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  • Flight delayed after nuts row

    Flight delayed after nuts row

    Korean Air has apologised for inconveniencing passengers after the daughter of its chairman ordered a crew member off a flight for serving bagged nuts in the first class cabin. South Korean daily Segye Ilbo reported that the flight from New York...

  • Slice of William and Kate's cake sells for $6,000

    Slice of William and Kate's cake sells for $6,000

    A wedding cake slice from the 2011 wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Duchess Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge was sold today at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills for USD6,000. The buyer of this romantic slice of history was...

  • DiMaggio letter to Marilyn Monroe sells for $78,000

    A letter that baseball great Joe DiMaggio wrote to actress Marilyn Monroe before their divorce sold for $78,125 in an auction of Monroe memorabilia in California, according to a news release from the auction house. DiMaggio wrote the letter to...

  • Rocket fans roll out flying loo

    A group of rocket enthusiasts may be potty but they ended up flushed with success after launching a portable toilet. The levitating lav roared skywards, made an arc, then, slowed by parachutes, almost landed on a spectator's pick-up truck 2,000...

  • Original 1963 Batmobile fetches $137,000 at auction

    Original 1963 Batmobile fetches $137,000 at auction

    Holy Bargain, Batman! The original Batmobile fetched $137,000 at auction today, a small fraction of the $4.2 million that a buyer paid last year for another version built for the television show that aired during the 1960s. It was the first time...

  • Billy goat steals show at Greek soccer game

    Billy goat steals show at Greek soccer game

    A stubborn billy goat caused an upset at a local soccer game on the island of Crete, disrupting the game several times as he kept walking onto the pitch. The game was taking place in the town of Lasithi between two local teams. The goat wandered...

  • Equine therapy

    Doctors and patients did double-takes when two mini horses ambled down the long corridors of a Chicago hospital and into patients' rooms. The dog-sized horses - named Mystery and Lunar - are from the Mane in Heaven animal therapy team based near...

  • Tongue tells tail

    A Wal-Mart shopper denied slipping $35 worth of beef tongue into his trousers, but the telltale tongue told a different story. DeLand police in Florida say 44-year-old Jason Puckett was charged with misdemeanour theft after a security guard...

  • Bridge blooper

    Plans to honour a police officer who was killed on duty - and was also a Civil War veteran - went awry when signs renaming a Pennsylvania bridge after him got his name wrong. Connellsville police officer McCray Robb was just 33 when a suspect...

  • Zoo welcomes new capuchin monkey

    Zoo welcomes new capuchin monkey

    A capuchin monkey has been born at Chester Zoo. The buffy-headed capuchin is a critically endangered species and one of the world's 25 most endangered primates. The baby was born in August and is now three months old, bringing the number of...

  • Lolcat and jel added to dictionary

    If you can admit to PMSL at a lolcat while eating al desko alongside the subject of your man crush, who has a mahoosive digital footprint, you are using several new terms added to a dictionary website today. A slew of social media or gaming terms...

  • Stranded piglet goes for a swim

    A piglet has been rescued after going for a dip in the sea in Suffolk. The RSPCA was alerted to reports the baby pig was stuck at the top of a cliff above Covehithe beach. By the time the charity arrived, the animal had scrambled down to the beach...

  • Cheetah cubs born in Prague zoo

    Four cheetah cubs have been born at Prague Zoo. Scientists say every cub is critical to saving the species, which is threatened with extinction in the wild. Cheetahs are the fastest animals on land. The zoo said the four cubs were born on November...

  • Britain to pay World War I debt

    Britain's First World War debt is to be repaid in full after the Chancellor announced plans to redeem £1.9 billion from an outstanding bond. The move comes as the UK Government looks to remove all other undated gilts in its portfolio, some of...

  • Japanese woman arrested again over genitals art work

    Japanese woman arrested again over genitals art work

    Tokyo police have arrested a Japanese artist for displaying figurines modelled on her vagina and distributing digital data used to build a yellow kayak based on her genitals. The owner of an adult goods store where Megumi Igarashi, 42, who works...

  • Pigs cannot fly, airline crew decide

    Pigs cannot fly, airline crew decide

    This was a pig that truly could not fly. The pig was ordered off a US Airways plane at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut after crewmembers decided the animal had become disruptive. Laura Masvidal, a spokeswoman for US Airways parent...

  • Whiskey galore

    One of Kentucky's newest whiskey makers has made a big splash, fetching more than $28,000 for its first bottle of bourbon. The Boundary Oak bottle appeared to rank among the most expensive bottles of bourbon ever sold. Eric Gregory, president of...

  • Space oddity

    The first 3D printer in space has popped out its first creation - a sample replacement part for itself. The 3D printer was delivered to the International Space Station two months ago, and Nasa said it has churned out a replica of the face plate...

  • Churchill carriage work nears end

    Churchill carriage work nears end

    The train carriage which bore the coffin of Sir Winston Churchill will soon be on display at the National Railway Museum's site in York Until the great statesman's death, the South Railway parcel van S2464S had carried items like newspapers and...

  • No pushover

    A Russian plane was given some unexpected assistance when frozen brakes meant it was unable to move on to the runway - several of its passengers. When a Tu-134 due to fly from the Arctic town of Ingarka to Krasnoyarsk, 800 miles to the south, got...

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