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Burger King just threw the ultimate shade to McDonald's with it's ghost costume.
The sign underneath read: ‘BOOOOOO! Just kidding. We still flame grill our burgers. Happy Halloween’ In case you missed it, that’s a diss at the fact that McDonald’s fries its burgers instead of grilling them. Oh. The. Shade.
The image of the ham sandwich has been turning stomachs since it was posted to Twitter a couple of days ago by @Jazmasta, as people think of all the grim possibilities of what (or who!) the sandwich could be made of.
Sam Stephens has changed his name to the same as the pint-sized space hero. Now, after winning a year-long battle with the DVLA to get a driving licence issued under his new name, Buzz Lightyear. Picture: SWNS
According to reports three guys have apparently been observed floating down the River Dee in Chester, using a rather unusual mode of transport! The river travellers were apparently spotted by passers by floating down river in a blue fridge. "The three guys ran away," a local Coastguard spokesman told Chester Chronicle. "All that was left was the fridge." Picture: Flint Coastguard Rescue Team/Facebook
This hilarious photograph of a loaf of bread had been doing the rounds on Reddit when user MrLoveBox posted the picture, captioning it: 'Baker lost something... wonder he noticed or not...'. It's unclear whether this was a genuine mistake or whether it was done for comic reasons. All we do know is, with a set of melted lenses like those, the baker is going to need a new pair of glasses! Picture: Imgur
The pop crooner is apparently right up the bird's street and hearing the 'Thinking Out Loud' singer encourages them to lay more eggs. Farmer Adrian Potter swears by the singer's tracks and claims egg production "shot up" after the chickens heard Ed's tunes. “Nobody at the farm calls him Ed Sheeran anymore" chimed Adrian, "he’ll forever be Egg Sheeran around here.” But it doesn't stop there, our feathered friends are also fans of Justin Bieber! Is it too late now to say 'Sorry'?
We all know that kids who don't behave get coal rather than presents in their stockings at Christmas. Well now an American company has come up with the perfect way to punish that useless friend, naughty child and terrible boss, by sending them ACTUAL coal and a short anonymous (or otherwise) message. OUCH! Picture: Getty
The 19-year-old from Missouri has got himself in a seriously sticky situation after he was caught trespassing on the beer company's ground. Security called 911 after they caught the young man lurking on around the beverage holder's land. However, since his parents named him Bud Weisser… we doubt they'll be that angry! Picture: Youtube
Two chaps from Leeds let their love of beer get the best of them when a river flooded their favourite pub. Upon realising most of the water damage was already done, John Kelly and Steve Holt tried “shouting at the water, but it didn’t seem to do much”….errrr, you think?! Instead of taking refuge indoors, where there were no available seats, the duo decided to have a sit in the freezing water instead. We admire their resolve, but we don’t envy the hypothermia!
If you thought the edgy new craze for man buns were bad, just you wait… because according to an American blog, the trend of wearing miniature fedora hats on top of your man bun is really taking off. We're not sure this 'hipster' style is quite going to take off over this side of the pond… Picture: Capitol Hill Seattle Blog
When the 19-year-old from Brazil found the little fellow during a supermarket shop, she didn't just see a potato, but a lifelong friend. So Bernardo took the household vegetable home and did the only logical thing - give it a bath, got out her arts and crafts kit and turned it into a pretty pink pig, whom she named 'Potato'. Amazing. Picture: Roberta Bernardo via Facebook
One very creative Twitter user has turned the humble hot dog into some of Disney's most recognisable princesses, including Pocahontas, Ariel and Belle from 'Beauty and the Beast'. TBH we're envious that anyone has this much time to play with their food! We wonder how they taste? Twitter: Lucky Peach
If there’s ever a pesky little yellow thing to brighten up your day, it’s going to be a Minion. So it's no surprise that residents in Bodmin Moor are fighting for their Minions sign to be reinstalled after it was removed because the council said drivers stopping for photos were causing a hazard on the road. The Facebook page 'Bring Back the Minions' sign has been liked by thousands of people (and their little yellow, gibberish-speaking sidekicks!)
We've all banged our heads against the window in frustration at those pesky door-to-door salesmen who just won't quit! Well mum of twins Natasha Butler has resorted to desperate measures in order to finally allow her baby boys to get some sleep. Her plea has gone viral and been shared over 9,000 times and we can see why… just let the poor woman get some sleep! (Unless you Gary Barlow, of course, in which case just disregard the above!) Picture: Natasha Butler/Facebook
The world's oldest (and most eligible) wombat has joined the dating site to find a mate. The 30-year-old bachelor Ballarat Wildlife Park owner Julia Leonard said: "The male wombat has to be very aggressive towards the female, and Patrick just isn't a very aggressive wombat. So he chooses to be single... Relationships are a bit complex when you're a wombat." Picture: Instagram/Ballarat WildlifePark
A supermarket customer was beat at his own game after leaving a tongue-in-cheek complaint when his '7 Smoked Back Bacon Rashes' pack only had six rashers: "I chucked to myself… I will have the most bacon, because I deserve it." However, when he opened the bacon, he was "mortified" - there were only 6 rashes of bacon! However, Tesco's hilariously responded by apologising for the "whirlwind of emotions" he must have gone through on his discovery, as well as suggesting incredible sandwich recipes.
