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Venomous fang blenny fish could hold key to painkillers

The science behind the pain-free bite from an otherwise unassuming little fish could lead to the development of new painkillers.The fang blenny, which has two large canine teeth jutting out of its lower jaw, uses its venom to put off potential attackers, rather than...

Crayola retires Dandelion from 24 pack to make room for new colour

The colour of the sun will never be the same again in many children's drawings.Crayola is retiring one of its classic shades of yellow from its range.The company announced dandelion will be retiring in a Twitter video post.It is the third time in Crayola's...

Fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex was a sensitive lover, say scientists

He may have been the most terrifying carnivore ever to have walked the Earth but the fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex was apparently also a sensitive lover.Experts say the 20ft T-rex had an extremely sensitive snout, which could mean that males and females enjoyed rubbing their...

Sculptor defends Cristiano Ronaldo bust after online ridicule

The sculptor whose statue of Cristiano Ronaldo was ridiculed for failing to resemble the Portuguese forward has defended his work.Madeiran artist Emanuel Santos was commissioned to create the bust of Ronaldo, which took him three weeks to complete and he insisted both he and...

River Tyne ‘booze cruise’ plans slammed by police

Plans for thousands of people to float on inflatables down the River Tyne on a "booze cruise" have been criticised by police.The event is planned for 1 July, starting in Newburn, Newcastle, and ending three-and-a-half hours later on the Quayside.Publicised on Facebook as the...

Bizarre statue of Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo provokes ridicule

A bust of Portugal footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has caused a storm online - for all the wrong reasons.Madeira, where the 32-year-old Real Madrid star grew up, has renamed its airport in honour of him, and the bronze statue was revealed during a ceremony marking...

Snake on a plane! Passenger leaves reptile behind after Alaska flight

Of all the announcements passengers on an Alaskan commuter flight expected to hear, being told there was a snake on the plane probably wasn't one of them.But that's what seven people on a Ravn Alaska flight between the village of Aniak and the city...

Nick Clegg ends up as model in bizarre US airport poster

He was once the deputy prime minister and is a household name in the UK, but it seems Nick Clegg has failed to make much of an impression on America.A picture of the former Lib Dem leader has turned up on a poster at...

Alligator returns to give pro golfer fright

An alligator bravely dispatched from the fairway by an American golfer during the Arnold Palmer Invitational returned for a second day - and this time it stood firm.Footage of Cody Gribble removing the reptile by slapping it on the tail was widely circulated on...

South Korea expert’s children gatecrash live TV interview

This is the rib-tickling moment two children stole the show from their dad as he gave a live interview on television.Professor Robert Kelly was talking about the ousting of South Korean President Park Geun-Hye when his two children burst into his study, oblivious to...

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