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Monday, November 20, 2017

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Woman charged with driving a horse while drunk

A woman was pulled over by police in the Tampa Bay Area of Florida after riding her horse down a main road while drunk. Donna Byrne, 53, was arrested and charged after a member of the public called the police to report a woman on...

‘Second World War bomb’ turns out to be big courgette, police in Germany confirm

A concerned pensioner alerted police to what he thought was a Second World War bomb in his garden – but the discovery turned out to be a little less terrifying. Officers called to the property in Bretten, near the southwestern German city of Karlsruh, instead...

‘Jedi’ attacked by man dressed as Jesus after Halloween party

The Force was not so strong with a 'Jedi' who broke his ankle after an assault by a fellow Halloween party-goer dressed as Jesus. Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which happened at 3am on Wednesday following a party at Dundee University's Student Association...

Spoiler Alert: Great British Bake Off Winner Accidentally Revealed

The winner of this year's Great British Bake Off appears to have accidentally been revealed by Prue Leith. The final of this year's show is on Channel 4 tonight (Tuesday) - and the winner is always a very close guarded secret. But, the veteran baker and television...

Bear necessity: Animal with ‘monstrously enlarged’ tongue saved by vets

A bear has had 3kg of tissue removed from his tongue after an illness caused it to swell, becoming 'monstrously enlarged'. Nyan htoo, an Asian brown bear, was suffering from a mysterious condition that caused his tongue to become so large it would drag along...

Dinosaur footprints four times bigger than a lion are found in Africa

Scientists have discovered evidence that a huge dinosaur - an ancestor of the T-rex - roamed in Africa 200 million years ago. Footprints left by a "megatheropod" have been photographed by professors in South Africa after their discovery in the kingdom of Lesotho.Megatheropods are an...

Slurp no more: Smart cutlery for the noodle gourmet generation

A Japanese food firm has developed a noise-cancelling fork to take the socially awkward "slurp" away from eating noodles. With the enjoyment of noodles comes the inevitable side-effect of the dreaded "slurp", the scourge of polite society - the greater the enthusiasm, the more intrusive...

Deadly tiger shark stalks stranded diver four miles back to shore

A diver who became separated from his boat has said he is lucky to be alive after swimming miles back to shore while being stalked by a large tiger shark. British expat John Craig, 34, was fishing underwater between Denham and Cape Peron in Western...

Love Zoo: Will sex cure panda’s habit of walking backwards?

A young female panda at Berlin Zoo is being set up with a male lover in the hope that sex will help cure her unusual habit of walking backwards. Zookeepers believe the frustrations associated with life in captivity may be behind four-year-old Meng Meng's strange...

Wham, bam, no more Spam: Thieves’ target nation’s favourite in Hawaii

Thieves in Hawaii are stealing cans of Spam then selling them on the streets for quick cash to buy drugs, according to authorities. Ra Long, who owns a convenience store in Honolulu, says shoplifters have typically targeted alcohol in the past, but recently more cans...