Fire-fighter in Wedding Dress

A Romanian woman surprised officials when she turned up in her wedding dress to sit an exam to become a fire-fighter.

Alina Modoran from Tumu Severin arrived directly from church and insisted on wearing her wedding gown during the test.

Alina explained We just couldn't postpone the wedding as we had fixed the date a year in advance. So I came in my wedding dress because the priest told me not to take it off all day because it brings bad luck.

Unfortunately, Alina and the other three candidates all failed the exam.

Milk for Stress Relief

A Japanese dairy company has launched super-premium milk for stressed-out adults.

At the price of 5.000 Yen (some 30 Euros or 45 US $) for a 900 millimetres bottle, Tokyo-based Nakazawa Foods has targeted the Adult Milk at adults who live in a stressful society.

The price is nearly 30 times as expensive as ordinary milk. The milk is taken from cows once a week at the break of dawn as they discharge a lot of a stress-relieving hormone called melatonin during the night.

The company says it contains three to four times as much melatonin as usual milk.

Monumentally Ugly

The World Association of Ugly People unveiled a statue during their annual meeting in Piobbico, Northern Italy.

The monument depicts an unknown person looking at his reflection in the mirror

The President of the Association said: 'It is not a monument to a good-looking film-star or dashing war hero, but to a person who is just as beautiful - but only on the inside. '

Very Sweet Tooth

A woman with an apparently insatiable sweet tooth stunned staff at a London shop after she bought more than 10,000 chocolate bars and had them loaded into her chauffeur-driven limousine.

The woman asked staff at a north London Woolworths branch for every single Mars bar in stock - 10,656 of them packed in 220 boxes - and paid the total bill of £2,131 in cash.

It would usually take the supermarket a month to shift that number of chocolate bars.

Who's for catserole?

Australians are tucking into their latest national delicacy - stewed cat.

A wild version of the domestic pet is on the menu after stray cats began breeding in the outback. They have now become a major pest, killing millions of small native animals each year.

A recent cooking contest at Alice Springs featured wild cat casserole. The meat is said to taste like rabbot or chicken.

But the marinated moggie, garnished with bush plums, was not to everyone's taste.