Eight months pregnant model shows off her incredible set of abs - and shares amazing comparison picture bump to bump with her friend who is only FOUR WEEKS ahead 'to prove all women carry babies differently'

Chontel Duncan shows off her incredible set of abs at 36 weeks pregnant

Fitness model Chontel Duncan, from the Gold Coast, Queensland, has shown off her incredible set of abs (centre) just 28 days out from giving birth. The fitness enthusiast and passionate health guru has shared pregnancy updates with her 194,000 followers since day one and revealed that she has gained just 10.4 kilograms since falling pregnant. At 21.5 weeks, Mrs Duncan shared a photo (right) of herself and a friend to prove that all women carry babies differently and said their difference 'doesn't mean one is doing something wrong or not healthy.' Mrs Duncan has also openly revealed how she plans to induce labour, including 'sex daily' and 'stimulating her nipples'.

Mother-of-two rushed to hospital with horrific burns after her Thermomix 'EXPLODED and splattered her with boiling pasta sauce'

Thermomix user rushed to hospital with burns after machine EXPLODED

A mother-of-two was rushed to hospital with second-degree burns (top) to her arms, chest and stomach, after her Thermomix burst open while she was cooking dinner. Danika Jones, from Perth, was making a pasta sauce with the cult kitchen appliance when it started making a funny noise. Moments later, Ms Jones says, the lid flew open - splattering burning hot liquid all over the kitchen and her (bottom).

Partner of disgraced union boss Kathy Jackson quits his $435k job a day after a body was found in the couple's home 

The partner of disgraced union boss Kathy Jackson, Michael Lawler, has quit his $435k-a-year taxpayer funded job, the day after a man aged in his 40s was found dead in their home south of Sydney.

Is this the most embarrassing selfie EVER? Woman sends 'innocent' snap of herself to her family before realizing she left two VERY personal items in the background 

In a series of text message grabs posted to Imgur, an unnamed woman sends a picture message of herself to her family in order to show off a hairstyle, not realizing there were two sex toys in it.

'$125,000 for r***ing a dog? Really?': Angry fans erupt as Sydney Roosters player Mitchell Pearce is hit with a record fine over Australia Day video

The fine was close to thirteen times the $10,000 punishment former Cronulla player Todd Carney was slapped with for drink driving in 2011.

Do YOU know which foods are healthier? Take our quiz to find out if you're making the right choices (or eating hidden nasties)

Nutritionist Mark Killick pits your favourite snacks, meals and drinks against each other and then reveals which one is healthier. Take the test to find out how clued up you are.

Inside the $1.3 million 'worker's retreat' owned by disgraced union boss Kathy Jackson where a man was found dead after visiting for dinner

Inside the $1.3 million 'worker's retreat' owned by disgraced union boss Kathy Jackson

NEW The man found dead at disgraced union boss Kathy Jackson's (inset with partner Michael Lawler) luxury home was a dinner guest at the million-dollar property in Wombarra, roughly 65 kilometres south of Sydney. The man, believed to be 45-year-old Shaun Fisher - a friend of the family, is said to have suffered a medical episode and police are not treating his death as suspicious. The secluded seaside property has stunning rainforest views and is less than a kilometre from a beautiful sand and cobble beach.

How Aldi chooses where to set up shop: Retailer looks for busy areas near other major supermarkets and rarely opens in a shopping centre

Aldi supermarkets choose high density areas in Australia but tend to open standalone stores to cut costs. Despite their discount image, the 'special buys' are luring higher-end shoppers.

Was YOUR morning coffee harvested by slaves? Nestlé and Jacobs Douwe Egberts admit their beans may have been grown using forced labour on Brazilian plantations

A worker harvests coffee beans at a plantation in the Minas Gerais state near Guaxupe, Brazil, on Saturday, July 11, 2015. Brazil's coffee exports fell to 2.6 million bags in June, a 12 percent drop from a year ago, according to a report last week by countrys coffee export council, known as Cecafe. Photographer: Patricia Monteiro/Bloomberg via Getty Images

NEW The admissions came after an investigation by media and research centre Danwatch found that slave-like conditions were still widespread across Brazil's coffee-producing industry.

Revealed: Secret new video of killer Martin Bryant on the rampage during the Port Arthur massacre - 20 years on from Australia's worst mass killing

Video of Martin Bryant during Port Arthur massacre revealed

Almost 20 years after Martin Bryant perpetrated Australia's worst mass killing in what became known as the Port Arthur massacre, previously unseen footage of him on the rampage has been unearthed. The video footage shows Bryant, then a 28-year-old deranged misfit, walking in a car park near the water's edge at Port Arthur, the eerie former convict settlement 90km south of Hobart.

Pretty in (hot) pink! Crown Princess Mary wears a rainbow watercolour print skirt and magenta accessories for museum gala in Qatar

Princess Mary showed off her sartorial prowess on day four of her five day tour to Saudi Arabia and Qatar, when she donned a watercolour prink skirt and magenta accessories for a museum gala.

Rolling around the sand dunes, absurd questions and bad jokes, what is going on in this advert? Viewers slam new Victorian tourism campaign featuring two men

A 'quirky' new Victorian tourism ad, which features two middle-aged men traversing the 11 regions of the state, has garnered mixed reactions from viewers.

'Have you had an experience with Asian tradies?' A Current Affair programme under fire for 'racist' Facebook post

The post, which has since been deleted but slammed on social media, calls for people who have used 'Asian tradies' to complete building work and if they were cheap.

Treasurer Scott Morrison claimed renters would pay $2600 more per year under negative gearing changes - but was reading from the WRONG report

Treasurer Scott Morrison made an embarrassing blunder after savaging Labor's proposed changes to negative gearing based on a report that was not linked to Bill Shorten's new policy.

