A carpet cleaner that's as helpful as water (top right), an exploding smartphone (bottom right) and bottled air that sells for nearly $250 (main) are among this year's biggest product fails. Consumer group Choice's 'Shonky Awards' has named and shamed nine companies that it says have misled consumers with dodgy advertising and false claims. Among the dishonourable mentions was Vanish Preen Powderpowder carpet cleaner, Samsung, Kellogg's Pringles (top left), Amex (bottom left) and Green and Clean's bottled air.
The video that shows how Melbourne crime is out of control: Brazen African Apex gangsters invade a milk bar with baseball bats and tools to attack rival gang members in 'turf war'
CCTV footage (left) allegedly showing a group of thugs storming into a Melbourne store (right) where they begin a violent fight over turf is just one of the record number of crimes swamping Victoria. Short-staffed police officers across the state have been struggling to answer calls and senior sergeants have been left deciding between no-win situations as they try decide between attending a call of 'family violence or a hot aggravated burglary'.
From binge drinking at 14 to finishing off four bottles of wine a NIGHT: How Sunrise newsreader Talitha Cummins' 'unstoppable need' for alcohol almost destroyed her
When journalist Talitha Cummins (left and right with her baby boy, Oliver) fronted cameras to deliver the news nobody knew she was hiding a secret that would almost end her career. Cummins described herself as the modern face of alcoholism - young, professional, educated and high-functioning. At the height of her alcoholism, the Sydney-based journalist would consume up to four bottles of wine a night but now she has been four years sober. She shares her battle on the ABC's Australian Story.
Can YOU see the hidden message in these pictures? How a glamorous fake Instagram account managed to trick 50,000 people
From frolicking on the beach (bottom right) to shopping (top right) and hanging out (main), Parisian model, Louise Delage's, Instagram profile looked like so many others when it appeared in August. However, it was revealed last week that the account was fake. Can you spot what's going on with these pictures?
'I couldn't save him mum': Heartbreaking words of a boy, four, after he donated bone marrow to his sick baby brother... who died 44 days later
Isaac Baguley (main picture, at right) was just four-years-old when he donated his bone marrow in an attempt to keep his little brother Ethan alive. Ethan (main picture, at left) was born with a rare genetic condition called Shwachman Diamond Syndrome, and also developed aplastic anemia, which meant his bone marrow did not function properly. Ethan tragically died, but his brother Isaac, now six, has been recognised for his heroism and efforts to save his younger brother.
Creepy video shows 'woman's soul leaving her body and staying at the scene of fatal motorbike accident'
In a chilling scene showing the aftermath of a crash between a truck and a motorbike, a 'ghost' appears to hang in the air above the corpse of a girl caught up in the horrific accident in Thailand. CCTV outside the Phibun Songkram Camp in Lopburi captured the event. Critics however have slammed the video, claiming the images are photoshopped and are 'disrespectful' to those involved.
Why could Kim flee France so soon? How did gang get in? Why no CCTV? MICHAEL JACKSON'S bodyguard says her security looked 'fishy' as we pose the ten key questions on the Kardashian heist
Investigators in Paris are now trying to track down the gang responsible for holding Kim Kardashian at gun point and stealing her jewellery but mystery still surrounds how the men got into her apartment. MailOnline poses 10 unanswered questions that remain following the heist in the French capital while martial arts guru Matt Fiddes, the former bodyguard of Michael Jackson, gives his view on the robbery.
'It's karma': Kim Kardashian's ex-bodyguard who was fired by Kanye 'for flirting' in May laughs off her robbery ordeal and claims the $11m heist is '100 per cent an inside job'
He was fired in May this year after Kanye West reportedly accused him of flirting with his wife. Now, Kim Kardashian's former bodyguard Steve Stanulis, 42, has weighed in on Kim's terrifying Paris attack that took place earlier this week as being a product of 'karma'. During an interview with 2Day FM's Rove and Sam on Wednesday, Steve was quizzed about whether he felt that he could have prevented Kim's attack if he had still been employed by Kanye West and the Kardashians at the time.
Has Banksy finally been caught on camera? Woman claims she recorded legendary graffiti artist spraying street art in Melbourne
A woman claims to have caught the elusive graffiti artist Banksy on camera in Melbourne. Shaky mobile phone footage shows the woman, called Mia, approaching a man (left) down a dark alleyway as he sprays paint on a wall. The mysterious man puts his hood up and walks away as the woman approaches the wall, where she finds graffiti depicting Australian anti-Muslim politician Pauline Hanson (right) next to what she claims is Banksy's signature. In the video, the woman races after the man, who turns and tries to block the camera with his hand, shouting 'f*** off, f*** off', before escaping down the alley. It is not known if the footage is genuine, or if the graffiti is a Banksy. Banksy has never been caught while creating his graffiti and his identity has never been confirmed.
