Weird News


August 25, 2017

A family had to flea a museum after their child broke an 800-year-old coffin.

Staff at Prittlewell Priory Museum in Southend, Essex, were left "shocked" after the parents of the kid let them stand inside the ancient sarcophagus and watched on CCTV as bits of it crumbled to pieces.

The stone dates back to 1921 and was complete with a skeleton.

Conservator Claire Reed has been tasked with fixing it.

She told the BBC: "Staff heard a thump and that was the first indication something had happened.

"It was one of those isolated, terrible incidents.

"It's a very important artefact and historically unique to us as we don't have much archaeology from the priory."

Budget airline Monarch has launched a new snack box containing mood-enhancing food to relax during flight.

The 'Monarch Mood Food' box has been developed alongside food psychologist Professor Charles Spence, who has worked with Heston Blumenthal and his team at The Fat Duck Research Kitchen in Bray and Josef Youssef, head chef at Kitchen Theory.

It follows new research which revealed over a third of Brits (33 per cent) don't relax until at least day three of their holiday, and 72 per cent find travelling to their holiday destination stressful.

Nils Christy, chief operating officer at Monarch, commented: "We know how precious time on holiday is, so are delighted to be able to listen to our customers' needs and trial the Monarch 'Mood Food' box this summer, enabling more people to relax, feel good and start enjoying their holiday from the moment they get to the gate."

A maths teacher's worst nightmare came to life when the woman he broke up with became his new boss.

The unnamed man ghosted his ex-girlfriend Sylvia and moved to a completely different country without an explanation.

He told the blog 'Ask A Manager': "Well, I ghosted her. Over the Christmas break, while she was visiting her family, I simply moved out and left the country."

The break-up happened 10 years ago, and the pair who were together for three years were no longer in communication and had no mutual friends.

Sylvia tried tracking him down and caused "various scenes" between his family and friends.

The tutor works at an international school and was informed that they were getting a new director, and it turned out to be his former flame.

He added: "I googled her and was shocked to discover it is Sylvia."