A 22-year-old woman was banned from buying a box of Christmas crackers because shop staff in Marks and Spencer thought she was under 16, citing the 1875 Explosives Act.
Due to this age-old law, the harmless cracker, home to bad jokes and shoddy toys, was classed as a potentially dangerous explosive thanks to its miniscule amount of gunpowder.
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.
Confused Apple customers are finding coins in their MacBooks.
High levels of iron help prevent hearing loss, a study has claimed.
A software engineer has constructed a fingernail-sized engine made of paper and it totally works!
Conspiracy theorists claim that there is a mysterious alien based pyramid in the Antarctic.
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