One woman's 'gap year' turned into FOUR YEARS abroad, 35 countries and more than 151,000 Instagram followers - and she reveals how you can do it too
After one year at university, Brisbane resident Nicola Easterby decided to take a gap year. That was four years ago. Today the 22-year-old is a successful travel blogger, and it's safe to say, the world is her oyster. Her Instagram Polkadot Passport has a staggering 151,000 followers who watch her go from Indonesia (left), to Rome (right) and Colombo, Sri Lanka (inset). Since she started travelling at 19 years old she has visited 35 countries, but surprisingly, did not set out to become a travel blogger. Here she shares her stories from around the world, and gives her tips on how you can do it too.
Are these the ugliest pets ever? Owners share hilarious photos of their VERY unphotogenic cats, dogs and bunnies
NEW A quick glance at anyone's Facebook or Instagram today would make you think the world is filled with incredibly photogenic animals. But these hilarious photos serve as a reminder that even our furry friends can have an off day. From the dog who managed to get a stick wedged in its lip (top left) to the emotional cat holding its paw against its chest in distress (bottom right), these pictures show that even the most adorable pets can take a bad photo.
Are YOU unknowingly adding $1000 a year to your electricity bill? Analysis reveals the gadgets that cost you most
A new report has revealed that some household appliances use up enough energy to add $1,000 a year to Australians' electricity bills with air purifiers, portable air conditioning units and smart fridges the biggest offenders.Energy prices rose by another 1.5 per cent in July, but if Australians want to slash their rising energy bills there are a few gadgets that they must be careful how much they use of.
Where do YOUR prawns come from? Disgusting video shows shrimp being injected with jelly that makes them appear 'fresh' in the supermarket
A video has shown how workers in Vietnam inject tiger prawns with substances to make them look big and fresh when they are sold and imported to places like Australia. The footage shows tiger prawns in a Vietnam factory being injected in the head, tail and middle with a substance to make them heavier for when they are sold. Vietnam is the largest source of imported prawns in Australia and they are sold in major supermarkets like Woolworths and Coles.
'This is where it ends': Mountain guide describes the terror of being thrown down a remote mountain in an AVALANCHE
Jamie Hareb (pictured) was hiking up a mountain gully in New Zealand's South Island (inset) when he heard a massive crack and saw a wave of snow and ice heading towards him. It was a matter of seconds before he was lifted of his feet, tossed and turned and slammed into a rock. After managing to jump out of the avalanche Mr Hareb was left waiting for hours in his own blood (right) until a rescue helicopter was able to reach him.
The WHITE ghettos that blight South Africa: 20 years after the fall of apartheid, how it is now white people who live in squalid camps
Photographer Jacques Nelles has captured life of a poor white community living in a camp just outside Munsieville , near Johannesburg, South Africa, in a series of depressing images. Jeanine (left), Chillo (top right) and Irene (bottom right, with her daughter and grandson) all have hard luck stories about their life in the camp. Around 42,000 white South Africans live in poverty - compared with 22 million black south Africans - but despite the apartheid era having long gone they tend to live apart. But nowadays there is at least a strange form of equality. While the black South African middle class has grown and many live in big houses, with swimming pools and drive around in BMWs like their white peers; many poor whites live in squalid squatter camps just like their black peers.
Baywatch beauty! Model Robyn Lawley shows off her enviable curves as she channels Nineties vibes for a stunning swimwear photoshoot
Australian supermodel Robyn Lawley, 27, posed for a beautiful beach photoshoot for Cosmopolitan magazine. The mother-of-one looked as though she'd stepped right off the set of Baywatch as she playfully posed in a high-cut Baku swimsuit (left) - her hair scraped up in a casual bun. She also rocked a bright yellow bikini paired with a vibrant leaf-print swim jacket, a khaki crop bikini top and a blue and white bikini with a racy twisted neckline.
The baby with a bouffant: Nine-week-old Junior's huge head of hair gets so much attention it takes his mother two hours to do the weekly shop
Junior Cox-Noon (pictured), from Brighton, turns heads wherever he goes thanks to his impressive mane which has continued to grow since his birth in July. His hairdresser mother Chelsea Noon (left), 32, says it now takes her two hours to do her weekly shop rather than 40 minutes as she is stopped so often by people who want to speak to Junior. The infant has now been nicknamed 'Baby Bear' thanks to his thick locks that stand on end.
