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
A seal which evaded capture by concerned authorities for several days has finally been taken into custody after turning himself in at a police station. "Shoebert", who became a minor celebrity in a town near Boston after turning up in the local Shoe Pond and defying rescue attempts, unexpectedl
A Yorkshire football club is attempting to avail itself of a 12th century treaty in order to play in Scotland. Doncaster City FC has contacted the Scottish Football Association (SFA) “applying for next year’s competition” on the basis of the 1136 treaty, which gave the town to Scot
A popular online shooter is set to be banned by the Taliban for "promoting violence". PUBG: Battlegrounds, one of the most successful video games of all time with a player base of tens of millions of people worldwide, has previously been accused by the Taliban of "[causing] the young generation to g
A police station in the US has begun organising pot parties to help officers better understand how cannabis impairs motorists. Montgomery County Police Station in Maryland invited legal cannabis users to light up in front of officers so they could see the effects first-hand, The Times reports.