Britain's Wackiest Prank Calls

“In the east Midlands a man rang to ask for help with a pigeon suffering from breathing difficulties; another said he’d been bitten by a snake but turned out to be high on drugs. Other cases among the 1,800 hoax or inappropriate calls last year include the caller who said he hadn’t slept for two days, the man bleeding because he had squeezed a spot, and the incompetent person wanting help to change a battery in a remote control.”
— It turns out making dumb calls to emergency services is not just an American thing.