Thank Heavens for Online Sermons

Busy vicars have been offered a helping hand with their Sunday services: a website that provides a selection of ready-to-use sermons. The site describes itself as a 'fast-response service designed to hep busy Christian ministers and teachers, with sound ready-made sermons.'

Vicars can browse the site and buy a sermon of their choice for £8. Each piece is written to last between 10 and 12 minutes.

Closing Time!

Authorities in football crazy Bangladesh asked all manufacturing factories in and around the capital Dakha to suspend operations each evening until the end of the World Cup.

'We have issued the order to the factories to switch off for five hours every evening in a desperate move to save electricity so that people can watch the play on televisions,' said the managing director of the Dakha Electric Supply Company. 'This is an undesirable decision from an economic point of view but we were rather compelled.'

Although Bangladesh ranked 157th in the world, and lost 6-1 to Tajikistan in a two-legged first round Asian zone qualifier, the country's young and old in urban and rural areas, just go crazy whenever the finals are held.

Dalmatian House

One Croatian family have honored their pet dog by painting their entire home white with black spots.

After the Tomasic family's pet dalmatian Bingo was run over and killed by a car, dad Goran decided to make their home a tribute by painting it black and white. 'We loved him so much we didn't want him to be forgotten so we painted the house to remind us of him all the time.'

The family now plan to replace their beloved pet with a golden retriever, much to the delight of their neighbors.