Weird News

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September 06, 2018

Weird News

A controversial beer has been pulled from a British pub after some online critics branded both the beverage and its pump as "sexist".

The 'Beer Goggles' drink and its rotating clip featuring a haggard old woman on one side and a younger-looking woman on the other - caused a stir after an image was shared online.

West Sussex pub The Kings Arms was met with backlash over the pump clip after an image was shared on Twitter account WikiSussexPubs, with some people claiming it "belonged in the '70s", as reported by the West Sussex County Times.

In a statement, the bar said: "Our interests lie in selling good beer to all with cheer, as long as you're between 18 and 118 you're welcome. This pump clip or beer will not feature on our bar again!"

However, Elgoods Brewery the company behind the beer has spoken out to defend the label and name.

A spokesman said: "The pump clip and name is based on an old, traditional image (somewhat older than the 1970s!) and is meant to be, and is generally

accepted as, a little bit of fun."

Spanish police have seized 147 pounds of cocaine smuggled in hollowed-out pineapples.

The National Police has confirmed that the fruit was shipped from Costa Rica - via the Portuguese port of Setubal - and landed in Madrid, where the drugs were discovered.

Investigators have announced the arrest of seven suspects three in Madrid and four in Barcelona - in connection with the incident after the hidden cocaine was found at the MercaMardrid market.

According to a police statement, each individual pineapple was "perfectly hollowed out and stuffed with compact cylinders" containing cocaine. It was then coated with wax or yellow paraffin in order to mask the "odours of the chemical products which the drug contains and to avoid its detection".

A couple was left mortified when their three-year-old daughter posted their racy love letters to their neighbours.

The two long-distance partners who were kept apart when the gentleman was away at sea in the 1960s - turned to x-rated notes to keep the magic alive despite literally oceans between them.

However, just a few weeks later, the pair found out that their young daughter had decided to share the notes with their neighbours, and they were incredibly embarrassed.

The man who wanted to remain anonymous told the Mirror Online: "They (the letters) had been opened, my wife had read them and put them away, as she thought, safely, not the case. My daughter found them and went on her Postman Pat delivery. A neighbour returned some of them to my wife. "I think the neighbours read them because when I arrived home, I got some funny looks."

Heathrow Airport has encouraged travellers to capture their perfect 'Sound Escapes' as a way of remembering their holidays.

Europe's largest hub airport is inviting its passengers to share submissions of distinctive holiday sounds, which will be used in a collaboration between the airport and sound artist and composer Nick Ryan.

The award-winning musician said: "I am intrigued to hear which sounds holidaymakers bring back from their breaks and look forward to combining hundreds of these, from the thousands of people who jet away every, year into an immersive audio portrait of our Sound Escapes."

One of the lucky winners will also be entered into a prize draw to win PS500 in shopping vouchers to spend at the airport.