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Last updated at 09:51 14 February 2008

Check out our wackiest stories from around the globe. They have to be read to be believed...

John F Kennedy

'I'm JFK's love child' claims Canadian businessman

A man has emerged more than 44 years after the death of JFK to claim he is the slain president's secret love child

naked Venus poster on tube

Naked Venus poster banned from the Tube for fear of offending commuters

The painting titled Venus was deemed potentially offensive to passengers

Hamas TV

Hamas launches TV 'Bugs Bunny' who declares 'I will eat the Jews'

A Hamas TV show for children condemned for a Mickey Mouse lookalike has now enlisted a fluffy rabbit

Aditya 'Romeo' Dev

Mini-muscleman: Meet the world's smallest bodybuilder

At just 2ft 9in, Indian muscleman Aditya 'Romeo' Dev is the world's smallest bodybuilder

Kyson Stowell

The boy who was hurled 300 feet by tornado that killed his mother

Kyson Stowell shows the cuts on his face after being thrown 300 feet by the tornado that hit America

Prance family

Family who scooped £6.9m lottery splash out... on three caravans

The millionaire Prance family have decided to blow some of their fortune on three caravans in south Wales

lion on horse's back

Starring horse-riding lions, the Sickest Show on Earth

This is the moment a lion jumped on a horse's back to 'entertain' circus-goers at a zoo in China

Back to The Future film

The world's first time machine? Tunnel to the past could open door to future

Time travel could be a reality within just three months, say Russians

Riverdance ferry

Beached: Amazing picture of the ferry that ran aground

In the winter sunshine it was the calm after the storm. Locals wandered in wonder round the ferry Riverdance, stranded on a beach

thermal animals

Thermal imaging reveals how zoo animals keep their cool

These pictures of animals at London Zoo provide a fascinating glimpse into how the creatures stay warm

Lady Emma's Cottage

Cottage on Cornish peninsula in 800 acres of woods on sale for £550,000

A secluded four-bedroom cottage in Cornwall is set to spark a frenzy of interest after hitting the market

biro paintings

Rising star of the art world creates masterpieces with humble ballpoint pen

Simply birolliant: The incredible 10ft 'photographs' drawn with a ballpoint pen

Electricity Woman

Street lamps flicker when she passes and she sends electronic clocks haywire

'Electricity Woman with amazing powers' causes lights to flicker when she gets stressed


Street lamps flicker when she passes and she sends electronic clocks haywire

The flying hotel Thunderbird 2: The 700ft super-airship that will gently float you around the world


Fleming's wife may have been the driving force behind the creation of the world's favourite spy

Why it was Ian Fleming's wife who invented James Bond

memory fish

Tropical fish Bentley is busy proving fish really DO have memories after a scientist has trained him to eat on command

The fish with a memory who knows when it's time to eat


Becky Prosser beams with delight after medics removed a birthmark with five laser operations over 18 months

Seven-year-old's joy as surgeons remove huge birthmark that covered half her face

Frank Sinatra

All blue-eyed people can all be traced back to one ancestor 10,000 years ago

Scientists have revealed that the origins of blue eye colour can be traced back 10,000 years to the Black Sea region

The Beatles

'Send my love to aliens,' says McCartney as Beatles tune is first to be beamed directly into space

Across the Universe will be beamed into space next week, Nasa has revealed

playground for older people

Playtime for Grandma: Council opens new playground for the over-60s

A residents' association in Manchester has built a playground designed to keep its elderly members flexible

Anna Loginova


Russia's most famous - and glamorous - female bodyguard killed as her Porsche is carjacked

Anna Loginova protected Moscow's billionaires and their wives and mistresses


Mini giraffe: 10-day-old Margaret stands just 5ft tall after being born two weeks premature

Margaret is one of the smallest giraffe calves ever born at Chester Zoo


Candleford through the keyhole

The Daily Mail explores the set of one of Britain's most popular shows and discovers some spooky goings on

Leanne Grose

The girl who lost a leg and became a fitness expert

When Leanne Grose lost her leg to cancer, she set about devising her own training programme which is now a DVD

Corey Delaney

The unrepentant teenager whose party wrecked his parents home and shook the world

The Australian teenager has been brought to justice for his out-of-control bash


Meet Out of this world: New Nasa images show Mercury as you have never seen it before

Dramatic new pictures have revealed the 'dark side' of Mercury for the very first time

John Deeks

Meet Miracle recovery of swimmer who was dead for an hour after 'drowning'

A London man has made a 'miraculous' recovery after nearly drowning and being left without a pulse

Snake Girl

Meet Snake-girl - the contortionist getting circus audiences in a twist

Most women couldn't speak with one foot on their head, let alone both, but not Lunga

Trudi Siviter

Woman with half an ovary gives birth to a healthy baby boy

With only half an ovary, Trudi Siviter had given up hope of having a baby and was set to have a hysterectomy


After a decade in a 20ft cage... the magical moment leopards Sirius and Pitou ran free

Leopards Sirius and Pitou run free across the plains of Africa for the first time ever


Caught on camera: Incredible moment surfers are hit by 50ft wave off Cornwall

It's not Hawaii... this is Penzance, where storms created 50ft waves

polar bear asleep

Polar bear cub saved from mother's jaws snoozes happily in the care of its new keeper

Animal lovers can breathe a sigh of relief at the sight of this tiny polar bear cub

cross-dressing groom

Cross-dressing groom turns up at his own wedding in a bride's dress and tells guests 'I'm a transvestite'

Dean Dudley's family only found out about his secret double life on the big day

Tata Nano

Indian buyers of Jaguar unveil world's cheapest car - costing just £1,200

Indian motor giant Tata today unveiled the world's cheapest motor car, a three metre long five-seater

monkey in suit

How to be king of the office swingers

Those of you procrastinating at work (you know who you are), click here for some tips from our ape cousins on surviving the office jungle

Bride Chidi Ogbuta and the cake

'You may now cut the bride': Woman has wedding cake made into life-size model of herself

Sadly, bakers did not have time to create a life-size cake model of the groom as well

great white shark

Builder takes dip in sea and snaps close-up of great white shark

One foolhardy New Zealander asked his friends to dangle him in the sea so he could take this shot

Lev Leviev's house

Friend of Roman Abramovich buys Britain's priciest new house - a £35m bulletproof mansion

A house in Hampstead has become Britain's most expensive new property

Perry Alvin Price III

Dog shoots and kills man in freak hunting accident

A tracking dog stepped on a loaded shotgun in his owner's pickup truck, killing his owner with a shot in the thigh

Mr Christmas

Mr Christmas continues the festive spirit... and has done for 15 years

As the rest of the country winds down one man has celebrated Christmas every day for the past 15 years

planet earth

Space dust which created human life found in another solar system

Scientists believe they have spotted the same chemicals which helped create life on Earth 220 light years away

White Shark

It's behind you: Great White stalks ocean canoeist

Marine biologist Trey Snow had hoped to track a great white shark - but, as this picture shows, it was he who was being stalked

Aniket Chindak

Boy, 6, limbo skates under 57 cars

Roller-skating under cars might seem impossible, but it is the latest craze among kids in India especially six-year-old Aniket Chindak

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