Weird / Interesting

19 May 2010 [12:45]

Bonita Norris becomes youngest British woman to conquer Mount Everest

Bonita Norris, 22, has realised her "crazy" dream after becoming the youngest British female to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
19 May 2010 [10:22]

A fruit to remember: double banana

Bananas may be one of the most recognisable fruits but this particular one might make a person think they were seeing double.
18 May 2010 [17:34]

Peacock moves into family home - PHOTO

A peacock has become tame enough to enter a family home after becoming accustomed to living in the garden and eating bird seed.
18 May 2010 [16:10]

Pizza in Naples 'cooked with wood from coffins'

Italian prosecutors believe pizza in the southern city of Naples may be baked in ovens lit with wood from coffins dug up in the local cemetery, according to Italian daily Il Giornale.
18 May 2010 [13:09]

Primary school students driven to school "fail to know where they live"

Thousands of primary school students who do not walk to school fail to realise where they live, a survey has found.
18 May 2010 [12:26]

Real life Spiderman from India - PHOTOS

A real-life Spiderman, who lives in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, Jyothi Raj, 22, is often compared to the superhero by tourists at India’s Chitradurga Fort, where he performs.
18 May 2010 [11:59]

Robot conducts Japanese wedding - PHOTO

A Japanese wedding took place with a robot leading the ceremony for the first time.
17 May 2010 [18:50]

Using laptops or iPads just before bed 'increases risk of insomnia'

Computer users should turn their laptop or Apple iPad off at least two hours before going to bed if they want a good night’s sleep, scientists say.
17 May 2010 [17:33]

Giant 380ft beacon planned to commemorate Battle of Britain - PHOTO

A twisted beacon taller than the Houses of Parliament could be created to remember the sacrifices made during the Battle of Britain.
17 May 2010 [16:53]

Possible largest ever crab found in British waters - PHOTO

A giant deep-sea crab snared by a Cornish fisherman could be the largest ever found in British waters, experts have said.
17 May 2010 [14:19]

Ivy destroys buildings or prevents them from falling apart?

The received wisdom that ivy destroys buildings has been overturned by a new study by Oxford University.
17 May 2010 [12:40]

Research: Water was present during birth of Earth

Tiny variations in the isotopic composition of silver in meteorites and Earth rocks are helping scientists put together a timetable of how our planet was assembled beginning 4.568 billion years ago.
17 May 2010 [11:40]

First large-scale Formal quantitative test confirms Darwin's theory

More than 150 years ago, Darwin proposed the theory of universal common ancestry (UCA), linking all forms of life by a shared genetic heritage from single-celled microorganisms to humans.
17 May 2010 [08:55]

Expert claims aliens 'hijack' Nasa's Voyager 2 spacecraft

Aliens have hijacked a Nasa spacecraft and are using it to try to contact earth, a UFO expert has claimed.
16 May 2010 [16:32]

British ticket holder wins £84.4m EuroMillions jackpot

A British ticket holder has won £84.4 million in the EuroMillions jackpot.
15 May 2010 [13:20]

Loved up kangaroo sets sights on female joggers

A kangaroo in the mood for love has made advances towards several female joggers in an Australian outback town, prompting a flood of complaints to police.
15 May 2010 [12:04]

Family win back rights to century-old toffee recipe

A family have won back the rights to produce a century-old toffee recipe from the US food giant Kraft.
15 May 2010 [11:37]

Government-run Jobcentres offer X-Rated Porn work to unemployed women

Government-run Jobcentres are offering unemployed women jobs on X-rated websites.
14 May 2010 [15:28]

Woman 'impaled breast on door handle' cut free by firefighters

A young woman who impaled her breast on a door handle had to be cut free by firefighters.
14 May 2010 [14:03]

Well-known British company apologises for selling 'bra tops' to 6 year old girls

"Marks & Spencer" has apologised for labelling underwear aimed at six-year-old girls as a "bra top".
14 May 2010 [11:43]

Mother Giraffe kills woman with a kick in the neck

A woman has died after being kicked by a giraffe while walking her dogs in a South African game reserve.
14 May 2010 [10:56]

China researchers find new good use for smoked cigarettes

Chemical extracts from cigarette butts - which are so toxic they can kill fish - can be used to protect steel pipes from rusting, a study in China has found.
13 May 2010 [19:05]

Suicidal couple fall in love on bridge

A bereaved fiancé who was about to throw himself off a bridge in Russia has found love again – with a woman who was set to leap from the same spot.
13 May 2010 [17:07]

Bra that grows rice developed in Japan - PHOTO

A Japanese lingerie company has developed a concept bra that doubles as a rice paddy.
13 May 2010 [16:24]

Millionaire who posted an advert looking for the perfect son-in-law

A millionaire who posted an advert looking for the perfect son-in-law has found the ideal man after sifting through 400 responses.
13 May 2010 [14:35]

Chinese man "posed as a woman and married men for money"

A man has been arrested in China for allegedly posing as a woman in order to marry men for their money. 18-year-old Wang Mou had reportedly married three men already this year.
13 May 2010 [14:25]

Chinese Couple divorces 3 times In a week!

