Sunday 23 November 2014

'Psychic' pig to make Euro tips

Published 19/05/2012 | 05:00

A psychic pig is set to take over where Paul the Octopus left off at the 2010 World Cup by predicting the results of matches at the European championships in Ukraine and Poland.

Kiev's city government said yesterday it would wheel out the porky tipster to give daily forecasts once the tournament kicks off next month.

Masturbation cartoon banned

Canada's federal science museum has removed an animated video showing a youth masturbating from an upcoming sex exhibit following a public outcry.

The Canada Science and Technology Museum will open the 'Sex: A Tell-all' Exhibition on Thursday as planned despite strong criticism from Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore, who has called it an insult to taxpayers.

Fugitive penguin spotted alive

After Penguin Number 337 made a daring bid for freedom from a Tokyo aquarium and vanished into the waters of Tokyo Bay two months ago, many feared the worst for the adventurous feathered fugitive.

But the one-year-old Humboldt penguin has now popped up on video footage frolicking in the water and apparently healthy.

Referees -- players' fair weather pals

The ability of football referees to make correct decisions is impaired by hot and cold weather, according to a new study.

Researchers at the University of Bedfordshire warned that goal-line officials are particularly at risk of hypothermia and making bad decisions in the second half of matches when conditions are cold.

Dannii says no to 'X Factor' return

Dannii Minogue will not be returning to 'The X Factor' as a judge. Talks with the former panellist about a possible comeback have ended less than a week before the audition process begins.

Show bosses have confirmed she will not be returning to the show, and guest judges are being lined up to step in for the early stages of the contest.

Bean signs up for World War film

Sean Bean has signed up to star in a Second World War action-horror film.

The 'Game Of Thrones' star, who hit the headlines recently after he was arrested on suspicion of harassing his ex-wife, will play a charismatic British sergeant major in the film.

Irish Independent

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