A squirrel caused havoc at the Honeybourne Railway Club in Worcestershire, Sam Boulter, the club secretary, has claimed. Mr Boulter found a mess in the venue and saw a squirrel staggering out of a crisp packet. "There were bottles scattered around, money scattered around and he had obviously run across the bar's pumps and managed to turn on the Caffrey's tap...He was sozzled and looked a bit worse for wear, shall we say.", said the secretary. The little furry lout was caught and freed.
A woman, only known as Anna, is set to travel time in her homemade machine after posting a classified ad online in search of a companion. Since then she's been "overwhelmed" by responses – but has now chosen her partner. She said: "We will be making our maiden voyage this Fri night at around 19:00. Wish us luck!" Anna is set to begin her voyage in Devon but she is yet to reveal which era she will visit during her time travel.
LEGO® has been accused of promoting an unrealistic body image. The toys have been criticised for advocating squat, yellow bodies with c-shaped hooks for hands, features that now children who play with LEGO want to attain for themselves. But fret not, the hilarious, tongue in cheek story is nothing but a joke by funny website The Daily Mash, who have also provided made up quotes by parents complaining that their kids want to look like the little yellow toys!
This little fella's definitely got the right idea! Budding photographer Richard Jones could't believe his luck when he lapped the cheeky critter hitching a ride on the back of an alligator as it cruised down the Oaklawaha River. "Definitely the photo of a lifetime" Jones proudly gushed about his amazing picture! Now that's what we call luxury travel. Picture: Richard Jones
Help! Earth has been invaded by aliens! Or more specifically one particular alien, who takes the form of Matilda the cat. The mysterious moggy who has a rare eye condition which causes her pupils to dilate giving her an extraterrestrial appearance, is a huge hit online with over 30,000 followers! According to vets the cat isn't in pain, but just looks a little unusual. "No matter what happens, her servants think she's perfect and beautiful" reads her profile. Picture: Instagram
Many of us like a nice glass of vino at the end of the day to take the edge off things… and it seems we're not alone! A new video has emerged of wild chimpanzees getting rather tipsy on palm wine. The cheeky monkey's squirt the wine into their mouths and find themselves intoxicated (we know the feeling!). The chimps have even figured a way to cork their beverage; making sponges from leaves to place over the container and preserve their alcoholic milky sap. Picture: Caters
A woman claims she saw the 'Mysterious Girl' singer as Saint Peter at the white pearly gate of heaven during a coma induced hallucination while suffering from a life-threatning bout of bacterial meningitis. Recalling on her vivid dream, Kerry MacKinnon from Kent told The Sun newspaper: "There was a bright light behind him when I approached. He looked exactly like St [Saint] Peter is described. He told me it wasn't my time. After that I woke up terrified."
Will Curnow – a massive superhero fan – was shocked to find his car had "broken down" en route to his wedding ceremony, however the hoax was fabricated by his family who had something else in store - a Batmobile from the 1989 movie starring Michael Keaton to take him to the church. His brother explained: "We phoned for a taxi and tried to convince Will that it was a real emergency. Then we pulled in to a lay-by and there was the Batmobile!"
A Ukrainian woman, Kristina Karo, is suing Mila Kunis, 31, claiming that the actress stole her pet chicken, named Doggie, 25 years ago. Karo, who has moved to LA from the Ukraine to launch a singing career wants $5,000 for to compensate her for the theft and emotional stress she suffered. Kunis, who has not been served the papers yet, made a funny video with husband Ashton Kutcher saying she'll counter sue the Ukrainian wannabe popstar because her music video has left her 'burnt' it is so bad...
Ever heard of an elephant bird? Nope, us neither! Apparently the now extinct ginormous flightless birds used to roam the earth hundreds of years ago. The giant feathered creatures stood at around 11.8 inches tall and lived in Madagascar. Now, an extremely rare egg has been found and will go up for auction this week. The egg, which is around 200 times the size of a standard chicken egg, is expected to reach an incredible £50,000! Just think how many omelettes that would make! Picture: Sotheby's
Bonnie and Clyde would be turning in their graves. An armed robber landed himself in jail yesterday after raiding a corner shop… where his mother-in-law worked. Unfortunately for the dopey criminal his disguise wasn't enough to protect his identity from his keen-eyed mother-in-law who burst out laughing when he recognised 24-year-old Kyle Iverson. Despite fleeing with a bundle of cash Ms Brown spotted her family acquaintance, who has now been put away for three years. Whoops!
