In August 1995, Klaus Schmidt burst into a Berlin bank, whipped out a gun and shouted "Give me the money!" When terrified staff asked if he wanted a bag, he replied "You bet it's a real gun!"
Realising Schmidt was deaf, the cashier set off the alarm, saying later, "It was ridiculously loud, but he didn't seem to notice." Within minutes the police arrived and arrested Schmidt.
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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