Weird News


July 30, 2016

Weird News

Families have been booking their holidays based on whether or not they can play Pokemon Go. According to new data from, it has been revealed that 55 per cent of Brits would change their travel plans to cities likes New York, Los Angeles, Sydney and Tokyo because those places are Pokestop hotspots. Some more adventurous gamers are prepared to travel as far as the Arctic Circle, Mount Everest and North Korea in search of the rare Pikachu to add to their Pokedex. Official Gym Leader at, Simon 'Squirtle' Matthews, said: "We're excited that we have a Pokestop in our London office in Angel, so we feel it's only fair we do everything we can to help our customers chase down Pokestops around the globe. We have a team of techiemons on the case, looking at how we can integrate a 'Poketels' algorithm into our mobile app." Meanwhile, 85 per cent of millennials plan to play the game on their summer holiday, with most of them keen to spend at least four hours a day on the mobile app.

Harrison Ford films are the perfect summer blockbuster. Extensive research undertaken by Empire magazine have devised a formula to calculate what would be the most successful films for the warmer months. The results of the study prove a Pixar production, directed by Steven Spielberg, which features actors Harrison Ford, Tom Hanks and Carrie Fisher would be the ideal production for film buffs.

Fourteen per cent of Brits would love to spend their summer holidays with Ed Sheeran. A new study - carried out by holiday rental experts HomeAway - has found the flame-haired singer beat standard favourites the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the crown as travellers named the 'Photograph' hitmaker as the top A-lister they'd like to spend their vacation with. Adele came in at second place, while power-couple David and Victoria Beckham nabbed the third position. Kim Kardashian West and her husband Kanye West - who got married in 2014 - also took the crown but, this time, 25 per cent of travellers named them as the top A listers they'd least like to be around while relaxing under the sun. Meanwhile, Madonna and Justin Bieber came in joint second.

Cristiano Ronaldo has had an airport named after him. The Real Madrid footballer already has a museum, perfume, underwear line, film and hotel in his name but now Madeira Internation Airport - who was born in the autonomous region of Portugal - have decided to change its title to his moniker. After hearing that the airport had paid tribute to him, the sporting legend took to his Twitter account to thank them. He said: "thanks Madeira (sic)." A wax model of the sportsman features in his own museum in the Archipelago and also a hotel in his hometown of Funchal.