Weird News


August 14, 2017

Weird News

The Postal Museum has launched a contest to find 12 UK cats to help promote the new attraction.

The search to find 12 volunteer mousers has been launched following the passing of Tibs the Great the last Post Office cat.

Each month until September 2018, a successful 'cat-pplicant' will be appointed to the ceremonial role of Postal Museum Cat.

The furry friend is expected to work from home with the job description asking for them to be "reliable purr-fessionals".

The role is on a volunteer basis but there will be perks for winners including an official hat, as modelled by Charlie.

To apply, owners must submit a photo of their cat to The Postal Museum on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the @ThePostalMuseum and the hashtags #jobsfurcats and #catsinhats.

Applications for September close on

August 31.

Motorbike enthusiasts can buy a $1,000 bottle of gin infused with authentic Harley-Davidson parts.

German motorcycle fan Uwe Ehinger has been collecting vintage motorcycle parts from around the world for the last 40 years.

According to Oddity Central, he has now decided to put his collection to good use and has made the world's first Archaeologist Gin, which comes with a vintage motorcycle part submerged in high-quality gin.

In order to make the alcohol safe to drink, parts of the motorbikes are specially cleaned and sealed with a tin alloy. They are then soldered on to a steel structure and encased by a handcrafted bottle.

Serviceplan Group developed the creative concept, along with Hamburg designers Studio Oeding.

Tags bearing the unique serial number of the engine part in each bottle are included, along with waxed wrapping paper telling the story of each machine.

Children are being given school uniforms coded to their academic ability.

The Al-Farooq School, based in Malappuram, India, issues two different uniforms to its students based on their performance in the classroom. Parents are up in arms over the decision and even Childline has got involved as it is worried that children will be emotionally damaged by the alleged discrimination.

The Education Department has instructed a committee to look into the matter after it was reported by Mathrubhumi News. As a result, the school chairman announced that the ruling would be revoked and action would be taken against the school principal.

A woman has spent four years collecting Starburst wrappers to weave them into a dress.

Emily Seilhamer, who runs the Artistry and Upcycling Facebook page, carefully sewn the wrappers together into a 'fabric'.

Emily's choice of the fruity sweet came after her now husband gave her a packet of them when they first met.

As reported by The Mirror, on the social media site, she wrote: "I've been saving Starburst wrappers diligently (with the help of friends and family) for four years to create this dress. After enough were saved I organised them into colours, ironed them, folded them into links, and made candy wrapper chains (sic). With the use of elastic thread, I was able to sew the links together into a 'fabric' to create the dress."

She explained how the colourful dress played an important role at her wedding.

She added: "As his favourite candy he began to save grocery bags full of wrappers for me ... The dress had a nice spot next to the gift table at our wedding almost two years ago!"