A man dressed in a Santa suit has been fined for climbing up Glasgow's iconic statue of the Duke of Wellington.
Police in New Zealand have apologised after claiming that an 'Irish' driver had been pulled over for strapping a kayak sideways on his car.
Facebook users have saved Christmas for a heartbroken nanny by paying for her flight home after she split with her boyfriend.
Ice circles the size of dinner plates have been found floating on the River Dee in Scotland.
A disabled dog has been given a new lease of life after he was given new prosthetic front legs - thanks to a 3D printer.
A video of a man falling off a gym treadmill while distracted by an attractive woman walking by is going viral online.
Bad taste party game Cards Against Humanity put up 30,000 gift boxes of bulls**t for grabs - and sold the lot within hours.
A video of a man sparking a mass karaoke at a London Underground station while he waited for a train is proving a big hit online.
A spiky-shelled species of deep sea snail has been named after the late Clash frontman Joe Strummer.
Visitors to a toilet exhibition in Japan are being given the chance to be flushed down a giant toilet wearing a 'poo' hat.
Opponents of Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko are looking to find a formidable opponent to stand against him - Gandalf.
A naked cyclist has been stopped and charged by police in New Zealand - for not wearing a helmet.
The legendary 1962 escape from Alcatraz - dramatised on the big screen by Clint Eastwood - was possible, say scientists using the latest technology.
A pregnant mum was ordered to hand over her chocolate spread to airport staff - because it posed a terror risk.
A koala called GumNut is being sold on Craigslist - but be warned, he's not quite as cute as he looks in this picture.
A video of a dancing horse joining in the fun at a Mexican house party is proving a big hit online.
A video of a French bulldog singing along to Westlife's You Raise Me Up with his two human pals is proving a big online hit.
A Sumatran tiger at a wildlife park in Kent is back to his meat munching best after having dental work to fix three broken front teeth.
The unusual sight of a bright green cat has been turning heads on the streets of a Bulgarian seaside resort.
A Brazilian man who calls himself the Ninja of Serpents has been filmed putting a snake wrapped around a tarantula inside his mouth.
A disabled tortoise is now rolling on four wheels after being fitted with a special Lego 'wheelchair'.
A butcher horrified his customers by tricking them into thinking he was making their sausages out of live piglets.
A collection of about 100 brains, all preserved in jars, has vanished without trace from a university.
A 20-year-old Spanish law student who apparently passed himself off as a spy and gatecrashed the King's coronation is waiting to find out if he will be prosecuted.
Police arrested a nine-year-old girl in the US after her mother reported her for punching her six-year-old sister.
A woman was arrested after allegedly attacking her boyfriend in a heated argument over a game of Monopoly.
Eight people were taken to hospital after eating a birthday cake which had been made with cannabis butter.
Police had to be called to a toy store in Ireland after a frenzy to buy an Elsa doll from Frozen sparked a fight among parents.
A naked man fell through the ceiling of a women's toilets at an airport terminal before violently assaulting an 84-year-old man, say police.
A US company is marketing protective armour for people who like to cook bacon while they are naked.
A woman pranked her boyfriend by putting pepper spray on his toilet roll and then filming his agonised reaction.
A clip of a dog 'terrorising' people in a homemade tarantula outfit has taken the honours as YouTube's top viral video of 2014.
A tattooed model who became a viral star by making her boobs twerk to Mozart has repeated the feat for a festive follow-up.
An all-woman theatre group is avoiding a tax hike on tickets - by giving them away with pornography magazines.
A video of a lingerie-clad woman making music by slapping her body with raw meat, fish and crabs is proving one of the year's most bizarre viral hits.
A shocking video in which a man appears to punch a woman in the face on a TV gameshow is creating a storm of controversy online.
A homeless man will have his Christmas wish come true when he sits down for dinner with his family for the first time in 12 years after being reunited with them through Facebook.
A Portsmouth jogger proposed to his girlfriend by spelling out 'Will You Marry Me' with his GPS running app.
Monopoly-playing ABBA fans can now battle it out in an exclusive version of the classic board game based on the Swedish pop group.
A Dutch actress and adventurer has reached the South Pole after 17 days driving across Antarctica on a tractor.
A Texan man spent months creating an incredible Christmas light display themed on Disney movie Frozen.
The US Navy has completed testing a robotic fish capable of carrying out covert underwater surveillance missions.
Sociology students at a sixth form college are being offered a trip to a Millwall match so they can see 'working class culture' in action.
Artists are planning to build a climbing wall based on the "magnificent" beard of socialist thinker Friedrich Engels in Manchester.
The daughter of Korean Air's chairman has resigned from her posts at the airline after being heavily criticised over a first-class row - about nuts.
An Australian grandfather is hoping to get into the record books after getting a huge tattoo featuring characters from The Simpsons covering his back.
A US woman called the police after waking up - to find a mystery baby in her bed.
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