Weird News

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August 08, 2016

'I spy' has been crowned the best tactic to keep children occupied whilst travelling.

A study conducted by DisneyLife has proved more children enjoy the journey to a holiday destination as much as the vacation, which is helped by providing entertainment for the little ones, although 57 per cent of kids' tantrums is as a result of boredom. Research has shown tricks including telling the little ones the Sat Nav's directions can amuse children, who believe the signal "Bear right", means there is a furry animal approaching, whilst smiling at the traffic light is the magic sign to make the light turn from red to green and gives them a new sense of excitement. Handing over a tablet device to your tot has not proven to be as successful as a traditional sing-a-long with the family.

Speaking about the best method to keep your brood quiet for a long haul flight, behaviour psychologist Jo Hemmings said: "The key to stress-free travel with young children lies in planning, preparation and not applying the same rules as you would at home.

"Playing traditional games, singing songs together and letting them watch movies and cartoons are the most successful ways of keeping your little ones from getting bored. Along with having enough food, drink and toys to keep them occupied - and a realistic sense of how long the journey is likely to take - these activities will all help eliminate travel anxiety and get you and your family to your destination with the minimum disruption."

A flying saucer is on the run from police.

Law-enforcement officers were called to pursue the space vehicle, which is made out of two electric scooters, a smoke machine and lasers, after it whizzed along a children's playground in Gorey, Ireland, according to Sky News. However, this was all part of artist Ali Kemal Ali's plan - who designed the spaceship replica for an arts festival - who alerted the police in a bid to draw more attention to his masterpiece and the arts show. Ali recorded the video, which saw the police led on a wild-goose chase, to social media, and has been praised for his creation. Speaking about the policeman's reaction, he said: "They loved it. They were brilliant. How often do you go into a police station and ask for something like this - it's always doom and gloom. They saw the funny side of it. When you come up beside it, it feels like it's alive."

A Pokemon Go fan has dyed his dog's fur to look like Pikachu.

A gaming lover has coloured the fur of his pet pooch canary yellow with black stripes and red circles on its face to resemble the pal of Ash Ketchum, which has sparked outrage among animal lovers. A video of the dog has gone viral on social media sites, including Twitter and Facebook, after being posted by Elihudi Justin Urassa alongside the caption: "They made their dog look like Pikachu (sic)." Although he later claimed he found the dress-up "quite sad".

An artist has plans to build an "airborne" carrier for cows.

Bart Jansen and his fellow engineer Arjen Beltman - who are known for making the Orvillecopter in 2012, which is a flying mechanism made from his dead cat Orville's body - has admitted he wants to transport something "weird" by air, and is contemplating building a "bovine personnel carrier". He told the BBC: "We've wanted to build a helicopter for ourselves, one that we can fit in, and we have been thinking about designing one that you can sit on and flies.

"If I'm going to fly, I want to fly in something weird. So we've been thinking about animals that are big enough to fly in. We have a cow at the moment - it's at the tannery right now. It's going to be like a bovine personnel carrier, but airborne." Bart has already designed a Ostrich-copter, the Sharkjet, a Rat-copter, among other technical gizmos.