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A winning high school American football coach was fired after the team’s tradition of eating watermelon after games was branded ‘inappropriate’ and ‘racist’. Bud Walpole, who coaches the Academic Magnet Raptors football team in Charlotte, North Carolina, was enjoying one of his most successful seasons in his 10-year tenure as head coach. But Mr Walpole was relieved of his duties after the team’s post-win celebration – smashing a watermelon and eating it – was deemed ‘racist’ by opposing team parents. ‘The whole thing began when the football team started celebrating victories by smashing a watermelon and cheering in a circle to […] Read more →
Why would you be smiling next to a bath full of spiders (Picture: BBC Four / timcockerill.com) A house full of spiders is a nightmarish scenario for most people, so for some reason the BBC have decided to make a TV show about just that. The new show Spider House has been described as ‘like Big Brother but with creepy crawlies’. Spider expert Dr Tim Cockerill will fill a house with the eight legged monsters, before being joined by Dr Alice Roberts who is, bizarrely, a self proclaimed arachnophobia. Using new macro cameras, the team will film the spiders going about […] Read more →