Weird News


May 24, 2017

Greggs have unveiled dresses made entirely from salad.

The on-the-go food retailer has teamed up with Kate Tabor who has previously designed costumes for the likes of pop megastar Katy Perry to create two edible dresses in order to help launch their delicious summer menu, which features six dishes under 400 calories.

The dresses were made out of around 5,000 lettuce leaves, 300 onions, 150 peppers, and other ingredients including tomatoes, courgettes, chillies and limes, and took a team of four designers around 200 hours to create.

Designer Kate said of her creations: "I've created costumes for Katy Perry and the Chemical Brothers to Birdy and Katy B, but I've never designed anything quite like this. Each dress is made up of over 20 individual ingredients from the Greggs salad range, with hundreds more of each making up the designs. This has definitely been my biggest challenge yet."

Commissioned to celebrate the launch of Greggs' summer menu which includes items such as the coconut, lime, and chilli chicken salad and the cheese, tomato and basil pasta salad the idea for the dresses came following new research released by the brand which states that a whopping 61 per cent of Brits say they are more health-conscious now than they were five years ago.

The survey of 2,000 Brits also found that 54 per cent of people regularly try to make healthy food choices, while 68 per cent admit to rigorously reading the nutritional information provided on food packets.

A spokesperson for Greggs said: "More and more people are looking for a healthier option for their on-the-go food. We wanted to celebrate our new salads with something fun and a little different that everyone could enjoy and we can all appreciate a bit of 'salad dressing'!"

The tailor-made designs hit the streets of London on Monday, and caused a stir among the passers-by in the capital's fashion hotspots, including Carnaby Street and Regent Street.

Greggs' new summer menu is available now in 1,800 shops nationwide.

The world's first operational police robot has been unveiled in Dubai.

Visitors to the three-day long Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference had the opportunity to meet the "world's first operational Robocop" when the machine made its debut at the event last Sunday.

The robot named Robocop after the popular movie franchise of the same name is 5 ft 5in tall and weighs 100 kg, and can speak six languages as well as being able to read facial expressions.

It includes a built-in tablet device so people are able to pay fines and report crimes straight from the robot itself, and it can also send and receive messages from police headquarters.

Brigadier-General Khalid Nasser Al Razzouqi, director general of Smart Services with the Dubai Police, said in a statement: "The launch of the world's first operational Robocop is a significant milestone for the Emirate and a step towards realising Dubai's vision to be a global leader in smart cities technology adoption.

"With an aim to assist and help people in the malls or on the streets, the Robocop is the latest smart addition to the force and has been designed to help us fight crime, keep the city safe and improve happiness levels.

"He can chat and interact, respond to public queries, shake hands and offer a military salute."

After being unveiled at the Expo on Sunday, Robocop is expected to tackle real-life issues when it is released into the real world after the event ends on Tuesday.