A group of profane parrots have had to be removed from public view after they started squawking obscenities at passers-by at park visitors.
The flock of birds were adopted by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Park in August – and staff quickly realised the animals had picked up the ability to screech expletives whenever people entered the room.
Laughing has only sought to encourage the African Grey Parrots – who apparently respond to chuckles by cursing together in unison.
The Chief Executive of the park has made the decision to hide the birds from customers for the time being to avoid children hearing the foul language.
Parrots are vocal learners and are capable of mimicking noises that they hear in their environment.
Chief Executive of the park Steve Nichols told Lincolnshire Live: “Literally within 20 minutes of being in the introductory we were told that they had sworn at a customer and for the next group of people, all sorts of obscenities came out.
“And for one of our young girls they really gave her some abuse.
“We found it highly amusing and the customers were fine – they were no problem at all.
“But we worried because we had a weekend coming up and children coming.”
Mr. Nichols said the naughty parrots have helped to provide a touch of comic relief to what has been a challenging year for wildlife centres and zoos around the UK.
COVID-19 has put the future of many of these venues in jeopardy.
Chester Zoo asked its customers for help by launching a #SaveOurZoo appeal – which raised more than two million in its first week.
Lincolnshire Wildlife Centre has lost thousands of pounds in the pandemic, but Mr. Nichols is grateful that the year “has ended with a bit of a smile”, courtesy of the five rude birds.
The plan now is to release the parrots into separate areas of the wildlife park so they “can’t encourage one another.”
Aldi is bringing its viral heated airer back to ‘keep costs down’ this winter
Aldi has announced that its viral heated airer which absolutely flew off the shelves last year is back by popular demand.
As the rising cost of living crisissadly continues to make its impact felt for thousands nationwide, the budget supermarket retailer has decided that now’s the perfect time to bring back one of last year’s biggest sell-out Specialbuys in a bid to “keep costs down” as we head into the colder months this autumn and winter.
Said to cost around just 6p per hour to run on average, Aldi‘s Heated Airer is similar to those you’ll find in places like Currys or Very, but quite a bit cheaper in comparison.
Apparently, you can save up to £25, so it’s a proper energy-saving bargain.
Described as being surprisingly-lightweight, and also compact enough for smaller homes and rooms, the 230W airer is powered by 20 heating tubes that heat up at soon as it’s plugged in.
There’s plenty of space to hang washing, as it has large foldable wings.
The folding design also makes it simple and easy to store away when you’re not using it, and it even comes with a cover to help speed up the drying time too.
If you are lucky enough to actually get your hands on it, then you can bag yourself savings of as much as 38% compared to other similar products available.
But of course, were are talking about one of the most viral Specialbuys in recent memory here, so the supermarket says shoppers “shouldn’t hang about too long” if they want to stand a good chance of buying one.
“As with all Specialbuys – once they’re gone, they’re gone,” Aldi admitted.
Aldi’s Heated Airer will be available from the legendary Middle Aisle in stores all across the UK from 28 September, but only while stocks last.
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Manchester City loanee João Cancelo looks ‘possessed’ in viral post-match interview
Manchester City loanee João Cancelo has gone viral after countless people online said that he looked “possessed” in a post-match interview over the weekend.
The 29-year-old City star, currently on loan at Barcelona, scored the winner for the Spanish giants in their game against Celta Vigo on Saturday, 23 September.
has already grabbed a couple of goals and an assist this season — one of them being the third in Barca’s 3-2 victory, which came in the 89th minute of the game.
So, naturally, Spanish media wanted to chat with him after full-time and we’d pay good money to know how this particular interviewer reacted after Cancelo suddenly started pulling these extremely weird faces mid-chat:
What the hell is going on? We have no idea but it’s certainly amused and intrigued people online.
With many commenting that he looks as though he’s suddenly become “possessed” by some sort of supernatural force and others joking that he must have just “come straight from a rave” to play a quick 90 minutes, people have been genuinely scratching their heads at the bizarre clip.
The video has been viewed over 12 million times on TikTok and reshared by countless other users across various different social media platforms.
Maybe he just had really dry eyes and an even drier mouth? Either that or he was still riding an absolute adrenaline high from this moment:
Despite being arguably one of the best players in the Premier League and winning plenty of silverware under Pep Guardiola, the two seemingly fell out sometime last season and Cancelo was ultimately sidelined by the Catalan coach sidelined.
Now playing at Pep’s boyhood club and enjoying regular minutes thus far (after also being out of the Bayern squad earlier this year), it remains to be seen whether the two will mend fences and the Portuguese star will return to the Etihad at some point in the future.