Residents of a street in Kensington have been left outraged when their neighbour has rebelliously painted their house with red and white vertical stripes! Neighbours of Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring are appalled by the decision of their acquaintance to turn his fancy townhouse into a 'beach hut'. Horrified neighbour Susan Moyle reported that she spied two 'embarrassed' looking men painting the Georgian building in a covert operation in the night. Picture: PA
They may be made from cardboard, but a signed garden gnome which featured on the cover of The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is expected to fetch a whopping £17,000 at auction. The funny fellow which is signed by all the Fab Four will go under the hammer on this April in Beverly Hills. Picture: Splash
You may think that having the same name as one of the world's most admired women would be an asset! However, one poor girl from Pennsylvania doesn't agree! "Every time people learn my name is Beyonce, somebody starts singing 'Single Ladies'" the unlucky lady complained. Thankfully, Bey No.2 is not alone. After posting her dilemma on her Facebook page, other celeb-name-doubles got in touch with their similar woes: "I totally understand that since my name is Kaity Perry" wrote another user.
The fast food company have launched their first official clothing line, complete with trousers, t-shirts and rain macs. The new lifestyle range, covered in Big Macs has just launched in Sweden. If you've ever fancied snuggling up in a burger emblazoned duvet, than now's your chance…long reign Maccy Ds! Picture: Twitter
An unbelievable picture of a weasel hitching a ride on a woodland bird has emerged. Martin Le-May was astounded when he spotted the unusual sight whilst out walking with his wife in East London: I heard a distressed squaring noise and feared the worst." Luckily the couple were able to scare the rogue rodent who jumped off the birds back and ran off as it landed. Picture: Youtube
Roadside repair men don't come much more dedicated than Mario Papademetriou. The AA worker was awarded a commendation for creating the most original and innovative roadside repair, when he managed to get a broken vehicle running again with the help of a potato! The 59-year-old used the spud to replace a faulty condenser in a Land Rover, after it gave way and the car broke down.
Four month old Harvey Johnson has such a shock of hair, his parents Lucy and Ian have nicknamed him Harry! The little boy was born with quite the mane, but usually with babies, that hair falls out soon after birth. Not Harvey's! His has kept on growing, getting fuller by the day so mum and dad have likened him to One Direction's heartthrob Harry Styles, known for his thick hair.
One unsuspecting partner got the shock of her life when she returned home to find her house had been turned into a giant ball pool. Whilst she'd been at work, her hubby Mr Roman Atwood, a fun-loving prankster had turned their house into a giant playground for him and their kids! The poor woman arrived back to a building full of the multi-coloured balls filling every corner of her living room. Mrs Antwood laughs it off however, when she sees the huge grins on her children's faces. Pic: Youtube
Meet the tortoise who simply won't take no for an answer. One ginger tabby got more than he bargained for when his owners came home with a new addition. The disgruntled cat was left irate when it's owner's new pet tortoise wouldn't leave it alone and insisted on following it around the house and head butting it! Picture: Youtube
The old adage boys will be boys, seemingly doesn't just apply to humans, as tourist in Khao Yai National Park near Bangkok discovered! A young couple were left terrified when a horney bull elephant decided to take his frustration out on their car by rubbing himself up against it in a Thai wildlife sanctuary. The pair made a lucky escape as the giant animal tore off the vehicles bonnet, before plonking his ample backside on the bonnet. Whoops! Picture: Youtube
A woman has busted her fiancé for cheating on her after finding a clump of his lover's red hair inside their Henry hoover. Nicola Lyon, who has blonde hair, was told by her partner that the hair belonged to a friends furry red hat but she kicked him out of their home before he admitted to being unfaithful. The mother of one said: "'It was heartbreaking but I was glad I found out before I married the rat. It was all thanks to Henry the hoover that I discovered his filthy secret."
We may moan about Social Media taking over our lives, but sometimes it just happens to come to our rescue! Take train commuter Adam Greenwood for example. When he ran out of loo roll whilst in the bog on a Virgin Train, the unfortunate passenger decided to Tweet his distress. Luckily the companies social media curator spotted the message and quickly arrived on the scene: "I saw a guy looking worried carrying toilet roll" he laughed, "I grabbed it off him and finished what I'd started."
People will often go to extraordinary measures for their pets. One office worker was so fond of his fish that he paid £300 to relieve it of a constipation issue. The little goldfish was taken to Toll Barn Centre in Norfolk to undergo, where vet Faye Bathell pulled off the tricky operation with aplomb. The tiny under-water animal was right as rain after three stitches. Hurrah!
The good people of a town in Lancashire were left confused and amazed when they spotted a llama trotting down their streets after it escaped from the field where it lives near Rochdale. Residents of the town were bewildered to see the native South American animal running around their area. Luckily the creature has now been caught and returned to her owner Dan Taylor, who is very happy to be reunited with his pet. Picture: Youtube
A classified advert in an American newspaper is offering over $30,000 to egg donors who have Angelina Jolie's stunning looks. The advertisement featured in the UCLA Bruin reads: "EGG DONOR: Angelina Jolie lookalike - Caucasian, brown hair, tall and slender, high cheekbones and forehead. Compensation $30+ for tow cycles."
