Octopuses get very friendly when on MDMA

Octopuses are mostly solitary creatures who rarely spend time with each other, preferring to keep their own company other than during mating. But as in...

Tourists face €500 fine for sitting down in Venice

The idea, proposed by Mayor Luigi Brugnaro, will be voted on by the city council in October. It is the latest in a long list...

Blanket of spider webs appears in Greek town

The webs cover palm trees and plants in an area at least 300 metres long, the Daily Hellas reports. Locals said the sudden rise in...

Summer love and belly out: Nine European words English needs

Polyglot Alex Rawlings, who speaks 11 languages, shares some of the best words we don't have in English. 02:40, UK,Friday21September2018 Story originally published at SkyNews.com.

Major airline spells own name wrong on plane

Cathay Pacific became Cathay "Paciic" after an all-important "f" was left off its branding. The Hong Kong carrier confessed to the error on Twitter, where...

Macron-mania: £300k of presidential memorabilia sold in days

More than €350,000 (£311,237) of memorabilia - much of it featuring the image and slogans of the French president - has been sold since...

Cat finds bag of ‘cocaine and heroin’ and brings it home

The moggie's owner, from St Pauls in Bristol, found the pet "curled up" next to the bag on Monday morning, meaning it acquired the...

Oz PM puts hands up over explicit song use

Scott Morrison, who has only been in the top job for three weeks, put the 11-second clip online showing MPs raising their hands during...

Restaurant chain loses £145m after dead rat found in soup

The rodent was found at the fast food restaurant Xiabu Xiabu, famous for its hotpots, in Weifang, a city in the eastern province of...

Students ‘binged on pizzas to avoid military service’

The men accused of trying to dodge the mandatory programme had all shared weight-gain strategies with one another via an online chat group, according...

Bear saved after getting his head stuck in milk can

Firefighters were called to help after a conservation officer encountered the grizzly sight in Minnesota. The young black male bear's head was stuck inside an...

Mystery closure of observatory in Sunspot, New Mexico

The National Solar Observatory in Sunspot was closed a week ago, as was the town's post office, for reasons reported to be security-related. The local...

Man walks into police station with wife’s head

The suspect, identified only as Satish, was holding a bag in one hand and a machete in the other, according to a report in...

Two ferries and three bike rides quicker than train

Maths lecturer Dr Michael McCabe lives in the New Forest and worked at the University of Portsmouth. There was a train journey available, which was...

Drinking young blood could prevent illness – study

Blood factors obtained from young beings can improve late-life health in animals, the study published in Nature journal revealed. It could also help reduce the...

Young blood an elixir that prevents illness, study reveals

Blood factors obtained from young beings can improve late-life health in animals, the study published in Nature journal revealed. It could also help reduce the...

Frank Lampard photoshopped into New York park ad

New York governor Andrew Cuomo released pictures imagining what the Shirley Chisholm State Park will look like when it is complete. One image shows Lampard,...

Woman pranks husband over lottery – then wins £1m

Having fallen for the initial trick, Daniel Peart, 27, did not believe wife Charlotte, 28, when she called him at work last week to...

Anger over pole-dancing at back to school day

The woman, wearing a tiny pair of tight black shorts and a black crop top, can be seen in a video running her hands...

Baboons filmed flossing teeth at British zoo

An adult baboon and a youngster were observed showing the remarkably human behaviour at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park in Devon by Charlotte Morgan, an...

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