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Musician’s violin starts plucking itself – what he found was way worse than a ghost playing it

| blog, L&B World, Weird | January 18, 2016

It was a dark, dark night – but the strings started to make a sound… (Getty file image)

Late one night, a musician heard his violin start to play all by itself.

As he lay in the dark, he summoned the courage to get up and see what was making the ‘soft sound, certainly audible and unmistakeable’ as his violin strings, wondering if it could be a ghostly spirit or a poltergeist moving the strings.

Picking up his camera, he moved quickly to snap a photograph of the instrument, hoping to capture any creature or apparition on film.

He managed.

This is the Thing he discovered…

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Is this breast enhancement crowd funding site the creepiest thing on the internet?

| blog, Feminism, Health, L&B World, UK | January 18, 2016

Is this breast enhancement crowd funding site the creepiest thing on the internet?
‘Invest in breasts!’ screams myfreeimplants.com (Picture: MyFreeImplants.com)

There is actually a website where random people can donate money for women’s breast implants.

The site, myfreeimplants.com, says it has been operating since 2005. It’s a place where women crowdsource ‘donations’ towards their surgery in exchange for messages, photos and videos of themselves.

Unsurprisingly, it has been called ‘degrading’ and ‘inappropriate’ by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.

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Council bans vases at cemetery in case they trip people up

| blog, L&B World, UK | January 18, 2016

Lostwithiel cemetery where vases and plants have been banned Picture: Google Street View)
Lostwithiel cemetery where vases and plants have been banned (Picture: Google Street View)

Council officials have banned vases at a cemetery over fears they could be sued of people trip up.

Lostwithiel town council in Cornwall has given people until the end of January to get rid of the vases and ‘living plants’ or they’ll be thrown away.

Janet Haley, who has three relatives buried there and she was told about the ban by a councillor who cited health and safety reasons.

She said: ‘She told me “I fell over one, and they are very dangerous – I could have injured myself quite seriously, but fortunately I didn’t”.

MORE:… Read the full story

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Could you answer the 20 trickiest questions from Apple interviews?

| Apple, blog, L&B World, News, Technology | January 18, 2016


Apple likes clever people – so much so that the interview process to get into the tech giant is notoriously brutal, with questions designed to confuse, terrify and reduce people to despair.

Imagine being interrogated by the KGB… then turn up the difficulty a couple of notches.

Thankfully, recruitment site Glassdoor has been compiling some of the most eye-watering questions which real candidates have faced in Apple interviews.

Do YOU think you could survive?

MORE: Is Apple really creating an easy way to switch from iPhone to Android?

1) If you have 2 eggs, and you want to figure out what’s the highest floor from which you can drop the egg without breaking it, how would you do it? What’s the optimal solution?


2) You put a glass of water on a record turntable and begin slowly increasing the speed. What happens first – does the glass… Read the full story

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Girl excluded from school because her trousers were too tight

| blog, L&B World, UK | January 18, 2016

Ellie Young 14 (left) and sister Mollie Young 12 (right) of Barnsley, sisters who were told their school trousers were too tight. See Rossparry copy RPYTAPE: Children have been excluded from school after teachers used RULERS to see if their trousers were wide enough. Barnsley Academy in South Yorkshire introduced a rule stating that trousers must be at least 10cm wide, on January 5, the first day back after Christmas. However, parents say they received no notice and were outraged when their children were sent home for wearing their normal uniforms.
Ellie Young, pictured with sister Mollie, was among 19 girls to be excluded from classes because of tight trousers (Picture: Ross… Read the full story

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Drunk dad abandoned his baby to punch his friend in the face

| Australia, blog, L&B World, World | January 18, 2016

Disturbing footage has emerged of a drunk dad abandoning his baby alone to chase after a friend and knock him out.

His son was left in a pram – not buckled in – at the top of a perilous flight of stairs in Thirroul train station on the New South Wales coast, Australia.

The dad, meanwhile, runs after his friend and knocks him unconscious in two punches.

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Airhostess jokingly says ‘we don’t want to die’ when ice forms on wing, passengers fail to see the funny side

| blog, L&B World, News | January 18, 2016

This Ryanair hostess thought she would lighten up passengers’ moods after their flight was delayed for almost eight hours. 

Except she ended up cracking a joke that left passengers stunned and speechless instead.

The stewardess tells passengers on board the flight from Glasgow to Dublin: ‘We have ice on the wing – we don’t want to die!’

MORE: Ryanair’s new design is a whole lot classier – but will we get any more legroom?

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Woman faces jail for tagging someone on Facebook

| blog, L&B World, News | January 18, 2016

Maria Gonzalez could face up to one year in jail for criminal contempt after she breached her court order (Picture: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)
Maria Gonzalez could face up to one year in jail for criminal contempt after she breached her court order (Picture: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

When you’re behind a computer screen, it’s easy to feel invincible.

There’s the presumption you can say or do a lot more without getting in trouble for it.

But reality caught up with one woman who now faces jail because of a comment she made on Facebook.

Maria Gonzalez was under a protection order and was not meant to contact her sister-in-law, Maribel Calderon, according to New York Law Journal.

But she did… Read the full story

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Woman agrees to go on date with man who hacked Tinder on her lost phone

| blog, L&B World, Tinder, World | January 18, 2016

Monica Cook 'Your phone is safe and in good (looking) hands': Romantic man finds woman's phone on a train, updates her Facebook status, swipes right on her Tinder for himself offers to take her out for a drink.
Monica Cook didn’t seem to mind her Tinder had been hacked (Picture: Facebook)

Finding a woman’s phone on a train and then liking yourself on her Tinder profile is not creepy at all.

That’s if you believe Australian DJ Monica Cook, who is now planning to go on a date with the man who did this to her.

Yep, she’s going to buy the mysterious ‘Luke’ a drink to thank him for Read the full story

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#IsisStrongPoints: ‘Cause there has to be some plus side to joining a ‘vicious death cult’?

| blog, Islamic State (Isis), L&B World, World | January 18, 2016


Yesterday Jeremy Corbyn appeared to discuss the possibility of back channel talks with Daesh, arguing that the government previously had talks with the IRA and the Taliban.

We have to think about the terror group’s strong points and weak points in order to ‘challenge its ideology,’ Corbyn said on the Andrew Marr show.

So people on Twitter decided to help him out with some battlefield analysis.

Here are some of the ‘strong points’ they singled out…

At least you know what you’re getting

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