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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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Man cooks up waffle feast after finding staff asleep

A US army medic's late night quest for a snack has gone viral, after he ended up cooking his own meal on finding the restaurant empty and the only worker asleep. Alex Bowen, entered the South Carolina Waffle House after a night out with friends,...

Waffle House customer cooks own food after finding staff asleep

A hungry ex-soldier whipped up his own midnight snack when he arrived at his local diner to find all the staff asleep. Alex Bowen, from Pelion, South Carolina, found himself peckish in the early hours of Thursday morning after some drinks with friends and...

‘Oppressive’ Dawlish to cut back on ‘ridiculous’ signs

A town dubbed "oppressive" because of its forest of signs telling people what not to do is to review its signage. An online reviewer after visiting Dawlish in Devon wrote: "Absolutely everywhere I looked there was a sign telling me to comply in one way...

DNA tests reveal Yeti remains in museums are actually from bears and a dog

The Yeti legend has received a devastating blow after alleged remains from museums and private collections were found to be abominable fakes. Eight specimens - including bones, teeth, skin, hair and faecal samples - were proven to be unrelated to hairy human-like creatures rumoured to...

Scientists redraw ‘fluffy’ four-winged dinosaur

A crow-sized dinosaur with four 'wings' may not have been as adept at flying as modern birds, according to a new study. Scientists said the creature - Anchiornis - had feathers that fluffed up instead of lying flat like those of today's birds.They found its...

Blazing fireballs seen over southern England by dozens of people

Two falling meteors resulting in blazing fireballs have been seen widely in the skies over southern England. Dozens of people reported seeing the objects across England, Wales and northern France just after midnight on Saturday and the following morning.Several people captured video or photos showing...

‘Mad’ Mike Hughes forced to delay home-made rocket launch

A limousine driver turned self-taught scientist has had to delay plans to launch himself over a California ghost town in a home-made rocket. Mike Hughes, who calls himself Mad Mike Hughes and says he doesn't believe in science, has spent years building his own steam-powered...

Child ‘traumatised’ by shopping centre’s reindeer decoration in Christmas grotto

A shopping centre has apologised and pulled a reindeer decoration from its Christmas grotto after a "mortified" child asked whether it had been killed. Mother Adele Keen forced the removal of the decoration - a plastic reindeer head mounted on a wall - from the...

Football star Michael Owen finishes second as he turns jockey for fundraising race

Former professional footballer Michael Owen finished second in his jockey debut as he raced at Ascot in front of Prince Charles and Camilla. The ex-England striker was taking part in the Prince's Countryside Fund's Racing Weekend, to raise funds for a charity set up...

Dozens of polar bears pictured eating whale carcass on Russian island

Experts are "gobsmacked" after dozens of polar bears were photographed eating the carcass of a bowhead whale which washed ashore on a Russian island in the Arctic. Polar bears are often seen wandering alone and September's episode has been described as a "completely unique situation".A...