'I'm unable to attend because... it's another f***ing destination wedding!' Couple send invitations to their overseas nuptials with hilarious RSVP options for guests

An Australian couple have sent the best wedding RSVP card ever

An Australian couple have sent out what may be the most hilarious RSVP card you've ever seen, giving guests the option to not attend because they are a 'wanted fugitive'. Michael and Wendy, from Melbourne, are getting married in China later in the year and decided to have a little fun with their Australian guests by sending the side-splitting cards.

Australian silver medallist Sarah Tait tragically dies from cervical cancer aged 33: Champion rower captained Australia and was in women's eight in Athens when 'lay down Sally' Robbins refused to keep going 

Australian silver medallist rower Sarah Tait dies aged 33 after cancer battle

Australian London Olympics silver-medallist rower Sarah Tait (centre and left) died on Thursday morning aged 33 after she was diagnosed with cervical cancer in March 2013. Tait captained Australia's rowing team at the Beijing Olympics and was in the women's eight when Sally Robbins famously stopped rowing before the finish of the final in Athens 2004 (top right). The West Australian also won a gold and silver medal at the 2005 World Rowing championships, as well as a bronze in the same competition in 2011. Tait, who is survived by her senior national coach husband Bill and two children,stepped away from rowing in February 2014 to fight the disease.

Now desperate migrants use their BABIES as emotional blackmail to get into Europe as they brandish tiny infants towards razor wire

Desperate parents are resorting to holding their babies up to the razor wire in a gut wrenching plea to Macedonian border guards to let them through and continue their journey into Europe.

'I could die tomorrow and not be able to marry the love of my life': Lesbian couple fed up waiting for gay marriage to be legalised 'tie the knot' in a dream ceremony

Lesbian couple have commitment ceremony in Sydney

A lesbian couple who prolonged their engagement in a hope gay marriage would be legalised in Australia have decided they could not wait any longer and held a commitment ceremony in front of family and friends. After eight years together and a 16-month engagement, Christie Blake (pictured in wedding dress) and Carly Finch (left), both 27, held a ceremony near their home at Narrabeen lagoon in Sydney's north last month, but are still frustrated their commitment is not recognised legally.

Cafes fight sexism and domestic violence - by printing 'casually sexist' slogans on their takeaway cups

The campaign will see more than 50 cafes across Canberra serve coffee's in takeaway cups embellished with casually sexist sayings like 'why doesn't she leave', and 'boys will be boys.'

German sailor whose mummified body was found on his boat off the Philippines died from a heart attack just ONE WEEK earlier shock autopsy reveals 

Mummified German sailor Manfred Fritz Bajorat died from a heart attack

Manfred Fritz Bajorat, 59, who was found dead on his yacht off the coast of the southern Philippines last Friday, died from a heart attack just one week before his mummified corpse (right) was discovered, an autopsy has revealed. The veteran seaman was found dead on his 40-foot long vessel by two fishermen last Friday, with his mummified body discovered hunched over a table in the yacht's main cabin. It was not known at the time how he died, but police confirmed today that an autopsy had revealed he suffered a heart attack about seven days prior to his body being discovered. Mr Bajorat (inset) left his native Germany two decades ago and spent the last 20 years of his life sailing around the world having lost his long-time wife Claudia (inset left) several years ago.

The gender gap is getting WIDER: Female top-tier managers now earn $100,000 less per year than their male counterparts

Australian women employed full-time in top tier managerial positions can expect to earn almost 29 per cent less than their male counterparts - an average of $100,000 per year.

Mother of three's ex-partner pleads guilty to her murder after he beat her to death with an AXE as she held their newborn daughter

Marcus Rappel, 41, was arrested in February last year after his 28-year-old ex-partner Tara Costigan was found dead in the laundry of her Canberra home.

Twelve of the 33 smiling children in this class photo ended up taking their own lives - but still Cardinal Pell says he had no idea what was going on at the school where FIVE pedophile priests stalked the corridors

George Pell had no idea what was going on at school where FIVE pedophiles resided

George Pell says it was a 'disastrous coincidence' that five pedophile priests ended up at St Alipius Boys' School in Victoria in the 1970s, including notorious pedophile priest Father Gerald Ridsdale. Edward Dowlan, who the royal commission has heard evidence about this week, was also teaching at St Alipius alongside Robert Best, Stephen Farrell and Gerald Fitzgerald in 1971. One of the victims was Philip Nagle, now 50, who shared a photo ahead of the royal commission last year and revealed that 12 out of 33 classmates had committed suicide because of the sexual and physical abuse that took place at the school.

Pit stopped: Grid girls' axed from car race for 'promoting poor body image'... but furious lane models insist: 'We don't feel not objectified!'

V8 grid girls are sad and disappointed their roles are being axed

NEW The South Australian Government is planning on axing V8 grid girls saying that there are better ways to spend 'taxpayer dollars'. This weekend's Adelaide Clipsal 500 could be the last time that the grid girls grace the track. The issue has sparked a lot of debate with former Miss V8 Supercar Riana Crehan (inset) backing the girls appearing at events.

New Zealand's greatest test batsman Martin Crowe dies aged 53 after long cancer battle

New Zealand's greatest test batsman Martin Crowe (pictured) has passed away after a long battle with cancer. Crowe announced in 2012 he had been diagnosed with lymphoma.

Man who set the internet alight taking his snake for a swim while clutching a beer is under investigation for animal cruelty 

Police are investigating Steven Brimelow for animal cruelty after he tossed his beloved pet snake during an afternoon dip at Queensland's Tallebudgera Creek while holding a beer.

