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Sprinter 'beats' Bolt world record before blunder is uncovered

When is 200 metres not 200 metres? When US sprinter Noah Lyles runs it, apparently.

  • July 10th 2020 at 08:21

Mysterious 'vampire-slaying kit' including pistol and knife up for auction

A "vampire-slaying kit" containing a pocket-sized pistol and a 19th century copy of the New Testament is going under the hammer.

  • July 9th 2020 at 17:20

Robotic birds take to the air in amazingly realistic flight

German engineering company Festo has created robotic birds capable of amazingly realistic flight.

  • July 7th 2020 at 11:21

Driver fights off deadly snake while going 70mph

An Australian trucker managed to fight off a highly venomous snake while doing 70mph along a busy road.

  • July 7th 2020 at 09:28

Exotic frog found in bunch of bananas in Wales after 'remarkable' 5,000-mile trip

An exotic frog has been discovered in a bunch of bananas after making a 5,000-mile journey from Colombia to south Wales.

  • July 6th 2020 at 02:17

Escaped boa constrictor found at allotment in Wales

Allotment holders in South Wales got the shock of their life when they discovered a 6ft (1.8-metre) boa constrictor among their vegetables.

  • July 1st 2020 at 17:16

'We couldn't believe our eyes': Puppy swallows stick half the length of its body

A nine-month-old puppy had an emergency operation after swallowing a 10-inch stick half the length of its body.

  • June 28th 2020 at 10:48

'The limit does not exist': Irish PM quotes Mean Girls in COVID-19 briefing

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has proved he is something of a pop culture expert by quoting Mean Girls in his coronavirus news conference.

  • June 19th 2020 at 19:50

Animal baby boom at Palestinian zoo after people disappear

Peacocks, ostriches and baboons joined in an animal baby boom at a Palestinian zoo during the coronavirus closure as they let nature take its course free from human distractions.

Police remove emaciated lion from French circus

French police have taken away an emaciated lion from a circus in Vironvay, western France, following complaints from an animal rights organization.

We've got some news about Marmite - you'll either love it or hate it

When it comes to this news story, you'll either love it or hate it: there's a Marmite shortage.

  • June 11th 2020 at 09:21

Russian chefs in naked lockdown protest after virus strips them of income

Russian restaurant owners stripped of their income by the coronavirus lockdown are campaigning for their businesses to be allowed to reopen by posting pictures of themselves naked on social media.

33-stone gorilla is given CT scan (with help of five lifters)

A 34-year-old gorilla has undergone a medical procedure usually reserved for humans after unusual growths were found in its nose.

  • June 8th 2020 at 08:29

A maritime mystery: What has been causing ships to sail in circles?

In the early hours of Sunday 31 May, senior officers aboard the oil tanker Willowy were called to the bridge to be told that their ship and four others in its vicinity were mysteriously sailing in circles, unable to steer, and on course to converge.

  • June 2nd 2020 at 11:15

Move over James Bond; India returns alleged bird spy to Pakistan

Indian police have released a pigeon belonging to a Pakistani fisherman after a probe found that the bird, which had flown across the contentious border between the nuclear-armed nations, was not a spy, two officials said on Friday.

Pair hired for man's sexual fantasy turn up at wrong address with machetes

Two men snuck into a bedroom with machetes after being hired to carry out a stranger's sexual fantasy of being tied up in his underwear and stroked with a broom, only to discover they had got the wrong address.

  • May 28th 2020 at 17:42

Indian officials claim Pakistan 'spy' pigeon captured

A pigeon suspected of being trained to "spy" by Pakistan has been captured in India along one of the world's most contested borders, Indian officials said.

  • May 26th 2020 at 04:55

Crisis

I counted how many articles articles with the term ‘crisis’ appeared in newspapers since the 19th century.

  • May 24th 2020 at 09:20

Scientists went 'cuckoo' due to laughing gas from penguin poo

Scientists have reported getting so high on the nitrous oxide emitted by penguin poo that it actually made them ill.

  • May 20th 2020 at 16:49
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