Featured Stories of the Week

Rattus rattus

Last summer we had a massive rat problem in our yard. They'd eaten through an entire bag of grass seed in the garden shed, as well as snail pellets, cardboard boxes and rags. The ultimate insult came when the perpetrator shimmied up our quilted BBQ cover, squeezed himself between the roasting hood

Karen Charlton
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Tubing and other surprises in Laos

Me and my mate Craig were in the Asian backpacker party destination, tubing in Vang Vieng, Laos. We joined mainly young Irish and English in drinking games and ropes swings along the river.

After this big day we headed to a nightclub. I joined the crowd dancing on a podium.

Rob Glassenbury
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Helium balloon mishap

I can remember being at a birthday party and having my first helium balloon experience. I was having a whale of a time, sucking out the gas and making everyone laugh with my cool sounding "jockey" voice.

If only I'd known when to stop....

It seemed as though we were running out of balloons

Luke Simmons
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Why is it called bytestories?

This is a place for "byte-sized" stories and there is a 1500 character (about 250 words) limit for two main reasons. Firstly, we want you to know that "War and Peace" isn't required to leave your mark. Secondly, it takes about 2 minutes to read each story meaning you can head here whenever you want a quick (and entertaining) read.