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  • Will no-niff loo seat do business?

    Blow out the scented candle and ditch the aerosol spray can - a US firm has introduced a deodorising toilet seat that it says will eliminate embarrassing odours and the need to cover them up. A fan hidden in the battery-operated seat sucks in air...

  • Bighorn sheep escapes Los Angeles Zoo, dies after car strikes it

    A bighorn sheep escaped from the Los Angeles Zoo at Griffith Park and dashed around the hills in the park for hours before it ended up on a residential street where it was struck by a car and died, a zoo spokeswoman said. The sheep got free from...

  • Lost kitten from New Mexico turns up in duffel bag in Maine

    An Albuquerque cat owner can sleep easier now that the kitten that went missing last month will be home for the holidays, despite a mysterious 2,300-mile side trip to Maine. Patsy Murphy, who runs an animal refuge center in Westbrook, Maine, said...

  • Labour-intensive: China hospital gives men chance to experience pain of childbirth

    A hospital in eastern China is offering fathers-to-be a chance to experience the pain of childbirth after several new moms complained they got little sympathy from their partners. Free sessions are held twice a week at Aima maternity hospital in...

  • Naked man crash lands in terminal

    An OAP is seriously ill after being attacked by a naked man who crashed through a ceiling at a US airport. Police said they did not yet have a motive for the bizarre attack on the 84-year-old man in Terminal C of Boston's Logan Airport. Cameron...

  • Beach treat

    Ruby Holt spent most of her 100 years on a farm in rural Tennessee, picking cotton and raising four children. She had never been to the beach, until recently. She visited the Gulf of Mexico thanks to a partnership between the assisted living...

  • Moustache ruling

    Moustache ruling

    Colombian police no longer have to wait until they reach the top ranks to grow a moustache. Since 1997, a code of conduct gave only officers above the rank of lieutenant the right to sport a little hair above their top lip. Rather than shave,...

  • Python track tops funeral charts

    Python track tops funeral charts

    Frank Sinatra's My Way has been replaced by Monty Python's Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life as the most popular song played at funerals, new research has found. A study by The Co-operative Funeralcare showed that traditional hymns, football...

  • Ford Mustang on top of the world

    Ford Mustang on top of the world

    Bosses of the Ford motor company could be forgiven for having that top-of-the-world feeling today. They have been able to show off their new yellow-coloured Mustang model - on the 112th floor of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in...

  • Fur sale: Bert's Cowardly Lion suit

    The Cowardly Lion costume from the classic film The Wizard Of Oz is taking the Yellow Brick Road to auction. The costume will be sold in New York by Bonhams on Monday, along with other Hollywood items. The big cat outfit has been authenticated as...

  • Groundhog woe

    A New Hampshire man says he was working in his garage when a groundhog he had seen in his backyard charged at him. Gary McGrath, of Hampton, New Hampshire, said the groundhog got close, so he pushed him back with his foot. But the animal returned...

  • Rear covering hospital gown

    A US health system has unveiled a new hospital gown that aims to put the wraps on a big source of patients' grumbles - a lack of rear coverage. Resembling a wrap-around robe, the "Model G" gown closes the once-draughty back, using adjustable...

  • Japanese etiquette

    Japanese etiquette

    Thailand's Embassy in Japan has some top tips for Thai visitors - don't put your chopsticks in the serving bowl; if driving, stop for pedestrians at crossings, and just because you have children does not mean you can jump the queue. The advice is...

  • Cat found after 10 years

    Cat found after 10 years

    A cat lover has been reunited with his pet Percy after he went missing 10 years ago. David Allinson, from Henlow, Bedfordshire, discovered that Percy was missing in June 2003 and immediately set about looking for his furry friend. Distributing...

  • JCB driver digs world's fastest win

    JCB driver digs world's fastest win

    A JCB has been crowned the fastest digger in the world after reaching 72mph. The Staffordshire-built yellow and black specially-modified JCB GT construction vehicle took the title of fastest backhoe loader during an attempt at Bathurst, near...

  • Divvied up

    France wants to know why, for some goods and services, women seem to be paying more than men. The question was first taken up by a group of French activists inspired by a study which found that American women overpay hundreds of dollars a year for...

  • Hacked offski

    Officials in Poland said computer hackers have attacked the website of the country's electoral commission, which is still unable to publish full returns from local elections because of an unrelated computer glitch. The State Electoral Commission...

  • Froggy brew to cure all ailments

    Froggy brew to cure all ailments

    Frogs from Peru's Lake Titicaca are the main ingredient in a juice blend that some Andean cultures believe has the power to cure asthma, bronchitis, sluggishness and a low sex drive. To make the mix, which is sold in Peru's Andes and the capital...

  • Sex at centre of new exhibition

    Sex at centre of new exhibition

    An "Orgone Accumulator", a vibrator, saucy postcards, erotic pottery and illustrations from the Kama Sutra are on display in a new, year-long exhibition in the UK tackling the study of sex. The Institute Of Sexology - a show at the Wellcome...

  • Mayo spat

    After suing a small California company for calling its product Just Mayo because the product is made without eggs, it was discovered that Unilever had tweaked its website to make clear that some of its own salad dressings also do not contain...

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