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US urges speedier BP oil strategy

Funny story: US urges speedier BP oil strategy

Rear Admiral James Watson, a top US Coast Guard official, has given BP just 48 hours to improve their containment of leaking oil.New US government data shows that the flow of leaking oil could be double that of original estimates. He does not beli...

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Shoot to kill orders given in Kyrgyzstan

Funny story: Shoot to kill orders given in Kyrgyzstan

Government officials have given shoot to kill instructions to security forces in a bid to stop ethnic rioting; 80 people have died so far as a result of the violence. Since President Kurmanbek Bakiyev's overthrow in April 1000's of people have bee...

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Three injured in Yorkshire gas explosion

Funny story: Three injured in Yorkshire gas explosion

Three people have been taken to hospital with injuries resulting from a huge gas explosion. There are around 20 ground floor flats affected in Bentley, North Yorkshire. All three emergency services are still on the scene, and are assessing the str...

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Hamilton storms to Pole in Canada

Funny story: Hamilton storms to Pole in Canada

Lewis Hamilton is under the spotlight once again. Security staff were called to his hotel room last night following an incident with the cleaner of his room. Throughout the day Hamilton was seen to be in an agitated mood which a close friend confi...

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Royals visit Gun Rampage County

Funny story: Royals visit Gun Rampage County

The royal family will today visit Cumbria to look for Prince Philip. After having mis-read a news item he mistakenly believed that it was a colonial style shoot. Palace Staff raised the alarm when they found his favourite hunting rifle, and his La...

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US charge 6 in Iran Satellite debacle

Funny story: US charge 6 in Iran Satellite debacle

The US have charged 6 people of violating at trade embargo put in place in 1995, by providing Iran with technology and parts which enabled them to successfully lunch a satellite with an on board camera. Assistant Secretary for US Immigration and C...

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BP strike deal with Turks to solve oil crisis

Funny story: BP strike deal with Turks to solve oil crisis

BP has proudly announced that it has struck a deal with the Turkish Kebab Makers Guild that will solve the oil crisis in the Gulf. Tony Hayward of BP said that intense negotiations had taken place over the previous week, which ha resulted in a win...

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Mother finds Childen with Facebook

Funny story: Mother finds Childen with Facebook

A Mother who had not seen her children for 15 years, found them using Facebook, the popular social networking site. Her children went missing in 1995, and despite frantic attempts to find them, she failed to track them down. The Mother, Iva Smo...

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Porn Star falls to death after Police stand-off

Funny story: Porn Star falls to death after Police stand-off

Porn star, Stephen Hill, fell to his death from a cliff after a stand-off with Police. He was wanted in connection with the murder of a colleague, and Police had chased him to the cliff edge, where he threatened to kill himself with a Samurai sword.

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Cuban government insists citizens save water

Funny story: Cuban government insists citizens save water

The Cuban government has urged it citizens to save water. In hard economic times the government has realised that water is now worth more than oil. Therefore, the latest commodity for investment is water. Government investments representative, Mr...

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Obama names Clapper as new Intelligence Director

Funny story: Obama names Clapper as new Intelligence Director

President Obama has named General James Clapper as the new Intelligence Chief, following the resignation of Dennis Blair in May. His appointment has had mixed reviews, as many in Congress objected to his nomination; it is felt that he will have a...

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Irish ship Rachel Corrie due to arrive in Gaza

Funny story: Irish ship Rachel Corrie due to arrive in Gaza

The Irish aid ship, MV Rachel Corrie, is headed for the territorial waters of Gaza, estimated to arrive at 0600 BST (0900 local) today. On Friday, crew member Jenny Graham said they remained determined to dock in Gaza. Despite this determination,...

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1,500 people stage water fight in Hyde Park

Funny story: 1,500 people stage water fight in Hyde Park

Oxford Street had to be closed today after a water fight organised through a social networking sit spilled over onto the streets. 1,500 people attended, and the fight which started at 1pm raged on until 9pm. Police were forced to move in and stop...

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Chef kept wife's body in freezer for 3 years jailed

Funny story: Chef kept wife's body in freezer for 3 years jailed

Paul Wallner, 34, who battered his wife to death, and then hid her body in a freezer in a shed in his garden for three years, has been jailed for life. He convinced her family that she had died of natural causes and went to extreme lengths to main...

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BT workers to be balloted on Strike Action

Funny story: BT workers to be balloted on Strike Action

BT workers are to be balloted on strike action after the firm failed to meet a union-imposed deadline for improving the welfare conditions for external workers. There has been a long running dispute over 'worker to watcher' ratios; currently for e...

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Sky buys Virgin Media channels

Funny story: Sky buys Virgin Media channels

Sky has announced that it will going legal with the sellers of the Virgin Media channels. The Board of Directors at BSkyB have expressed their disappointment (and we would guess embarrassment) at being ripped off over the deal. Once the sale ha...

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Homeless Man banned from NHS given Asbo

Funny story: Homeless Man banned from NHS given Asbo

A homeless man has been given a criminal Asbo, as he is an expert at faking illness, to be able to stay in Hospital; the fraud has cost the NHS tens of thousands of pounds. Christopher Dearlove, 41, used more than 70 aliases to trick NHS staff int...

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BP's latest attempt to stop oil flow fails

Funny story: BP's latest attempt to stop oil flow fails

BP's latest attempt to stop the oil flow from the ruptured pipe has failed. The company is attempting to contain the spill from the well by cutting off the fractured pipe and sealing it with a cap. During the cutting process the saw has got stuck...

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