Category Archives: Wired

Husky starts kitchen fire after owners leave him home alone

A kitchen fire in Essex was started by a dog who switched on a microwave with some buns inside when he was left home alone. The husky is thought to have turned on the microwave “inadvertently”, according to Essex Fire Service. A packet of bread

Grandad spends three weeks turning his home into Christmas grotto

A grandfather has created a larger-than-life Christmas attraction at his home, which has welcomed a stream of visitors from across the UK. Stan Yanetta, from South Shields, started out with just a few lights for his grandchildren, but each year his display gets bigger and

Farmer Paints His Dog Like a Tiger to Scare Away Invading Monkeys

Desperate to reclaim his farmland from a gang of invading monkeys, a farmer in Karnataka, India decided to pain his dog to look like a tiger in the hopes that it would scare the monkeys away. Srikant Gowda, a farmer from Karnataka’s Shivamogga region, recently

Man killed by own gun booby trap at home

A man has died after the booby trap device he set up in his home went off, shooting him fatally. Officers in Van Buren, Maine, were called to reports of a man being shot in the early evening of Thursday. The victim had called 911

Mystery of empty boat washed ashore in Ireland solved

The mystery of who was behind a boat that washed up on the Irish coast after apparently coming from Canada has been solved. The houseboat came ashore on Drum Beach, Belmullet, Co Mayo, in November 2016, with clues as to who made it but no

Female employees asked to wear ‘period badge’

A Japanese department store has come under fire for asking its female employees to wear badges letting people know they are on their period. Staff working at Michi Kake store in Osaka in Japan, which is known for selling products related to female sexual and

Perineum Sunning – Probably the Dumbest Health Trend Ever

Every once in a while, a health trend so unbelievably crazy comes along that it leaves us wondering if it’s nothing more than a parody. “Perineum Sunning”, or exposing your ‘back door’ to direct sunlight for a few minutes every week is one such trend,

The Hyper-Realistic Pencil Drawings of Kohei Ohmori

Japanese artist Kohei Ohmori rose to prominence over the last few years thanks to his uncanny ability to draw everyday metallic objects to perfection. Just take a look at the three-dimensional Seiko wristwatch below! Using graphite pencils is usually a dead giveaway that you’re looking

18,000-year-old frozen puppy found in Siberia

An “amazingly well-preserved” 18,000-year-old puppy has been found in Siberia – but scientists cannot decide whether it is a dog or a wolf. Now named Dogor, a local word for friend, it was found near Yakutsk in eastern Siberia last summer. The male’s nose, teeth

The Mind-Boggling Optical Illusions of Marcello Barenghi

Italian artist Marcello Barenghi has a very special skill – he can draw hyper-realistic versions of everyday objects, using commons drawing tools to make them look three-dimensional. Even as a child, Marcello Barenghi had a knack for hyper-realistic drawing, trying his hardest to imitate reality.

This Puppy Is Actually a 2-Year-Old German Shepherd with Dwarfism

You know how some people say they wish their puppies would stay small and cute forever? Well, for one dog owner in Phoenix, Arizona, that turned out to be a reality, as her 2-year-old German Shepherd still looks like a couple-of-months-old pup. Looking at Ranger,

Trump mocked after tweeting photo of his head on Rocky’s body

Donald Trump is known for not pulling any punches on Twitter but his latest post – depicting his head on Rocky Balboa’s body – has confused people. The US president tweeted the picture on Wednesday morning without a caption or a single word of explanation.

Oh boy? Confusion over gender of ‘hero’ dog injured in IS raid

Confusion over the gender of the dog that helped US forces kill Abu Bakr al Baghdadi may finally be resolved – after the Pentagon confirmed he is male. Contradictory statements about Conan have been pinging back and forth since the canine appeared with President Trump