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Victorian Strangeness: The Drunken Monkey That Smashed Up a Bar
Offbeat  (tags: News Papers, Archive, Animals, Britain, UK )

Ray
- 9 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The British Newspaper Archive is a treasure trove of outlandish tales from the Victorian press. Author Jeremy Clay tells the story of a monkey that went on a drunken rampage.
Migratory Birds on Brink of Extinction in Britain
Offbeat  (tags: Cuckoo, nightingale, turtle doves, endangered, Britain, Malta, migration )

Marie
- 113 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Experts issue warning on World Migratory Bird Day about decline of species such as the turtle dove, cuckoo and nightingale.
In Pictures: Remembrance Sunday 2013
Offbeat  (tags: photos, Remembrance Sunday, 2013, Britain )

Giana
- 294 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Good photos - in memory of the fallen. (Britain)
Tree Felled By St Jude's Day Storm Exposes Roots in Shape of a Dog
Offbeat  (tags: storm, Britain, tree, roots, dog shaped, interesting )

Giana
- 295 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
St Jude's Day storm leaves behind an unlikely tree root in the shape of a dog's head, as council workers continue to clear up damage left by Britain's worst gale in a decade.
Autumn Colours Around Britain
Offbeat  (tags: environment, protection, autumn, Britain, pictures )

Cher Away
- 317 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
As the colour of leaves change to yellows, reds and browns to signal the arrival of autumn, take the opportunity to capture the season with your camera
Paganism Is on the Rise in Britain
Offbeat  (tags: Paganism, Britain, Rise, YouGov, Poll, God, Christian )

Merissa
- 407 days ago - examiner.com
A YouGov poll in Britain shows that at least 38% of young adults do not believe in the Christian God and are becoming more and more attracted to several forms of Paganism.
Pictured: Britain's Fattest Pig Called Boris
Offbeat  (tags: Britain, fattest pig Boris, cute, interesting )

Giana
- 533 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Britain's fattest pigs have been named today as Marjorie and Boris, a pair of Gloucester Old Spot/Large White pigs from Cornwall.
Wild About Britain on World Animal Day
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, Britain )

Cher Away
- 697 days ago - rspca.org.uk
Hedgehogs, badgers and foxes are the most 'British' of our wild mammals, according to a new survey aimed at getting budding writers in the mood for a new RSPCA short story competition.
Bruce Oldfield Imagines What Princess Diana Would Be Like At Age 50
Offbeat  (tags: funny, humorous, Princess Diana, britain, media )

BarbCat
- 1166 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The late Princess Diana would have turned 50 years old in July and High50.com asked her go-to couturier and confidant Bruce Oldfield what he'd imagine her to be like today.
An Asbo in 14th Century Britain
Offbeat  (tags: 14th century, Britain, asbo, hygene, odours, history, old document, Assize of Nuisance, nuisance )

Beatrice
- 1244 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Today we are urged to report fly-tipping and other nuisances - just as our forebears did 700 years ago. Their complaints survive in a rare medieval document, the Assize of Nuisance, which sheds new light on an age-old problem.
Return My Teeth, Former Kenyatta Ally Tells Britain
Offbeat  (tags: Kenya, Britain, colonialist, brutal, Luo, Mau Mau freedon fighter, teeth removed without anesthesia )

Naoko
- 1333 days ago - standardmedia.co.ke
It was done 57 years ago, but Thomas Oluk shudders as he narrrates his ordeal. The colonial administrator ordered his teeth removed to prove that he was a Luo and not a Mau Mau freedom fighter - without anesthesia.
44% British People Believe in Aliens
Offbeat  (tags: Aliens, ET, Extra-Terrestrial, Britain, Poll, Study )

Suzane
- 1369 days ago - breakingnewsonline.net
Many people in the world think that the aliens are just the creation of some scientific minds. However, a study revealed that at least 44% of Britons believe in the existence of extra-terrestrial life.
Survey of 20 Years of Cetacean Strandings Around Britain
Offbeat  (tags: marine mammals, stranding, studies, cetacean strandings, britain, mysteries )

Simone
- 1372 days ago - wildlifeextra.com.au
9500 whales and dolphins have stranded in the last 20 years November 2010. Scientists have collated more than 9,000 records as part of one of the largest investigations into marine mammal strandings in Europe. More than 2,500 post-mortems have been
Britain's Only Polar Bear Gets New Playmate
Offbeat  (tags: britain, highland park, companions, friendship, playmate, mercedes )

Simone
- 1396 days ago - news.sky.com
A "cheeky" playmate will offer bear necessities to Britain's only polar bear when he arrives at his new Highland home today.
Cornish Estate Steps in to Save Monk's Camellia
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, Britain, camallia, buddhist monk, Cornish estate )

Naoko
- 1396 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
An ailing monk from Kyoto, who was concerned his rare collection of camellias could be threatened in Japan, is "thrilled" after they found a new home at a British county estate.
 

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