Michelle Bridges jokes she doesn't have a soul and would 'rather have a pap smear than put my clothes away' in cringey The Weekly interview

Michelle Bridges Hard Chat PUFF.jpg

The Biggest Loser Australia trainer sat down to a somewhat cringey interview with The Weekly's Tom Gleeson on Wednesday where she joked that she doesn't have a soul.

'Game of Thrones' medieval weapon with SCREWS sticking out of it seized in drug bust along with ice, speed, cannabis, and magic mushrooms

Police raided a home in Springwood, south of Brisbane on Tuesday, and are said to have found the weapon, fashion from a metal pole and screws, along with a slew of different drugs.

Man with full-face skull tattoo arrested after 'punching pregnant girlfriend in the face and chasing her around with a butcher knife'

Texas man Jacob Padua with full-face skull tattoo arrested for beating girlfriend

Jacob Padua, 30, has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Padua allegedly questioned if he was the father of her child before beating her, kicking her, throwing her to the ground by her hair and then allegedly slamming her into 'metal objects' while she called her mother for help.

Inches from death: Horrifying moment a huge SHARK cruises past a man's daughter as he films her swimming on the beach

A SHARK swims past a man’s daughter as he films her swimming on Papamoa Beach

A shocking video has caught a shark cruising just feet away from a man and his daughter while they swim at a popular beach in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand. Footage filmed by the man captures his daughter, left, swimming unawares in the shallows. Moments later a shark's fin can be seen racing past.

Trail bike rider accused of mowing down and killing a man raking his neighbour's leaves - because he tried to slow him down

Trail bike rider Mark Sheen (pictured), 23. was accused of mowing down and killing Gary Faull, 65, in Geelong after he tried to slow him down with his rake while he was out sweeping up leaves.

Not black enough? Movie-makers accused of 'blackface' after casting light-skinned actress Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone - only to darken her complexion and give her a prosthetic nose

Zoe Saldana under fire for 'blackface' in trailer for new Nina Simone biopic

NEW Zoe Saldana (left, how she looks normally, and right, in the trailer) has come under fire for donning 'blackface' in the trailer for a new Nina Simone (inset) biopic. Saldana, whose casting as the legendary performer and civil rights activist has already been slammed, appears to have darker skin and a wider nose in a poster and video promoting the movie. The Afro-Latina actress, 37, tweeted a quote from Simone on Wednesday, only for the family of the late Feeling Good singer to demand she 'take Nina's name out your mouth for the rest of your life'. Dozens of people blasted director Cynthia Mort and Saldana for the casting, saying it was disrespectful to darken the actress' face to play Simone, who spent years of her life campaigning for civil rights. Others questioned why film bosses had not chosen a darker-skinned actress for Nina, seeing as her skin color was such a huge part of her life.

Irish backpacker grabbed a police officer by the throat and punched a security guard after being told to stop singing 'Hey Baby' at a Bondi Beach pub

The Irish backpacker, 27, allegedly punched a security guard and grabbed a police officer's throat at Hotel Bondi (pictured), in Sydney's east, during the incident on Sunday night.

Two kitchens, a music studio and a master bedroom with pink walls: Delta Goodrem puts her Hollywood Hills home on the market for $4.2 million as she returns to Australia for The Voice

The Voice's Delta Goodrem puts her Hollywood Hills home on the market for $4.2m

While she's recently been based in Los Angeles to cement a career abroad, Delta Goodrem has decided to put her Hollywood Hills mansion on the market as she returns to Australia to reprise her role as a judge on The Voice. According to Realtor.com, the 31-year-old singer has listed the house for approximately US$4.199 million, after having purchased it from Brad Sherwood six years ago for just over $3 million.  Built in 2003, this five-bedroom Mediterranean-style house features state-of-the-art interiors as well as luxurious outdoor entertainment areas.

Animal cruelty... or the ultimate sacrifice by man's best friend? Shocking moment man throws a dog to a polar bear 'to distract it from attacking a woman'

Animal cruelty... or the ultimate sacrifice by man's best friend? Shocking moment a dog is

The footage recorded at a coastal facility in the Russian Arctic shows a man hurl the dog towards the polar bear before the animal uses its claws to attack the yelping and helpless pet. However, it has since emerged that the man, throwing the dog towards the predator, was seeking to deflect the bear from attacking a stranded woman. But there are now calls for an investigation by animal rights groups and for the man to be severely punished.

Family finds feisty NINE-foot-long alligator in their backyard swimming pool

Craig Lear of Lakeland, Florida said he went to let his family's cats out on the patio on Tuesday when he saw bubbles coming to the surface of the pool before spotting a 300-lb male alligator.

Five-year-old girl gets 1.5 inch safety pin stuck up her nose for SIX MONTHS after pushing it up there while playing and 'forgetting' about it

Mother Katelyn Powell, from California, told how two doctors, a specialist and a dentist were unable to figure out what was wrong with daughter Khloe's nose after she pushed a pin up there.

Can I please have a sip? Adorable moment a thirsty koala stops a cyclist to ask him for a drink of water from his bottle on a scorching hot day

Cyclists in the Adelaide Hills stop to give water to a curious koala

Cyclists in the Adelaide Hills were stopped in their tracks yesterday as a koala climbed up the wheel of a bike in search of a refreshing drink. The five-year-old female koala has now been named 'Carolina' after one of the cyclist's partners. She was released back into the wild on Wednesday after being tagged by wildlife rescuers so they can keep an eye on her.

Teenage girls believe access to violent online porn is making boys more sexist

A new survey shows that a a worrying number of Australian teenage girls are subject to online abuse and are concerned about the harmful influence of online pornography.

