Weird / Interesting

18 March 2010 [16:15]

How far they can go: Swiss company makes watch of dinosaur poop

Coprolite Dinosaur Poop Watch If you're going to pay more than $11,000 for a watch, you'd probably want it to be made of gold and encrusted in precious gems... not poop.
18 March 2010 [12:28]

Probably the world's first surfing alpaca - PHOTOS

If you've been waiting all this time to see an alpaca riding on a surfboard, then rejoice - your wait is over.
18 March 2010 [11:09]

Revolutionary new device: Blind man sees with his tongue

A British soldier who lost his sight in Iraq is being taught to 'see' with his tongue, using a revolutionary new device.
17 March 2010 [15:20]

Fattest Woman in the world wants to get even fatter - PHOTOS

Donna Simpson might be listed as the fattest woman in the world since she has the ultra big body size. Believe it or not, there are women out there who would love to gain weight, instead of losing it.
17 March 2010 [13:27]

Famous micro pig has a day out in London - PHOTOS

Tiny tourist Manuka is as happy as a pig in... well, the city, as she enjoys her first trip to London.
17 March 2010 [12:24]

World Longest Lunch in Melbourne - PHOTOS

The event hosted in Melbourne Australia was gathered around 900 people to lunch together and it could be the world longest lunch event in Melbourne during 2010 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.
17 March 2010 [11:43]

Helicopter rescues stranded horse

17 March 2010 [10:20]

After Pingping: Who is the new world's shortest man?

It looks like 1.83ft-high Khagendra Thapa Magar from Nepal will grab the crown of world's shortest man, but according to Wikipedia, a man from Manila called Ronjay Eduvas also measures the same height.
16 March 2010 [18:00]

Six-legged cow born in China - PHOTO

A farmer in China was surprised by a newborn calf - when it turned out to have an extra two legs and a second tail growing out of its back.
16 March 2010 [17:24]

British couple faces jail time in Dubai over kiss

A British pair caught kissing in public in Dubai face up to a month in jail in the Gulf Arab emirate for indecency after an Emirati mother complained her child had seen their indiscretion.
16 March 2010 [16:08]

Humans could regrow body parts like amphibians

Regrowing amputated limbs, broken backs and even damaged brains could one day be a reality after scientists discovered a gene that is key to the almost magical ability.
16 March 2010 [14:57]

Award-winning porn director selected as a liberal democrat candidate

An award-winning porn director has been selected as a Liberal Democrat candidate.
16 March 2010 [13:55]

Baby dinosaurs fell prey to giant snake

An incredible window into the prehistoric past has been opened by the scientific, life-like, reconstruction of the nearly complete remains of an 11-foot long, 67 million year old serpent that was found near a village in Gujarat in western India.
16 March 2010 [12:55]

First ever genderless human lives in Australia

A Scot is said to have made history after winning the right not to specify gender and to instead have "Sex Not Specified" on his birth certificate.
16 March 2010 [12:23]

Research: Babies are born to dance to the beat

Babies are born to dance and find the rhythm and tempo of music more engaging than speech, research has shown.
16 March 2010 [10:34]

World's shortest man Pingping dies aged 21

The world's shortest man - who was just over 2ft 5in tall - has died aged 21, the Guinness World Records has said.
15 March 2010 [19:50]

Hunky homeless man wins hearts with high fashion - PHOTOS

A homeless man in eastern central China has caused a stir with his movie star good looks and dress sense from the catwalks of international high fashion.
15 March 2010 [18:23]

Jesus Christ appears in student's frying pan - PHOTO

A student from Lancashire is convinced that a kitchen nightmare brought him face to face with Jesus Christ in his frying pan.
15 March 2010 [15:00]

Bottled fresh air offered to city workers to relieve stress

Bottled fresh air from some of Britain’s favourite beauty spots is being offered to stressed city workers.
15 March 2010 [12:40]

Rebuilding New York: one Lego at a time

Dispatchworks New YorkNew York may be crumbling, but a German artist is doing his part to put it all back together.
15 March 2010 [11:12]

Singapore maintains ban on gum

In an effort to sustain the image of an island that is squeaky clean, Singapore has maintained its ban on chewing gum sales, which was first imposed in 1992. Known for its Esplanade and beautiful skyline, Singapore is a city in transition.
15 March 2010 [10:27]

Antique China vase turns up In Ireland, sells for $150k

A vase thought to have belonged to an 18th Century Chinese emperor turned up an auction in rural Ireland earlier this month and sold for more than 70 times its asking price.
12 March 2010 [15:13] up for sale in New York

The web address will be auctioned off next week.
12 March 2010 [11:25]

University students break the world's longest hugging record

A pair of students have broken the world record for the longest hug, after Salford University students Faisal Mohyud-Din and Mohammed Azeem stayed together for over 24 hours.
12 March 2010 [10:05]

A zero star hotel in Switzerland - PHOTOS

Forget five-star luxury... because a new hotel in Switzerland promises nothing.
12 March 2010 [08:29]

Baby elephant 'comes back to life'

11 March 2010 [16:44]

World's largest house of cards record broken - PHOTOS

Bryan Berg gave a (very gentle) sigh of relief when he finally completed the world’s largest ‘house of cards’.
11 March 2010 [13:05]

