scene of a violent crime, and sure enough that's the idea behind the Dexter cupcake from Magnolia Bakery.

The bakers were commissioned by TV channel Showtime to create the cake to celebrate the airing of Season 7 of hit serial killer TV show Dexter.

The glass shard and blood red velvet cupcakes - which were served at a special event in Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall - were covered in dyed red syrup to look like blood.

The glass shards are actually just sugar glass and wouldn't rip your mouth open on the first bite … but would you be brave enough to try them.

Unfortunately the gory cakes are not on general sale, which is a shame … because they could have made for a wonderfully traumatic birthday party for a six-year-old.

275x250.jpg If you want your plants to thrive talk to them in a Geordie accent – a leading expert has claimed.

Chris Bonnett, who has a four acre nursery in Essex and his own online garden centre, spent the summer researching which accents plants respond best to.

In his "ground breaking" horticultural experiment, Chris isolated groups of plants and his team spoke to them each day using different regional accents.

The plants were also played DVDs and CDs of regional soaps and pop stars to help reinforce the different dialects.

The results were impressive – with the Geordie plants growing almost 10% more than those in some other groups.


This man apparently got a little too close to two stags which were facing up to each other Bushy Park in London … and ended up having to climb a tree to escape them.


One of the testosterone-fuelled stags chased the man who tried hiding on the other side of the tree to the stag, before deciding the best idea was to climb out of its way.




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