Sloths are meant to like life in the slow lane, but it appears that this little guy didn't get the memo. After falling from a tree he ended up in a speed boat, and appeared to enjoy the ride.

What else do theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and Louie Spence have in common?  

When a man pulled up at a petrol station in Texas and offered Jalonta Freeman a new $800 iPad for just $200, she should have know it was too good to be true.

Instead she thought it was too good to pass up and handed over the cash … it was only later she discovered the iPad was actually a mirror wrapped up to look like an Apple iPad.

This helicopter pilot is our new hero, after spotting a toy plane stranded in a tree, he rescued it and returned it to the boy who had crashed it.

Despite being busy flying a Robinson R-22 helicopter, the pilot saw the lad flying a scaled-down P51 Mustang, and then crashing it into a tree.

He quickly sprang into action and swooped down, hovered over the tree and got his co-pilot to lean out an grab the wing of the plane.

Once they'd retrieved the toy, they landed outside the house and returned it to the boy.

With Halloween fast approaching there are going to be plenty of people claiming to have a great Halloween scare trick… they wont be as good as magician Rich Ferguson.

Ferguson has scored an internet hit with a video of him performing a head drop trick on the streets of his home town San Luis Obispo.

Click play and enjoy… just try not to lose your head.

A family in Albuquerque have been left puzzled after a stranger repeatedly climbed onto their porch in the early morning … to rearrange their patio furniture.

CCTV footage shows the unknown woman walking past the home, noticing that the family have rejected her new layout and put the furniture back, and then doing it again.

The Dentandts from New Mexico said: "It's been funny but it's kind of creepy to know that someone is coming on our property."

In a bid to promote their new monitors, LG decided to scare office workers by fitting the displays to the floor of an elevator and making it look like it was collapsing.

A video which has gone viral online shows the response of unwitting elevator-travelers as the panels of the floor beneath their feet, appear to fall down the lift shaft.

As you would imagine there is much gasping, jumping and looks of horror before people realise they are not really going to die.

Or that's what the video claims to show, but many people claim the video is faked and the people in the lift are actors - pointing to reflected green-screens and other apparent filming blunders.

Unsuspecting rail travelers at Antwerp Central station in Belgium were recently challenged to spend a minute as James Bond in a bid to win exclusive tickets for the movie SKYFALL.

After using a Coke Zero machine in the station, travelers were asked via a touchscreen if they wanted to win exclusive tickets to SKYFALL.

Once they had entered their name they were then told they had 70 seconds to get to platform 6. It shouldn't have been too difficult, but organisers had made it harder by introducing obstacles which needed navigating.

As the Bond theme was plays the would-be Bonds had to make their way past men carrying sheets of glass, fruit-stalls falling over, joggers, dogs, and an attractive woman who wanted to stop them

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to jump into a frozen swimming pool? Well this man did… and something tells us he won't be doing it again.

Wearing his swimming trunk despite the chilly weather the would-be stuntman pull a series of poses worthy of Usian Bolt before dive-bombing on the ice.

But despite his best efforts, the man failed to break the ice and landed with a big thump before painfully sliding across the pool.

A video of a pair of twins falling asleep in their plates of spaghetti has become an online hit … as well it should.

22-month-old brothers who are sitting in high-chairs at a restaurant initially try to keep their eyes open as then enjoy their spaghetti bolognese. But tiredness soon wins over and the pair bob up and down, getting the messy sauce all over their faces.

Writing on YouTube mother Johanne Stetka said: "After a long morning of playing in the pool and building sand castles on the beach my twins could not stay awake to finish their lunch.

They were trying really hard and were really enjoying their food as you can see. Sleep v.s. tasty spaghetti.. sleep won! 

When QVC presenter Cassie Slane fainted on live TV while talking about a new tablet computer, her colleague and co-host wasn't going to stop him making the sale, he carried on like nothing had happened.

So despite Slane pounding her chest and falling face-first onto the table while chatting about the FabTab Pro Tablet, Dan Hughes continued to talk about its features.

When the camera cut from the live footage to a product shot, you could almost hear the sound of Slane being dragged out of view before producers cut back to the studio.

Cassie Slane is said to now be fine and the collapse has been attributed to low blood sugar. Writing on Facebook she said: "Thanks to everyone for your kind words. I am feeling a lot better today!"

Crook steals iPhone from a baby (VIDEO)

CCTV footage has shown the moment a callous thief stole an iPhone from a 20-month-old baby, which had been given it to watch a cartoon.

Little Luella Reid had been handed the expensive phone to keep her quiet while out shopping in Ormskirk, Lancs and was watching Barney The Dinosaur.

But when the mothers back was turned, a man who had followed them into the store reached into the pram and grabbed the Apple iPhone.

Lancashire Police are now appealing for anyone who recognizes the man in the video to come forward.

What would you do if confronted by a giant black bear? If you're anything like us the answer probably involves much screaming and running, but not this woman … she shouted at him to go away.

A video showing exactly what happened when a bear paid a visit to Nishanto Grillo's home has been viewed by more than 500,000 people since being uploaded to YouTube.

In the footage the bear can be seen walking across the garden, before making it's way up some steps and onto the porch looking for food.

But rather than discover a tasty treat the bear was confronted by Nishanto  shouting: "Get down right now! No! No! No! Down." rather wisely he did

Parents will try anything to stop their baby from crying, but we'd love to know how many failed attempts it took before these parents realized the Star Wars theme tune would calm their crying baby.

A video, which has gone viral on YouTube, shows the screaming baby called Sebastian instantly calm down when a mobile phone playing the Star Wars theme tune is placed in his cot.

Writing on YouTube Sebastians parents wrote: "We discovered by accident that the Star Wars Theme Song has magical abilities to calm the baby down. He was screaming and crying in the car one day, and the MP3 player started playing this song and he just stopped.

"Then, every time after that when he'd be crying for no reason (we knew his diaper was clean, tummy was full, etc.) and we'd play this song, he'd perk right up.

Lorry driver walks away from dramatic crash

There are lucky escapes, very lucky escapes, and stupidly lucky how on earth did that happen escapes. This lorry driver in Russia definitely had one of the latter.

The driver had just been minding his own business when an oncoming HGV swerved into his path. While this would 99 times out of 100 end badly, this time it didn't.

Despite the crash causing all the damage, flying glass and metal you'd expect, the driver was not injured - as this dash cam footage shows.

In fact the lucky driver was somehow thrown from the vehicle, but still managed to land on his feet and walk away from the bizarre accident.

Hero piglet saves drowning goat (VIDEO)

When this goat got one of its hooves stuck in a pond, it looked like it was going to end badly and that the goat could easily drown … until a hero piglet stepped in.

A video which has been seen by 2.5 million people on YouTube shows how the brave pig jumped into action as the incident unfolded at a children's zoo.

As the goat bobbed up and down in the water bleating, the little piglet swam over to it and began to push it to safety.

Within a couple of seconds the goat and pig were walking away from the danger as friends, prompting one YouTube viewer to say: "I'm never going to eat pork again."

When we go to the zoo, we do it to look at animals like gorillas, but what about the gorillas, what do they get to look at? Caterpillars, that's what … and they love it!

A video shot at Calgary Zoo in Canada shows a group of gorillas looking fascinated as they watch a caterpillar crawling up the cage of their enclosure.

The gorillas even push each other out to the way to get a better view of the little critter and are clearly intrigued by it.

So if we are fascinated looking at gorillas which are fascinated looking at a caterpillar, the question remains, what is the caterpillar fascinated looking at?

Nathalie Rollandin was filming the sunset in San Francisco when a thieving seagull nicked her camera and proceeded to fly off with it, as this footage show.

Video from the GoPro camera shows how the kleptomaniac bird flew over the water in front of Golden Gate Bridge before discarding the camera which was later recovered.

Writing online Rollandin said: "Video of how a seagull stole my GoPro, flew over the water in front of Golden Gate Bridge and how the camera incredibly managed to survive, recording everything!"

Since uploading the footage to YouTube, it has been seen more than two million times … the thieving bird is still at large.

When a gang of thugs tried to steal motorbikes from Ducati Motorbike Showroom in London, they forgot to account for one thing ... the staff.

As such the six armed men - who were trying to pinch a £25,000 1199 Panigale Ducati Superbike - were chased off by the brave staff.

Two of the would-be thieves had initially tried to push the bike out of the store, but the manager managed to push them off and pull it back inside.

But that wasn't the end of it, and the conflict continued as a battle broke out, as this CCTV footage shows.

When the mother of these quadruplet brothers heard that teachers were having difficulty telling them apart, she shaved numbers out of their hair to help distinguish them.

So now the Chinese brothers are know to their teachers as 1, 2, 3 and 4 … and have the haircuts to prove it.

The barber is said to have printed the numbers onto sheets of paper before cutting them out, sticking them on the kids heads and cutting around them.

The parents behind the odd news don't blame the teachers for struggling to tell the boys apart, the father is said to have once punished number 3 for the bad conduct of number 2 … though he probably used their real names.

Running robot is faster than Usain Bolt

275x250.jpg Meet The Cheetah, the fastest legged robot in history which has been created by the US military research agency DARPA and is even quicker than Usain Bolt.

According to the International Association of Athletics Federations, Bolt set the world speed record in 2009 when he ran at 27.78 mph for a 20-meter split during a 100-meter sprint.

The Cheetah was recently clocked at 28.3 mph for a 20-meter split - though it had a slight advantage over Bolt as it ran on a treadmill.

Cheetah is being developed and tested under DARPA’s Maximum Mobility and Manipulation (M3) program by Boston Dynamics

Eva Halpain and John Manassel thought they were getting their moment in the spotlight when a TV crew came to interview them after a tree fell and caused damage to their home.

But the elderly couple from Benton, Arkansas, were somewhat upstaged during the TV interview … when a naked man appeared wandering out of the woods near their home.

Prompted by Manassel asking "What is this out there that we got?" and then stating that he should "start an ass-kicking contest" the TV crew turned the camera onto the naked man.

Local police are reported to have said that the 22-year-old man was high on drugs when he walked out of the woods and that he was arrested and charged with public intoxication and indecent exposure.

Drink driving is never cool, but somehow it seems even worse when the inebriated person in question is sitting behind the wheel of a digger.

And that's what this video from Russia appears to show - a drunk driver ploughing into car after car before his digger comes to a standstill after colliding with a truck.

However, we're not quite sure he deserves the kicking he then gets from onlookers who pulled him from the vehicle and repeatedly punched him.

George Osborne booed at Paralympics (VIDEO)

When George Osborne stepped out into the Olympic Stadium to present the medals for the Paralympics mens 400 meters T38 class he prompted the first mass boo of the games.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer initially looked shocked as the 80,000 capacity stadium booed and jeered him, but then managed to give a little fake smile.

Less upset by the not so odd news that Osborne is unpopular, was fellow medal presenter Chris Brownridge of BMW who smirked at the boos, and the grinning volunteers who were holding the medals.

And if that wasn't bad enough for George Osborne, even Gordon Brown got a mass cheer from the crowd when he presented medals at the Aquatic centre on the same evening.

275x250.jpg A film festival dedicated to internet cat videos has attracted more than 10,000 fans who enjoyed watching their favorite kitty videos on the big screen.

Launched by Walker Art Gallery in Minneapolis, the even also saw the crowning of "Golden Kitty" an award for the most popular cat-based viral.

More than 10,000 votes were placed for the contest and the winner was Henri 2, Paw de Deux, which was created by William Brandon.

Speaking after hearing the odd news of his movie award win, Brandon said: "This is a great honor. I don't think I've ever purred this loudly!"

Some people are more observant than others … but something tells us this man is not one of them. A bar worker accidentally fell down a 10ft hole behind a bare because he was distracted by a TV.

The man had apparently been doing the sound for bands which were performing and didn't notice the cellar access as he walked around behind the bar.

As a result he plummeted down the 10ft hole, leaving customers and staff wondering what had just happened as they scurried around trying to check that he was okay.

Luckily the man somehow escaped the incident with just a sprained ankle and knee.

When passengers set off on a fishing charter off the shores of Vancouver Island near Tofino, British Columbia they hoped to see some prize-sized salmon and halibut … they got a whole lot more.

That's because they spotted a humpback whale swimming just yards from their boat. Not only that but the beast breached right in front of them. As this footage shows.

The video - which was filmed by a passenger using an iPhone - has been seen by more than one million people since being uploaded to YouTube.

Everyone has got a favourite moment of the London 2012 Olympics so far, but ours isn't Bradley Wiggins taking gold … it's this moment with Borris Johnson.

The London Mayor had been appearing at Victoria Park and was due to make a grand entrance by speeding down a 320m long and 45-metre high zip wire towards a watching crowd.

But instead the PR stunt went wrong and he got stuck, and was left dangling over the crowd - waving a pair of Union flags - for nearly five minutes.

Speaking during the gaffe Johnson said: "Can you get me a rope. I think they need to test this on someone going a bit faster.

Shark expert Jim Abernethy was filming a shark documentary in the Bahamas when one of the sharks decided it didn't want a staring role ... and stole his $15,000 camera.

Abernethy had placed one of his cameras on the sea floor, while attending to something else, when one of the 14-foot tiger sharks swiped it and swam off.

Footage shot by another member of the "This is Your Ocean" team shows the moment the shark, known to the team as Emma, disappeared into the water.

After giving chase, Abernethy was able to retrieve his camera gear because Emma dropped it, not because he fought her for it.

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt was taking part in the All the Bells celebration on HMS Belfast when he dropped a right clanger … his bell broke, flew off and hit bystanders.

To make the odd news even better, Hunt had just been talking to journalists about potential hitches to do with the London 2012 Olympics when the gaffe happened.

After the accident Hunt said: "Oh, oh dear! Are you all right? Health and safety! Are you OK? There we are, disaster averted."

We are pretty certain this wasn't a clip from the BBC comedy Twenty Twelve.

A three-year-old girl has become an online hit after her dad filmed a video of her climbing a door frame.

Sofya Dickson from Leicestershire had been performing her trick when dad Peter decided he should film it and put it online for friends and family to see.

Writing on YouTube he said: "Not sure where Sofya got the idea for this but I should of known to be worried when she was quiet for 10 mins. Came downstairs and all I could hear was 'I can do it, I can do it'."

But he was shocked to find that more than 215,000 people have viewed the 38 second video of climbing Sofya and he's been fending off calls from international media.

A policeman guarding the Olympic Torch as it made its way from Kent to London last week did his best to keep waiting flame-fans entertained, by dancing as they waited.

The cop decided to strut his stuff in front of hundreds of onlookers in Sevenoaks and jumped off his bike to do his thing.

He then broke out dance moves including a bit of breakdancing, spinning around and the occasional crotch thrust.

Obviously with that many people watching his routine was quickly uploaded to YouTube where it became a hit.

A kids mini-golf game in America got a considerable upgrade recently, when the guys from Improv Everywhere decided it should be treated the same as a pro event.

The serial pranksters had worked with ESPN to pull the stunt with involved surprising young golfers on Pier 25 in Lower Manhattan with caddies, an ESPN camera crew, and a huge crowd.

Improv Everywhere even had the Claret Jug from The Open Championship to present to the winner of the suddenly serious mini-golf contest. Not a replica, the actual jug that's been held by all of the Open champions.

The stunt - which was used to surprise five groups of golfers throughout the day - even saw commentators sitting at a desk and describing the action.

Residents in a Harrogate cul-de-sac couldn't believe their eyes recently - when they looked of their window to see a stampede of 30 cows running through their gardens.

Video footage shows the sight which greeted residents (oh how we wish it had been in Uddersfield) at 6am on Sunday morning.

The cows can be seen plodding across lawns and it's surprising that no damage was caused to the street or any of the residents' property.

It's been reported that the cows came from a field around a mile away and that after walking up and down the street for about five minutes they headed back to their field.

A mayor in Alaska has recently been re-elected. Nothing strange about that you might think, but that's before we tell you the mayor of Talkeetna is a cat and has been in charge for 15 years.

The 15-year-old moggy - or Mayor Stubbs to give him his official title - was voted in as mayor just a few days after he was born.

Residents nominated the then kitten for the role because they did not think there were any other viable candidates and surprisingly he won. Since then he keeps getting voted in.

His main role as mayor seems to be getting publicity for the town and he's appeared in local and national magazines and newspapers. And well, we wouldn't be writing about Talkeetna if it wasn't for him, would we?

A baseball fan has become an instant American hero after catching a foul ball between his legs.

The man had been holding his snacks and a drink as he walked back to his seat at the game between the Blue Jays and Indians.

But that wasn't going to stop him when Clevelands Jason Kipnis hit a high fly ball which ended up in the stands.

The ball bounced over fans and the man somehow managed to stop and hold the ball between his legs. The crotch catch got a standing ovation from other fans… when was the last time your crotch got that?

275x250.jpg We've seen our fair share of cat videos here at NewsLite Towers. Which is why we're kicking ourselves that someone beat us to the idea of launching an internet cat video film festival.

But kudos to the people over at Walker Art Gallery in Minneapolis who are currently looking for entries for their Internet Cat Video Film Festival which is part of their Open Field project.

Members of the public are being asked to nominate their top viral cat videos - with the most popular getting screened at the gallery on August 30th.

A spokesperson for the gallery said: "While YouTube may count views and decide Internet cat popularity on a global scale, we’d like to know which kitty clips are striking a chord with the local community.

Whether it’s sleepy kittens, piano cat, or mom cat hugging her kitten, these short feline-centric video clips continue to get more and more views every day.

Bosses at a Dutch TV news show have been left red-faced after accidentally giving Angela Merkel 'Hitler' moustache in a background graphic.

Nos television's six o'clock news had been covering a meeting between the German Chancellor and French President Francois Hollande and used a suitable photo.

