March a month of marijuana mishaps

Indonesian police accidentally made an entire suburb of Jakarta inhale marijuana smoke.

Burning cannabis goes wrong in Indonesia, while dad in US eats hash brownies and thinks he's having a stroke.

Yoga studio arson made her so happy

SMOKING HOT: Nancy Duarte was smiling in her mugshot after being arrested for setting fire to a yoga studio.

Nancy Duarte is capturing headlines in the United States for her smoking hot mugshot.

Elephants stop stranded truck from overturning

HEAVE HO: "Lucky we came along, isn't it," said elephant one to elephant two.

Two elephants are heroes after stopping the truck they were in from flipping over after the 18-wheeler got stuck in mud.

Teapot racers will pour it on

TEA SPORT: Steampunk teapot races, from left, Professor Phoenecea Carwardine (Julia Harris), Mrs Hudson (Jane Craven), Captain Josiah Smollett (Mark Harris) and Coloinel Julius Hawthorne (Jane Craven) will be racing their teapots-on-wheels during CubaDupa.

They may be short and stout, but a bunch of New Zealand teapots now also lays claim to wheels.

Ploy clears library of undesirables

Dale Cousens basks in glory outside New Plymouth's Puke Ariki library, now that classical music has helped to stop loiterers.

Classical music has blown some riffraff from the front steps of New Plymouth's library.

Topless model reunites with poster

REUNITED: Fiona Wilson with a photo taken of her 25 years ago.

A poster of a topless woman unearthed in an Auckland flat has led to a chance reunion for a model 25 years later.

Giant Transformer replicas built from scrap car parts

Yu Lingyun stands alongside replicas of Transformers that he and his father have built.

A father and son in China have turned scrap car parts into giant Transformers replicas.

Man travels with wife in suitcase

HE PACKED WHAT? A Frenchman was stopped by border security in Poland while attempting to smuggle his wife into the EU in a suitcase.

A man's attempt to smuggle his wife into the EU in a suitcase was unnecessary, Polish border guards say.

Putin reappears, scotches rumours

MOUNTAIN MAN: Putin fishes in the Khemchik River in southern Siberia in 2007.

Paralysed? Attending birth of love child? Usurped by generals? Putin resurfaces after 10-day absence, laughing off rumours.

Panda bite payout

Giant panda twins Maozhu and Maosun play at the Giant Panda Research Base in Chengdu, Sichuan province.

A Chinese man, who sued local government officials over an attack by a wild panda, has won more than $105,000 in compensation.

Pilot draws big penis with plane

flight radar penis

One bored pilot has taken penis humour to a whole new length.

Winston hits nail on head video

Winston Peter's Nails It

NZ First Winston Peters has taken no time getting one over Prime Minister John Key in the handyman stakes.

Ireland legalises drugs

Drugs like ecstasy, ketamine, cat, magic mushrooms, crystal meth and so-called head shop drugs are now technically legal.

Ireland rushing emergency laws through parliament to make the possession of several drugs illegal after court ruling scuppered existing law.

A family album with a difference

Cordelia is an awapara sheep, which explains her distinctive appearance.

When young children ask why Cordelia the sheep wears a tutu, Whanganui owner Joy Clark responds: "Because she's a girl."

ACT leader: not a hologram

ACT MP David Seymour.

Politicians are often accused of being see-through. But ACT leader David Seymour insists he is not a hologram.

Man gets drunk on chips


Chowing down on a box of chips sends one British man into a drunken, vulgar state.

Pens galore for collector video

Winton man Dennis Hamilton has a collection of around 50,000 pens.

Dennis Hamilton never has to worry about never finding a pen - he has 50,000.

#WeaselPecker becomes online sensation


It looks like a scene from a Disney movie - but is this photo too good to be true?

Snapchat 'priest' offers confession

Snapchat, which makes a mobile application for sending photos and videos that disappear within seconds, wants to raise as much as $500 million.

A mysterious San Antonio 'priest' is offering to absolve sins digitally - by taking confessions using Snapchat.

Duang, what does it mean?

BUZZ WORD: "Duang" has many meanings, but people seem to be mainly using it as an adjective to give emphasis to the word that follows it.

Duang is taking China by storm but no-one has any idea what it is.

Daughter dug grave for will


A US woman has admitted digging up her father's grave in search of his "real will". She found only vodka and cigarettes.

Thief as thick as his brick video

Ireland's Dumbest Criminal. Brick rebounds off car window and smashes the criminals face and knocks him out cold. The car owner returns seconds later to have him arrested.

Want to break into a car by throwing a brick through a window? Well knock yourself out. This guy did.

Missing blind dog survives

Ed Davis with his dog Madera.

A blind dog who was missing for two weeks during a cold snap in Alaska has been found.

Owl terrorises town

FOWL BIRD: An eagle owl sits under the roof of a building in Purmerend, Netherlands.

"Terror owl' swoops on Dutch residents, sinking its talons into them and gouging their flesh.

Llama pursuit comes to an end video

ON THE LOOSE: The two llama evade police at the height of the pursuit.

Two llama on the "llam" have won hearts around the globe this morning in their bid for freedom.

Octopus vs crab battle video

Octopus vs crab.

Australian seafood assistant captures epic octopus versus crab battle on video that takes off online.

'Priest' claims God a woman

Alanis Morissette as God alongside Silent Bob in Kevin Smith's Dogma.

Supposed priest claimed to have seen God as a 'Holy Mother' when he died for almost an hour.

'Michelangelo of buttocks injections'

'MICHELANGELO': Padge Victoria Windslowe fatally filled a woman's buttocks with industrial-grade silicone and Krazy Glue.

Woman who fatally filled woman's buttocks with industrial-grade silicone and Krazy Glue brags at her murder trial.

Dead man dressed as Green Lantern

FOND MEMORIES: A person takes pictures of the body of Renato Garcia, dressed in a costume of comic book character Green Lantern. Click on the link in the story to see the uncut photos.

It can be tricky deciding how to dress the deceased for a funeral, so why not go with a superhero theme?

Boy, 3, walks 2.4km home alone

Boy walking by shrubs outdoors with backpack

Three-year-old Cain Trainor headed off home after his first day of nursery without telling anyone, oblivious to the uproar he caused.

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