A Syrian man has broke the world record for eating scorpions.
A man called Hozan has successfully broke the world record after he ate 25 scorpions in 20 seconds, and he has admitted he has always dreamed of gaining the title ever since he was younger. However, he warned others not to follow in his footsteps because there are very fatal consequences. He told Rudaw.net: "If someone else eats a scorpion, his blood may clot and he will die. It is too dangerous." And it is believes his friend Yousif, who has allegedly become immune to the animals sting years ago, helped Hozan to achieve his mission. He said: "Residents in the camp are really scared of scorpions. We have cleared the surrounding areas of the camp, now there are no scorpions around the camp. What we want to do is not impossible, we want to make our nation proud by doing that."
An ostrich is on the run in Wales.
A 58-year-old woman named Lynne Evans and her husband David were left fearing for their lives earlier this week after they came face-to-face with the giant bird - native to Africa - outside their home in Rhondda Valley, South Wales. Speaking to the Daily Express newspaper, Mrs Evans explained: "I got the fright of my life as I had only just got up when I opened the blinds and it was just stood there looking right at me.
"It was only a foot away as it was on the pavement and looking in the window. I screamed and David came rushing downstairs. It was just the shock of it though. Once I realised it was an ostrich, we thought it was really funny and went out into the street with our cameras to take pictures of it. It was just walking up and down the street very calmly. I think the residents were more frightened of it than it was of us." It's not yet known where the ostrich has come from, but the couple believe it may have escaped from a nearby farm.
A woman claims she was raped by a Pokemon Go character.
The female contacted police after allegedly being sexually assaulted by the avatar and, according to the report, she woke up with a huge Pokemon on top of her. The woman is a keen player of the mobile gaming app, which has taken the world by storm and sees fans walk the streets to find and collect characters such as Pikachu, Charmander and Raichu. The police report goes on to state that the Pokemon mysteriously disappeared when the victim sprung out of bed, but when she checked the app and the inbuilt GPS mapping, it showed the assailant was still located in the room. Her friend, Ivan Makarov, is quoted as saying: "She says there are too many Pokemon at her place and even the dog can sense them. She says the dog barks whenever she plays Pokemon GO." However, the cops dismissed her claims and told her to seek psychiatric help.
A man has received a PS14-trillion income tax bill.
Giles Hembrough from Bristol received the monster bill through the post after his tax code changed. According to the Metro newspaper, the letter he received form HMRC read: "Although we are changing your tax code, you may still not pay enough tax by April 5, 2017. We think
the amount you owe HMRC is PS14,301,369,864,489.03. We will let you know if this amount is right when we look at your tax return for the year." Taking in to account what he earns, the 42-year-old worked out it would take him 369 million years to pay off the bill. Thankfully, HMRC conceded there had been an error, so Giles can rest easy.