When his favourite sheepdog Flossie passed away, her owner came up with an ingenious plan to pay tribute to his beloved pooch. Dave Isaac decided to spend £2,000 turning his car into a replica of the deceased dog: [I] "built Floss the sheep dog car in my barn, copying as closely as I could every last detail of my old dog." Apparently the bemused sheep didn't seem able to tell any difference, but unfortunately the plan had to be abandoned as the car wasn't off road ready. Picture: Orange
A man has been arrested whilst dressed in a Monopoly-monogrammed t-shirt. Micah Dailey from Florida was wearing a green top emblazoned with the words 'Go Directly To Jail' when he was nabbed for marijuana possession. Unfortunately for him, the suspect had to pay $6,500 bail, so probably didn't see the funny side of the situation!
Home warfare has broken out between sets of neighbours over their garden ornaments. 80-year-old Ron Little has spoken out about "mafia" style intimidation on a sheltered housing estate in Swansea. Disputes have broken out over decorations in the shared comnunity garden and ornaments have now been banned.
He's been missing for four long years, but it seems that an English-speaking parrot has finally returned to his home in the California. The parrot, named Nigel had disappeared from his home in California, where he had previously been living with his British owner Darren. However, the cheeky bird has since been tracked down via it's microchip… there's just one issue - he now speaks Spanish! Darren's feathered friend has lost it's English accent and now only converses in a more exotic tongue!
It seems an unlike tale, but a horse really did wander into the local police head quarters in the North West of England the early hours of Monday morning. The steed was determined to make it's way to the desk, but was headed off by a confused security guard. "We like to ensure a warm welcome to all our guests at HQ and at neigh point did the horse pose a risk to security." A force spokesperson said. Picture: Sky
Two amorous donkey's have finally been reunited following their brief separation at a local zoo in Poland after their constant nookie spurred complaints from mother's who didn't want their children to witness the lucid act. A petition backed by over 7,000 people means the pair, who have been together 10 years, can now live together again.
A family in Suffolk are making their kids very happy by building a water park in their backyard after buying a 130ft waterside from their council for just £50! The giant tube was being thrown out by a local leisure centre it took them three days to lorry the pieces home. They are now halfway through completing the giant jigsaw which will sprawl the entire length of their 325ft garden in Stonham Aspal. WOW! Picture: Thinkstock
Would you part with your hard earned cash for the chance to breathe the same air as the famous actor? An online seller in Vancouver claims to have captured the actor's precious breath in a glass jar and is now auctioning it on his site. The item comes with a description explaining how the air was bottled by the seller's mother who got Spacey to blow into the jar. "This is real, it's his actual breath in there," the seller wrote, apparently backing its authenticity. Picture: Craigslist
A Pizza Hut in Australia has withdrawn their offer of a free hamster for every 10 pizza's purchased. A Melbourne branch of the popular food chain came under fire for the campaign which offered customers a pet if they bought in bulk, and were forced to remove the advertisement which has since been condemned by Pizza Hut Australia.
A man has been charged with burglary after he was discovered asleep next to a bag full of stolen jewellery. Dion Davis was found by police deputies after they received a phone call by a cleaning lady who found the 29-year-old getting some kip inside her client's house with lots of their stolen goods right beside him. The sheriff clearly found the whole thing very funny and even stopped to take a snap of the sleeping Davis allegedly caught out in the act. Whoops! Pic: Sarasota County Facebook
Pedestrians have been asked to wave a red flag when crossing a road in Florida in order to make them more visible to on coming traffic. People are being told that they need to pick up a flag from a bucket so that they can be seen by vehicles. However, the project may be doomed, as when it was trailed in Seattle "people kept stealing the flags". Picture: Orange News
A victim of a car crash was surprised to learn he had picked up a new language following a car accident. Ben McMahon, from Melbourne, Australia, discovered he was able to talk in local Chinese dialect shortly after waking up from a coma even though he was never taught it at school. He has now relocated to Shanghai and is using his new found skills to present a Chinese TV show.
The first ever live-broadcast of giant panda giving birth had to be cancelled when it was discovered she'd faked her own pregnancy! After five months of pampering inside an air conditioned single room, Ai Hin, a 6 year old giant panda from China has finally been caught out. After fooling staff at the Chengdu Breeding Research Centre Ai has returned to a normal lifestyle without extra rations of buns, fruits and bamboo. Cheeky! Picture: Twitter
A US schoolboy was arrested by police after he claimed to have killed his "neighbour's pet dinosaur" in a written school assignment. 16-year-old Alex Stone was suspended for a week and arrested after alarmed staff at the school in Summerville, South Carolina called the police despite the fact dinosaurs have long been extinct. The authorities took Stone in for questioning, searched his locker and backpack for gun but none were found. His mother has since said the police "overreacted".
