A young girl's discussion with her father about the merits of Jabba The Hutt's taste in fashion has gone viral on YouTube.
There may be no corner hardware store at the International Space Station, but that doesn't mean the astronauts can't get what they need.

Miss World competition bans bikinis

Julia Morley, the Miss World chairwoman, has announced that it is dropping the swimsuit segment from the competition.
An over-amorous Dutchman became a homewrecker when a crane he was using to have himself lowered into his girlfriend's garden for a marriage proposal fell through...

Do fish know it's Christmas?

The fishy charges of the Madrid Zoo's aquarium exhibit have been treated to a special Christmas tank makeover, and their keepers say they like the improvement.
Colombian comedian Jose Ordonez has set a new record for the longest broadcast of jokes, performing for 86 hours.
Dutch adventurer Manon Ossevoort can finally tick ‘crossing Antarctica by tractor’ off her bucket list.

Deodorant lollies you can eat

There are sprays, roll-ons and sticks. Now one Bulgarian candy-maker is offering a new kind of deodorant: in the form of delicious sweets.
Thousands of Hondurans have gone down in history by setting a new Guinness world record for the largest human Christmas tree.
Surveillance cameras have captured the moment a would-be bank robber in China was apprehended after he failed to lift his bounty onto a getaway motorbike.
Victorian-era public urinals are being transformed into cafes and bars in Europe.
A beggar arrested in Iran Wednesday had millions of rials (thousands of dollars) in his pockets and a great deal more in two bank accounts, an official said.
Wikipedia has launched a fundraising initiative -- dubbed WikiCheese -- to photograph France's bewildering varieties of cheese.
Siberian air passengers had to get out and push their plane in temperatures of minus 52 degrees Celsius after its chassis froze, Russian prosecutors said.
To boldly go where no tandoori lamb chop has gone before.
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