June 26, 2017

A group of schoolboys turned up to their school dressed in skirts in protest to a no-shorts policy.

Around 50 students at ISCA Academy in Exeter, Devon, southwest England, are believed to have took part in their protest last Wednesday after their school banned boys from wearing shorts despite the heatwave in the UK, Metro Online reports.

One of the lads is reported to have been told to change his skirt because it was too short and another because his legs were too hairy.

The school headteacher is reportedly considering changing the uniform


Villagers in South Africa have been living in fear after a sheep gave birth to what is claimed to be a half-lamb half-human.

Elders of the 4,000 inhabitants of Lady Frere in Eastern Province have claimed the creature was sent by the devil and convinced that bestiality and witchcraft caused the birth of the


Because of their fear, Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development sent experts to carry out tests after pictures of the creature went viral, the Mirror Online reports.

Dr Lubabalo Mrwebi, chief director of veterinary services, said: "We can confirm this is not a hoax photo but that the severely deformed lamb was born by a sheep in Lady Frere this week which, at a glance, resembles a human form.

"It is not however human, but a deformed stillborn lamb sired by a sheep and was subsequently infected by a Rift Valley fever at an early stage of its pregnancy."

He also said a sheep has 28 pairs of chromosomes compared to the 23 humans have, and dispelled the myth that sheep and humans can create a viable life form.

A post-mortem will take place to help calm the residents, who still claim it was created by witchcraft.

A man upped his search for a wife by using a 'lonely hearts' letter dating back to 1865.

Before dating apps like Tinder were invented, eligible men had to put adverts into the local newspaper and this one particular note inspired a modern man, named Drew, to use it for his own dating profile.

The letter, shared by the Mirror Online, reads: "I am 18 years old, have a good set of teeth and believe in Andy Johnson [the 17th US President], the star-spangled banner, and July 4.

"My buckwheat looks first rate, and the oats and potatoes are bully. I have got nine sheep, a two-year-old bull and two heifers, besides a house and a barn.

"I want to get married. I want to buy bread and butter, hoop skirts and waterfalls for some person of the female persuasion during life.

"That's what the matter with me. But I don't know how to do it. (sic)"

However, it's not know whether love was found for the hopeful bachelor.

The O2 in London has had a giant '10' inflatable suspended above it to mark the venue's 10th anniversary.

More than 60 million people have visited the 20,000 capacity arena since it first opened in 2007 and this week a series of special shows will be performed on the iconic stage, including Alt-J, Celine Dion, Ed Sheeran and Jamiroquai later this year.

The first-ever show at the venue was back on June 24, 2007, and saw rock legend Bon Jovi hit the stage.

Other artistes to appear have included Sir Rod Stewart, Noel Gallagher, Rihanna, Jay-Z, Chris Martin and Timbaland.

It comes after Take That won an award for breaking the record of performing the most shows and selling the most tickets at The O2.

The group - Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald - have completed 25 headline shows, two performances at the BRIT Awards in 2011 and 2015, a set at Capital's Jingle Bell Ball in 2014 and O2's Wear The Rose in 2015 at the London arena since it opened its doors 10 years ago, and have sold over 385,000 tickets, more than any other artistes.