Smell dating and a cat accidentally mailed across England

Robber caught after unfriending victim on Facebook

The robber's efforts to get away with the crime were sub-standard. Photo: AAP

The robber’s efforts to get away with the crime were sub-standard. Photo: AAP

A Canadian man has admitted to robbing a local Subway store after an employee noticed the man had blocked him on Facebook. The victim apparently became suspicious when he noticed he had been unfriended by Ryley Smith shortly after the robbery and approached police. Police were able to match Smith’s DNA to a bandanna left behind at the scene, and he now faces three years in prison. Read more

Nosy singles try out ‘Smell Dating’

Participants don't know anything about the owners of the other shirts. Photo: Twitter/Reuters

Participants don’t know anything about the owners of the other shirts. Photo: Twitter/Reuters

A new matchmaking service based in New York has singles sniffing shirts. The creators of the service based the idea on the science of pheromones, and believe an attractive scent is a good indicator of an attractive partner. Participants wear the same t-shirt for three days without washing, then receive ten shirt swatches from other participants to smell and rate. If there’s a mutual match, contact details are released. Read more

Unruly parents ruin Easter

The event was meant to fun for children. Photo: Getty

The event was designed to give young children the first chance to find eggs. Photo: Getty

A large-scale US Easter egg hunt has ended in chaos after greedy parents stormed the field. Over 9000 eggs had been laid out, but they were all snatched up before the event had even started. There were even reports of adults stealing eggs from children and baskets being damaged in the rush. Read more

Cat survives being accidentally mailed across England

The lucky feline avoided a cat-astrophe. Photo: Getty

A customer got a furry surprise opening a box of DVDs, finding a dehydrated and very startled cat inside a parcel. Cupcake the cat had slipped into the package without her owner noticing, and was posted more than 400km over an eight day journey from Cornwall to West Sussex. Luckily she was microchipped, and could be identified and returned to her owners, this time making the journey in more comfortable style. Read more

Man reported to police for ‘revenge fart’


Love stinks. Photo: Getty

A man was reported to the police by a woman for a ‘revenge fart’, after she declined to have sex with him. According to the report, the woman invited the man to her house in Sweden, where she rejected his sexual advances. She claims he became angry, and passed wind before leaving. She told police the man left a ‘bad smell’ in her home, that ‘disturbed her mind’.  Police are not pursuing the matter further. Read more


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