A controversial British-made hot air balloon takes to the skies this weekend to commemorate the 100th birthday of Australia's capital city.
Pet owners can now turn their cat into the king of the jungle - by giving it a hat with a lion's mane.
Protesters outnumbered fans at the opening of a life-sized Barbie house in Berlin.
Police are investigating after a student was hurt when a portable toilet was turned upside down while he was using it in Poland.
An Australian politician has been attacked by a kangaroo as he went for a morning jog.
Two men were left screaming in agony after volunteering to 'experience childbirth' by being attached to a labour pains simulator.
Police had to be called in to separate rival Star Wars and Dr Who fans at a sci-fi convention in Norwich.
The private girl's school that inspired St Trinian's is opening to boys for the first time in its 132-year history.
An Air India flight was forced to land after the pilot was locked out of the cockpit during a toilet break.
A US church pastor has been caught on camera catching a flying quail with one hand during a hunting trip.
Mourners at a funeral in Zimbabwe were stunned when the 'dead man' suddenly sat up in his coffin.
Swaziland is cracking down on high-flying witches by banning them from flying above an altitude of 150 metres.
A New York police officer had to call for back up - after getting stuck in a tree while trying to rescue a stuck cat.
Polycell has designed special underpants for men and women - to stop 'unsightly cracks' from showing.
Justin Bieber's pet monkey will be handed over to a German zoo if the teen heartthrob doesn't claim him in the next few days.
Zookeepers thought visitors were joking when they complimented them on the lion cubs playing with their mother.
A puppy has miraculously survived spending a month trapped inside a locked car which had been towed to a compound.
An Australian cattle dog called Jack can balance an amazing range of household items on his head.
A US woman will never forget taking her family to the circus for the first time - after coming face to face with an escaped tiger in the toilet.
A kind-hearted Polish priest is raising a baby badger after finding the orphaned cub outside of his church.
This mallard duck could be in line for a place in the record books after producing a monster brood of 24 ducklings at a West Sussex wildlife reserve.
Two sheep trapped by the spring blizzards have beeen found alive - after spending 23 days covered in snow in Northern Ireland.
A US woman slapped a policeman in the face - because she wanted to be locked up to help her give up smoking.
A US couple has appealed for the safe return of two aliens which have been abducted from their front garden - by humans.
Police warned a 10-year-old girl that chalking a hopscotch grid onto a pavement amounted to criminal damage.
Police in York are hunting a young woman who attacked a teenager while dressed as the Incredible Hulk.
A German woman is in trouble with the law after her boyfriend turned her Opel into mock-up of a police car - in pink.
Police were called to a top chess tournament in Ireland after one of the players accused his opponent of cheating by using a computer in the toilet.
A viral murder scare on Google Earth has turned out to be nothing more gruesome than a Dutch dog enjoying a swim.
A promotion that encouraged women to run in their underwear through city streets to win a voucher to buy clothes has been slammed by feminists.
A controversial ad for a new soft drink features a flight attendant telling herself that all her passengers are going to die.
A British tourist has complained after finding 'cervical cancer with chips' on the menu at a restaurant in Poland.
A New York real estate agency is offering staff a pay rise - in return for them getting a tattoo of the company logo.
A number of MPs were injured after a mass fight broke out in Venezuela's parliament.
Nasa scientists have been accused of using a remote controlled exploration rover to draw a penis on the surface of Mars.
A US man who kept a McDonald's burger for 14 years says it looks exactly the same as it did the day he bought it.
A US television news presenter has been suspended after swearing within the first five seconds of his debut live broadcast.
Historians have discovered photos of what is believed to be the world's first playground swing - built 90 years ago with long ropes and no safety surface.
A US town has elected a four-year-old boy called Bobbie as its new mayor.
Brits without a garden need not miss out on enjoying a barbecue this summer - thanks to a new invention.
A 106-year-old Australian woman - who has never been married - says she has found the love of her life.
A video of a seven-month-old Australian baby learning to water-ski is going viral online.
Organisers of a gay music festival whose drummers were told off by Dame Helen Mirren have invited her to shout at them again.
An air passenger was kicked off a flight for repeatedly singing Whitney Houston's I Will Always Love You.
The opening scene of James Bond film Casino Royale has been meticulously recreated - in Lego.
Council officials in Brighton are resisting a demand for them to investigate the sudden appearance of a wormhole to another dimension.
Sir Richard Branson donned lipstick and high heels to work as an 'air stewardess' on a flight after losing a bet.
Music fans queuing up to see The Vaccines were refused entry if they were unable to name the band's lead singer.
A New York student is creating portrait sculptures from DNA she finds on discarded chewing gum and cigarette butts.
More than 78,000 people have applied for the chance to leave Earth forever and live on Mars for a reality TV project.
A Polish man blew up his own house when he realised his wife and children had gone on a picnic without him.
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