The horse that no-one wants to race! Australia's best horse Winx will have just TWO rivals for Saturday's $600,000 Caulfield Stakes
After 11 straight victories and $5.62m in prize money, superstar Winx has her rivals running scared with just two other horses entered to challenge for the Caulfield Stakes on Saturday. Five-year-old mare Winx, who won last year's Cox Plate and will defend her title on October 22, was recently named Australian Racehorse of the Year for 2016.
Can YOU see the hidden objects? Fiendish dot test that conceals drawings inside coloured circles leaves the web stumped
The trend for baffling brainteasers shows no sign of abating and a new puzzle now puts your eyesight to the test. So can you see what's hidden inside each coloured circle? People have had different results after taking the test with some finding certain pictures impossible to see, while for others they're a cinch. So can you see what's inside each coloured circle?
New terrifying footage emerges of the huge tornadoes with 140km/h winds that devastated South Australia and left the entire state without power
New footage has emerged of the tornadoes that ripped out power lines across South Australia last week, plunging the entire state into darkness. Roofs were torn off buildings and trees were uprooted as the 140km/h winds blasted across the state, causing chaos for hundreds of thousands of people. The new videos show tornadoes wreaking havoc in two South Australian towns more than 100km away. One clip, taken in the town of Melrose, captures a mammoth vortex sweeping across open plains as the roof of a building creaks in the background. Another, shot in Blyth, shows what appears to be farmers caught up in the middle of the tornado, with the men forced to shelter in a barn as the fierce winds lash past.
Can you spot what's heartbreaking about this photo? As overjoyed Western Bulldogs celebrate their historic AFL premiership win - a poignant moment for one team-mate
They say every picture tells a story and it could not have been more apt after the Western Bulldogs' fairytale AFL grand final win over the Sydney Swans at the MCG last Saturday. The Bulldogs had just broken a 62-year premiership drought and in this photograph they're celebrating in style around the AFL Premiership Cup. As they were photographed with the premiership cup on the field shortly after the win they could not have looked happier. But one photograph captured a poignant moment for one of the key members of the team.
'It's a lifelong battle': Mum forced to PADLOCK the fridge because her 200kg son, 19, has a rare condition that means he can't stop eating
Sydney teen Henry Szaraz weighs 200 kilograms but he can't stop eating (right). The 19-year-old has a rare condition called Prader-Willi Syndrome that is characterised by a constant, insatiable appetite. The appetite developed when Henry was around three years old (pictured right of left) and is so hard to control his mother Virginia (centre, left) has to padlock the cupboards. Virginia said: 'When it comes to food and things like that, it is a lifelong battle.'
'I can't get home!' Malcolm Turnbull yelled at by an angry woman from the country at a Sydney train station over the confusing public transport system
A frustrated and angry commuter (pictured) unable to pass through the gates at a Sydney train station confronted the Prime Minister about the Opal system on Wednesday as he attempted to walk towards the train. 'I'm stuck...I voted for you. I'm sorry,' the woman told Malcolm Turnbull before the Indigenous Affairs Minister quickly diffused the situation by swiping his Opal card to allow the woman to pass through.
'Miracle' baby boy born with two heads - but only survives for 32 hours after his parents ignored doctor's advice and took him home
The baby boy (left and right is an X-ray of the newborn) was born on Monday morning local time to his 20-year-old mother at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College in northern India and weighed about 2.5 kilograms. Dr Jaiprakash Narayan, an assistant professor of the paediatric medicine department, described the newborn's birth as a 'miracle'. He said the baby was born 'healthy' but had breathing difficulties. The boy's parents took him home but the baby died 32 hours after his birth.
Parents are found dead from 'heroin overdoses' in home with three children after their daughter, 7, phoned her school and told teachers she couldn't wake them up
The bodies of Christopher Dilly, 26, and Jessica Lally, 25 (pictured left), were found Monday evening in their McKeesport, Pennsylvania, home (seen in inset). Police say Lally's 9-month-old daughter and two sons, ages 3 and 5, were inside the home with the couple's lifeless bodies for one or two days.
Do these cops ever solve any crimes? Officers behind global 'running man' police dance off attempt to wow the internet again with 'lift beats' video
They went viral earlier this year with a hilarious video of them performing a brilliant 'running man' challenge. And the New Zealand Police are back again with a new attempt to wow the web with their musical skills - with officers this time creating a catchy tune in an elevator. The clip was shared online by the police force's recruitment page yesterday and has since been viewed more than a quarter of a million times. The video starts with two officers, wearing uniform including body armour, walking into a lift at a police station. It does not take long for his colleague to join in, hammering out a beat against the wall of the elevator. They are joined at each floor by more officers, who add their own element to the song.
