New fitness thing: napping together

Yeah.

Climbing into a bed and just dozing off for 45 minutes doesn’t sound like the kind of thing you’d expect to be doing in a gym, but one UK fitness club claims that its “napercise” classes can help exhausted parents better deal with their hectic daily lives by regenerating the mind, body and even burning a few calories. 

New research recently revealed that there is a dangerous “tiredness epidemic” currently sweeping the UK, with 86% of parents reporting that they suffer from fatigue and 26% saying that they get less than five hours of sleep per night. In an effort to promote the benefits of sleep and boost people’s mental and physical wellbeing, David Lloyd Club, which operates dozens of gyms and fitness clubs throughout Europe, recently launched a “napercise class” that invites people to get 45 minutes of shut-eye instead of instead of burning themselves out even more with traditional fitness exercises.

If napping is a fitness activity, sign me up! I’ll even organize a league of competitive napping teams! 😉

West Midlands fire brigade asked how much they spent on exorcisms between October 2015 and October 2016

Thankfully, the answer is zero.

I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested on 21st October 2016

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

How much money has been paid to exorcists over the past 12 months for properties owned or operated by your organisation.

Reply

West Midlands Fire Service has not made any payments to exorcists over the last 12 months.  Further information concerning our payments are published and can be found at the following link: https://www.wmfs.net/your-fire-service/openness/documents/

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications. If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision please write to The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW

New £5 note contains tallow; vegetarian café says it will refuse to take it

Crazy; did the Brits learn nothing from the Sepoy Rebellion? 😉

A vegetarian cafe is refusing to accept the new £5 note after it emerged the currency contains animal products.

Sharon Meijland, owner of the Rainbow Cafe in Cambridge, has put up signs warning customers about the policy.

There was outcry from some vegetarians and religious groups when it was revealed the polymer used for the notes contains tallow – a type of animal fat.

The Bank of England declined to say whether there was a legal obligation to accept the notes.

Street artist Wanksy spray paints penises around potholes to get them filled

 Originally posted on Will S.’ Anarcho-Tyranny Blog:

Good for him! 🙂

Pesky potholes have been known to stick around for years in some cities before crews are finally sent to repair them. Obscene graffiti, on the other hand, will often disappear as quickly as someone can phone in a complaint.

With this in mind, an anonymous U.K. artist who goes by the handle Wanksy began spray painting giant penis shapes around the potholes in his Greater Manchester town.

His goal? To attract the attention of local council and get the potholes fixed.

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It appears as though his efforts are paying off.

The Evening News reports that within 48 hours of Wanksy’s first tagging session at the beginning of April, “many of the potholes” he’d drawn around the town of Bury had been filled.

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‘Minesweeping’ pig banned from drinking in a pub for headbutting customers

Yeah.

A ‘minesweeping’ pig has been barred from a pub bar and slapped with a booze ban – after it started robbing pints and headbutting punters.

The micro-pig called Frances Bacon eats, sleeps and drinks at her owner’s inn but started ‘minesweeping’ – drinking from discarded ale glasses.

Pigs will eat or drink anything; hence why we call people who do likewise the same…

Pigs are not pets. They’re food. Barbecue her already! 🙂