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Small stowaway has ear of Mandela
Sculptors have been ordered to remove a bronze rabbit they hid in the ear of a nine-metre-tall statue honouring Nelson Madela.
The South African government said it wanted to ‘restore dignity back to the statue’ , which was unveiled after the former president’s death.
The sculptors are said to have secretly placed the rabbit – their trademark signature – in the statue’s right ear.
Inmates of a British prison are supplementing meals with cockroach kebabs after being inspired by I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here.
Prisoners at HMP Liverpool are swapping recipes on how best to cook the bugs after watching bushtucker trials on the reality TV show.
The 1,183-capacity jail is notorious for its cockroach infestations.
Neil Harrison-Scott, 43, in a letter to the Inside Time newspaper for prisoners, said he was encouraged to try the ‘snack’ after watching the ITV show.
What’s next? Four whale drive
A design lab in the Netherlands has created what it claims is the first self-driving car for fish in an ‘attempt to liberate fish all over the world’.
Studio Diip’s Fish on Wheels prototype looks like a miniature fish tank mounted on the bottom half of a remote-controlled car. A webcam looks down on the tank and monitors which direction the fish is swimming in, converting this into instructions to steer the device.
“Up until now driving vehicles has been limited to mankind only (excluding a handful of autonomous vehicles driven by computers),” says Studio Diip on its website, “but now your pet fish can also put the pedal to the metal.”
The team behind the project is mainly interested in designing ‘intelligent imaging products’ and created the device in order to showcase its skills, using just a standard webcam, an Arduino micro-computer and a battery-powered motor.
Jump to it, council told
A council’s call centre was given a shock after a man rang to say he was being ‘harassed’…by a frog!
The amphibian was apparently hassling him at the bottom of his stairs. But, instead of dealing with the four-legged creature himself, his first port of call was Crawley Borough Council.
“We advised him it would probably hop off on its own, but he was adamant the frog was harassing him,” a spokesman said.
Doting dog owners splash £10k a year on their pampered pooches
Celebrity owners who give their pugs facelifts
Animal lover tells of horrifying moment he found bin bag full of cats’ heads
Meet Labradoodle Barney, West End’s biggest new star
Skipton shop holds fundraising day for hearing dogs charity
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