Here’s a fresh collection of the truly weird, true and funny news from around the world.
1) 4,100 metre-long! This may be the longest wedding dress of all time
Dress makers have rolled out one of the world’s longest bridal gowns -- measuring in at a staggering 4,100 metres. Workers at Xiangxunshangu stretched the extra material, which was worn by a model, out for miles over a flower field in Chengdu, South West China. A month was spent creating the wedding masterpiece in a bid to set a new Guinness World Record. It measures 1,123 metres longer than the current gown holding the record. The wedding dress is 1.5 metres in width and for any bride wanting to get their paws on the stunning creation it comes in at a pricey cost of around £40,000 ( Rs 40 lakh).
2) Restaurant offers 10% discount to customers carrying guns
A Louisiana restaurant is offering discounts to patrons who pack heat! Bergeron’s Restaurant in Port Allen is offering a 10 per cent discount on their Cajun delicacies to visitors who are carrying guns. “I just need to see a weapon,” said owner Kevin Cox. “I need you to be carrying a gun. As long as everybody has a gun we’re all the same size.”
Cox said the idea began as a way to show his appreciation for police officers who make up a lot of his business. When gun-carrying civilians noticed the show of respect and wanted to also receive the discount, he decided to make the rule equal for all visitors.
3) Pizza obsessive smashes world record for most boxes with 750
Meet the man who has spent a whole lot of dough on amassing the world’s biggest pizza box collection. Scott Weiner has spent 15 years building up his whopping collection and now owns more than 750 boxes, including some of the rarest from around the world.
The 32-year-old has collated cardboard creations from over 45 different countries, including one designed and signed by legendary tattooist, Ed Hardy.
4) SpongeBob SquarePants is a violent bully, says Kazakhstan
TV cartoon favourite SpongeBob SquarePants is a violent bully who corrupts children’s minds, officials in Kazakhstan have ruled. Its education ministry viewed several episodes and is now telling parents not to let their children watch the surreal animated show. They say the cartoon character creates a culture of hooliganism, violence and bullying.
Zabira Orazalieva, chairman of the Committee for the Protection of Children’s Rights, said the cartoon character “has a negative impact of the minds of children”. She said: We witnessed how SpongeBob regularly inflicts violence on others in his community and seems to enjoy what he does. This has a detrimental effect on children.”
5) iPhone too big? This plastic thumb extender has your back
Japan’s finest gadget minds have come up with a discreet, convenient solution for the outsize screens of phones such as iPhone 6 Plus. No, wait, they haven’t – it’s a giant plastic thumb. The ‘Yubi Nobiiru’ (this translates as ‘stretched finger’) is just £9 (Rs 900). Maker Thanko says that the giant plastic thumb has seen ‘steady’ sales since its launch.
6) At 9 lakh, this London bar creates ‘most expensive cocktail in the world’
A new London restaurant is selling what could be the most expensive cocktail in the world, setting drinkers back almost £9,000 (Rs 9 lakh) per glass. Gigi’s, in Mayfair, created the signature drink for actress and singer Grace Jones, who appeared in James Bond film A View to a Kill alongside Roger Moore. She attended the restaurant’s launch on Friday night with friend Boy George. “The Gigi” is a take on the champagne cocktail for the fabulously rich of Mayfair, using 1990 vintage Cristal and 1888 Samalens Vieille Relique Vintage Bas Armagnac brandy. It is topped off with “lashings” of gold leaf, Angostura Bitters and sugar.
7) Cannabis chocolate to give people with sweet tooth a legal high!
A Californian firm has come up with weed-laced chocolate bar that is reportedly ideal for ‘cannabis patients with a love for chocolate and a refined palate’. Kiva say that their chocolate, ‘meticulously crafted from the purest ingredients’, has hints of brown butter and a silky, creamy finis
8) Mommy Milk Creations jewellery is made from breast milk
Forget a lock of hair or a hand print, the new way to remember your newborn is with jewellery made from breast milk.
Designed by mother-of-three Allicia Mogavero founder of Mommy Milk Creations, the bizarre keepsakes encase the mother's milk in a variety of pendants, rings and bracelets.
Alicia enjoyed breastfeeding her child so much that she wanted to find a way to preserve and commemorate that magic - and so her company Mommy Milk Creations was born.
9) Skeleton of Ice Age beast goes on sale
A skeleton of an Ice Age dinosaur is residing at Summers Place Auctions in Billinghurst, West Sussex, after a private collector from Eastern Europe asked the firm to sell it on his behalf. The almost complete skeleton, which is believed to be made up of more than 150 bones, includes the tusks, making it extremely rare, a Summers Place spokeswoman said.
At 11 feet 6 inches tall (3.5 metres) and 18 feeet long (5.5 metres), the mammoth might have weighed up to six tonnes in its lifetime.