The teeny weeny solar bikini
Published 11/06/2011 | 05:00
ll It is the must-have item of eco-friendly swimwear for the beach.
If you want to amaze your friends and impress what remains of the Green Party, you simply must pop into an itsy-bitsy teeny weeny Solar-powered Bikini.
The geekiest beachwear ever can be used to charge an iPod, MP3 player or camera with the sun's rays.
Say goodbye to low battery misery. As huffingtonpost.com puts it, "the suit uses conductive thread and thin photo-voltaic panels, creating a sort of chain-mail fabric that gives the bikini a medieval armour-meets-21st century look.''
Men can of course wear one, but be prepared for the odd funny look.
ll A GAA club in Wexford is in deep manure with animal rights activists after it organised a pig race.
Prime porkers ran through a field at Shelmalier GAA club at the weekend, The Wexford People reported.
The ISPCA criticised the event, warning of the stress that the animals could suffer and making the valid point that "pigs are not race horses''.
A spokesman for the GAA said pigs taking part in the fundraiser were "special free-range animals''.