A pair of construction workers who dug through the Great Wall of China to create a shortcut have been arrested. Police in Youyo County in Shanxi province say a man and a woman used a digger to create a shortcut through the iconic landmark.
A hotel investigating the theft of 50 koi carp worth around £100,000 was surprised to identify an unexpected suspect: an otter. The Grosvenor Pulford Hotel, near Chester, installed CCTV cameras after the disappearance of the expensive fish, the BBC reports.
The head of a real estate agency which claimed to have sold a flat to a dog has been arrested in Iran. The arrest came after the agency published a video showing a couple signing over their home to a small white dog named Chester, The Jerusalem Post reports.
Motorists were warned to keep their car windows closed after a truck spilled crates containing five million bees onto a road west of Toronto. Constable Ryan Anderson, who was at the scene, said: “Crates were literally on the road and swarms of bees were flying around. The initial beekeeper tha
A man has been warned by police after allowing an enormous horned Watusi bull to ride in the passenger seat of his car. Lee Meyer, from Nebraska, apparently modified a regular-sized car to allow his bull, Howdy Doody, to sit next to him.
Burger King is being sued by disgruntled US customers who say the chain's famous Whopper isn't as big in real life as it is in adverts. A judge in Miami, Florida last week granted permission for the class-action lawsuit – alleging the burgers are advertised as "approximately 35 per cent larger
A TV news crew preparing to film a segment about a rise in armed robberies was robbed at gunpoint yesterday. TV network Univision said its reporter and cameraman were preparing to film in Chicago on Monday morning when they were suddenly approached by three armed and masked men in two vehicles.
Thieves have robbed a donation box on one of Switzerland's most challenging mountain climbing routes. Around 500 Swiss francs (about €520 or £450) was taken from a donation box on the level 5 via ferrata — the highest ranking for "extremely difficult" routes.
A fugitive scaled an electric pole where he remained perched for close to 24 hours before coming down to face the law. Officers from Brazil's southeastern state of Minas Gerais had approached the 38-year-old man on Friday with the intent of arresting him for parole violations.
Police investigating an unexpected blackout affecting thousands of people have pointed the finger at a fish dropped by a bird. Sayreville Police Department in New Jersey shared a photo on Facebook of the fish which had apparently landed on a local transformer, dubbing him 'Gilligan'.
Italian cheesemakers have developed a microchip as small as a grain of rice to be used in their battle against cheese counterfeiters. The Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium (PRC) said microtransponders installed in over 120,000 parmesan rinds to date are among "new methods" being deployed to help custom
The owners of a popular 50-acre sunflower field have begged visitors to stop stripping off to take risqué photographs among the flowers. Stoke Fruit Farm in the south of England said there had been at least six incidents of "naked photography taking place" since the end of July, CNN reports.
A football tournament intended to promote world peace descended into chaos after hundreds of people brawled over political disagreements until riot police were deployed. The annual Canada World Peace Soccer Tournament in Edmonton was called off at short notice due to rain, but hundreds of people gat
Hikers in the French Alps have been warned they face fines of up to €750 (around £640) if they pick protected flowers on their walks. Thousands of génépi sprigs and edelweiss flowers were seized by French police during a week-long operation earlier this month, with 20 hikers
A pair of American tourists were left stranded at the top of the Eiffel Tower overnight after drinking too much. The men had tickets to visit the tower on Sunday evening but were found to still be there on Monday morning when staff arrived to open one of the world's most popular tourist attractions.