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Rumours that the suspect said

Alligators have been used as shoes, briefcases, university mascots, lunch and now, authorities say, a deadly weapon.

Thu, 14:59
A 70-year-old woman comforted a distressed fellow passenger and the internet is loving it (Picture: Ehab Taha /Facebook)

Most of us like to keep our heads down on public transport, but one passenger on Vancouver’s SkyTrain system went above and beyond in a touching show of public compassion.

Wed, 15:58
Jonny Depp plays Donald Trump in the 50 minute movie... (Picture: Funny or Die)

What would happen if you mixed Captain Jack Sparrow and Donald Trump? An ego explosion? A megastar? Well, you’re about to find out...

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Because you're worth it (Photo: Jess Rona)

We’ve just discovered comedian-cum-dog groomer extraordinaire Jess Rona and her fabulous creations.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Here is a tanuki, or raccoon dog, in its natural habitat (Picture: YouTube/Special Species)

Ever heard of a raccoon dog? If not, allow us to introduce you to one of Japan’s cutest animals, courtesy of one tanuki owner’s pictures becoming crazily popular on Twitter.

Monday, January 18, 2016
Things got pretty heated over the chilli (Picture: Charles Brooking)

Chefs are known for their fiery nature but one amateur cook took his chilli-making duties a bit too seriously.

Sunday, January 3, 2016
Happy New Year from the cat monkey (Picture: YouTube/ 10 Cats)

A hilarious Japanese video of a cat eating a banana while dressed as a monkey has gone viral, amassing nearly half a million views in just three days.

Thursday, December 17, 2015
A blanket covers a mural by elusive street artist Banksy of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, in The Jungle migrant camp on the outskirts of Calais (Chris Radburn/PA Wire)

Migrants in Calais have started charging people to view a mural by elusive street artist Banksy of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Barsik the cat in a reclining pose ahead of his landslide victory (Picture: YouTube/ CEN)

Barsik, who is a cat, won a landslide victory in a social media poll asking locals in the Siberian city of Barnaul who they want as their next Mayor.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Oopsie-pops... (Photo: Gdr/Uriel Sinai)

Three American primary school teachers have fallen ill after they unknowingly ate marijuana-laced brownies.

Monday, December 14, 2015
Yes, it's boys doing THAT Mean Girls scene (Picture: Casey Camamo/ YouTube)

Remember the Mean Girls moment with the tiny Christmas outfits, Cady’s dad looking terrified and Gretchen Weiners kicking the CD player in Jason’s face? Well these American high school lads mimicked the entire scene and it’s amazingly cringey.

Friday, December 11, 2015
Steve Jobs is the son of a Syrian immigrant to the USA (Picture: Banksy/ Twitter)

Banksy is back. The artist’s new graffiti has appeared on a wall of the ‘Jungle’ camp in Calais and it highlights Apple founder Steve Jobs’ background as the son of Syrian migrant.

Thursday, December 3, 2015
The awesome video mashes up clips of hundreds of brilliant movie moments (Picture: YouTube/Matthijs Vlot)

This brilliant and perfectly timed video has Adele’s smash hit single ‘Hello’ spoken by movie stars and animated favourites. See how many films you can spot!

Friday, November 20, 2015
Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' Uptown Funk set to classic old movie dance scenes. Yes. Picture: YouTube/MarkRonson)

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.

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Are you at a loss as to where to go out this weekend? Or are you a PR intern desperately reaching for fresh ideas before your boss comes back from a boozy client lunch?

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Harry Redknapp is all smiles (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Budding Jim Whites and Harry Redknapps this is the quiz for you. We’ve put together 10 tricky questions to test how much attention you’ve been paying to London January deals in years gone by. Can you score 10/10?

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Harry Kane of Spurs (r) takes on Mesut Oezil of Arsenal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Tottenham  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Who scored in the Capital One Cup final? Who swapped Arsenal for Palace in January? Wrack your brains and see if you can answer 12 questions about 2015.

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Jose Mourinho of Chelsea celebrates winning the 2014/15 Premier League title  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Jose Mourinho’s two spells at Chelsea have been far from quiet but how much do you remember about what the special one said, did and signed? Take our tricky 10 questions and find out.

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