An error made by busy workmen in Bristol has led to an unusual internet hit. After the word 'bus' was misspelled as part of new road markings in the Old Market area of the city centre. 'Bup stop' was painted on to the road after the workers mistaking the stencil 'P' for an 'S'. Bristol City Council were unable to make a comment on the error. D'oh! Picture: Twitter
Newlyweds Jamie & Emily Pharro, received a big surprise when they returned from their honeymoon to find the entire first floor of their Lincolnshire home covered in 14,000 Post-it notes.The couple had handed over their keys to pals whilst they were away, only to find that their friends had used their absence as an opportunity to pull the prank. What's more, a hidden camera filmed the reactions of the pair who were shocked to see their hallway & kitchen covered. Picture: Geoff Robinson
Police have arrested a 24-year-old man who has been haunting a cemetery, pretending to be a ghost. Anthony Stallard was caught making 'ghostly' sounds, whilst people visited deceased friends and family in a graveyard in Portsmouth. "He was throwing himself backwards" said Prosecutor Tim Concannon, "waving his arms about and going 'woooooooh'". The trouble maker has been charged to pay the victims and cover the court costs. Picture: Thinkstock
It's fair to say that inventor Colin Furze is a fan of loud noises. The plumber is currently in the process of constructing the world's largest fart machine. The contraption will house a giant pulse valveless jet engine. What is more, Mr Furze plans to station his machine on the White Cliffs of Dover and point it towards France to see if they can hear! Picture: Youtube
Pupils at a school in Nottingham used stolen cutlery to tunnel their way out in a Great Escape style incident by using knives, forks and spoons from the canteen to dig their way under a 15ft metal fence at the Djanogly City Academy.
A company producing World Cup merchandise clearly isn't quite sure who Barack Obama is. The US President's face has appeared on some England team mugs instead of that of player Chris Smalling. Picture: Rex
A lorry filled with instant mashed potato blocked a busy main road in North Yorkshire after its contents spilled onto the A64. Police and the Highways Agency closed the road in both directions while the Fire and Rescue Service were called to help clear the creamy spud from the road.
Audiences at the Festival of Contemporary Music in Valencia in Spain, were left more than a little confused, when the festivities opened with an orchestra of tractors. The tractor symphony, led by Swedish conductor Swede Sven-Ake Johansson, pained music lovers, who found themselves sitting though half an hour of the farmyard machines' roaring concert: "It was a load of old rubbish" complained one disgruntled viewer "…anyone who likes music was left baffled." Picture: Youtube
A drunk thief got more than he bargained for when he was caught having fallen asleep in a car he was attempting to steal. The amateur burglar was found by police after he had snoozed off in the vehicle he had tried to take: "He got drunk the previous night. He could not walk home but said he could not afford a taxi" said Police spokesperson Arkhip Isayev. "So he thought he'd take a car. He was very apologetic but that won't save him from a court appearance." Picture: Youtube
Employees at a Burger King in the Gulf state of Qatar were left confused when a man turned up to order his meal on a camel. Comedian Hamad al-Amari gained publicity when he rode up to the fast food joint on his rather usual mode of transport. "I just finally got the chance to do it." The comedian added that he suspected the stunt might be a hit "I knew that this was something the world would laugh at, not just Qataris or people living in Qatar." Picture: Youtube
Weddings are an expensive business…but imagine if the money you were spending wasn't even going on yourself! That's exactly what's happened in India, where a cow and a bull have got hitched in a lavish ceremony. The wedding, which took two months to plan and cost around £10,000, was organised in order to save the state of Ganga from natural disasters. The loved up animals were dressed in jewels and flowers and around 5,000 villages showed up to celebrate the occasion! Picture: Youtube
Russian health and safety officials have been forced to close down a cheese factory after photos appeared on Facebook of company employees taking a bath in a vat of milk. Lawyers defending the employees responsible deny the white substance in the photos is milk, instead claiming the liquid was not used in the production of the cheese. A guilty party member however, undermines this, cheekily admitting it was done: "So that we can show our customers how the cheese is made." Picture: Youtube
Love truly conquers all divides as one little fish at Great Yarmouth Sea Life centre has proved. Bless the fish has gone gaga over a new addition to it's tank - a plastic Moshi Monster toy called Blurp. The cow-horned Boxfish is reportedly besotted with the little green toy which curator Christine Pitcher thinks it's mistaken for one of her own species: "The Moshi has spikes which are similar the boxfish's own horns so it's likely the fish thinks it's another boxfish". Bless.
A graphic designed who got ripped off online got his own back - by texting the dodgy seller the entire works of Shakespeare. Edd Joseph, 24, had bought a PS3 for £80 on Gumtree, but it never arrived. He wanted revenge, as he tells the Bristol Post: "It got me thinking, 'what can I sent to him' which turned to 'what is a really long book', which ended with me sending him Macbeth." The texts only send through in 160 character increments - so the 37 works of Shakespeare will span 29,305 texts.
A woman who went missing while on holiday in Iceland joined a search party looking for herself! The tourist group made a stop on their way to the volcanic Eldgja canyon and the woman went to the bathroom and freshened up, and when she returned “her busmates didn’t recognize her.” A 50-person search party was organised. After hours of looking, one of the group realised the woman was already with them. D'oh!
