The Short News book is now published!
The Short News book is now published! Making the news fun, one brick at a time!
Study shows that humans developed eyebrows to communicate
According to a recent study, eyebrows have been crucial to human evolution because it’s how our ancestors first learnt to communicate and work together.
Man suffers ‘thunderclap headaches’ after eating world’s hottest chilli
A man was rushed to hospital after he suffered a rare case of ‘thunderclap headaches’ when he consumed a Carolina Reaper, the world’s hottest chilli.
Luxury hotel in space ‘Aurora Station’ will cost $9,500,000 per person!
Tourists will soon be able to sightsee from space, in style, with the announcement of ‘Aurora Station’, the first-ever luxury hotel in space!
Michigan police interview cats for Police Cat role
Police in Troy, Michigan have interviewed 6 cats for the newly created position of Police Cat.
Pizza driver rescues people from burning home during delivery
A Kentucky pizza driver is a hero after he helped to evacuate people from a home, which was on fire when arrived to make a delivery!
Man invited back to hotel 17 years after seagulls trashed his room
Man invited to return to hotel 17 years after receiving a life ban for an incident involving a suitcase full of pepperoni, an open window and seagulls…
Nudist campground looking for a (clothing optional) lifeguard
Looking for a n̶u̶d̶e̶ new job? A nudist campground in Rhode Island is looking for a lifeguard, and clothing is optional!
Great White Shark surprises police on patrol in inflatable dinghy
Police officers patrolling South Australian waters say they were worried about their inflatable dinghy when a 4-metre+ Great White Shark approached them.
Sacked Canadian waiter says he’s French, not rude
A Canadian waiter who was fired for being aggressive towards his colleagues says he’s not rude; just French.
Teen crashes car into examiner’s station on day of test
A 17-year-old girl from Monticello, Minnesota commenced her driver’s test by crashing her vehicle into the examiner’s station!
Romanian court reinstates dead man’s driving licence!
A court in Romania has ruled that a man can have his driving licence back, even though he’s actually dead! Dead man driving!
Kids are drawing more female scientists than ever before!
According to research by Northwestern University, kids are drawing more female scientists than ever before!
Centenarians show us how to live with world record sprints!
102-year-old Julia ‘Hurricane’ Hawkins and 100-year-old Orville Rogers set new world records in their respective 60-metre races in the 100-plus age range!
Man pulled over by police gives Homer Simpson licence
D’oh! When police pulled over a driver in Milton Keynes and asked for ID, they were handed a Homer Simpson licence!
Romanian man fails to convince court that he’s not dead
A (very much alive) Romanian man who learned of his ‘death’ in 2003 has failed to convince a court to overturn his death certificate!
Judges block catering company’s attempt to trademark ‘La Mafia’
Judges in the EU have denied a Spanish catering company’s request to trademark the name ‘La Mafia’ because it would glamorise a criminal organisation.
Man realises his pet dog is actually a big bear!
A man in China brought home a puppy, but later realised it was actually an Asian Black Bear when it grew. Substantially.
Goal scored against unsuspecting goalkeeper drinking water
Hydration is tricky business for goalkeepers. Just ask German keeper Mark Flekken, who was drinking water when he realised a goal had been scored against him!
Cop alleged to have taken the cookies from the cookie jar
Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar? It’s alleged that a Kingston cop took a colleague’s tin of biscuits, then gave a false account of his actions.
Former homeless man gives away 100 roses to get smiles on Valentine’s
This is love. A former homeless man decided to share the love on Valentine’s Day by purchasing 100 roses, and giving them to 100 strangers on Australia’s Gold Coast.
Boston restaurant offers burger engagement ring deal for Valentine’s
Love is in the air! Can you smell it? It’s the unmistakeable smell of grilled beef, cheese, bacon, barbecue sauce, onion rings and a side of engagement ring.
Couple’s wedding photos interrupted by police chase
A newly married couple has a unique set of wedding photos after their photo session was interrupted by police chasing a suspected drug dealer.
Robot barista makes and serves coffee in Tokyo cafe
Travel agency H.I.S Co has opened up ‘Henn na cafe’ in Shibuya, Japan where the coffee is made and served by the sole staff member – a robot!
Italian postman caught with 573kg of undelivered mail in his garage
An Italian postman has been arrested after 573kg (1,100 pounds) of undelivered mail was found stashed in the garage of his home in Vicenza.
Couple remarry after husband with Alzheimer’s re-proposes to wife
Heartbreaking, but beautiful. A man suffering from Alzheimer’s proposed to his wife of 34 years after he forgot they were married.
Minnie Mouse gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!
After more than 70 animated films, Minnie Mouse has finally been honoured with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!