they did what?: October 2012 Archives


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.


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!


What would you do if confronted by a giant black bear? If you're anything like us the answer probably involves much screaming and running, but not this woman … she shouted at him to go away.


A video showing exactly what happened when a bear paid a visit to Nishanto Grillo's home has been viewed by more than 500,000 people since being uploaded to YouTube.

In the footage the bear can be seen walking across the garden, before making it's way up some steps and onto the porch looking for food.

But rather than discover a tasty treat the bear was confronted by Nishanto  shouting: "Get down right now! No! No! No! Down." rather wisely he did

275x250.jpg A police officer has been left red-faced after launching an investigation into a "suspicious bright light" in the sky, which turned out to be the moon.

Detailed in the latest edition of Police magazine the gaffe happened when the office in question was one night duty in Worcestershire.

He contacted his sergeant he was going up into the Clent Hills to investigate a 'suspicious bright light' which was shining from the other side of the hills.

But 20 minutes later, rather than requesting the back-up he'd thought he might need, the PC contacted the station to let them know he'd found the source of the light … the moon.




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