Jackson manages to attract headlines all by himself, but the noughties were particularly media-rich. Child sex abuse allegations plagued the first half of the decade, quickly becoming a showbiz storm that engulfed anything in its path.
The results left Jacksons finances, reputation and his health in tatters. Never one to go away quietly, he announced a series of comeback gigs in London set for 2009 but died during rehearsals. His death at the age of 50 resulted in an outpour of emotion and rejuvenated record sales, while his memorial service was viewed by a billion people worldwide.
22,000 people agreed to clean toilets for WiFi because they did not read the terms.
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.