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Gravy errors spoil pie-eating contest

A logistics lapse saw the 2014 World Pie-Eating Championships contest being declared null and void.

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Londoners hit morning disco before work

Welcome to “Morning Gloryville”: an alcohol-free disco held before party-goers head to work.

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Some coke with your coffee?

A coffee company in Berlin received its usual shipment of beans from Brazil with an addition: a sack filled with cocaine.

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Council gets 2-hour phone-sex bill
December 12 2014 at 09:51

A R1 920 bill for a two-hour call to a sex line had a veteran DA councillor in the Msunduzi Municipality blushing.

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Would-be bank robbers get cold feet
December 11 2014 at 15:31

Using toy guns, two 12-year-old boys tried to rob a bank in Israel but fled without any cash after apparently losing their nerve.

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Woman rides tractor to the South Pole
December 9 2014 at 18:43

Adventurer Manon Ossevoort is living proof that dreams come true if you take things one day at a time.

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‘Supergran’ undaunted by gang
December 9 2014 at 16:22

She’s 100 years old and can’t see so well - but Mary Smith wasn’t about to let a group of thugs take her scooter.

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Man dodges poison by vagina
December 9 2014 at 15:52

A woman allegedly tried to kill her husband by putting poison in her vagina and asking him to perform oral sex.

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VIP wasn’t nuts about airline service
December 9 2014 at 14:46

A Korean Air cabin attendant was booted from a plane by the daughter of the airline’s CEO after a row over snacks.

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Barack Obama, the TV host?
December 9 2014 at 11:15

Barack Obama drew laughter from the audience after nudging Stephen Colbert from his perch.

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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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