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08/17/2018 06:50 PM
Gulp! Georgian boy solves six Rubik's cubes under water in one breath
An 18-year-old student from Georgia solved six Rubik's Cubes under water in one breath on Friday, in a bid to set a new Guinness World Record.

08/17/2018 10:08 AM
Karachi's rooftop cattle get a crane lift to the ground
Residents of Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, watched as cattle were lowered by crane from the top of a four-storey home ahead of the Muslim festival Eid al-Adha.

08/16/2018 05:30 PM
Swiss brothers get ready to refloat the bubble car
With its quirky egg shape and minimalist interior, the bubble car was a symbol of cheap and cheerful mobility on European roads in the 1950s and 60s.

08/15/2018 05:23 PM
Scorching weather helps uncover archeological sites around Britain
Britain's hottest summer in decades has revealed cropmarks across the country showing the sites of Iron Age settlements, Roman farms and even Neolithic monuments dating back thousands of years, archaeologists said on Wednesday.

08/15/2018 11:04 AM
Muja the alligator still alive and snapping in his 80s at Belgrade Zoo
American alligator Muja arrived at Belgrade Zoo on the eve of the Second World War and is believed to be the oldest of his kind in captivity, and still in good health with a hearty appetite for his age, his handlers said on Tuesday.

08/14/2018 05:08 PM
Trump 'live figure' thumps Merkel at Berlin's Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds in Berlin unveiled its latest attraction on Tuesday - a posturing Donald Trump figure striking a picture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel on a punchball.

08/14/2018 01:52 PM
Paris residents peeved at very public eco-friendly urinals
A new set of eco-friendly but completely exposed urinals deployed on the streets of Paris are provoking uproar from locals.

08/10/2018 10:03 AM
Face value: Australians seek free portraits of Queen Elizabeth
Australians by the dozen are demanding portraits of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, after a news item drew attention to an obscure rule entitling them to such articles from local politicians.

08/03/2018 07:54 PM
Who let the goats out? Runaway herd invades Idaho neighborhood
More than 100 goats burst into a neighborhood in Boise, Idaho, on Friday, startling residents and captivating spectators on social media as they feasted on lawns, flower bushes and tree leaves.

08/02/2018 05:06 PM
Christmas comes early for London department store
On a hot summery Thursday in London, Santa Claus turned up 144 days early wearing a studded leather jacket to open the new Christmas shop at department store Selfridges.

08/01/2018 11:56 PM
Fields Medal stolen from Kurdish mathematician in Rio
A winner of the Fields Medal, often called the 'Nobel Prize of mathematics,' had his prize stolen shortly after receiving it during a ceremony in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday.

07/31/2018 03:54 PM
Six-year-old YouTube star brings his own toy line to Walmart
A 6-year-old boy whose toy reviews have drawn billions of views on YouTube will debut his own line of slime, stuffed animals and other merchandise at Walmart Inc next month, the retailer said on Monday.

07/31/2018 03:53 PM
Split concerns force Durex to recall some condoms in UK and Ireland
Durex, owned by Reckitt Benckiser, has recalled some batches of its "Real Feel" and "Latex Free" condoms in the United Kingdom and Ireland due to concerns they may burst.

07/25/2018 01:46 PM
And the world record for swimming along in a sack with hands & feet tied up goes to..
Swimming instructor, lifeguard and adventurer Yane Petkov - Bulgaria's answer to Houdini and Michael Phelps combined - reclaimed on Tuesday the Guinness world record for swimming along with his hands and feet tied while fully wrapped inside a sack.

07/24/2018 06:13 PM
Ready, steady, slow: snails slug it out at racing world championship
The race starter stood up and shouted: "Ready, steady, slow!" The crowd cheered, but the competitors remained stuck at the start line. Welcome to the world snail racing championship.

07/24/2018 01:20 PM
Sun, sea and ... Santas? Father Christmases hold annual congress
Braving Europe's heatwave, more than 150 Santas from around the world donned their heavy suits and full beards at their annual conference in Denmark.

07/24/2018 07:10 AM
Shaggy sheep shorn of massive fleece in Australia
A sheep in eastern Australia is leaping about more lightly after being sheared of its massively overgrown fleece.

07/17/2018 03:18 PM
Queen Elizabeth owns how many swans? Annual count gets underway
An 800-year-old tradition of counting the swans owned by Britain's Queen Elizabeth started on Monday, an annual ceremony of "swan upping" that in modern times has become a means of wildlife conservation.

07/15/2018 11:25 AM
Buyan the bear predicts Croatia will beat France in World Cup final
Buyan, a brown bear kept in a Siberian zoo, has predicted that Croatia will defeat France in Sunday's World Cup final.

07/14/2018 09:19 PM
Georgia police use coin toss to decide whether to arrest woman
Two police officers in Georgia have been suspended after they used a coin toss to decide whether to arrest a 24-year-old motorist they stopped for speeding, police said.