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Man gets stuck in a spanner [Weird News]

Flicking through the news earlier I came across the rather bizarre and uncomfortable story of a man who got a certain special part of himself stuck in a spanner.

The brave, curious, and highly stupid man went to A&E where they had to call the South Wales Fire Service to come and help him out, quite literally in this case.

Now I say brave because it takes a certain amount of courage to try such a thing, I say curious because it takes a special kind of inquisitive soul to look at a spanner and find new uses for it shall we say? And I say highly stupid because it is a bloody spanner, what did you think would happen if you stuck your dick in it? Who looks at a spanner and gets aroused?  “Oh my what a delightful spanner you have” he says with a lustful look in his eye.

It must be really awkward going to a hardware shop with this guy, he’d probably wander off leaving you looking all over the place for him before you find him stood in the tool aisle staring at the spanners.

Not wanting to miss out on some social media attention South Wales Fire Service took to Twitter because of course they did, companies and organisations love taking to Twitter to show how “cool” they are, to remind people: “If you’re using tools, make sure you’re handling as the manufacturer recommends.”

It’s good solid advice from South Wales Fire Service and one that will probably ensure that you don’t waste too much of their time. They do a very very important job. It’s a little sad that they have to remind people but sadly that’s the world we live in.

Of course we’ve missed out the obvious question, how big was the spanner?

On second thoughts I don’t want to know. I think we’ll leave it there.

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What the world would look like without people

OK so the title is a bit of a lie because we can never what the world would look like without people, they’d be no people to look at the world and go “hmm so that’s what the world would look like without people, neat.” Well at least that’s what I would probably say if I was in a position to see such a thing somehow.

Oh and of course, in case anyone is panicking, people haven’t actually disappeared from the world. As a whole that is. People still exist and populate the world. Don’t worry. You are not alone. You’re not the last one left. If you were though it would mean the title is a lie still for as long as you exist.

With the lies of the title out-of-the-way, earlier I was looking through the news online when I came across this. An article in an online newspaper of a bunch of photographs of places that people have abandoned and nature has reclaimed over the years.

I love stuff like this, photos of long forgotten and abandoned places, it has that post-apocalyptic feel and shows what would happen to all our lovely buildings should humanity just die off.

It’s eerily beautiful how nature just moves right back in and reclaims it all if we aren’t there to push back against it. There’s probably some symbolism about the constant fight or struggle between man and nature there but I’m too engrossed in the pretty pictures.

It all just looks so peaceful. No worries about all the stresses and pressure of modern life, none of the persistent noises of cars, people, and every other bit of technology that we can’t escape. Just peaceful.

If I ever had the chance I would love to go exploring around places like that. Maybe take a book and spend a relaxing afternoon there.

Anyway just thought I would share a link to the news article so that you can check out the photographs for yourself because they really are quite something.

Malta’s Azure Window rock formation is no more

Terrible news for travel lovers and sightseers everywhere coming out of Malta today as their famous Azure Window rock formation has collapsed into the sea after heavy storms. Continue reading Malta’s Azure Window rock formation is no more

Just how dangerous is a cat bite? Bad news cat owners

Earlier on when I was surfing through the Daily Mail website I came across an article titled:

“Being bitten by your CAT is much more dangerous than you think: A feline’s fangs inject bacteria deep under the skin and can even cause sepsis”

At first I thought it might be a bit of a bombastic headline, it’s a newspaper after all, they love big flashy headlines to grab your attention (although I suppose that applies to blogs as well), and it’s the Daily Mail who have a bit of a reputation for going over the top and fearmongering. Still as a cat owner I thought it was important to take a read, my cat is very playful and does go to bite a lot, she also loves chewing and gnawing on things.

The information in the article is quite terrifying. Apparently because cat’s have pointed sharp teeth that are perfect for small piercing bites that draw blood mixed with the bacteria that they (and all other animals) have in their mouths there is a high risk of getting infection.

Clean it out thoroughly, go to a doctor, get a tetanus jab and some antibiotics and normally you are alright.

Not always however as happened to the person in the article (and about 14 per cent of cases) as it can lead to cellulitis, which the article says is a bacterial infection of the deeper layers of skin and underlying tissue which most people recover from with antibiotics but if you are unlucky can turn serve and life-threatening.

I am one such person unlucky enough to actually have suffered from severe cellulitis many years ago which put me into hospital for about a week, I do not want to repeat that. It was not pleasant. It didn’t help that it was at Christmas either although I didn’t get it because of a cat bite.

It can also lead to fingers having to be removed or losing movement in fingers. Again neither of which are very pleasant.

The danger is that because the wound caused by cat bites are normally quite small and draw very little blood most people don’t think that there is a danger or risk and so ignore it. To which I can safely say that I will never ignore any cat bite in the future, I don’t want to run the risk of infections or losing fingers. I might also stay away from my cat for a bit, I think she is looking at me funny.

Go check out the article yourself and pass it along to any cat owners and lovers you know. It might just help them.

[Weird news] Russian man chops off his friend’s penis after losing a penis-measuring competition

OK calling it weird news might not cover this one but wow, what a headline! A Russian man has been arrested after he chopped off his friend’s penis with an axe after losing a penis-measuring competition. Continue reading [Weird news] Russian man chops off his friend’s penis after losing a penis-measuring competition

Britain is finally getting a referendum on EU membership

It’s finally official, Britain is getting its referendum on whether or not to remain a member of the European Union.

I’ll be honest there has been a part of me half expecting David Cameron and/or the EU to find some way to weasel out of it. We all know what politicians and bureaucrats are like.

There’s a part of me that also thinks that even if the British people do vote for Brexit (I already hate that term and the campaigning has only just started) then the EU won’t allow Britain to leave. They’ll find rule or regulation or piece of legislation that means Britain can’t leave, or can’t leave without jumping through a series of hoops or completing a series of impossible tasks. Perhaps having to make a large payment to make up for the revenue lost from Britain leaving. Hopefully I’m wrong but it’s a niggling feeling I have. I don’t have much faith in politics.

As for where I stand on the issue, I’m leaning towards no, that is to say I’m in favour of an exit. The EU has become too big and too unwieldy , stuffed full of unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats, ignoring the wishes of ordinary citizens.

I think the EU needs Britain and a few other countries to leave in order to bring about some long overdue reform because the EU seems very unwilling to do so otherwise. Some accountability and transparency should be top of the reform list.

Also let’s not forget that Britain never actually signed up to join a political union. What Britain signed up to was an economic trade union, one that slowly turned into a political union, taking more and more power as it expanded over the years.

Over the coming months, as the debate grows and the campaigning goes on, I’ll add my thoughts on the issue.

Also feel free to let me know what way you are leaning and why.

The BBC are planning to take a step closer to being Big Brother by monitoring people as they watch TV

There was a story last week talking about how the BBC is planning to use face-tracking technology to reveal how you really feel about their shows because that’s not creepy at all. Continue reading The BBC are planning to take a step closer to being Big Brother by monitoring people as they watch TV