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I bet he drinks Carling Black Label
A junior doctor, who was attacked by a shark in New Zealand, sewed up his wounds with a first aid kit before going to the pub for a beer.
James Grant, 24, had just entered the water at Garden Bay in Invercargill, when the shark clasped its jaws around his leg, according ot a report in the Southland Times.
The fisherman grabbed his diving knife and tried to fight off what he believes was a broadnosed seven-gill shark.
“I sort of just fought the shark off. The shark got a few stabs. The knife wasn’t long enough though,” James told the newspaper.
Following the incident, the young doctor was joined by his shocked friends who thought he was just messing around. When they realised the severity of what had happened they took him to the pub for a beer before going on to hospital to have his wounds checked.
Der farter land!
A build-up of methane gas from a herd of flatulent cows has caused an explosion on a farm.
The blast, caused by a concentration of gas emitted by 90 cows, damaged the roof of their cow shed and one cow had to be treated for burns.
High levels of the gas had built up in the structure in the central German town of Rasdorf, according to the Mirror. Then ‘a static electric charge caused the gas to explode with flashes of flames’, police said in a statement.
Methane emitted by cows worldwide is believed to contribute to global warming. Just one cow giving off enough methane gas in a day to fill 400 litre bottles.
A man with a phobia for lobsters was the victim of a cruel prank which saw him tied up in a bath with some of the crustaceans.
The American was told he would be taking part in a video for new comedy website WhatTheFunny.com. They tied him up and then got him to read out a fake skit. But while practising his lines, one of the prankster’s dads walked into the room with a tray full of lobsters.
A video of his horrified reaction has been uploaded to YouTube and is quickly going viral.
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