So what if Miss France is ‘as white as snow’

A newly crowned Miss France beauty queen has become embroiled in accusations of racism and a catfight between previous winners just days into her reign. The Representative Council of Black Associations (CRAN) denounced medical student Marine Lorphelin, 19, for being ‘as white as snow’ and criticised the lack of black and Arab contestants. The organisation … [Read the full story]

Apparently, elephant poo coffee isn’t shit

If you like your coffee strong with plenty of nose, then Thailand could be your ideal destination, after a blend made from elephant dung was put on sale by an upmarket hotel chain. The Black Ivory blend, made from coffee beans digested and excreted by Thai elephants, is billed as producing a particularly smooth cup. … [Read the full story]

What’s black and has 2 broken arms?

What’s black and has two broken arms? Colonel Gaddafi’s sun glasses.    

Dear Woosy – My baby might not be my husband’s

Dear Woosy, I cheated on my husband – only once – but I’m disgusted I could do that to the man I love. I’m 34, he’s 35 and we’ve been together nine years, married for just two. We are very happy, which is what makes it all the worse. I went away for a what … [Read the full story]

Black cats are not unlucky

Good news for black cats. They aren’t as unlucky as they’re proposedly meant to be. Contrary to superstition, they are 15% less likely to have an accident than other moggies, say insurers Petplan. Their unluckiest cat is a ginger cat called Leo, who was run over, fell from a tree, was bitten by a snake … [Read the full story]

The worst burglars ever!

If you’re going to commit a burglary, it’s a good idea to have a disguise. However, you should probably do better than this pair of would-be burglars, whose disguise attempts extended to just drawing on their faces with a black marker pen. Matthew Allan McNelly, 23, and Joey Lee Miller, 20 were arrested last Friday … [Read the full story]