Young man, 21, with terminal cancer pays for his mother's wedding instead of his own life-saving treatment... then disappears after the ceremony leaving a heartbreaking note  

Wang Peihong forfeits cancer treatment to fund mother’s wedding in Shandong

NEW Wang Peihong (inset and top right) has given up on his expensive cancer treatments in order to fund his mother's wedding. The leukemia-stricken 21-year-old mother launched a crowd-funding campaign after a near-death experience last month. Wang's mother Feng Tiancai (pictured in a wedding dress) held the wedding last Friday after singlehandedly supporting the family since Wang's father died in 2011. After the wedding, Wang left the family home, leaving a heart-wrenching goodbye note.

Revolting video shows grandmother's rotting foot oozing pus as her relatives plead with doctors NOT to amputate it

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT The rotting body part, which belongs to a grandmother believed to be from South America, is blackened and exposed due to a large and very gruesome gash.

North Korea fires short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan after the UN votes for harsher sanctions against the rogue state

The missiles were launched hours after the UN approved its toughest sanctions in 20 years, severely restricting exports worth more than $1billion (£710million) a year to North Korea.

What do these women's bodies have in common? They are all 69.9kg, the weight of Mrs Average - and they all feel VERY differently about it 

These 'Mrs Average' women are all 11st but they feel VERY differently about it

Some have curvy bottoms, others have large breasts, while another is blessed with long, slender legs - yet astonishingly, all of these ladies are 69.9kgt, the average weight of a woman in the UK. Here, seven women - from company director Jo Morris (far left), who lost weight after giving up alcohol, to Government worker Vicky Arthur (far right), who says her husband loves her curves - reveal their figures in all their glory and show just how much disparity there can be behind that figure on the weighing scales...

YouTube sensation 'blue drug fairy,' 25, found dead in apparent overdose while eight months pregnant

'Blue drug fairy' found dead at Staten Island home in apparent overdose

Sharissa Turk, 25, who became a viral sensation after starring in 'My World Is Blue' rap video and then getting arrested on drug charges, was found dead in her Staten Island home on Tuesday.

Is this jagged piece of metal the key to finding MH370? Blogger funding his own search for the missing plane releases pictures of 'vital clues'

Pictures of debris believed to be from Malaysia Airlines MH370 revealed

UPDATED Blaine Alan Gibson (left), an American lawyer and blogger has been undertaking his own search travelling to remote islands in the Indian Ocean searching for any clues about MH370 since it disappeared in March 2014. The object, (top and bottom right) thought to be part of the plane's horizontal stabilizer, was found on a sandbank in the Mozambique channel, which separates the African continent and Madagascar.

What to eat to beat prostate cancer: Eating vegetables like broccoli, kale and cabbage can cut spread of disease by more than half

Researchers from Harvard found that eating a varied plant-based diet (file photo) - and avoiding all meat, fish, chicken and dairy products - could cut the risk of cancer progression

'I do, I did, I'm DONE': Newly unwed men and women celebrate their relationship breakdowns with hilarious (and sometimes frightening) 'divorce cakes'

Men and women are having divorce cakes made to celebrate end of marriage

First it was divorce selfies, now it is divorce cakes. Hundreds of newly unwed men and women around the world are celebrating the end of their marriages with hilarious cake toppers and spiteful iced messages. Social media has been flooded over the past year with cakes topped with furious violent brides and grooms (bottom right, top right), harsh messages and celebratory quotes - each of them baked especially for divorce parties and dinners. Many chose to have bride and groom cake toppers attacking each other while others chose to ice their cakes with messages like 'unhitched from the witch', 'I do, I did, I'm done', and 'don't worry be happy...you're divorced.' (main)

Living Hell of Yazidi sex slaves: Support group reveals ISIS raped eight-year-old HUNDREDS of times... and one girl burned her face off so she was 'too ugly' to be assaulted again 

Doctor Jan Ihan Kizilhan heads a project that has brought Yazidi girls and women from Iraq to Germany to help heal their psychological wounds after being raped and abused by ISIS.

Pensioner, 55, smashed his neighbour's luxury Audi with an AXE and sprayed it in racist graffiti because 'it's a symbol of the Muslim people and took up parking space'

A man has admitted smashing his neighbour's car in Sydney and tagging it with racist graffiti including 'f*** off Muslim Leb S***' because he felt inconvenienced by its location, a court heard.

'The majority of Muslims think it's not natural': Gay Muslim women prepare to walk in Mardi Gras 2016 - as one poses for a photo wearing a sparkly sequined BURQA

Mardi Gras 2016's gay Islamic activists rock sparkly sequined BURQAS

Organisers are expecting the biggest ever crowd of Muslims to turn out at Australia's biggest gay and lesbian celebration at the weekend. Alice Aslan, from the Muslims Against Homophobia group (MAHA said she has been deluged with supporters wanting to join her marching at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on Saturday. 'We had difficulty finding people in the first year but now many people want to come,' said Ms Aslan, who previously marched with a handful of friends in 2011 and 2012 (pictured above, with Ms Aslan on right). Turkish bellydancers, drummers and a bold banner against Islamophobia are expected to join the 38th annual parade. 'We had difficulty finding people in the first year but now many people want to come,' said Ms Aslan, who previously marched with a handful of friends in 2011 and 2012.

'He got away with murder': Prosecutor Marcia Clark says O.J. Simpson trying on those infamous gloves was 'not her call'... buts adds 'there was no way' to reach the jury anyway

Marcia Clark, 62, who is played by Sarah Paulson in FX's 'The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story', said she was against the decision to have Simpson try on the infamous bloody gloves.

