World's weird festivals

2014-02-19 09:31

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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.

Man sells photo of 1860s John Travolta

2011-10-04 12:01

A Canadian man is selling a photograph taken in 1860 which he claims is of Hollywood actor John Travolta.

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.

Men vie for moustache honours

2011-05-14 22:36

More than 100 men, some who have spent hours manicuring their facial hair, will compete this weekend in Norway at an international championship for moustache and beard growth.

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.

Tiny horse fitted with prosthetic leg

2011-03-23 10:51

A miniature horse born without most of his right rear leg now acts like he's born to run, thanks to a new prosthetic leg.

Rare dog sells for $1.5m

2011-03-17 07:44

A Red Tibetan Mastiff puppy has become the most expensive dog in the world after being sold for $1.5m in China.

Teen charged in Facebook birthday hoax

2011-03-16 14:44

A teenager has been arrested for hijacking a girl's Facebook page and posting an open invitation to her 16th birthday party that drew over 200 000 positive replies.


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.

Students nab Sea Point sculpture

2011-10-18 10:56

One suffered a broken foot, the other was pushed over and now one of the 18 life-size sculptures on the Sea Point promenade has been stolen.

Love letter arrives after 50 years

2011-07-16 08:08

The long-lost love letter to a US college student is on its way to him after a delay of more than 50 years.

Russell Brand deported from Japan

2011-05-23 14:30

Russell Brand was told to leave Japan because of his criminal past after he flew into the country with his wife Katy Perry.

Royal wedding tattoo screw up

2011-05-06 10:53

A British man has got a royal wedding tattoo with the wrong date on.

Man names baby girl Facebook

2011-04-15 17:55

An Egyptian man has named his baby girl Facebook.

'Worst song ever' a YouTube hit

2011-03-22 09:09

A song by a California teenager that has been mercilessly panned by music critics has topped 30 million views on YouTube and rocketed up iTunes charts.

Johnny Depp is 'hat person of the year'

2011-03-16 17:36

Johnny Depp has been crowned "hat person of the year", beating out other celebrity hat-wearers including singer Gwen Stefani and Hugh Jackman.

Gareth Cliff teams up with SA's Bieber

2011-03-11 14:52

Vicus Visser has acquired Gareth Cliff as a manager, and will be recording three songs at a studio in Johannesburg.

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