Some more funny and random headlines from around the world:

  • Zimbabwe PM breaks wedding taboo: Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai breaks a local taboo and marries in November, paying a bride price of $36,000 (£23,000) and 10 cows.
  • Spit threatens Calcutta landmark: Engineers devise a plan to save Calcutta’s famous Howrah Bridge from death by spit corrosion.
  • Barack Obama seeks new ‘body man’: Reggie Love, who has served as US President Barack Obama’s personal assistant for four years, says he is leaving the job to focus on his studies.
  • Qantas Twitter contest backfires: A Twitter competition draws thousands of angry responses after Australian airline Qantas launches it in the middle of a major labour dispute.
  • World’s worst team get first win: American Samoa’s football team – ranked as the worst international team in the world – win a game for the first time in its history after 30 matches.
  • Scuba helps man escape bushfire: A man who stayed behind to fire-proof his house from a bushfire in Australia survives by using scuba gear and his neighbour’s pool.
  • Gaga emails school bully campaign: Lady Gaga emails an unsuspecting fan to praise his efforts to “spread tolerance” through an anti-bullying campaign.
  • Mexico City claims zombie record: Mexico City clams the world record for the biggest ever “zombie walk” after nearly 10,000 people parade dressed up as the living dead.
  • S Korea’s Lee dons thermal pants: South Korea’s president says he is wearing thermal underwear to save energy, as he urges citizens to take measures to avoid power shortages.
  • Toilet technology targets boredom: A UK design team has devised a urinal-mounted games console, which it hopes will relieve men of boredom across the country.
  • Governor regrets tweet complaint: Kansas Governor Sam Brownback apologises for his office’s “over-reaction” to a disparaging tweet from a teenager sent during a visit to the state capitol.
  • Snakecharmer sparks office panic: Workers flee in panic after a disgruntled snake charmer lets loose dozens of snakes in a revenue office in India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state.
  • Superman comic sells for $2.16m: A copy of the first issue of Action Comics, featuring Superman’s debut, becomes the world’s most expensive comic, fetching $2.16m (£1.4m).

 

Chris
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Married to the amazing Sarah and raising Jakey, Daniel, Amelia, Josh & Jonah in our blended family. Passionate for Jesus, social work & sport.

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