A law lecturer in Spain has told of how a student once tried to cheat in an exam by carving their notes into multiple ballpoint pens. Malaga University lecturer Yolanda de Lucchi tweeted two images of what she says were the 11 pens that were taken from the student.
World-famous opera singer Andrea Bocelli is suing a private jet operator after he was warned during a flight about turbulence. Bocelli, who has sold over 75 million records worldwide, alleges that Private Jet Services of Seabrook provided him with an old, noisy plane and ignored his special requests
A woman who refuses to deal with a rodent infestation in her home because of her "ethical vegan" beliefs – leading to mice overrunning her neighbours' homes – has been fined for a second time. Margaret Manzoni, 73, has driven some of her neighbours out of their homes by feeding the mice,
A Japanese woman has become the victim of a romance scam that is out of this world. The 65-year-old struck up an interaction with a man on Instagram who told her he needed thousands of dollars – to return to Earth.
New Zealand's government has proposed taxing farmers on the greenhouse gases produced by burping and peeing animals. The government said that the levy was a world first and that farmers could pass the cost on by charging more for green products.
A giant potato weighing more than 3,600 kilograms and measuring over four metres long has ended up in hot water with traffic police. The potato – which isn't real – is being driven around the United States on the back of the Big Idaho Potato Truck as part of a marketing campaign by the I
A woman wanted by police was caught after she applied to work as a security guard at a police station. Zyeama Y. Johnson, 27, was wanted in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for failing to appear in court 11 times in connection with various fraud and traffic charges.
A new fine-dining restaurant has opened in a trendy part of San Francisco, catering exclusively to an unlikely clientele – dogs. Dogue, based in the city's rapidly gentrifying Mission District, offers dogs a three-course tasting menu for $75 (around €75 or £67), the San Francisco Ch
A devious pair of fishermen narrowly lost a €30,000 cash prize after tournament organisers discovered they had stuffed their catch with lead weights. Jacob Runyan and Chase Cominsky were found out just before they were due to be awarded $28,760 USD (around €29,000 or £25,305) at the
Rap lyrics can no longer be used in court as evidence of criminality under a new California law. The Decriminalising Artistic Expression Act comes after a number of high-profile trials of rappers raised concerns about freedom of expression and racial bias.
Safely crossing the street will no longer be a crime in California soon. The Freedom to Walk Act, which will become law in the state next January, will repeal the state's long-standing ban on so-called 'jaywalking', CBS reports.
A court has ordered that thousands of bunnies be destroyed – chocolate ones, that is. German supermarket Lidl has been told by a Swiss court to stop selling its sweet treats since they are too similar to Lindt bunnies and are liable to sow confusion.
A man challenging his fine for indecent exposure was denied entry to a courthouse after turning up naked. Alejandro Colmar, a Spanish nudist, was prevented by security guards from entering the courthouse in Valencia on Tuesday, EFE reports.
Pop star Shakira must face trial on tax fraud charges that could see her jailed for eight years, a Spanish court has ruled. A court in Barcelona said the singer – made famous in Europe by her record-breaking hit Hips Don’t Lie – should face trial for six alleged tax crimes, the BBC
A village has come under the global spotlight after adopting a new "digital detox" from 7pm to 8.30pm every evening. A siren marks the beginning of the detox period in Mohityanche Vadgaon, a small village in India's western Maharashtra state, during which all people are asked to set aside their mobi