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Fishermen get pretty emotional over finding swimming kittens in a lake

| blog, L&B World, World | August 31, 2015

There’s a number of things you expect to see on a fishing trip.

Fish and water, obviously.

Maybe a few birds flying past.

But these fishermen happened upon something they didn’t really expect – and seemed a little overcome by the whole thing.

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Grieving father punches his three year-old’s killer in the face in court

| blog, L&B World, News | August 31, 2015

Dramatic footage shows grieving dad attack his three-year-old daughter's killer in court Source: Sky News
(Picture Sky News)

A grieving father snapped and punched his three-year-old child’s killer in the face during sentencing in court in Detroit.

Chaos erupted in the courtroom after Dwayne Smith punched Clifford Thomas in the face as he gave a victim impact statement.

The child’s mother, Jasmine Gordon and Clifford Thomas were found guilty of manslaughter after Jamila Smith died of multiple blunt force trauma injuries last year.

Dwayne Smith was removed from the courtroom, but was not charged.

‘No charges were pursued against those involved as the judge declined to hold Dwayne Smith in contempt of court,’ a Wayne County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman said.

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This is the type of warship the Royal Navy might be using in 30 years

| blog, L&B World, UK | August 31, 2015

Embargoed to 0001 Monday August 31 Undated handout artists impression issued by BMT Defence Services of the design of a vessel worthy of 2050, offering a glimpse into the future of Royal Naval surface ships. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday August 31, 2015. Engineers believe the warship, dubbed Dreadnought 2050, could be manned by a crew of around 50 - down from 200 on modern vessels. See PA story DEFENCE Dreadnought. Photo credit should read: Startpoint 2015/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.Read the full story

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Puppy returned seven months after he was snatched from owners

| blog, L&B World, News | August 31, 2015

Cody the Husky after being reunited with his owners Will Stevenson and Lara Ballard.  The heartwarming moment a puppy which was snatched from its owners aged just four months is reunited with them - SEVEN MONTHS later.  See SWNS story SWHUSKY.  Despite spending half of its life in the hands of a stranger, the beautiful blue-eyed Siberian husky puppy still remembers them - and cannot contain its excitement.  Its overwhelmed owners burst into tears when they hear their dog scratching on the other side of the door - and the second it opens it all becomes too much.  Cody the puppy bounds over to his emotional owner, Will Stevenson, 26, and jumps up at him to lick his face, clearly ecstatic to… <a href=Read the full story

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Princess Diana’s memorial has ‘gone back to nature’ on 18th anniversary of death

| blog, L&B World, News | August 31, 2015

 General view of the Althorp home of Princess Diana of Wales on July 28, 2008 in Althorp, Northampton, England. (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
(Photo by Barry King/WireImage)

Eighteen years on from the death of Princess Diana, her memorial has been pictured swathed in flowers and greenery.

A spokesman for Althorp Estate, where the Princess is also buried, said that her resting place and the memorial has become, ‘part of the ancient landscape over time.’

A spokesman for the 13,000-acre Northamptonshire estate said that the site has been intentionally left to return to nature.

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Notting Hill Carnival in pictures: It’s raining, but it’s awesome

| blog, L&B World, News | August 31, 2015

A performer in costume poses for a photograph in the rain during the parade on the second day of the Notting Hill Carnival in west London on August 31, 2015. Nearly one million people are expected by the organizers Sunday and Monday in the streets of west London's Notting Hill to celebrate Caribbean culture at a carnival considered the largest street demonstration in Europe. The Notting Hill Carnival started in the 1960s, when the area had a large population of immigrants recently arrived from the Caribbean and was notorious for its slums -- a far cry from today when it is one of London's most expensive places to live. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
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BBC presenter loses his s*** when he sees a blue whale live on air

| blog, L&B World, News | August 31, 2015

You know when your mate is wittering on about one thing and then something exciting happens on TV and you have to interrupt.

That is kind of what happened when BBC presenter Steve Backshall, was interviewing a marine expert live at Moss Landing in California.

Against the odds they spotted a blue whale while broadcasting for Big Blue Live.

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Grabs from BBC YouTube video of Bug Blue Live in which presenter Steve Backshall has to interrupt an interview because a blue whale has surfaced nearby https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2Xsfb4cT9Y
Steve Backshall interrupts an interview because a blue whale has surfaced nearby (Picture: YouTube/BBC)
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Epic (and kind of gross) showdown between a sea snake and a poisonous stonefish

| blog, L&B World, World | August 31, 2015

A Stonefish and a sea snake locked in fight (Picture: Rick Trippe)
A Stonefish and a sea snake locked in fight (Picture: Rick Trippe)

In the red corner: Ew.

In the blue corner: Gross.

Here’s a pretty epic (and slightly disgusting) fight between a sea snake and a stonefish.

The showdown was captured by Australian spear fisherman Rick Trippe, who was diving to explore a World War Two wreck in Darwin Harbour.

Mr Trippe is obviously pretty brave, he picked up the wrestling creatures from the water – apparently drawing on his experience of removing pythons from his chicken coop.

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Did Tony Blair try to cut a deal to save Colonel Gaddafi?

| blog, L&B World, News | August 31, 2015

File photo dated 29/05/07 of Tony Blair (left) and Muammar Gaddafi shaking hands at Gaddafi's desert base near Sirte, Libya, as Mr Blair could be summoned before MPs over allegations he was part of an effort to save Gaddafi during the 2011 military intervention. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday August 31, 2015. A biography of David Cameron has claimed the former Prime Minister approached Downing Street to say he had been contacted by "a key individual close to Gaddafi" and he wanted to "cut a deal". See PA story POLITICS Libya. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
Tony Blair and Muammar Gaddafi shaking hands at Gaddafi’s desert base near Sirte in Libya in 2007 ( PA Wire)

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Tutankhamun was mummified with fully erect penis – here’s why

| blog, L&B World, News | August 31, 2015

(Photo by Marc Deville/Getty Images)
(Photo by Marc Deville/Getty Images)

When the ‘boy king’ Tutankhamun was mummified, one part of him was man-sized – his enormous hard-on.

Now experts believe that his eternal erection was intended to make King Tut look like the ancient Egyptian God Osiris.

Shortly after Tut was discovered, his mummified organ broke off – leading to rumours that someone had stolen his penis.

Salima Ikram of Cairo’s American University said that the penis – which stands at a 90 degree angle – was mummified erect to symbolise the God’s power of regeneration.

Ikram writes, ‘As far as I know, no other mummy has been found thus far with an erect penis.

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