Some more funny and random headlines from around the world:

  • Google searches Scott’s polar hut: Navigable photographs of polar explorers Sir Ernest Shackleton and Robert Falcon Scott’s Antarctic huts are put online by Google.
  • Egypt Olympians get ‘fake’ gear: Members of the Egyptian Olympic team have been given fake Nike gear, a synchronised swimmer alleges, leaving officials shocked and embarrassed.
  • Japan ukulele players set record: Ukulele players in Japan set a new Guinness World Record for the largest ensemble of strummers.
  • Missing man returns 23 years on: A Bangladeshi man missing for 23 years and given up for dead by his family is welcomed home after being freed from a Pakistani jail.
  • US farmer destroys police cars: A man in the US state of Vermont who had been facing a minor drugs charge is now in more serious trouble after driving a tractor over seven police cars.
  • Spider named after Attenborough: A tiny spider discovered recently in Australia is named after British television naturalist Sir David Attenborough.
  • Teen crowned fastest texter in US: A 17-year-old has held on to his title as the US’s fastest texter after beating others at some odd tasks.
  • Man naps on moving baggage belt: Security staff at Rome airport spot a sleeping Norwegian tourist travelling through the X-ray machine on a baggage belt.
  • Japan women’s team gets upgraded: Japan’s Olympic women’s football team is upgraded to business class on its flight home after complaining about being given worse seats than the male players.
  • Giant python caught in Florida: The biggest Burmese python ever recorded in Florida has been caught in the Everglades, US scientists say.
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