Aussie Open 'bananaman' bites back after fruity fallout

Elliot Benchetrit said he's stunned by the "out of control" backlash after he asked a ballkid to peel his banana at the Australian Open, hitting out at the umpire who told him to do it himself. The French player, dubbed 'Bananaman' by Australian media, handed a banana to a ballgirl during a qualifying match, saying he was struggling to get the skin off as he had cream on his hands.

Ultra trail runner Jornet beats base jumper in odd contest

Ultra trail runner Kilian Jornet beat base jumper Tom Erik Heimen in an unusual contest -- one ran up and down a mountain while the other climbed up and flew down in a race last year, footage of which was released on Tuesday.

Waze App Directs Drivers Into Wilderness Instead Of Casino

An ad in the app's navigation app is misdirecting motorists headed to Atlantic City's Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa into New Jersey's Pine Barrens instead.

War-time bomb made safe in Cologne

German experts defused a World War II bomb in Cologne on Tuesday that had forced the evacuation of thousands of office workers and disrupted rail and ship traffic. Construction workers found the bomb on the right bank of the Rhine river on Monday evening, prompting the evacuation of nearby offices including those of broadcaster RTL and the Cologne Opera.

'They're not dead': Falling iguana alert in Florida amid cold snap

Green iguanas are considered a nuisance in Florida, where they are blamed for causing considerable damage to everything from seawalls to sidewalks -- not to mention menacing endangered butterflies and snails. Such conditions are unusual in the normally balmy US state, where winter temperatures typically don't fall below 65 degrees Fahrenheit (18 degrees Celsius) or so.

Crow named George vandalises windscreen wipers of 20 cars

George is causing trouble (Picture: SWNS)
Office workers are not sure what to do about a pesky crow who has vandalised 20 of their cars.

Doctor TikTok-ed off with injured All Blacks loose forward Savea

Injured All Blacks loose forward Ardie Savea has been ordered to curb his use of the social media platform TikTok as he recovers from knee surgery.

Double trouble: Too many show for Sri Lanka twins record bid

A Sri Lankan attempt to set a world record for the largest gathering of twins may have failed Monday after an unexpectedly large turnout overwhelmed organisers who vowed to try again. Organisers from the Sri Lanka Twins group had called on multiples across the island to pack a sports stadium in the capital Colombo to try to break Taiwan's Guinness World Record set in 1999 of 3,961 pairs of twins, 37 sets of triplets and four sets of quadruplets.

Wild elephant walks into Sri Lankan hotel and gently wanders around

Natta Kota has a look around (Picture: @upidaisy/Twitter)
A wild elephant has been filmed enjoying a stay in a hotel in Sri Lanka.


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