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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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Facebookers send man 30 000 birthday cards
November 24 2014 at 11:21

A man with Down's syndrome in France got truckloads of cards for his 30th birthday, after his mother put out a call on Facebook that went viral.

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‘Anti-Barbie’ doll goes on sale
November 23 2014 at 15:03

The 'anti-Barbie' doll - aimed at showing that “average is beautiful” - will soon hit the shelves in the US.

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Town opposes Pooh Bear for unclear gender
November 22 2014 at 13:37

Officials in a Polish town have opposed a proposition to name a playground after Winnie-the-Pooh due to his unclear gender.

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Over the moon about espresso
November 21 2014 at 17:48

Astronauts on the International Space Station will get a new toy this weekend - the ISSpresso machine.

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Fussy diner shown the door
November 20 2014 at 15:33

A woman was sent packing by an Italian-American restaurant after sending back 90 percent of her meals.

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‘Premium cannabis’ bears Marley’s name
November 19 2014 at 10:33

Marijuana-loving reggae icon Bob Marley is being remembered with an eponymous brand of ganja.

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‘Gay’ bull saved by Simpsons creator
November 19 2014 at 12:27

Benjy the bull was destined for the slaughterhouse after failing to perform his duties - but things are looking up.

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‘Mayor Frida’ puts best paw forward
November 19 2014 at 11:21

San Francisco gave a Chihuahua the job of mayor as part of a campaign to support the city’s animal shelter.

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Oxford Dictionaries pick word of the year
November 18 2014 at 15:24

Oxford Dictionaries picked “vape” as their new word of the year, with the affectionate “bae” as runners-up.

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Can frog juice give you a lift?
November 18 2014 at 12:37

Frogs from Peru’s Lake Titicaca are the main ingredient in a juice blend that some Andean cultures believe is a cure-all.

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