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Liverpool agree world-record £75m deal for Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool have finally won the race to sign Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk after agreeing a world record £75 million fee for a defender. The two clubs have again been in discreet negotiations in recent days following the acrimonious breakdown of a potential deal last summer and have today reached agreement on the transfer. Manchester […]

World Record Christmas Lights

David and Janean Richards of Canberra, Australia, have set another record for the number of Christmas lights on their home. They first held the record in 2011, but then were eclipsed by an American home in 2012. This year, the Richards set up 502,165 Christmas lights to regain the title. That brings bragging rights, and […]

Funny stories from around the world

Some more funny and random headlines from around the world: Rowling unmasked as crime novelist: Sales of little-known crime novel The Cuckoo’s Calling are rocketing after Harry Potter author JK Rowling was revealed as the book’s author. Hamlet to go on world tour: Shakespeare’s Globe theatre is to take Hamlet around the world – including to nations which […]

The Backwards Bowler

[youtube id=”uZXQBDj74cg” width=”580″ height=”337″] Jim Cripps doesn’t even need to face the pins to score better than we do! The Backwards Bowler, as he bills himself, rolls his balls down the lane while standing backwards. He holds a Guinness World Record for bowling a 278 (out of a possible 300) using this approach.  Check out […]

Funny stories from around the world

Some more funny and random headlines from around the world: Canada notes have ‘wrong’ leaf: Canada’s new plastic banknotes feature Norway maple leaves, instead of the Canadian sugar maple leaf, according to botanists. Birds make music with bum notes: A piece of music that was composed by waiting for bird droppings to fall on giant […]