Here are some of the more random headlines from the BBC website over the last two weeks:
US man charged for shooting mower: A man in the US state of Wisconsin is arrested after shooting his lawn mower because it would not start.
Hitting the high notes on Snowdon: Three “extreme” cellists climb to the top of Wales’ highest mountain to play their songs for charity.
Bug feast saves Outback pest man: A former pest-control officer found himself eating insects to survive after he lost his bearings in the Australian Outback.
Flatulence joke is world’s oldest: The world’s oldest joke is a one-liner harking back to 1900BC about breaking wind, researchers claim.
Mexico rustles up giant baguette: Mexican caterers make a 44-metre (48-yard) sandwich in what they say is the longest “torta” in Latin America.
Parents forget child at airport: Staff at Ben Gurion Airport in Israel find a small girl alone after her parents accidentally take a plane without her.
Germany hails ‘bullet-proof bra’: Germany introduces a “bullet-proof” bra to protect thousands of women police officers across the country.
Pet dogs can ‘catch’ human yawns: Yawning is known to be contagious in humans but now scientists have shown that dogs can catch a yawn too.
Nigerian advises against 86 wives: A man in Nigeria who has 86 wives and at least 170 children advises others not to follow his example.
Eat kangaroo to ‘save the planet’: Switching from beef to kangaroo burgers could significantly help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, an Australian scientist says.
Author’s novel invitation to home: A 93-year-old woman who has had her first novel published buys a house in Devon to help friends avoid going into nursing homes.