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  • Whistling enthusiasts battle it out in Japan

    Whistling enthusiasts battle it out in Japan

    Passionate whistlers gathered at a concert hall in Kawasaki, a city south of Tokyo, on Sunday to compete in the World Whistlers Convention. Fifty participants from six countries - Japan, India, Australia, Korea, the United States, and Venezuela -...

  • 'Ice cream dude' rewards studious kids with free ice cream

    'Ice cream dude' rewards studious kids with free ice cream

    “James the Ice Creamcycle Dude” in Buffalo, USA gives out ice cream for free, if you know the answer to math or history questions. James Karagiannis, 36, owns an ice cream cart company, Ice Creamcycle. He is determined to sell his ice cream in...

  • Woman, 91, mistakes $116k artwork for crossword

    Woman, 91, mistakes $116k artwork for crossword

    A 91-year-old woman in Germany wrote all over a $116,000 artwork in pen after mistaking it for a crossword puzzle.  The woman told Nuremberg police she took the text "insert words" which appeared alongside the work at face value and thought she...

  • Watch: Celebrates wallet theft with street shimmy − now jailed

    Watch: Celebrates wallet theft with street shimmy − now jailed

    Police have released CCTV of the moment a thief discovered a £50 note in a stolen wallet - and appeared to perform a celebratory dance. Kamayi Matumona, 31, was caught on camera bopping slowly along the pavement with his pelvis thrust forwards...

  • Chimps get a taste of the wild thanks to IT modelling tool

    Chimps get a taste of the wild thanks to IT modelling tool

    Monkeys that live in stable conditions with no natural enemies are more likely to gain weight, become lazy and depressed, as there is no unpredictability in their lives. The University of Birmingham has developed a new computer technology that...

  • Pokemon pair plunge off cliff

    Pokemon pair plunge off cliff

    Two men who were playing Pokemon Go have fallen off an ocean bluff in Southern California. Encinitas firefighters said the men climbed through a fence while playing the digital-monster mobile phone game. One man fell about 50ft down the side of...

  • Watch: Elevator chair turns into toilet

    Watch: Elevator chair turns into toilet

    Caught with a pressing need while stuck in a broken down elevator? A Japanese company has the solution for you: a chair that turns into a toilet.

  • $10,000 a month to keep Hollande's hair tip-top

    $10,000 a month to keep Hollande's hair tip-top

    A report has revealed that French President Francois Hollande's hairdresser is paid over $10,000 a month. Investigative newspaper Le Canard Enchaine's report shocked many on the streets of Paris.  "It's crazy, 9,800 euros for a haircut, just to...

  • Woman’s solo honeymoon photos go viral

    Woman’s solo honeymoon photos go viral

    A young Pakistani couple’s honeymoon didn’t go according to their plans, when the newly-wed husband was not allowed to join their romantic getaway. Huma Mobin and Arsalaan Sever, who were married earlier this year, were planning to travel to...

  • Takeaway owner stops armed robber... by ignoring him

    Takeaway owner stops armed robber... by ignoring him

    A takeaway shop owner in New Zealand stopped an armed robber by ignoring him and continuing to serve another customer. CCTV footage showed the incident unfold at Egyptian Kebab House in Christchurch, New Zealand. After the robber left, shopkeeper...

  • Watch: 'Evil anthem' version of David Cameron humming a tune goes viral

    Watch: 'Evil anthem' version of David Cameron humming a tune goes viral

    A composer has turned the tune that David Cameron casually hummed as he walked into No 10 after announcing his resignation date into an "evil anthem" fit for Darth Vader which has gone viral on Facebook. Chris Hollis, from Hitchin, Hertfordshire,...

  • Watch: Cameron hums a tune as he walks away

    Watch: Cameron hums a tune as he walks away

    What a difference two weeks can make.  UK Prime Minister David Cameron was close to tears when he announced he would be stepping aside following the country's vote to leave the European Union.  But judging by this video shot today, the outgoing...

  • Watch: Prisoners break out of cell to save unconscious guard

    Watch: Prisoners break out of cell to save unconscious guard

    Handcuffed inmates in a Texas jail busted out of a cell... to save a guard's life. A Parker County Jail guard was sitting in front of the prisoners' pen when he suddenly collapsed on the floor. He lost consciousness, apparently after suffering a...

  • Quirky anti-littering video goes viral

    Quirky anti-littering video goes viral

    An intern at the Parklands of Floyds Fork in Louisville, Kentucky, was asked to make an anti-littering video. He did just that, but made a quirky one-of-a-kind video that warns, "last year alone, littering led to a 500 percent increase in the rate...

  • Watch: Twin sisters give birth at the same time

    Watch: Twin sisters give birth at the same time

    Identical twin sisters gave birth on the same day, at the same time, in different US time zones. Leah Rodgers delivered son Reid Joseph at 1.18am Mountain time in Denver, and an hour later, Sarah Mariuz gave birth to daughter Samantha Lynne at...

  • Fare deal for taxi driver who returned $187,000

    Fare deal for taxi driver who returned $187,000

    A Boston cab driver who got a $100 reward from a man who left a backpack containing more than $187,000 in his taxi has been offered a free cruise. Raymond "Buzzy" MacCausland found the money which had been left behind by a homeless man who had...

  • Gorillas preferred over gnomes

    A pensioner has spurned run-of-the-mill gnomes and decorated his garden with two giant gorillas and a towering dinosaur, The Mirror reports. Great-granddad Jake Pearson, 73, paid £600 for the 9ft-tall fibreglass raptor to stand alongside a pair of...

  • Herd of firefighters required to rescue bull stranded in ditch

    Herd of firefighters required to rescue bull stranded in ditch

    A 15-strong firefighter crew battled to rescue a bull which had been trapped in a ditch for two days. The stricken animal fell 3ft into a muddy storm drain while roaming on peatland on the Isle of Skye. The one-tonne bull was eventually spotted...

  • Bedbugs - Swiss army's latest foe

    The Swiss army is working hard to fend off its latest foe: bedbugs. The defence department said a planned parents' day event is being cancelled because bedbugs have appeared in dormitories and fabrics used by three companies at an infantry...

  • Mystery as quiet village besieged by selfie-centred tourists

    Camera-wielding tourists have been flocking to a rural village for selfies - to the bemusement of locals. Residents in Kidlington are flummoxed as to why the village, about five miles north of Oxford, England, has suddenly become such a tourist...

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