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  • WATCH: 2km long pizza breaks world record

    WATCH: 2km long pizza breaks world record

    In the birthplace of pizza, the city of Naples in Italy, chefs have created the world's longest pizza - a pie two kilometres long that required 100 ambitious chefs to make. The pizza was a traditional Margherita, with tomato sauce, mozzarella...

  • London to premiere 'exercise buses'

    London to premiere 'exercise buses'

    Working out while communiting on buses may soon become the next in thing as an English fitness company looks set to introduce exercise buses. Fitness company 1Rebel UK announced their new service, which will allow commuters to use stationary bikes...

  • How the giraffe got its long neck

    How the giraffe got its long neck

    Scientists have sequenced the genome of the giraffe for the first time, uncovering DNA quirks that help explain how the tallest animals on earth developed their remarkably long necks. Being a giraffe is not easy. To pump blood two metres up from...

  • Racing camels test out pressure suits

    Racing camels test out pressure suits

    A camel in a garment that looks like a swimming suit is an odd sight - unless happen to be in a desert just outside Abu Dhabi. Camels there are being used to test out pressure suits made by a Finnish textile company. The Lymed Oy-manufactured...

  • Thai paradise island can't handle the tourists

    Thai paradise island can't handle the tourists

    Thailand has said it will close its popular holiday resort Koh Tachai indefinitely. The island's shoreline, beaches and coral reefs will be off-limits for tourists, starting from October. Koh Tachai's popularity has put a strain on nature, which...

  • A shark bit a woman - and wouldn't let go

    A shark bit a woman - and wouldn't let go

    A woman’s swimming trip took an unexpected turn on Sunday when a shark bit her. The 23-year-old woman was swimming at a Boca Raton beach in Florida, when a 60cm long nurse shark  latched onto her forearm. The shark would not let go of the...

  • Superstar DJ plays to a crowd in nappies

    Superstar DJ plays to a crowd in nappies

    Superstar DJ Fatboy Slim played a secret show in his home city of Brighton - to a group of babies, toddlers and their parents. The star, real name Norman Cook, agreed to appear at the show to return a favour done for him by organiser Lesley...

  • Man shoots himself in the foot as he adjusts sock - woman also hit

    Two people have been injured in an accidental shooting at a high school graduation ceremony in southern Kansas, authorities said. They were injured when a man with a concealed weapon permit adjusted a sock he had stuffed a pistol into, police...

  • Big brawl in Russian cemetery

    Big brawl in Russian cemetery

    At least three people are dead and dozens were wounded in a mass brawl at a cemetery in Moscow that witnesses said was sparked by rivalry between ethnic groups battling for control of the burial service business. About 200 people, some armed with...

  • Watch: Train driver hailed 'hero' as he warns passengers of immediate crash

    Watch: Train driver hailed 'hero' as he warns passengers of immediate crash

    A Polish train driver is being hailed a hero after saving his passengers from death and injury. A truck had broken down on a level crossing and there was no time to stop the train, The driver raced through the carriages telling passengers to lie...

  • Rare First World War graffiti to be saved

    Rare and unseen graffiti drawn on prison walls by men who refused to fight in the First World War as they awaited court martial is to be saved from crumbling to dust. The hundreds of pencil drawings, political slogans, portraits of loved ones,...

  • 'Origami robot in a pill' could carry out stomach ops

    'Origami robot in a pill' could carry out stomach ops

    An "origami robot" that unfolds itself to perform remote-controlled surgery in the stomach has undergone laboratory tests. The small rectangular device, swallowed in a dissolvable capsule, is steered by magnetic fields and can crawl across the...

  • Punch and Judy show axed over domestic violence fears

    A seaside resort has axed a Punch and Judy show over fears it trivialises domestic violence. The traditional puppet show had been planned to feature as part of the Barry Island Beats, Eats and Treats festival in south Wales next month. But it...

  • World's oldest cat, Scooter, dies aged 30

    The world's oldest cat has died at the age of 30. Siamese cat, Scooter, was named the world's oldest living cat by the Guinness Book of World Records and celebrated his 30th birthday on March 26. But his owner, Gail Floyd of Mansfield, Texas, said...

  • Plus size dancer takes internet by storm

    Plus size dancer takes internet by storm

    You don’t have to be skinny to be graceful, a dancer whose videos have become an internet sensation has shown.  Eric Cavanaugh’s elegant moves have resonated with people and his YouTube and Instagram videos have gained thousands of views. His...

  • Don't use Facebook reactions, Belgian police warn

    Don't use Facebook reactions, Belgian police warn

    Police in Belgium have warned residents there to avoid using Facebook's reactions feature to ensure they are not targeted by advertisers.  "Facebook never lets an opportunity to gather more information about us pass," the Belgian police force said...

  • World's oldest person dies at 116

    World's oldest person dies at 116

    The world's oldest person, Susannah Mushatt Jones, has died aged 116.Ms Jones died at a nursing home in Brooklyn, New York, according to Robert Young, a senior consultant for the Gerontology Research Group. He said she had been ill for the past 10...

  • Unlucky charm

    Hanging an alligator foot from a dashboard is apparently not a good luck charm. A Florida driver learned that the hard way when he was stopped in a Palm Beach County wildlife management area by two Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission...

  • Pizza record

    Pizza record

    A team of Pizza Hut employees have set a new Guinness World Record for the highest altitude pizza delivery by land. Professional guides led the team to the top of 5,894m Mount Kilimanjaro, where slices of pepperoni pizza were passed around to...

  • Sinkhole car owner 'thankful' family not hurt in 'crazy' incident

    Sinkhole car owner 'thankful' family not hurt in 'crazy' incident

    The owner of a family car swallowed up by a sinkhole said he is "thankful" his family were not hurt in the "crazy" incident. The blue seven-seater Vauxhall Zafira fell into the large crater which opened up on Woodland Terrace in Greenwich, south...

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