ITS mysterious appearance in America inspired the alien horror movie The Blob.
And now the strange gooey substance has invaded the Lake District.
Walkers have been left baffled by the quivering, translucent mass, nicknamed Star Jelly because it reputedly fell to Earth from meteors.
Four cops in Philadelphia first came across a huge blob in 1950 and their discovery led to the 1958 sci-fi film.
Investigations since have failed to reveal what causes the slime, although it has been likened to the remains of frogs, toads or worms.
The latest bizarre sightings were on hills and pastures in Patterdale, Cumbria, where holiday cottage owner Rob Shephard said: "I came across about 10 blobs floating on top of some puddles.
They were the size of my foot. I didn't touch the jelly, I just took some snaps."
Village store owner Tom Driscoll, 53, has also been left perplexed, saying: "I was walking with my partner when we came across six or eight piles of the stuff.
"My initial thought was that it could be frog spawn, but when I had a closer look I realised this was not the case.
"I touched it and it had the consistency of frog spawn but some of the pieces were as big as a person's foot and I didn't think it was anything that a human or animal could make."
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh algae expert Dr Hans Sluiman investigated a 2009 sighting in Scotland, which was linked to stags' rutting season.
He said: "I did discover the jelly is made up almost entirely of water but was not able to find out exactly what it was. It may be toxic frogs that have been eaten by other animals and then spat out. But nobody knows for sure."
If you are visiting South Korea you are in luck, because now you can go and see the new Toilet Museum in Suwon, 24 miles south of Seoul. It may not be the word’s first museum dedicated to the humble loo, and, surely, not the first house turned museum, but it is definitely the first toilet bowl shaped house turned museum.
Now why would one want to live in a house that looks like a toilet? Even if that person is the chairman of the Inaugural General Assembly of the World Toilet Association Sim Jae-Duck. Well, this man clearly has a passion for bathrooms since he has indeed built the worlds only 4,508 sq. ft., 1.6 million dollar toilet house in 2007.
He called it, you guessed it – “Mr. Toilet’s House”, and it was a part of his campaign for clean and beautiful bathrooms worldwide. This elegant modern structure was built in place of Sim’s former house out of glass and concrete, has 2 stores and a bathroom in the center with glass walls.
It is admirable to see such dedication to the cause – the proceeds from the museum will go towards cleaner toilets around the world. Let’s hope that his efforts do not go in vain and one day we will be able to enjoy our public bathrooms.
In the northern Indian city of Patna, a woman with two wombs has given birth to two healthy babies. One child was born from each uterus, amazing doctors who rarely see this type of birth, which occurs maybe once in the world within a year’s time.
Rinku Devi, 28, aged 28 conceived her sons a month apart with eggs from different ovaries during successive menstrual cycles.
The wife of an army intelligence officer, Rinku was prepared for the birth of twins, but was even more surprised than the doctors when she found out during labor that they were not twins at all, and that she had two separate wombs.
“I didn’t know how to react. I was in pain and quite scared. I had not heard of anything like this before. I got to know about the rarity and severity of this condition days after my delivery…I am very happy and feel proud to have survived this,” said Rinku.
The children were born via caesarian section, defying one in 50 million odds. The condition is known asuterus didelphys, or double uterus. They were both premature, weighing 4 pounds, 4 ounces and 3 pounds, three ounces.
In this most rare condition, each uterus is connected to the fallopian tube that faces its ovary. With its occurrence, pregnancy has its challenges as premature birth, higher rates of infertility, spontaneous abortion, intrauterine growth retardation, and postpartum bleeds can result.
For Rinku Devi and her happy brood, two wombs are definitely better than one!
A recent trend in body modification is implanting objects, such as magnets, in the skin. Why is beyond me, but apparently something small and barely noticeable isn’t good enough for some Japaneseindividuals. Introducing “bageheads.”
Yes, it is exactly what it sounds like, though there are a few differences between the process and standard body modifications. Instead of an actual object being placed in the skin, a saline solution drip is used to cause inflammation and swelling in various parts of the body.
For many, the result is a large, bagel-shaped “implant” on the forehead. Tankfully, it’s a temporary modification, lasting only around 24 hours or so before wearing off.
Of course, there are side effects, such as pain (obviously), stretched-out skin, pressure, and headache. Other individuals are placing the saline in the arms, leading to bizarre, disfigured “muscles.”
Fashion among Japanese teens is weird enough as it is, but this definitely takes the cake. Or bagel.