Mysterious balls on Oreti Beach

Grass balls washed up at the north end of Oreti Beach in large numbers over hundreds of metres.

Alien eggs? Tumble seaweed? An art installation?

When toys go bad

Lego can be fun but can also injure, ACC figures show.

Barbie shoes and Lego can be more dangerous than you might think.

Give me back my teeth

Ramon McDonald and his wife Sharon McDonald are annoyed that his dentist withheld his lower denture because he did not pay the bill they say was twice as much as originally quoted.

A dispute over a dentist bill left a Nelson man with no bottom teeth.

Hipster house creeps out UK media video

This so-called "ghost" might actually just be a hipster.

An eerie-looking hipster house for sale in Sydney has UK media in a spin.

Monk relaxes atop wind turbine

Brother Joseph Byron like the view from this turbine in Rhode Island.

A Benedictine monk tired to find solitude on top of a wind turbine.

D.Dog for president

Bailey the dog shows he's got what it takes to be President of the United State, with owner Jacob Rubin, 14.

Running for president of the free world is so easy, even a dog can do it.

Most beautiful city, best loo

The beauty of Hastings is surely evident to every casual observer.

Hastings won NZ's most beautiful city, as well as best toilet - which had more entries.

Sinkhole swallows five

One woman can be seen clinging to pipes in the sink hole.

A sinkhole in a Chinese city swallows five people in a dramatic scene that was captured on security video.

For sale: 'Baby-making couch'

Want to cuddle on the tiger couch? Beware of its special powers.

Couples can get desperate when trying to fall pregnant, and an enterprising seller from LA is trying to cash in on that.

Big Ben's bongs wrong

The bongs on Big Ben are running fast, say clocksmiths.

The bongs of London's Big Ben have been mysteriously running fast.

When inanimate objects attack

Police in Palmerston North rounded up 15 various garden ornaments, including four gnomes, when they came across them sitting on a traffic island.

Why gnomes, balloons and bouncy castles are not to be trusted.

Bearded lady on lookout for love

Lynn Werrett and her bearded dragon lizard Ember.

Dating scene can be tough when you've been asleep for five months.

Giant red ball runs amok video

Ever wonder what a 100kg giant Jaffa would look like rolling down the street?

Ever imagined a 100kg giant Jaffa at large in the streets? Well, take a look at this.

Creepy figure linked to bag of raw meat

While online commenters have linked the meat and the figure, local police have not confirmed any connection.

Hooded figure seen dropping raw meat in US playgrounds unnerves locals.

Nasa: World not going to end

The Biederman half of the comet Wolf-Biederman strike the Earth in a still from the 1998 movie Deep Impact.

America's space agency says there's "not one shred of evidence" that a huge asteroid will hit Earth near Puerto Rico next month.

Toddler locked inside hotel safe

A three-year-old girl on holiday at Niagara Falls got locked in the safe in the family's hotel room during a game of hide-and-seek.

Three-year-old girl on holiday at Niagara Falls got locked in the safe in the family's hotel room during game of hide-and-seek.

School sells entire playground

Summerland Primary School's entire playground has been sold on TradeMe.

Could it be a zombie play area? Does it come with mud? These are the questions you face when you sell a playground online.

This circus features 14 amazing cats

Alley "The Athlete" holds a Guinness World Record for the longest recorded jump by a cat.

The Acro-Cats circus features cats jumping through hoops, walking on high wires and balancing atop balls. Really.

English - NZ's unofficial language

Look it up: Pouring over a French-English dictionary might increase your white brain cells.

Unlike te reo and sign, English is not an official language - at least, not yet.

Dropped spiders appear to steer video

Flat Selenops spiders appear to be able to steer themselves as they glide among tree trunks.

Spiders that can glide between trees and steer themselves are more agile than cats.

Video shows how rats swim into toilets video

Rats are remarkably good swimmers. Photo: National Geographic

Viral video shows how rats can escape sewer pipes and enter private homes.

Man stuck in washing machine

Rescue crews work to extricate a Sydney man trapped in the washing machine.

Man trapped in a front loader for at least three hours when rescuers arrived.

UK PM flies budget, chomps Pringles

John Key in 2008, showing why politicians should think carefully before eating in public.

David Cameron captured squashed into ordinary seat on a plane belonging to a low-cost airline - eating paprika Pringles.

Cub's Pooh Bear moment

Colorado police has to tranquilise a bear so they could remove a plastic tub from her head.

A bear cub has been freed from a plastic tub of protein powder.

'Angel' Groban croons Trump tweets

Josh Groban admits he has the 'voice of an angel' before launching his album, Donald Trump Tweets.

Josh Groban has released his next hit album ... Donald Trump's greatest tweets.

Inventor's mum rescues Roofliss

Dan Melling and Adam Turnbull on board amphibious van Roofliss during their voyage across Cook Strait.

A mother's love has saved Marlborough's history-making amphibious van from the scrap heap.

Forgetful truckie destroys sign video

Truck driver smashes through an overhead motorway sign after forgetting to lower the tipper section of his vehicle.

A truck driver smashed through an overhead motorway sign after forgetting to lower the tipper section of his vehicle.

The Noodly Magnificence made manifest

A creature called a siphonophore found about 1325 metres underwater, near the seabed off the coast of Angola.

It grows up to 40 metres long and its worshippers believe it created the universe.

Brazen bear breaks in

This brazen black bear saw a cat flap as an opportunity.

The bear enjoyed a feast of brownies, Toblerones and Pepsi - then came back for more.

A tongue-in-cheek look at bad cars gallery

A 1964 Ford Fairline drives off after winning the "Worst of Show" award at the Concours d'Lemon.

Prestigious Pebble Beach car show also has its its fun side with the Concours d'Lemon.

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