Eggstinct - but scientists hope for DNA clues

Scientists are hopeful of finding out more about ancient birds and why they died out after extracting DNA from a huge fossilised elephant bird egg.
11 March 2010 [12:35]

Man attacked for trying to buy drugs with Monopoly money

A Kansas man told police officers that he had been beaten and left with a head wound after he tried to buy drugs using Monopoly money.
10 March 2010 [17:30]

Man in Korea marries a pillow - PHOTO

True love can take many forms. In this case, it has taken the form of a Korean man falling in love with, and eventually marrying, a large pillow with a picture of a woman on it.
10 March 2010 [16:49]

Cyprus' former president's body stolen for ransom

Cyprus said Tuesday ransom was the motive of thieves who stole the body of former President Tassos Papadopoulos, found in a shallow grave Monday three months after it disappeared from its tomb.
10 March 2010 [16:15]

Forget the Boogyman, meet The Namahage - PHOTOS

Loud, obnoxious, and naughty children are the bane of many parents’ existence. Thankfully for the parents in Japan’s Oga Peninsula, Akita Prefecture in northern Honshu, Japan, there is a solution: the infamous Namahage.
10 March 2010 [14:48]

Woman rurvives 3,000 ft horror parachute fall

A skydiver has survived plunging 3,000ft to the ground after a parachute jump went disastrously wrong.
10 March 2010 [09:42]

Horned Up Elephant stampedes through Hindu wedding

Weddings are an occasion never to be forgotten, especially when the bride and groom both come from noble origins.
09 March 2010 [19:10]

Debutant wins Ugly Dog Contest - PHOTO

An African sand dog named Rascal has won the Del Mar Fairgrounds Ugly Dog Contest at its first attempt.
09 March 2010 [17:50]

Australian company to "make pants from bananas"

A company in Australia has launched pants made from bananas.
09 March 2010 [14:37]

Seal meat to be on menu at Canadian Parliament

Canada's parliamentary restaurant will be serving seal meat on Wednesday in a gesture of defiance aimed at a European Union ban on imports of seal products.
09 March 2010 [11:36]

Crash caused by driver 'shaving bikini line'

A car crash in Florida is being blamed on the fact that the driver was attempting to shave her pubic hair while at the wheel.
09 March 2010 [10:23]

Thirsty boy gets trapped in Coke machine

A thirsty four-year-old boy had to be rescued by firefighters after getting his hand stuck in a vending machine for more than an hour in New Zealand.
07 March 2010 [11:12]

Britain's 'big cat X files' revealed

There have been more than 100 sightings of exotic and unidentified animals in England since 2005, according to a dossier compiled by Natural England.
07 March 2010 [10:20]

40,000 prostitutes bound for South Africa for the 2010 World Cup

Officials are warning that tens of thousands of sex workers could enter South Africa during this year’s World Cup, and that children are at risk of being targeted by the sex trade.
07 March 2010 [09:25]

Skyaking - the extreme sport of skydiving in a canoe - PHOTOS

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a bloke jumping out of a plane at 13,000 feet in a kayak.
05 March 2010 [16:47]

Washington police okay with naked woman tied to a tree

Police rushed to a park in Tacoma, Washington, after they received reports of a naked woman tied to a tree.
05 March 2010 [13:52]

Pregnant wife rescues husband from crocodile's jaws

A pregnant woman save her husband from the jaws of a crocodile after he almost became the South African reptile's lunch.
05 March 2010 [12:25]

America's most wanted monkey escapes authorities again

A rogue monkey that has eluded capture for more than a year and appears to be immune to tranquiliser darts has once again escaped from Florida wildlife officials.
05 March 2010 [09:00]

Does this picture show a gorilla on Mars? - PHOTO

This amazing picture of the Martian landscape has got alien hunters excited about the possibility that it shows a silverback gorilla striking a pose on the Martian surface.
04 March 2010 [14:27]

U.S. bomb expert says "Hurt Locker" stole his story

A U.S. Army sergeant who is suing the makers of Oscar-nominated film "The Hurt Locker" said on Wednesday he felt betrayed because they stole his story.
04 March 2010 [13:45]

"Human touchscreen on your arm" is now a reality - PHOTO

Touchscreens seem to be everywhere these days - and soon they could be on your body too, thanks to a new gadget that turns a user’s arm into a human touchscreen.
04 March 2010 [12:17]

China Farmer Lives Up A Tree - PHOTOS

A 65-year-old farmer in southeast China has been living in a treehouse for the last decade.
04 March 2010 [11:40]

Top 5 weird inventions: From sex dolls to gas mask bras

A touchscreen you can control from your arm might be strange, but here's five of the weirdest ever inventions, including sex dolls with personality, breakfast machines and gas mask bras.
03 March 2010 [19:13]

Zombies to overthrow gnomes and claim our gardens? - PHOTOS

Gnomes are the garden ornaments of choice for most Britons but a US company is trying to change all that.
03 March 2010 [18:30]

Racing Green: Ferrari Prances To Different Tune - PHOTOS

Ferrari, the Italian manufacturer whose prancing horse logo usually adorns a flame-red veneer, has shifted to a more environmental gear.
03 March 2010 [16:44]

Man will attempt to sail in a giant pumpkin to the Isle of Man

Giant pumpkins are best associated with Halloween but Medwyn Williams reckons he can set sail in one.