An expired web address printed on hundreds of thousands of licence plates is now directing visitors to online casinos in the Philippines. Nearly 800,000 licence plates in the US state of Maryland with a unique design commemorating the War of 1812 feature the web address, WBAL-TV reports.
A man who allegedly robbed a shop wielding Nintendo's iconic 1980s Zapper as a weapon has been arrested. David Joseph Dalesandro, 25, allegedly painted the video game controller most strongly associated with Duck Hunt and threatened a shopkeeper with it.
A suspected drug dealer who jumped into a river to escape police was apprehended after slowly floating downstream for six hours. Michael Cortez, 31, jumped into the Cache la Poudre River in the US state of Colorado while pursued by police who identified him as a wanted man.
Darth Vader felt the light side of the law when a Chilean judge reduced his sentence from a lifetime frozen in carbonite to just 30 years. The Star Wars villain appeared in the dock in Chile's second city, Valparaíso, for a mock trial staged by real judges and lawyers as part of Chile's Herit
A government official has been suspended after he ordered an enormous reservoir to be drained so he could retrieve his dropped phone. Rajesh Vishwas, a food inspector in Chhattisgarh, India, dropped his phone in the Kherkatta Dam while taking a selfie.
A council has been criticised for chopping down a number of "stunning" palm trees to discourage people from having sex underneath them. Plymouth City Council left a row of stumps along the famous Hoe because council officials were "regularly having to clean up sex and drug paraphernalia" in the area
The house where Adolf Hitler was born is to be repurposed as a human rights training centre for Austrian police officers. The redevelopment of the 17th century house in Braunau am Inn at a cost of €20 million will begin later this year after an expert committee rejected alternative proposals to
A lawyer who returned to his abandoned humanities course after his retirement is set to break the world record for longest time taken to complete a university degree. Arthur Ross, 71, will tomorrow be conferred the bachelor of arts degree from the University of British Columbia (UBC) which he first
Australia has won the latest round in a long-running battle with New Zealand beekeepers over whose honey can be labelled as mānuka honey. Mānuka honey is produced by bees foraging on nectar from mānuka trees, which are indigenous to both countries.
A woman who tried to board a plane wearing six kilograms of clothing to avoid a baggage fee has been fined. Adriana Ocampo, a 19-year-old from Australia, filmed her attempted travel hack on a flight from Melbourne to Adelaide, the New York Post reports.
A man has been charged with stealing Judy Garland's famous ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz. The iconic pair of slippers – one of four remaining pairs from the 1939 film production – were stolen from the Judy Garland Museum in 2005 and recovered by the FBI in 2018.
An advert depicting Michaelangelo's naked statue of the biblical David has been banned from Glasgow's subway. The poster, advertising a local Italian restaurant, showed David with a slice of pizza photoshopped into his hand.
A mother and son have allegedly been caught taking part in an 80mph street race on Mother's Day. Police in Fresno, California said the drivers of two vehicles spotted travelling at more than 80mph on a road with a 40mph speed limit "were found to be mother and son".
A suspected drunk driver tried to switch seats with his dog in the passenger seat and then claimed he wasn't driving, according to police. Police in Springfield, Colorado took to Facebook to explain what happened after pulling over a motorist allegedly driving at 52mph in a 30mph area.
An armed robber allegedly confused staff at a Subway sandwich shop by demanding they hand over "all the bread". Chicago man Abail Bekele, 20, is accused of robbing two Subway restaurants while on bail for another robbery, CWBChicago reports.