Is Tony Abbott trying to torpedo Malcolm Turnbull? Prime Minister calls in the AFP to investigate leak from Defence white paper to long-time journalist friend of the former PM 

The Australian Federal Police have been ordered by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to investigate a leak in classified Defence documents regarding the release date of new submarines.

From schoolgirl to record breaker: Meet Ellie Carpenter, the girl who grew up on a farm and now is helping Australia's Matildas reach the Olympics in soccer - at just 15

Ellie Carpenter is first player born in the 2000s to play for Australia's Matildas

NEW Ellie Carpenter, 15, made her debut with the Western Sydney Wanderers earlier this year in Round One and has now gone on to play for the Matildas in one of the Rio Olympics' qualifying matches. The teenage girl, who now lives in the western Sydney suburb of Pemulwuy, made history as the first millennial player - male or female - to wear the green-and-yellow jersey for Australia.

How three in four office workers only ever leave their desks to go and make the tea... or visit the toilet 

The survey of 2,000 office workers by US company Plantronics revealed seven in ten workers felt spending all day at their desk was having a detrimental effect on their health.

Ex-Playboy model and one-time Miss Bosnia is jailed over her role in a failed hit on a gangster who was infatuated with her 

A court ruled that Slobodanka Tosic, 29, who was once crowned Miss Bosnia, should spend at least two and a half years behind bars for luring a suspected crime boss into an ambush

'The body is an overflowing bin, you need to empty it': How stressed out women are flocking to a $1,700 bone broth retreat, where they consume nothing but the liquid beloved by Paleo devotees for FIVE DAYS

Meet Doctor Tom Connor, the man selling bone broth to women for $1,700 dollars

It may have its roots in the Palaeolithic era, but thanks to a slew of purported health benefits and a celebrity following that includes Gwyneth Paltrow and actress Shailene Woodley, bone broth (right bottom) has never been more popular. And now, a new detox and reset programme (right top) in the Yarra Valley, Australia, promises to do just that - reset your body and get rid of any toxicity. FEMAIL meets the doctor behind the $1,700 five-day retreat, Tom Connor (left), to find out more about the latest health food the clean-eating brigade are supping, and his eye-wateringly expensive retreat.


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Practising what she preaches: Jesinta Campbell sports casual ensemble the day after defending costume designer Jenny Beavan for dressing down at the Oscars

On Monday she defended Mad Max: Fury Road costume designer Jenny Beavan - who sported a dressed down look at the Oscars, by not wearing a gown.

Looking this good should be a crime! VERY hunky cop becomes an internet heartthrob after he is pictured posing for photos with a three-year-old wannabe officer 

California cop Mike Gradilla becomes an internet heartthrob

Officer Mike Gradilla, 26, works for the Westminster Police Department in southern California. Last week, he visited a three-year-old who loves cops and posed for smiling pictures for the PD's Facebook page. Thousands of women became fans, joking that they'd like to get arrested by the hunky cop and would even submit to a cavity search. According to a colleague, Officer Gradilla also helps the homeless and mentors children.

Plumber finds $50,000 gold bar hidden under the tub while renovating a bathroom and RETURNS it to the owners

Alif Babul was tearing apart a bathtub in a Calgary home when he and his apprentice, Dean Materi, came across the gold bar, which is worth more than $50,000.

Child abuser bought 14 cans of bourbon on the way to park where he 'raped 16-year-old girl hours after being released from prison' ... and grins as he is driven back to jail

The NSW Parole Board called an emergency meeting after convicted child rapist Arthur Alliband, 26, allegedly sexually assaulted a teenage girl hours after he was released on parole.

Apple files appeal overnight to formally reject FBI's bid to hack San Bernardino shooter's iPhone as congressional hearing continues

The firm is in the midst of proceedings in Congress, with lawyers fighting to overturn request as they claim it could affect the privacy of all iPhone users.

'Schizophrenic' nanny smiles in Russian court after claiming 'Allah ordered her' to decapitate four-year-old girl and walk Moscow streets brandishing the child's severed head

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Gulchekhra Bobokulova, a 38-year-old mother of three sons, also replied 'yes' when asked if she accepted her guilt as she entered the courtroom in Moscow, Russia.

What REALLY happens on a football field: One player 'peed in his shorts so opponents wouldn't tackle him' while another rubbed Deep Heat into his head for motivation... the sometimes appalling tactics players use to get an edge

From peeing in their shorts to rubbing deep heat on their heads: The bizarre tactics rugby

Rugby League players have spoken to the Daily Mail Australia about their game day rituals. From rubbing deep heat on their heads to urinating in their shorts we take a look at the bizarre things they do. Mark O'Meley (pictured left) would apply Deep Heat into his head to help him get focused for a game. Russell Packer (right) infamously wet himself during a game and John Hopoate (inset) poked players in their rectums to try and get a quick play the ball.

Catch me if you can! Science thief who 'stole 48MILLION academic papers' from top publishers and put them online for free says she's the Robin Hood that won't be caught

Dubbed the academic Robin Hood, Russian Alexandra Elbakyan has brought unaffordable information to the masses by offering research reports worth hundreds of pounds for free on her site.

'If there's a foot, where's the rest of the rat?' Woman shocked to find a rat's claw in the sausage she was feeding her toddler 

A New Zealand woman was shocked and revolted - to find a suspected rat's foot in a sausage she was feeding to her toddler. WARNING: Graphic image.

Bizarre shark with humped back and black, dinner plate-sized eyes washes up on New Zealand beach, terrifying tourists

Tourist finds thresher shark washed up on a New Zealand beach 

A tourist has had the shock of his life after finding a terrifying deep sea creature with bulging eyes washed up on a New Zealand beach. Martin Stehlik, from the Czech Republic, was strolling down Ruakaka Beach with his uncle George Plesky when he found the enormous bigeye thresher shark and quickly used the opportunity to snap rare photos of him holding the creature's unusually long tail. 'It was just so strange and we'd never seen anything like it before, with its long tail and it's big, black eyes. It was very unusual,' Mr Plesky said.

