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  • Mysterious First World War soldiers surprise onlookers at train stations

    Mysterious First World War soldiers surprise onlookers at train stations

    Men dressed as First World War soldiers turned up unannounced in towns and train stations across Britain yesterday to mark 100 years since the start of the Battle of the Somme. Travelling by train and the London Underground, the imitation soldiers...

  • MP apologises for saying people with 'coloured skin run takeaways'

    MP apologises for saying people with 'coloured skin run takeaways'

    A British Labour MP has been forced to apologise after saying the only people with "coloured skin" in his constituency "run takeaways". Wayne David made the remarks to BBC Radio Wales after being asked how much of an issue immigration is in his...

  • Student awarded €9.4 million after chicken costume cost him brain injury

    A man from Californian man who was beaten up while wearing a chicken suit in 2010 has been awarded €9.4 million in a lawsuit. Mitch Carter, then a 17-year-old student at Bakersfield High School, wore a chicken suit during a school pep rally to...

  • Octogenarian 'cowboy' arrested

    New York City police have arrested an 80-year-old man who gained national fame by riding his horse around the country saying he was a cowboy who wanted to help hungry children. Police say Tod "Doc" Mishler was taken into custody yesterday, three...

  • Refugee finds €150,000 in a cupboard, and gives it back

    Refugee finds €150,000 in a cupboard, and gives it back

    A 25-year-old man was appointed the “hero of the day” in Germany after he found €150,000 which he then gave to the authorities. Minden police said he found about €50,000 in cash and saving books that contained more than €100,000, while he was...

  • Masterpieces worth millions replaced by forgeries at galleries for new TV series

    Masterpieces worth millions replaced by forgeries at galleries for new TV series

    Millions of pounds worth of masterpieces have been removed from art galleries and replaced with forgeries for the sake of a new TV series. Seven paintings by British artists have been removed from museums around the UK in a bid to see if the...

  • Man marries his smartphone in bizarre ceremony

    Man marries his smartphone in bizarre ceremony

    Las Vegas is a popular place to get married, but one man travelled to Sin City to say “I do” to his smartphone. Aaron Chervenak, 34, from Los Angeles, married his mobile phone at the Little Vegas Chapel in Las Vegas. His aim was to make a point...

  • 'Lawyer robot' helps users overturn parking fines

    'Lawyer robot' helps users overturn parking fines

    The world’s first “robot lawyer” has overtuned more than 160,000 parking fines, saving users an estimated €3.5 million. The “lawyer” site called DoNotPay is a free online artificial intelligence that uses chat-based interface to guide users...

  • Restaurant gives out lifetime supply of free burgers

    Restaurant gives out lifetime supply of free burgers

    Want to get a lifetime supply of free hamburgers? In Australia it is possible, as an Australian hamburger restaurant promises to give customers free burgers for life. Sounds too good to be true, but MrBurger restaurant in Australia, is not...

  • Belarusians get naked at work, by presidential order

    Belarusians get naked at work, by presidential order

    Belarusian president Aleksander Lukashenko encouraged citizens to “get undressed and work until you sweat”, and the people obeyed. “Innovations, IT-technologies, privatisation – it is all clear. We’ve conquered all of them. But everything is very...

  • Lisa Marie Presley seeking divorce from fourth husband

    Lisa Marie Presley seeking divorce from fourth husband

    Singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of Elvis Presley, is getting divorced for the fourth time. Presley, 48, separated from husband Michael Lockwood on June 13 and has requested full custody of their seven-year-old twin daughters,...

  • Scientists squeeze last drops of shampoo out of the bottle

    Scientists squeeze last drops of shampoo out of the bottle

    The last drop of shampoo stubbornly stuck to the bottom of a bottle can be really frustrating. Thankfully, scientists are trying to tackle this age-old not-so-serious annoyance of life. Scientists at Ohio State University have found a way to...

  • Women who show cleavage more likely to land a job interview

    Women who show cleavage more likely to land a job interview

    Women who wear low-cut dresses are more likely to land a job interview, a new study suggests. The French study shows that women were 19 times more likely to secure a job interview when pictured showing more cleavage rather than in conservative...

  • Dramatic safety tests for glass-floor bridge

    Dramatic safety tests for glass-floor bridge

    These courageous volunteers are making sure China's latest glass-bottomed bridge is safe to be opened to the public. At least one felt the need to shout "I love you mom" as she brought her sledgehammer crashing down. They were attached to safety...

  • Watch: Brags about burglary on Facebook, lands in jail

    Watch: Brags about burglary on Facebook, lands in jail

    A burglar who posted a Facebook video about a $500,000 (approx. €452,000) jewellery haul has landed himself and one of his accomplices in jail. Officers from Pinecrest, Florida said they arrested the 18-year-old burglar, Raderius Collins, after he...

  • Win-win for Nigel Farage as Brexit pays off

    Win-win for Nigel Farage as Brexit pays off

    While gamblers staking money on the outcome of the EU referendum will either be scouring for their winning tickets or tearing the worthless betting slip into several pieces, one punter in particular will have double cause for celebration when he...

  • Burger King thinks this Cheetos-covered Mac'n'Cheese is a good idea

    Burger King thinks this Cheetos-covered Mac'n'Cheese is a good idea

    Have fast-food hybrids gone too far? In 2012 American fast food brand Taco Bell launched Doritos Locos Tacos, a hybrid of Doritos nachos and Taco Bell’s signature tacos. Since the launch, Taco Bell sales have risen, according to Bloomberg. Now,...

  • WATCH: A snake gets stuck in its own skin

    WATCH: A snake gets stuck in its own skin

    An Australian reptile sanctuary shared a strange video of a python stuck in a circle of its own discarded skin after shedding it. The Alice Springs Reptile Center posted the video to their Facebook. The video shows a Stimson’s python going around...

  • Cliff-jumping in a suit in Gozo

    Cliff-jumping in a suit in Gozo

    German label Hugo Boss has shot an awesome new campaign video in Malta featuring American champion cliff diver David Colturi. The film shooting took place as the Dwejra rock-cut arch and the similar but little-known arch at the mouth of Wied...

  • Pet cat lost 3 years ago reunited with owners

    A pet cat feared dead after escaping from kennels in Aberdeenshire almost three years ago has been reunited with his owners, the BBC reports. Ollie disappeared in July 2013 while his owners were abroad on holiday. The Bailey family started...

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