While many worry about a few inches here and around their middle, the extra millimetres on the tape measure mean everything to the 'Corset Queen'.
Cathie Jung from the USA has been wearing a corset every day for over a decade, and at 15" about the same size as a regular jar of mayonnaise proudly (although rather absurdly) boasts the world's tiniest waist.
Tools designed to ensure computer code in smart cars does not crash has been inspired by hungry penguins.
The rounded sleeping capsules send guests drifting into ocean before arriving on desert island by morning.
Sitting on the saddle activates the part of the brain responsible for learning, a study has claimed.
Scientists are appealing for more people to donate their brains for research after they die.
Life on Earth may have arrived from Mars on an asteroid, scientists have claimed.
Lunar mission scheduled at the end of 2017 could find out if beer can be brewed on the moon.
A bottle used to teach children how far litter can travel ended up on Scottish beach after 8,700-mile journey.
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