Inner-city pub staff labelled 'pretentious hipsters' after they tried to shame a woman who gave them a bad Facebook review by writing it on their specials board

The Lord Wolseley Hotel in Sydney received the one-star review from 'Sara' - who accused the staff of being cliquey and never making her feel welcome - and wrote it on their outdoor chalkboard.

Teenager who stabbed a schoolboy to death on his lunch break 'brought knives and knuckledusters to school because he thought they were cool' 

A witness told Aberdeen High Court how the accused, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had shown him a knife just days before he allegedly murdered 16-year-old Bailey Gwynne, pictured.

Now you have no excuses! Fitness video shows all you need is a baking tray and SIX minutes to complete a full-body workout

All you need to get fit is six minutes and a baking tray. Queensland personal trainers Sharny and Julius Kieser have shared a video of a full-body workout using two baking tray as gym equipment.

Moderate drinking PROTECTS your heart: Up to 6 alcoholic drinks a week 'helps prevent heart attack and stroke'

Within 24 hours of enjoying one drink, those who drink moderately, are protected from heart attack and stroke, as blood flow improves, blood vessels perform better and risk of clotting is reduced.

'It looked like an atomic bomb had hit': Before and after pictures show the devastation Cyclone Winston caused in Fiji as it tore through the idyllic islands  

Before and after pictures show the devastation Cyclone Winston caused in Fiji as it tore

Two people who were among one of the first groups to bring aid to several remote island villages after Fiji was ravaged by Cyclone Winston have described the harrowing scenes they were met with five days after the category five storm hit. John Philp, 47, and his niece Michelle own an 800 acre coconut farm on the island of Vanuabalavu, in the Lau Group, east of Fiji, which was completely destroyed - along with their staff's living quarters - when the cyclone tore through the island nation on February 20. 'You know when you see photos in Siberia where they are testing atomic bombs, it looked like that - the cyclone laid waste to the whole countryside,' Mr Philp told Daily Mail Australia.

That's just smashing! Japan's particle accelerator makes its 'first turns' in its step towards 'opening a new door to the universe'

The new atom smasher (pictured) located at the KEK laboratory in Tsukuba, Japan, is designed to explore 'new physics' that goes beyond what scientists call the Standard Model.

Bendy yoga fan performs gravity-defying splits and handstands in bizarre locations to become an Instagram star 

Sara Ticha, 22, carries a tripod around to capture her bendy poses in the streets around Vienna, where she lives. Sara believes you can do yoga anywhere and called it 'off the mat.'

Shocking moment woman has her clothes ripped from her during revenge attack in the middle of a shopping centre after she 'slept with someone else's boyfriend'

The distressing footage, which is believed to have been captured in China, was filmed by another shopper who witnessed the group confronting the woman before attempting to remove her clothes.

That's one BIG stretch! Bull elephant Bong Su does his morning workout of stretches and a bath before heading to work at the zoo

Australia's largest animal Bong Su the Asian elephant is captured doing his morning

The gentle giant Bull Bong Su eagerly went through his morning stretches (left), took a shower (right), and had breakfast as he prepared to greet the public on Thursday morning for World Wildlife Day at Melbourne Zoo. An ambassador for the protection of elephants, Australia's largest animal helped remind the public that the 'future of wildlife is in our hand'.

Who knew toothpaste could mend a cracked screen? The ultimate hacks for fixing smartphone problems on holiday 

With tourists jetting off to Spain and beyond, MailOnline Travel has compiled a list of handy hacks for common phone problems such as cracked screens that may be encountered overseas.

'Who wants the child?' Bankrupt entrepreneur tries to give away his SON on busy street claiming it's in the name of 'art'

The man pulled the stunt in Zongyang County, Anhui Province on Feburuary 29, after becoming bankrupt. He admitted that it was a performance and will not do it again,

Is this the luckiest paratrooper ever? Man filmed plummeting to the ground after tangling with another soldier deploys his reserve chute just METRES from death

A Filipino paratrooper who was caught on camera plummeting toward the ground after detaching from his main parachute when it got tangled managed to save himself with a reserve chute.

Angry man beat his married lover's three-year-old son to death when the boy wouldn't stop crying during their secret rendezvous 

A three-year-old boy was beaten to death in south east China by his mother's lover after he wouldn't stop crying. The man became frustrated with the child on February 23 and beat him with his hands and sticks.

'Successful dog shaming': Woman being investigated for abuse after photo of 'urine soaked pee pad taped to her dog's face as punishment' goes viral

Everett woman's Facebook 'dog shaming' picture investigated for abuse

A Washington state woman is being investigated for potential animal abuse after a photo (right) she shared to Facebook of her dog's face covered with a used 'pee pad' to punish it for urinating in her home went viral. Meghan Pembroke, spokesperson for the city of Everett, told Mail Online that Lisa Parker (left) is currently being investigated for potential animal abuse and could possibly face charges if found to be true. On February 12, Parker shared a shocking photo of her dog, Ludo, to Facebook with his pee pad strapped to his face that was allegedly soaked in urine, oxyclean and vinegar. In the caption of the now deleted post, Parker wrote: 'Successful dog shaming. Ludo thought it would be a good idea to wet the floor, five minutes after his goodnight potty run. He is finding out...not so bright! I sopped it up with a wet pad, before scrubbing it with oxyclean and vinegar. He is now wearing this creation'. In another post, she admitted to stuffing dog 'S***' in it's mouth and taping it shut.'

