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  • Suit stunt

    The male co-host of an Australian TV programme is finally getting some attention for his fashion sense - and that's his point. Karl Stefanovic wore the same blue suit every day for a year on Channel Nine's Today programme and no one noticed until...

  • 'Poo power' could run mobile phones

    Faeces could be used to power a future generation of mobile phones, scientists have said. Researchers have found a natural process which occurs within bacteria that could help improve "bio batteries". It is hoped the discovery could produce energy...

  • 'Gay' bull saved from slaughter

    'Gay' bull saved from slaughter

    A "gay" bull has been saved from slaughter after the terminally ill co-creator of The Simpsons donated thousands towards its rescue. Benjy, a Charolais in Co Mayo, Ireland, was being fattened for the butcher after his farmer owner complained he...

  • Naked burglar

    An 18-year-old US man has been arrested after allegedly breaking into two homes while naked, at about the same time his own home was destroyed in a fire. Logan Valle, from Maine, faces charges including burglary, theft and attempted theft. Police...

  • Life lesson

    An US biology teacher is facing possible disciplinary action after killing and skinning a rabbit in class to show students where their food comes from. Nampa School District spokeswoman Allison Westfall says the Idaho teacher killed the rabbit in...

  • Clowning around

    Hundreds of Macy's department store employees and other volunteers in New York are being schooled in the art of clowning around. A one-day training session dubbed "Clown U" has been held at the Lincoln Centre for people who want to be among the...

  • Computer 'taught' to make magic

    Magicians have long relied on sleight of hand and deception to thrill their audiences, but they may now have another tool in their box of tricks - a computer. Scientists have for the first time "taught" a computer to create magic tricks, using...

  • Dog search

    A US woman has spent more than $35,000 in the past year trying to find her beloved missing dog. Thirty-nine-year-old Janet Mihalyfi has hired psychics and private investigators, posted thousands of fliers, installed cameras in the woods and put...

  • Trapped up tree

    A four-year-old Alabama boy who climbed up a tree on a dare from his big brother had to be rescued after he got stuck for about two hours. His grandmother said the boy and two of his brothers were playing outside when she went to see him and found...

  • Pants thief

    An underwear bandit is actively stealing women's lingerie in Kodiak, Alaska. State troopers said there has been a rash of burglaries reported lately. People have returned to their homes to find items - mostly women's underwear - missing. Hannah...

  • A bridge too far for French tourist

    A French tourist was arrested after climbing the Brooklyn Bridge in New York to take photos. Police say 23-year-old Yonathan Souid of Esnandes, France, climbed over a fence on the pedestrian walkway to reach a cable beam connected to the tower on...

  • Landfill video games sold on eBay

    What some have called the worst video game ever made has fetched thousands of dollars for a city in the US state of New Mexico. An old E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial game cartridge drew the highest bid among 100 Atari games auctioned on eBay by...

  • Cannibals sold pastries made of human flesh

    Three people in Brazil have been sentenced to 20-23 years in prison over killing two women, eating parts of their bodies and using some of their flesh to make and sell stuffed pastries. An official at the court in the north-eastern city of Olinda...

  • 'Dead' woman wakes up in morgue

    A Polish doctor said she has been in "deep shock" since learning that a 91-year-old woman she pronounced dead woke up in a morgue. The doctor said that she was sure the patient was dead after finding "no basic life functions" during a house call...

  • Sunk your battleship

    A Utah man has been accused of threatening his teenage daughter with a rifle during an argument which began over a game of Battleship. Police said the 68-year-old was with his 17-year-old daughter in a rural area when he accused her of cheating...

  • Buddhists' e-mail warning

    Buffeted by persistent cyber attacks, Tibetan monks are giving new meaning to their ancient creed, Detach from attachments. "Attachment can lead you to all sort of trouble and we Buddhists believe that non-attachment alone can lead you to...

  • Blame the satnav

    A lorry driver has blamed his satnav after his vehicle got stuck on a foot bridge when he drove it on to a path in a Milwaukee park. The 50-year-old driver has been cited for reckless driving and failing to obey road signs, which carry nearly $580...

  • Swan chase PCSOs in Hot Fuzz moment

    Swan chase PCSOs in Hot Fuzz moment

    Police had to deal with their own Hot Fuzz incident after two swans went for a stroll. The two cygnets landed in a cemetery and started wandering across paths and roads in Bath, Somerset. They were chased down by PCSOs - just like in the hit 2007...

  • Older people 'guess ages better'

    Older people are better at judging the age of others, a new study suggests. Scientists from the University of Glasgow used computer-generated representations of faces to gain an insight into the mental representations of ageing in the minds of...

  • Cannibal pastries trial begins

    Three people charged with killing at least two women, eating parts of their bodies and using their flesh to make and sell stuffed pastries have gone on trial in Brazil. A man, his wife and his mistress were arrested in April 2012 in the city of...

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