QUIRKY WORLD ... Pizza Hut staff scale new heights with record delivery

USA: A team of Pizza Hut employees have set a new Guinness World Record for the highest altitude pizza delivery by land.
QUIRKY WORLD ... Pizza Hut staff scale new heights with record delivery

Professional guides led the team to the top of 5,894m Mount Kilimanjaro, where slices of pepperoni pizza were passed around to celebrate the chain’s new store in Tanzania.

With its entry into the African country, Pizza Hut is now represented in 100 countries around the world. The company is a division of Yum Brands, which is based in Louisville, Kentucky.

Green with envy


Britons invest more than £17,000 (€21,500) on their gardens over a lifetime to impress neighbours and keep up appearances, according to research from Policy Expert.

Nearly one in four (23%) of the 2,205 people surveyed complained of a green-fingered neighbour whose garden always upstages the rest of the street, with more than one in eight (13%) claiming it is their own garden that is the talk of the town.

People admitted to gardening because they are worried about what their neighbours might think of unkempt lawns, with more than a third (37%) of those polled stating that they pulled weeds and potted plants for fear of others thinking their garden looks a mess.

Unlucky for alligators


Hanging an alligator foot from a dashboard is apparently not a good luck charm. A Florida driver learned that the hard way when he was stopped in a Palm Beach County wildlife management area by two Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers checking for permits.

The commission said in a news release that the officers noticed alligator parts scattered throughout the truck, including a foot sticking out of the dashboard. After first denying it, the driver admitted that he had killed the animal a few days earlier out of season and without a permit. He was cited.

Where did you last see it?


Almost two-thirds (64%) of Britons waste up to four days a year — 262 days in an average lifetime — looking for lost items, according to research.

The top five items lost at home are mobile phones, house keys, pairs of glasses, car keys, and wallets or purses. The top five items lost outside the home are umbrellas, children’s toys, wallets or purses, mobile phones and travel passes.

Some 2,000 consumers aged 16 and over were surveyed by Tile, a smart location app, through research company, Censuswide. Some 64% of Britons spend up to 15 minutes a day looking for their belongings, equivalent to four days per year.

Rhino recovery


A rhino is undergoing facial reconstruction after surviving a horrific attack by poachers in which her horns and part of her face were hacked off, leaving her with a gaping wound over her sinuses.

Wildlife veterinarians have fixed a system of medical elastic bands across the wound and will assess the results next week. The bands are meant to act like shoelaces, stretching the skin on both sides closer together. The equipment was donated by Canadian company Southmedic.

The rhino, Hope, was darted by poachers, who cut her horns while she was sedated, fracturing her nasal bone and exposing her sinus cavities and nasal passage.

Air rage


A passenger who authorities say forced an Alaska Airlines flight to be diverted after he did not get a beer has pleaded not guilty in Portland, Oregon, to a charge of interfering with a flight crew.

A federal indictment says 32-year-old Luke Watts of Portland threatened to become violent if flight attendants did not serve him a beer during a March flight from Sacramento, California, to Seattle.

Assistant US Attorney Benjamin Tolkoff says Watts then locked himself in the bathroom and screamed and pounded on the door.

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