Seagull covered in curry tricks rescuers into thinking it’s an exotic species

Well, this is a weird one… A vet clinic in the United Kingdom has had a bit of a laugh, after a brightly coloured exotic bird brought in, turned out to just be a seagull covered in curry.

A ‘bright-orange herring gull’ was rescued on the side of a busy motorway last week, before a call was made to the Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital.

“We had no idea what to expect – and would never have guessed at this!” – the hospital’s Facebook post reads.

Though, when the brightly coloured bird was brought in, and given a good old clean, vets discovered it was just a sea gull. Covered in curry. NO JOKE!

“He had somehow gotten himself covered in curry or turmeric! It was all over his feathers, preventing him from flying properly.

“We have no idea how he got into this predicament but thankfully, apart from the vibrant colour and pungent smell, he was healthy,” the post read.

The gull is luckily doing fine, and the hospital has named him ‘Vinny’ after Vindaloo Curry.

Brush your teeth jingle catchier than ‘baby shark’?

There’s a new song on the internet, that’s being touted as the next ‘Baby Shark’.

It’s a fun little jingle about brushing your teeth, and trust us – it’ll stick in your head.

Queensland Health has released the song, in an attempt to get children more excited about brushing their teeth.

Because sadly, and kind of grossly, the latest data is not showing good things about tooth decay in children.

Chief Dental Officer Mark Brown said parents could use the easy-to-remember tune as a tool to make night-time and morning brushing routines a whole lot easier.

“Kids resisting toothbrushing is nothing new – parents everywhere have experienced the battle.

“But sadly, the latest data shows more than half of kids aged 5 to 14 attending Queensland Health oral health services have a history of tooth decay. Around 24 per cent experience decay in four or more teeth.

“We want to turn these stats around and promote good oral health right from the get-go – and to do that, we need to make toothbrushing fun and our messages easily understandable,” Dr Brown said.

Check out the video below, what do you reckon? Will it catch on?

WATCH: Viral parenting video gets mixed reviews

A parenting strategy has gone viral on social media this week, though could be seen as a little… controversial.

Vet Fikes uploaded a video of her trying to feed her son, who doesn’t appear to be interested in eating.

She then uses a teddy bear to demonstrate what might happen if the food doesn’t get eaten… and the result is unbelievable.

In the caption of the video Ms Fikes says “I had to try this…”

The video was uploaded on Wednesday (May 29), and already has over 20 million views, 146,000 reactions, and a whopping 516,000 shares.

So it’s almost weird if you haven’t seen it yet.

‘LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS WOMAN’, ‘ Pretty disturbing’, ‘i cant breathe lmao’, and ‘whatever works lol’, are just some of the 147,000 comments on the post. 

What do you think? Would you try this with your child?

Eagle-eyed Aussie spots $2.3b spelling mistake on new $50 note

THE Reserve Bank of Australia has been left red-faced after it was revealed 46 million newly-designed $50 notes currently in circulation contained a spelling error.

In near-microscopic reverse text detailing the inaugural parliamentary speech of Australia’s first female MP, Edith Cowan, the word “responsibility” has been printed without the third ‘i’, leaving “responsibilty“.

The RBA admitted on Thursday that the spelling mistake was printed repeatedly on each note before they entered circulation in October last year.

The typo appears three times in the text just above Edith Cowan’s shoulder on the note.

An eagle-eyed currency buff spotted the misprint and called Sydney’s Triple M radio station to expose it.

Forty-six million new $50 notes have been printed so far at a cost of $2.3 billion.

The RBA on Thursday said the typo would be corrected on future notes.

Kangaroo Beach

WATCH | Kangaroo filmed swimming at tranquil Aussie beach

In an ‘Only in Australia’ moment, a man has captured a kangaroo have a dip at a stunning Queensland beach.

Bundaberg local, Jamin Fleming, filmed the marsupial swimming in the crystal clear waters at Kinkuna Beach on Sunday morning.

“Managed to capture this little fella playing in the waves… he was having a good old time,” Jamin wrote on his personal Facebook page.

The owner of outdoor campsite, Bucca Retreat, elaborated on the business’s Facebook page, that he used a drone to capture the roo.

“We managed to have a day off today and take the drone down to a local beach filming. Look what we found!! Not your typical water creature!”

It seems the campsite also has its share of wonderful animal encounters, with Jamin sharing a video in April of their resident goat jumping on a Shetland pony.

You’re welcome.