An Indian man has gone viral for chopping off his index finger
Pawan Kumar said he did it because he voted for the wrong political party - choosing a flower symbol instead of an elephant.
Symbols are used during elections in the country due to a low literacy level in many districts.
Every voters index finger is marked with an indelible ink after casting their ballot.
An accidental record of ocean plastic history has been recorded
Old-fashioned metal boxes have been dragged around the seas several years before World War II.
The devices - known as continuous plankton recorders first recorded what could be the first marine plastic litter found.
The item was a plastic bag found floating of the coast of Ireland in 1965.
Waitrose has been accused of selling racist Easter Eggs
The supermarket was selling a trio of ducklings - white, dark and milk chocolate.
The white one was called 'fluffy', the milk 'crispy' and the dark chocolate 'ugly'.
They were pulled from the shelves and the packaging has since been redesigned with new names.
Up to 1 billion birds in the states are being killed every year by….
Our feathered friends are apparently dying after colliding with glass covered or illuminated buildings.
Chicago has been named the most dangerous as it has the busiest US avian airspace during migration.
A school book Sir Paul McCartney used as a teenager has sold for big cash
The note pad went under the hammer at an auction of Beatles memorabilia in Merseyside.
The book featured pages of essays the singer wrote, and a doodle of a man smoking.
It was flogged for nearly £47,000 - nearly ten times its original estimate.
Someone is going to do rather well after BREXIT
The UK government have just splashed £12 million on a swanky apartment in Manhattan.
This luxury abode will be for a British diplomat working to negotiate trade deals with the US.
It's got 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, a library, powder room and has stunning views over the New York City skyline.
A man waiting to catch a flight at an airport in Moscow has been arrested…
... it was because he was completely starkers.
After calmly standing in line queueing for the check in desk he was then taken away by Police.
The chap apparently claimed that “clothes make body aerodynamics worse” so “it’s easier to fly” nude.
The Lewis Hamilton of pigeons has been sold
The champion bird sold for a record 1.25 million euros.
Armando has been branded the best Belgian long-distance pigeon of all time.
Two buyers from China with far more money than sense ended up in a bidding war for the 5 year old bird.
A plane has been forced to return to an airport….
The pilot of a flight from Jeddah to Kuala Lumpur asked air traffic control to turn back.
It was because one of the passengers realised they left their BABY in the waiting area at the airport.
The flight eventually departed again with the baby on board - but was over an hour late.
A group of Chickens have made the news
It's understood the birds grouped together to kill a juvenile fox.
The unusual incident occurred in Brittany in France.
The fox entered the coop through a hatch that then closed - the chickens then pecked him to death with their beaks.
There’s nothing worse than being ripped off
Nevertheless a woman has still managed to stun Police.
She called cops in Northern Ireland after being scammed.
Problem was for her the scam was that she'd been sold 'sugar instead of cocaine'
A bird has been caught swanning about on a dual carriageway
The swan was taking a stroll on the busy road in Peterborough when it was spotted by Police.
Officers wrapped the creature up in a police jacket to keep the bird from getting in a flap.
The RSPCA arrived who confirmed the swan was 'sober and fit to fly' and was released without charge.
Ed Sheeran – he’s heard the world over – but not so much in Indonesia anymore
The media regulator in the country claims 'Shape of you' contains lyrics which are far too raunchy for daytime hours.
They've issued a ban on radio stations in the area.
The ban also applies to Bruno Mars track "That's What I Like".
Love chocolate? You’ll love this job….
The company that owns Cadbury, Oreo, Green & Blacks and Milka, are looking for chocolate tasters.
Four successful applicants will be paid £10.75 to eat chocolate all day at the HQ of Mondelēz International.
The job advert says candidates must have a few essential skills.
A water company have had a strange request for customers…
... and that's not to flush Yorkshire puddings down the loo.
Anglian Water posted images of a blocked sewer in Ipswich - caused by a roast dinner.
They tweeted “We’re sure even our friends at Yorkshire Water wouldn’t welcome this sight!”
A different type of Kit Kat is heading to UK shores
A green tea variety of the chocolate snack originated in Japan.
In fact it's so popular it's been a best seller there for the past 15 years.
It remains to be seen whether or not Brits will stick two fingers up to the flavour.
Your choice of front door colour reflects your personality
If you have a red door it means you are dynamic - but a purple door means you're a bit of a drama Queen.
A white door is not only the most popular – it also shows you have a no-fuss attitude.
Britain’s best-known door – No10 Downing Street being black shows signs of power and prestige .... or not!
A brand new high speed train has broken down on its inaugural journey
The Indian built train was heading back to Delhi & was packed with journalists & railway officials.
Before it reached its destination, the brakes on a carriage jammed.
As if that wasn’t enough embarrassment, smoke then filled the last four compartments - and all the power went out.
A lion has been rescued …. from a tree
The very large cat was discovered in tree near a property in California.
The homeowner was working in the garden and called firefighters.
The animal was tranquilised and lowered some 15 meters down to the ground using a harness.
A car company could help save your relationship
Ford have created a mattress.
The device pushes a person back to their own side of the bed.
The company says their new creation uses the same technology as that used in their cars for automatic lane correction.
A version of Tinder has been set up for CATTLE
It's called Tudder and features data profiles of animals from 42,000 farms in the UK.
Apparently it's to help farmers find the perfect breeding partner for their own herd.
Farmers can view pictures of bulls or cows and swipe right to show interest.
A Fox News host has claimed he hasn’t washed his hands for 10 YEARS
Speaking on Fox & Friends Pete Hegseth said he felt 'germs were not a real thing'
He said 'I inoculate myself' and that infectious micro-organisms do not exist because they can't be seen by the naked eye.
His comments were met with both support and concern on social media.
Social media has been going into a frenzy over a COOKED breakfast
On Facebook there's a page called Rate My Plate - dedicated to home cooked food.
Followers comment on what they think of the peoples meals.
Sadly though Carol C's all day breakfast was described as if it had been made in a tumble dryer.
Two women have been caught doing something very extreme to save money
CCTV captured them at a pub in Sunderland putting their own HAIR in pizzas they had ordered.
They complained - and were both given a £7 refund.
Later though pub workers realised the hair didn't match any of the team - and they headed to the cameras.
A vase kept in an attic for decades has sold for a staggering amount
The Chinese ornament went under the hammer at an auction house in Exeter.
The guide price was between 20 and 40 grand.
It ended up surprising everyone by selling for more than half a million pounds.
Ding dong. Ding dong.
A random man has spent more than 3 hours licking... a doorbell at a Californian home.
A newly installed surveillance system caught the random act in progress.
The man didn’t break in, but could be charged with prowling.
Being bad-tempered and pessimistic helps you to earn more
Research also claims it can help you to live longer and enjoy a healthier marriage.
According to experts anger really prepares the body to mobilise it’s resources.
Grumpiness my also improve language skills, memory and make us more persuasive.
A man has been jailed after climbing a transmission tower
The chap decided to climb the 800 ft mast in the Scottish highlands.
He refused to listen to police and stayed there for more than 12 hours.
After disrupting local radio broadcasts he eventually came down - and was jailed for 16 months.