December 07, 2016

Sam and Josh Lyle set up their business Pines and Needles when they were only 15 years old and successfully sell 60,000 trees a year to customers, including Sir Elton John and Madonna.

They have revealed that the large firs are like humans because they don't like sudden change and has a tendency to drink quite heavily over the festive period.

Speaking about the best ways to keep a tree alive, they said: "Do not expose your tree to sudden changes in temperature. Trees, like most people, are creatures of habit and prefer steady conditions."

The brothers also said your Christmas tree may drink two to three pints of water per day, depending on its size and your central heating settings.

"This is very important, as once the water level drops below the tree's trunk, sap will reseal the bark within a few hours, preventing the tree from drinking any further water, even if you then refill the Christmas tree stand," they said.

A man called the police after he found a prosthetic implant.

The man, who lives in Queensland, Australia, believed he had stumbled across a crime scene when he discovered the false tissue, according to the Mirror Online.

However, after calling the police, who swiftly arrived, they established the squidgy substance was in fact a jellyfish.

Speaking about the find, senior constable Zoe Brady said: "Officers at Maroochydore station were all hands on deck when, much to their initial alarm, a concerned citizen attended the counter to report a possible homicide."

She said the man presented police with a bagged and tagged circular object he had located.

The man was concerned it was a prosthetic implant from someone who may have been murdered or drowned.

"Investigations revealed what police suspected ... the item was indeed a jellyfish," she said.

A study has proved 27 per cent of British people don't check if all windows and doors are locked before they leave the house.

Research conducted by last Monday has shown 23 million people rely on technology to keep their homes secured.

But just over a quarter of the population fail to check-if their home is safely bolted up before leaving.

The study has also revealed men are in favour of using gadgets such as CCTV cameras and alarms for higher security measures, whilst women prefer to rely on traditional methods like leaving a light on to make it look as though someone was at home.

Further research from the study also showed Yorkshire and the Humber is the region which is most likely to have CCTV with motion sensors and alarms.

Gemma Schwarz, head of home at Compare the Market, said: "Technology is advancing at an astonishing rate these days, so perhaps it is unsurprising that people want to call on this to protect their most precious place - their home.

"There is a lot to be said for traditional methods like double-locking doors and leaving on lights, but it's clear to see that in this day and age, people want to turn to more advanced home security measures," he said.

A 35-year-old man called Dan Baker has been crowned champion in a competition held by Canadian artist Douglas Coupland.

Coupland was searching for the best face to help create a bronze sculpture of the late post-Impressionist painter with the help of 3D programming and believed Baker was perfect for it.

Speaking to the Metro newspaper about his win, which saw him come away with a PS4,180 cash prize, he said: "My mates very often said it and my family also - it's always been in the air that I look like Vincent Van Gogh.

"I thought I had a good chance, but I didn't expect to win."