Woman told to 'burn the house down' after discovering cause of broken toilet

Sofie Pearson realised the flush on her toilet wasn't working properly and found the problem when she looked in the cistern - leaving others to say they would leave the house and never return

Finding a couple of spiders in our home is enough for most of us to want to burn the whole thing to the ground.

If a daddy long-legs sends you running then you can always take comfort in the fact that in Australia their unwanted house guests are on a whole other level. 

 

Sofie Pearson, who lives on a farm in Queensland, shared a Facebook post showing her terrifying find after noticing her toilet had become difficult to flush.

"I went to the toilet and then I went to flush it and I really had to push down on the button to get it to work, so I was a bit confused," she told 7News.

 

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Man with 'abnormally' long thumb confirms it's real and it's freaking people out

Jacob Pina has taken TikTok by storm with his insanely long thumb. The 21-year-old simply dislocates it to extend its length to five and a half inches which doctors have confirmed is real.

We all have quirky talents or features that make us stand-out from one another, but one man's "abnormal" trait has received more attention than most.

Typically, 21-year-old Jacob Pina's thumb measures two inches in length, but it can extend to a whopping five and a half inches.

Jacob first discovered that his thumb was unique when he was a teenager.

And despite how "abnormal" it is, doctors confirmed that it wasn't linked to any underlying medical conditions.

 

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Woman captures moment random cat performs pull-ups to 'break into her home'

The woman took to TikTok when a random cat, who seemed desperate to get inside, successfully managed to climb in through her tiny window and land on her living room floor

A woman captured the hilarious moment a random cat tried to break into her home.

The mum from Wales, was casually eating toast in her living room when she spotted a ginger cat - which didn't belong to her.

Out of nowhere the acrobatic cat managed to catapult itself up to the opening of her window, leaving her stunned.

After successfully managing to grab onto the plastic with its two front paws, it attempted to haul itself up over the barrier.

 

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Wedding planner left in stitches after couple's cake request goes horribly wrong

A wedding planner has shared the major wedding cake fail one couple faced on their big day, after ordering the sweet treat from a supermarket - instead of a professional

When it comes to cakes, we've seen some disastrous baking fails as of late.

There was the gender reveal cake which accidentally showcased the gender on the top of the cake and a celebratory bake that was compared to 'burnt cow flesh'.

Now there's another one doing the rounds, which is bound to make you giggle.

The cake in question was intended for a wedding and a photo of it was shared online by a wedding planner who, after spotting the mistake, urged people to save the baking for the professionals.

 

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Couple transform 50-year-old rusty caravan they bought for £50 on a budget

The pair purchased the caravan for only £50, but it was in a bit of a state, so they're understandably extremely proud of the incredible budget transformation

A couple who purchased a run-down caravan for a bargain has transformed it into a vintage-lover's dream.

When the pair found the 52-year-old camper advertised for just £50 they knew they had to buy it. 

 

To stay in keeping with the incredibly low sale price, the entire renovation was completed by reusing or purchasing second-hand items.

The woman took to the Facebook group Extreme Couponing & Bargains UK to share incredible before and after pictures of the van.

Captioning the post, she wrote: "We finally finished our vintage caravan she is 52 yrs old.

 

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Woman shares secret to 'perfect' roast potatoes with crispy skin and it's so simple

An amateur chef has shared a video showing 'how to make the perfect roast potatoes' and you only need five simple ingredients

It's not easy to perfect crispy roast potatoes - but we may have found the easiest and most delicious-looking method yet.

Previous viral videos have advised home cooks to follow a variety of strange methods, using ingredients from Marmite to honey and mustard. 

 

But now TikTok user who shares clips of her enviable roast dinners and cooking tips, uploaded a tutorial on how to recreate incredible roast spuds with a crunchy coating and fluffy filling.

And the best news is you probably already have everything you need in your kitchen cupboards at home, reports the Daily Star.

 

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Mum's genius hack to ensure kids school shoes fit without bringing them shopping

An Australian mum took to Facebook to share how she manages to buy school shoes for her kids that fit perfectly every time without having to bring them shopping with her

After a long summer holiday there is one thing that all parents dread - buying school shoes for your little ones.

Shopping with your children is tough enough, but trying to convince them to try on the thick-soled, sturdy pair of leather shoes - that will last longer than a few months - instead of the 'cool' pair is much harder.

