Englishwoman Louise Arnold is having therapy to overcome a fear of peas. The Cheltenham woman flees restaurants if she spots peas in meals and gets anxious in supermarkets. She gets little sympathy, however, from friends, who bought her a T-shirt saying: ‘Give peas a chance.’
Daniel Taylor, 16, of Cheltenham, is Britain's youngest undertaker. Deciding at 13 to be an undertaker after seeing a TV documentary, he has passed a National Association of Funeral Directors' foundation course and is well on his way to getting a diploma.
Always look on the bright side of life … Mile Tutic, from Tutici in Montenegro, whose house was flooded after a storm, amazed neighbours by catching eight trout in his cellar after a nearby river burst its banks.
The first town ever auctioned on eBay is back on the market. Nearly two years after buying the tiny town of Bridgeville, California, for $US700,000, financial adviser Bruce Krall said bidding for the 33 hectares would open on April 4 at $US1.75million.
It shouldn't take long, but former Malaysian snake farm worker Shahimi Abdul Hamid, who kissed a poisonous, 4.6-metre-long, 10-kilogram king cobra 51 times in three minutes, is waiting to see if he has set a world record.