Police Investigate Rodent in a Roadster
Sun Sep 8, 9:56 AM ET
British detectives are investigating the mystery of a hamster
found driving a toy racing car along a promenade at a northern seaside resort,
newspapers said on Saturday.
The hamster, nicknamed Speedy, was handed in by a member of the public who
found him cruising through Cleveleys, near Blackpool in the modified toy, which he
powered by a treadmill.
"It is a model hotrod racing car with large wheels at the back and small ones at the
front," the Daily Express quoted Constable Quentin Allen as saying.
"In the center is a typical hamster wheel you can buy at any pet shop... As the
hamster went round and round it powered the car along at high speed."
Officers removed Speedy from the car after he made several escape attempts from
their front desk, and they took him to a nearby animal sanctuary. Detectives are
appealing for the owner to come forward.
Boy's Penis Stitched Back After Donkey Bite
Thu Jul 25,11:01 AM ET
Surgeons have managed to stitch back a Moroccan boy's penis
after it was bitten off by a donkey, the official MAP news agency reported Thursday.
Professor Mouaad Mounir, chief urologist at Ibnou Toufail hospital in the southern
city of Marrakesh, was quoted as saying the operation on the seven-year-old boy
was carried out last week.
He said the operation had taken 45 minutes and was successful.
MAP did not say how the donkey managed to bite off the boy's penis.
A source at the hospital confirmed the agency's report, but declined to give further
Donkeys in Morocco are used for laborious work on farms and garbage collection
and are often subject to harsh treatment.
Mile High Club' Forces Airplane Refit
Mon Sep 16,10:25 AM ET
Virgin Atlantic Airways is to replace tables in its newest planes because passengers have broken them during illicit trysts, the Sun newspaper said on Monday.
The $200 million Airbus A340-600, which was introduced several weeks ago, has a "mother and baby room" with a plastic table meant for changing diapers. But passengers have destroyed them by using them for love making.
"Those determined to join the Mile High Club will do so despite the lack of comforts," a Virgin spokeswoman was quoted as saying.
"We don't mind couples having a good time, but this is not something that we would encourage because of air regulations."