But now, you can avoid all of those in-store tantrums with this one incredibly simple hack reported the Daily Star.

A savvy mum explained that she uses cardboard cut outs of her children's feet and takes them along with her when she goes shopping.

 

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129 ways to get a man according to 1958 advice - carry a hat box and sell fishing tackle

The huge list is split into sections and gives the women of 1950s a very detailed set of instructions explaining how to get a man, hook him and keep him

Dating in 2020 has certainly posed its challenges for those looking for love.

As well as the spectre of the global coronavirus pandemic to contend with, there's also the problem of maintaining social distance while trying to find your one true love.

And that's before all the usual pitfalls of online dating apps and making sure the object of your desire is worthy of your attention.

For now, speed dating is a thing of the past and with the new rules keeping us all safe it seems it's never been harder to find the man of your dreams.

 

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Man transforms van into jaw-dropping luxury camper worth £39K during lockdown

Furniture maker Daryl Lloyd Witt, from Somerset used his time during the coronavirus lockdown wisely as he made the decision to do up his Volkswagen van - and the transformation is incredible

From the outside this typical white work van looks just like any other, but inside it hides a big secret.

Like many other people during the coronavirus lockdown, furniture maker Daryl Lloyd Witt, of Frome, Somerset, took to doing a little DIY to occupy his time. 

 

The 36-year-old has worked as a furniture maker ever since he left school, but being a surfer too, he has always shown an interest in campervans, specifically renovating them.

So with more time on his hands than ever before Daryl decided to take the plunge and transform his Volkswagen Crafter into a campervan himself.

 

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Family buy second-hand caravan and discover hidden message left for them inside

A handwritten note left in the bedside drawer of a caravan by a 10 year old girl for its new owners has gone viral after the inspirational message was shared on Facebook

A family who bought a caravan discovered a heartwarming note left for them by one of its previous owners.

As they prepared to head out on their first adventure, the family from Brisbane found a handwritten message left in one of the drawers from a 10 year old girl named Poppy.

It was hidden away next to her bunk bed along with a white bracelet and was addressed to anybody who took over the caravan from her own family.

The message read: "This used to be our caravan and we travelled half of Australia in it.

 

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Woman's fry-up with odd ingredient labelled 'criminal offence' by brutal foodies

Jessica O shared a picture of her fry-up to Rate My Plate's Twitter page and users didn't hold back when they saw she added peas to her plate alongside her sausages, bean and eggs

A woman's fry-up attempt has been slammed by foodies online, with some saying the plate is a "criminal offence".

Jessica O shared a picture of the classic dish to the Rate My Plate Twitter page, and users who commented didn't hold back.

Rate my Plate is a community were people upload pictures of their weirdest and most wonderful dishes to be judged by fellow foodies, but the latest creation to be mocked was Jessica's.

On each plate were three sausages, three hash browns, two eggs, beans, two questionable slabs of meat - which one user said it "Looks like gammon more than bacon" - as well as peas.

 

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Tourist fuming after paying £5 for 's***ty salad' that's just a plate of tomatoes

A tourist who went out for food after a long hike to refuel was left incredibly disappointed by the contents of their €6 salad

After a long day out on holiday you're probably going to be feeling pretty ravenous - especially if you've been hiking.

One tourist recently found themselves in this situation after going on a "long mudflat hiking tour" - we're tired even just thinking about it to be honest.

Following the tour, they headed out to eat at a restaurant in Amrum, an island in Germany, situated in the North Sea.

But it's fair to say they were left feeling rather unimpressed with their food and like they'd been "ripped off".

 

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Teen who's told she looks like Michael Jackson says she 'sees the funny side'

Lorun Elisabeth says she was left in stitches at some of the replies to a selfie she posted on Twitter after thousands of people told her she looked exactly like Michael Jackson

A teen has seen her selfie go viral on social media after the post was bombarded with Michael Jackson song titles as others pointed out her uncanny resemblance to the late pop star.

Lorun Elisabeth, a college student from Manchester, shared a snap on Twitter and seemingly preempted the reaction to follow by captioning it: "Blame it on the boogie."

The photo has been flooded with more than 6,000 comments and 109,000 likes as one user wrote: "Michael Jackson in heaven calling the police for identity theft..."

Lorun, 17, found the reaction to her photo hilarious and says she's the first to admit she looks a lot like the singer in some of her pictures.

