they did what?: May 2012 Archives

275x250.jpg Chefs have created the world's meatiest sandwich which stands at 1.2 feet high, 24 inches wide and is packed with 41 different types of meats.

The substantial sarnie weighs in at over 2 stone thanks to being filled with 1,445 grams of ham, 2kg of salami, turkey and bacon, 1kg of sausages, 720 grams of chorizo and sprinklings of salad, cheese and gherkins for good measure.

The gargantuan sandwich was created by the Food Network UK and restaurateur Tristan Welsh to mark the launch of Food Network UK show Man Vs Food Nation.

The meaty masterpiece took more than 4 hours to make, and it is anticipated that it will take a whopping 10 hours to finish … they should bring it to Newslite Towers, we could devour it far quicker!

275x250.jpg A giant Union Jack flag with an image of Her Majesty the Queen has been unveiled on Heathrow's runway to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee. As you do.

The 540 square metre artwork which measures 30 metres in length - three times the width of an A380's fuselage - is the first time ever an image has been painted on the airfield and was created using more than 400 litres of red, white and blue paint.

It has been positioned adjacent to the Northern runway so that passengers will be able to spot it from their flights, with Her Majesty's profile overlooking the runway and terminals. It is expected to be seen by 780,000 passengers.

Airport bosses say the flag marks the airport's role in six decades of regal globetrotting and that the Queen is the most travelled head of state in the world, having made 261 official overseas visits and 96 state visits to 116 countries.


Last week Prince Charles and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, visited the BBC headquarters in Glasgow. While there they had a go at presenting the weather.

During Reporting Scotland BBC newsreader Sally Magnusson handed over to Prince Charles for his lunchtime weather forecast.

Reading a specially-written script -- which included references to royal residences in Scotland - Prince Charles delivered the bulletin to shocked viewers as he stood in front of the BBC's weather map.

Since then online clips of the bizarre forecast (Camilla also had a go) have been watched millions of times around the world and hundreds of articles written about it… like this one.

275x250.jpg A presumably dinosaur-loving man from Nebraska has legally changed his name to 'Tyrannosaurus Rex'

23-year-old Tyrannosaurus Rex Tyler Gold -- previously just Tyler Gold -- reportedly made the name change official at a public filing in a York County courtroom.

There he claimed that the Tyrannosaurus Rex moniker was "cooler" and that as a entrepreneur it's important to have an easily recognisable name.

Because he wasn't making the change to hide from creditors or law enforcement and had gone through the proper legal channels, Judge Alan Gless granted the request.

So now Tyrannosaurus Rex can enjoy using his new name on official documents including bills and his passport.


Swiss daredevil Yves Rossy has continued to push the boundaries of aviation by successfully completing a flight over the iconic skyline of Rio de Janeiro.


The former fighter pilot made the 11 minutes 35 seconds after dropping from a helicopter over Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas and flicking the switch on his carbon-kevlar Jetwing.

This activated the four engines, which each offer a thrust of 22kg, and propelled the Swiss aviator through the South American skies at between 200-300kph, controlled by a simple throttle in his hand.

The rest of the controls are left to the human-fuselage, Yves Rossy himself who simply usages his shoulders, body and legs to steer, pitch and descend. 

275x250.jpg Richard Branson doesn't want you to feel alone while sipping your drink on a Virgin Atlantic flight -- that's why new novelty ice cubes come in the shape of his head.

The "Little Richard" ice cube heads have been created using the exact measurements of Sir Richard's head and feature details including his famous grin and facial hair.

The mould used to create the cubes took a team of four skilled designers six weeks to create using detailed photographic techniques and laser scanning technology.

Branson ice cubes will appear in the drinks of Virgin Atlantic Upper Class fliers on selected flights in May… but please don't ask your air stewardess for a little head during a flight.




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