Sunday, February 14, 2016

Waitrose now selling emu eggs and can take 90 minutes to cook

You'll get more than an omelette if you break THIS egg: Enormous emu produce goes on sale at Waitrose for £23.99

Massive emu eggs have now gone on sale at Waitrose for £23.99 per item
Each is the equivalent of 12 normal eggs and can take 90 minutes to cook
Emus are the world's second largest bird and lay an egg every three days

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Discerning shoppers bored by the standard hen egg can now buy massive emu eggs at Waitrose - for an eye-watering £23.99 per item.
Currently in season, the emu egg is the equivalent of 12 normal eggs and can take up to 90 minutes to cook.
They are described by their supplier Clarence Court as 'a touch milder' in taste than a hen egg, with a 'fluffier' texture.

The eggs are not available all year round as emus lay their eggs through the winter months - on average one egg every three days.
Clarence House said: 'They also boast a high ratio or yolk to white, nearly half white/half yolk, allowing extraordinary results when used for baking cakes.

'Great used in an omelette or enjoyed as scrambled egg, prepare as you would using hen eggs. Also brilliant hardboiled and sliced for fantastic twist on the traditional egg sandwich.'
A spokesperson for Waitrose told The Mirror: 'They say you can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs. But there is one on sale in Waitrose that is so large it can easily make four omelettes.'
Despite its pricey image, upmarket Waitrose recently topped the table for the best supermarket to buy own-brand items.
Discount chain Aldi was a close second in the 'best buy' league of 2015 compiled by consumer champion, Which?
Nearly one in two products researchers tested from Waitrose were worthy of a Which? best buy award in 2015, higher than any other supermarket.
The consumer group tested more than 160 supermarket products in 2015 to name the best food, drink, cleaning products, batteries and sunscreens and advise shoppers which ones to leave on the shelf.
Waitrose and Aldi both gained best buy recommendations for own-brand drinks in 2015. Waitrose was also awarded best buys for food, while Aldi excelled in tests of household cleaning products.

British skiers heading for the slopes this half-term face high risk of avalanches

British skiers heading for the slopes this half-term face high risk of avalanches due to 3ft of fresh snow and storm force winds

Warnings are in place across the region after recent bout of bad weather
Poor start to the season has led to incredibly unstable snow in points
Experts describe the situation as 'explosive' with avalanches guaranteed
More than 200,000 Brits predicted to head to the region over half-term

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Brit skiers heading for a half-term holiday in the Alps are being warned they are at serious risk of being caught in deadly avalanches.
Storm force winds and fresh snowfall of up to a metre in places has led to mountain rescue putting resorts across the region on standby.
The avalanche risk currently stands at level four - of five - making it almost inevitable that huge slabs of snow will thunder downhill at some point, engulfing all in their path.

It is so on edge that the regional head of the French mountain rescue service, Captain Olivier Cousin, described it the whole situation as 'explosive'.
According to Meteo France: 'Across the Alps, and in particular in the interior ranges of the Haute-Savoie, Savoie, Isère and in the north of the Hautes-Alpes as well as the Haut-Var/ Haut-Verdon, the risk is high.'

With the avalanche risk across the French Alpine region at four, skiers are warned that there is a 'high probability of spontaneous avalanches' for those skiers who venture off the marked pistes.
'The main risk for off-piste enthusiasts is triggering a slab avalanche in the recent snow on all slope aspects,' the warning said.
A poor start to the snow season has led to the ranges having exceptionally icy bases.

That means the snow is incredibly unstable.
Forecasters predict more heavy snowfalls to come in upcoming days, in tandem with low temperatures.
With 10 weeks of the season left to run, the number of avalanche deaths in Europe is already at its highest for five years. Nearly all the 75 deaths, 44 of them in France and Switzerland, have occurred since New Year.

