Weird News


June 15, 2017

Weird News

Police have padlocked the milk in their communal fridge to avoid their drink being stolen.

Colleagues at Halifax police station in West Yorkshire were continuously annoyed discovering there was none of the cold stuff to put with their tea and coffee, and the fact they failed to catch the thirsty culprit.

In an attempt to prevent further theft of dairy product they put a bolt through the middle of the four-pint cartons to stop the poacher, according to the Metro newspaper.

PC Ryan Sharp, who tweeted the picture, said: "In other news, the milk theft in Halifax Police Station seems to be rife ... when he said find one without a padlock, thought he was joking!"

A family is offering a staggering PS50,000 for a live-in nanny to look after their kids at their haunted home.

The homeowners from Scotland are desperate for a minder to live at their home for four nights a week to look after two children aged five and seven after five previous nannies quit their role due to reported supernatural activity at the home, including strange incidents including noises, broken glass and moving furniture.

The job advert on reads: "We haven't personally experienced any supernatural happenings, as they have been reported only while we've been out of the house, but we're happy to pay above the asking rate and feel it's important to be as upfront as possible to find the right person."

A pensioner, who won PS1 million on a scratch card, thought he had won a pint of milk.

Bill Bett, from Markinch in Fife, Scotland, scratched off the numbers on his Monopoly Millionaire card, but believed his prize which read '1 mil' was a milk freebie, according to BBC News.

Mr Bett insisted his shopkeeper had to drill it into him that he had in fact won the top prize and was now a millionaire.

He said: "When I saw the amount it didn't really click at first. On the card it reads 1MIL and I thought what does this mean I've won a pint of milk?

"I went back into the shop and asked them to check it. They confirmed that I had won and that I'd have to call the Lottery line. I couldn't believe it but I actually remained quite calm."

Archive analysis of Father's Day cards by Clintons, the national gift and card retailer, shows the extent to which dads' roles have shifted in the modern home.

Depictions of dads as aloof, pipe-smoking, newspaper-reading, besuited men 'enthroned' by the fireplace have disappeared from all cards, with the exception of parody cards, and have been replaced by casually-dressed, soft-in-the-middle, sofa-dwelling figures, often likened to Darth Vader and far more likely to be comically inept.

Clintons looked at thousands of depictions of dads on Father's Day cards since the 1950s.

The research found the following:

1. Dads appear to have put on 10 to 15 kilos in body weight

2. Dads have dressed down

3. Dads' leisure time preferences have shifted from reading the paper in slippers on an armchair to barbecuing or watching the football on the sofa with a drink

4. Dads have a much stronger emotional connection with their kids are often the subject of affectionate jokes