Couple walk 17lb lizard on leash
A couple has been spotted bringing their fat lizard for walks.
The married couple, from Loughborough in England, have been drawing attention to themselves in recent times by bringing their 4ft long Savannah Bosc Monitor lizard for a stroll, on a lead, in their hometown. John Robinson, 60, and his 57-year-old spouse Pauline are often spotted walking the one-year-old 17lb reptilian friend through their local park and even down to the local shops. It's not known if the lizard requires a poop-a-scoop or if he wears a muzzle, but the scaly creature has at least turned heads.
A kitten has been accused of flooding an animal shelter.
The six-month-old feline - known to play in the sinks - has been given a flood warning after it is was accused of turning on a faucet in the animal centre, causing it to flood. Officials at the Florida Humane Society in Pompano Beach told the Miami Herald that one of its animals turned on the water supply, leaving it to run for 17 hours. President Carol Ebert said the flooding caused water to run out of the shelter's back door - but on its way out it caused $5,000 worth of damage to the floor and cabinets. Luckily, no animals were injured, but the shelter is looking for donations to help replace the damaged equipment. The cat culprit's name has not been released, but it's understood to have been adopted - with its new owners warned that it is "intelligent enough to turn on water faucets".
Shelter has been given a sack of severed doll's heads among its donations.
The charity shops, based in Scotland, have had a whole host of bizarre items donated by members of the public, including a mummified cat, 40 plastic pigeons, a china doll with a lock of human hair glued under its clothes, dirty underwear and a dominatrix set - complete with several masks, nipple clamps, whips and handcuffs. Alison Watson, deputy director of Shelter Scotland, said: "Our supporters have donated some wonderful items over the years that have raised funds for our vital work.There are times, however, when we open the donation sacks and are left flabbergasted by what we find." The inappropriate donations have got so bad that the charity has now released a list of items that they are accepting and items that are banned. But it's not all freaky junk - in January, the store was given a donation of men's designer clothes worth PS5,000 and included Peter Van Holland suits worth PS325, Psycho Cowboy shirts retailed at PS65 and Orican leather belts worth PS65.
An artist has exchanged wedding rings with his mobile phone.
Aaron Chervenak put on his tuxedo and drove in his purple Cadillac from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, Nevada, so that he could get married to his smartphone at The Little Las Vegas Chapel. Gushing about his newly-wed phone, Aaron said: "We look to it for solace, to calm us down, to put us to sleep, to ease our mind, and to me that's also what a relationship is about. So, in a sense, my smartphone has been my longest relationship. That's why I decided to see what it was like to actually marry a phone." The ceremony was small but very emotional and the groom even gave a speech and put an actual ring on it that wasn't just a ringtone. Aaron added: "It's not yet legal to marry smartphones, but what I hope my wedding will do is to somehow act as a symbolic gesture to show just how precious our phones are becoming in our daily lives, and hopefully get other to ask the same question of themselves and their relationships."