Quirky World... Limbo legend, 6, skates to success

A schoolboy has become a limbo legend by rollerskating under a record-breaking 39 cars in a row-

It took Gagan Satish, aged just six, 29 seconds to cover a distance of nearly 70 metres with his face just five inches from the ground.

The Bangalore boy — who has become a celebrity in his hometown, inspiring scores of youngsters to take up the sport — is vowing to take on the world.

He said: “My next goal is to skate underneath 100 cars. I also want to go to the Olympics.”

Gagan, who unwrapped his first pair of roller-skates on his third birthday, was initially rejected by his local club for being too young.

He shattered the previous record of 48.21 metres set two years ago by Shreeya Deshpande, then five, in Kolhapur.

His record-breaking stunt has been recognised by the India Book of Records but has yet to be ratified by the Guinness Book of World Records.

SCOTLAND: The giant dancing Tunnock’s teacakes that proved a hit at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony have been put up for auction.

People can now bid to win one of the oversized marshmallow snacks on an official Games auction website.

Bids for the giant teacakes open at £1 at auction.glasgow2014.com

USA: A huge exotic snake reportedly slithering around New Jersey’s largest lake is apparently a suburban legend. Or the snake is simply not hungry.

The state has stopped looking for the reptile after scientists failed to find any evidence of it in Lake Hopatcong and traps baited with chicken were left untouched.

Three unconfirmed sightings this month of a snake, perhaps an anaconda as long as 16ft, raised concerns among visitors and swimmers.

Environmental Protection Department spokesman Larry Ragonese said state wildlife experts have found no scientific or biological evidence that an exotic snake is in the area. There are also no signs of droppings or skin.

AUSTRALIA: A mother has created a range of gourmet food for dogs after having to come up with ideas to feed her own fussy pet.

Renee Kotis, of Darwin, grew tired of her cocker spaniel-poodle cross, Max, refusing to eat.

She started experimenting in her kitchen and has now produced a whole host of tasty doggie treats.

And the items — including domutts, woof burgers and can (ine) olli — have proven to be equally popular with dogs and owners alike.

Ms Kotis said: “Dogs are very pampered in Darwin and owners want the very best for their pooches.”

She said she uses only dog-friendly ingredients such as carob, carrot, coconut, cream cheese and peanut butter.

ENGLAND: Dozens of fun runners donned giant sumo wrestler suits to take part in a race around a park.

After a “mass inflation” which saw the eye-catching outfits being blown up, the runners jogged, walked or wobbled the 5km course in Battersea Park, south London.

The race raises money for the charity Link Community Development, which works with governments and communities to improve the quality of education for children in sub-Saharan Africa.

USA: An owner of a zoo in the US said a 12in alligator has escaped, possibly with some help from a tortoise.

The alligator named Carlos reportedly got out of an enclosure at the GarLyn Zoo near Naubinway, Michigan. He was spotted by people nearby, who called police, but he was not caught.

Gary Moore, who runs the zoo, says he suspects the alligator slipped under a fence, adding a large tortoise that walks in the area, wearing away dirt, likely was an inadvertent accomplice in Carlos’ getaway.


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