Naked man steals police Taser after stripping off in park
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Members of the public called the police after spotting a naked man in the park (Picture: Kirk Williams/ Twitter) A naked man allegedly stole a police Taser and attempted to get into a squad car. Officers were called to a park near Multnomah Street, Portland, US, at around 12.30pm on Monday after reports from members of the […]

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A Grinch’s guide to Christmas: How to ruin everyone’s day without being obvious
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Let the games begin (Picture: YouTube) Some would have you believe that everyone likes Christmas. Not so. Whether it’s the packed shops, the small talk with distant relatives or the constant sounds of Slade and Wizzard and Wham!, some people just don’t like this time of year. If they had it their way, they’d do away […]

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11 people who nailed Christmas Day randomness on Twitter
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Sheer randomness (Picture: David Ramos/Getty Images) Christmas is a funny time of year. Work comes to a grinding halt, we’re fixated with buying gifts, we spend a prolonged period of time with family in a confined space. And quite frankly, it drives us all a little doolally. Here are 11 people expressing their random side at […]

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Could we find aliens by searching for VIBRATIONS? £6,000 nanosensor may pick up tiny movements of life on distant planets
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The sensor has already shown it can detect Ecoli, according to scientists at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland and the Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie in Belgium.

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Nigel Lawson warned Margaret Thatcher her poll tax was 'catastrophic'
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In 1985 Mr Lawson told the Prime Minister of the ‘horrifying’ impact of the flat rate of tax, in a memo which has been made public for the first time.

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Brit ISIS hostage John Cantlie 'writes article for Islamic State magazine'
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A ‘special report’ appeared at the end of the sixth issue of Dabiq, the Islamic State’s magazine, alongside British journalist John Cantlie’s name, although it is not clear what role he had in writing it.

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Inmate dies after having crack pipe removed from vagina
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April Rollison (Picture: Polk County Sheriff’s Office) An inmate died after having a crack pipe removed from her vagina. April Rollison was arrested on drug charges earlier this month in Polk County, Florida, US. But during a body scan at Polk County Jail deputies spotted two items inside the 31-year-old’s vagina. She was taken to hospital. […]

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Woman ‘throws maxi-pad at driver after urinating on bus’
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Warning: Graphic content A woman allegedly urinated on a bus before taking off her maxi-pad, throwing it at the driver and breaking his nose.  A video has emerged which appears to show the aftermath of the bizarre incident in China. The clip, which is circulating on social media, shows the battered bus driver being interviewed. […]

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A man called Jack Daniels has named his son Jim Beam
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These alcoholic favourites have inspired the names of an entire family (Picture: Wikicommons) An American man who was named after Jack Daniels whiskey has taken a similar boozy approach to his own offspring-by naming his new-born son after Jim Beam whiskey. Jack Daniels Leathers, 32, from Louisiana, told Houma Today that his parents named him […]

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‘God told me to feed the pigs': Woman charged with throwing sausages and bacon at police
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Lindsey McNamara appeared in court on Friday (Picture: ABC/WCVB) A woman in America has been accused of walking into a police station and throwing sausages and bacon, because God told her to ‘feed the pigs’. Lindsey McNamara, 24, appeared in court on Friday, after the incident at Framingham Police Department, Massachusetts, and has been charged […]

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Mum rang 999 in stick insect custody battle
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‘Hello, Yes I’d like to report some stick insects please.’ (Picture: File) It’s been a great year for unwarranted emergency service calls, thanks to the man who rang 999 after his pizza took 45 minutes to arrive, and the woman who rang because her cat was giving her a ‘strange look’. There’s one more late […]

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Clarke Carlisle so busy helping others he 'forgot to help himself' says wife Gemma
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Gemma Carlisle praised her campaigning husband’s work after it emerged he was charged with a drink driving offence hours before a road accident which left him hospitalised

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Nationwide: House prices up 7.2% in 2014 – we reveal the top 20 hotspots
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London was the region that saw prices grow fastest, said Nationwide, but the ripple effect meant St Albans and Reading were the cities with the highest inflation.

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