Could this be the most incompetent thief in history? 28-year-old wanna-be crook, De Ke, was laughed out of town when he attempted to rob a Chinese bank using a meat cleaver. The hilarious episode was too much for one bank clerk who burst our laughing when the man attempted to threaten her through an unbreakable glass security barrier: "It was a bizarre situation and I just had to laugh" she recalled, "especially when he took a telephone call in the middle of the robbery."
The search is on after a giant mango sculpture was stolen from the town of Bowen in Australia. CCTV footage reveals that the art installation, which weighs seven tonnes and measures 10 meters in hight, was removed by thieves in the dead of night using a crane. The town's Tourism chairman Paul McLaughlin has faith that the mango will be returned: "At the end of the day it's a big mango and I'm sure someone will see it and we'll find it anyway." Picture: Sky News
ABBA have admitted that the outrageous outfits they wore in their heyday were partly worn to avoid tax. According to 'ABBA: The Official Book', the attire was chosen due to Swedish laws that allowed outfits to be deducted against tax - as long as they were too outlandish to wear on the street. Björn Ulvaeus says: "In my honest opinion we looked like nuts in those years. Nobody can have been as badly dressed on stage as we were."
Four players from Iran's women's team have received a ban - because they are men. It's not an isolated incident, with several stars for Islamic republic's top women sides being found to be men awaiting a sex change. Ahmad Hashemian, head of the Iranian football federation’s medical committee, told The Sun: "If these people can solve their problems through surgery and be in a position to receive the necessary medical qualifications, they will then be able to participate in women's football."
A band of thieves broke into a top European politician's car and stole a cottage pie - but didn't take her important official documents. Viviane Reding, vice-president of the European Commission, had a meeting on Europe in London, after which she returned to her car and found the pie had been taken, along with her luggage. "I got [the pie from a London farmers' market] I got it to show people how good British cooking is. I just hope that at least they eat it and don't throw it away."
We've heard of some odd things in our time, but the 'toothbrush hat' has to be pretty high up there! Wacky inventor Sam Hunter Baxter won the top award for his bizarre creation in a 'Weirdest Invention Competition'. The 19-year-old inventor says he came up with the idea whilst brushing his own teeth: "I calculated that on average people spend 75 days of their life with a toothbrush in hand." so the clever teen decided to come up with a solution and hey presto, the hat born! Picture: Youtube
A herd of dairy cows farted so much they caused an explosion in a shed in Germany, according to police. 90 of the flatulent farmyard animals caused a build up of methane - until "a static electric charge caused the gas to explode with flashes of flames," taking the roof off the shed. One cow suffered light burns, but they are all safe and sound now.
The police arrested a drunk man who had fallen feet first into a fish tank. Aqua Pets owner Peter Hunt said: "Unfortunately he ran across our flat roof which has a fibre glass lighting partition. He fell straight through and ended up in a 3ft x 3ft fish tank. The fish are alright but the guy was arrested and taken to Kingston nick where he slept the night." He received a caution for criminal damage.
Chen Tang, 20, and roommate Huang Lu, 21, have an usual method of staying awake when they are studying. The two Chinese students, studying at the Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, pin their hairs to a clothes dryer. "The preparation is so boring, but the hanging hair practice makes it interesting and I really feel much more energetic by studying in this way," the MailOnline report Chen as saying. Picture: CEN
A lorry carrying bales of hay got stuck under the canopy of a petrol station! The stack of hay was too tall for the 15 ft roof, and the driver realised he couldn't move his truck. Fran Evans, who co-owns the garage in Devon, said: "In the end I think he let some air out of his tyres and had to reverse back out of the entrance onto the road, but he must have been here for 40 minutes in total." Picture: BNPS
Three thieves tried to squeeze four cows into a car and drive away after tranquillising them - only for the car to break down. Despite two of the robbers driving along the car on motorbikes, the cows proved to be too heavy, and they had to abandon the car just a few miles from the scene of the crime in Bukit Mertajam, Malaysia. Deputy police chief Chin Soo Song said: "They managed to drive away from the farm they’d stolen them from but broke down a short distance away." The police are still look
A Texan offered up his jeep on Craigslist - in exchange for a week with someone else's wife. "The truck only has 48,000 miles on it. I am looking to trade it but I looking for certain things only. I don't need it but its (sic) paid for so O (sic) don't have to sell it," wrote the unnamed man. "Now here is what I am looking for. A lady (preferable (sic) married to how (sic) wants the jeep) she mist (sic) be 18 to 50 and fit." Craigslist have now removed the advert.
An Australian man had quite the shock when he got stuck naked in a washing machine during a game of hide and seek. Luckily, he was found by the police, who took 20 minutes to free him. "He was very well wedged in there and we were concerned for his health and wellbeing," Police Sergeant Michelle De Araugo told the Shepparton News. "It was just a game gone wrong. It would be fair to say the gentleman was very embarrassed."
