He was "found dead" in bed, but then he shocked the life out of paramedics by starting to breath.
After a week of weighty issues, readers appeared to be looking for something more frivolous to comment on.
When a car salesman heard his vehicle was in the sea, he thought it was a joke.
The spider was discovered in Morocco that has an acrobatic solution to escape danger by spinning away.
What happened when Wellington's deputy mayor played football with Spud the dog.
OPINION: Check out what our wackiest flag ideas would look like in real life.
You may have seen the video of Japanese people dissing Marmite. But have you ever tried natto?
Spoiler alert: They aren't fans of the savoury spread.
"If anyone found themselves walking home half naked last night...we found your hipster outfit."
This boy cat is doing something pretty unusual - and it might save the life of six kittens.
Deep in the ocean, scientists have found the first known example of a fish with warm blood.
"NZ could be so different. We have an ideal population, heaps of resources and land, we're developed, and yet we screw it up."
Phone and internet cables were fried and staff and a customer shaken when lightning struck a Rangiora store.
A pet python called Winston has undergone surgery to remove a pair of barbecue tongs he swallowed.
The BUGGER number plate sold for $34,100 on Trade Me.
Andrea Thomson and Andrea Thompson were both named winners of the star prize at a Mother's Day fun run in Nelson.
An elderly man living in a US rest home has lost his housing subsidy after officials found a prostitute underneath his bed.
Google and Victoria University helped Marsden students make music out of rubbish and computers.
"I have never come out as "straight" and made a big announcement - why should someone who is gay feel the pressure to do so?"
A man has sneezed out part of a toy dart that he lost up his nose more than 40 years ago.
Austrian capital seeks to increase both road safety and promote tolerance with same-sex couples on traffic lights.
The mystery of how a road cone got on top of Nelson's Cathedral had lunchtime visitors stumped.
KinkBNB.com aims to serve the BDSM community with listings of "orgy friendly" and "swinger friendly" accommodations.
Prolific cat burglar swipes detective's badge to add to neighbourhood loot.
A monkey born in a Japanese zoo will keep its name Charlotte, after all.
Weird, wonderful and possibly never-before-seen marine creatures brought home by Niwa.
Islamic nation's "smart filtering" struggles to keep up with popstar's Instagram account.
It was a stressful episode for the three main characters of The Bachelor on Wednesday, but a fourth has found fame unexpectedly.
A childhood asthma sufferer and former prisoner burpees around Hamilton Lake for charity.
An amphibious Subaru Impreza is up for auction on Trademe.