Weird News


October 25, 2016

A man accused of cruelty has gone on trial after he allegedly punched and farted in a boy's face.

Gary McKenzie has denied all claims that he deliberately punched and passed wind in a boy's face as well as trying to suffocate another child. The boy said: "He pumped. He was right next to me and bending down, he was wearing shorts, his shorts were right next to my face. I said, 'Why did you do that?' and he said he did it because he wanted to be nasty." Gary insisted to police that the fart wasn't intentional and it happened while he was walking upstairs next to the boy. He's also facing charges that he held a pillow on another child's face in which he insists was also through playing. The trial continues.

Mourners can now watch their loved one's funeral live online.

Bolton Council are installing cameras in their crematorium chapels and will offer families and friends the chance to have proceedings filmed and available to watch from the comfort of their own home.

The plan came in to place for those unable to attend funerals for reasons such as living far away or having trouble with leaving their home. If families agree to the new scheme, they will be able to log on to a PC or tablet and view the service from their own homes. Bolton Council intend to ensure that strict guidelines are met and live streaming of funerals will be optional.

Councillor Nick Peel told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "There will, of course, be firm ground rules about how this will operate. The cameras will be in a fixed position, you won't have people walking around with cameras while the funeral is taking place. It will also be a requirement that people will have to log in to watch a funeral, it won't mean just anyone can watch. "This is not compulsory of course, it will only be used for families who ask for it."

Oxfordshire Wychwood Brewery is introducing Hobgoblin Beer Vermouth + Ants as this year's Halloween beer cocktails.

Hobgoblin Beer Vermouth + Ants will include wood ants frozen in a created beer mixed with multiple ingredients, including grapefruit, pink peppercorn and bay leaf with a squeeze of lemon.

Marcis Dzelzainis, bar director at Sager and Wilde Paradise Row, said: "I have been making beer cocktails for years, so I was keen that these two cocktails would play to the individual strengths of each Hobgoblin beer by re-boiling the beer to create a 33 per cent reduction, the concentrated beer creates an amazing base for the rum and spices."

The cocktails will be served at Sager and Wilde Paradise Row from October 24 to November 6.

Last weekend, half-term families could book a taxi from ThunderCabs for just PS1 for rides in central London.

The ThunderCabs were available for book on October 22 and 23 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. via Karhoo, the cab comparison app. All proceeds will be donated to The Children's Trust, the UK's leading charity for children with brain injury. Adrian last, executive Vice-president and director of ITV Studios Marketing, said: "The Thunderbird vehicles are so iconic, what better way to celebrate the new season than to bring them to life for families to travel in during half-term? Whilst we can't guarantee the ThunderCabs will take you to Tracy Island, they will bring a smile to fans of the series, big and small - and it's certainly a fun way to see the city!"