But because of the way the image merged with the studio background, a black line appeared on her top lip, making it look like she had a Hitler-stlye moustache. Oops.

Speaking after the gaffe, bosses of the show said: "It was an unfortunate coincidence."

Nicole DiDonato didn't exactly have the purrfect first day as a TV reporter for Fox-17 in Grand Rapids, Michigan … because she was upstaged by a stray cat.

As DiDonato was talking to camera about an upcoming feature about a microbrewery, a cat appears out of nowhere and jumped onto her back.

But despite looking suitably shocked, the presenter proved she was a true professional and managed to get out everything she had intended to say.

Speaking on Twitter after the incident DiDonato said: "Learned my lesson: Never making eye contact with a cat before a live tease ever again."

It's not hard to make a bed, and it doesn't take more than a minute … but that doesn't mean we shouldn't look for complicated technical solutions to the problem of an un-made bed.

The Smart Bed OHEA Automatico is a mechanical bed designed by Spanish firm OHEA, which makes itself whenever you get out. After being put in automatic mode, the bed detects when a sleeper gets out and instantly springs into action.

Mechanical arms pop up on each side of the bed and position the blanket neatly where it should be while the pillows are lifted and then placed back down into position, all in 50 seconds.

Makers say the bed - which is due to be released soon - has safety feature which ensure it cannot operate when there is a person lying there.

When a Kentucky prisoner broke out of his cell and tried to escape police custody, he picked the wrong door … because he ended up in a packed courtroom.

The man had been put in a holding cell after his hearing at Jefferson County Courthouse in Louisville, but when cops tried to remove another prisoner from the same cell, he decided to make a break for it.

He charges the door and pushed his way past a deputy sheriff before bursting through a door which he hoped would lead him to freedom.

Instead he ended up a courtroom that was in-session (and filled with CCTV cameras) where he was promptly tackled by court bailiffs, and it appears one attorney.

Some computer games are best enjoyed in multi-player with friends, but we're glad this isn't one of them. Meet GuitarPee … a urinal-based version of games like Guitar Hero.

Guitar Pee is the creation of Billboard Brasil who went to the effort of converting a urinal into a working instrument before sending it on a tour of bars in São Paulo where they hoped to find.

Drinkers were then encouraged to play/pee the best riffs they could and become a 'Urination Hero'. Users could even log onto a website to listen back to their tune.

This video shows the faces (it's okay, just the faces) of some of the full bladdered would-be musicians doing their things … we just hope no-one rocked out too much and got the floor wet.

The problem with being the fastest man in the world is that sometimes it takes time to slow down … like when Usain Bolt recently crashed into a flowergirl at end of 100m sprint.

Bolt had just won the race at the Diamond League in Oslo with a time of 9.79 seconds when he found himself hurtling towards a flowergirl - there to give the gift to winners.

Despite still moving at some speed, the Jamaican did his best not to knock the blonde girl to the floor, somehow holding her up as he continued to move.

275x250.jpg Teachers are often presented with dubious-looking notes to explain the absence of a pupil. But while some kids try to get away with writing their own excuse notes, young Tyler Sullivan got one from US President Barack Obama.

The 11-year-old pupil has skipped a day of school to see Obama visit Honeywell factory in Minnesota and managed to get a seat in the front row.

After hearing Obama's speech, Sullivan even got to shake the hand of the president, who asked him about skipping class to be there.

But rather than tell the lad off for missing school, Obama used his official presidential notepad to write a signed note to the teacher saying: "Mr Ackerman -- Please excuse Tyler... He was with me! Barack Obama."

When his pet cat Orville was killed in a road accident Dutch artist Bart Jansen could have given him the usual pet burial. He didn't … he turned Orville into a flying work of art.

Working with radio controlled helicopter experts, Jansen a propellers to each of the paws on his deceased and stuffed pussy and Orvillecopter was born.

Currently the dead flying moggy (not a phrase I ever expected to write) can only sustain flight for a few seconds. Though that hasn't stopped it going on show at the Kunstrai art festival in Amsterdam.

Jansen says Orvillecopter will soon be fitted with more powerful engines and larger props. We can't wait to see.

275x250.jpg When BBC News needed an image to represent the United Nations Security Council on the News at One bulletin they presumably did an image search to find the logo … unfortunately they didn't do it too well.

We know this because rather than used the actual logo for the United Nations Security Council, they ended up using logo of the fictitious United Nations Space Command from Microsoft's Halo computer game.

So while Sophie Raworth talked about Amnesty International's criticism of the UN, the image behind her was one for United Nations Space Command. Oops.

A BBC spokesperson said: "BBC News makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of all images broadcast, however very occasionally mistakes do happen."

We've previously met Maru, the Japanese cat who became an internet star by modeling haircuts with the aid of a cardboard box.

Videos of the hit moggie have each been viewed more than a million times and he has more than 10,000 Facebook fans and 15,000 followers on Twitter.

So when it became time to celebrate his 4th birthday, there was only one way to do it… with a compilation video featuring his highlights of the past 12 months.

As such you can see him fighting himself in a mirror and playing with paper bags and cardboard boxes. Happy Birthday Maru!

Eagle-eyed viewers have spotted Mark Zuckerberg and his new wife Priscilla Chan making an accidental cameo appearance in a Chinese TV documentary.

The pair - who had been strolling through Shanghai on March 27 - were filmed by a crew from China Central Television filming and episode of Chinese Police.

A grinning Zuckerberg can be seen looking at two uniformed officers who are walking in front of him.

A TV news reporter has been left red-faced after accidentally appearing on live TV with her skirt hitched up around her thighs.

Financial expert Sara Eisen was called upon to talk to camera when her Bloomberg TV colleague's microphone stopped working, but she wan't exactly ready … and neither was her red dress.

The blonde reporter had her skirt hitched up around her thighs and she was fiddling to make a microphone adjustment. After giving the camera a bunny-in-the-headlights look she blamed the gaffe on 'technical difficulties'.

However, despite the embarrassing wardrobe malfunction, Eisen quickly launched into a professional report on the eurozone crisis.

We've seen plenty of videos of mountain bikers riding ridiculous downhills, but this one from Marcelo Gutierrez is just crazy.

In the four minute 50 second clip the Colombian rider can be seen riding down 1,000 steps at Monserrate Mountain in Bogotá, the capital city of Colombia.

The death-defying descent was part of the Red Bull Downhill time trial and saw him descend 2,000 metres in just 4 minutes and 27 seconds.

However, it wasn't enough to win, Slovak mountain biker Filip Polc completed the course in a second less … but he didn't have a video camera on him.

A surfer who caught a massive wave off the coast of Portugal back in November of last year has been told by Guinness World Records it was the largest wave ever ridden.

44-year-old Garrett McNamara somehow managed to ride the 78ft (24m) wall of water at Nazare and has video footage to prove it. This video then was analyzed by big wave and photography experts.

After the video was verified and measured it was declared that the wave was 12 inches taller than the previous record from 2008. McNamara was also awarded $15,000 (£9,309) for the ride at the Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards.

However McNamara says he didn't know the wave was a record breaker at the time. "I knew it was big, but I didn't know how big," he said.

Last week Prince Charles and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, visited the BBC headquarters in Glasgow. While there they had a go at presenting the weather.

During Reporting Scotland BBC newsreader Sally Magnusson handed over to Prince Charles for his lunchtime weather forecast.

Reading a specially-written script -- which included references to royal residences in Scotland - Prince Charles delivered the bulletin to shocked viewers as he stood in front of the BBC's weather map.

Since then online clips of the bizarre forecast (Camilla also had a go) have been watched millions of times around the world and hundreds of articles written about it… like this one.

This dramatic video shows the horrifying moment a lorry was sliced in two by a speeding train, seconds after the truck driver had escaped.

The incident happened at Kings Mountain, North Carolina, when a truck got stuck on the level crossing at exactly the wrong time - as a train hurtled towards it.

Luckily the driver of the lorry and a passenger managed to escape before his vehicle took the impact and despite the cotton cargo being spread everywhere, no-one was injured.

At least five police cars attended the scene and the intersection has been temporarily shut while a barrier is installed. The 'Absolutely No Truck Crossing' signs obviously weren't doing the job.

Swiss daredevil Yves Rossy has continued to push the boundaries of aviation by successfully completing a flight over the iconic skyline of Rio de Janeiro.

The former fighter pilot made the 11 minutes 35 seconds after dropping from a helicopter over Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas and flicking the switch on his carbon-kevlar Jetwing.

This activated the four engines, which each offer a thrust of 22kg, and propelled the Swiss aviator through the South American skies at between 200-300kph, controlled by a simple throttle in his hand.

The rest of the controls are left to the human-fuselage, Yves Rossy himself who simply usages his shoulders, body and legs to steer, pitch and descend. 

There are plenty of products on the market which promise to stop crooks from stealing your bike… but we don't think many can compete with Li Li.

The golden retriever has become something of a minor celebrity in China after standing guard when his owner goes to run errands -- and then jumping on the back when it's time to go.

More than 100,000 people have viewed a video of the dog (known locally as Bike Hugging Dog) sitting upright on his hind legs and holding the bike. That's better than any bike lock we've ever seen.

Visitors to the University of Colorado campus had to be on the watch for an unusual hazard recently, flying bears… or to be more precise, falling bears.

That's because a 200-pound male black bear had wandered onto the site, climbed up a tree and decided to get comfortable -- leaving staff and police wondering what to do.

Eventually after cops and Colorado Parks and Wildlife were called and after a couple of hours the beast was shot with two tranquiliser darts.

After a short wait, he fell 15ft from his perch onto mats which had been placed on the ground. The dazed bear was then moved into a large cage and transported to the mountains west of Boulder and released.

An Australian MP has become an online hit after showing the sort of blind loyalty to his Prime Minister in a Sky News interview that could only normally be prompted by a Malcolm Tucker rant.

Bill Shorten was being interviewed about a statement made by PM Julia Gillard about whether the Australian Speaker should return to his role while there was an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment.

But rather than give his opinion he said: "I haven't seen what she's said, but let me say I support what it is that she said."

Bemused interviewer David Speers replied: "Hang on, you haven't seen what she said?" and then it got even more bizarre as Shorten added: "But I support what my prime minister said".

A confused tourist in Paris was left red-faced after attempting to drive down into a Paris Metro station… after mistaking it for a car park.

The driver -- identified only as 26-year-old Johan -- had been hoping to find himself in a car park for the nearby Haussmann shops when he drove towards the entrance.

Instead he found his 4x4 Ducia Dustin mounting the pavement and heading down a flight of stairs into the Chaussee d'Antin-Lafayette stop.

Amazingly no-one was injured in the bizarre accident and as no damage was caused to the Metro or the public road Paris traffic police say he will not be prosecuted.

We've seen more than our fair share of escapee cows here at Newslite Towers, from ones on the run in New York to ones which ended un in swimming pools, but this is about the most bizarre yet.

After not getting the attention she wanted, Darcy the cow recently escaped from her pen in Colorado -- an a family-run farm -- and hoofed it down the road.

The four-year-old award-winning cow later turned up at a drive-thru window of a McDonald’s half a mile away where workers took photos and boasted about how fresh there meat was.

A video of a spider devouring a snake has become a YouTube hit… and no we didn't get the words snake and spider the wrong way around.

Filmed by Cairns kite surfer Ant Hadleigh in the forest of Cape York, the video shows a mid-air battle between a golden orb spider and a brown tree snake which was caught in a web.

Hadleigh says he thought the snake was going to be an easy winner, given its size advantage, but despite managing to attack the spider a couple of times, the arachnid’s had the advantage.

As the spider ate the snake one bite at a time Hadleigh was brave enough to hold his hand behind the attack to give a sense of scale… we hope all of his fingers are still intact.

A TV weatherman had to abandon plans to broadcast from an outside studio in Pennsylvania -- when two bears interrupted a live broadcast.

WNEP meteorologist Kurt Aaron was due to be give his forecast from the studio backyard during the 11pm show... and then the bears appeared.

So instead Aaron (quite sensibly) decided to hide out inside the studio and explain tp viewers what had happened.

"I walked out there, and I turn around and I hear the sound - and the bear's literally ten feet from me! And I ran like I stole something, I'm not gonna lie!" he said.

A teenage girl in China had to be rescued after falling into a sinkhole which opened up on a Xi’an pavement and swallowed her.

Video footage shows the moment the girl -- who was busy making a call on her mobile -- disappeared through the ground and into a 6m deep hole which had just opened up.

A taxi driver who witnessed the bizarre accident and ran to the rescue said the girl was unconscious when he found her and that he patted her to wake her.

Firefighters were called and lowered a ladder down to the pair. The girl was taken to hospital for treatment and is said to have recovered.

Don't you just hate it when you're reading the new in a TV studio and a dog pops up and makes an impromptu appearance?

Well while it's never actually happened to us, it did recently happen to Toronto newsreader Leslie Roberts.

As he was introducing a story, the pooch -- Storm the weather dog who belongs to weather man Anthony Farnell -- appeared over his desk as the show cut from the studio to a video clip.

After the gaffe Roberts said: "People may have noticed a few minutes ago I was reading the news when a dog suddenly popped up.

Of all the things we expected to see today, a rubber chicken wearing a knitted NASA suit and floating at the edge of space, wasn't one of them. Luckily High School students in California had other ideas.

Kids from Bishop Union High School used a helium balloon to send the bird, called Camilla (the mascot of the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory), to an altitude of 120,000ft in her lunchbox spaceship.

As part of their science project they wanted to test the levels of radiation during a proton storm -- a M8-class solar flare early on March 10, 2012. And Camilla, who was just the job.

She was joined on her mission by several insects and sunflower seeds and after rising to the edge of space the balloon which had been carrying her expanded so much it exploded and  came hurtling back to Earth at 500 mph.

You might not recognize the name Jesper Bruun, you might not even recognize his face, but it's almost certain you have seen him.

That's because Bruun one of the most photographed and featured men in the world and stock images of the Danish model have been used in countless advertising campaigns around the world.

Brun has been a happy tourist in Australia, a rockstar in France, a family man in Bolivia and worked in a German bank -- or rather that's what photos of him have been use to portray.

Upset that stock images of Bruun were being used by firms rather than specially commissioned photos Câmera Clara Photography Studio recently set out to meet hims and find out a bit more about him.

When Domino's Pizza in the Netherlands started using electric scooters they were presumably worried the silent engines could be hazard to pedestrians, because they added a sound effect.

But rather than record a traditional engine noise, they used the sounds of a man "Domino’s!" and "pizza!" between revving noises. Genius!

The result a scooter guaranteed to make you laugh when you hear it motoring by… however, that's go to be annoying for the delivery guy.

It's never too early to start exercising. That's clearly what this baby thinks -- either that or he is desperate to watch cartoons on YouTube.

Little Jonas has become an online hit after being filmed doing chin-up exercises on a desk, despite only being nine-months-old.

Then nappy-wearing youngster is seen repeatedly lifting himself off the floor to get a better view of a clip from The Jungle Book playing on the computer screen.

Writing on YouTube his mother joked "We're working on teaching him to rock climb now." At least we THINK she was joking.

Babies find the strangest things amusing, from ripping paper to bubble popping dogs… and now even a vacuum cleaner is apparently enough to leave them in fits of hysterics.

A video which is currently surging on YouTube shows a cute baby giggling as his mother used a vacuum cleaner on the floor and his T-shirt.

Machines might not be capable of emotions (yet) but that doesn't mean they don't like hug -- this one will even give you a free Coke for a wide-armed squeeze.

The hug for Coke vending machines have been installed across Singapore as part of an 'Open Happiness' campaign.

They feature the words "Hug Me" on the front in the traditional Coca Cola font and when a user squeezes them from both sides they spring into action, delivering an -cold Coca-cola can.

A spokesperson for the stunt said: "The Coca-Cola Hug Machine is a simple idea to spread some happiness. Our strategy is to deliver doses of happiness in an unexpected."

A big red button in the middle of a sleepy Belgian town square, it would be hard not to push it wouldn't it? Especially if there was a big 'Push to add drama' sign hanging over it.

Well luckily for the people behind the promotional video 'A Dramatic Surprise On A Quiet Square' the urge was too great for people in this Flemish town.

And when they did all sorts of chaos were unleashed starting with a man being carried out of building on a stretcher by ambulance workers toppling to the floor.

Then a cyclist hits the ambulance and brawls with a paramedic before a gang are involved in a shootout with police... oh yeah, there's also an American football team in there somewhere.

Vietnamese traffic cop Nguyen Manh Phan was determined to get his man. How determined? you ask. Well let's put it this way, he clung onto the windshield wipers of a moving bus for nearly a mile.

The unstoppable traffic officer had ordered a driver in Hanoi, Vietnam to stop for driving on the wrong side of the road. But after being told to produce his papers the driver jumped back on the bus.

In a bid to stop him, Phan stepped in front of the vehicle. However that didn't work and the driver started the vehicle… so Phan grabbed the windscreen wipers as the bus started moving.

As this video shows, he was then left clinging onto the vehicle as it drove for about a mile before the driver eventually pulled over and was arrested.

A sports firm have created an impressive viral video by attaching 100 tiny video cameras to the equipment of sports players.

Equipment maker Easton deployed the 100 GoPro cameras to capture the actions from baseball matches, ice hockey and lacrosse games.

The resulting footage was then edited together to create an amazing first-person view of the sports which even manages to make baseball look interesting.

Don't you just hate it when you are walking down the road sending a text message and come fafe to face with a bear? What do you mean this has never happened to you?

Residents of La Crescenta in California had recently been warned about a 500 pound black bear wandering the neighbourhood… but it appears this guy hadn't got the memo.

