When QVC presenter Cassie Slane fainted on live TV while talking about a new tablet computer, her colleague and co-host wasn't going to stop him making the sale, he carried on like nothing had happened.

So despite Slane pounding her chest and falling face-first onto the table while chatting about the FabTab Pro Tablet, Dan Hughes continued to talk about its features.

When the camera cut from the live footage to a product shot, you could almost hear the sound of Slane being dragged out of view before producers cut back to the studio.

Cassie Slane is said to now be fine and the collapse has been attributed to low blood sugar. Writing on Facebook she said: "Thanks to everyone for your kind words. I am feeling a lot better today!"

275x250.jpg Britain’s average busts have grown by three sizes in just two years, research has found, with the best selling bra size has going up from a 34B in 2010 to a 34DD in 2012.

Ladies living in the North, Midlands and Ireland are the ones contributing to this trend, whilst ladies in the South and Scotland have grown by a more modest two sizes.

And in Wales the average bra size is now a whopping E cup. But don't get too excited, experts say they can explain the uplifting news.

The increase is being attributed to women following role models such as Dita Von Teese, Kim Kardashian and Nigella Lawson and embrace their breasts.

An astonishing 78% of women surveyed by Debenhams - which conducted the study - admit to previously squeezing into a bra that was a smaller size than they should be wearing.

An elderly couple in Bedford received a visit from police after unwittingly growing a ginormous cannabis plant in their back garden.

Officers had been called to the house after the pot plant was spotted over a fence, growing in the back garden.

It turned out the pensioners had bought the plant as a small shrub from a car boot sale and carefully tended to it until it was the luxuriant specimen shown in this photo.

That's right, this being 2012 the police officers Tweeted a photo of the plant … but don't try to find it, it's already been seized by cops.

275x250.jpg Visitors to London’s famous Smithfields Meat Market may have got a shock recently, after spotting a butchers which appeared to be selling edible human limbs including hands and feet packaged like cuts of meat.

But Wesker & Son was actually the creation of food artist Sharon Baker who had been commissioned to help promote the launch of computer game Resident Evil 6 and no real human flesh was on sale.

To create the odd cuts, Sharon used Prosciutto and sausage meat to create the effect of internal flesh. For the terrine-based limbs, Sharon has created a delicious pate of chicken and pork mince mixed with cranberries and pistachio.

Sharon created a number of moulds using her own body – hands, feet and arms to form the limbs … which must make looking at this even weirder for her than it is for us.

275x250.jpg Meet HotTug, the world's first wood-fired hot tub boat. Yes it is just as odd, weird and wonderful as it sounds.

While the HotTug can be used as a typical boat for six to eight people, it's when it's filled with 2000 litres of water it becomes interesting.

That's because it then becomes a portable hottub - constructed from wood and fitted with glass fiber reinforced polyester - which can be enjoyed while cruising along canals or on a lake.

A wood stove in front of the boat heats the water in about 2.5 hours up to 38 degrees Celsius and an integrated electric motor allows people to cruise around for about 8 hours.

Crook steals iPhone from a baby (VIDEO)


CCTV footage has shown the moment a callous thief stole an iPhone from a 20-month-old baby, which had been given it to watch a cartoon.

Little Luella Reid had been handed the expensive phone to keep her quiet while out shopping in Ormskirk, Lancs and was watching Barney The Dinosaur.

But when the mothers back was turned, a man who had followed them into the store reached into the pram and grabbed the Apple iPhone.

Lancashire Police are now appealing for anyone who recognizes the man in the video to come forward.


275x250.jpg Research has discovered that looking at cute animals could actually help boost office productivity.

Japanese boffins conducted a study which required subjects to complete a hand-eye coordination task, 50% having been shown images of baby animals first, 50% having looked at adult animals.

Those who had looked at the cute baby animals consistently outperformed those who had looked at the adult animals. The experiment was then repeated with cute images again winning out.

A spokesperson said: "Results show that participants performed tasks requiring focused attention more carefully after viewing cute images

"This is interpreted as the result of a narrowed attentional focus induced by the cuteness-triggered positive emotion that is associated with approach motivation and the tendency toward systematic processing."

275x250.jpg We've previously told you about the wonderfully odd underwater sculptures by British artist Jason deCaires Taylor, well he's done it again with a series of underwater suburban homes.

But while they look like they are designed for you or us, theses homes are actually for various marine species … which is a good job because they are at the bottom of the sea at Cancun and Isla Mujeres National Marine Park.

Working with local marine biologists the units are designed with a variety of rooms, spaces, hideaways and textures all tailored for different reef inhabitants.

Located on an open stretch of terrain the houses also offer a place of shelter and refuge from reef predators such as Barracudas and Lion Fish.


A pair of dumb crooks who tried to rob a sofa store ended up red-faced after bungling their crime so badly it has been likened to a scene from Benny Hill.

The duo had brazenly loaded two sofas into a van at the Sofa King store in Northampton after pulling up at the back of the store.

But they forgot to close the doors of their getaway van and staff were able to unload the swag before the would-be crooks drove off.

CCTV footage shows the men speeding off empty-handed as the store manager stands with the two sofas he's just rescued. The crooks really were Sofa King stupid!

275x250.jpg Believe it or not this woman isn't pretending to make a phone call with her fingers, the gloves she is wearing have a fully functional Bluetooth earpiece built in.

The hi-Call has a speaker and a microphone sewed into thumb and pinkie, meaning wearers can speak on the phone, while being protected from the cold.
 
Makers say the Inspector Gadget-esque gloves have a battery which lasts for 10 days on standby and 20 hours call time.

They are compatible with all mobile phones with Bluetooth, but obviously you will look a little crazy talking into your hand as you walk down the road.




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