Strange But True

An Irish farmer combined 400 MT of wheat in just 15 minutes at the weekend, setting a new world record for the most combines working in the same field at any one time.

The farm at Platin, near Duleek, Co Meath had an astonishing 175 combines working it simultaneously in a successful attempt to get into the Guiness Book of Records.

Apparently more than 10,000 people with nothing better to do turned up and paid good money to watch the event.

Who says the Irish are stupid?

"Da only thing dat was missin was dat little Ant and Dec bloke off da telly, so it was to be sure," said a man claiming to be Ronan Keeting.