Lion discovered in residential building at high-brow Victoria Island, Lagos

18 November 2019
Lion discovered in residential building at high-brow Victoria Island, Lagos

A two-year-old lion has been discovered in a residential building in Victoria Island area of Lagos State. The lion said to be owned by a yet to be named Indian...

Convicted murderer says his life sentence has been served after he was revived 5 times

09 November 2019
Convicted murderer says his life sentence has been served after he was revived 5 times

An Iowa inmate serving a life sentence says he should be a free man after he became ill, momentarily died, and had to be revived at the hospital. But the...

Man dies while trying to complete 50-egg eating challenge

09 November 2019
Man dies while trying to complete 50-egg eating challenge

A man died after trying to eat 50 eggs in an eating competition in India after collapsing unconscious when he reached number 42. Subhash Yadav, 42, had gone to Bibiganj...

Evil sprits come to trouble us in Govt House, governor cries out

03 November 2019
Evil sprits come to trouble us in Govt House, governor cries out

Anambra State Governor, Mr Willie Obiano, yesterday raised the alarm that there were evil spirits in the Government House. Consequently, he has urged the church to pray so that the...

The man who can't grow old: Farmer, 34, is trapped in a child's body

03 November 2019
The man who can't grow old: Farmer, 34, is trapped in a child's body

A 34-year-old man in has been trapped in a child's body due to brain injuries he had when he was six. Farmer Zhu Shengkai from the province of Hubei claimed...

No one believed him when he said he hadn't been drinking. Then researchers found his body was producing alcohol

02 November 2019
No one believed him when he said he hadn't been drinking. Then researchers found his body was producing alcohol

When a man in North Carolina was pulled over on suspicion of driving drunk, police didn't believe him when he said he hadn't had any alcohol. The man, in his...

Man who helped draft laws ordering adulterers to be flogged is flogged for adultery

01 November 2019
Man who helped draft laws ordering adulterers to be flogged is flogged for adultery

An Indonesian man working for an organisation which helped draft strict religious laws ordering adulterers to be flogged has himself been whipped after he was caught having an affair with...

Woman texted father’s number every day after he died. She got a response 4 years later

28 October 2019
Woman texted father’s number every day after he died. She got a response 4 years later

A 23-year-old woman in Arkansas lost her father four years ago, but she continued to text his phone every day to update him about her life. She never got a...

96 year-old man weds woman, 73, in Abuja

26 October 2019
96 year-old man weds woman, 73, in Abuja

Agrarian village of Kiyi in Abuja went agog on Thursday, October 17, when 96 year-old Mr AbdRahman Munse-Bwaye married his heartthrob, 73 year-old, Rukaya Yamwa-Piri. The solemnisation of the marriage...

Despite knowing we’ll die eventually we refrain from thinking about death. This is why

20 October 2019
Despite knowing we’ll die eventually we refrain from thinking about death. This is why

The human brain is wired to make us believe that death only happens to other people to stop us obsessing about the inevitable. Researchers found that by banishing thoughts of...

Egypt uncovers 'huge cache' of ancient sealed coffins

18 October 2019
Egypt uncovers 'huge cache' of ancient sealed coffins

Archaeologists have uncovered a "huge cache" of more than 20 sealed coffins in the city of Luxor, according to Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities. The seemingly well-preserved sarcophagi were discovered "as...

Billionaire Warren Buffett, a major Apple investor, uses a $20 flip phone

07 October 2019
Billionaire Warren Buffett, a major Apple investor, uses a $20 flip phone

Warren Buffett doesn’t use an iPhone, despite the fact that the firm he runs, Berkshire Hathaway, owns 5.5% of Apple. Instead, he uses a $20 flip phone: the Samsung SCH-U320,...

Judge shoots himself in the chest as he tries to kill himself in court

06 October 2019
Judge shoots himself in the chest as he tries to kill himself in court

A Thai judge who tried to kill himself in court after accusing his superiors of interfering with his verdicts has highlighted questions about judicial independence and fairness in the country....

