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Upmarket bug snacks for Thailanders

Thai entrepreneur Panitan Tongsiri will launch his “HiSo”, short for high-society, brand of seasoned insect snacks in March.

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Nutella jar blamed for house fire

It sounds far-fetched that a jar containing a few rubber bands caused a severe house fire but that's exactly what happened, an investigator said.

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Hungarian village for rent

If “king for a day” sounds too majestic, a small Hungarian village will let you become deputy mayor for a few days.

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Huge white truffle up for grabs
December 5 2014 at 11:46

The bidding for an Italian white truffle is expected to start at $50 000.

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Beginner’s luck for US Powerball winner
December 5 2014 at 11:20

Lisa Quam sent an email to her friends and co-workers after winning a $90m Powerball lottery jackpot on her first try.

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‘Hi officer. Can I have a lift?’
December 4 2014 at 12:35

The copper pipes in his backpack gave police their first clue that this hitchhiker had been up to no good...

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Man scores 46 items in Amazon bungle
December 3 2014 at 12:37

Student Robert Quinn was allowed to keep Amazon goods including a 3D TV and a laptop after a glitch.

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Christmas biscuits sugar shuts mail centre
December 2 2014 at 17:37

Vanilla sugar for Christmas biscuits trickling from an envelope reportedly sparked a bioterrorism scare in Germany.

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Tycoon ‘turns’ fatherless women to brides
December 1 2014 at 17:32

An Indian diamond trader has thrown a mass wedding ceremony for 111 fatherless women.

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Scores tie the knot on ‘I Do Day’
December 1 2014 at 12:44

A famous stadium in Rio de Janeiro was the scene for a mass wedding featuring 1 960 couples.

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