 

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Controversial way you should pluck your eyebrows according to a make-up artist

Instead of plucking your eyebrows and then filling them in, Nikkie Makeup says doing it the other way around gives you picture-perfect brows

A make-up artist has revealed how you should be plucking your eyebrows - but her technique is slightly controversial.

Typically if you're taming your brows from home, you'll remove any product from them and the surrounding area, before brushing the hair into place, plucking out the offending hairs and filling in as usual.

But apparently we've been doing it all wrong reports RSVP live.

Nikkie Makeup has revealed how she gets her clients eyebrows picture perfect - and she swears by this technique.

 

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Discovery of 400ft 'ice ship' on Google Earth sparks conspiracy theories

A frozen formation spotted among icebergs between New Zealand and Antarctica appearing to resemble a ship has been shared on YouTube, sparking conspiracy theories from viewers

A Google Earth user who spotted a 428ft 'ice ship' trapped 100 miles off the coast of Antarctica has sparked conspiracy theories of a 'cover up'.

YouTuber MrMBB333, who refers to himself as the 'Earth Watchman', posts videos on 'changes' in the universe and what he believes is causing them.

One of his viewers sent in the coordinates of an area laying between Antarctica and New Zealand, where they claim to have found a huge ship frozen between icebergs.

As he zooms in on the map in a 3D view, one of the areas of ice begins to resemble the shape of a ship, appearing to show a hull, main deck area and chimneys above.

 

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Naked sunbather chases wild boar through park after it steals his laptop bag

Amusing photographs from Germany show the man running after the animal to try and claim the plastic bag back - as people in the park watch on and laugh

A naked sunbather was seen chasing wild boar through a park after it stole his laptop bag.

Amusing photographs from Germany show the man running after the animal to try and claim the plastic bag back.

But the cheeky boar and its two piglets appear to be too quick for the sunbather, who can't keep up with their speedy little trotters.

As the incident unfolds, groups of friends and family sat on the grass watch on and laugh.

 

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Pub owner hits back at TripAdvisor 'keyboard warriors' bad reviews in most brutal way

Simon Brencher, owner of The Greyfriar in Chawton, replies to people who leave his pub bad reviews - and he doesn't hold back

A pub owner has hit back at customers leaving negative TripAdvisor reviews in the most savage way.

Simon Brencher, has been the landlord of The Greyfriar in Chawton, Hampshire for the last three years.

With experience working as a front of house manager at London's first Michelin-starred Indian restaurant, and as a general manager for Gordon Ramsay for two years, it's not a surprise that his pub has a four and a half star rating, reports Hampshire Live.

The Greyfriar has received hundreds of glowing comments, but those who have have criticised the service have quickly been shut down by the boss.

 

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Woman's Amazon shopping blunder leaves her with X-rated chopping board

The woman purchased a chopping board set from Amazon, but she couldn't unsee the saucy detail in the marble

A woman was left red-faced after she noticed an X-rated detail on an item she ordered from Amazon.

After scrolling through all of the deals on offer on the site, she finally found a design she liked and hit buy.

She purchased a twin set of the Lilly’s Kitchen cutting boards, which were priced at $14.99, which is about £11.40.

But when it finally arrived, she got more than she bargained for.

 

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Mum's blocked shower plughole discovery 'too much to stomach'

The mum had three plumbers come out to look at her blocked drain in just 18 months, but they all said it was all clear

A woman made the most disgusting discovery after cleaning the plughole in her shower.

The mum, who had been stuck with a clogged shower for 18 months, finally managed to remove the blockage - but what she found was pretty disgusting.

The Australian woman shared what she found on the Facebook group Mums Who Clean, and it shocked thousands of people reported news.com.au.

She wrote: "I’ve had three plumbers come out over the past 18 months as my shower drain kept coming back up, all said it was clear."

 

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Mum claims simple cleaning hack prolongs washing machine life

The mum took to Facebook to share a task that you should be completing every six months in order to make sure that your washing machines are working properly

When was the last time you cleaned your washing machine - like, really cleaned it?

The first step in cleaning your machine is removing the built-up lint from its tray, but many of us stop here.

But a cleaning-savvy mum says this isn't enough, reports the Daily Star.

The woman revealed the household task you should be doing every six months to make your washing machine is on top form.

 

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