Tag Archive: Odd news


Chessington are offering chocolate covered  insects as an alternative snack this week. The idea is not appealing. If it catches on, Chessington plan to offer locusts and other creepy crawlies along side other snacks. That’s enough to put me off going there all together.

Eating insects has long been considered a delicacy by some and are said to be highly nutritious … maybe if you’re living in a jungle and protein is in short supply, yes but,I can things of a million other nutritious things I’d rather eat.

Saudi Arabia’s attempts to promote ‘good’ muslim morals again.  This time it’s a boycott of women’s lingerie salesmen. Reem Assad began the boycott from her Facebook profile because protesting is illegal in Saudi. No doubt she’s one of the contestants for the Miss Morals Beauty Pageant too.

It seems that the problem lies in a ban on female sales people, unless they work in all female shopping malls!  Perhaps the Saudi Govt.  will make an exception in the case of women’s lingerie or here’s another idea, why doesn’t Miss Assad use the all female shopping malls. The law in Saudi completely bans contact between men and women. I now have this image of Saudi women wearing ill fitting bra’s and bloomers underneath their burqa’s.

So what happens when women in Saudi need all the paraphernalia that goes along with being female…. I mean at least once a month they must need sanitary products!  So that’s ok but buying your knickers and bra’s from a male shop assistant is unacceptable for a Saudi woman. What’s it all about ?

DJ Tim Shaw (who’s he?) plans to spend a month in a metal box …. how bizarre is that! It’s supposed to be something to do with a nationwide treasure hunt where contestants have to guess where he is. Tim wont be leaving his 3ft high box in which he is forced to lie down or have any human contact for the duration of his weird purgatory . I don’t quite get it and doesn’t sound like a whole lot of fun to me. And I thought the whole idea behind a ‘treasure’ hunt was that you would find some treasure. Instead the contestants will find Tim Shaw and £30,000 ! The £30,000 quid would come in useful not sure what they’ll do with Tim though.

It seems Tim Shaw is a DJ of some popularity in Birmingham.  Tim speaks about his past life  using cannabis which he states caused him years of misery. Tim now happily married with a family warns youngsters about the perils of drugs and still had issues with panic attacks and flash backs.

Well good on you Tim. Although I initially thought you were some oddball trying to raise your pubic identity, I’m with you on anything that promotes drug awareness.

The Middle East has some of the best news stories!

Saudi Arabia have just launched a ‘ Beauty Pageant’ with a difference. The 200 girl strong contestant line up will be judged on their ‘respect and devotion’ to their parents rather than their looks. The agenda is more about promoting Islam and focuses on how a good muslim girl should behave…. obviously there are parental concerns about the demise of good muslim girls in Saudi these days. And apparently this the contest’s 2nd year… it’s a wonder it made it two years in a row.  Somehow I can’t see the idea catching on any where else. I dont think  the Ambassador to Dubai who recently had his marriage to a whiskery bride annulled will be such a keen supporter of the contest !

There’s much talk about whether or not the partial outlawing of the veil in France is justified or not …. well Im not going to blog about that, it’s been done and it’s old news. However this caught my beady eye in the news today ‘ Ambassador of Dubai’s marriage to a bearded lady is anulled’.

It’s truly ‘a mans world’ when he advocates the wearing of the veil and then is legally allowed to anull his marriage because he didn’t like what he got!  I can’t help but think serves him right and what an irony! The poor bride must be feeling pretty rejected although no one will recognise her anyway and how come she didn’t go to a beauty salon before her wedding? All sounds pretty illogical if you ask me….. after all it’s claimed she’s an educated woman, a physician no less and yet she didn’t de fuzz.  It leaves me to assume she actually didn’t want this marriage in the first place…..I would hazard a bet that the disappointed groom is balding, fat and certainly no Adonis himself .