Five funny news stories you may have missed this week

Instant korma, video proposals and making the perfect sandwich

In case you were too busy during the week to catch up on some of our lighter news pieces, here’s what you need to know.

Instant korma: Seagull turns orange after falling into chicken tikka masala

Slightly older than a week, but still hilarious: A seagull turned bright orange after he plunged into a vat of chicken tikka masala. The bird fell into a container of the food while trying to scavenge a piece of meat from a food factory in Wales.

Watch the Irish fans in France brighten up everybody’s day


The videos of Irish fans at Euro 2016 have been excellent. From serenading nuns, to singing Abba classics with the Swedes and making a hero out of a man on a balcony, the fans become a welcome sight on the streets (and trains) of France.

Irish man uses video recorded over eight months to propose

An Irish man (yes, Irish) has made hearts melt on the internet after releasing a video which he recorded every day over eight months and used to (successfully) propose to his girlfriend.

Uefa mascot Super Victor shares name with sex toy

Euro 2016 organisers faced some embarrassment ahead of the tournament kicking off last week after it emerged their mascot shares its name with a popular sex toy.

‘Leave it out Wayne’ Jonathan Walters bites back at Rooney on Twitter

We realise there's quite a lot of Euros-themed stories, but for the week that's in it: Responding to England captain Wayne Rooney's comments about him being a player who will "try to intimidate players" - in true Stoke City, and Irish fashion, Jonathan Walters did not hold back...

Honourable mentions:

- Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh is giving the internet 'head tingles' by teaching us how to make sandwiches

- QUIZ: How well do you know the Boys in Green?