Ahh, Thursday again, let the randomness begin…

1. Did you know that the Egyptians recently detained a stork on suspicion of spying?  Now I thought they just delivered babies rather than coded messages, but what do I know?  Turns out they’ve not been the only country to slightly lose the plot in this area – the Saudi’s captured a ‘spying vulture’ in 2011 and the Iranian’s captured a team of 14 ‘spy squirrels’ in 2007.  On the flip side, the US created a spying cat, into which they planted a listening device – alas, the cat was run over outside the Soviet Embassy on the first day of the mission, costing a mere $14 million.

2. Now this may not be something you’ve come across outside a line of dialogue in Sweet Home Alabama (I’m slightly worried I remember that dialogue quite so vividly BTW), an episode of Beavis & Butthead, or perhaps as an urban legend out in the boonies, but you’ll be pleased to know that Modern Farmer has proved that cow-tipping is not a ‘thing’ that people can do.  I’m sure a lot of bovines rested more peacefully after that…

3. Another amazing scientific breakthrough is that Manchester Metropolitan Uni has worked out how to drop a piece of buttered toast so that it will land butter side up.  Alas, that height is 8′, so you’ll all need to start eating your breakfast on high…

4. Going back to the animal theme, a set of medals has recently been uncovered that were awarded to a great dane for her actions in saving the lives of her family during WWII, firstly by peeing on an incendiary device that had dropped through the roof, and secondly for waking the family up as fire ripped through their shop 3 years later.  This slightly brings into question – exactly what is the bladder capacity of a great dane?!

5. Last, but by no means least, did you know that you can summon a group of martial art expert teenage girls to perform exorcisms for you?  No really, they have toured the world performing exorcisms on stage, fighting those demons away forever.  Mmmmkay.

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