Daily Blog 06/09/2012
Fire crews called to remove sex aid from 69-year-old man after 36-hour struggle | Manchester Evening News – menmedia.co.uk
Fire crews were called to a hospital to cut off a sex aid after a pensioner had battled for 36 hours to remove it.
Bemused surgeons asked for help when the 69-year-old turned up at North Manchester General Hospital and revealed his problem.
Crews from Blackley station rushed to the ward and used a precision cutting tool to free the patient.
‘Sexual depravity’ of penguins that Antarctic scientist dared not reveal | World news | The Observer
It was the sight of a young male Adelie penguin attempting to have sex with a dead female that particularly unnerved George Murray Levick, a scientist with the 1910-13 Scott Antarctic Expedition. No such observation had ever been recorded before, as far as he knew, and Levick, a typical Edwardian Englishman, was horrified. Blizzards and freezing cold were one thing. Penguin perversion was another.
BBC News – Victorian vampire-slaying kit up for auction in Yorkshire
A Victorian vampire-slaying kit is expected to fetch £2,000 at an auction in North Yorkshire.
The 19th Century box contains a crucifix, pistol, wooden stakes and mallet, as well as glass bottles containing holy water, holy earth and garlic paste.
The box was left to a Yorkshire woman in her uncle’s will.
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