CCTV has captured the moment when two handcuffed prisoners' attempt to escape custody came to a crashing end as they ran into a lamppost. The pair ran away while awaiting their court hearing in Hastings and managed to cross a street towards a car park before they were recaptured.

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Police in Nigeria are holding a goat on suspicion of attempted armed robbery.

Residents took the petrified animal (not unlike the one in the picture) to the police insisting it was an armed robber who used black magic to transform himself into a goat to escape arrest after trying to steal a car.

"The group of vigilante men came to report that while they were on patrol they saw some hoodlums attempting to rob a car. They pursued them. However one of them escaped while the other turned into a goat," A police spokesman said.

"We cannot confirm the story, but the goat is in our custody. We cannot base our information on something mystical. It is something that has to be proved scientifically, that a human being turned into a goat," he said.

Believe it or not but witchcraft is thought to be widespread in Nigeria.

Locals came to the police station to see the goat. It was photographed in one national newspaper on its knees next to a pile of straw, as you would expect a goat to look like while in custody.


The first two Eps of this brand new podcast are available to download as you read this. An Apotheosis of a Bombast does exactly what it says on the tin:- a perfect example of inflated speech or writing.

 Listen in on (and read) Scott and Elton’s observations, analysis, and general commentary on the universe as they each see it through their little windows, 2 meters wide, on opposite sides of the Atlantic.

Show notes and Downloads can be found at

Enjoy peeps


I don’t know about you guys but I grew up with Lego. I, like thousands of other kids, spent many hours sat in my bedroom building spaceships, racing cars, boats, submarines, spaceships, buildings, bridges, trains & lots of spaceships. So imagine my excitement when I saw the above picture. I just hope it’s in production so I can buy it for my son.

It also got me thinking what other Lego builds would be cool. We all know Star Wars has been a big hit so with a new movie coming out in May could Star Trek do the same? or maybe G.I.Joe, Marvel or the rest of the D.C. world.

Maybe going a bit darker, how about Aliens or Predator but please no Predalien!!


Ok, I'll take it back the car are looking gooood!


Could there be life on Mars? Well that’s what Nasa could be announcing in about an hours time (1900GMT) but am I the only one who saw the front page of the paper this morning at work and said to themselves “meh”

I only feel this way because we have been here before.
In 1996, they said they had discovered fossilised organisms in a meteorite from the planet but other scientists were sceptical and it has never really been proved or disproved.

The reason there may be life on the red planet? Nasa scientists believe ALIEN microbes living just below the Martian soil are responsible for a haze of methane around the Red Planet. Nasa’s findings confirm studies by Europe’s Mars Express probe, which has been orbiting the planet for five years and also reported signs of methane in 2004.

Now at this point I could comment on where the methane came from, maybe….. Uranus, but that’s just too easy so I won’t. Untill Nasa or whoever have hard proof I'm afraid I have to say "meh".


Britons are panic buying the last remaining stocks of traditional light bulbs after the Government agreed to plans to phase them out completely

Supermarkets and DIY stores are running low on 100W due to the
conventional bulb being removed from sale at the end of this year and replaced with supposedly greener, low-energy fluorescent counterparts.

Shoppers have resorted to stockpiling supplies of traditional bulbs over worries about the quality of low energy alternatives and the fact that most of them do not work with dimmer switches.

On the brightside, I'm sure the newer ones will be easier to insert into the body.


Fernando Alonso had been reported to be involved in a light aircraft but there are two different stories. have said that Alonso and his wife, along with other passengers were unharmed in the incident but The Press Association have reported that he wasn’t even on the plane!?!

So what’s the real story?


The Press Association




From January 1 2009 anyone can print and sell Popeye posters, T-shirts and even create new comic strips, without the need for authorisation or to make royalty payments due to the copyright expiring in the EU. for full story.