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Tornado appears at Australian dance festival, music goers rush to rave with it

| blog, L&B World, World, Youtube | November 30, 2015

Hippies at an Australian music festival really got at one with nature when they literally danced with a tornado.

Yes, that’s correct. The whirling wind appeared at Earthcore 2015 in Victoria, Australia, but instead of rushing to secure their tents, dancers rushed towards it.

They started to twirl in time with the beat as it picked up sand from the ground.

Unfortunately the unconventional partner soon disappeared in a puff of smoke and people had to just go back to regular raving.

To be honest, we are extremely jealous right now that we’re not also dancing like the wind under a blazing Australian outback sun.

MORE: Worker ‘thought he would die’ after hot chocolate… Read the full story

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QUIZ: Can you identify these cities from their geographically accurate tube maps

| blog, L&B World, London Underground, Quiz, Quizzes, World | November 30, 2015

(Picture: Neil Freeman / Open Street Map)
(Picture: Neil Freeman / Open Street Map)

Whether it’s the London Underground or the LA Metro, underground transport systems are the lifeblood of getting around in some of the world’s biggest cities.

And you’ll probably feel pretty smug about knowing which lines to take for the quickest route from A to B.

But as artist and urban planner Neil Freeman has proved, it’s a totally different game when the maps are reimagined as being geographically accurate – with all the stops removed.

Can you tell them apart? Take our quiz and find out.

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Stranger pays for mother’s shopping bill – dies less than 24 hours later in tragic accident

| blog, L&B World, World | November 30, 2015

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This is Matthew Jackson.

The 28-year-old was behind Jamie-Lynne Knighten at the till of food shop in Oceanside, near LA, when she ran into some trouble paying.

He stepped in and offered to pay her entire $200 bill as she called her bank for emergency money – a crying child in tow.

At first she rejected the kind offer, but Matthew insisted, asking only that she do the same for someone else later down the line.

Jamie was astounded by the random act of kindness.

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She took his details to thank him properly at a later date, perhaps with a gift.

Jamie rang the gym where he worked and asked the manager to speak to Matthew, when he broke down in tears.

Matthew had died… Read the full story

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GRAPHIC IMAGES: Man’s giant hernia causes scrotum to swell larger than a football

| blog, L&B World, World | November 30, 2015

Giant inguinoscrotal hernia containing intestinal segments and urinary bladder successfully repaired by simple hernioplasty technique: a case report Credit: jmedicalcasereports
The hernia caused his scrotum to swell larger than a football (Picture: Journal Of Medical Case Reports)

A hernia that had been growing for 12 years caused this man’s scrotum to swell larger than a football.

The 65-year-old man had the enormous hernia removed after more than a decade of refusing surgery.

The man, who went to a hospital in Rabat, Morocco, sought medical help after the hernia grew so large that he could no longer walk, have sex or go to the toilet properly.

The unnamed guy’s scrotum ballooned to 30cm in… Read the full story

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Worker ‘thought he would die’ after hot chocolate was spiked with amphetamines

| blog, L&B World, UK | November 30, 2015

Anthony Jones said he thought he was going to die
Anthony Jones said he thought he was going to die (Picture: BPM)

A window fitter whose hot chocolate was spiked with amphetamines ‘for a joke’ said he thought he was going to die.

Kevin Alexander Johnstone, 42, slipped the drug into Anthony Paul Jones’ drink November last year, Swansea Crown court heard.

Mr Jones’ heart began to race and he feared he was about to die. He was later admitted to Swansea’s Morriston Hospital where he was put in the cardiac ward and given medication.

‘I had numerous tubes put in my body and I thought I was going to die as did my wife and my… Read the full story

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Driver posts note on his van onto Facebook, doesn’t get reaction he expected

| blog, L&B World, News | November 30, 2015

A VAN driver is suffering a backlash after parking in a disabled bay and then posting a picture of the resulting complaint letter for laughs. Ben Casey, who runs his own tiling company in Edinburgh, parked his van in a disabled bay outside Argos. When he returned to his vehicle a note was attached which read: ìYou are a sod and not handicapped and took the only place available - selfish bastard.î Ben thought it would be funny to post the note on his Facebook page. Alongside three ìcrying with laughterî emoticons, he wrote: ìAt Argos and no spaces so had to park in disabled bay. Come out and this was on van windscreen.î… <a href=Read the full story

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The cross-eyed dog who couldn’t find a home is celebrating one year of happiness

| blog, L&B World, World | November 30, 2015

Dennis the cross-eyed dog. See SWNS story SWCROSS; Things are looking up for a rescue centre dog who was constantly overlooked because of his CROSS-EYES after he celebrated a year in his new home. Hundreds of potential owners dismissed Dennis the Collie after his previous owner had to give him up because they couldnít look after him. The unusual-looking animal has a condition called strabismus which gives him the appearance of being cross-eyed. Despite his boggle-eyed look, the condition makes little difference to his sight although he is a bit slower at playing catch than a typical Collie.
Dennis. Never change. (Picture: SWNS)

Dennis the cross-eyed dog had a pretty… Read the full story

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This ‘clean up’ company will delete ANY revenge porn for you – for a price

| blog, L&B World, News | November 30, 2015

 

Who you gonna call? Picture: METRO/Myles Goode
Who you gonna call? Picture: METRO/Myles Goode

What do you do if you find an ex has posted revenge porn pictures or videos on the web?

An international company, Leakserv, hope to be the go-to guys for anyone with a revenge porn problem, and have helped more than 100 people already.

Revenge porn is illegal in Britain under an amendment to the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill – but going through the courts can take months.

Leakserv offers price plans starting at £45 – and uses copyright-enforcement-style ‘takedown’ notices to force websites to remove images.

Where the sites won’t comply, the company contacts Google to have the images… Read the full story

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Amed robbers raided newsagents in panda onesies

| blog, L&B World, UK | November 30, 2015

BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE Undated handout CCTV image issued by Lincolnshire Police of two people, dressed in Panda onesies, who they want to speak to in connection with an armed robbery of a newsagents in Louth. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday November 30, 2015. See PA story POLICE Panda. Photo credit should read: Lincolnshire Police /PA Wire PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday November 30, 2015. See PA story POLICE Panda. Photo credit should read: Lincolnshire Police /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… <a href=Read the full story

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Deputy head ordered to pay £25,000 to pupil he pressured into sending naked pictures

| blog, Crime news, L&B World, UK | November 30, 2015

File photo dated 21/5/2010 of William Whillock, former vice-principal of The New School in West Heath near Sevenoaks. Damages for so-called "sexting" have been awarded for the first time, in a case involving the ex-vice-principal of Diana, Princess of Wales's former school. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday November 30, 2015. Whillock was handed a three-year community order in 2010 after admitting possessing indecent images of a female teenage pupil who he encouraged to send sexually-charged pictures. Now it has emerged that the victim, who cannot be named, has sued for the harm done, resulting in a judge awarding damages, the BBC reported. See PA story LEGAL Sexting. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA… <a href=Read the full story

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