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Friday, November 20, 2015

Uptown Funk was the biggest song of last year. Now the Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars hit is going viral again because an ingenious person set the tune to classic Hollywood dance routines. It will funk you up.

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Luke Skywalker's anti-Darth Vader fighters' logo pictured with Arabic writing (Picture: Screenshot from ETV)

A Spanish news presenter discussed ongoing strikes on ISIS while the Star Wars Rebel Alliance symbol was displayed as the Al-Quaeda logo behind him, prompting a social media frenzy and swift apology.

Friday, November 13, 2015
This little girl tried to sell her brother to a pet shop (Picture: YouTube/berge95)

Watch a girl make actual plans to sell her brother to the local pet shop to get her favourite furry owl. It’s hilarious.

Friday, November 6, 2015
Daniel Craig pretends to threaten Stephen Colbert in a fake bond scene - and it's hilarious (Picture: YouTube/The Late Show)

‘Spectre’ star Daniel Craig pretended to rent a car from Stephen Colbert on CBS’ ‘The Late Show’ while in character as James Bond - and it was hilarious.

Friday, October 30, 2015
The owl was rescued by heroic oil rig workers (Picture: Scottish SPCA/PA Wire)

Twit-tw-foool! An adorable (but low IQ) owl managed to dive-bomb an oil rig and needed to be airlifted to safety by helicopter.

Thursday, October 29, 2015
The chair appears to move of its own accord - or perhaps there is a ghostly explanation?

These spooky goings on apparently took place just hours after a psychic medium took to the stage at a theatre in east London.

Friday, October 23, 2015
YouTube veteran hickok45 shows how to carve a pumpkin with a hail of bullets (Pic: YouTube)

Pumpkin carving with a knife is no easy feat, but pumpkin carving with a rifle adds an additional layer of difficulty.

Thursday, October 22, 2015
Blue the whippet has thankfully made a full recovery (Picture: Simon Vine)

Blue the tiny whippet proved himself to be a bit of mad dog after munching down on a bag of blue heart-shaped pills he found in a plastic bag while on a walk in the park.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
'This is my migration lorry, I got here first so there!' - Our imagined version of Nissan's response to migrants entering his truck (Picture: Getty)

‘Excuse me, this is my migration truck!’ Nissan the polar bear was calmly sitting in the back of a lorry at Calais on his way to the UK when some other (human) migrants tried to sneak into his compartment.

Monday, September 28, 2015
This giant brown bear decided to take a nap under someone's porch (Picture: YouTube/Viral Hog)

A giant brown bear was found taking a quiet rest in a garden - watch some hair-raising moments while two men try to encourage the majestic creature to leave.

Monday, September 28, 2015
Uber might be the most popular car hire app, but it's not the only one (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Londoners have become addicted to getting a ride using their smartphone, because, let’s face it, it makes you feel like a wizard.

Friday, September 25, 2015
The masks might be scary, but the robbers were more like scaredy-cats (Photo: Nottinghamshire Police/YouTube)

These armed robbers got more than they bargained for when they tried to rob a shop in Nottinghamshire.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Eugene and his pack on a trip in the train (Photo: AR White/YouTube)

Eugene Bostick is an 80-year-old man from Texas with a big heart. He spends his days taking rescued stray dogs on adventures with a fun train he built himself.

Monday, September 21, 2015
David Cameron allegedly stuck a private part of his anatomy into a pig's mouth while an undergraduate at Oxford University (Picture: PA Images

Cassetteboy of YouTube fame has speedily mashed up moments from David Cameron’s speeches to create ‘Gettin’ Piggy With It’, a video based on allegations that the Prime Minister inserted ‘a private part of his anatomy’ into a dead pig while at Oxford University.

Friday, September 18, 2015
Cocaine was found hidden in a Kinder Surprise (Photo: Mysid/Wikimedia Commons)

Police found cocaine hidden in a Kinder Egg and cannabis stuffed in a wheelie bin when they raided a man’s home in Suffolk.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
The giant 36 ton humpback whale landed on two Londoners in California (Picture: YouTube/Sanctuary Cruises)

Two Londoners are lucky to have escaped with their lives after a giant 40-tonne whale landed right on top of their plastic kayak in California,

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Looks rusty and rubbish, right? (Photo: Odonnol/YouTube)

Cyclists, if you’re fed up of thieves shearing through expensive locks and stealing your even more expensive bicycle, you could try this “one weird cheap trick”* to put them off. The catch? Your bike will look like crap.

