25 Jul 2011

American man wins world’s best beard contest

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An American man has taken home the coveted title of world's best beard after taking part in the 2011 World Beard and Moustache Championships in Norway.

Burke Kenny, 26, comes from Olympia in Washington state and has been growing his facial hair since he was about 20 years old.

He entered the competition in the "full beard with styled moustache" category, but also won first place overall thanks to his impressively hairy face.

It is not the first time Burke has achieved

20 Jul 2011

Jesus ‘appears’ on supermarket receipt

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A couple from South Carolina have claimed that the image of Jesus has appeared on a till receipt from Walmart.

Jacob Simmons and his fiancee Gentry Lee Sutherland told a local news provider they had been shopping for pictures there recently and took the receipt back to their apartment with them.

It ended up on the floor a few days later and it was only when Ms Sutherland stopped to pick it up that she spotted something unusual.

The scrap of paper had developed grey colouring in

18 Jul 2011

Motorist avoiding parking fee leaves car in deep water

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A motorist's attempt at avoiding a £2 parking fee left his vehicle in deep water – literally.

The unnamed driver had taken to leaving his car on Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard while he commuted to work, possibly in London.

However, instead of using the specially-designated car park at one end of the dock, he cheekily avoided having to pay and display by putting the Alfa Romeo on a slipway.

It was bound to end in tears sooner or later and it did last week, when the tide

11 Jul 2011

The Beckhams name newborn daughter Harper Seven

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Victoria and David Beckham have named their newborn daughter Harper Seven, it has been revealed.

There has been much speculation over the choice of name for the tot, with sources claiming that she could be named Lunar.

However, the moniker was finally announced to the world by David after the baby was born on Sunday (July 10th 2011) weighing 7lbs 10oz.

"I am so proud and excited to announce the birth of our daughter Harper Seven Beckham … Victoria is doing really well and her

30 Jun 2011

Feeling blue? Turn on the radio!

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There are now so many TV programmes and websites competing for our attention that lots of people don't listen to the radio as much as they used to.

However, if you've been feeling a bit fed up lately, you might want to switch the telly off and tune back in to your favourite station.

A new study called Media and the Mood of the Nation has found that people who do this regularly are happier and have more energy than those who rely on the TV and internet, or don't listen to

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