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Tin of soup – 46 years old – donated to foodbank

A tin of soup first sold at least 46 years ago and a 35-year-old tin of sweetcorn have been donated to a foodbank. The "Ready to Serve" Heinz kidney soup still bears its original price sticker and would cost 10d, meaning it was sold before...

Pumpkin spice air freshener prompts Baltimore school evacuation

Five people were taken to hospital and an entire school evacuated after reports of an unusual smell - which turned out to be a pungent air freshener. A hazardous materials response team was called to Cristo Rey Jesuit School in Baltimore, Maryland, after two students...

Udderly ridiculous: Fire service called as cow stuck in sinkhole

Firefighters were called to a farm in West Yorkshire after a cow got stuck down a sinkhole. Writing on its Facebook page, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said the animal had reached an "inescapabull position".A specialist technical rescue team was called to the...

‘Unbelievably huge’ python fried for feast after fight with villagers in Indonesia

An "unbelievably huge" python ended up being fried for a village feast after biting off more than it could chew when it attacked a security guard in Indonesia. Robert Nababan almost lost his arm when he attempted to catch the 25.6ft (7.8m) snake after...

Hungry donkey tries to eat carrot-coloured McLaren supercar

A German court has ordered a hungry donkey's owners to pay damages to the driver of a carrot-coloured sports car after the animal tried to eat it. Police said that Vitus the donkey may have mistaken the orange McLaren parked next to his enclosure as...

Army goat Lance Corporal Shenkin III dies aged seven

An Army goat who appeared at rugby matches and met the Prince of Wales has died. The Queen has been notified about the death of Lance Corporal Shenkin III, a Kashmiri from the Royal Herd at the Great Orme in Llandudno.The goat was the Regimental...

‘Mermaid’ banned from Bromsgrove swimming pool over health and safety fears

A would-be mermaid is looking for a new place to swim after being told she can no longer use her tail at her local public baths due to health and safety fears. Leia Trigger, who goes by the name Mermaid Aries, had previously worn her...

Man caught with kilo of gold hidden in rectum at Sri Lanka airport

A man has been arrested by Sri Lankan customs authorities after being spotted attempting to smuggle, with "difficulty", close to a kilo of gold hidden in his rectum. The 45-year-old India-bound passenger was seen behaving "suspiciously" in the departure lounge of Colombo airport, spokesman Sunil...

Sock wars: Canadian PM’s footwear incurs the wrath of Shatner

The Canadian PM's choice of socks has prompted Twitter banter involving Star Wars' Luke Skywalker and Star Trek's Captain Kirk. Justin Trudeau brazenly wore socks depicting Star Wars favourite Chewbacca at a business forum in New York City, resulting in a tweet of disapproval from...

Nazi gun uncovered on new statue for Russian AK-47 inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov

A new monument dedicated to the Russian inventor of the AK-47 assault rifle has been altered after it was found to carry the image of a gun used by Nazis during the Second World War. Just three days after the statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov was...