That could have been a cat-astrophe! Video shows the dramatic moment a kitten is rescued after it becomes trapped on a 12th-storey ledge
SPCA Singapore rescue officer Yao Huang was called to an apartment building at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 on Monday from a concerned resident who saw a kitten was trapped on a ledge (left and right) opposite from his block. Mr Huang made his way up to the unit on the 12th floor as two police officers remained on the bottom floor with an open blanket in case they needed to catch the kitten. Using a pole with a loop on the end, the rescue officer attempted several times to bring the kitten to safety before he was finally successful. The kitten has since been reunited with her owner.
Who are these mystery Australian honeymooners? Icelandic woman in desperate search for couple after finding photos of them in Thailand
Andrea Hauksdottir, 26, (pictured inset) was backpacking through Koh Phi Phi, Thailand, in March 2013 when she met a couple on their honeymoon and joined them kayaking. Ms Hauksdottir, from Iceland, said she promised to send them photos she took (main), but lost a book with their contact details during her holiday.On Saturday she posted a plea to Facebook, asking her friends share the photos to try and find the couple.
'Sorry love, didn't expect to see a woman': Hilarious fake car commercial 'mansplaining' how to park a truck to a woman mocks sexism in advertising
Comedians from New Zealand have mocked sexism in car adverts by creating their own hilarious commercial starring a woman driver. The fake advert, made for the new season of Funny Girls , shows comic Rose Matafeo playing a farmer driving a new Holden truck. The skit shows the farmer going about her day as a man doing a voiceover for the advert patronisingly instructs her how to drive and questions why she is behind the wheel. But, when asked to drive himself, the man stalls the car.
'I love her so much': Heartwarming video shows how a mother is able to calm down her daughter in seconds by offering a hug with her little sister
Parenting blogger Esther Anderson from Florida has shared a video of how she ended her eldest daughter Ellia's tantrum simply by encouraging her to hug her baby sister Tessa. In the video Ellia stops crying as soon as she comes into contact with her newborn sibling. Esther shared her video Grumpy Sister on her YouTube channel where it has received almost 400,000 views.
Thousands gather to say farewell to golf legend Arnold Palmer including Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler- who arrived carrying the Ryder Cup
The biggest names from all corners of the golf world have gathered to celebrate the life of Arnold Palmer in Latrobe, Pennsylvania on Tuesday. Palmer died Sept. 25 at age 87. His private funeral for family members was Thursday. Palmer's family wanted a public service to be held after the Ryder Cup, which the Americans won on Monday. Phil Mickelson and most of the U.S. team were at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, along with leaders from the PGA Tour and European Tour and other tours around the world. Phil Mickelson and Jack Nicklaus were there, and Nicklaus gave a euology, and Rickie Fowler arrived carrying the Ryder Cup trophy America won this week.
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'I couldn't fix his cracker': Fed-up parents share the RIDICULOUS reasons for their toddlers' tantrums
These funny photos show how difficult life as a toddler can be. Parents snapped photos of their children crying and written the reason. They include broken crackers, dropped receipts and saying good morning. These kids are determined to wear their dirty underwear as hats and to shoplift pink socks, no matter what the consequences.
You're a long way from New Zealand! U.S. high school football team perform a haka - but is it disrespectful?
It may have generated more than half a million views on Facebook, but a haka performed by a U.S. high school football team has also angered many New Zealanders who believe it's inappropriate. The 35-second video, posted on the Facebook group Funny Tongan Memes/Vines, shows Middleton High School's football team in Idaho performing its version of the haka. It racked up 669,000 views and 4,729 shares, but it was also heavily criticism by New Zealanders for being disrespectful.
Are these the worst cooking fails ever? Hilarious photos of exploding lunches and burned dinners will make you feel MUCH better about your own kitchen skills
These 15 pictures of cooking disasters shared on social media will make you feel better about your own kitchen skills. From left to right: One pictures shows you'll end up with a molten mess if you burn caramel, while another depicts a smoothie bowl that isn't remotely Pinterest-worthy. One man's lunch exploded all over his kitchen after his blender failed, while a woman smashed her glass Pyrex jug after burning cashew nuts in the microwave. In another photo, a man dangerously tries to cook nuggets on top of a toaster, and finally, one woman managed to burn a piece of greaseproof paper but failed to cook the pie she was trying to make for her dinner.