A man born with one arm and no legs is overcoming adversity - with a hilarious series of zombie prank videos.
British designers are protesting against Russian homophobia by creating a range of Russian dolls made out of caricatures of gay icons.
Three Doctor Who fans achieved a long-held ambition this week - when they flew a life-size Tardis over Devon.
A group of Spanish pensioners caused a stir in Barcelona by baring their bottoms outside the stock exchange.
The logo of computer chip manufacturer Intel will be printed on the inside of Barcelona players' shirts as part of a unique sponsorship deal.
Two Californian sisters have both been given boob jobs - by their plastic surgeon father.
Police were called out to a South Carolina home - after relatives started fighting over the decorating of the family's Christmas tree.
Ikea stores in Hong Kong have sold out of a stuffed toy wolf after it became the unlikely symbol of opposition to the city's unpopular government.
The NHS may have its troubles but its caring staff are the most fanciable workers in Britain, according to a new survey.
A Californian hotel manager who caught a drunken guest who stole a picture of a nude woman made him write lines as a punishment.
A video of a repeat drink driver being tricked into thinking he'd been in a coma for 10 years is proving one of the year's most popular viral videos.
Father Christmas is making children undergo a lie detector test when they are asked whether they have been a good boy or girl.
Three stunt skiers have made an incredible video of them showing off their skills in the abandoned buildings of Detroit.
A woman is celebrating the return of her treasured family pet - more than nine years after the dog went missing.
Twelve cockerels have become unlikely pin-ups after starring in a bold new calendar for hens.
A photographer has come up with an unusual pet project - snapping dogs as they hang their heads out of car windows.
A sea eagle snatched a video camera recording crocodiles in northwest Australia and captured footage of its 70-mile (110km) flight.
An elephant's trunk can hold up to 8.5 litres of water, lift up to 350kg, and is also capable of performing a duet on a piano judging by this brilliant Youtube clip.
A dog has been pulled from the rubble of an apartment destroyed by a tornado after its ears were spotted sticking up from the debris.
A man on the Faroe Islands got an explosive shock as he began to carve up the carcass of a dead beached whale.
The owners of a puppy with an unfortunate resemblance to Hitler say he is more likely to answer to 'Adolf' than its real name, Patch.
Passers-by in a Californian seaside resort couldn't believe their eyes - when they saw a 'live bear' in a Lamborghini supercar.
A weaver had the shock of her life when two cows crashed through the roof of her home in Cornwall.
A video of a cute kitten barking like a dog is going viral on YouTube.
A Wendy's employee who dropped a partially smoked joint into a customer's cheeseburger has been fired and charged with marijuana possession.
A suspected jewel thief who swallowed two large diamond engagement rings has been refused bail until the loot can be recovered.
An Italian man has been arrested after telling a barman he was a Mafia chief in order to get free drinks and croissants.
A man haunted after carrying out a mugging to impress a friend has apologised to his victim 35 years later, after spotting him on Facebook.
An American man who has been arrested more than 1,500 times has spent yet another Thanksgiving behind bars.
A clown epidemic has hit King's Lynn, and local police have told the public to ignore them.
An iPhone thief sent his victim a handwritten list of his 1,000 contacts after receiving threatening texts demanding the return of the phone.
A shopping centre Santa has been arrested in the US - after allegedly pinching the bottom of an elf.
A group of children waiting to see the latest Disney movie were shown a trailer for the most sexually explicit film ever screened in mainstream cinema.
Business leaders in Hull have defended their choice of featuring a porn star in their successful bid to be named UK City of Culture.
A couple getting hitched had their big day ruined by the groom's pregnant ex-girlfriend who crashed the wedding and had a catfight with the bride.
A London artist has come up with a way of making picture frames out of mothers' placenta to display photos of their babies.
Department store John Lewis has made contact with the parents of a five-year-old girl it wanted to thank for writing a letter of apology after she broke a Christmas bauble.
A video of a British artist painstakingly finger-painting an amazingly detailed portrait of Morgan Freeman on his iPad is proving an unlikely viral hit.
A toddler who shot to fame after his father posted a video of his basketball tricks is back with another clip - featuring cameos by actors Channing Tatum and Bradley Cooper.
A US artist has taken to colouring in his children's drawings when he has to work away from home, with amazing results.
Pub doormen in Norwich are to conduct breath tests on punters before deciding whether to let them in.
The world's smallest girl came face to face with a giant rabbit bigger than her during a visit to a Yorkshire farm.
Two British teachers have broken the world record for the longest journey in a tuk-tuk after pushing their vehicle the last 43 miles (70km).
A video of a cyclist speeding down a wet and winding mountain road - backwards - is going viral online.
A French student has made thousands of pounds - from selling cans of fresh air.
A US man whose wife told him to choose between her and his Harley Davidson motorcycle is inviting offers for either online.
A bearded darts fan has been banned from a tournament for the second year running - because he looks like Jesus.
The world's most expensive Christmas wreath studded with more than 40 diamonds and rubies has gone on sale for nearly £3million.
Daredevil Eddie the Eagle Edwards is to risk life and limb again by making a one-off return to ski jumping.
Ladbrokes is offering odds of 2,000/1 for a zombie apocalypse to happen on Christmas Day this year.
A San Francisco man is offering a personal service with a difference - assembling flat pack furniture over a drink, while singing opera.
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