Archive: Sep 2015

  • Nutty News

    Walnut Guinness World Record

    This weeks world of nutty news includes Buzz Lightyear being refused a driving licence and a nutty world record!

    This week a martial arts student from Pakistan smashed his was into the Guinness World Record Books by smashing the most amount of walnuts in a minute using a nunchaku!

    Mujaba Hassan Mughal thumped his was through 97 Walnuts in just 60 seconds using his nunchaku. Mughal smashed the previous record of 62 nuts that was held by American, Samuel Sprague.

     

    We all have our childhood heroes, but legally changing your name to a Disney character is a little nutty don’t you think? Well, 26 year old Buzz Lightyear did just that! 

    Originally named Sam Stevens, the Disney nut changed his name to Toy Story favourite ‘Buzz Lightyear’ after he reached a £2,000 cancer charity fund raising target for the Brighton Marathon.

    The name change happened in April, shortly after finishing the marathon dressed as his favourite cartoon character. But Buzz was quickly brought back to reality when the DVLA refused to issue him a driving licence! Their reason for doing so was that the fictional character’s name could bring the company into “disrepute”, particularly abroad.

    Sam Stevens has now reverted back to his birth name and said “The name change was never about me – it was about raising money and awareness for CLIC Sargent”.

     

    What nuttiness are you up to over the weekend? Let us know via Facebook or Twitter.

     

    Sources: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/toy-story-fan-who-changed-6463310

    http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2015/9/spotlight-martial-arts-student-destroys-walnuts-using-nunchucks-396461


  • Nutty things we’ve seen in the news this week!

    This week much loved television presenter Carol Vorderman admitted on her twitter that she is “covered in burns” after falling off a treadmill whilst running naked. The 54 year old revealed that she tripped whilst using the machine and ended up trapped up against a wall. 

    Of course this left many of her twitter followers asking the obvious question “Why were you running on the treadmill naked?”. Vorderman has answered her fans by claiming she was in running in the nude because she was “too hot”.

    Elsewhere, young Norwegian Swimmer, Marius Solaat Rødland proved that his talents don’t stop at front crawl and butterfly. He has been filmed completing three Rubik’s Cubes underwater in just one breath

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    His friend holds him under the water as he successfully tackles all three puzzles in less than 1 minute and 30 seconds…and breathe! Don’t try either of these at home!


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