A news crew from KTLA5 have been flying over the area to get footage of the bear when they spotted local resident Vaz Terdandenyan walking down the road.

Terdandenyan was so distracted by his mobile that he didn't notice the bear until he was fafe to face with it. Then he noticed it.

Japanese brewery Kirin have come up with a solution to the beer-drinkers summer problem of a warm brew -- a drink which is served with a frozen foam head.

Ichiban Shibori Frozen Draft features a frozen foam head which makers claim will act as an insulating lid and keep a drink cold for 30 minutes.

The foam is made by cooling the beer to -5C and then pumping it out Mr Whippy style on top of the glass.

275x250.jpg A team of engineers at Purdue University have created a machine to accomplish the simple task of popping a ballon... in the most over-engineered way possible.

The machine was an entry in this year’s Rube Goldberg Machine Contest -- where teams compete to design a machine that uses the most complex process to complete a simple task.

While some put a stamp on an envelope, screw in a light bulb or made a cup of coffee in 20 or more steps, this winning beauty takes a convoluted 300 steps to pop a balloon.

It was built by the Purdue Society of Professional Engineers and took 5,000 hours over six months to design and build. They should have got Wallace and Gromit in to help.

A video of a golden retriever saving a puppy from a swimming pool has become an online hit… and rightly so.

In the clip, a distressed little pup can be seen doing doggie paddle (obviously) in the middle of the pool after apparently being thrown in.

But within seconds the lifeguard dog mother has jumped in and helped the pup reach the side of the pool by supporting her above the water with her snout.

Then, as the little dog struggled to get out the mother climbed out of the pool ran around and grabbed it by its scruff before dragging it to safety.

Footage of a UFO darting across the sky over Seoul in South Korea has divided the internet with some insisting it heralds the arrival of little green men, and others repeatedly shouting "FAKE" at their computers.

The video was apparently recorded by a passenger flying over the city and zooms in and out to get a better view of the spherical object.

Moving at a similar pace to the plane, the object eventually shoots out of shot.

But online critics suggest all is not as it seems and that the UFO has simply been added onto the original footage.

A teenage burglar has been arrested after he was caught strutting his stuff on CCTV… and he dance moves were recognised.

The 16-year-old from Texas was apparently filmed as at scene of a burglary, during which an amphibious duck tour vehicle was broken into.

Police released the footage and soon received a call from a local high school… where the suspect was recognised from his dancing in school corridors.

The smooth criminal was later arrested after his mother was shown a copy of the dancing video and called him out of his bedroom.

A two-year-old has become an online hit after being filmed strutting his stuff to Elvis Presley's Jailhouse Rock.

Little William Stokkebroe was attending a dance event in Denmark when he took to the floor in his check shirt and jeans and proceeded to show off his moves.

The pint-sized dancer even threw in a theatrical bow as he received a round of applause from the appreciative audience. If only he knew 5 million more would see him on YouTube.

But he should be good… his parents are world champion Latin dancers Peter and Kristina Stokkebroe and claim he learnt from watching them in the dance studio.

A lorry driver in Norway has had a lucky escape when he survived an accident which saw his truck plunge 200ft down a snow-covered cliff.

The Lithuanian driver was being towed up a serpentine mountain road in Leirfjord, because it did not have the right tyres when it slid on the ice.

This caused it to tip over the guard rail and fall down the cliff taking the rescue vehicle with it.

While footage from another car shows the driver of the rescue truck jumping to safety at the last minute, the Lithuanian driver went down with the larger lorry and suffered several bone fractures.

A BBC business correspondent proved a hit with viewers to BBC Breakfast… when she forgot about the FTSE and performed an Irish jig on the morning show.

Steph McGovern -- a big fan of the movie Titanic which she has seen 11 times --  was apparently inspired by the dance moves Kate Winslet, a guest on the show, had shown in the film.

So she decided to show off her own skills and after kicking off her shows performed a quick-footed Irish jig which host Bill Turnbull said was 'brilliant'.

And her moves impressed viewers who took to social media websites to praise her dancing. Maybe in the future the BBC will re-release the jig in 3D.

Everyone knows dogs and cats fight… but did you know they sometimes do it with lightsabers? Well this video shows it so it must be true!

A video effects expert has taken a innocuous video of a cat and pitbull dog getting into a little scrape and added a helping of Star Wars weapons.

The result, a video which couldn't help but become a YouTube hit.

275x250.jpg A coffee machine which lets caffeine-addict drivers make an espresso from the comfort of their car has gone on sale. Finally.

The Handpresso Auto is powered by a car's cigarette lighter and takes just two minutes to prepare a high-quality espresso coffee.

Users simply fill the device with water, insert a coffee pod and plug it in. The £125 device then heats the water and after reaching 16 bars of pressure beeps and pours your coffee.

As an added bonus the Handpresso will also make your car smell of coffee… especially if you end up spilling espresso all over your interior.

For many adults, learning to ski is one of the most difficult things they will do. Children however, find it considerably easier… like this little guy who can do it in his sleep.

Filmed by his dad the poor lad appears to have had such an exhausting day that he dozes off while still wearing his helmet and standing on his skis.

And while he rocks in his ski-boots for nearly a minute, the inevitable finally happens and he falls over backwards.

When this shoplifter decided to strike on a post office in Edinburgh, he probably thought it would be an easy target -- but that's because he didn't know Arfan Hussain was behind the counter.

You see Arfan might be a grocer and sub-postmaster, but he is also a former Tae Kwon Do champion and second degree black-belt… and he doesn't like being stolen from.

As such, when he saw the would-be shoplifter pocketing a couple of milkshakes worth £2.30 and heading for the exit, he tackled him and wrestled him to the ground.

The resulting CCTV footage has since been uploaded to YouTube in a bid to deter other would-be shoplifters visiting the store. We can see how that could work!

Uninvited guests are not normally welcome at weddings, but John and Frances Canning decided to make an exception when one turned up on their big day… because it was the Queen.

The royal wedding-chasher -- who had been attending a Diamond Jubilee event with the Lord Mayor at Manchester Town Hall -- decided to pop in and see the wedding which was taking place in the same venue.

When John and Frances had booked the venue, they didn't know the Royals (Prince Phillip was there too) would be there, but when they found out they wrote a letter to Buckingham Palace.

However, after the lady in waiting replied thanking him for the invitation and saying that unfortunately the Queen would not be able to attend, they didn't expect to see her.

This playful golden retriever is Tom and despite being a dog, he likes nothing more than playing in children's parks.

Specifically the thrill-seeking pup loves going down a slide -- as this video so wonderfully shows.

In the clip Tom looks excited as his owner asks him "Would you like to go on the slide?" and then runs over to a helter-skelter and up the steps.

He then slips down the slide before bounding over to his owner safe in the knowledge he has just become an internet star.

For most people, testing their new iPad 3 might involve looking at images on that high-resolution screen or seeing how fast the internet access is -- bit not for Richard Ryan.

Instead the gun-owning Apple fan decided to shoot his new gadget with a series of weapons including a Tech Assassin HK53 assault rifle.

His resulting slow-motion video -- filmed on a shooting range -- shows the iPad 3 being set up and them targeted with the guns.

When the first weapon doesn't quite do the damage Ryan was hoping for, he opts for something with a little more firepower. The result? An iPad no amount of AppleCare could help.

A 'sweet-toothed ghost' has been caught on camera flinging a packet of sweets from a supermarket shelf after closing hours.

CCTV footage shows the moment the item was hurled the IGA store in Adelaide -- despite there being no-one around.

Bosses say they now believe the store is haunted by a sweet-toothed ghost, adding that they think it's pretty cool.

The video has recently become a hit on YouTube… where obviously no-one is calling it a fake.

A one-armed pole dancer has scooped the top prize at the International Pole Championships in Hong Kong.

Deborah Roach from Australia took the 'Ultimate Pole' title despite only having one arm to help her swing around the pole.

She only took up pole dancing in 2006 after apparently being inspired by a circus-themed show and by 2009 she was winning competitions against able-bodied dancers.

Doctors in the US has come up with an interesting way to get men to have a vasectomy --  offering a free pizza and telling them they'll be able to watch basketball while recovering.

The Urology Associates of Cape Cod have produces an advert which suggests a vasectomy is a great excuse to sit on the sofa watching sports.

The 30 second advert even suggests that men book themselves in for the 15-minute procedure on a date which means they will get a week's worth of rest by watching the NCAA's college basketball tournament.

The set-up to this video is that the amateur lumberjack featured has decided to chop down a tree in case it at some point fell onto his home… can you guess what happens next?

That's right, the giant evergreen tree comes clattering down onto the house in question -- prompting the axe-wieldling would-be lumberjack to shout "my house!" and a few seconds later, "my bedroom!"

It's not known exactly where or when the video was shot, but that hasn't stopped armchair lumberjacks on YouTube from sharing their opinions on what he should have done.

A snowboarding opossum has become an online hit after demonstrating his skills on the slopes of a Pennsylvania ski resort… obviously.

Little Ratatouille -- who was wearing a stripy jumper and ski pass -- can be seen tearing up the slopes on his Burton Riglet Snowboard

Using his long tail for balance the marsupial snowboarder even appears to grin at a video camera mounted to the front of his snowboard.

We've seen some pretty impressive basketball shots in the past -- like this 90ft buzzer shot and this record-breaker -- but this is out new favourite.

That's because it's not everyday you see someone finding the net from a helicopter hovering 192 feet in the air.

In the video, which is sure to go viral, a basketball player can be seen flying by in the helicopter before hovering over the net and attempting a shot, which sure enough goes in.

It's claimed to be a new world record for the longest shot from a helicopter, not the longest shot, that honour goes to a shot from 219 feet.

A gorilla and rabbit have become best friends at a US zoo… yes you read that correctly a gorilla and rabbit really have become best friends.

Officials at a Pennsylvania zoo say the best buds have become inseparable since being introduced to each other last month.

Panda the Dutch rabbit had been put in the same enclosure as Samantha, a 47-year-old western lowland, because she is too old to be paired with another gorilla.

But while staff hoped seeing the rabbit would provide Samantha with a bit of stimulation, they did not expect her to start caring for it an sharing meals with it.

Everyone has seen news footage using the White House as a backdrop -- it's always the same, a reporter stood talking in front of the 'static' garden and building.

Or at least it normally is, but Spanish-language station Univision recently offered something different… when Barack Obama's dog Bo video-bombed a live report.

Reporter Adriana Arevalo had been talking to the camera when Bo -- the resident White House dog -- darted across the lawn behind her.

We don't know what Arevalo was saying in her report, but we do know it was made considerably more interesting (and cute) by the appearance of the Portuguese Water Dog.

Because everyone likes an interspecies intermingling to brighten up their morning... here's a one-eyed cat making friends with a squirrel.

Not that you need any more information, but Mikey from New York apparently likes nothing more than sitting on the windowsill and watching the world go by through his one working eye.

And not too long ago the ginger tabby was doing just this when a plucky nut-eating squirrel appeared on the other side of the window and wanted to become his friend.

We say 'become his friend' though we're not exactly sure that was his plan, but that's what we want to believe.

A NASA astronaut has announced the release of a new space-based Angry Birds game -- by teaching some basic physics principles from on-board the International Space Station.

Don Pettit used characters from the game as props to explain trajectory in microgravity -- which could come in handy for players of the new game.

He even catapulted an Angry Bird through the space station to promote. A spokesperson said: "Game developers have incorporated concepts of human space exploration into the new game.

"From the weightlessness of space to the gravity wells of nearby planets, players use physics as they explore the various levels of the game set both on planets and in microgravity."

Passengers onboard Delta Flight 486 from Atlanta to New York would have been forgiven for thinking they were imagining things when they heard the captain enquire: "Is anyone here allergic to penguins?"

But then, when a pair of foot-and-a-half tall penguins waddled down the aisle of the plane cruising at an altitude of 30,000 feet, they probably realised they weren't.

Pete and Penny -- aged 6 and 12 -- were travelling from Atlanta to New Yorkt to the premiere of "Frozen Planet," a new Discovery Channel documentary.

One passenger said: "This is video proof that penguins CAN fly -- and that they have absolutely no fear of flying at all! 

275x250.jpg Last week we told you about the Fox News reporter who was caught sleeping during broadcast and thought nothing like that could happen here in Blighty.

Well it looks like we were wrong, because BBC News presenter Simon McCoy was recently seen by millions of viewers apparently asleep on his desk.

Viewers watching BBC breakfast saw the 50-year-old resting his head on his arms and slumped over his desk moments before he was due to deliver a bulletin.

It's not the first time McCoy has 'accidentally' amused viewers, he's previously been seen banging his desk during a piece on stock market news and performing push-ups.

This isn't the sort of hard-hitting interview that the this TV news reporter had intended to broadcast… but it certainly was hard-hitting.

The reporter had been chasing a lawyer and asking questions like "You've failed to prove it the first time around, what have you got up your sleeve to be more successful this time?"

But it appears that he got too distracted by his own performance, because as the lawyer said "I've already said I will not be making any comment." the interview came to an abrupt ending.

The unfortunate microphone-wielding journalist had walked straight into a lamppost. The accident was so bad even the man he'd just been badgering turned round to ask: "Are you alright?"

A Fox News reporter has been left red-faced -- after apparently falling asleep just before  the cameras cut to him on live TV.

Doug Luzader had been due to be appear live from Washington to give a run down on the Republican race for the presidential candidacy.

But when news station KTBC Fox 7 in Austin tried to link up with him, the DC correspondent was slumped in his seat and not quite ready to give his insight.

Anchor Joe Bickett was left saying: "Hello Doug, hi Doug…I guess not" as he tried to rouse
snoozing Luzader. Unsurprisingly the clip has become a hit online.

Can you remember what you did last year? New York based animator Cesar Kuriyama can -- because he filmed one second snapshots of his life every day for the past year.

The clips -- which begin with his thirtieth birthday -- were then edited together into a six minute video which has become an online hit.

Covering everything from world changing events to the banality of everyday life, Kuriyama says he was so pleased with the outcome, he plans to do the same for the rest of his life.

Kuriyama says the project encourage him to do more with his life because even spending just a few days on the sofa would impact the video.

A talented pooch has become an online hit after being filmed playing the piano and singing at the same time.

Okay, so in the interest of factual accuracy we feel obliged to point out that the the dog is more pawing at the keys (rather than playing) and howling out of tune (rather than singing)

That said with more than a million view online, it really has become an online hit. Bonus points to anyone who can name that song.

Every bride wants her big day to be a memorable affair and one which people can't stop talking about… though probably not like this.

A embarrassing wedding video is currently doing the rounds which shows a bride being left red-faced after her skirt falls down to the tune Bittersweet Symphony.

The unnamed bride had been walking down the aisle when she tripped on the carpet and unintentionally (assuming the video is not a fake -- which it probably is*) exposed her rear.

After picking up the discarded wedding attire the bride can be seen running back away from the ceremony -- as the photographers aim their lenses at her and cameras keep rolling.

He's a one-man viral video machine who has previously enthralled the internet by disguising himself as a player in the Coupe de France final and bringing Mario Kart to life.

And now the French prankster -- who has more than four million fans on Facebook and claims to have more than a billion views of his videos -- is at it again.

This time he decorated the inside of an elevator to look like an apartment and promptly made himself at home, and waited for an unsuspecting member of the public.

When she pressed the button to call the elevator, Gaillard came out, looked at her like she was going crazy… and proceeded to call another lift which he'd decked out as his fridge.

Many parents rely on a strong cup of coffee to keep them going while looking after a baby -- and this mother has found a way to get a caffeine fix without taking her eyes off her little one.

In a video entitled 'Baby making coffee' -- which has gone viral on YouTube -- a little tot can be seen preparing a coffer for her mother… and looking very cute in the process.

Sitting on a kitchen work surface, the Baby Barista opens the coffee machine for fresh water to be poured in before flipping the lid and removing the pod before adding another.

She then hits the button to produce the cup of coffee… and given how cute she looks we're even willing to forgive her for using a pod system and not grinding fresh beans.

We've always been of the opinion that no matter how good your photo of a lion is, it's no use if you had your head bitten of three seconds after taking it.

That's why we're impressed by the ingenuity of nature photographers William and Matthew and Burrard-Lucas who came up which a canny way of not going home from Kenya minus their noggins.

The brothers very wisely decided that the best way of getting near to the lions would actually be to keep their distance and just send their DSLRs to capture shots including a male feasting on wildebeest on the plains of the Masai Mara.

So they set about creating a device known as BeetleCam -- a DIY contraption which is remote controlled and houses their DSLRs -- and could be operated from the safety of an open-top Land Cruiser.

We could tell you all about how and why these 850 people won themselves a place in the record books by world's largest line of human dominoes.

Or you could just press play an witness the joy which is seeing 850 people in New Orleans toppling backwards onto mattresses one after another. Enjoy!

The bizarre stunt was enough to break the previous record of 550 human/mattress dominoes which was set in Belgium in 2011 and the mattresses used have now been donated to charity.

But will someone beat this new record soon? We'd say it will be a pushover.

A news assistant didn't know what to do with herself when she realised she was standing in the background of a TV broadcast -- and became a YouTube star in the process.

Dubbed 'Awkward Kristin' the woman looks like a rabbit caught in headlights after seeing the University of Florida TV news camera as she was doing her photocopying.

She suddenly froze and then, after contemplating what to do next, she decided to crouch down in a desperate bid to move out of shot.

But it didn't work and Kristin can be seen sitting on the floor… and has been by 1,900,000 people on YouTube.

The 29th of February is a special day, it doesn't come around each year, which is why Andrew Thomas decided to do something different with it.

The 35-year-old advertising man has decided he will spend today trying to find himself a date, so he's created a website and is setting up for a day of meeting people.

