Weird News


June 18, 2016

The Queen's former chef launched a menu to dine like a royal.

In celebration of the Queen's 90th birthday Darren McGrady - who was the mastermind behind the Royal Family's fine dining - put together an exclusive menu for JUST EAT that allowed the public to dine like a royal. The menu comprised Her Majesty's favourite dishes, which was available for delivery over the course of her birthday weekend last weekend at Wolfe's Bar and Grill in London. The owner of the Wolfe's Bar and Grill, Kostas Gkikas, said: "We were thrilled to launch this very special menu with JUST EAT and Mr McGrady to celebrate our great Queen's birthday and allow our customers to celebrate the occasion in the regal style in their own dining rooms or at a party with their neighbours."

Wireless Festival has launched dance classes in the run-up to the event to get punters festival ready.

London's leading gym, Gymbox, will be hosting the Wireless Wednesday classes at Stratford, Farringdon, and Victoria Gymbox gyms, where festival-goers can take choreographed classes that will use big chart hits from acts on the line-up including Calvin Harris, Kygo, and Chase & Status. Wireless Wednesdays began on June 15.

A parrot that shouted "Don't f***ing shoot" is a key witness in a fatal accident.

The African grey-coloured bird called Bud is believed to have seen the shooting of a man in Michigan, America, according to the man's widow, because the bird has been repeating the victim's last words. But the prosecutor doesn't think the pet should stand up in court. Speaking to The Associated Press about the incident, Newaygo County Prosecutor Robert Springstead said: "I'm not aware of any legal precedent for that. Certainly, as we work our way through the case, that may be something to look at, but I highly doubt there is any precedent for that."

The 45-year-old victim was allegedly shot five times at his home in Ensley Township last month, while his wife was wounded but managed to survive. She has revealed that the parrot hasn't stopped repeating the expletive in her ex-partner's voice.

A seagull was dyed bright orange after falling into a pot of curry.

The seagull, who has since been nicknamed Gullfrazie - which is a medley of the species and a spicy dish from the Indian cuisine called jalfrezi - since the incident, was trying to pinch some meat from a food factory in Wales when he took a tumble into a vat of chicken tikka masala. Speaking to Wales Online, veterinary nurse Lucy Kells said: "He was bright orange. We have had wildlife covered in cooking fat and glue, but we've never had one covered in curry before."

Gullfrazie hadn't been in the sauce long enough and was swiftly rescued from the Indian dish and returned to its pure white colour. Meanwhile, the seaside bird will remain at the Vale Wildlife Hospital until his feathers have recovered their natural oils.