Funny stories from around the world
Some more funny and random headlines from around the world:
- Bitcoins used to pay for pizza: Programmers have created a site that lets people pay for pizza using the bitcoin digital currency.
- Murdoch hints at Page 3 replacement: Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has hints on Twitter that The Sun’s topless women on Page Three may be replaced with a “halfway house” of “glamorous fashionistas”.
- Frank Lampard signs kids’ book deal: England footballer Frank Lampard is to write a series of children’s books, says publisher Little, Brown.
- Delhi’s No.1 ladies’ taxi company: Delhi’s first women cabbies ride out rank sexism
- The awkwardness of the Skype job interview: The awkwardness of having a Skype job interview
- Norway TV’s slow-burning wood drama: Norwegian public television broadcasts a special programme which features a burning fireplace – for 12 hours.
- Gold bars for tsunami-hit Japan port: People in a small Japanese fishing port devastated by the 2011 tsunami have been receiving gold bars in the post from an anonymous benefactor.
- Tom Cruise ‘curry night’ the movie: Hollywood star Tom Cruise’s visit to a Hertfordshire curry house is turned into a film.
- Burger King Twitter account ‘hacked’: US fast-food chain Burger King says its Twitter account may have been hacked after its profile picture was changed to a McDonald’s logo and offensive messages were posted.
- ‘Nuns’ caught drinking illegally: An Irish publican is prosecuted after police found dozens of ‘nuns’ drinking illegally, several hours past closing time on his premises.
- ‘Oldest marathon man’ runs last race: A man believed to be the world’s oldest marathon runner runs his last long distance competitive race in Hong Kong.
- Parts of ancient continent found: Fragments of an ancient continent are buried beneath the Indian Ocean, a new study suggests.
- Giant fish reeled in off Shetland: A Shetland fisherman is celebrating after reeling in a giant fish weighing more than 67lbs.
- Drinkers sue over ‘watered-down’ Bud: US beer lovers are suing Anheuser-Busch for allegedly watering down its Budweiser, Michelob and other popular American beer brands.
- The church dome painted by graffiti artists: The street artists let loose on a church
- N Korea’s Kim meets Dennis Rodman: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meets retired US basketball player Dennis Rodman at a game in Pyongyang.
- Fujitsu makes ‘smart walking stick’: A walking stick designed for old people – with built in GPS and a heart monitor – is demonstrated at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
- Air New Zealand pilot ‘fell asleep’: Air New Zealand says one of its pilots twice nodded off during a flight between London and Los Angeles but the flight was never in danger, reports say.