Singleton Andrew will now spend the day at Spitalfields Market meeting people who have been intrigued by his YouTube video.

More than 150 women have already said they will definitely be attending and given the possibility of a leap-year proposal, Andrew is hoping for an invite to Beefeater.

275x250.jpg We learned one thing from the Academy Awards this year... that Angelina Jolie has got more social media clout in her right leg than we have in our whole bodies.

We know this because within a couple of hours of making an Oscars appearance from her black thigh-high slit gown it had it's own Twitter account and amassed 15,000 followers.

Presenting the award for Best Adapted Screenplay, the 36-year-old actress had struck the pose -- showing off her delightful limb -- for several seconds before speaking.

And while it received a bit of a mocking from the award-winning screenwriters for The Descendants, that wasn't the end of it and 'Angelina Jolie's right leg' soon became a tending topic on Twitter.

Sacha Baron Cohen successfully managed to become one of the most controversial guests at the Oscars… by tipping an urn he said contained Kim Jong-il's ashes over a US TV presenter.

Attending as General Aladeen -- the lead character from The Dictator -- Cohen was being interviewed by E! Channel host Ryan Seacrest about things such as who he was wearing.

But after telling viewers he had brought with him the ashes of Kim Jong-il (his dear friend and doubles tennis partner) to sprinkle him over the red carpet, he pretended to fall over.

And as he did this he emptied the urn's contents all over Seacrest's Burberry suit -- which much of the 'ahses' ending up on the red carpet and getting Cohen dragged away by security.

If we owned a bulletproof vest, we'd want to know it would work if needed… but we certainly wouldn't be testing it like this.

A US man decided to shoot himself in the stomach at point-blank range with a 10mm Glock to test his new protective clothing.

Luckily the bulletproof vest stops the potentially fatal shot… though the man is left doubled over in agony after pulling the trigger.

To get an idea of how much it hurt consider what he said after: "Oh f***, oh s***. Never mind it, I got - oh. That f****** hurt."

This sports presenter probably felt like a right fool (or should that be stool) after suffering and embarrassing blunder on live TV.

James Bates had been broadcasting from a basketball game between the Xavier Musketeers and the Dayton Fliers when the gaffe happened.

After yelling "we're ready to rock!" at his co-presenter Steve Wolf, CBS man Bates toppled  off his buckling stool and was left sprawled on the floor.

While crew members scurried to help the presenter back to his feet, Wolf tried to stay calm… just like the players who didn't even notice.

Dramatic video footage shows the terrifying moment a Brazilian rescue chopper shook itself to pieces -- and scared us from ever getting into a helicopter.

Taken by the local fire department, the video shoes the vigorous vibrations initially causing the chopper to shudder around on the ground.

But seconds later it begins to fall apart and doors drop off and the nose of cockpit fell as crew members sat inside.

It's said the bizarre accident was the result of ‘ground resonance’ which caused the gear box to become unstable and cause the vibrations which pulled the craft apart.

The boobs of a Princess of Denmark almost caused a diplomatic incident recently -- when the Finnish president's husband got busted ogling them on TV.

Princess Mary of Denmark was attending a state banquet and had been seated next to Pentti Arajarvi who is married to Finnish president Tarja Halonen.

And when the princess was looking to her side, Arajarvi decided to have a sneaky look at her cleavage.

Only it wasn't that sneaky, he was caught by TV cameras and judging by the way she spun around and looked at him, the princess knew he wasn't just admiring her neckless.

A video of a real-life superman flying besides a car in Costa Rica, has become a hit on YouTube, as well it might.

The 24 second clip appears to show the sunglasses-wearing man flying beside the car before knocking on the window and asking for directions to to San José.

But the Superman isn't really flying (sorry to spoil it for you) and the man is actually leaning forwards from the rear of the car.

Personally our favourite touch is the way in which he swoops up and down for added authenticity… and that he didn't clip a lamppost.

A 90-year-old granny has become an online hit after she was recorded performing a dancing tribute to Whitney Houston… rightfully so.

Jeanne can be seen saying: "''m doing this in honour of the late Whitney Houston. It's very hard to think of her being gone" before strutting her stuff.

The 90-year-old, who suffers from severe macular degeneration is legally blind and hard of hearing, then shows off her moves to the late singer's hit song 'I wanna dance with somebody'.

Since being uploaded by her grandson Adam Forgie, the clip has been viewed more than 300,000 times.

An adrenalin-junkie photographer/stuntman has filmed the moment he took a plunge on the world's largest rope swing… and instantly scored a YouTube hit.

Devin Graham and pals set up the giant swing with 150ft of rope in a Utah canyon by looping the rope around an overhang.

After testing the rope swing with a bag of rocks, they then proceeded to make the record-breaking 130ft free-fall, which they say included 20 seconds of screaming.

The footage was recorded using a Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 7D, Canon 60D, Epic Red One and an iPhone 4S, but it was worth the effort, it's already been seen 3.6million times.

While one Premier League handshake-snub gained most of the headlines this weekend, it wasn't the only one… and this snub is a lot cuter.

At the Aston Villa v Manchester City game, a claret and blue wearing mascot decided to copy Luis Suarez and refuse to shake hands with his rival.

TV footage shows the little lad shaking the hands of official and players… but refusing to meet palms with the Manchester City mascot.

Writing on YouTube, one viewer said: "The FA should send him to his bedroom."

Boffins at Goggle have used a complex algorithm and their computing power to discover what we already knew… a video of a cat saying 'no' is funny.

Researchers looked at the comments on videos to determine whether viewers had found them funny and identified candidates for YouTube’s Comedy Slam.

Google Researcher Sanketh Shetty, said: "We computed more text features based on words associated with amusement in comments.

"These included (a) sounds associated with laughter such as hahaha, with culture-dependent variants such as hehehe, jajaja, kekeke, (b) web acronyms such as lol, lmao, rofl, (c) funny and synonyms of funny, and (d) emoticons such as :), ;-), xP."

275x250.jpg A loved-up nerd has become an internet star after making possibly the geekiest proposal ever - in binary code.

Smitten geek Robert Hall used the computer code to propose to fiance Rachel Smith in a three-minute video while wearing a papier mache mask of a cartoon character.

In the clip, he proudly proposes to his girlfriend, in a somewhat unconventional way by asking:


The entire message, which took six attempts to record, simply translates as "Rachel, you are awesome! Will you marry me?".  

Forget swimming with dolphins, after seeing this video all we want to do is surf with dolphins… and after clicking play we think you will agree.

This video is said to show 15-year-old Mitchell Overton wake surfing alongside dolphins at St. Pete Beach, Florida.

Overton can be seen riding the waves as dolphins pop up and jump out of the water next to him. Pretty cool isn't it?

In Japan have an interesting way of practicing what they would do if a dangerous animal escaped… as this video conclusively shows.

Japanese police, paramedics and hundreds of zoo staff have taken part in a training exercise which saw them fending off a life-sized papier mache rhinoceros.

The odd exercise at Tokyo's Ueno Zoological Gardens was designed to see how they would cope with an emergency which resulted in an animal escape.

While many visitors duly rushed away from the faux-rhino, others stuck around and filmed the vision which was staff surrounding it with a net and pretending to tranquilise and capture it.

The typical Brit is so cynical they will turn down a genuine offer free cash, it's been found… by people who tried to give away money on the street.

Customer Loyalty firm Ice sent out a group of people to busy bus stations wearing a sandwich board that read "Ask me to pay your bus fare and I will."

And it was a genuine offer, but commuters in Newcastle, Medway, Manchester, Perth and Leicester didn't trust the offer -- which ran during morning rush hour each day for a week -- and kept clear.

In fact the people struggle to give away free money to the extent that just 38 people in total across the country accepted the offer.

This snowmobiler had a lucky escape recently -- when the cliff of snow he was just about to ride across dropped away inches in front of him.

Skirulefool (as he's known on YouTube) had been riding on the white stuff in on the Wyoming-Idaho border when the near-miss happened.

As this video footage shows, he'd been racing around when he got to the top of a hill and a huge chunk of snow disappeared from under him.

Luckily he was able to stop in time and then drag his snowmobile from the edge… shame he then hit a tree on his way back down. Oops.

We've met Colin Furze before, first when he invented the flame-thrower scooter (and promptly got arrested for it) an then when he created the world's fastest mobility scooter.

Now he's taken that 70mph mobility scooter and seen what it can do in the snow… the answer, quite a bit!

In his video Furze, who is now part of the Sky TV show Gadget Geeks, can be seen reaching speeds of 51mph in the icy conditions and having great fun skidding around.

Writing on YouTube he said: "This is my world record holding fastest mobility scooter being thrashed in the snow which as you can see was bloody wicked.

When TV news presenter Lisa Dutton was asked to be a judge a local sausage-tasting competition, she accepted, probably thinking, 'What's the worst that could happen?'

Well when she tried to give the event a bit of on-air to the event in Saskatoon, Canada, she got her answer, she accidentally said a rude word… well she was talking about sausages.

Her Freudian slip has since gone viral and videos of her blunder have been viewed more than one million times.

A cat has interrupted the action at the Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur match by running on the Anfield pitch… and instantly becoming the highlight of the 0-0 draw.

11 minutes into the game, the kitty made an unexpected appearance, prompting the referee to call the game to a halt.

The puss then proceeded to mooch around the Spurs penalty box as keeper Brad Friedel watched on, apparently not wanting to get fur on his gloves.

After a short while, and with some gentle coaxing from stewards, the cat -- instantly dubbed "Liverpool cat' and "Anfield cat' online -- left the pitch and the game resumed.

We're just glad it was a grey and white tabby and not a black cat. Only because that would have been bad luck… not because it would have been racially abused by a Liverpool player.

275x250.jpg The guys over at Top Gear sure know how to commemorate a milestone. Take for example how they celebrated reaching 10m Facebook fans… they exploded a caravan!

With their astounding Facebook following approaching the big 10 million, the Top Gear team had asked fans how they should celebrate.

A Top Gear spokesperson said: "We had 7,832 suggestions in little over six hours. Many of these suggestions featured caravans. Specifically caravans and some form of wanton destruction."

so when they reached the eight digit following it was obvious the caravan was going to get it.

There's something about videos of interspecies animal friendships which its hard not to find adorable! Don't believe us... just click play.

This video shows a pet wolf getting along terrifically with a young kitten -- in fact they're getting on so well it looks like the cat has been fostered by the wolf.

Adam Bilsing, who uploaded the video in which the two animals can be seen cuddling up to each other and then the wolf picking up the kitten gently in its mouth, did so with the simple comment "... and we were worried"

We just hope that after the camera stopped rolling this cute scene didn't take a gory turn and become something a whole less cute.

A team of water skiers from Australian have all become record breakers after becoming the most people ever to water ski together from a single boat.

The group managed to stay upright and afloat for one nautical mile, as they travelled behind the boat in Macquarie Harbour in Strahan, Tasmania.

A 114ft catamaran -- which normally takes tourists on tours -- had to be specially  modified for the task and five miles of rope was needed.

While nine of the 154 water skiers fell during the attempt, 145 was still plenty to beat the previous record of 114.

If washing machines could be turned up to 11 à la Spinal Tap, your clothes might get a bit cleaner -- but the kitchen would be a considerably more dangerous place.

We know this because the latest crazy viral video shows what happens when groups of Australian 'thrill-seekers' supercharged a Hotpoint.

After affixing the washing machine to a wooden pallet, the group ran extra power through it using a Yamabishi 10A Variac at 300V max.

This meant that the machine tore itself to pieces as it juddered and shook   … and that was before they started throwing metal parts into it.

It's something we've all tried doing, saying words backwards -- but we bet your attempts at the art of 'gnikaeps sdrawkcab', was not a patch on Alyssa.

This video -- which has been seen by more than 1 million people online -- shows US teenager Alyssa showing off her unique skill of being able to quickly pronounce any word backwards.

Within seconds she's able to say the reverse of words like fireworks, savings, download and kaleidoscope.

We've seen some pretty odd sheepdogs in the past - Ci the sheepdog who is scared of sheep and Nancy the Chihuahua, we're thinking of you! -- but this is just getting ridiculous…

Meet Champis the rabbit which herds sheep in Sweden. After learning her skills from a friendly border collie little Champis started chasing sheep.

And surprisingly the sheep run away from the bunny as though it were a top contestant on One Man and His Dog and are easily herded.

Less surprisingly a video of the bunny herding the sheep has become a hit on YouTube where it has already amassed more than 100,000 views.

A team of ice hockey players in Slovakia must have been glad their training session didn't last a bit longer recently -- because the roof of the rink collapsed seconds after they'd finished.

The players had just finished their training session at the rink in Námestovo and left the ice when the roof began to rumble and cracks began to form.

Seconds later -- with the players thankfully having moved to safety -- the snow laden roof then collapsed onto where they had previously been skating.

A home-made recreation of Star Wars: A New Hope -- with fans each performing 15 second segments of the movie -- has become an unsurprisingly huge hit online.

The movie, which was uploaded to YouTube on 18 January, has already been viewed more than 1.5 million times on the site.

The Star Wars Uncut project began in 2009 when Casey Pugh asked thousands of internet users to contribute by recreating scenes however they wanted.

In 2010 it won an interactive media Emmy and while the clips have been available online, they have now been put together into a full-length film.

Scientists who set up a series of hidden cameras in a remote area of Tajikstan to capture footage of snow leopards were shocked to discover one of their devices had been stolen.

But they were even more shocked when they uploaded footage from one the remaining cameras and discovered the culprit was a sneaky snow leopard cub.

Researchers from Panthera say camera trap thefts normally occur where jaguars and tigers live in very close proximity to human populations in warm climates.

"As far as we know, this is the first documented incident of a snow leopard stealing a camera trap… and he or she has now been added to Panthera’s Most Wanted List!" said a spokesperson.

Anthony Albanese is the Australian Transport Minister -- we think it's also safe to say he's a big Michael Douglas and Aaron Sorkin fan.

We say this because he has been accused of recently using a speech from the 1995 film The American President to attack a political rival.

Speaking at the National Press Club in Canberra he said: "In Australia we have serious challenges to solve and we need serious people to solve them.

"Unfortunately Tony Abbot is not the least bit interested in fixing anything. He is only interested in two things, making Australians afraid of it and telling them who is to blame for it." … which sounded rather familiar.

This bank robber shot himself in the foot during a recent raid in Brazil, and not just metaphorically… but in a very painful bullet in the foot way.

CCTV footage shows the robber walking into the bank in northern Paraná, Brazil, along with two other gunmen and demanding that staff hand over cash.

And it was all going to plan until the hapless crook -- who was standing lookout at the door -- got an itchy-trigger finger.

He accidentally pulled the trigger and proceeded to shoot himself in the foot. He can then be seen in the footage limping behind he less bungling colleagues.

An opera-singing pizza chef from Farmingdale, Long Island, has become an online hit after a video of him showing off his vocal talents was uploaded to YouTube.

In the footage Carmelo Raccuglia can be seen singing as he emerges from behind the salad-bar at a pizza restaurant.

After a few bemused looks from diners he ups the volume as he belts out the operatic vocals like a pro.

Once he has finished there is just a quick thumbs up to the applauding patrons and he heads off back into the kitchen.

This dog is lucky to be alive after his hapless owner got into a lift and forgot his pooch -- which had his leash attached -- was still outside.

CCTV footage shows the horrified button-punching reaction of the dog owner when he realises what's happened and that his pet could be seriously injured.

As he travelled towards his Chicago apartment, the man realised that he is still holding the lead but that his 18-month-old bulldog cross is not in the lift with him.

Luckily, video from another camera shows that while the dog was lifted from the ground as the lead travelled upwards, it snapped and he survived the ordeal relatively uninjured.

It's no secret that musicians hate it when a rogue mobile phone ring interrupts their performance, but this violist has found a novel way to deal with the problem.

Lukas Kmit had been playing his violin at a Jewish Orthodox synagogue in Slovakia when a irritating Nokia ringtone sounded out from the crowd.

But rather than get angry with the mobile-holding recital-goer, Kmit instead played along with the ringtone on his instrument.

When he was finished the audience burst into a spontaneous round of applause -- as have many of the 1 million people who have viewed the clip on YouTube.

A US man accidentally shot a three-inch nail into his brain -- and didn't realise until the following day.

Dante Autullo had been working in his Chicagow orkshop when a nailgun recoiled near his head, not feeling anything, he carried on.

It was only when he started suffering nausea the following day that he went to the hospital and doctors took an X-ray.

The X-ray revealed a three-inch nail had entered his brain, but because the brain doesn’t have pain-sensitive nerves he didn’t feel a thing.

When this ball girl was asked to remove a cricket for the court at a Australian Open match, she knew she had to do it -- but she wasn't happy about it.

Cedrik-Marcel Stebe -- who had been taking on Lleyton Hewitt -- tasked the girl with removing the insect after it had landed on his side of the court.

And while she ran over to help, she then appeared to try to shoo the cricket away, before eventually picking it up and running off with a look of disgust on her face.

A TV showing a sex scene -- which appeared in the background of a live news broadcast -- has horrified viewers… well eagle-eyed ones anyway.

The STV broadcast, which was people debating Ed Miliband's Labour leadership, featured a political blogger talking to Scotland Tonight from ITN's London studio.

But as Dan Hodges spoke, some viewers were distracted by the TV over his left shoulder which was screening images of a topless blonde woman having sex.

It's thought the raunchy footage was from an episode of Channel 4 drama Shameless and apparently no-one in the newsroom realised the blunder had happened until it had aired.

Shunsuke Nakamura used to play for Celtic, but while there we're pretty sure he didn't make any shots as impressive as this on.

Appearing on Japanese television, Nakamura -- who now plays for Yokoham F Marinos -- took his skills to the street to perform the stunt.

