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  • 'God told me I should have a $54 million private jet' - televangelist

    'God told me I should have a $54 million private jet' - televangelist

    A prosperity gospel televangelist is asking disciples to "pray about becoming a partner" to his mission of obtaining a $54 million private jet. The Louisiana-based ministry of Jesse Duplantis has already paid cash for three other private planes,...

  • Winnie-the-Pooh map being sold by auction

    Winnie-the-Pooh map being sold by auction

    The original map of Winnie-The-Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood - "probably the most famous map in English literature" - is expected to sell for up to £150,000 at auction. EH Shepard's original 1926 sketch, unseen for nearly half a century, introduced...

  • Watch - How not to park a Porsche

    Watch - How not to park a Porsche

    A valet at Sydney's Hyatt Regency hotel had a bad day at work on Thursday after he accidentally parked a Porsche Carrera underneath another vehicle. While attempting to park the Porsche, the car reportedly accelerated and ended up under an orange...

  • Free rides on Venezuela metro after it runs out of tickets

    Free rides on Venezuela metro after it runs out of tickets

    Earlier this month, supervisors at the 53 stations in the metro system in Venezuela's capital Caracas received an unprecedented order: once your supply of tickets runs out, unlock the turnstiles and let passengers ride free. Like most products...

  • Manhattanhenge expected to draw the crowds

    Manhattanhenge expected to draw the crowds

    Thanks to a natural phenomenon, it is not all about the plays and celebrity sightings in New York City. When the sun lines up with the Manhattan street grid before setting, the city gets bathed in radiance. This astronomical event, known as...

  • Scientists create blackcurrant-based hair dyes from Ribena waste

    Scientists create blackcurrant-based hair dyes from Ribena waste

    Blackcurrant-based hair dyes which use waste from the production of Ribena have been created by scientists. Around 90% of British blackcurrants are used to make the branded cordial, according to the manufacturer, with the berries harvested in the...

  • Can you toast a marshmallow over volcanic vents?

    Can you toast a marshmallow over volcanic vents?

    The United States Geological Survey unit responsible for volcanoes currently has quite a lot on its plate handling the Hawaii eruption, but it was not expecting a social media query on whether it was safe to toast marshmallows over volcanic...

  • UK lottery millionaires spend on sharing, but hot tubs still popular

    UK lottery millionaires spend on sharing, but hot tubs still popular

    National Lottery millionaires are shunning expensive material items to share their money and spend on experiences instead - but Range Rovers and hot tubs remain favourite splurges for winners. Racehorses, designer sunglasses, conservatories, koi...

  • High spirits from no spirits as alcohol-free beer makes it to festival

    High spirits from no spirits as alcohol-free beer makes it to festival

    The UK's biggest beer festival is to offer a new drink this year - alcohol-free ale. A Dutch beer will be on sale at the Campaign for Real Ale's (Camra) Great British Beer Festival in London in August. Almost 1,000 different ales, ciders, wines...

  • Maine-ly common sense signs to warn drivers

    Maine-ly common sense signs to warn drivers

    Motorists travelling around the US state of Maine over the holiday weekend were treated to the creative of residents who made their own warning signs. Drivers were shown billboards reading: A Cold Suppah Is Bettah Thana Hot Ticket; Spend Money on...

  • Woman's attempt to get police to track down stolen car backfires

    Woman's attempt to get police to track down stolen car backfires

    Police say a north Texas woman falsely reported that her car had been stolen with her 10-month-old baby inside so that officers would more quickly hunt down her missing vehicle. Grand Prairie police say an Amber Alert was issued after Margarita...

  • Two women struck by lightning while taking selfies

    Two women struck by lightning while taking selfies

    Two young women have suffered serious injuries after lightning struck them while they were taking selfies in western Germany, officials have said. A spokesman for Bochum police said first responders found the women, aged 23 and 21, lying on the...

  • Champion cheese-roller doesn't actually like Double Gloucester

    Champion cheese-roller doesn't actually like Double Gloucester

    A champion chaser has broken the all-time record for the most cheeses won in the death-defying Cheese Rolling Race - but won't tuck in to his prize. Chris Anderson, 30, has now taken home a total of 22 Double Gloucester cheeses over the past 14...

  • Traditional British milkvan to be German

    Traditional British milkvan to be German

    Many Britons will have their daily milk delivered by German vans after Deutsche Post won a contract to deliver 200 electric trucks to doorstep delivery service Milk & More. Electric milk floats, as they are known in Britain, have been a part of...

  • Vandal damages famous Russian painting, blames it on vodka

    Vandal damages famous Russian painting, blames it on vodka

    One of Russia's most famous paintings, which depicts Tsar Ivan the Terrible cradling his dying son, has been badly damaged after a man attacked it with a metal pole after drinking vodka. The canvas, "Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan on November...

  • Shoppers using carrots to swipe avocados in UK self-service scam

    Shoppers are reportedly stealing expensive avocados by passing them off as carrots at self-service tills. Carrots are one of the cheapest vegetables by weight, which has led to suspicions that supermarket customers are abusing electronic checkouts...

  • Baby panda makes first media appearance

    Baby panda makes first media appearance

    A baby panda born in a Malaysian zoo five months ago has made her first media appearance. The female panda, which has not yet been named, is the second offspring of giant pandas Liang Liang and Xing Xing, both of which are on a 10-year loan to...

  • Ronaldinho to marry two women at the same time - Brazilian media

    Ronaldinho to marry two women at the same time - Brazilian media

    Football legend Ronaldinho will be marrying two women at the same time, Brazilian media has reported.  The 38-year-old former superstar is said to be planning a double whammy of a wedding ceremony with his pair of "fiancees", with the trio living...

  • Red faces in London as Foreign Secretary discusses Russia with prankster

    Red faces in London as Foreign Secretary discusses Russia with prankster

    Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson talked international relations and rude poetry with a hoax caller who pretended to be the Armenian prime minister in a new gaffe by one of Britain's most prominent politicians. In the 18-minute call,...

  • Cake message censored after computer thinks one word is a profanity

    Cake message censored after computer thinks one word is a profanity

    A South Carolina woman is not happy that a grocery store censored her honours graduate son's cake, which was supposed to include the Latin phrase "Summa Cum Laude". Cara Koscinski told The Washington Post a cake online from Publix was supposed to...