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Tue, 15:03

A new restaurant where food arrives on a rollercoaster is the latest dining adventure in Abu Dhabi.

Tue, 13:17
This man is wanted in connection with an incident of 'foot licking'

A ‘well-dressed’ man who targets women in tanning salons before licking their feet and stealing their shoes is being hunted by police.

Mon, 08:02

Whether you hate east London or you’re Hackney til you die, you have to admit that certain corner is home to some pretty ridiculous businesses.

Friday, November 21, 2014
The rare tapeworm lived in the man's brain for four years (Picture: Sanger Institute/PA)

A man who suffered splitting headaches for years without knowing why had a rare tapeworm living in his brain, scientists have revealed.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
The grandmothers learn how to smoke a bong (Pic: YouTube)

“I just don’t care” declares one grandmother in this video, who has just smoked cannabis for the first time.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
It's not a good idea to stab your prospective boss

The pressure of a job interview became too much for one man who flipped out and allegedly stabbed his prospective boss.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Benjy, the

A “gay” bull has been saved from slaughter after the terminally ill co-creator of The Simpsons donated thousands towards its rescue.

Friday, November 14, 2014
Just look at him... (Picture: Palais De Tokyo Facebook)

Right now there is a man looking for an actual needle in an actual haystack. Its art, apparently, and its being livestreamed, obviously.

Friday, November 14, 2014
Morgan McGlynn, owner of Muswell Hill cheese shop, Cheeses

To celebrate the World Cheese Awards taking place in London today, we’re bringing you this awesome little cheese ditty.

Thursday, November 13, 2014
The man jumps on to the shark for a dare (YouTube)

Forget jumping off a cliff or into a fire, would you jump on a shark if I asked you to?

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Now you can own the 'Headington Shark' after the house it is embedded in went up for rent. But why would you want to? (Picture: PA Images)

Open plan living room-diner, three double bedrooms, enclosed rear garden, giant shark in the roof, off-street parking - *wait* what was that about a shark?

Monday, November 10, 2014
The 'poppy-roni' pizza were posted to Twitter this morning (Picture: Twitter/@BomTailey)

Now we’re all for everyone doing their bit to raise awareness of Remembrance Day, especially on the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One, but would our fallen soldiers really want to be ‘honoured’ with a customised pizza made to look like a poppy?

Friday, November 7, 2014
Can you spot Boris?

With his jaunts around Britain promoting his new biography of Churchill and being wheeled out to impress Tory supporters ahead of the election most Londoners are already wondering where Boris is - but now there is a book to play the game for real.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Smeogol the cat can actually say 'awww no!' (Pic: YouTube / Smeagol the Sphynx)

When faced with a human pretending to be a werewolf, this hairless cat named Sméagol has a full-on identity crisis by acting like Churchill the Talking Dog.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
There could soon be a whole host of new emojis available for when expressing your delight in words is too difficult.

Smile: soon there could be an even greater array of smileys to choose from.

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Gone Purrl

If you haven’t read Gone Girl or seen the film with Rosamund Pike and Benjamin Affleck, DO NOT WATCH THIS VIDEO. It contains a major spoiler, but also, you know, kittens.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
The Outbreak Halloween event got a little out of hand when armed police and a helicopter showed up...

A Halloween event was even scarier than planned when armed police turned up and almost arrested the actors.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
The X-ray shows the turtle-shaped pendant (AP Photo/Dr. Don Harris)

Lola the tortoise became ill after eating a mysterious turtle necklace pendant.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
The video by Network Rail captures the morning rush

This mesmerising video by Network Rail captures the morning rush hour in a rather beautiful way.

Thursday, October 23, 2014
The world's best freestyle footballers visited London (Pic: Freestyle Football Federation)

This incredible promo video shows the world’s top 16 freestyle footballers performing unbelievable tricks across London.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
This gorgeous tattoo pays homage to London's East End, but we think it's missing Brick Lane Beigels and Chicken Cottage [Photograph by Matteo Pasqualin]

Here at London24, we love pictures of historical London, but we’re not sure we love it enough to get it engraved on our skin...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
An Italian nun has covered Madonna's song Like a Virgin (Pic: YouTube)

It what could be the most unlikely cover of the century, an Italian nun has done a remake of Madge’s Like a Virgin.

Monday, October 20, 2014
Americans should steer clear of Halloween treats that might have an extra ingredient  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Many UK parents are too afraid to let their kids go trick or treating anymore, but for Americans it seems they have a new concern when sending their beloved offspring on their annual sweet-hustling mission - hash-infused candy.

Friday, October 17, 2014
The crow and the man have a slanging match (YouTube)

There are reports of crows attacking Londoners but rarely have we seen verbal abuse like this.

Friday, October 17, 2014
Lady Gaga says she 'loves' 15-year-old Brendan Jordan who went full on diva live on TV

Lady Gaga has given a big nod of approval to the kid who went full on diva in the background of an American news broadcast.

Thursday, October 16, 2014
The 'crocodile' found in a garden in Plymouth (Picture: Devon and Cornwall Police/PA Wire


*dials 999* ‘Oh my God there’s a crocodile in my garden!’ ‘Really?’ ‘Nope, sorry, just an inflatable toy, stand down everyone, my bad’

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
The couple became tangled during a romantic frolic in the sea

An Italian couple who fancied a quick love-making tryst in the ocean became inseparable afterwards...literally.

Monday, October 13, 2014
Barn owls are the natural predator of rats (Magnus Manske)

Owls released to help fight a rat infestation in a South African township are being beheaded and having their eyes gouged out...because people are afraid of them.

Monday, October 13, 2014
Pirates on the hunt for buried treasure! [Image from YouTube]

We’ve seen some strange things in London, but we didn’t expect to see the Tube invaded by pirates!

Thursday, October 9, 2014
The Go with the Flow campaign wants to 'challenge conventional habits' (Photo Illustration by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Students are being urged to urinate in the shower to save water.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Would you like a spreadable beer sandwich? (Pic: Alta Quotta)

Fancy a spreadable beer sandwich anyone?

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
The 4-year-old had 249 bags of heroin in her rucksack

A woman in Delaware has been arrested after her four-year-old daughter took 249 bags of heroin to nursery where she handed them out to other kids as sweets.

Monday, October 6, 2014
Parkour isn't for the fainthearted, but we've got a video that'll show you the easy way to do it!  (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images for Red Bull)

Have you ever longed to be a super-cool free runner, leaping over London’s rooftops, but you’re scared of heights?

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Check out Cassetteboy's alternative version of the speech given by Prime Minister David Cameron today (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

The Prime Minister gave his speech at the annual Conservative Party Conference today, but many will find this Cassetteboy version closer to what they really think about David Cameron’s policies.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The medical procedures in these Indian films are quite remarkable

If you thought Hollywood movies were a little bit farfetched - take a look at these highly amusing medical miracles in Indian films.

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