Published on Tuesday 3 July 2012 10:02
Check out our digest of the best odd stories making the news this week
A rottweiler with a taste for strawberries had to undergo surgery after wolfing down the fruit – along with the spoon it was served on.
Max the rottweiler underwent an emergency operation last month after X-rays revealed the 5in (12.7cm) teaspoon lodged in his stomach, pet charity PDSA said.
The 10-year-old’s owner, Annette Robertshaw, of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, said her brother had been visiting her and was eating some strawberries when Max took a shine to them and gulped gulped down both a mouthful of fruit and the cutlery.
Spain’s demolition of Italy in the Euro 2012 final drew more than 14 million viewers, figures have shown.
It surpassed the audience for the climax of the 2008 tournament – also won by Spain – which had an average of just 10.6 million.
The match also saw a commanding victory for BBC1 as it pulled in six times the audience of ITV1, with an average audience of 12.3 million for the 4-0 final, with ITV managing to draw two million.
A scientist claims to have found a foolproof equation for the perfect tennis serve.
Dr Nick Ovenden has produced a mathematical formula that will guarantee the perect serve, first time and every time.
But although he knows what the players need to produce in maths terms, he has no plans to replace their coaches.
Dubai has settled on a use for the Queen Elizabeth 2 cruise liner it bought for £64 million, with plans to make it into a floating hotel fitted with the original furnishings.
The 300-room hotel is expected to open within 18 months at the city’s Port Rashid.
The ship’s fate has been the subject of speculation since Dubai bought it in 2007. Original plans to completely overhaul it as a luxury hotel were scrapped when Dubai’s economy tumbled into crisis.
A huge crocodile known as Lolong which brought pride, fear, tourism revenue and attention to the Philippines town where it was captured has now claimed a world record.
The giant, blamed for deadly attacks before it was captured last September, is the largest saltwater crocodile in captivity in the world.
The news sparked celebrations in Bunawan, but mayor Edwin Cox Elorde said it also fostered concerns that more giant crocodiles might lurk in a marshland and creek where villagers fish.
Startled drivers in the US state of Washington could not believe their eyes – as a kangaroo hopped past them down the highway
The meandering marsupial nearly caused a couple of accidents until police arrived ont he scene and kept it off then road until its owner was contacted.
KNDO reported that the owner lives in a part of the state where it is legal to own exotic pets. He also has a zebra.