Sir David Attenborough has revealed that he once used a large lizard as a makeshift car alarm during his travels.

The Bafta-winning naturalist, 86, caught a large chameleon in Madagascar to bring back with him to London Zoo.

Sir David said: “The window was smashed so it was quite a bit of a worry: what are we going to do with all our valuable stuff in the car if we ever leave it? So I decided that what I would do is get this very big animal and put him on the steering wheel.”


An eight-year-old boy escaped injury after taking his mother’s car for a spin through a suburban neighbourhood in Buffalo, New York, hitting several objects before ending his journey on a neighbour’s lawn.

His mother said she woke up to find her son missing and called police because she thought he had been kidnapped. The boy was already in the car driving down the street.

When he came to a nearby road with heavy traffic, he decided to turn around and head back home. On the way, he ran over a street sign, a fire hydrant and a fence before the car came to a rest in a garden.


London Fashion Week showed its quirky side tonight with a catwalk show staged in a multi-storey car park.

The House of Holland show, on the third floor of an NCP car park in Soho, was attended by Kelly Osbourne, Pixie Geldof and Alexa Chung, who sat next to each other on the front row.

The theme of designer Henry Holland’s spring summer 2013 collection was described as “grunge, glamour and glory,” which was re-visiting “fashion’s forgotten decade” the 90s.

Models wore dresses, skirts and tops with large check patterns in red, yellow and green and pink metallic dresses, pencil skirts and tiny shorts.

Multi-coloured tie-dyed dungarees, jackets and dresses also featured in the show, which had classic 90s songs blasting out.

Other famous faces to have graced the front rows on the second day of Fashion Week include actress Gemma Arterton, who was a guest at the Holly Fulton show.

American Vogue editor Anna Wintour is also in town and earlier officially opened the new Rag and Bone store in Sloane Square, ceremoniously smashing a bottle of champagne against the wall by the door.

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