After falling off a horse suffering a minor head injury, Sharon Campbell-Rayment woke up with a Scottish accent. The Canadian mother, who has never visited Scotland, is even using dialect like "wee". "Doctors have said I might have the Scottish accent for the rest of my life, or it might just disappear overnight but I don’t think it’s going anywhere fast," said Mrs Campbell-Rayment, who is writing a book about her condition. "I could have ended up with any accent – French, Spanish, even Klingon – but I got Scottish. It was definitely a sign. I strongly believe it was a message telling me this is how things were meant to be." There are currently 60 recorded cases of foreign accent syndrome.
A 31-year-old man was found hiding half-naked in a guitar case after getting lost on a 26 mile hike. Zackary Aders got lost and fell through an icy pond on his trip between Gore and Checotah in Oklahoma. He had to take off his soaking clothes and hide in a guitar case to keep warm. "They had to walk back in there to find him," the Muskogee Phoenix reports Mr Pearson as saying. "He was so cold he couldn’t even talk." Mr Aders was treated in a nearby hospital, and released with non-fatal injuries.
She was nicknamed the "devil cat" by the local residents of a Cornish village. But thankfully, Shiny the terrorising moggy has turned a corner since seeing an animal therapist. After spending time with the animal, Dr. Mugford has claimed that the cat is "not psychotic" and is actually "a nice cat".
A French student has hit the jackpot after bottling fresh air from his hometown in Montcuq, France and selling it over the internet in tins. The 22-year-old has been inundated with offers for his "100% bio" product, which he's selling for £4, with a £4.60 postage fee. However, the young entrepreneur is in on a joke as the town he's from is often mispronounced "mon cul", which translates to English as "my backside". His product 'Air de Montcuq' therefore translates as 'Air of my backside'.
Darth Vader has announced to the world that's he's joined Instagram in true 2013 style: posting a 'selfie'. "Another day at the office. #StarWars #DarthVader #selfies #gpom" Picture: Instagram
Warning: a clown epidemic has hit Norfolk. A member of the public contacted the police after a man dressed as a clown in King's Lynn scared them. Superintended Carl Edwards recommended that people ignore them. "Firstly I'd like to stress that it isn't against the law to dress up as a clown," he said, report the Metro. "Nobody has been assaulted and it appears that the people involved are waiting for a passerby to be startled by their appearance and run away, and then the clown runs after them for a short distance."
One inebriated reveller got more than she bargained for when she fell asleep and her partner called the police on her for "snoring like a train". The 'extremely intoxicated' 41-year-old from Wisconsin called 911 complaining that he couldn't sleep due to the noise, but was advised that his issue 'was not a police matter'.
If you're single and you fear the dreaded questions about your marital status at family gatherings, then look no further! An 'Invisible Girlfriend' app has been created to fool friends and family into thinking you've found the real deal. The app sends fakes calls and texts to your mobile, tricking those around you into believing you're in a relationship. Just don't expect to introduce your significant other to your parents anytime soon...
The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry - just ask this burglar, who had to ask his victim to phone the police after he got stuck in a window! Having attempted to sneak in through the bathroom window, the thief trapped himself in the window for an hour, before the homeowner discovered him and rang 999. The man readily admitted he was breaking and entering, before being arrested and taken into custody.
If you're get queasy easily, look away now. Scientist Christina Agapakis and scent specialist Sissel Tolaas have made cheese - from human feet and armpits! The pair want to combine science and art with their project. "Selfmade is a series of ‘microbial sketches’, portraits reflecting an individual’s microbial landscape in a unique cheese," says Tolaas. Eleven cheeses were made in total for their exhibition in Dublin.
A company that sells purposefully boring calendars may have gone too far with their latest venture - disappearing phone boxes of Wales. Kevin Beresford, who created the surprise hit Roundabouts of Great Britain 2012, admits he hasn't sold a single copy so far this year. "We have created a calendar that is considered to be so hum-drum, so naff, so nerdy, so dull, so parochial that not even the most patriotic Welsh person wants to buy a copy," conceded Kevin. "In short we have not sold one calendar and we are past mid-November in the shopping run up to Christmas."
Have you ever wished that you could have all the best bits of Christmas dinner rolled into one? (Hmmm… no we're not sure we have either!) But Pilgrims Cheese have luckily found the answer to this festive conundrum. The company has created a cheddar that the call the first every Christmas dinner cheese. The delicious dairy treat contains turkey flavouring, sprouts and carrots and apparently tastes of roast Turkey and all the trimmings. We'll let you decide whether you still want your Turkey this year...
