Iceland will now allow parents to name their daughters Angelina - just like one very famous American actress.
Scientific research into how polyester pants affect the sex life of rats was honoured at this year's Ig Nobel spoof awards.
Bangladesh zoo keepers have thrown two lions a wedding party that included a heart-shaped meat cake.
Anthony Poppel had booked and paid £32.50 for a ride up Mt Snowdon in North Wales - but was turned away as an obese family had taken up all the space.
With China facing a demographic crisis, one city has taken a novel approach: a direct call to young government officials to have a second child.
'The couple's wax figures, which were launched in 2013, have been split up and are now featured at a respectful distance from each other.'
Young backers of leftist British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn are being encouraged to bring their teddy bears to the party's annual conference.
A Chinese aquarium holding a forlorn-looking polar bear named Pizza says it does not need foreign interference, after activists ...
A French hitchhiker damaged road signs after becoming furious at being stuck in a tiny New Zealand town for four days without a ride.
A UK hotel gardener spent a year growing a giant cabbage and was full of plans to enter it at a horticultural show...
Nigel Farage says he kept his "underpants on" during a moonlit swim in the English Channel on his last night as Ukip leader.
An Indiana man who police say mailed dead skunks and a raccoon to a man chosen over him as school basketball coach has been arrested.
The streets may be paved with gold in heaven but in New York, it's a gold toilet providing creature comfort - and an eyeful ...
New Zealand police are on the hunt for a thief who has been creeping around Auckland backyards stealing sleeping rabbits from their hutches.
A New Zealand woman has declared her own personal war on waste.