DSS detains infant, parents for texting gov to pay dad’s gratuity

05 October 2019
DSS detains infant, parents for texting gov to pay dad’s gratuity

Four family members, including a six-month-old baby in Kebbi have sued the Kebbi State Government and Department of State Services for alleged illegal arrest and detention for 13 days without...

Do you relish potato chips? Ants, cockroaches, crickets taste just like them - Report

03 October 2019
Do you relish potato chips? Ants, cockroaches, crickets taste just like them - Report

Head of University of Costa Rica’s Insects Museum decided three years ago to replace animal protein in his diet with crickets, ants, cockroaches, beetles and other insects - and wants...

Woman found rare $250,000 Rolex wedged in cushions of a thrift-store couch she'd bought for $25

01 October 2019
Woman found rare $250,000 Rolex wedged in cushions of a thrift-store couch she'd bought for $25

Writing for Robb Report, founder and CEO of the luxury-watch reseller Bob's Watches recounts getting a call from a woman who said she found a rare Rolexbetween her couch cushions....

Hangovers are an 'illness' rules court, as they 'disrupt body's normal state'

28 September 2019
Hangovers are an 'illness' rules court, as they 'disrupt body's normal state'

A German court has ruled that hangovers are a type of 'illness' in a case involving an anti-hangover drinks company A German court has ruled that hangovers are a type...

Man who died while having sex on a business trip was the victim of a work accident, court rules

12 September 2019
Man who died while having sex on a business trip was the victim of a work accident, court rules

A man who died from a heart attack after having sex with a woman he met on a business trip is a 'victim of a professional accident', a French court...

Invisible-ink stamps to identify gropers on Japanese public transport sell out in minutes

02 September 2019
Invisible-ink stamps to identify gropers on Japanese public transport sell out in minutes

A new device aimed at tackling sexual harassment on crowded trains and public transport has sold out just half an hour after it went on sale in Japan. The "anti-groping"...

Fowl, owner sued for loud crowing complained about by neighbour

01 September 2019
Fowl, owner sued for loud crowing complained about by neighbour

A loud 4-year-old rooster called Maurice on an island off the French Atlantic shore has pitted a couple of city slickers who bought a second home next door against his...

Fake dog testicles made this man a millionaire

25 August 2019
Fake dog testicles made this man a millionaire

Gregg Miller proves you can make a fortune with anything. Even dog balls. Not the kind you throw around playing in the dog park. “What I’m doing is I’m developing...

Town installs anti-sex public toilets that will spray amorous couples with water if they start having intercourse

19 August 2019
Town installs anti-sex public toilets that will spray amorous couples with water if they start having intercourse

A seaside town is planning to install public toilets that spray occupants with water and sound an alarm if they detect 'violent movement'. Sensors in Porthcawl lavatories will automatically open...

Mayor paraded through town in women’s clothes for failing to keep campaign promises

17 August 2019
Mayor paraded through town in women’s clothes for failing to keep campaign promises

When the residents of a municipality in southern Mexicogot fed up with their mayor after he failed to keep a campaignpromise, they knew what they had to do. They made...

A teen went viral for tweeting from her family's LG smart fridge after her mom confiscated her phone

15 August 2019
A teen went viral for tweeting from her family's LG smart fridge after her mom confiscated her phone

Bill Bostock * A teen went viral after she tweeted from her family smart fridge, a desperate move to stay online after her mom took away her other devices. *...

The dance parties where men are banned

12 August 2019
The dance parties where men are banned

A team behind a new night in Nairobi argues all women's dance parties can create safe nightlife spaces for women. On a warm evening in a suburb of the Kenyan...

Speaker calls for emergency air fresheners as farting politician shuts down parliament

10 August 2019
Speaker calls for emergency air fresheners as farting politician shuts down parliament

A farting politician shut down a session of parliament in Kenya as members blamed each other for the offending smell. The row broke out in the Homa Bay county assembly...

Kaduna govt insists on written guarantees from FG, Indian govt before obeying court order on El-Zakzaky

08 August 2019
Kaduna govt insists on written guarantees from FG, Indian govt before obeying court order on El-Zakzaky

Kaduna State government has given conditions to be met by Shiites leader, Mr Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, before they would be allowed to travel to India for medical...

