Weird News

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May 22, 2017

The King of the Netherlands has had a secret part-time job as a pilot for over two decades.

King Willem-Alexander rules the European country, but he has reportedly been co-piloting KLM passenger flights twice a month for the past 21 years and refers to his other job as a "hobby".

He said: "For me the most important thing is that I have a hobby for which I need to concentrate completely."

And the ruler believes passengers don't recognise him or his voice when he speaks over the tannoy because he claims the travellers are not listening to his instructions anyway.

He told De Telegraaf: "The advantage is that I can always say that I wish everyone a heartfelt welcome in the name of the captain and the crew.

"So I don't have to say my own name. But most of the (passengers) don't listen anyway."

A 60lb monkey has been put on a diet. The obese primate, which is believed to be aged between 10 to 15 years old, has been nicknamed Uncle Fat after he became morbidly overweight from gorging on junk food and soft drinks left behind by tourists.

And it has been reported on the Metro Online the animal's overindulgence left him at a high risk of heart disease and diabetes.

A team of vets decided to catch the animal and put him on a strict healthy eating plan in a bid to get his weight down to an ideal size.

Vet Kaewchot said: "I understand that people feel sorry for the monkeys and want to feed them when they see them.

"But please don't feed them food that people like to eat like snacks and soda. It is very bad for their health and the problem is entirely man made."

A James Bond fan turned up to his wedding on a wakeboard.

A thrill-seeking groom named Matt Knight had all eyes on him when he made an action-packed entrance to his own wedding at Chateau Rhianfa hotel in Anglesey, which saw him whiz along the lake on a board attached to a rope connected to a boat dressed in a dinner suit, according to the Mail Online.

The husband-to-be showed off his skills to the wedding guests and completed a somersault as he approached the venue.

And Matt, who is a huge fan of the 007 franchise, was accompanied by his two best men on the unusual journey in.

But the big entrance came as "no surprise" to his bride Kirsty, who is a finance director from Stoke-on Trent, looked on at the events which she said were "no surprise" given that Matt is a "huge bond fan".

She said: "Matt is a huge Bond fan so it came as no surprise when he suggested a crazy stunt like this."

Thankfully Matt and his best men changed into dry suits when they reached the venue.