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.
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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