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When Oompa Loompa’s Attack!

At the beginning of the month it came to our attention that a man in Norfolk was attacked by a pair of Oompa Loompas.  For those of you who don’t know, Oompa Loompas are supposed to be fictional characters, originating in Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,  but this latest incident implies that they may, actually exist.  Far from the impish advice singing little orange people from the works of literature, these ‘Loompas are aggressive and violent, so should not be approached if seen.

The Oompa Loompas were believed to be male, with orange skin and green hair and accompanied by a human woman.  If this is the case we can’t imagine the police will have too much trouble tracking them down.

We asked the fans if they had ever been attacked by a fictional character.

Alyson said: “I was killed by Lenny once.”

Eden said: “No, but I had a mad crush on Barney Rubble.”

Read more in The Huffington Post.

 

Don’t Judge a Dog by its Haircut

Imagine this size difference, but in reverse, then you will get some idea of the difference between a dog and a lion.  Here, Annie is representing the lion, and the toy lion is scaled down to the size of a dog.  Annie does not really look like a lion, we are asking you to use your imagination.
Imagine this size difference, but in reverse, then you will get some idea of the difference between a dog and a lion. Here, Annie is representing the lion, and the toy lion is scaled down to the size of a dog. Annie does not really look like a lion, we are asking you to use your imagination.

Coincidentally, also in Norfolk (but this time Norfolk Virginia – somewhere in America), police were called when a dog, shaved to look like a lion caused some alarm.  Apparently the labradoodle was thought to be a lion looking for food.  Here at Newsnibbles we have consulted our think tank, and come up with some ways to tell the difference between  a labradoodle and a lion.

  1. Lions are big cats, we mean BIG, even a small one would probably be about chest height on all fours.  In contrast a labradoodle is slightly larger than a labrador, but slightly smaller than a poodle, so would probably reach about thigh height maximum.
  2. Lions have smooth tan coloured fur, and a tail with a tuft on the end.  Labradoodles have long, straight tails and curly fur, almost like they’ve had a perm.
  3. Lions have retractable claws, so would prowl stealthily down the street, whereas you would hear a dog clacking on concrete.

We also contacted our canine correspondent, Annie B, to ask her if she could think of any differences.  She told us:

 

 

Just to be thorough we also put the question to the fans, how do you tell the difference between a dog and a lion?

Angela said: “By the way their breath smells.”

Pat said: “There’s one mane reason but I forget what it is.”

Kat said: “One would think that SIZE would be a factor in determining species.”

We hope this is helpful.  If this wasn’t enough crazy critter fun for you then you can read the full story on Yahoo News.


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