As well as the danger of avalanches, the 200,000 Brits set to head over for the week are also being warned that the fresh snow might hamper their chances of even making it to their resorts.
Road conditions are said to have become treacherous in the wake of the bad weather, with many routes already struggling to accommodate traffic.
The latest British victim, father-of-three Graeme Porteous from Wimbledon, London, died on the last day of his holiday when an avalanche swept him against a tree in the Italian Piedmont region.

Mongolian cowboys show off the riding skills of their forefathers

Mongolian cowboys show off the riding skills of their forefathers in fascinating pictures which beg one question: Did Genghis Khan REALLY conquer the world with such tiny horses?

Mongolian horses are credited with helping legendary warrior Genghis Khan found the great Mongol Empire
The mounts made excellent warhorses because of their hardiness, stamina, self-sufficiency and ability to forage
Genghis Khan relied on his horses to provide him with food, drink, transportation, sport, hunting and entertainment
Every year Mongolian horses are taken to Khentii province in eastern Mongolia for the Winter Horse Festival

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As they gallop across the steppes like their ancestors before them these are the diminutive horses which are credited with helping Genghis Khan conquer the world.
Mongol horses made excellent warhorses because of their hardiness, stamina, self-sufficiency and ability to forage on their own - but their small statue make their importance in the formation of the Mongol empire all the more surprising.
The horses - which are often mistaken for ponies - are best known for their role as the war steeds of Genghis Khan. The founder of the Mongol empire relied on his horses to provide him with food, drink, transportation, sport, hunting, entertainment, spiritual power, and in case of his death, a mount to ride in the afterlife.
The Mongolian breed is thought to have remained largely unchanged since the time of Genghis Khan. Nomads living in the traditional Mongol fashion still hold more than 3 million animals, which outnumber the country's human population.

In 1206, warrior Genghis Khan (1162-1227) united warring Central Asian tribes into a short-lived empire that eventually encompassed the territory of modern China and extended west as far as Poland and Hungary.
Following his unification of the Mongol tribes, his sons and grandsons created the world's biggest land empire.
The unusually small horses are pictured here as they travelled through the Khentii province in eastern Mongolia, during the Winter Horse Festival where skilful horsemen gather to challenge the strength of their horses and show off their riding skills.

The incredible pictures were taken by Batzaya Choijiljav, a travel company director from Mongolia.

Batzaya, 41, said: 'Horses are a big part of a nomad's life, but they still maintain their wild nature. The horses live in herds, led by a stallion who guides the horses to water, shelter and safety.

'The horses are hardy and adapted to living out in temperatures that can reach minus 45 degrees, and they are able to forage for food in any condition.
'Mongolian horses are small, but stocky and strong and great for endurance riding. Besides transport, Mongolians use horses for sport - horse racing is a nomad's favourite game.
'Horse racing in winter is a change for nomads to examine their preparation for the cold winter, and practice their horse herding skills.
'Cold temperatures and pasture covered with snow will not stop nomad men who love horses. Being in the middle of hundreds of horses galloping around and being herded by fashionable nomad men is amazing.
'There is a danger of freezing fingers or being mashed under roaring hooves, but I didn't want to miss a single moment of shooting these images.'
He may have been the ruler of an empire that covered most of Asia, but the final resting place of Genghis Khan remains a mystery.
After dying of a sudden illness in 1227 at the age of 72, the Mongol leader was buried at a secret location that has yet to be uncovered.
Legend says that as his body was carried to its final resting place, anyone encountered along the route was put to the sword before those escorting the body also killed themselves.

Man in a kayak left with a huge fisherman's SINKER stuck in his arm

Man in a kayak hit by a fisherman’s cast - which leaves a huge SINKER stuck in his arm

Photo has emerged of a fisherman who was left with a sinker in his arm
The man was struck with a fishing knoch in New Zealand on Saturday
Many claim the image was photoshopped while others claim it's authentic

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Horrific photograph has emerged of the dramatic moment a fisherman was left with a sinker in his arm when he went kayaking.
The unidentified man, believed to be from New Zealand, was pictured on a wharf after he was struck by a fishing knoch - a weight used to sink a fishing line or hook - on Saturday morning.
The image, which was shared on the Top Catch Whangarei Facebook page, has amassed a significant amount of shares and comments since it was uploaded following the bloodied incident.