Only 100 pairs of the designers sunglasses exist worldwide. Wife of a gov in Nigeria wore a pair to a funeral. Here it’s

04 August 2019
Only 100 pairs of the designers sunglasses exist worldwide. Wife of a gov in Nigeria wore a pair to a funeral. Here it’s

Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano, wife of Anambra State governor, caused a stir when she donned a pair of Gucci glasses valued at $2,755 (about N995, 932.50). Mrs Obiano wore the shades...

The woman who rose from refugee to president

04 August 2019
The woman who rose from refugee to president

The little girl who fled from war-torn Latvia spent more than 50 years in exile - but soon after returning she became president. Not only that, Vaira Vike-Freiberga became the...

Shock as plane lands on busy road

03 August 2019
Shock as plane lands on busy road

Authorities say a small plane landed on a busy stretch of road in Washington state, stunning drivers but hurting no one. Washington State Patrol says the single-propeller KR2 aircraft landed...

Woman is publicly whipped 100 times for having pre-marital sex

02 August 2019
Woman is publicly whipped 100 times for having pre-marital sex

Rights groups have slammed public caning as cruel, and Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has called for it to end, but the practice has wide support among Aceh's population Sharia law...

Man chews snake to pieces in revenge after it bit him

30 July 2019
Man chews snake to pieces in revenge after it bit him

An Indian man was bitten by a snake at his home in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday He sought revenge on the reptile and killed the snake by chewing it into...

This university dropout was bedridden for 11 years. Then he invented a surgery and cured himself

28 July 2019
This university dropout was bedridden for 11 years. Then he invented a surgery and cured himself

Doug Lindsay was 21 and starting his senior year at Rockhurst University, a Jesuit college in Kansas City, Missouri, when his world imploded. After his first day of classes, the...

Judge orders man’s mouth taped for interrupting him during court proceedings

28 July 2019
Judge orders man’s mouth taped for interrupting him during court proceedings

Court logs show a Louisiana district court judge ordered a man’s mouth be taped shut for repeatedly interrupting proceedings. The Acadiana Advocate reports Michael C. Duhon was being sentenced July...

You’re handsome, female senator says of Buhari’s ministerial nominee

26 July 2019
You’re handsome, female senator says of Buhari’s ministerial nominee

Senator representing Anambra Central, Mrs Uche Ekwunife, during the ministerial screening at Senate on Thursday asked a nominee, Mr Abdullahi Hassan of Nasarawa State, what he would do as Minister...

Boris Johnson's first task as prime minister was to write this terrifying letter

25 July 2019
Boris Johnson's first task as prime minister was to write this terrifying letter

• Boris Johnson won a landslide in the UK's Conservative Party leadership election Tuesday • Johnson took office will as prime minister Wednesday, and one of the first tasks he...

Junior Air Force man returns N15.5m cash found in Kano market

23 July 2019
Junior Air Force man returns N15.5m cash found in Kano market

An Aircraftman of Nigerian Air Force, Mr Bashir Umar, has returned the sum of €37,000 (about N15.54m) found in a parcel at Hajj Camp Market in Kano State to the...

Zamfara villagers dump corpse at Govt House in protest of killings

21 July 2019
Zamfara villagers dump corpse at Govt House in protest of killings

Over 100 villagers from Jirrawa community in Kaura-Namoda Local Government Area of Zamfara on Saturday besieged Government House, Gusau, with the body of a community member they said was killed...

Poverty. Frustration. To buy mobile phones. Here are heart-wrenching reasons parents sell their babies for as low as N150k in Nigeria

07 July 2019
Poverty. Frustration. To buy mobile phones. Here are heart-wrenching reasons parents sell their babies for as low as N150k in Nigeria

Giving bizarre reasons such as using the proceeds to buy smartphones to the absurd like using them as collateral, no fewer than 15 parents sold out their babies between February...

Slap on the law as criminals grow cannabis inside a disused police station

06 July 2019
Slap on the law as criminals grow cannabis inside a disused police station

With brazen contempt for the law, criminals set up a sprawling £1.5 million cannabis factory in a disused police station. Remnants of the massive drugs farm, made up of more...