Hundreds of passengers arrive at their destinations without their luggage after airport sorting device REFUSES to work because it didn't recognise the leap year

The baggage sorting device at Dusseldorf Airport in Germany faced issues on Monday when it failed to recognised February 29, which comes around every four years, as a date in its calender.

Rotherham paedophile's son, 18, is found guilty of trying to intimidate witnesses ahead of his father's trial

Kaleem Ali (pictured), 18, of Masborough, left the woman 'shaking and crying' after subjecting her to terrifying threats after Qurban Ali was charged for his role in the brutal South Yorkshire sex ring.

The fossilised fungus that 'kickstarted' life on Earth: 440-million-year-old mushroom is oldest organism to have lived on dry land

A researcher at the University of Durham studied fragments of 440 million-year-old fossils to conclude Tortotubus (pictured) was key to kick starting life on Earth.

Married father-of-three is found GUILTY of raping five women he met on dating site match.com - where he also met his WIFE

Jason Lawrance, 50, from Liphook, Hampshire, committed three sex attacks months after getting married to someone he met via the site and sexually assaulted two more.

Grieving widow Iman steps out in public for just the second time in the two months since the death of husband David Bowie

Iman steps out two months after husband David Bowie's death

Bowie passed away from a secret battle with cancer on January 10. Iman, who was married to Bowie for 23 years and shares a 15-year-old daughter with him, has made no public comment since his death but continues to share inspiring messages on her Instagram and Twitter pages as she privately mourns. Bowie has been paid tribute at the Academy Awards, Brit Awards and the Grammys since his passing.

Is this Airbnb's worst listing EVER? Rental site features a double bed in an outdoor car park in London for $16 a night

An enterprising citizen recently set up a bedroom in a car park outside of a row of garages in Peckham. The tongue-in-cheek summary describes the rental as a 'private room in a public space.'

Having fun guys? Miserable Men of Instagram photos shows how boyfriends and husbands REALLY feel when you drag them around the shops

The hilarious social media account, which has 217,000 followers, captures husbands' and boyfriends' despair as they are forced to wait while their other halves are in the changing room.

Are you master of the 'eggplant' or obsessed with 'hugging face'? Twitter tool reveals which emoji you use the most 

Jeff Needles, a business intelligence analyst in San Francisco, created the tool to tell users whether they are 'emoji newb', simply literate, or if they're a master of using the icons.

Hell hath no fury: Woman launches violent attack on her boyfriend after hearing him reminisce about another lover

Man's wife overhears him reminiscing about another woman and attacks him in video

Footage of the incident begins with him strumming his instrument and addressing the camera (left), remarking in Portuguese about women other than his partner. Unbeknownst to him, however, she is standing right behind him and the comment clearly strikes a nerve. The guitar player is taken by surprise as he's suddenly smacked on the nose by his irate wife (centre). She tells him: 'Respect me! Don't talk about other women while I'm here!' He is then slapped, punched and has his hair pulled as his partner lambasts him for his behaviour. The man is still sitting in his plastic garden chair as he half falls back against a wall, the blows from the onslaught leaving him in a precarious position (right). It is unclear where the video was taken.

Benefits-claiming father of twins conned public by posing as homeless ex-Para who lost his house after finding wife in bed with another man

Stewart Fenton (pictured), 38, sat begging in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, while holding two cardboard signs claiming he had served in the 7th Parachute Regiment of the Royal Horse Artillery.

The house that taste forgot: Inside the garish home in Palm Springs which has not been touched since 1969 (and could be yours for $850,000)

Featuring large, overdecorated rooms covered in garish blue, green and pink decor - this retro home in Palm Springs, California is a modernists' dream.

'I wanted to do something special': Expectant mother has maternity photo shoot that includes late husband - who died two months before her due date

Mississippi woman has maternity photo shoot that includes late husband

Nicole Bennett's husband Deonta passed away unexpectedly before her March 25 due date. It had been his idea to do a shoot with Nicole, who is expecting a baby girl, and their 4-year-old son Landen. Photographer Sidney Conley digitally added images of Deonta to the bittersweet but beautiful pictures.

Mother-of-three 'swallowed mystery lump inside a can of Coca-Cola which contained hair, wood, stones, plastic and an INSECT'

Samantha Roach, 23, of Fairwater, Cardiff, drank three quarters of the can she had bought at her local Aldi supermarket when she allegedly felt the clump in her mouth and managed to cough it up.

Want to get away from it all? Stunning chalets built into cliffs on the Jurassic Coast are designed to give you a taste of life as an 18th-century hermit 

Five sensational homes are to be built in the heart of England's only natural World Heritage site in Dorset - and they will be so well camouflaged nobody will know they are there.

Meryl Streep is transformed into a doughnut, avocado on toast and a celery stick in bizarre Instagram photos that have become an internet sensation

A bizarre Instagram account, Taste Of Streep, presents actress Meryl as you've never seen her before by turning her into foodstuffs such as avocado on toast, celery and a doghnut.

Rise of the 40-something hip replacement: Soaring numbers of middle-aged people are having surgery to spare their sex lives and continue playing sport 

Hip replacements are no longer seen as a 'last resort', with more younger patients opting for the surgery, an analysis of NHS data has revealed. The joints last longer than ever, experts said.

