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  • Recliner row

    A Delta Air Lines flight from New York to West Palm Beach, Florida, was diverted to Jacksonville because of a dispute between passengers over a reclining seat. A woman reportedly got into an argument with a passenger behind her when she tried to...

  • Britain's 'narrowest home' for sale

    Britain's 'narrowest home' for sale

    A house thought to be Britain's narrowest home has gone on the market for more than £200,000. The two-bedroom property also has a reception room, kitchen and bathroom, as well as a roof terrace to provide outside space, but is thought to be just...

  • Squirrel whisperer

    A US student is gaining an internet reputation as a "squirrel whisperer" for befriending, feeding and dressing up a furry little friend she has named Sneezy. Mary Krupa said that she is able to dress up the squirrel in party hats, or get Sneezy to...

  • 'Alien mushroom creatures' found

    'Alien mushroom creatures' found

    Aliens in the shape of unclassifiable mushroom-shaped creatures have been discovered in the ocean depths off Australia. Two species of the strange organisms were found that could not be placed in any existing phyla, the large families of living...

  • Postage lead

    Austrian police have announced the break-up of an international gang dealing in phony health products and say insufficient postage provided the major lead. British, Hungarian and Austrian police were involved in the sweep that culminated in eight...

  • Ring swallow

    Two people were arrested on suspicion of theft after police said one of them swallowed a stolen ring in an attempt to hide it. Bryan Ford, 29, had been examining a ring worth several thousand dollars at a Zales jewellery store in Orem, Utah, when...

  • Dog blaze

    A US family's dog turned on a stove, which set fire to a laptop resting on top of the appliance and sent smoke through the roof of the property. The fire was reported in Lacey Township, New Jersey, while the owners were away. Police said...

  • Tiny Sherlock Holmes book printed

    Tiny Sherlock Holmes book printed

    A miniature Sherlock Holmes book written exclusively for Queen Mary's dolls' house is to be published for the first time in its original format. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle penned the story by hand in a tiny tome measuring 3.8cm by just over 3cm. It is...

  • Bacteria used to produce green fuel

    Common bacteria have been engineered to produce propane, a future source of green fuel. The research could pave the way to converting solar energy into combustible fuel using photosynthesising bugs, scientists believe. Propane is already produced...

  • Laundry love project

    Over the long months that Victoria Mitchell lived in her car with her baby daughter, there was one bright spot in her life: doing laundry. Every month, she travelled to a local laundromat in southern California to take advantage of Laundry Love, a...

  • Alligator accolade

    Alligator accolade

    A gigantic alligator caught by a family in Alabama earlier this month has set a Safari Club International world record. A pair of master measurers from Safari Club International examined the 71.4 stone alligator, determining a total length of 15ft...

  • Old sea dog survives cliffs ordeal

    Old sea dog survives cliffs ordeal

    A springer spaniel has been reunited with his owners - after spending more than a week trapped at sea. Sprig was rescued after an RNLI crew spotted the dog trapped on a rocky ledge at the foot of the highest sea cliffs in England. The...

  • Tree-mendous

    The man who helped researchers gain access to the highest canopy of the Amazon rainforest has now created the UK's first treetop trampoline adventure park. With bridges, slides, giant trampolines, walkways and tunnels, Treetop Nets allows...

  • Clock stops to mark pigeon's death

    Time will come to a standstill today to mark 100 years since the death of the last passenger pigeon and the extinction of what was once the world's most abundant bird. The last passenger pigeon, Martha, died in Cincinnati Zoo, in the US, on...

  • Loo roll wipeout makes nation quake

    Japan is urging people to stock up on toilet paper, because more than 40 per cent of the nation's supply comes from a high-risk earthquake zone. The Trade and Industry Ministry is promoting special toilet paper for emergency use, marking national...

  • Porn film moratorium lifted after HIV result proves false positive

    A moratorium on US adult sex film productions was lifted on Friday after just 24 hours when a performer's initial HIV test result proved to be a false positive, according to the industry trade group that called for the suspension. The moratorium...

  • Arrested for burning, urinating on Bible

    A 22-year-old Arizona man calling himself "Dark Lord" has been arrested for allegedly burning a Bible and urinating on it outside a Christian-oriented homeless shelter in northern Arizona. Eric Minerault was booked into the Yavapai County...

  • Friends strike gold with beach find

    Friends strike gold with beach find

    Three friends have struck gold after a German artist buried thousands of pounds worth of the precious metal on a Kent beach. Berlin-based Michael Sailstorfer has hidden 30 bars of 24-carat gold, worth £10,000, under the sand of the Outer Harbour...

  • Canadian flight charges

    Two Canadian women are facing charges after authorities said they drank their duty-free alcohol in a plane's toilet, triggered the fire alarm with a cigarette and got into a fight with each other, forcing the Sunwing flight bound for Cuba to...

  • Police go to director home over gun

    Police go to director home over gun

    Fifty Shades Of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson was left red-faced after police were called to her north London home when a passer-by spotted a machine gun on a desk inside the house. The gun, a deactivated M16 assault rifle, had been given to...

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