Fed up with bad news? No bad news today my friend!

There’s been a lot of doom and gloom in the news just lately so – and while we mean no disrespect to the memories of Natasha Richardson or Jade Goody – we felt we all needed a bit of cheering up!

So, as we’re wont to do sometimes here at Primetime, we’d like to bring you a round-up of somewhat quirkier news items; but not the bog standard “Today the Prime minister passed wind” or “Share prices fell to an all time low that’s lower than the last all time low, and that was very low indeed” type news…

No, today we’re going for weird, odd, shocking-OMG-moments and fun items that’ve made the news around the world… First up is this story from the BBC…

“Two suspected drug dealers caused chaos on a California interstate by throwing thousands of dollars from their pickup truck as police gave chase.

“Other motorists took their lives in their hands to chase the $20 and $100 bills on Interstate 5, near San Diego”.

Click on the ‘Read More’ link to see the video…

Just click the pic to open up the video…

BBC money road havoc

Next up is a news item that’s made the air steward who features in it a star on YouTube. He’d seemingly become bored of announcing the safety and passenger info the conventional way, so he ‘rapped’ it instead…

And this bird made the news in America for its amazing talents at… well, everything really!

Now we’ll move on to one of those OMG Shocking moments mentioned earlier. This was a photograph taken in Cornwall and passed to the Telegraph News website…

shark in cornwall

The news story reads, “The picture was taken at Praa sands, Penzance close to where there have been several reports of large killer sharks in Cornish waters.

“In July last year there was an alleged sighting of a Great White, never officially recorded in British waters before, off the coast of Cornwall.

“The latest pictures were taken by experienced surfer, Dan Harding, who captured the ominous images while enjoying the surf and spring sunshine last weekend.

“The 34-year-old from St Ives in Cornwall said the conditions at Praa Sands that day were perfect so he headed to the beach with some fellow surfers. ‘There were quite a few people around about twenty to thirty. It was a really good surf. The sun was shining the waves were clean and not too crowded.

‘I saw the big black shapes in the water. I managed to get three or four shots. The surfer fell off his surfboard immediately after I took the photo.’

Mr Harding, a blacksmith, said the surfer may have fallen off because he was startled by the shapes.

Others have speculated the shapes might be dolphins. Dolphin appearances this early in the year are said to herald a good summer.”

I think if I was that surfer, I’d have moved to “Need clean pants, repeat need clean pants” situation!

And appropos of strange aquatic goings on, this was spotted by Google Images and again, passed on to the Telegraph… answers on a comment box please as to what the hell’s going on there!

Google image aquatic lifeform invades house

Now to another bizarre video which highlights the fact that the effects of the credit crunch are not only being felt globally, but universally it would seem. Apparently, estate agents who specialise in selling bits of the moon are suffering from the economic downturn…

And I know this isn’t by any means a new news item but it is just so funny, I thought we’d end this article with another look at this reporter trying to talk while absolutely stoned!

Have a great Sunday!

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.