Using mirrors to time his kick to perfection, the 34-year-old smashed a ball so that it flew through the open window of a passing bus.

We just hope the people on the bus weren't too shocked by the sudden inclusion of a ball to their morning commute.

An inventor who created a bizarre contraption to help him turn the pages of his newspaper has seen his device go viral on YouTube.

Joseph Herscher (who may have too much time on his hands) came up with the stupid, but brilliant invention in a bid to find an 'easier' way to turn the page of his newspaper.

In a video which has been viewed more than 4 million times, he can be seen reading his newspaper before reaching for a cup of coffee.

This pulls a pencil from the wall, which causes painting on the wall to tilt, in turn releasing balls which… oh forget this, just press play and see for yourself.

Two lifeboat crews were called out to save a pony which had fallen from a 50ftcliff in Pembrokeshire, Wales into the water below.

The teams from Cardigan discovered the animal on a small gravel beach surrounded by rough waters after it had spent a cold few nights there.

Footage from RNLI shows the rescuers approaching the distressed and frightened pony - which tried to run away from them.

Eventually they were able to harness the pony and lead it out of the cove swimming behind a lifeboat, it was then returned back to her owner's farm.

Kitten from hell scares YouTube (VIDEO)

If you try to think of scary animals, the chances are sharks, bears and crocodiles will be top of your horror creatures list.

But after clicking play on this video we think fluffy kittens will also have you trembling in fear whenever you're in a dark room on your own.

That's because this video shows the 'Kitten from Hell' and comes with a much deserved "Don't watch if you're easily scared' warning.

A BBC weather presenter has been left red-faced after being tricked into using a rude phrase during a live TV broadcast.

Reading out a supposedly weather-related tweet, Carol Kirkwood said viewer Alan from North Yorkshire had commented that it was "wetter than an otter's pocket" where he was.

Oblivious to the rude sexual reference meaning of the phrase -- we'll leave the explaining to the Urban dictionary -- Kirkwood added that it had made her laugh.

BBC Breakfast presenter Sian Williams then said: "Wetter than an otter's pocket.. I love that."

The Musee d'Orsay in Paris, France contains artworks by the likes of Monet, Renoir, Gauguin and Van Gogh… but you'd be forgiven for not noticing them in this video.

That's because this video shows the moment fashion chain Etam pulled a marketing stunt by sending lingerie-clad women there to parade around.

Footage shows the women drop their coats in the middle of the busy gallery and then run towards the exit as bemused art-lovers watch on.

And while one or two men seem to have enjoyed the impromptu striptease, Musee d'Orsay less so -- their lawyers are making a formal complaint to Etam.

A red-faced TV news cameraman inadvertently became the story while filming David Miliband -- by falling over and dropping his camera.

Footage shows the newsman running alongside David Miliband -- brother of Labour leader Ed -- as he crosses a street.

But because he is having to walk backwards to get the shot, the blundering cameraman didn't see a traffic island in his path and toppled over it.

As such his resulting video show a brief shot of David Miliband, before deteriorating into a wobbly recording of the approaching ground.

Ikea have built a full apartment inside a Paris subway station -- and let five Parisians move in for six days.

The unusual marketing stunt in Auber station is intended to show commuters what they could achieve with a bit of Swedish furniture.

Glass walls allows people using the station between Jan 9 and Jan 14 to watch the five housemate who can also be seen in videos on the Ikea Facebook page.

This video shows a time-lapse video shows the construction of the 54m2 apartment and the tenants moving into their unusual accommodation.

Man proposes with LEGO stop-motion video

A filmmaker has come up with a novel way to propose to his girlfriend -- by producing a LEGO stop-motion animation.

Walt Thompson took more than 2,500 photos and editing them to tell the story of two Lego figures who fall in love and get married.

He then copied the animation to a DVD an directed his girlfriend of four years, Nealey Dozier, to watch it.

At the end of the video, when the words "Will you marry me?" appeared on the screen, Thompson dropped to his knee and produced a box containing the Lego bride and groom holding the ring.

A street artist who creates amazing landscape pictures in just three minutes despite using nothing but his fingers, has become an online hit.

As this video shows, Fabian Gaete Maureira, from Chile, paints 'fingerscape' images containing mountains, waterfalls, trees and sunsets without picking up a paint brush.

Instead he simply dips his fingers in paint and then applies it directly to sheets of glass rather than canvas.

A young girl has become an internet hit and been dubbed 'the world's littlest lion tamer' after her visit to Wellington Zoo in New Zealand went viral.

In the clip, three-year-old Sofia Walker can be seen staring at a lion called Malik through a thick pane of safety glass.

And it's a good job the glass is there, because after inspecting the girl for a few seconds, the beast starts frantically pawing at her, or rather the glass.

Malik then stops briefly before resuming his futile attack, though the girl barely flinches.

275x250.jpg Police have released an image of a would-be thief's bum in the hope it could help them crack (sorry) an armed robbery case.

Officers from Durham Constabulary say the man threatened staff at a petrol station with a kitchen knife and demanded cash.

However the woman at the Total Garage in Newton Aycliffe refused to comply and the crook was forced to flee empty-handed.

Because the man had been wearing a black balaclava, the CCTV footage didn't show his face, so police hope someone will recognise him from his bottom.

Anyone with information should call Newton Aycliffe CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800-555111 to help cops get to the bottom of it.

Deer crashes into US charity store (VIDEO)

A deer caused quite a fuss in a Philadelphia charity store -- when it crashed through the door and charged around inside.

As this security video footage shows, some shoppers quickly fled the store as the doors were pinned open in the hope it would leave.

Eventually the animal did dash back out into the car-park, where another five dee were apparently waiting outside.

The manager of the store said he initially thought a car had crashed through the window when he heard the bang… but in that case why did he utter "Oh deer!"

While we don't like to be impressed by adverts, sometimes we can't help it. And given our fondness for funny CCTV footage this was always going to be one of those times.

Now we don't want to spoil it too much for you, but the plot of the viral LG advert is that a smart crook almost pulls of an amazing theft from an electronics store.

So far more than 1.5 million people have watched his daring crime on Youtube and most have been impressed, if not by the crime but by the advert.

This dad is desperate to be his daughters favourite parent… but she's not having any of it. As this battle of wits proves.

In this video -- which has gone viral on YouTube -- an Aussie dad can been heard asking his young daughter a series of innocent questions.

After asking her what noise a fish makes and where her ear is, he then slips in the query "Who is your favourite, Dad or Mum?"

Quick as a flash she says "Mum" prompting him to up his game in getting video proof of his parenting superiority by bribing her with sweets.

This lovestruck man hoped a popping the big question to his girlfriend on the big screen at a basketball game would win him a wife… WRONG!

The man had gone down on one knee and asked his girlfriend to marry him after appearing on the "mistletoe cam"  at a UCLA game

But rather than see the moment a couple decided to get married, fans (and now the internet) saw her take one look at the ring and say "Is this a joke?"

She then grabbed her bag and left the would-be groom on his knees as other fans jeered him. Harsh.

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has become the fourth goalkeeper to score in the Premier League after this amazing (albeit wind-assisted) goal

32-year-old Howard saw his clearance go in the back of the net after high winds carried it towards the Bolton net.

It flew straight over visiting keeper Adam Bogdan and ended up in the back of the net, prompting team-mates to mobbed him in celebration.

But Howard didn't celebrate the accidental goal, because he knows how it feels to be at the wrong end of a freak gaol, something similar happened to him in 2005.

A TV weatherman was left red-faced after falling for a prank inspired by the Will Ferrell comedy Anchorman.

Brian Niznanskyhad been doing his stint on the NBC affiliate WGBA when he suddenly blurted out the seemingly bizarre line "I love lamp!"

It turned out the director had slipped the lighting loving line (uttered by Steve Carell in the film) into his teleprompter notes.

So if Niznanskyhad didn't already have a reputation for blindly reading his teleprompter without thinking, he does now.

This video of a motorist driving along a snowy road in Scotland has gone viral online -- after it was claimed to contain footage of a flying saucer.

The footage is said to have been shot from a camera in Scottish Mountain Rescue vehicle in heavy fog with visibility reduced.

But after a car can be seen driving in the opposite direction, a pair of bright dots appear in the sky.

The lights then zoom across the sky before disappearing into the fog, prompting some  viewers to claim it shows aliens… others insist it's just lens flare.

Tennis players Caroline Wozniacki and Victoria Azarenka served up fans some unusual entertainment at a charity tournament -- by dancing the macarena.

The world number one and number three had been playing each other to raise money for victims of the Thailand floods when they decided to get a groove on.

In front of the packed Thailand crowd, the duo exchanged a handshake before jigging around the court at the Thai beach resort of Hua Hin

Once they got around to the game, Azarenka won in straight sets 6-2, 7-5… but the dance was the highlight of the contest.

A young girl has become an online hit thanks to her ability to make her eyebrows dance in time to music.

Staring at the camera the 14-year-old girl from Australia starts off by giving an awkward grimace before the music starts and her facial feature spark into life.

Sarah then proceeds to make her eyebrows jump and dance in time to the music doing every arch in tempo and on point.

And while some online commenters have claimed the video is fake, Sarah has said she's now taking requests for songs people would like to see her shake her eyebrows to.

American footballers had a lucky escape recently, when a camera which had been suspended above the field fell and almost hit them.

During the Insight Bowl between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Oklahoma Sooners, the ESPN camera became tangled in its own wires.

This meant that it fell as it was being repositioned after a kickoff and came plummeting down narrowly missing a huddle of players.

After hitting the ground it nearly took out Iowa receiver Marvin McNutt who dodged the bouncing the camera equipment.

Some YouTube videos need a lot of explaining… but for others all you need to say is: "Here's a penguin fetching a newspaper." This is one of those.

Runaway golf cart mows down football coach

An American football coach and several supporters were ploughed down by a runaway electric golf cart as he celebrated a championship win.

The bizarre accident happened at the end of the high school championship football game between Spring Dekaney and Cibolo Steele at the Cowboys Stadium in Texas.

Willie Amendola had been giving an interview to reporters when the runaway cart shot across the field and hit him from behind.

A stadium worker then managed to jump on board and turn the engine off as it carried the bemused Spring Dekaney head coach.

Type in "let it snow" into a Google search this Christmas and you'll be treated to bit of festive fun from the internet giant.

After hitting the enter button snowflakes will start to fall from the top of your screen and slowly begin to cover the search results in snow.

Users can then use their mouse cursor to manually brush off some of snow or hit a 'Defrost' button to fully clear the screen.

For some other Google easter eggs, try typing "Do a barrel roll" or "Hanukkah" into the famous search screen.

We'll be honest, we don't know what this TV interview is about. But as soon as you hit play you'll realise that doesn't matter.

That's because shortly into the TV chat, a randy camel muscles into view and takes an instant shine to one of the interviewees.

After nuzzling the man's head, the hrony camel chases him away from the camera and tried to mount him. The man was eventually forced to seek refuge in a nearby car.

Of all the things we expected to see go viral today, a quick-tongued lizard playing a game on a smartphone wasn't one of them.

But what do we know, because this video of a Bearded Dragon lizard licking virtual ants in the Ant Smasher game, is fast becoming an online hit.

The powerful-tongued creature even racks up an impressive score as he lashes out at the digital ants on the screen and has been praised by online commenters.

So far around 1.5 million people have watched the 57-second clip and it's expected to have encouraged some people to buy a Bearded Dragon of their own… which is a bit excessive just to get a high score.

275x250.jpg A cheeky seal pup has wandered into a house in New Zealand and made himself at home... by chilling on the sofa.

Video footage shows the moments after Annette Swoffer was gobsmacked to find the creature in her home in the coastal town of Tauranga.

It's thought the seal had travelled from the nearby harbour, across a road, up a driveway, through a cat door and into the property owner's lounge.

Experts say the NZ fur seals are believed to be breeding on Motunau Island, which is approximately 12km offshore and at it's not unusual for weaned pups to wander into odd places.

DOC marine mammal expert Laura Boren said: ""They commonly go up streams, into people's gardens and so on but this is the first I'd heard of one going into a house.

275x250.jpg It's not uncommon for hotel visitors to try stealing a robe from their room -- but a hotel chain in Australia is setting their guests a bigger challenge.

Art Series Hotels are hiding a $15,000 Banksy in one of their Hotels and telling guests that if they can steal it without getting caught, they can keep it.

A spokesperson for the hotels said: "The $15,000 masterpiece is one of just a handful of signed and authenticated Banksy's available in Australia. Find it, as it does the rounds of our hotels, and it could be yours...

The artwork "No Ball Games" will hang in a corridor in one of their hotels for 30 days from today… unless someone get it sooner.

A US police officer has been left red-faced after accidentally crashing his patrol car UP a utility pole.

The cop had been driving in Miami when he became distracted and somehow managed to drive onto a telephone wire.

This meant the vehicle rode on to the tension rod of this pole -- rather than the pole itself -- until it was at a 45-degree angle.

While he managed to escape the accident without physical injury, his pride was a little dented -- he had to wait for emergency workers to free him.

Stephen Conroy is the politician in charge of television and radio broadcast standards Australia -- which is what makes this clip so funny.

You see the blundering minister recently blurted out the F-word while addressing the National Press Club in Canberra, which was being broadcast on live TV.

"I love the debate about sovereign risk," he said. "If a tax goes up, God, that is sovereign risk. But if a tax goes down, F--king fantastic," he said.

Realising his gaffe, a red-faced Conroy added "Excuse me." 

It's not everyday you get to see a bear with impeccable manners -- but it could be from now on if you keep coming back here.

That's because this video shows the moment a bear at a wildlife reserve in the US waved at a girl as she drives past.

Sitting in his enclosure at Olympic Game Farm in Washington, the huge Kodiak bear has presumably been waved at by more than a few children.

Well, it appears he'd been paying attention, because as the girl waves goodbye he picks up a paw and waves right back.

A bizarre police chase in the US came to an even more bizarre end when a naked robber was apprehended by a police dog.

The man has reportedly stolen a stretch Hummer in California and proceeded to take police an wild chase around a residential neighbourhood.

Then all of a sudden the man jumped from the ludicrous vehicle and made a run for it -- while stark naked. As this footage from a police helicopter shows.

He was then chased (and tackled) by a police dog and while he tried to shrug it off, the dog was having none of it and brought him to the ground.

Ever wondered what a cheerleading routine looks like from the perspective of a cheerleader?

No, neither had we, but we're glad someone thought it would be interesting enough to strap a video camera to the head of a cheerleader before she did her thing.

The resulting footage shows how a Louisiana State University cheerleader experienced being flipped and spun around ahead of a recent game against Arkansas.

It's clear to see how difficult and demanding the stunts are to perform and while While only her legs, and occasionally arms, can be seen the cheerleader has already won a series on online fans… one or two of who might not be too creepy.

It can be annoying if you can't find a parking space big enough for your car, but little things like that don't bother this New York driver.

That's because his can-do attitude saw him put on a virtuoso display of parallel parking and squeeze into a space barely bigger than his vehicle.

Caught on CCTV the driver can be seen repeatedly inching forward and backwards to get his silver Honda Acura into the spot in Brooklyn.

And then he had to do it all again a couple of hours later when he wanted to leave.

275x250.jpg Police in the US are on the hunt for Chewbacca after the Star Wars character was involved in a shooting in Palm Beach last week.

Well more precisely they're looking for a man who wore a Chewbacca mask during a shooting incident.

Cops say the Wookie-face-wearing man was the passenger in a car which pulled up outside a house before the occupants opened fire.

It's thought the attack was a gang related incident but police say two of the men who were arrested (only the Wookie escaped) were extremely uncooperative.

For the record, neither of the other men were dressed as Star Wars characters.

Okay so it's not exactly 'Jesus Christ, Fenton' but this video of a Scottish weather-watcher shouting 'Oh my God, Trampoline!' is certainly up there.

The clip, shot during the gale-force storms of last week, sees a cameraman being shocked as he watches a kids’ garden trampoline blow past his window.

“Oh my God! Trampoline! Trampoline! Oh my God!” more than a million internet viewers have heard him scream in the 13 second clip.

One commenter said: "That’s the first time he’s seen a trampoline in the wild,"  while another added the probing insight: "I like the way he shout oh my god trampoline."

MythBusters is a US TV show where the hosts perform scientific experiments to prove or disprove commonly-held misconceptions or myths… usually.

But the hit Discovery Channel show took an unusual turn recently, when they accidentally shot a cannonball into a home in California.

The team, lead by special effects experts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, were measuring the speed of projectiles fired from a cannon when a cannonball missed the target.

The errant cannonball instead bounced off a hillside and shot through the wall of a house, hit the roof of another and smashed into a van.

Some people want to swim with dolphins, but for others that's not enough and they want to swim 'like' dolphins... and for those people there's the Flyboard Jetpack.

Created by Franky Zapata, the Flyboard Jetpack is a bizarre device which users strap onto their feet and is connected to a jetski via a huge hose.

They then hold a pair of hand-guided nozzles which are used to stabilise the flight as water is blasted out letting the user fly like a bird hovering above the water, or swim like a dolphin.

As this video shows, the £4,500 Flyboard (you'll also need a jet-ski to attach it to) allows users to pull a series of impressive stunts… and presumably have some impressive wipeouts while learning to master it.

If there is one thing the internet loves it's cats, if there's another it's dare-devils -- which is why Espen Fadnes is set to become an online hit.

The Norwegian extreme sport fan has just released a video showing him hurl himself off cliffs wearing a wingsuit and proceeding to 'fly' at 155mph.

After jumping from the top of the cliff Fadnes rockets through a gorge in Stryn, Norway almost smashing into a cliff face as he descends from 1240 metres.

