A video of a ten-year-old Scottish boy speaking English backwards fluently is proving a big hit online.
More than 1.2 million people have watched the clip of Cameron Bissett rapidly reeling off words in reverse.
His parents posted the film of the schoolboy showing off his bizarre language skills on YouTube. With the help of an iPad to translate his strange speech, Cameron introduces himself in backwards-speak.
He goes on to demonstrate phrases including ‘I went outside to play on my bike today’, ‘I’m going to Canada for my summer holidays’ and ‘I fell off my bed and landed on my head’.
He even manages to correctly pronounce the name of the famous Mary Poppins song Super calafragilistic expialidotious backwards.
Environmental activist marries a tree
A Peruvian environmental activist has ‘married’ a tree in a Buenos Aries park.
Dressed in a crisp white suit and blue hat, Richard Torres carried a bouquet as the wedding party approached his intended in the Argentine capital. The actor and activist read vows and was given a ring. He even gave the tree a kiss to make the ceremony feel more authentic. Mr Torres said the spectacle was intended to draw attention to environmental issues.
While this is the actor’s first ecological event outside of Peru, he said it’s the start of his championing of the environment and plans to take his unique style of activism to countries throughout Latin America.
Mum’s phone call costs burglar dearly
A burglar who left his phone behind was rumbled when his mum rang just as police officers arrived at the house he’d just robbed. Derek Codd, 19, left his mobile on the kitchen sideboard after he and sidekick Kristen Rynearson stole jewellery from a house in Palm Beach County.
When an investigators were called to the house, the discarded phone rang, the officer picked it up and saw ‘Mom’ lit up on the screen. The policeman asked the woman on the other end who the phone belonged to, and she said her son.
Codd, of Lake Worth, had stolen the victim’s mobile phone and a shotgun. His female companion had 49 pieces of jewellery belonging to the victim’s wife in her purse.
Both were arrested and face multiple charges, including burglary and larceny.
Rabbi returns fortune found in old desk
A US rabbi bought a desk on Craigslist only to find a bag stuffed with $98,000 in cash hidden inside.
Rabbi Noach Muroff, of New Haven, Connecticut, returned the money to the original owner of the $200 desk.
He and his wife found the money when they had to take it to pieces as it wouldn’t fit through their office door.
They found the cash – worth more than £60,000 – in a plastic bag hidden behind the drawers.
Rabbi Muroff said: “The desk did not fit into this office by fraction of an inch. Behind the drawers there is this plastic bag, like shopping.
“We open it up and it’s full of cash. And we counted up and there’s $98,000 cash sitting in the bag. “Right away my wife and I sort of looked at each other and said we can’t keep this money.”
They picked up the phone and called the original owner who had stuffed her inheritance in the desk and forgot where she put the money. The lady, who has not been identified, was apparently “speechless” to have the money returned while Rabbi Muroff said the most important thing in life was to be honest.
Police hunt owner of fortune found in river
Police have appealed for information after a dog walker found hundreds of thousands of pounds in banknotes floating down a river.
The walker alerted police to the cash in the South Drove Drain near Spalding town centre, Lincolnshire, on October 25.
Officers said a large amount of the money was water damaged but a good quantity was still in good condition.
“It isn’t every day that an amount of money like this is found and somebody must have information that will help the police trace the lawful owner,” said Detective Constable Steve Hull of Spalding CID.
“I would be grateful to hear from people who have genuine information to pass on to me.”
A forensic examination has been carried out on the notes and police have been granted a seizure order by the Magistrates Court to investigate its origin.
It is understood the Bank of England will assist in the investigation and final money count.
If no owner is found, the money will become the subject of a further court forfeiture order.
Anyone with information should contact the Lincolnshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 154.
Police said any claimant must have evidence of ownership.Post published in: World News