Eyebrows were raised when goalkeeper Tony Breeden stepped up to take a penalty for Nuneaton Borough and – like the ball he struck – they continued to rise afterwards.
Retail giant John Lewis has sent a box of treats to a Virginia-based lecturer who has the same name as the firm and continues to be bombarded with messages on Twitter.
An 11-year-old has shot to viral stardom thanks to his unique reaction to winning free chicken for a year.
A couple in Honolulu took extreme sports to the next level by getting engaged while surfing.
Three cows presumed dead after being swept out to sea by Hurricane Dorian have been found on North Carolina’s Outer Banks having apparently swum several miles to safety.
A Russian air passenger has had hundreds of thousands of air miles revoked after he smuggled his overweight cat on board a flight.
A cat has been put in “solitary confinement” by an animal shelter for letting other cats out to roam the halls.
A couple’s unusual promise rings — made from a poodle and wolf tooth — have caused a social media storm after they were posted in a ring shaming group.
A giant panda whose twin cubs captured international attention has undergone a CT scan after vet discovered one of his kidneys was smaller than the other.
The makers of a South African gin infused with elephant dung swear their use of the animal’s excrement is no gimmick.
An American chemist has gone viral after creating duplicate artwork near the floor for his cat.
Astronomers and space enthusiasts have watched as Mercury made a rare transit of the sun.
A giant Baby Trump protest balloon was knifed and deflated by someone unhappy with its appearance during the US president’s trip to Alabama, organisers said.
A deer that somehow found itself drifting out to sea had a lucky escape as it was picked up by a crew of lobstermen five miles from land.
A rabbit has been rescued by the RSPCA after being found in a cardboard box with a teddy bear.
Shoppers in Glasgow were among the first to taste a new festive flavour of Irn-Bru.
Collins Dictionary has recognised the word “non-binary”, whilst also naming “climate strike” as its Word of the Year 2019.
A video of a cheetah cub and a puppy enjoying a “BFF sleepover” has gone viral.
An MP in New Zealand has sparked conversation on social media by responding to an apparent heckle with the phrase “OK, boomer”.
A same-sex penguin couple are set to become parents for a second time after being given a second egg to adopt.