Oddstuff

Duo sucked coins from car wash

Double trouble: coin thieves clean up at the Chirnside Park car wash.

Police hunting pair who used their own vacuum cleaner to suck coins from car wash machines.

'Gay marriage caused quake'

gay marriage

Right-wing fringe group outlandishly blames gay marriage for "destruction" of a New Zealand city.

Debauched Santas hire lawyer

Girls dressed as Santa Claus - who may or may not be somewhat inebriated - ride the subway in New York City during SantaCon.

After backlash, NYC pub crawl involving hordes of drunk Santas get lesson on their civil rights.

Camera thief films himself

WHO YOU LOOKING AT? The light-fingered CCTV camera lover.

It's not exactly a mugshot, but many people have already convicted this man of being a mug.

Reindeer rustlers rile resident

MISSING IN ACTION: Pukekohe's Richard Anderson examines a reindeer similar to the three which were stolen from his house on the weekend.

Deer-napping leaves Pukekohe man wondering why someone would do such a thing at Christmas.

Doh! Duped by a Simpson

MAGGIE SIMPSON: You can trust this face. Honest.

Scientific journals left red-faced after accepting study by Maggie Simpson and Edna Krabappel.

Angelu is a cube master video

CUBE MASTER: Angelu Cayanan is the national Rubik's Cube champion with a time of 13.9 seconds.

With incredible speed, Angelu Cayanan demonstrates how to solve a Rubik's Cube.

Man risks electrocution for his Christmas display

A Townsville man disconnected a street light outside his home in order to make his Christmas display look brighter.

One bright spark has risked electrocution by disconnecting a street light to add that extra twinkle to his Christmas lights.

Horsing around with paint video

Bilbo is a pony with a passion for painting.

Charity harnesses creativity, with one old pony proving you're never pasture time to paint.

Parading cops make horseback arrest

HIGH NOON: Constable Laura Swan, left,  riding Smoke, Constable Cathy Cullen on Captain and Constable Lorraine Borrell with Chief, pictured here during the Tuakau Christmas Parade, shortly before making the arrest.

It was Christmas parade day. The desperadoes thought it was their moment. But they didn't count on three law-women on horseback.

Gas leak flushes out 'furries'

YES, IT'S A THING: Furry enthusiasts attend the Eurofurence  conference in Berlin, Germany in August this year. A Chicago conference has been disrupted by a chemical leak.

A Chicago hotel gas leak flushed thousands of guests onto the street - some appeared to be foxes, rabbits and dragons.

Swarm invades pitch

Cricketers seek cover over what could have been a stinging on Saturday.

Running wasn't an option, so players just had to duck as "easily a couple of thousand" bees arrived.

Stubborn goat disrupts soccer game video

A billy goat is keen to join in this soccer game in Crete.

The billy goat upset a soccer game on the island of Crete, disrupting play several times as he invaded the pitch.

Another hot criminal

HOT CRIMINAL: Alysa Bathrick

Another entrant is in the running for the title of 2014's most attractive police mugshot.

'We think it's, um, pretty legal' video

CONTENDER: A Steven Joyce utterance is in the short-list for quote of the year.

Utterances during the election campaign dominate nominations for 2014 NZ quote of the year.

Moving wheelchairs break record video

A continuous line of 247 moving wheelchairs sets new Guinness world record.

Floating object a Google balloon

SKY HIGH: A white object floating in the sky had Hamiltonians puzzled.

The mysterious white sphere hovering above Hamilton yesterday was the work of Google.

Rescued red zone cat finds owners

Fingers was reunited with owner Stephen Phillip, after five years, by the red zone cats rescue project.

An extra-toed cat who disappeared five years ago has been reunited with its owner.

Tony's creepy Christmas card

Tony and Cherie Blair's 2014 Christmas Card sets off a Twitterstorm.

Twitterstorm follows former British Prime Minster's joyless, soul-sucking holiday card.

Empty pond a fishy business

Craig Ashcroft's face is reflected in his now empty pond, once home to 30 gold fish he believes were stolen two weeks ago.

Man who had almost $1000 worth of goldfish stolen is furious police have done next to nothing to solve the mystery.

The Chinese farmer in an orange submarine

Tan Yong orange submarine

In the village where he was born, a Chinese chicken breeder emerged from a lake of green to tell of his life beneath the waves in a homemade orange submarine.

Fight off shark, go home for a snack

ATTACK VICTIM: Cameron Pearman hopes to be back out in the water soon.

When Cameron Pearman was bitten by a shark, he just biked home for breakfast. As you do.

'Support' pig booted off plane

PIG ON BOARD: Does that count as carry on luggage?

Porcine passenger grounded after disrupting fellow flyers. Oh, and it ponged up the plane.

Anti-garden state

A Reddit post asking if gardens were illegal in New Zealand was met with a slew of jokesters taking the mickey out of Kiwi society.

Reddit post asking if gardens were illegal in New Zealand met with slew of jokesters taking the mickey.

BK employee finds $127,000

Assistant manager at a Northern California Burger King finds a backpack loaded with about NZ$127,000.

Assistant manager at Northern California Burger King finds backpack loaded with about NZ$127,000.

Captain Puffleface to the rescue video

MOTHER HEN: Daniel Lynch, 12, was surprised to find a wild kitten he named Tiger had found an unlikely parental figure in one of his chickens. Daniel is pictured with another chicken - Nick the Chick.

When a wild kitten needed a friend, a chicken stepped up. Let Daniel Lynch, 12, tell the story...

Stray dog joins epic trek video

KINDNESS: It all started when Mikael Lindnord fed the dog a meatball.

Arthur followed a Swedish adventure racing team on 40-km trek and found himself a new home.

Log Ness Monster?

The famous 'Surgeon's Photograph' Loch Ness monster hoax picture from 1943 was eventually revealed to be a toy submarine.

After 18 months without a sighting, there's been a recent spate of reports of mysterious beasts emerging from the waters of Loch Ness.

'There's a dead dude in there!'

NOBODY HOME? The Milwaukee house where a body was found during a real estate inspection.

Open home goes horribly wrong when prospective buyers find something not on the listing - a body.

Thai leader 'pets' reporter video

Video of Thai leader 'petting' reporter goes viral

In the ever constant struggle to keep a press pack happy, politicians will try a whole host of tactics. Petting is a new one.

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