Then, when the time is right he opens his parachute and makes a calm landing like he does this sort of thing everyday -- though he probably does, in 2010 he took the title at World BASE Race in Infijorden, Norway.

Can't decide whether to go and sit on a bar stool at your local or go water-skiing? Why not do both!

This intrepid water sports fan from Missouri opted to combine his love of sitting at the pub and zipping across lakes at high speed.

After attaching the wooden bar stool to the back of a speed boat the  man was towed along as he held on to it.

He then jumped up and sat on the speeding bar stool, before performing a series of stunts including standing on top off the seat and spinning 360°.

Dog owners are usually forced to battle their pooch when it comes to bath time, most simply don't like the experience -- Casper however, appears to love the water.

In fact, the adorable Labrador Retriever likes being bathed so much that a video of him enjoying a soak in the family tub has become a hit on YouTube.

The clip 'Casper the bath loving dog', which shows owner Chris rubbing Casper's soapy belly as the dog lies in the bath, has already been viewed more than 250,000 times.

It's also made Casper -- who seems in his element with just his snout and paws sticking up from the water -- something of a star and has been featured on US TV shows.

It was meant to be a special moment for children with Santa making an impressive entrance at a shopping centre in Florida.

But it didn't quite turn out that way, because as Father Christmas descended on a rope, he fumbled and got tangled in it.

After initially struggling to get going, the rope rappelling equipment got caught on his faux beard and red hat.

This meant he was left suspended mid-air for about three minutes as children (and the occasional elf) watched on. Maybe he's more used to chimneys.

The dad of French rugby international Imanol Harinordoquy ran onto the pitch during a match in France's top division -- in a bizarre bid to defend his son.

Harinordoquy's father was worried his 6ft 3in and 17st son was taking a beating during the Basque derby clash between Biarritz and Bayonne.

So after running down from the stands, he charged onto the pitch and faced up to the player his son had earier been involved in a punch-up with.

However, his stand didn't last long -- he was tackled him to the ground by Bayonne fly-half Benjamin Boyet.

We all know that when you hear a fire alarm, you're meant to drop what you are doing and calmly exit the building in an orderly manner.

But not NBC Nightly News host Brian Williams, when a alarm and siren sounded while he was delivering the news, he just carried on with what he was doing.

So as viewers heard the ringing and a fire alarm announcement, he continued talking about American Airlines' bankruptcy protection application.

Before passing coverage to the NBC Washington studio, he said: "You'll forgive us, we have a fire alarm announcement going on in the studio." 

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you sat in an office swivel chair, held a high-powered leaf blower and flicked the on switch?

No, neither have we. But the internet being the internet we all knew it was only a matter of time until someone did… and here they are.

After setting themselves up in a garage, Tad Sieber and Mike Brubaker put it too the test by strapping on the leaf blower, sitting down and starting the engine.

The result is that the dumb guinea pig spins around as the engine whirs… and then is inevitably thrown to the ground, collecting thousands on YouTube views in the process.

A video of two idiot motorists racing each other drag race style at a set of traffic lights (and failing miserably) has become an online hit.

Filmed by another driver -- who says he had a feeling something bad was going to happen -- the action happened in The Woodlands, Houston.

Gerod Rush said he watched the drivers of the C5 Corvette and C6 Corvette rev their engines before speeding away as the lights turned green.

Then, as they headed off into the distance at 60mph one swerved into the other and both cars were sent crashing into nearby trees. Oops.

Some dogs bring their owner a newspaper or their slippers -- but this one goes much further and even does the shopping.

That's right, a man in China has trained his dog to do the grocery shopping by taking a shopping list money in a basket to the shops.

The lazy owner says he started off by taking the dog shopping with him and  getting it to carry they bags home. Then it progressed to going on its own.

While the man is all very happy at the moment… let's see how he feels when the pooch returns with a basket full of gnawed bones.

They were being honoured together for the time they spent battling it out on the football field -- but for pensioners Joe Kapp and Angelo Mosca old rivalries die hard.

The pair of 73-year-olds -- who were being celebrated at a Canadian Football League luncheon -- recently started brawling on a stage at the event.

Mosca had apparently tried to offer Kapp a flower to make up for the the grudge between the two which began during the 1963 Grey Cup -- but he wasn't having any of it.

He swung his walking cane at his aged rival, in turn prompting Mosca to swing his fists at him and knocking him to the ground.

A video of a porcupine enjoying a corn on the cob so much that it squeals when someone tries to take it away has become an online hit. Obviously.

Teddy Bear the North American porcupine was recorded by staff at Zooniversity (a mobile teaching zoo) after they realised he was being particularly grumpy.

After giving Teddy an ear of corn, they tried to take it from him to see (or rather hear) how he responded… and oh boy did he.

He released a bizarre series of squeals which bosses say was so impressive they've been contacted by two major TV networks wanting to use the footage.

A woman from London has apparently been arrested after a video of her launching into a racist rant on a tram was uploaded to YouTube.

The two-minute video -- which instantly went viral -- featured a mother, with her young boy sitting on her knee on the Croydon to Wimbledon service in South London.

In an expletive-filled tirade she complained that other passengers were not English, saying: "You ain't English. You ain't English either. None of you are f***ing English. Get back to your own...

"My Britain's f*** all now. My British is f*** all." she added… and with people like her it really is.

A mad-capped pianist has dragged his piano up a mountain in Kanchanaburi, Thailand to serenade a group of blind elephants. As you do.

50-year-old Brit Paul Barton -- who played Slow Movement 2 from Beethoven's Pathetique Sonata for the beasts -- made the odd bid in order to raise money for charity.

He says he hopes to raise enough money to install an electric fence at the sanctuary where the injured and handicapped elephants live.

Barton was also quick to point out that the keys on his piano were made from synthetic plastic and that no elephants were injured for the making of his music.

It's more pee than Wii for gamers at a bar in London -- where urine-controlled video games have been installed in their toilets.

Loo-goers at the Exhibit Bar in Balham get to play games -- including askiing game and a quiz -- every time they go to the toilet.

Users (men only) aim their pee in the specially-crafted urinals to control the games which are displayed on LCD screens mounted above.

Bar bosses hope the games will not only attract new customers, but that regulars will drink more in order to play longer and set news high scores.

It's amazing how salmon know to swim upstream to lay their eggs and are able to find their way negotiating rapids and waterfalls… usually.

But a video of lost and confused salmon trying to cross a flooded road in Washington State has become an online hit.

Experts say the salmon were filmed on the side of the Skokomish Valley Road in Seattle after heavy rain had caused flooding to nearby rivers.

The unusual footage shows them wriggling in the water as cars driver past… and answers the question 'why did the salmon cross the road?' -- which no-one had ever asked before seeing this.

An 18-year-old student who bizarrely became trapped in a clothes horse after falling out of bed had to call the fire brigade to free her.

Danielle Morgan ended up with her neck and shoulders wedged between the bars in the odd accident and initially called friends to free her.

However, they seem to have been more interested in taking photos and videos to upload to YouTube and eventually the fire brigade and bolt cutters were required.

A team attended the incident at Sir Peter Hilton Court, Derby University and freed the red-faced first-year student.c

Tear gas thrown in South Korean parliament

We thought politics was getting interesting when Baroness Trumpington recently gave a two-finger salute in the House of Lords.

But that hand gesture pales into insignificance when compared to the antics in the South Korean parliament -- where an opposition MP reportedly used tear gas.

Video footage shows what happened after Kim Sung-dong threw a powder substance towards the parliament's deputy speaker Chung Eui-hwa.

As Chung wiped his eyes other lawmakers covered their mouths with handkerchiefs and  security guards ushered a shouting Kim from the chamber.

This pair of crooks thought they'd planned the perfect crime, they filled a supermarket trolley with booze and legged it outside quickly filling their car.

But that's when their plan came unstuck -- because they'd forgotten to put any petrol in their getaway vehicle and it wasn't going anywhere.

Rose Devlin, 59, and Denise Egan, 52, then had to push the booze-laden car to the petrol station at the supermarket they'd just raided to fill up.

Unsurprisingly their antics were caught on CCTV and police soon caught up with them.

In the right hands, a bag of flour can be used to create fantastic foods, but in the wrong hands it can be a weapon of mass destruction.

At least that's what one mother was probably thinking when she discovered her darling children had covered their entire home with the white powder.

A video showing the moment the unfortunate mom discovered the flour-based devastation -- along with her grinning young boys -- has now become a hit on YouTube.

Footage shows the mother repeatedly saying "Oh my gosh!" as she walks around the flour covered living room and hallways… and is a warning to parents everywhere.

A video of a pet Labrador going rogue and chasing a huge group of deer in Richmond Park in London has become an online hit.

The footage starts off by showing a small number of deer relaxing in the sun, but then as a man shouts in the distance, dozens more deer charge through the park.

Then it becomes clear why -- the Labrador is chasing them as his owner continues to scream: "Benton, Benton! Oh Jesus Christ, Benton!"

The fleeing deer, followed by Benton, who is in turn followed by his posh-sounding owner continue to run across a road… and all too soon the 47 second clip ends.

The chances are we'll never get to go to Mars. And even if we did, we wouldn't want to spend five years, three months and 27 days discovering the planet like the Mars rover Spirit did.

Which is why we're glad someone has decided to make a time-lapse video of the mission which we can enjoy from the comfort of YouTube.

The three minute video consists of almost 3,500 images taken by Spirit's front-right camera which are played at 24 frames per second.

Footage shows the 4.8mile journey across rocks, hills and stirring up the light-coloured soil… which Spirit ended up getting helplessly trapped in.

An incredibly cute and sleepy dormouse has become an online hit -- without even having to wake up to do so.

Footage shot by Surrey Wildlife Trust shows the dozing rodent being discovered nesting boxes in woods near Leatherhead.

The cute critter -- lying on his back snoring with his paws tucked in -- is then held in the palm of a nature officer before being weighed and sexed.

Writing on YouTube a spokesperson for Surrey Wildlife Trust said: "Don't worry, the dormouse wasn't dying or having breathing problems.

About 100kg of explosives have been used to demolish a 17-storey tower-block in Scotland -- in most impressive style.

Video footage shows the moment Motherwell's Glencairn Tower was blown down in a controlled five second explosion, to make way for new low-rise affordable housing.

Thousands of people also gathered around the landmark to watch the explosion, which was the culmination of months of meticulous planning.

While many of those there wanted to capture the destruction on their own cameras, others just wanted to make sure the tower -- for years seen as a blot on the landscape -- finally went.

If you're anything like us, you'll like to fill every spare waking moment watching cute animals and ridiculous stunts on YouTube.

As such cooking a ready meal can feel like a wasted four minutes -- or it did before and engineering team of students created the YouTube microwave.

The μWave -- created as part of PennApps Data Hackathon -- takes the time your food will take to cook and then searched YouTube for an equally timed video.

Users then get to watch the selected clip as their meal is microwaved… and should you have got bored during the cooking, the microwave will also send you and SMS and a Tweet.

The captain of a flight from North Carolina to New York has caused a terror scare -- by accidentally locking himself in the toilet.

Fighter jets were even put on alert after the captain of the Chatauqua Airlines flight disappeared to the loo and didn't come back.

And what made it worse was that the co-pilot became suspicious when the captain sent a foreign-sounding passenger to the cock-pit to explain the situation.

"The captain disappeared. What I'm being told is he's stuck in the toilet and someone with a thick foreign accent is giving me a password to access the cockpit," the co-pilot said to air traffic control.

275x250.jpg When he couldn't get his iPhone to work Michael Skopec didn't know what to do, so he called 911… five times.

Police have now released his frankly bizarre series of calls in a bid to prevent other idiots wasting their time.

Kendall County Sheriff's Department say an intoxicated Skopec called them asking "Why is my iPhone not working?" and adding: "My emergency is my fucking phone don’t work."

In other calls he asks "Why can’t I dial the numbers I used to be able to dial?" and "Why can’t you direct me to the AT&T people?"

When 911 operators told him they were sending an officer round to his house “That’s pretty dumb,” Skopec remarked. “On whose part?” the operator replied.

Prime Minister David Cameron's attempt at putting on a funny Aussie accent at a recent event was so bad some commentators say it "it could cause a diplomatic row."

Cameron had been making a speech at the Lord Mayor's Banquet in London when he recounted his trip to Australia for the Commonwealth heads of government meeting.

"After the meeting, I turned to the Australian prime minister and said, 'Thank you very much Julia for allowing us to have this meeting in Australia.',"

"And she said - I can't quite do the accent but I'll try - 'Not a bit David, this is good news for Sheilas everywhere.'"

275x250.jpg Baroness Trumpington recently became one of our favourite politicians -- after flicking the V to a colleague in the House of Lords.

Lord King had been talking about how the survivors of World War I "faded away" before adding that "then the survivors of World War II started to look pretty old as well".

He then noted that Trumpington, 89 -- who had served at wartime listening station at Bletchley Park-- was the House's only remaining survivor from WWII.

But unimpressed by the comment, Trumpington appeared to give a "two-fingered salute" to the 78-year-old former defence secretary.

A time-lapse video of the Earth -- shot by astronauts on board the International Space Station -- has captured an extraordinary view of the northern lights.

The amazing footage of the Aurora Borealis was recorded by the crews of expeditions 28 and 29 using a special low-light 4K-camera 240 miles above Earth and edited together.

Produced by German artist Michael Konig, the five-minute video starts off by showing the USA before moving on to Australia where the Aurora Australis are visible.

The footage also takes in flashes of lightning in the clouds, light caused by human cities and moving satellites illuminated by the sun… now we suggest you stop reading this and press play.

If you think you've seen some cumbersome and awkward dance moves on Strictly Come Dancing, think again and meet the man who dances with a digger.

Dominique Boivin, an experimental French choreographer, has recently scored an online hit after performing dance routines with a digger.

During his shows Boivin climbs on the digger, prances around the bucket and dodges the spinning excavator in time to classical music.

He also dangled precariously from the raised bucket and is lifted of the ground by the machinery... unsurprisingly he doesn't return the favour.

Extreme surfer Garrett McNamara has broken a surf world record -- by riding a 90-ft wave off the coast of Praia do Norte in Portugal and surviving.

McNamara was tow-in surfing with pal Andrew Cotton in the ZON North Canyon Project when the 90 feet mega-wave formed.

And amazing video footage, shot by fellow surfers and a camera on Garrett's own board shows the moment he managed to ride the wall of water.

Speaking about the wave, Garrett said: "I feel so blessed and honoured to have been invited to explore this canyon and its special town. The waves here are such a mystery." Not bad for a mystery.

A near-miss which saw a man using a chainsaw fall towards the blade and nearly cut his face open was caught on live TV in the US.

WTVW man Drew Gardner had been reporting on storm damage in Illinois as a worker used the chainsaw on a downed tree in the background.

But then in a moment which will have had eagle-eyed viewer terrified, the man -- who wasn't wearing protective clothing -- fell in a ditch and towards the chainsaw he was holding.

Luckily he somehow managed to avoid cutting off his face and corrected his fall at the last second… depriving the news show of a scoop.

We've often wondered what sort of fast food deers like (you know, during quiet moments at the office) -- but luckily this video gives us the answer.

A deer recently shocked staff and diners when it smashed though a window of a taco restaurant in Georgia and proceeded to charge around.

CCTV footage shows chaos in the eatery as the animal runs around -- with staff generally running away while diners want to get closer.

The fun ended when a server opened the door to the patio and the deer exited. But not before breaking one of its antlers off… and probably ordering a taco.

A video of a young boy being busted strutting his stuff to Smooth Criminal while he did the dishes has become an online hit.

Little Frankie had asked his dad to put the Michael Jackson hit on the stereo while he did the dishes… and it soon becomes clear why.

To start with the lad can be seen nodding his head to the music, before busting out a series of more and more impressive dance moves.

By the end of the footage -- shot by dad on a mobile phone -- he's really going for it… until he sees the camera and his laughing father.

275x250.jpg It's no laughing matter that inappropriate us of NHS emergency services costs up to £100 million each year.

Well actually it is, in a bid to discourage inappropriate visits to A&E the NHS have produced a series of comedy videos.

The series of videos feature actors posing as patients and reenacting some of the most bizarre and pointless trips to the hospital.

Dr Mike Cheshire, medical director at NHS North West said: "The tales told in the videos are very funny and they are extreme cases, but there are very serious issues behind them."

Inappropriate A&E visits include a woman asking for help after a hair dye disaster, a man with a poorly dog and a boy with diarrhoea. Lovely.

A gaffe at a firework display in Scotland saw pyrotechnics which should have lasted 30 minutes launched in a matter of seconds.

The result was that Oban Community Firework display went off with quite a bang -- or rather several at the same time.

While the display should have lasted half an hour, the technical hitch meant they were all launched within 60 seconds.

Apologising for the pyrotechnic premature-ejaculation Councillor Roddie McCuish told the crowd: "I have some terrible news -- the fireworks have all gone off at once." 

Police in the US have arrested a crook dubbed the "Dancing Shoplifter" after CCTV footage showed him strutting his stuff while stealing clothes.

26-year-old Anthony DiVietro had been bouncing and bopping to in-store music at a Kmart store in Blackwood when a surveillance camera saw him stuffing a dress under his shirt.

While security staff tried to stop him, the man tossed the dress and fled the scene before police could get there.

However, officers posted the incriminating clip online and say the popularity of the Dancing Shoplifter video helped them get their man. Dumb crook 0, YouTube 1!

A bride who performed an amazing dance routine at her wedding with her father (rather than the groom) has become an online hit.

When Ashley Richmond married her husband Nicholas she took to the dance floor with dad David Sparks to strut her stuff.

