Google maps: Strange disguise causes hilarity among shoppers – but what is it?

A farmyard friend looked just like a pig in muck as the Google maps cameras came to call. No ordinary cute pink piglet, this particular fun-loving mammal was in fact a man dressed up in a full head mask with beady eyes and a neon snout. Its appearance was rather realistic, with two ears poking […]

Google Maps street view car causes disturbance on quiet country road when THIS happens

Google Maps Street View has caught a terrified horse leaving its rider’s life in turmoil. The animal became spooked when the camera appeared to take its live action images, making what appeared to be a peaceful countryside canter into something more sinister. The tan-coloured horse and its rider, who looks to be a female, started […]

Saxo Bank's crazy predictions: Apple buying Tesla, Netflix stock crashing & solar flair causes chaos

Danish Saxo Bank traditionally publishes its annual list of “outrageous predictions” that may really shake up the world if the listed events ever happen. However, this year’s forecast doesn’t seem so fantastic. Most of the events, included in the annual report published by the Copenhagen-based financial institution, are featuring so-called black swans – events that […]

Mass email hoax causes closures across the US and Canada

Enlarge / Police tape. (credit: Tony Webster / Flickr) A tsunami of emailed bomb threats is prompting closures at hospitals, schools, public transit agencies, and business across the US and Canada. Word of the emails surfaced Thursday morning in tweets such as this one: So I actually just got a bomb threat in my work […]

Pilot Causes Hijacking Scare in India After Squawking Distress Code

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A new commissioner at America’s main securities regulator causes a buzz

Not your regular regulator FOR ALL the talk about deregulation under President Donald Trump, when it comes to the financial industry the word used by many is “tailoring”—meaning trimming the loose threads of tangled rules, rather than unpicking them. An exception is Hester Peirce, who in January became one of the five commissioners at the […]

Celebrity First Dates: Waiter causes chaos on Channel 4 special leaving fans in uproar

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! stars Lady Colin Campbell and Joey Essex were among the celebrity line-up taking part in the Stand Up To Cancer special. Fred Sirieix and his restaurant team had rolled out the red carpet for the stars who had been meticulously matched with their dates. But just as […]