Stupid viral trends the world regrets

FROM planking to ingesting condoms - some viral challenges don't just grab headlines, they also prove that stupidity can be trendy. 

Stupid viral trends the world regrets

FROM planking to ingesting condoms - some viral challenges don't just grab headlines, they also prove that stupidity can be trendy. 

TV anchor fired after dropping F-bomb in first broadcast

A North Dakota news anchor has been canned after the first words out of his mouth in his first broadcast on the station Sunday were "f---in' s---."

Thief stole more than $5Gs worth of gum: Cops

Investigators say they're looking for a suspect who stole more than $5,000 worth of gum Sunday.

Gallery: Luis Suarez ‘bitegate’ best memes

Liverpool’s Luis Suarez has dominated the sport headlines this morning after he was caught on camera biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic.
The Liverpool striker has revealed he has donated the fine handed to him by his club to families of the Hillsbrough disaster victims.
While Suarez await his punishment from the Football Association, we round up the best of the ‘biting memes’ that did the rounds on Sunday.

Scared burglar arrested after calling police about cat

A burglar (not pictured) was reportedly so scared after hearing a noise he called the police (Picture: Alamy)
A scaredy-cat burglar was arrested after he became frightened when he heard a strange noise and rang police from under a bed.
Marius Ionescu, 31, mistook the family cat for another burglar in the house in Benesti, Romania, causing him to head for cover and wait for the authorities to come and rescue him.
When the police turned up they did not discover anyone else in the house except for the burglar himself and promptly arrested him.

Hampshire designer builds giant mantis-shaped robot

It took Matt Denton four years to build the robot (Picture: Rex)
A technology enthusiast from Hampshire has built a giant mantis-shaped robot that has six hydraulic legs and cost hundreds of thousands of pounds to make.
It took Matt Denton four years to assemble the machine, which he describes as his ‘very expensive toy’.
The construct is not only a play-thing as the designer is hoping it may be used for mining or marine projects in the future.

Ultimate bird house features infinity dipping pool and en-tweet master bedroom

The two-storey ‘ultimate bird house’ (Picture: PA)
This is the ultimate birdhouse, complete with infinity dipping pool, gym and en-tweet master bedroom.
The two-storey home, designed to attract more birds into the garden, was created by Swedish designer Clas Ohlson (he just had to be Swedish, didn’t he?).
Classy decor: The open-plan kitchen/living room and upstairs mezzanine bedroom (Picture: PA)

One wheely crazy idea: Welcome to extreme mountain unicycling

Under control: Extreme unicycling is a real pull for adrenaline junkies (Picture: SWNS)
Most of us wouldn’t fancy cycling down a sheer rock face on two wheels, so the latest craze – to use the best word for it – won’t be high on our list of things to do either.
Yet a group of thrillseekers are taking to mountains and cliff faces with the launch of Britain’s first club for extreme unicycling.
Quite a drop: Kevin Callaby, 34, and fellow adrenaline junkies (Picture: SWNS)

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