A man has been arrested for trying to swindle free treats from Dunkin' Doughuts. Charles Barry regularly flashed a fake badge and demanded a police discount from the store. But the gig was up when the shop in Pasco County grew suspicious and called the police. Barry was later arrested and charged with impersonating a police officer. Picture: Facebook
The PS4 is finally here. But whilst reviews and gamers have been putting Sony's first new console since 2006 to the test, one man chose to treat his new toy rather differently. Artist Kenny Irwin decided to take his brand new playstation, which is priced at £348, and put it in the microwave. Irwin filmed the whole process and has now put the melted console up for sale on Ebay. Picture: YouTube
A man from Peru has married a tree in a wedding ceremony with a twist in Argentina. Environmentalist Richard Torres staged his own marriage, in which he received a ring and kissed his leafy betrothed, in order to highlight environmental issues. Picture: Youtube
A flock of ducks thought nothing of wandering into a chemist in New York City to have a browse. The sales assistants had to lure them out with popcorn, as the feathered beasts showed no intention of leaving of their own accord. Picture: YouTube
A company based in Oxfordshire have launched some rather fashionable winter coats... for chickens! The high-visibility jackets are designed to help drivers see chickens in the dark. “If you imagine you are in a built-up area and your chicken gets under the fence, they don’t care if there is a road there" says company director Johannes Paul. "They just go straight across it.” The jackets which are available in two colours, neon yellow and hot pink, mean the chickens are easier to spot in the dark and have the added benefit of keeping ahead of the fashion pack! Picture: www.omlet.co.uk
Donald Miller of Ohio has been ruled 'legally dead' in court - despite being at the hearings himself. Miller fled his wife and two children in 1986 and was declared dead eight years later. When he re-appeared to apply for a driving licence in 2005, authorities were shocked. Judge Allan Davis said he was not legally allowed to declare Miller alive: "We've got the obvious here. A man sitting in the courtroom, he appears to be in good health," he conceded. "I don't know where that leaves you, but you're still deceased as far as the law is concerned."
Control-Alt-Delete is a function familiar to anyone who has ever used a computer, but Microsoft founder Bill Gates has admitted it was a mistake. In a talk at Harvard University, the billionaire admitted: 'We could have had a single button, but the guy who designed the IBM keyboard didn't give us our single button.'
Ann Atkin holds the world record for the largest collection of gnomes and pixies, with over 2,000. No wonder, then, that it takes time to maintain them. '[We] provide them with new clothes if they are in need of some, so [cleaning the gnomes] can take a very long time,' explains Atkin. 'It's quite a big task, but we all enjoy it.' The Gnome Reserve and Wild Flower Garden in north Devon is shut for months at a time with every gnome having to be moved for gardening!
A Vietnamese man’s attempt to smuggle fish into New Zealand was foiled when officials noticed his trousers were dripping. New Zealand’s Ministry of Primary Industries grew suspicious of the fishy situation when they saw the man’s bulging pockets were splashing water to the ground. He claimed he was bringing the fish into the country for a friend. MPI spokesman Craig Hughes stated: 'That's something we take very seriously. The fish could have been carrying diseases or have the potential to displace native species.'
An alleged burglar in Orlando, Florida has been foiled… by his own trousers! The man is accused of attempting to steal the cash drawer from a church’s gift shop before making a run for it. Orange County Sherriff spokesman Jane Watrel claimed the man was both ‘holding the cash drawer and trying to pull up his pants’ as he ran, before his low-slung jeans began to fall, and tripped the would-be criminal. He was arrested and charged with robbery.
Parents dropping their children off at Hanson Street’s Learning Centre reportedly saw a menacing figure in the window, and after he remained in view staring out onto the road, some were concerned enough to call the police. It turned out the silhouette belonged to a cardboard cut-out of Arnold Schwarzenegger!
50-year-old Polish farmer Zbigniew Pieczyk thought he would rescue a stray dog and use it to herd his sheep - before realising he'd made a mistake. ‘I thought it was a sheepdog pup or a German shepherd,' he told the Metro. 'Then when it started to howl every night I realised I’d made one hell of a mistake and I called the police.’ The wolf has been returned to the wild. Oops...
Australia's tourist board have created a viral hit by posting this pixelated image of Big Baz the kangaroo on Facebook. The caption reads: 'Enjoying a lazy afternoon at Featherdale Wildlife Park. *Censored for Facebook.*' Picture: Facebook
When it poured with rain in Shoreham, West Sussex on Sunday 18th August 2013, a soaking wet dad called the police for a lift home for him and his soaked children. A police officer in the area revealed the news in a Facebook post: 'At 12.16pm a male dialled 999 because it was raining and he wanted a lift home.'
A zoo in China has been exposed for replacing a lion with a Tibetan Mastiff dog. Situated in People's Park of Luohe, in the central province of Henan, the zoo made the switch when the lion was sent to a breeding centre. A woman named Liu told Beijing Youth Daily: 'The zoo is absolutely trying to cheat us. They are trying to disguise dogs as lions.' Picture: EuroPic/CEN
An electricity company erroneously posted a bill to a lamp post... Oops! Don't think they'll be receiving their payment any time soon.
Sarah Greep accidentally locked herself in a church, using Twitter to call for help. 'Trying to think of best way to get out of this church with minimum disruption. It's quite calm & peaceful in here so in no hurry,' she tweeted. She was trapped for two hours before help arrived. Picture: Sarah Greep/Twitter