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BritNews RoundUp: My Little Pony Edition

I don't know about you, but I never tire of looking at photographs of animals, especially freakish animals. Animals like Mayflower, a Shetland pony blessed with legs so short that it appears she is stuck in the mud. According to the Daily Mail (and most other British papers), motorists keep calling authorities, certain that the stumpy-legged horse is in distress.

Owner Sandra Whitcher is considering putting up a sign reassuring passersby that the horse is meant to look that way. Said Whitcher: "The only problem with putting up a sign is that one day she might actually get stuck and then the fire brigade won't turn up."

Do you sometimes stand at your cupboard in the morning, or the office kitchen in the afternoon, desperately searching for your favorite mug? You know that your coffee or tea just doesn't taste as good in any other receptacle. Well, you're right, say researchers at Sheffield University. According to the Sun, "Experts reckon a person's brain is wired to believe the daily ritual of making a brew should be done in a certain way for maximum enjoyment." And that includes sipping from your favorite mug or cup.

Satan's footprints? Spotted in Devon?! I know what you're thinking: If Satan's anywhere, it's on Wall Street. But according to the Sun, elderly Jill Wade woke up to find curious cloven-hoofed marks in the snow in her back garden. Said the Sun: "The prints matched a mysterious 100-mile trail that was found in Devon 154 years ago and blamed on Satan." Well there you are.

Finally, we travel Down Under for the sad tale of Adam Troy Rosberg, who said his life has been "destroyed" after he was convicted of breaking into an adult shop and having sex with three blow-up dolls. According to the Cairns Post, "Rosberg said the publicity had destroyed his life and he could not get a job, rent a room or even walk down the street without being abused. 'I have people throwing things at me from their cars; burgers, chips, cans of drink,' he said."

Poor guy. I wonder if he blames... Satan?

Don't forget my chat, today at noon.

By John Kelly  |  March 13, 2009; 12:00 PM ET
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Tampa Florida/Ex 4Corners Guy:
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