Friday, September 11, 2015
Many refugees from Syria are children

A video for Help is Coming, a refugee charity single released by Crowded House and backed by Benedict Cumberbatch, went viral today.

Thursday, September 10, 2015
We all have days on TfL's glorious public transportation network when we feel like this... (Picture: YouTube/Trainline)

Watch the I AM TRAIN man glide through crowds in a packed London station and unleash his battle cry as he nabs the spot right in front of the doors. We are all that commuter at some point, aren’t we?

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Could you say Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch?

Footage of popular Channel 4 weatherman Liam Dutton pronouncing the longest place name in Wales has gone viral. The town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch simply rolled off the presenter’s tongue during the broadcast. The north-west Welsh town, which is 58 letters long, is the warmest place in Britain today.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
The app snaps a photo of users while they watch porn, then a message pops up on the screen demanding £350 for the photo (Picture: PA Images)

An Android app called Adult Player has apparently been holding people to ransom over awkward-to-explain photos it takes with phones’ front-facing cameras while users watch porn.

Thursday, September 3, 2015
Alaskan grizzly bears are our new favourite friends (Picture: YouTube)

An Alaskan grizzly bear decided he had been filmed for long enough and swatted his giant paw at the camera.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Britain's national sperm bank has just nine donors, and needs many more (Photo: Bobjgalindo)

More donors are needed at Britain’s national sperm bank, its boss has said, as she revealed it has just nine a year after it opened.

Monday, August 24, 2015

We know foxes can be a nuisance, but we cant help it; we think the fox cubs in this video are adorable.

Friday, August 21, 2015
Other t-rex toy incarnations look like this... (Picture: Pixabay)

A student nurse has told of one red-faced experience removing an improvised dildo - in the form of a toy T-Rex - from a middle-aged mother’s vagina. Ouch.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
This whale was covered in rubbish before the teenager came to the rescue (Picture: YouTube)

Two teenagers helped a whale with a plastic bag and fishing line stuck on its face, so their new friend ‘danced’ its thanks.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
You could make your phone into a tiny hologram projector! (Photo: YouTube)

Got a smartphone? Of course you have, You’re probably reading this on it. Now you just need some ordinary household objects like a pen, paper, ruler, tape - and a craft knife and an old CD case.

Thursday, July 30, 2015
No word yet on whether Prof Yoda will pay his overdue fines in pellets (Photo: University of Bath/PA Wire)

When seagulls got scary at the University of Bath, the faculty turned to an usual ally: a European Eagle Owl called Yoda.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Imagine this in your face (Photo: YouTube)

Imagine you’re riding your beloved Ducati motorbike down the streets of Peckham - when you’re confronted by this.

Friday, July 17, 2015
This fish is decapitated and gutted yet still fights back - or does it? (Picture: YouTube)

A YouTube video shows a headless, gutted and seemingly dead fish flip to life when a woman tries to remove its scales. Warning: this video contains blood and is not suitable for squeamish people.

Monday, July 13, 2015
This flight visualisation reminds us fo TRON (Image: NATS)

When we found this cool visualisation of a day’s worth of flights from Heathrow, Gatwick, City Airport, Stansted and Luton, and realised it was named after us, we had to share it.

Friday, July 10, 2015
Hong Kong Metro station (Picture: Youtube)

When your phone dies it’s annoying and frustrating, but this woman’s reaction to her battery conking out on the Hong Kong subway is priceless.

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Breathe deeply and imagine London on a sunny day (Photo: YouTube)

It’s a Tube strike day. The drivers are stressy, TfL is stressy, you’re stressy because getting from A to B is a battle.

Friday, June 19, 2015

They may not be the newest Twitter accounts but they’re among the funniest.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
(Picture: Richard Bartz)

Flybe became more Flybee when a stripy insect got stuck in one of its plane’s mechanisms, causing the pilot to turn back a flight from Southampton to Dublin.



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Christmas adverts have boomed in recent years with the likes of John Lewis, Marks and Spencer and Tesco leading the way.

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We all know David Beckham, but can you name all 10 mystery England stars?

It’s the international break, so it’s time for an England quiz.

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As part of a series to celebrate multicultural London, we’re testing you on London’s Jewish history, culture and of course food (yes, there IS a question about beigels).

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Football fans travel up and down the country following their club but how much do they know about stadiums?

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