Weird News


March 12, 2016

Keith Richards and Coldplay's Jonny Buckland are among stars donating their used guitar strings for the 'Strings for Lupus' campaign. The old strings will be turned into bracelets and auctioned on eBay on March 14, to raise funds to support research of the disease which affects the immune system. The auctions will run for ten days and once they've ended the highest bidder will have 3 working days to pay. Rolling Stone Keith's heavily used acoustic strings, used in recording studios in London Dec 2015 on forthcoming Rolling Stones album and a copy of the letter from agent authenticating strings will be included in the sale. And 'Hymn For The Weekend' hitmaker Jonny's acoustic Guitar strings, used on the track 'Violet Hill' from the 'Viva La Vida' album.

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Toddler's 'Little Mermaid' photo shoot goes viral

A six-month-old girl was forced to have a 'The Little Mermaid' inspired photo shoot by parents, which went viral. The toddler's parents were inspired by the Disney film for their daughter Le Pham Kha Di's photography session at a local pool in her home city of Ho Chi Minh Vietnam, which became a huge success on the Chinese social media site Weibo.

Despite the youngster not having the red hair to emulate Ariel, she adorned a short black bob with a fringe, a bikini top and a turquoise fishtail to impersonate the fictional character, whilst posing poolside and on a slide. Pictures of the wannabe sea siren exposing her stomach whilst looking into the distance, smiling and shutting her eyes, were discovered by Hong Kong actress Anita Yuen.

More Brits skipping than going to the gym

Seventy per cent of Brits are turning to skipping in favour of going to the gym. New statistics show that people living in the UK are turning to tradition exercises as it is considerably cheaper and more effective than going to the gym, with the average gym membership costing PS879.12 per year.

Skipping comes top as the most effective exercise, burning a massive 10 calories per minute compared to five calories per minute on popular gym activity, the treadmill. Celebrity skipping fans include the likes Gigi Hadid, Kate Hudson, Victoria Beckham, Katy Perry and Miranda Kerr, as the exercise is easy to fit into any busy schedule and guarantees results. The research has been conducted by leading antiperspirant brand Sure, an official Sport Relief partner, shows that skipping is not only effective.

Calum Best and Neil McAndrew beat their celebrity rivals in Shelter's Vertical Rush 2016.

The former 'Celebrity Big Brother' contestant took just 8.56 minutes to race to the top of London's Tower 42 for the housing and homelessness charity. Of his defeat and getting second place, reality star Calum said: "I can't quite believe that I managed to get up there so quickly - it's a lot tougher than you think. But it's definitely been worth the effort to support the amazing work that Shelter does. I think it's great when charities put on an event that challenges you, while also helping others. Thanks so much for inviting me to take part - I can't emphasise that enough." And TV presenter Neil did it in a rapid 08:17 minutes putting him in first place. Each star had to run up 932 steps and 42 floors. People can sign up the challenge next year here: