Giant panda at research centre in China may have faked pregnancy to enjoy extra bamboo, air con.
Japanese told to stockpile loo roll so they aren't caught short during next natural disaster.
The Queen lay her royal head to rest in Hamilton on December 30, 1953 but, unbeknown to Her Majesty, it was not without help from the local locksmith.
StuffA Brazilian town suffering from a serious man drought has made an appeal for eligible bachelors.
StuffA 29-year-old virgin named Patrick has become an unwitting social media sensation.
Swiss cheesemakers' weapon against forgeries is housed at minus 80 degrees celsius in a Bern freezer.
Sorry monkeys - you can't copyright your photographs. Neither can vegetables or divine spirits.
A viral video shows a Florida fisherman hooking a 1.2m black tip shark - only to have a bigger fish snap it up.
It's hard to fathom just how many slowly dying cats live in this woman's eight-room apartment.
Our readers are taking up the challenge we laid down for best desk safari. Can you do better?
Man's home phone number may have been switched with public phone box after mix-up from Spark.
Study suggests dogs get jealous when their humans interact with their 'rivals'.
Teenager lived undetected at a 24-hour store for a couple of days after running away from his aunt's home.
What a woman found inside her McDonald's chicken sandwich was enough to make her lose her appetite.
A battle between man, media and monkey is being fought over a set of primate pics.
Whether intentional, a dare, or a barf-making accident: tell us the grossest thing you've eaten.
There are already plenty of good reasons to visit Hawaii, but here's another one!
A Christchurch driver found an unusual parking spot on top of a planter box in Merivale early this morning.
Couple get creative down at the name changing office.
Secure your load or this could happen.
Normally in shades of brown, the poo of these zoo meerkats took on a colourful hue.
Doggone it - it was a horse
For decades a council believed a dog was buried in a human grave - only it was a horse.
An idiosyncratic British inventor has off a flatulent noise across the English channel.
Chefs serve up a special take on the traditional chicken curry to workers on Fiji's Malolo island.
Mission control has lost contact with a satellite full of geckos who may (or may not) be copulating.
NBA star sends community 800 cupcakes to apologise for a media circus.
US man who went to hospital for a circumcision later woke to a total amputation, lawyer claims.
China's censors are in a flap after a huge blow-up toad sparked presidential jokes.
George Harrison's memorial tree in Los Angeles' Griffith Park has been killed by bark beetles.
Prison introduces old school inmate outfits after TV show makes standard issue "orange jumpsuit" iconic.
Auckland Simpsons' fanatic Lee Weir gave up beer for a year to pay for his world record breaking 41 tattoos of Homer.
The group moved everything across Wellington - a double bed, a desk, drawers and chairs.
It took the scent of a possum to get Archie 30-metres up a tree. It took a cherry picker to get the dog down.
He was trying to kill a spider, but ended up with out of control flames.
Man, 94, wins new car after 20 years of buying raffles. Problem is, he's past driving it.
A strange object has been spotted in the sky over north Auckland.
Cardrona Valley's famous fence is lacking support as the fate of its missing bras goes unsolved.
An American father has claimed a kingdom in Africa so his daughter can be a princess.
Singapore anti-gambling advert featuring forlorn child ridiculed after Germany wins World Cup.
A rotting smell and a gecko tail sticking up was not what one mother expected to encounter in a new tin of formula.
The mating habits of a threatened species of chicken have postponed a this US city's plans for spaceflight.
Faced with potentially hungry - and grumpy - passengers, a pilot treated them to pizza when storms delayed a flight.
Man claims wasn't he wasn't threatening a massacre at a US army base - his phone just autocorrected his message.
High-ranking chowhound Joey "Jaws" Chestnut dropped to one knee and proposed to his girlfriend, then ate 61 hotdogs.
A politician faces questions over spending. So far, so dull. Add hysterical emotion - gold.
Julie Rossman likes whales. No, she reaaallllly likes whales. She's a fool in love with whales.
Charged with protecting Wimbledon players, royals and fans, Rufus has the early morning beat.
DNA testing is taking a bite out of the Bigfoot legend.
Bear cub gets head stuck in a cookie jar then has to be rescued from a tree.
Never before has so much been riding on a broomstick. But in the fast-paced, real-life world of quidditch don't expect to see capes or any Harry Potters.