Is This Britain’s Smallest Dog?

Tiny Tyson is lighter than a bag of sugar. (SWNS)
Tiny Tyson is lighter than a bag of sugar. (SWNS)

Above is Tyson, a tiny dog that might just be Britain’s smallest dog.

Tyson is only 11 ounces and only four inches tall.

It is a Lhasa-Chi, which is a cross between a Lhasa Apso and a Chihuahua.

Measuring up: The tiny pup is under five inches high. (SWNS)
Measuring up: The tiny pup is under five inches high. (SWNS)
Tyson the tiny dog gets to grips with one of his toys. (SWNS)
Tyson the tiny dog gets to grips with one of his toys. (SWNS)

UK Floods: Before And After Photos

Satellite photos of the River Parrett on the Somerset Levels taken before the recent flooding (left) and on February 8, 2014, showing the full extent of the flooded area. (SWNS)
Satellite photos of the River Parrett on the Somerset Levels taken before the recent flooding (left) and on February 8, 2014, showing the full extent of the flooded area. (SWNS)

These incredible pictures show the extent of the devastation, with towns and villages being almost completely submerged as a result of the rising water levels.

omposite aerial view of Moorland village, on the Somerset levels, during the floods (above) and before the flooding (below). The village has been evacuated as the water levels continued to rise (SWNS)
Composite aerial view of Moorland village, on the Somerset levels, during the floods (above) and before the flooding (below). The village has been evacuated as the water levels continued to rise (SWNS)
These pictures show Burrow Mump, with the bottom photograph being taken before the floods, and the top image showing how the famous hill looks now (SWNS)
These pictures show Burrow Mump, with the bottom photograph being taken before the floods, and the top image showing how the famous hill looks now (SWNS)
James Winslade's farm in West Yeo near Moorland can be seen in these pictures. The bottom picture shows the land before the floods, and the top image shows the farm now (SWNS)
James Winslade’s farm in West Yeo near Moorland can be seen in these pictures. The bottom picture shows the land before the floods, and the top image shows the farm now (SWNS)
A picture showing the rising water levels at Willow House, in East Lyng, Somerset, (above), and how the house looks normally (below). The flood water rose to roof levels in some properties in the village (SWNS)
A picture showing the rising water levels at Willow House, in East Lyng, Somerset, (above), and how the house looks normally (below). The flood water rose to roof levels in some properties in the village (SWNS)
This composite picture of Burrow Mump shows the greenery of the hill before (left) and after (right) the flood waters in Somerset (SWNS)
This composite picture of Burrow Mump shows the greenery of the hill before (left) and after (right) the flood waters in Somerset (SWNS)
This image shows the A361 near East Lyng in Somerset before (below) and after (above) the recent heavy flooding. The road side store and workshop is completely flooded with water levels reaching approximately seven foot. (SWNS)
This image shows the A361 near East Lyng in Somerset before (below) and after (above) the recent heavy flooding. The road side store and workshop is completely flooded with water levels reaching approximately seven foot. (SWNS)
The flood destruction at Lesley Webber's home, in East Lyng, Somerset. The flood water is starting to slowly seep from beneath into the house after a long battle against the floods, in a house that has never flooded in 120 years. (SWNS)
The flood destruction at Lesley Webber’s home, in East Lyng, Somerset. The flood water is starting to slowly seep from beneath into the house after a long battle against the floods, in a house that has never flooded in 120 years. (SWNS)
This composite image shows Church Street, the main high street in Moorland before (below) and after the flooding on the Somerset levels. (SWNS)
This composite image shows Church Street, the main high street in Moorland before (below) and after the flooding on the Somerset levels. (SWNS)

Black Tomato?

The uniquely coloured tomato has black skin and contains healthy antioxidants. (SWNS)
The uniquely coloured tomato has black skin and contains healthy antioxidants. (SWNS)

Black tomatoes are believed to have been developed at the Oregon State University, in America, forming part of their ‘Indigo Rose’ project.

The tomato has a jet black skin, and is among the first in the world to contain anthocyanins, an antioxidant thought to have a number of health benefits.

However, the tomatoes are red on the inside.

Ray says the colour is the result of a genetic mutation. (SWNS)
Ray says the colour is the result of a genetic mutation. (SWNS)

The tomatoes are ripe when their colour changes from a shiny blue-purple to an almost jet black, with the bottoms of the tomatoes turning red.

Yahoo News reported that the unusual colour stems from pigments in the skin which develop when exposed to sunlight.

Ray Brown, 66, who runs Plant World Seeds, is believed to be the first person to grow black tomato in Britain.

It started when a customer sent Mr. Brown a mystery package entitled ‘black tomato’.

Now Mr Brown has three black tomato plants, each has 20 tomatoes.

“They are edible, we’ve eaten lots, they have a nice taste and a really lovely flavour,” said Mr. Brown.