'Ok, I'm intrigued at how something like this happens... A kayaker this morning was hit by a sinker from a wharf, had it hit him in the head it would have killed him. Ouch!,' the post reads.
A nearby witness said the fisherman who threw the cast, had rushed to the man's aid before he was transported to hospital for further treatment.

'The guy was just heading out in his kayak reckons he was a fair bit off land felt a whack and thought he'd been hit by a bird, then got caught up in the line,' Adam Williams wrote.
'A big unit had cast and accidently [sic] hit him, he came ashore and the guy who actually cast it helped him in and they loaded up the kayak on his roof then he came and asked if we could give him directions to A and E. He was still in shock but still gad [sic] a durrie in his mouth.'

However, the post has prompted a heated debate, with many claiming the photograph was digitally altered while others believed the image was authentic.
Tiny Cass wrote: 'Photoshopped. You can tell by the lack of detail in the sinker compared to arm/skin. Surely would be bleeding more too...'
Rhys Norris said: 'Fake guys fake. I sinker would not do that . Hit hard bruise maybe break. But not penetrate that far.'
Brendon Doohan posted: 'Photoshopped for sure.'
And Mark Graham said: 'I don't believe that- pretty sure thats either photoshop or staged, seen people hit with sinkers while casting that does not happen,'

But a woman, who is thought to be at the scene of the accident, hit back at claims, saying: 'My friend took the photo this morning he had to take the guy to A&E its 100% real!!'
Meanwhile, many have focused on the man's so-called clothing choice, arguing that kayakers shouldn't be wearing shorts and a belt when they're out in the water.
Zoran Aligrudic said: 'Never wear a belt on ya [sic] shorts when yaking [sic] apparently no one will believe you went yaking [sic].'
But Lewis Parsons defended the man's clothing, saying: 'Well f*** me! I've been wearing shorts and a belt while kayaking fir [sic] over twenty years. Does this mean I actually didn't go or qualify as going kayaking.'
Kenny Andrea Trent posted: 'I am just blown away that there is a dress code for kayaking! Didn't know that! Must be the gotta wear leather when riding a Harley kinda thing! lmao [sic].'
And Joe Giacomazzi said: 'Maybe just maybe he was wearing boardies and got changed into this after leaving the water.. Mind blown.'

Cambridge University students take to the catwalk in BONDAGE gear as they parade acres of naked flesh in shocking fashion show

Fifty Shades of Cambridge: University students take to the catwalk in bondage gear at controversial fashion show

Dressed in revealing bondage gear, heart-shaped nipple tassles and see-through jump suits, these were some of the outlandish outfits worn by Cambridge University students as they took to the catwalk to strut their stuff for a risque fashion show.
Acres of naked flesh was on display as 20 male and female students, all aged between 18 and 25, had little to cover their modesty while parading in front of around 1,000 people last night.
Pippa Bull, 20, who studies History of Art at Gonville and Caius College, was one of the many girls who posed topless. She wore sparkly pink nipple tassles under a blue jacket and tight black snakeskin trousers for a show aimed at 'celebrating the diversity of fashion'.
She later modelled a red bondage-inspired outfit, with giant tassled-shoulder pads and skimpy plaited pants.
Xelia Mendes-Jones, 19, from St Catharine's College studying Anglo-Saxon Norse and Celtic, wore an elegant long black dress, which had no back - revealing her mesh tights and pink pants when she turned around.
She also wore a mesh jumpsuit, which showed off her assets, as she paraded in front of the audience at the Cambridge Corn Exchange.
The male students, including 19-year-old Joonas Kalda, who studies maths at Peterhouse, also stripped down to their underwear, accessorising with shades and body paint. He was chosen from among 200 students who auditioned to take part.
The outfits featured designs by brands such as Burnt Soul and our Legacy, as well as pieces designed by students. The event raised money for the charity Cambridge House, which tackles social injustice in South London.

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