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Man pronounced dead starts moving at morgue

Paramedics declared the man as "cold to the touch" - be he had other ideas.

He was "found dead" in bed, but then he shocked the life out of paramedics by starting to breath.

Top reader comments stuff nation

Readers had plenty to say about Air New Zealand's cracker-to-cheese ratio.

After a week of weighty issues, readers appeared to be looking for something more frivolous to comment on.

Soggy end to test drive gallery

A Ford Falcon XR6 with a $15,000 price tag was written off after people taking it for a test drive got it stranded at Oreti Beach, near Imvercargill.

When a car salesman heard his vehicle was in the sea, he thought it was a joke.

Cartwheeling spider discovered

The spider was discovered in Morocco.

The spider was discovered in Morocco that has an acrobatic solution to escape danger by spinning away.

This could get Messi video

Wellington Deputy Mayor Justin Lester with Spud, the soccer-playing jack russell.

What happened when Wellington's deputy mayor played football with Spud the dog.

Our flag designs - they take the p***

Prime Minister John Key checks out the 'Te Pepe' flag submission from David Astil. This image is the product of Photoshop.

OPINION: Check out what our wackiest flag ideas would look like in real life.

Taste test battle: Marmite v natto video

Natto - in all it's stretchy, smelly goodness.

You may have seen the video of Japanese people dissing Marmite. But have you ever tried natto?

Japanese people try Marmite

'This can't be real.'

Spoiler alert: They aren't fans of the savoury spread.

Mystery surrounds pile of clothes

A mysterious bundle of clothing left abandoned in New Brighton has the community questioning who the owner may be.

"If anyone found themselves walking home half naked last night...we found your hipster outfit."

'Unusual' behaviour for a male cat video

Henry snuggles with the abandoned kittens.

This boy cat is doing something pretty unusual - and it might save the life of six kittens.

Scientist discover warm-blooded fish video

An opah is released with sensors that allow for recording of depth, water temperature and the fish's internal body temperature. (NOAA Fisheries West Coast)

Deep in the ocean, scientists have found the first known example of a fish with warm blood.

Top five reader comments

auskiwi101 had a simple message for Auckland homeowners: "Make the money while you can because it won't last forever."

"NZ could be so different. We have an ideal population, heaps of resources and land, we're developed, and yet we screw it up."

Watch: Lightning strikes shop video

Plumbing World in Rangiora was struck by lightning on Tuesday, with its phone lines and internet fried in the process.

Phone and internet cables were fried and staff and a customer shaken when lightning struck a Rangiora store.

Pet python swallowed tongs

Winston's X-rays show the tongs stuck inside him.

A pet python called Winston has undergone surgery to remove a pair of barbecue tongs he swallowed.

Want to buy a famous numberplate? Bugger, it's gone

This elegant piece of Kiwiana just sold for more than $34,000.

The BUGGER number plate sold for $34,100 on Trade Me.

Pair of Andreas win after fun run

Andrea Thompson, left and Andrea Thomson were both gifted bikes by Jennian Homes Nelson Bays general manager Daryl O'Reilly after they took part in the Mother's Day fun run on Sunday.

Andrea Thomson and Andrea Thompson were both named winners of the star prize at a Mother's Day fun run in Nelson.

Pensioner cut off for prostitute stashed under bed

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An elderly man living in a US rest home has lost his housing subsidy after officials found a prostitute underneath his bed.

Music madness at Marsden video

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Marsden College year ten students Lucy Stevens, 14 (L) Annabelle Jessop, 14 (C) and Becky Jordan, 14 (R) with their Peter Pan and Tinkerbell forest garden project.

Google and Victoria University helped Marsden students make music out of rubbish and computers.

Top five reader comments stuff nation

Does New Zealand sport need more openly gay role models such as Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe?

"I have never come out as "straight" and made a big announcement - why should someone who is gay feel the pressure to do so?"

Man sneezes out toy after 43 years

A 51-year-old man has sneezed out a toy he lost up his nose more than 40 years ago.

A man has sneezed out part of a toy dart that he lost up his nose more than 40 years ago.

Vienna's traffic lights are now gay-themed

Vienna's traffic lights are now gay-themed.

Austrian capital seeks to increase both road safety and promote tolerance with same-sex couples on traffic lights.

How'd it get there?

The road cone on top of Nelson's Christ Church Cathedral.

The mystery of how a road cone got on top of Nelson's Cathedral had lunchtime visitors stumped.

Fancy booking a dungeon?

The dungeon of "The Reformatory," a secluded private property outside of Brisbane available for booking on KinkBNB.com

KinkBNB.com aims to serve the BDSM community with listings of "orgy friendly" and "swinger friendly" accommodations.

Cat burglar nets police loot

Ginger Tom Cointreau picks up socks from around the neighbourhood, but his best find was a Police ID badge.

Prolific cat burglar swipes detective's badge to add to neighbourhood loot.

Monkey to keep royal moniker

The Takasakiyama Natural Zoological Garden says this macaque will keep the name Charlotte.

A monkey born in a Japanese zoo will keep its name Charlotte, after all.  

Creatures of the Antarctic deep gallery video

The amphipods were some of the weirder-looking creatures caught in the ship's nets.

Weird, wonderful and possibly never-before-seen marine creatures brought home by Niwa.

Iran can't quite censor Bieber abs

Singer Justin Bieber at the Fashion Rocks 2014 concert alongside model Lara Stone.

Islamic nation's "smart filtering" struggles to keep up with popstar's Instagram account.

Matilda just another tree to Happy J video

Matilda Rice, winner of TV3's The Bachelor.

It was a stressful episode for the three main characters of The Bachelor on Wednesday, but a fourth has found fame unexpectedly.

He did 1177 burpees in three hours

Roimata Kenny completed 1177 burpees around Hamilton lake to raise funds and awareness for Asthma.

A childhood asthma sufferer and former prisoner burpees around Hamilton Lake for charity.

'Amphibious' Subaru listed on Trademe video

An amphibious Subaru Impreza is up for auction on Trademe.

An amphibious Subaru Impreza is up for auction on Trademe.

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