A couple in eastern China may have set a new Guinness world record after they got divorced three times in the space of a week.
13 May 2010 [09:53]

Cancer victim loses £10k Bet on survival

A terminally ill man who had previously won thousands of pounds betting he would stay alive has died just weeks before he was due to collect another £10,000 in winnings.
12 May 2010 [17:07]

Son finds long-lost father on Facebook

A man has found his long-lost father after successfully searching for him on Facebook.
12 May 2010 [14:23]

Physicist spots 99-year-old mistake in the Oxford English Dictionary

An Australian physics lecturer has spotted a 99-year-old mistake in the definition of the word "siphon" in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).
12 May 2010 [13:28]

Man gives himself an unusually strange name

When your name is just plain Richard Smith, it must be very tempting to change it to something with a bit more... ooomph. And that's what one Richard Smith has just done, in spectacular style.
12 May 2010 [12:31]

Interesting fact about chinese cows, and how music helps them produce more milk

For the 860 dairy cows that live on a farm in a village in central China's Henan Province, music makes their day and helps them to produce more milk!
11 May 2010 [20:18]

Man stuck in river 'too embarrassed to call for help'

A man who got stuck in river mud was so embarrassed that he didn't call for help for four hours - even though he had a mobile phone.
11 May 2010 [17:36]

Pear Scare: woman gets demonic surprise

A woman has spoken of her shock after opening a tin of pears only to find that one slice looked like a demonic face.
11 May 2010 [15:27]

Man dressed as Snoopy in 'worst attempted jail-break ever'

A man who tried to break into prison to free an inmate while dressed as the cartoon character Snoopy is being held under the Mental Health Act.
11 May 2010 [13:44]

Children banned from having birthday cakes

A string of nurseries have banned children from having sweets or cake to celebrate birthdays under a new healthy eating initiative.
11 May 2010 [13:17]

Skiing down an escalator, Budapest style - PHOTO

A stuntman known only as ‘Szenty’ made his way down a set of escalators in Budapest in his own style – on skis.
11 May 2010 [12:42]

Peru moms celebrate their day in the boxing ring

Sports promoters in a Peruvian city are honoring its mothers by inviting them to slip on gloves and head protectors and try to punch each others' lights out.
11 May 2010 [08:17]

Painful passion: most common sex injuries - LIST

Hundreds of thousands of embarrassed Britons are suffering in silence every year after injuring themselves during sex.
10 May 2010 [10:53]

Belly Dancing For Men: Why Not? - PHOTOS

Why can’t men learn to belly dance? They have bellies, don’t they?
08 May 2010 [13:10]

Record Beaver Dam spotted from space - PHOTOS

An ecologist claims he spotted the super-size rodent den whilst using satellite technology throught the internet site google earth.
08 May 2010 [12:36]

Britain's rarest flower given high profile police protection? - PHOTO

Britain's rarest flower is to be protected by extra police patrols and thousands of pounds worth of CCTV cameras to prevent it from being stolen when it flowers this month.
08 May 2010 [12:18]

Woman who passed driving test on 960th try, attempts to buy car

A South Korean woman who took 960 attempts to earn her driver's license is now planning to buy a car and get behind the wheel.
07 May 2010 [12:29]

BMW tombstone with parking ticket marks grave of car fan Steve Marsh - PHOTO

The grave of a car fanatic has been turned into a tomb in the shape of a BMW – complete with personalised registration number.
07 May 2010 [11:30]

President of the Republic of Kalmykia claims he met aliens in Moscow

A senior Russian politician claims to have met aliens on the balcony of his Moscow apartment, prompting critics to question his suitability to head up the World Chess Federation and run an internal Russian republic.
07 May 2010 [10:35]

"Worst Face" celebrity announced

Iggy Pop, the punk rock star, is the celebrity with the 'worst face', according to a poll.
06 May 2010 [11:31]

Boy saved from his own ears - PHOTOS

This is the horrifying moment a six-year-old boy was left dangling millimeters from death outside a high rise apartment block - saved only by his ears.
05 May 2010 [16:26]

Star Wars Day: Fans pay their tribute to the cult films - PHOTO

Star Wars fans on Tuesday said “may the fourth be with you” in tribute to the Hollywood films, on the unofficial day honouring the cult movies.
05 May 2010 [13:28]

Largest ever gathering of pirates sets new record

More than 1,700 people in fancy dress have set a new world record for the largest ever gathering of pirates.
05 May 2010 [12:52]

A painter whale surprises the art world - PHOTO

Can whales paint pictures? Think before you respond, as at the Qingdao Polar Ocean World oceanarium in China the answer might surprise you.
05 May 2010 [11:49]

Blackberry was 'predicted a century ago' by pioneering physicist

The BlackBerry was first predicted more than a century ago, by Nikola Tesla, the electrical engineer, it has been claimed.
05 May 2010 [11:40]

Meeting beautiful women can raise stress levels

Meeting beautiful women can be bad for your health and increase levels of the body's stress hormone cortisol, according to a survey by the University of Valencia.