The King's things: Jewellery, medical bag, gun and prescription pill bottles owned by Elvis Presley's personal physician go up for sale

Things owned by Elvis Presley's physician Dr. George Nichopoulos go up for sale

Elvis Presley's prescription pill bottles are among items in an upcoming sale of keepsakes passed down from the U.S. singer's personal doctor. Over 45 items gifted to renowned personal physician Dr. George Nichopoulos (pictured top right carrying his doctors' bag with Presley at Las Vegas airport) are to go under the hammer. Highlights include a deputy sheriff badge and blue flashing light used to rush Presley to Graceland if necessary (pictured left) and several bottles that held the prescription drugs that the King regularly consumed (bottom right).

Confessions of a high-class call girl: Woman who swapped her office job for sex work reveals she was flown around the world and paid $50,000 in CASH (but gave it all up for the man she loved)

New Yorker Lantana Bleu, now in her late-30s, embarked on a career as an escort after deciding the corporate world wasn't for her, and travelled the world with clients, seeing her role as a 'healer'.

Now THAT's a long-distance relationship! Tiny dragonfly travels a staggering 4,400 miles across continents in search of a mate

Genetic analysis from Rutgers University found dragonfly, officially known as Pantala flavescens (pictured), covers more distance than any other insect, as well as many migrating birds.

A spark of inspiration! Scientists find clues to the mystery of how lightning strikes start

Lightning bolts in night sky --- Image by © David Ponton/Design Pics/Corbis

Scientists at the Institute of Mining and Technology in New Mexico observed the phenomenon in a rare type of lightning, called narrow bipolar events (NPE).

Found you! Children's terrible attempts at hide and seek revealed in hilarious photos

Parents have taken to social media to share photos of their children's hide and seek strategies - from kids curling up inside cupboards to others trying to cover themselves in plain sight.


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Prankster caresses other men's hands as they pass on an escalator in a shopping centre - and their reactions are priceless 

YouTube prankster Grégory Guillotin caresses other men's hands on an escalator

Serial joker Grégory Guillotin has revealed his latest wheeze - touching the hands of unsuspecting shoppers while they ride past him on the escalator in a shopping mall (top and bottom left). The French comedian posted the footage on social media of the responses as he targeted men, including one who threatened to hit him and another who flicked him the finger (bottom right). Another muttered under his breath and looked to be swearing at Guillotin (top right). Meanwhile the prankster waved (centre), licked his lips or fluttered his eyelashes in response.

Hungry eagle bites off more than it can chew: Bird dies after being swatted by bear with its huge paw after trying to steal its food 

The eagle had swooped on the bear and her cub as they ate a dead whale in Kodiak, Alaska, but the bird did not keep a respectable distance and the bear swatted it away with its paw.

'Dog vampire' who bit and sucked out canines' blood is captured in Yemen while 'feeding' on a puppy

Yemeni police arrested a man dubbed ?the vampire? for sucking blood of dogs alive before killing them, newspapers reported on Tuesday.

Police stormed an isolated house with the help of residents in the Western town of Hudaiydah and seized the man, who tried to flee.

?They found a little dog with him. He was sucking its blood alive. Police said the man is not from the region and speaks strange languages,? the Saudi daily ?Ajel? said.

The man was arrested following accusations that he was drinking the blood of live dogs, and when police stormed his home in in Hudaiydah, western Yemen, they found him 'feeding on a live puppy'

Hangover cures, plays about Moses and a doctor's report on a drowned slave girl: Long lost papyrus scraps reveal life in Egypt 2,000 years ago

More than 500,000 documents were found in the ancient city Oxyrhynchus, about 120 miles south of modern Cairo. Volunteers are now helping to piece the fragments together.

Why do stars and planets come in different sizes? Expert claims our universe follows a 'law of hierarchy' that stops it tearing apart

Researchers at Duke University in North Carolina believe the variety of sizes of cosmic bodies such as planets (pictured) is down to the 'constructal law' he discovered



Incredible moment sailors witness the birth of an island: Underwater volcanic eruption creates new landmass around stunned yachtsmen 

Underwater volcanic eruption creates new landmass around yachtsmen 

The crew of the yacht Maiken (inset) were sailing through the south Pacific near the Vava'u Islands in Tonga when they noticed that the water in the distance was a strange colour (top left). Then, as they approached, the sea mysteriously turned to stone (top right). The crew documented the phenomenon in a series of remarkable pictures as they sailed into formation (bottom left) to investigate it. What they didn't yet know was that, just a few miles away, a volcano was erupting under the surface (bottom right), spewing out new land that formed an island right before their eyes.

Who says romance is dead? VERY cheeky lion gives lioness a bite on the rear as part of its mating ritual 

The big cats were captured on camera playing around together at the Mbumazi lion farm in the town of Vyrheid in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Forget the blenders! Couples are increasingly asking wedding guests to pay for their HONEYMOONS

Websites such as Honeyfund (pictured) and GoFundMe make it easy to raise cash for a post-wedding getaway. The sites charge as much as 10 percent of the total amount collected.

Birds use ALLIGATORS as 'bodyguards' to protect their nests - and this protection helps keep the reptiles healthier 

ca. 1986-1997, Everglades National Park, Florida, USA --- An American crocodile, Crocodylus acutus, eats a raccoon in the Everglades of Florida. --- Image by © George McCarthy/CORBIS

Scientists from the University of Florida found alligators (pictured) living near colonies of nesting birds were in better shape when compared to those that weren't.

Nature's masterpieces: Incredible images reveal the stunning beauty of braided rivers that look like inky watercolour paintings

Images reveal the stunning beauty of rivers that look like watercolour paintings

From above they look like colourful paint that has dripped down a canvas - but these images actually show the breathtaking natural wonder of braided rivers. The spectacular process is formed by rivers continuously splitting into smaller channels, giving the impression they have been braided. Some of the most stunning examples are Brahmaputra River in Tibet (left) and Joekulgilkvísl (top right) and Tungnaa River (bottom right) in Iceland.