they did what?: February 2012 Archives


Sacha Baron Cohen successfully managed to become one of the most controversial guests at the Oscars… by tipping an urn he said contained Kim Jong-il's ashes over a US TV presenter.

Attending as General Aladeen -- the lead character from The Dictator -- Cohen was being interviewed by E! Channel host Ryan Seacrest about things such as who he was wearing.

But after telling viewers he had brought with him the ashes of Kim Jong-il (his dear friend and doubles tennis partner) to sprinkle him over the red carpet, he pretended to fall over.

And as he did this he emptied the urn's contents all over Seacrest's Burberry suit -- which much of the 'ahses' ending up on the red carpet and getting Cohen dragged away by security.


If we owned a bulletproof vest, we'd want to know it would work if needed… but we certainly wouldn't be testing it like this.

A US man decided to shoot himself in the stomach at point-blank range with a 10mm Glock to test his new protective clothing.

Luckily the bulletproof vest stops the potentially fatal shot… though the man is left doubled over in agony after pulling the trigger.

To get an idea of how much it hurt consider what he said after: "Oh f***, oh s***. Never mind it, I got - oh. That f****** hurt."


CCTV footage has been released showing the moment a man decided to propose to his girlfriend from within the penguin enclosure at London Zoo.


James Roberts -- who won the chance to make the unusual proposal -- had told his girlfriend, Michelle Rogers, he'd won a VIP tour of the zoo.

But when she was waiting for him in the penguin enclosure, he surprised her by walking in wearing a tuxedo and getting down on one knee.

Michelle said yes… and promptly carried on feeding the penguins.


In Japan have an interesting way of practicing what they would do if a dangerous animal escaped… as this video conclusively shows.


Japanese police, paramedics and hundreds of zoo staff have taken part in a training exercise which saw them fending off a life-sized papier mache rhinoceros.

The odd exercise at Tokyo's Ueno Zoological Gardens was designed to see how they would cope with an emergency which resulted in an animal escape.

While many visitors duly rushed away from the faux-rhino, others stuck around and filmed the vision which was staff surrounding it with a net and pretending to tranquilise and capture it.


The typical Brit is so cynical they will turn down a genuine offer free cash, it's been found… by people who tried to give away money on the street.


Customer Loyalty firm Ice sent out a group of people to busy bus stations wearing a sandwich board that read "Ask me to pay your bus fare and I will."

And it was a genuine offer, but commuters in Newcastle, Medway, Manchester, Perth and Leicester didn't trust the offer -- which ran during morning rush hour each day for a week -- and kept clear.

In fact the people struggle to give away free money to the extent that just 38 people in total across the country accepted the offer.

275x250.jpg It used to be that if you wanted to entertain a cat, you gave them a ball or a toy mouse… nowadays they apparently need an Apple iPad.

The RSPCA in Australia have developed an iPad app for cats which sees them play with a virtual ball of yarn and defend cheese from invading mice.

It's hoped the app could be used to enrich the lives of house-dwelling cats in Oz and promote the organisations 'Adopt a Cat Month'.

RSPCA man Michael Beatty said: "Basically, you place your iPad on the ground, start the game and your cat or kitten can interact with it on his/her own terms.

275x250.jpg A letter from a three-and-a-half-year-old girl who wanted to know why Tiger Bread was called that when it looks more like a giraffe has seen the product renamed.

Little Lily Robinson had initially written to Sainsbury's after being confused by the product in her mother's shopping basket and offering a new name for it.

And after customer service man Chris King (aged 27 1/3) replied saying "renaming tiger bread giraffe bread is a brilliant idea" the exchange went viral online.

Now, after a Facebook campaign the supermarket has announced it is officially renaming the loaf. Well done Lily!




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