Naming your new bundle of joy Lucifer has been effectively banned by New Zealand's names registrar after three parents had the odd request knocked back.July 19, 2011, 10:11 am
Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies have released a video of a barking Chihuahua angrily chasing off robbers at an Altadena smoke shop.July 19, 2011, 2:19 pm
In an attempt to raise money for a flooded community, a British teenager has ridden his bike - on a lake.July 18, 2011, 8:33 am
The Philippines has warned against using gecko lizards to treat AIDS and impotence, saying the folkloric practice in parts of Asia may put patients at risk.July 16, 2011, 7:25 am
While certainly tamer than Spain's Running of the Bulls, New Zealand's planned Running of the Lambs has outraged animal lovers in central Hawke's Bay.July 14, 2011, 2:08 pm
A cosmetics company wants people to look their very best - even when they die.July 12, 2011, 11:31 am
An owl that crashed into the window of a British home left a ghostly imprint of itself behind.July 12, 2011, 8:05 am
Drunk while in charge of a motorised lawnmowerJuly 7, 2011, 7:30 am
A magistrate in Britain has lashed out at a teenager who lay on one of the country's busiest railway tracks to be photographed planking.July 6, 2011, 6:57 am
There was quite a lot of monkey business when a group of macaques got their hands on a digital camera and started snapping away.July 5, 2011, 9:43 am
If you have grand plans to turn your pooch or pussycat into the next Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, a scientist in the US has some bad news for you.July 5, 2011, 9:22 am
When a forklift is used to carry a char-grilled hamburger patty to its bun you know this is one mega burger.July 4, 2011, 1:35 pm
An investigation is under way into the death of an English snake breeder killed by one of his venomous reptiles.July 1, 2011, 7:43 am
Speculation abounds that the North Korean regime's heir apparent has had plastic surgery in an attempt to resemble his grandfather Kim Il-Sung.June 29, 2011, 8:25 am
A top Russian astronomer says humans will make contact with alien life in the next two decades - but "they may have different colour skin".June 29, 2011, 7:42 am
A teenager admits he was drunk when he fell 6m off an escalator onto a concrete floor at a Massachusetts subway station.June 29, 2011, 7:06 am
As proof that having money doesn't necessarily endow a person with common sense, an American professional gambler and businessman has reportedly paid nearly $184,000 for a bottle of champagne at a London nightclub - and then sprayed it on the crowd.June 28, 2011, 7:07 am
A surfer in Florida got the shock of his life when a shark jumped over the back of his surfboard.June 27, 2011, 9:06 am
Retiree Brian Vann causes quite a stir when he heads to the local shop in this - a gopher transformed into the Batmobile.June 27, 2011, 6:51 am
Believe it, or not. Unidentified flying objects have appeared among the clouds over a BBC building in West London, a video has shown.June 27, 2011, 6:47 am
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