Performing to a medley of ten songs including the Temptations classic My Girl and The Jackson Five's ABCs the duo went down a storm with the guests.

The impressive four-and-a-half minute dance routine came to an end with Beyoncé's Single Ladies and the line 'If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it!'

Police officers rarely get to live the high-octane life of action movie cops… but these guys from Brazil appear to.

Amazing video footage, which has found its way to YouTube, shows a team cops chasing a plane filled with $150,000 worth of stolen electronics.

After trying to shoot the plane the driver of the car decides the best way to stop the crooks from getting away would be to drive into their plane.

So that's what he does, smashing into the wing and preventing the plane from taking off. They then stormed towards the crashed plane waving their guns… so what did you do at work today?

A bride has seen her wedding video become an online hit after the cameraman caught her sending a text message during the ceremony.

Jim Costa, who shot the video back in 2008, recently posted the video to YouTube, commenting on the bride's unusual behaviour.

"It was otherwise perfectly normal except for this one funny clip of the bride TEXTING just after her dad walked her down the [aisle]!" he wrote.

"The minister was busy reading his opening comments and her back was to everyone in attendance. I was the only one to see her." That was until he uploaded it and the clip went viral.

This video shows the terrifying moment a Boeing 767 was forced to touch down in Warsaw without wheels when its landing gear failed to open.

The flight from Newark, New Jersey was carrying 230 passengers onboard and circled above the airport for about an hour before crash landing.

None of the passengers were injured in the emergency landing which saw the plane slide along the ground with sparks flying.

Firefighters had sprayed the landing strip with fire-fighting substances before the plane came down and then sprayed it as passengers disembarked.

When Brittany Hillards' boyfriend decided to pop the question, he probably wanted to sweep her off her feet -- is so mission accomplished.

That's because after blindfolding her on their one year anniversary of dating he got down on one knee… and she promptly fainted and joined him on the floor.

Cameron had taken a blindfolded Brittany to a state park a few minutes away from their home after arranging for friends and family to be there.

Then after taking the blindfold off he dropped to his knee and asked her to marry him. When she finally came round after passing out, she said yes.

Last week we looked at what we thought could be the best Halloween costume of the year (the functioning camera) but this gaping torso hole is our new favourite.

NASA employee Mark Rober used two Apple iPad 2s to create the costume which looks like he has a gaping hole in his torso.

The rocket scientist from California says the costume wasn't exactly brain surgery and was as simple as starting a Facetime video chat between the two devices.

They were then fixed to his body with duct tape and blood splattered hole cut in his body to give the result which looks like a hole straight thought him.

Haunted house scares reporter off her feet

A TV journalist was left red-faced after being literally scared off her feet during a live report about a Halloween haunted house.

Kimberly Craig of ABC 7 Action News in Detroit had been chatting to bosses at the attraction in Michigan as a group of zombie actors moved around them.

Then as they got closer, a spokesperson for the attraction asked Craig to turn around and look at a projection screen. When she did, it exploded and the news reporter hit the ground.

The zombies and axe-wielding maniacs then gathered around her as she spoke to the studio saying: "You know what, they don't pay me enough…"

A Russian paraglider who was doing his stuff above the Indian Himalayas had a lucky escape after being struck by an eagle.

The bird collided with his Axis Mercury 2008 paraglider and got tangled in the cables - sending them both hurtling towards the ground.

But luckily the man was able to deploy the reserve parachute and despite bumpy landing (through a tree) he survived without injury.
And even more luckily, so had the eagle and after the crash pilot had cut it loose the bird flew off… hopefully being a bit more eagle-eyed about where it was flying.

We hope wherever Tyler Card is going to spend Halloween is offering a good prize for the best costume because he deserves it.

Not only has he fashioned a impressive camera costume -- complete with hanging lens cap -- but his outfit is also a fully functional camera.

That's because while the body of the camera is mostly made from cardboard, it contains a real Nikon DSLR in the centre.

This camera is triggered from the costume shutter, also setting off a large flash over his head and displaying images on the rear thanks to a LCD display from an old Dell laptop.

Bizarre dash-cam footage shows the moment a 128mph police chase ended with a topless woman wearing a G-string surrendered to officers.

The 28-year-old from Ohio had only been stopped when cops used stingers along the route 422 to disable two of her tyres.

She then proceeded to emerge from the vehicle -- wearing just fishnet stockings, a g-string and high heels -- and stagger across the road before surrendering.

Unsurprisingly the woman has been charged with operating a vehicle impaired refusing a blood alcohol test, fleeing and eluding, criminal damage, driving under a suspended licence, speeding and reckless operation.

A couple in the US saw their marriage get off to a stormy start -- when a dust storm rolled in during their outdoor ceremony.

Gus and Jennifer Luna had hoped their wedding in Florence, Arizona, would be a memorable day, but they never expected this...

As the happy couple were exchanging vows a dense dust storm hit, covering them in dust and almost blowing them away.

This clip from their wedding video shows how they tried to rush through the ceremony and were determined not to give up despite Jennifer struggling to keep her veil on and her dress down.

When this man saw a giant object hovering in the night sky he decided to best thing to do was call 999 -- then he realised it was the moon.

Police in Hertfordshire have released embarrassing audio from a recent 999 call from a man who wanted to report seeing a UFO.

He started off by saying the mysterious object -- which wasn't making recognisable engine noises -- was flying above his house with lights blazing and that is was getting closer.

But a couple of minutes later he called again, this time to admit that he'd made a mistake and had been looking at the moon. Oops.

A motorcyclist in South Africa abandoned an endurance race he was competing in to save a calf which had fallen into a canal.

Johan Gray had apparently been taking part in the race in Gauteng when he spotted the animal which was unable to get out of the water.

As this footage from his head-cam shows, the 46-year-old quickly pulled over and tried to rescue the animal using several techniques to get it to safety.

Eventually he banded the creature’s front legs and managed to pull it out before loading it onto his bike and returning it to a farmer.

A video of an irate man chopping down a parking meter with a chainsaw has become an online hit with empathetic motorists.

Unfortunately the 30 second clip -- which shows a white van driver arguing with a traffic cop -- is a fake.

We'd hoped that the driver's mate really had flipped out, grabbed his chainsaw an felled the parking meter in an act of defiance for everyone who has ever had a parking fine.

However, a spokesperson for the NYPD has confirmed the video is a fake. Which is a shame.

In California there's a house where the residents think light displays are not just for Christmas -- and after seeing this we think they've got a point.

Over the past couple of years they've decorated their house with lights which flash in time to music and display spooky faces.

After previously setting the lights to perform Sandstorm Techno, Thriller by Michael Jackson and and epic rendition of Monster Mash, this year it's the turn of Party Rock Anthem.

Complete with four singing pumpkin faces, tombstones, hand carved pumpkins, strobes, floods and thousands of lights it really is quite a sight… and not an inflatable snowman anywhere to be seen.

As kids we always wished our Hot Wheels car tracks were a bit bigger -- we wouldn't be saying that now if we'd had Casey Knott for a dad.

That's because the dad from Dallas-Fort Worth recently built a monster course with measures 2,000ft and takes three minutes to complete.

In this video, the track -- built to raise money for charity -- appears to run through every room of his home (including bathrooms) and even along the  pavement.

Unfortunately because Casey only had 150 feet of track to play with the course was built in segments over a series of nights and the video was edited together.

A video of a young baby breaking out of his cot and then trying to destroy the evidence has become an online hit.

The clip shows little baby Dayne being put in his cot along with his twin brother for a nap… but he apparenty has other ideas.

Once his mother -- who set up the camera to work out how wh was getting out -- has left the room Dayne looks at his brother, the two knowing what is about to happen.

He then vaults over the side of the cot and bangs down onto the carpet below… before quickly taking the camera out like a master crook.

A baby in Australia has survived a terrifying accident which saw a car plough into a newsagents and the pram he was lying in.

Remarkably, the 17-month-old baby boy was uninjured in the crash which saw his pram knocked upside down in the Sydney store.

The boy's mother -- who had been standing nearby -- raced to the pram after the smash and scooped the boy up clutching him in horror.

Police say the driver had veered off the road to avoid another car… but apparently not the newsagents.

275x250.jpg A personal trainer in the US has spent six months pigging out and eating junk food… in a bid to better understand fat clients.

With his muscular body and six-pack Drew Manning says he was fed up of hearing people tell him he didn't know what it was like to be fat and suffer cravings.

So the ripped 30-year-old decided to embark on a year-long experiment which would see him balloon in weight and then loose it all and get back to his trim self.

At least that's the plan! So far Drew has only gained the weight -- all 70lbs of it -- through an arduous regime of no exercise, and eating a diet of chips, soda and pizza.

A father from Michigan has been arrested after drunkenly making his nine-year-old daughter his designated driver… and then boasting about it on camera.

Shawn Weimer has appeared in court after CCTV footage emerged showing the child parking his van at a petrol station in Brownstown Township.

Once inside the station Weimer started bragging about his daughter's driving saying: "Nine years old. Nine! Gas, brake, listen, we're leaving, and she's driving. I'm drunk."

Police were called and soon pulled the underage driver over, prompting her to ask why and add that she was "driving good".

It's always embarrassing when you fall over, but it must be even worse when you are on a live TV news show… while talking about climaxing.

Just ask WPIX 11 anchor Sukanya Krishnan who recently toppled during a segment about Christian Louboutin's claim that high heels can help women orgasm.

After showing off her own footwear while talking about the pain some shoes can inflict, he turned to go back to her desk.

But right after saying "My arch helps me to climax," Krishnan fell over and grabbed at the set as she fell in a heap on the floor. Oops.

Shoppers at a grocery store in Alaska were shocked when they found a bear cub climbing over the fruit and vegetable aisles.

Staff at the Tatsuda's IGA supermarket in Ketchikan say the supercute bear strolled into the store through the automatic doors.

After wandering over to the fruit display the baby bear jumped up -- prompting those who weren't busy taking photos on their mobiles to call police.

Officers tried to coax the cub dow, but eventually a customer stepped in, grabbed the baby bear and carried it outside to be released… luckilly he wasn't greeted by mom.

US singer and actor Harry Belafonte was left red-faced after arranging to be interviewed on an early-morning TV show… and then falling asleep in front of the camera.

The 'King of Calypso' had been due to promote his HBO documentary with a satellite TV tour -- but wasn't prepared when a show in Bakersfield, California cut to him.

In fact it appeared he was dozing and despite the presenter's best efforts to rouse him with calls of: "Wake up, wake up… this is your wake-up call." he did not stir.

However, his PR people claim he wasn't sleeping but meditating, and that a technical error meant the 84-year-old couldn't hear the host.

When a US police officer approached a driver who was sleeping at the side of the road he probably thought it would be one of the easier duties of his shift. it wasn't.

That's because the dozing driver was a former wrestling champion who woke up apparently thinking he was in the middle of a bout.

As this dash-cam footage shows, as Deputy Josh Barrett, a Greene County (Ohio) Sheriff's deputy, tried to wake the man he found himself on the wrong end of a flurry of punches.

Eventually the deputy was forced to reach for his taser and was eventually able to wrestler as he walked away. which we think would get him disqualified in the ring.

275x250.jpgLast year Alan Billis was a taxi driver in Torquay, now he's become the first person in 3,000 years to be mummified like Tutankhamum -- all in the name of a TV show.

Before his death from lung cancer in January, Alan had signed on to be part of a bizarre experiment in mummification, to be filmed for Channel 4.

In a bid to better understand how the ancient Egyptians were able to preserve pharaohs perfectly for millennia the 61-year-old's corpse was put through a variety of special techniques.

Scientists now think -- thanks to Alan -- they've been able to crack the mystery of mummification and say their finding turn much accepted wisdom about the process it's bandaged head.

Dogs have a seemingly endless desire to play fetch, but what to do when their owner doesn't want to? This, that's what!

A clever Jack Russell called Sid has become an online hit after learning how to play fetch with himself.

Filmed in London the self-sufficiant pooch can be seen initially trying to encourage owner Roland Muldoon to play with him.

But when he doesn't the pup grabs a ball in his mounth, hurls it down a set of steps and proceeds to chase the ball and return it to the top of the stairs.

A pilfering penguin has become something of an internet star after being featured on the BBC documentary Frozen Planet.

The stone-stealing bird was filmed on Ross Island, Antarctica as his colony was busy building stone nests to protect their eggs.

As other males in the penguin colony were running off trying to find the right shaped stones, the cheeky penguin decided to swipe his from their unguarded nest.

So as soon as their backs were turned, he grabbed their stones and and scurried back to his own nest with them -- just call him Feathers McGraw.

If you've ever wanted to quit a job (and who hasn't) you are sure appreciate the style with which this man ended his employment.

Not content with handing is letter of resignation in at a Providence hotel, Joey took along his 19-piece band, the 'What Cheer? Brigade'.

So when his boss turned up and demanded to know what was happening, Joey simply gave him the letter and the band began to play.

Joey then proceeded to jubilantly walk out of the building as the rest of the band -- including people on a trombone, drums and tuba - played and walked behind him.

A US family who got lost while navigating a corn field in Massachuestts ended up calling 911 when they couldn't find the way out.

The navigationally challenged family had gone into the seven-acre halloween maze at Connors Farm for a bit of fun, but it ended up being anything but.

As darkness drew in, the frightend parents worried about getting their three-week-old baby to safety and resorted to calling 911.

After a distressed phone call officers were dispatched to the maze and the family were found just 25ft from the exit.

A video of an ice-cream man jokingly taunting a holidaymaker by serving him a treat and then taking it away again has become an online hit.

Footage shows the Turkish-style vendor handing a young customer his ice cream before quickly swiping it back and leaving him empty-handed.

He then performs a series of impressive tricks -- including spinning a multiple-coned snack away from him and presenting a massive ice cream - as the bemused boy looks on.

After about 90 seconds of performance, and attracting quite a crowd, the lad is finally given his treat… though he looks like he's still trying to work out what's just happened.

275x250.jpgA heavily pregnant woman has completed the Chicago Marathon -- and then went into labour shortly after crossing the finish line.

Despite being nearly 39 weeks pregnant with her second chile Amber Miller didn't have a problem finishing the 26.2-mile race.

And the 27-year-old even beat her (considerably less pregnant) husband Joe, finishing 34,339th to his 34,997.

After crossing the finish line -- to cheers of "Go pregnant lady" -- Amber sat down to eat a sandwich, but started to feel contractions.

She was then taken to Central DuPage Hospital where she birth to daughter, June… who we think should also get a marathon finishers medal.

Because we think everyday is better when it starts with a musically inclined animal, here you go -- meet a piano playing pug.

This little 58-second clip -- which clearly owes something to piano cat -- is currently storming the internet, and it's not hard to see why.

Chocoholic, a black pug from Japan, can be seen 'playing' a toy keyboard -- while wearing a red top and sparkly gold bow tie.

Personally we're not that impressed by his musical cat-alogue and the way his playing tails off… but what do you think?

Mountain biking can be dangerous with all that hurtling around on rough terrain at high speeds… especially when charging antelope are added into the mix.

Just ask 17-year-old mountain bike racer Evan van der Spuy who was recently competing in a event in South Africa when a 30mph Red Hartebeest wiped him out.

In this video -- which was shot on a camera mounted to fellow rider Travis Walker -- Evan can be heard shouting "Watch the buck!"

A split-second later the 150kg Red Hartebeest can be seen charging across the plain and straight into the rider who is unsurprisingly knocked from his bike.

An ice hockey cheerleader (we didn't know they existed either) has been left red-faced after wiping out on live TV.

A Fox 5 news crew had been chatting to the New York Islanders cheerers during coverage of the team celebrating their 40th season in the NHL.

And while a jersey wearing reporter stood on the ice and spoke to one, the idea was that the others kept it entertaining by doing their stuff in the background.

Unfortunately for one ice girl she was a little too entertaining and has become an online hit -- after embarrassingly taking a tumble as the live camera followed her.

An 11-year-old young lad from India has roller-skated his way into the Guinness Book of World Records… and under 20 cars.

Rohan Ajit Kokane set a new roller-skating limbo record by passing under a series of cars while on his wheels -- and decked out in green lycra and sweatbands.

After building up speed, Rohan did the splits -- so he was travelling while close the ground -- and whizzed through the 35cm tall gap under the parked vehicles.

It took 30 seconds for him to come to a standstill and having travelled 126ft 11in adjudicators said he'd broken the previous limbo record by more than 26ft… even if it wasn't a limbo as we know it.

Cornwall got a little bit smaller recently… when a massive rockfall on the north coast saw a chunk of it disappear into the sea.

And the amazing moment was captured on video by hikers who just happened to be in the right location at the right time.

Several small-scale rock-falls had happened causing walkers to stand on the North Cliffs near Hell's Mouth and watch what was happening.

Then, after the frequency and intensity had built up, part of the 100 metre high cliff peels away and comes crashing down into the sea where inquisitive seals had been watching.

A police officer in Belarus has had a more than lucky escape after being thrown from a crashing van… as this CCTV shows.

The unnamed officer had been travelling in the police van as it was involved in an accident with a car on a junction.

As the black and white van rolled over, one of the doors opened and the officer was thrown from the vehicle.

Amazingly not only did the rolling van somehow miss the cop and leave him uninjured… but he was back on his feet before the van had stopped moving.

A video of a dog being strangely scared and repelled by a magazine advert featuring Julia Roberts has become a hit online.

In the clip -- which has been viewed 500,000 times -- a man can be seen calling his pet husky over as he holds a copy of Brides magazine.

Then he opens the magazine on a Lancôme advert featuring the Pretty Woman star and the pooch begins to back away before walking out of the room.

The owner then closes the magazine and calls the dog back before once again showing him the image of Julia Roberts and causing him to scarper away.

