Today is the last chance for you to enter the competition to win a year's supply of Kinder Bueno (52 bars). The competition is easy to enter and you can find the instructions here. Please note that the competition is only open to residents of the UK.
A paternal dog has adopted an abandoned baby goat as his surrogate child.
Billy the boxer has become the constant companion of the 12-day old kid called Lilly. He sleeps with the goat, licks her clean, and protects her from any dangers at Pennywell Farm wildlife centre at Buckfastleigh, near Totnes, Devon.
The kid was abandoned by her mother when she was only a few hours old and adopted by paternal Billy when his owner Elizabeth Tozer began hand rearing the goat.
The unusual bond has developed over the last month and the pair are now inseparable.
The Daily Mail has more photos.
According to The Sun, this is the world's fastest-ever road vehicle. The turbo-charged 1300cc, 800Bhp Acabion GTBO is capable of reaching 300mph in 30 seconds and has a top speed of 340mph.
Described by its creator, Dr Peter Maskus, as a “road streamliner,” is neither car nor motor-bike, but something in between. Dr Maskus hopes to have it on the road in the UK and USA within three years. But start saving now – it will set you back a whopping £1.5million.
A French woman who is badly disfigured by facial tumours caused by a rare and incurable disease has appealed to President Nicolas Sarkozy to allow her to die by euthanasia.
The debilitating disease is so rare that only 200 cases of the disease had been reported globally in the last 20 years.
An elephant that lost her front right leg when she stepped on a landmine has been given a new lease of life after being fitted with an artificial limb. The new canvas leg was created for Mocha, a female elephant being cared for by Thai vets. Link
A 50ft reptilee that ruled the sea 150million years ago has been found on the Nowegian island of Spitsbergen. The pliosaur — whose giant teeth could have crunched a car in half — is the biggest marine reptile ever found. Pliosaurs had short necks, massive jaws and two sets of powerful 10ft flippers. Link
The geoduck or gooyduck is the largest species of clams on the face of the earth. The clam grows to around 15 to 20cm but it's long siphon can reach 1 metre in length. It weighs between 0.5 and 1.5 kilograms but can grow much larger.
The organism, which can live well over 100 years is a delicacy in China and Japan where they are often eaten raw.
There are more photos here and anyway that comments on it looking like a you-know-what is just dirty!
Photos of current Hollywood celebrities photographed in scenes from Hitchcock films. [via]
Japanese gadget specialist Thanko has created a mouse that’s also a minature vacuum cleaner. Built into the 62 x 115 x 40mm mouse is a tiny vacuum cleaner that sucks up crumbs, dust and and any other crap that may be on your desk.
Twice a year, Hotel Chocolat challenges it's chocolatiers to create a new collection of chocolates to reflect the feel of that part of year - in tune, well balanced and fresh.
They certainly have excelled themselves this year. The Season 2008 contains "36 gorgeous hand-finished chocolates with a balanced selection of fresh, seasonal flavours, including mint & strawberry, white rum, fruit & nut, red currant, melon martini, salted caramel & more…"
I received a box on Friday and whilst I haven't had a chance to sample all of the chocolates yet, I've had a good try (along with the help of a few others).
Almost every chocolate in the box is unique, something you wouldn't find in a box of Thorntons or Cadbury's.
There's the White Night - "a deep ganache softened with a generous splash of West Indian Rum". Notice the emphasis on generous. A few of these could easily make you feel tipsy.
The Raspberry Refresher is an "uplifting natural raspberry and cream ganache with a hint of mint". The addition of what tasted like natural mint is something I've never experienced in a chocolate but complimented the raspberry.
No box of Hotel Chocolat chocolates would be complete without some truffles and this Edition comes with some bite-sized Kir Royal Mini Truffles that contain a mix of blackcurrant punch and champagne.
I could go on but all this chocolate talk is making me want to open the box again.
If you are curious to know just what's inside, here's an image of the very well produced and much larger than normal tasting guide that outlines all of the chocolates in the Edition.
Whilst slightly more expensive than chocolate you can buy from a supermarket or Thornton's, The Season 2008, or any of the other boxes of chocolates that Hotel Chocolat offer make a great Mother's Day gift. And if you enter the Easter egg contest that's currently running you can get a free shipping voucher.
A Welsh View has teamed up with Hotel Chocolat to offer you a chance to win some of Hotel Chocolat’s extra special, extra thick Easter Eggs. To enter the contest you must hunt around the Hotel Chocolat website to get a code.
You can find more information about the contest here.
Note: Every successful entry in the Easter Egg Hunt will qualify for a free shipping voucher.
The NYTimes has an extremely detailed interactive map showing how well movies have done at the box office between 1986 and the start of 2008.
A mild British winter has meant that many tortoise owners have resorted to storing them in refrigerators including Shirley Neely who has been using two fridges to store 75 of the creatures at her sanctuary. The fridges help regulate the temperature and ensure that the tortoises won't awake too early.
A great idea; you just have to be careful what you pick up when you raid the fridge after a night on the town. Link
Last time I visited the NYTimes archive it had a clunky interface with links to PDFs of the articles/pages. It has now changed and they have a slick interface that allows you to browse electronically through the pages and read the intro of each article without viewing a PDF (you can choose to go through to the full article).
The photo above show Joe Egan diving off an 80ft diving board at the Marin County Fair in Florida. It takes two seconds to hit the water at 60mph.
He's got a long way to go to beat the world record though which stands at 200ft. The diver who managed that broke his spine in the process. Link