Some more funny and random headlines from around the world:

  • ‘Ancient’ Greek statue is fake: An “ancient” Greek statue found in a sheep pen north-west of Athens has now been deemed a fake.
  • Eyes fail before 576,000-mile car: A 93-year-old woman in Florida, Rachel Veitch, gives up driving after completing 576,000 miles in her beloved 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente.
  • Russia Church in gold watch row: The Russian Orthodox Church apologises for showing a doctored photo of its leader Patriarch Kirill in which a luxury watch had been removed from his wrist.
  • Missing cat turns up 15 years on: A cat called Poldi missing for 15 years is to be reunited with its owner after being found southern Germany.
  • US man survives nail into heart: A New Jersey man is making a quick recovery after accidentally shooting a 4-inch (10cm) nail into his heart.
  • German drivers offered free rides: Motorists in the German city of Leipzig are being offered public transport for free for the rest of the week to encourage them to leave their cars at home.
  • Clinton ‘hearts’ text spoof site: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gives her seal of approval to a website showing spoof texts from her to various political leaders.
  • Mother finds baby alive in morgue: A mother in Argentina speaks of her joy at finding her premature baby alive in a refrigerated morgue, 12 hours after the girl had been declared dead.
  • Gingrich campaign cheque bounces: A $500 (£314) cheque issued by the cash-strapped campaign of Republican candidate Newt Gingrich to qualify for Utah’s primary bounced, it emerges.
  • Girl, 4, joins Mensa with 159 IQ: A four-year-old girl from Hampshire is accepted into Mensa with an IQ just one point below Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.
  • NZ to build cardboard cathedral: A cardboard cathedral will be built in Christchurch to temporarily replace the one damaged by the 2011 earthquake, officials say.
  • Superman cheque makes super price: The original cheque used to buy the Superman comic character from its original creators for $130 sells in an online auction for $160,000 (£101,000).
  • Hen lays healthy ‘eggless’ chick: A hen in Sri Lanka gives birth to a live chick without an egg, in a new twist on the age-old question of which came first.
  • Queen Victoria archive put online: Rarely seen documents chronicling the life of Queen Victoria are made public on a new website marking this year’s Diamond Jubilee.
  • US introduces $60 LED light bulb: A light bulb which won a US Department of Energy contest for an alternative to a 60-watt incandescent bulb goes on sale for Earth Day – but with a $60 price tag.
  • Hi-tech car aid for older drivers: A team at Newcastle University is developing new technology – including a “Granny-Nav” – aimed at helping older drivers stay on the road.
  • Men set to live as long as women: The gap between male and female life expectancy is closing and men could catch up by 2030, according to an adviser for the UK Office for National Statistics.
  • Men charged over penguin ‘prank’: Two Welshmen are charged after a fairy penguin was taken from a theme park in Queensland, Australia.
  • Driver ‘parks’ car in Paris metro: A confused driver ends up trapping his car on the steps of a metro station in Paris, after mistaking it for the entrance to an underground car park.
  • Pixar to debut new Dolby system: The animated film Brave will premiere Dolby’s Atmos system which allows sounds to be placed with more precision in theatres.
  • Student wins Google photo prize: A Swedish student has been named as the winner of the Google Photography Prize.
  • Sachin in parliament ‘nomination’: Top Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is recommended by the prime minister for a seat in India’s upper house of parliament.
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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