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World's weird festivals

2014-02-19 09:31

There's one for every month. Check out our round-up.

VIDEO: Man showers mall in money, gets arrested

2013-12-03 09:14

The Mall of America in Minnesota was coping with the aftermath of an indoor shower of dollar bills thrown by a man who said he was down on his luck and wanted to spread Christmas cheer.

Celeb pooch dies

2012-06-06 17:05

A dog declared by the Guinness Book of World Records to be "the animal photographed with the most famous people" has died of cancer.

Knitting book has Wills and Kate in stitches

2011-04-21 23:11

The bride's dress, it can now be revealed, is made of wool. So are the groom, the guests and the royal corgi.

Election orgasm video shocks

2010-11-29 12:18

A row has erupted over a Spanish election video, which sees a woman simulate an orgasm as she casts her vote.

Austrian makes gold vuvuzela

2010-07-01 23:50

An Austrian goldsmith says he has made a €17 000 vuvuzela that was ordered by a Russian business person.

 

Ex-East Germany radiates tropical climes in old hangar

2014-02-10 09:26

Soaring above a pine forest in the heart of former communist East Germany, a huge hangar has been transformed into a popular, if unlikely, tropical getaway.

Send your teddy on tour

2013-10-23 12:32

Feeling a little cooped up, but can't afford to take a break right now? There's a simple solution - send your favourite teddy off into the world with this tour operator for soft toys.

Budapest names Elvis Presley honorary citizen

2011-05-26 20:09

Budapest's city council has named Elvis Presley an honorary citizen of the Hungarian capital.

Beer for dogs now available

2010-11-29 12:49

Dutch brewers have come up with a new product which allows dogs to join their owners for a beer.

Octopus Paul invited to Spain

2010-07-13 19:07

A Spanish town has requested that Paul, the "psychic" octopus, be allowed to join them as a guest of honour this year.

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