To be honest we prefer it when this kind of thing backfires -- but here's a cute clip of little girl getting told she's going to Disneyland.

It was a week before Lily turned six-years-old and her mother asked her whether se wanted to open an early birthday present, unsurprisingly she said yes.

So she opened a pink bag full of Disney products and appeared pretty pleased with it too… then her mom revealed the 'real' present was that they were going to Disneyland.

Lily responded in the way seen on Disney TV adverts and went through an emotional range including shock, doubt, happiness and uncontrollable joy, all in about four seconds.

275x250.jpg A well-endowed squirrel has become a surprise internet hit after showing off what he's got on the BBC TV show 'The Great British Bake Off.'

Viewers who were watching Jo Wheatley being crowned winner of the show on BBC2 were shocked when the massive testicled squirrel suddenly appeared on screen.

In the brief clip -- which was played between baking footage -- the squirrel can be seen turning to camera and proudly displaying his huge nuts.

Minutes after the clip during the grand final, fans on Twitter were discussing squirrel anatomy rather than cakes and presenter Sue Perkins tweeted: "This week's GBBO features a shot of a squirrel with outsized nuts. Trust me, they are anatomically DAZZLING.

A lycra suit-wearing daredevil has shown off his extreme balancing skills by performing on Mountain Tai in China.

Eskil Ronningsbakken did his stuff on a 6ft platform located on a perilous-looking cliff without any safety harness or net.

Once in place the 31-year-old balanced on one arm before riding a bike and then doing a handstand on a pile of chairs.

He also swung on a trapeze as fans took photos and video… while secretly hoping he would fall so they could have a YouTube hit.

When this girl asker her mom to film her practicing for her dance team, she probably hoped some people would see it online and think she looked cool.

But she can't have expected to have been upstaged by her little brother whose background video bomb dancing sent it viral.

In the clip -- which has been seen 500,000 times -- the girl can me seen awkwardly dancing and singing along to 'Smack that' by Akon... but it's the young lad who steals the show.

Wearing pyjama bottoms he struts his stuff in the hallway behind her complete with arse shakes and some pretty impressive moves as she's oblivious to his actions.

Beach-goers in Southern California are being treated to a rare light show with waves there glowing bright blue as the crash at night.

The rare phenomena is caused by the presence of a bio-luminescent algae called Lingulodinium polyedrum.

During the day this means the water at San Diego-area beaches appear a brownish red, but at night they look a whole lot more magical.

Boffins say movement of the water causes each organism to flash blue with a chemical reaction - when this happens billions of times as each wave crashes, you get the blue glow.

Council bosses in the US were recently left red-faced after suffering a Bart Simpson style childish prank when an amusingly named speaker was called.

During a typically boring Los Angeles City Council meeting Councilman Dennis Zine called for a listed speaker… and Mr Mike Hunt!

"Mike Hunt, Mike Hunt, is Mike Hunt in the audience? It says Mike Hunt, is Mike Hunt here?" he said over the speaker system.

Unsurprisingly there was no Michael Hunt waiting to speak… you could almost hear Bart Simpson laughing on the phone.

It's not too often we get you use the phrase 'couch-potato daredevil' -- but in the case of Paul McKinnon it seems entirely appropriate.

That's because the Australian couch-potato daredevil and his team have just set a new speed record by driving a sofa at 101mph.

Powered by a Suzuki GSX 1400 motorcycle engine, their leather two-seater was put through its paces at Camden Airport in Sydney - reaching 101mph.

And we think there is more to come. After-all they could certainly improve on the aerodynamics… the record was set with a coffee table (and bowl of fruit) attached.

In a bizarre bid to make unicycling even more difficult, a German rider has navigated a line of beer bottles on his one-wheeler. Really!

Unicycling enthusiast Lutz Eichholz somehow managed to ride along 8.93 metres of bottles -- breaking his own record of 7.99 metres.

10 metres of bottles had been lined up ahead of the record and all had been opened and emptied beforehand.

However, given his amazing display of balance, something tells us Eichholz can't have enjoyed many of them. Though we hope he had a few after.

A baseball fan in Taiwan was so desperate to catch a foul ball that he accidentally dropped his young daughter in the process. Oops.

Embarrassingly, not only did he not get the ball -- but the moment of dubious parenting was caught on camera, as this footage shows.

The butter-fingered father can be seen jumping from his seat as the foul ball comes towards him, seemingly forgetting that he had the young girl on his lap.

As such she was flung into the row of seats in front of him and he had to recover her by pulling her back up by the legs. Let's hope her mom hasn't seen this.

ITV bosses have been left red-faced after it was revealed a documentary mistakenly used a clip from a computer game as footage of the IRA shooting down a helicopter.

The documentary 'Exposure, Gaddafi and the IRA' -- which aired on ITV1 on Monday -- had looked at links between the former Libyan leader and the Irish terrorist group.

During it, a pixelated-looking clip was played which was said to show an 1988 IRA attack on a British Army helicopter.

But it turned out the footage was actually from a military simulation game called Arma II -- as was quickly pointed out by the hundreds of gamers who contacted ITV about the gaffe.

All footballers sweat while playing -- but Walter Pandiani must perspire more than most… he's just been dubbed the world's sweatiest footballer.

The evidence against him, this post-match interview after a clash between this team Espanyol and Getafe.

Having netted the winning goal in the dying minutes press were eager to hear from the match-winner… but they'd have been forgiven for forgetting about his on-pitch performance.

That's because as he spoke, the 35-year-old began to perspire and sweat patches appeared on his shirt and within a few minutes it was hard to spot any dry patches.

That's it,
the internet must finally be full! How else can you explain this video of a unicyclist riding while wearing a kilt and playing the Star Wars theme on the bagpipes?

A Copa Sudamericana football match in Uruguay had to be called off recently -- after a linesman was hit in the head with a roll of paper.

Crowd problems flared during the clash between Universidad de Chile and Nacional, and with the score at 2-0  several fans started hurling projectiles.

Then, as this footage shows, a roll of till receipt paper struck one unfortunate soccer official on the head, knocking him to the ground.

The battered linesman received medial treatment for several minutes before the match was eventually called off by the referee… who presumably feared getting hit with something himself.

A wingsuit-wearing daredevil has performed a death-defying stunt by sky diving through a narrow slit in a mountainside. We don't know why.

Jeb Corliss, 35, jumped out of a helicopter over Hunan Province in China and proceeded to soar at speeds of 75mph.

Using his wingsuit to steer himself, he then aimed for a 1.2km tall and 100m wide natural archway in Tianmen peak and activated his parachute before landing safely on a bridge cheered on by fans.

"That was one of the greatest wingsuit flights of my entire life," Corliss said.

A thousand people have stripped off and floated naked in the Dead Sead to take part in a Spencer Tunick photo shoot.

Famous for his flesh-based photos, Tunick has previously snapped masses of naked people in all sorts of locations and settings - including this tribute to LS Lowry.

He says his latest shoot was intended to draw attention to the fact that the Red Sea, water level is currently dropping nearly four feet a year.

So he convinced 1,000 people -- aged from 18 to 77 years old -- to enter the salty lake and pose for a series of images.

He's a World Cup winner and one of the best strikers in the world -- but that didn't stop Fernando Torres from missing a howler against Manchester United this weekend.

The £50m Chelsea man had played well, scored a goal and had a good game, but all anyone will remember from the match will remember is his gaffe in the 82nd minute.

With a well-paced ball coming to him six yards from an empty net, it looked like there was no way he could miss.

But never one to shy away from a challenge, Torres somehow managed to slice  the ball wide in what's being described as the worst miss ever.

275x250.jpg Movie bosses at Warner Bros have come up with a interesting way to market the Steven Soderberdh film Contagian -- a living bacteria-based billboard advert.

The 'viral marketing' seems an apt fit for the film which follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days, though is still decidedly gross.

Scientists were recruited to create the two specially made Petri dishes and a range of specially grown coloured bacteria which was installed in an abandoned shop window in Toronto.

Over a period of five days mouldy movie advert -- made from bacteria including penicillin, mould and pigmented bacteria -- then grew into the bizarre billboard.

A pair of OAPs who accidentally filmed themselves trying to operate their new computer have become an online hit after the clip was uploaded to YouTube.

Bruce and Esther Huffman, from Oregon, apparently didn't know their camera was rolling as they tried to take a photo of themselves.

As such 86-year-old Bruce can be seen saying, "Look at the monkey. That's a pretty good monkey" as he pulls a funny face into the camera.

But our personal highlight is when he turns to his 79-year-old wife and says, "Just drop your dress a little bit and see your boobies"... who says old people don't understand the internet.

This video is guaranteed to make you laugh

It's good to smile and even better to laugh… and we defy you not to do both while watching this video of people giggling.

The two-minute video -- which feature people from babies to pensioners laughing into the camera -- has become a hit online.

Edited together with clips from YouTube, the video has apparently brought a smile to the faces of most of the 500,000 people who have seen it.

We don't know the Portuguese for "never work with children or animals" -- but something tells us these TV presenters could have done with hearing the phrase.

That's because a children’s show in Brazil recently suffered its own Blue Peter elephant moment, when a horse pooped on stage.

The horse had been led out into the middle of the brightly coloured stage when it lifted its tail and proceeded to poop on live TV.

Hosts held their heads in their hands, some children screamed, others laughed while some… well they whipped out their mobile phones 

This video footage shows the dramatic moment bystanders in Utah stopped being bystanders after a terrifying motorcycle crash and saved the rider from a fiery death.

21-year-old Brandon Wright had been riding his motorcycle when he slammed into to a BMW -- both vehicles caught fire and Wright was trapped under the car.

That's when passersby sprang into action in a desperate bid to save him, realising he was unconscious and trapped, they tried to lift the BMW off him.

As the car continued to burn, more and more people risked their own lives by joined in until they were able to lift the car enough to pull Wright out from under it. Heroic stuff.

Think your football team has a bad keeper? Well we'd like to bet he's better than Torpedo Zhodino's Artem Gomelko… just look at this howler he recently let in.

Gomelko was standing by the net when rival Belarusian Premier League defender Anton Matveenko decided to have an audacious attempt from 70 yards out.

And thanks to being off-target and not very powerful, it never looked likely to going in or troubling the keeper, until he tried to keep the ball in play.

Reaching out he touched the ball and diverted it from going out… sending it straight into the back of the net. The game ended 1-1. Oops.

We've previously discovered that cows have a sense of humour, get confused by power lines and that those with names even produce more milk.

And today we're also happy to bring you the useful information that cows also like jazz. Really, they do.

While this discovery isn't backed by university research or a hard-hitting scientific study, it is supported by a video which is currently proving a hit online.

In the clip, members of the Utah-based jazz band 'The New Hot 5' take time out of their European tour to perform for a field of cows in Autrans, France. Why? we don't know… and once you clip play you won't either.

A would-be Hollywood stunt man has filmed himself performing a series of impressive jumps and flip in the hope of landing a movie contract.

Culminating with a 'Ninja flip' over a speeding car, 22-year-old Aaron Evans hopes his stunts will be enough to do the trick, pardon the pun.

Watched by hundreds of fans Aaron can be seen warming-up by flipping over a man in a wheelchair and a group of sitting volunteers.

Then it's time for the main event and a Acura NSX speeds towards him as he runs and flips over it… given there was no 'fail' in our headline, you know he made it.

A video of a confused bird trying to walking the wrong way down an escalator has become a hit online -- with some suggesting it's a metaphor for life.

The video, thought to have been shot in Vancouver, Canada, shows a bird calmly walking the glass doors to a shopping centre among bustling shoppers.

But the bird-brain then attempts to get to a lower level by taking the wrong escalator and finds itself plodding along on the up escalator, never getting anywhere.

It's only when the feathered critter is spooked by shoppers coming towards it, that it turns around and tries to get out. Which it manages while trying to make it look like it meant to do that.

A man in Sweden recently returned home to find an odd decoration adorning his neighbour's tree -- a drunken moose.

After hearing an bizarre bellowing coming from the garden he headed off to investigate and found the inebriated animal stuck in the tree.
It's thought the beast got wasted by munching on apples which had fallen from other nearby trees and began to ferment.

Police were called and working with the fire brigade were able free the drunken moose… who promptly staggered for a few feet, collapsed and fell asleep.

We can only imagine the pressure a professional footballer feels when taking a penalty (forwards or backwards) -- they're expected to score, and know they should.

It's embarrassing if they kick it wide, over the bar or directly at the keeper… or just make a huge gaffe of the entire thing like this guy.

Al Ahly striker Amir Sayoud recently showed what NOT to do from the penalty during a match against rivals Kima Aswan. And not even science can explain what he did.

Running up to the ball, he tried to do a wiggle and put the keeper off, but instead ended up kicking the ground, falling over and feebly nudging the ball towards the net. Oops.

275x250.jpg 8,957 people armed with some 175,141 water filled balloons have set a new world record for the world's largest water balloon fight. And it looks like fun.

The record attempt took place at the University of Kentucky and was organised by the Christian Student Fellowship who spent hours filling the balloons.

It apparently took just seven minutes for all of the water balloons to be hurled, that's 25,020 per minute or 417 each second.

And just in case your maths isn't quite as good as ours, that equally a whole lot of fun. Really, just click play if you don't believe us.

A would-be robber who tried to raid a 7-Eleven store in California while dressed as the children's TV character Gumby failed… because staff thought it was a joke.

Why the dumb crook thought dressing as a good-natured claymation figure would help him strike fear into the hearts of staff is unknown.

What is known is that it didn't work and staff laughed at him thinking it was a joke -- prompting the green man to shout a threatening: "You don't think it's a robbery? Let me show you my gun!"

Less threatening was what happened next… he couldn't fit his costumed hand into his pocket to retrieve his weapon and ended up just dropping 26 cents in change on the floor before making a humiliated getaway.

This video shows the touching moment a group of chimpanzees which had been used for laboratory testing saw daylight for the first time.

Having being raised in cages for the purpose of medical testing the chimps range in age from 20 to 30 years old and are understood to have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis.

In 1997 the pharmaceutical company conducting the research was sold and the chimps moved to Gut Aiderbichl Animal Sanctuary, near Salzburg in Austria.

Now a 14-year-bid to introduce the 38 primates to the outdoors has finally taken place and the chimpanzees certainly look happy with the outcome.

A US student has become an online hit after realising a rare genetic condition means he can play the piano while facing away from the keys.

Evan Petrone has the ligament-loosening disorder Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (Hypermobility Type) which means he can bend his limbs in all sorts of odd directions.

Given he is also an accomplished pianist he decided to combine the two and play the piano backwards by rotating his shoulders out of socket and sitting facing away from the instrument.

His reverse rendition of Clocks by Coldplay has already become a hit on YouTube where it's been viewed more than 300,000 times… imagine the views if he'd picked a better song.

A man who tried to drive a 4x4 to the summit of Mount Snowdon reportedly did it because it was on a list of 50 things he wanted to do before he died.

The bizarre bid had come to an abrupt end when the Vauxhall Frontera became stuck 360m from the peak and the vehicle was later discovered abandoned.

Motorist Craig Williams told the BBC he'd made the attempt because it was on a list he'd made of 50 things he wanted to do before he died.

Given how it went, he said the remaining 49 items on his bucket list were unlikely to happen… unless one of them was to get arrested. Authorities are now considering how to remove the car.

Is it just us, or do children seem to be doing everything earlier nowadays? -- You know, like this four-year-old girl driving a car in China.

A two and a half minute video is currently doing the rounds online showing the young motorist behind the wheel of her father's car in Jinal, Shandong Province, China.

During the clip, the little girl can be seen calmly driving along the freeway and even overtaking other vehicles as she is filmed from the passenger seat and given her directions.

Towards the end of the video the girl pulls over and her father takes over behind the wheel removing a device she had been using to reach the pedals. And to think it took us several attempts to pass our driving test.

Ever wondered what it’s like to be shot at with an AK-47? No, neither have we. But a US team who build armoured cars say a lot of people have… and their sick of being asked what it's like.

So the guys from Texas Armoring Corporation (TAC) decided to make this video to give a better idea of how it feels.

In the clip, CEO Trent Kimball sits behind a screen of the bullet-resistant glass the firm use on their cars as a member of staff points a AK-47 at him.

Getting to live out the fantasy of disgruntled workers the world over, the member of staff then shoots the screen three times, before Kimball jumps up and jubilantly shouts "No penetration!"… we think he means the bullets.

A video of a bully cat stuffing another pussy into a cardboard box and then trapping it by sitting on top of the box has become an online hit.

The 90 second clip starts off with a white kitty sitting and playing in an discarded open box as couple of other kitties entertain themselves.

But then a grey moggie strolls up behind the pen open and jumps up on the open flap, closing the box on top of the white cat -- trapping it in the box.

The grey cat then jumps up on the box and sits on top of the lid as the white bullied cat tries to escape… without much look.

A Chinese TV reporter was left red-faced and drenched after a massive wave crashed down on her during a live report.

The journalist had been reporting on tropical storm Nanmadol which was hitting Haining, in Zhejiang Province, with heavy rain and strong winds.

But as she was chatting to camera, it appears she was unaware that there was a 20-metre-high wave heading straight for her.

Luckily, the wave did not injure the reporter or knock her off her feet and drag her out to sea… tough we bet she dresses a bit more appropriately next time she reports on a storm.

A bad day for a pole vaulter might be not quite making the height they'd hoped for… which makes this a very bad day for Dmitry Starodubtsev.

The Russian athlete was recently taking part in the World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, when his pole snapped in half.

He was attempting a height of 5.75 meters when the accident happened and it had looked good as he made his approach.

But after planting the pole and beginning on a upwards trajectory it snapped like a trig and he fell embarrassingly to the mat. But don't take our word for it, click play.

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