Weird News


April 06, 2016

Almost half of the women in Britain get out of breath running for a bus.

New statistics - released as part of the British Heart Foundation's (BHF) brand new fundraising challenge MyMarathon - have found 48 per cent of girls and 42 per cent of men have confessed to be being so unfit that they're left panting and sweating after sprinting for a bus. Christopher Allen, senior cardiac nurse at the BHF, said: "These statistics are concerning, and paint a worrying picture about the nation's fitness levels. Heart disease can affect anyone at any age, but keeping physically active is one of the best ways to help build a strong and healthy heart so we shouldn't ignore the benefits." The BHF poll revealed almost half (47 per cent) of adults said if they went running now, the furthest they could manage is just half a mile or less, while one in five (20 per cent) felt they could only make it to 100 metres. And of those who could manage a mile, 29 per cent said the last time they did it was over 10 years ago. This May, the BHF is launching a brand new fundraising campaign, MyMarathon, challenging the nation to put their best foot forward and run a marathon over a month to help raise money for life-saving research. With MyMarathon, you can complete the challenge in your own time, whether it's over four hours, four days or four weeks _ you decide the place and you decide the pace.

A poop museum has opened in the Isle of Wight.

The Isle of Wight Zoo has created an exhibition dedicated to faeces - featuring real-life human and animal samples - after pieces of poop were collected from around the world. Nigel George, one of the exhibition's curators, said: "Small children naturally delight in it but later we learn to avoid this yucky, disease-carrying stuff, and that even talking about poo is bad. But for most of us, under the layers of disgust and taboo, we're still fascinated by it." The 20-piece display also includes fossilised samples - dating back 140 million years - as well as a tawny owl pellet containing bones and teeth. The museum also addresses issues such as dog mess and the lack of access to sanitation in developing countries, as well as hidden facts behind toilet lids displayed on the walls.

A driver was caught masturbating on the motorway.

Members of metal band Reign of Fury, including guitarist Ross McLennan, 30, were travelling between Belgium and Holland when they filmed the indecent incident. The randy driver was driving in the middle lane of a busy highway when he was caught and continued to pleasure himself after he was spotted. Ross from West Sussex, told the Metro newspaper: "Obviously, lots of bands have stories from being on tour but I think the 'w**king van driver' trumps them all. It was just unbelievable. It was clear as day what he was doing - there was no doubt left in our minds. The image has been burned into my mind and just pops up on its own - it's horrible."