Weird news


May 12, 2017

A study has proved that almost 50 per cent of people keep their snacking habits in the workplace a secret.

Research conducted by Ironmongery Direct has discovered that 47 per cent of people in the UK don't tell their other halves what they have indulged in while at work.

And the survey, which was carried out on more than 2,000 candidates, has learnt that a bacon sandwich is the most popular feast colleagues tuck into while at their desks, although their partners are none the wiser to their treats.

While almost half of the public remain tight-lipped about the food they eat, 21 per cent are believed to lie about their meals, as they say they have enjoyed a healthy treat when in fact they have scoffed a more gluttonous snack.

An Italian mayor has reportedly offered PS2,000 to anyone who will move into a deserted village.

Daniele Galliano is desperate to prevent a quaint area in north-west Italy named Bormida, Liguria, from becoming completely uninhabited, and in a bid to save the small area where less than 400 people live, he has set up a plan to encourage people to flock there.

And it is believed that property in the area will cost the equivalent of just over PS40 a month to rent accommodation in Bormida, although he has taken to his Facebook page to reveal that he is still waiting to receive approval from the local council.

Speaking about the plan, a councillor told The Guardian newspaper: "We're still working out the plan, but anyone is welcome to come and live here.

"We're a small community, but very welcoming.

"We're high up in a mountain area, but also not far from the sea. It's a healthy lifestyle. The air is very clean."

A pineapple has been mistaken for art in a gallery.

A student named Ruairi Gray decided to play a prank and neatly positioned the tropical fruit in the middle of an art exhibition at Robert Gordon University, only to find that it had been placed in a glass display case the next day.

And according to the Metro Online, the pineapple was part of a ploy to trick his friend, which soon escalated into a bid to fool staff as well as art enthusiasts that it was an innovative creation instead, and to see how long it would remain in the gallery

Ruairi said: "We were stuck with this pineapple, we didn't know what to do with, until we saw this empty art display. Our goal was to see how long it would remain there before being removed."

And the 22-year-old was surprised to discover after almost one week the food item had not been removed.

He continued: "We were shocked and in disbelief. We didn't stop laughing for about 10 minutes.

"It lasted there until Wednesday evening, until the rest of the display was taken away and it was the last thing left."

However, the Look Again Festival director, Sally Reaper, knew the placing of the pineapple was a prank and chose not to remove it.

She said: "It's a bit of a mystery. We really have got no idea who did it. It was very clear to us it was a prank, but we have decided to leave it there because it's in keeping with the playful spirit of our festival."