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All the funny, slightly off the beaten track type stories that would make you smile

UFO spotted over Jeffrey’s Bay

The National Sea Rescue Institute received  an official request to investigate an Unidentified Flying Object flying over Jeffrey's Bay on Monday evening. "At approximately 21h30,...

Man fined for driving through flooded section of Seaview Road

A 63-year-old man from Seaview found himself in hot water this morning for ignoring clear road signs when he crossed the flooded Seaview Road...

Domestic Abuse Charity to burn 50 Shades of Grey

The BBC has reported that a charity for abuse victims is planning to burn copies of “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James. Clare Phillipson,...

Taiwan minister calls for men to sit and pee

Taiwan's environmental minister is calling on the island's men to sit down when they urinate in order to keep toilets clean, drawing a mixed...

Togo women plan sex strike against president

The female wing of a civil rights group is urging women in Togo to stage a week-long sex strike to demand the resignation of...

Hippo stuck in pool

A hefty hippo chased away from his herd at a South African game reserve has found a refreshing place to relax: the lodge's swimming...

French tourists get jail term for kissing Buddha

Three French tourists were given suspended six-month prison sentences in Sri Lanka after their holiday pictures appeared to show one of them -- a...

Boy donates life savings to save forest

A tree-loving Slovak boy has donated his life savings to protect forests in the High Tatras region stricken by a plague of bark beetles...

Frustrated New Yorkers will get their toys afterall

Frustrated New Yorkers will get their buzz back today after the mayor's office agreed not to pull the plug on a free giveaway of...

One million kilometers – one owner – one car

After a million kilometres of fault-free motoring and accident-free driving in a South African built 2004 Volkswagen Polo, veteran salesman Gerrie Esterhuizen has had...

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