A French inventor will on Sunday make his second attempt to cross the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard he designed, having abandoned a previous bid after failing to land on a refueling platform and falling into the sea.
London commuters were fuming after a man lost control of his dog at a railway station and chased it down one of the capital's busiest stretches of track, adding to transport delays on Britain's hottest July day on record.
Not many people consider the origins of their favorite cereals. For the most part, these brands have been around for so long that they've become as common any other food, so prominent in millions of people's daily lives that we just accept their existence without questioning how they came to be.
After a recent revelation about Kellogg's Corn Flakes came to light, though, more cereal eaters might want to consider learning about the history of their go-to brands. According to , a meme daring users to Google why the flakes were invented has shocked people and sparked an uproar.
The results allege that the cereal's inventor, J.H. Kellogg, was an anti-sex campaigner who purposely created a bland, healthy cereal to discourage people from pleasuring themselves. He apparently did this because he believed people adopting a healthier diet would help them suppress their naughty urges.
A French inventor failed in his attempt to cross the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard on Thursday when he was knocked into the water as he landed on a boat-mounted refueling platform, his technical team said.
A Florida couple got the shock of their lives when their toilet exploded into hundreds of pieces after lightning struck their septic tank on Sunday morning during a thunderstorm.
MaryLou Ward said she and her husband, along with their three dogs, were lying in bed in their Gulf Cove home listening to the rain and thunder, when they heard the explosion.
"It was the loudest noise I've ever heard, it just went BOOM," Ward told .
"We got out of bed and came over here, and the toilet was laying on the floor."
"We smelled smoke and I looked outside," Ward said, adding that the smoke was coming from the septic tank.
Ward told that the pieces of the shattered toilet were everywhere. There were even shards of the toilet embedded in the bathroom wall.
An Indian teenager shocked the medical community when it was discovered that a lump that had been growing in the girl's abdomen for five years was her twin.
The unnamed teen told doctors that over the years, the lump had grown and become more painful, according to a report published by .
Abdominal scans revealed a mass measuring 10 inches by 9 inches by 6 inches was taking up the majority of the girl's abdomen and putting pressure on her abdominal organs. The lump was described as firm and hard with an irregular surface.
Upon examination, doctors discovered that the mass was not a tumor, but an unusual mass that consisted of boney tissue that resembles vertebrae, ribs, and long bones. The mass even had hair, according to the report.
The "malformed fetus" the girl had in her abdomen was her twin, the report claimed. Doctors removed the mass without complications.
Japanese convenience store chain FamilyMart apologized after video went viral on social media of rats scurrying about one of its stores in Tokyo's popular Shibuya district, prompting it to close the outlet until further notice.
Every year around St. Jacob's Day, men from Austria's Salzburg region grapple with each other in a natural arena at the top of the Hundstein mountain in a traditional martial arts contest - the Hundstoa, or Jakobi Ranggeln.
A clumsy driver led police to a A$200 million ($140 million) drug bust in Australia after he crashed a van laden with 270 kg (600 lb) of methamphetamines into a patrol car parked outside a police station in suburban Sydney.
Dangling helplessly from a zip-wire while waving British Union Jack flags, Boris Johnson and his attempt to publicize a party in one of London's parks became one of the most memorable non-sporting moments of the 2012 Olympic Games.