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January 29, 2018 3:09 PM Thrill seeker to 'prove Earth is FLAT' by launching himself in steam-powered ROCKET

A WHACKY conspiracy theorist who promised to launch himself into space in a homemade steam rocket to prove the Earth is flat, appears to have set a new date for when he will attempt the daring stunt. “Mad” Mike Hughes announced his plans in November last year when he claimed he would soar 1,800 feet above California’s Mojave Desert. He said he would 69

January 29, 2018 1:07 PM Grammys host James Corden criticised for giving puppies to award losers

The Animal Welfare Foundation says the stunt promotes the "wrong message" during Sunday's ceremony in New York. The British comedian handed out the pets as a consolation prize to nominees who missed out on the best comedy album prize during Sunday’s event. "I should say to all the nominees who are not going home with a Grammy, I don't want anyone to go home upset 36

January 13, 2018 5:47 PM Tom Cruise films hair-raising Mission: Impossible stunt on Blackfriars Bridge

Film star Tom Cruise brought part of central London to a standstill as he performed a hair-raising stunt for the latest Mission: Impossible blockbuster – running across the roof of Blackfriars rail bridge. The 55-year-old actor braved icy January winds and sprinted high over the Thames, with a low-flying helicopter filming his progress. Traffic was halted 28

January 7, 2018 11:43 PM Fury as Disney 'browns up' white actors to star in Aladdin despite filming next to one million-strong Asian community

Disney has been slammed after bosses admitted browning up its white extras during filming of Aladdin. The eagerly anticipated live action production, which stars US actor Will Smith as Genie, is currently being filmed by director Guy Ritchie at Longcross studios in Surrey. But despite production taking place under 30 miles from London, a city with a community 26

January 2, 2018 9:47 AM Pakistan summons the US ambassador to demand an explanation after Trump accused the country of giving a safe haven to terrorists

Pakistan has summoned the U.S. ambassador in protest against President Trump's angry tweet about the country's 'lies and deceit'. David Hale was summoned by the Pakistan foreign office on Monday to explain Trump's tweet, media said. A spokesperson for the US Embassy in Islamabad confirmed the meeting took place. Meanwhile Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif dismissed 34

December 18, 2017 4:25 PM Cannabis connoisseurs roll a 100-foot-long joint at marijuana expo (and yes, now they're going to smoke it after lighting it with a blowtorch)

A group of 'cannabis connoisseurs' rolled a 100-foot long joint using two pounds of marijuana at an expo on Saturday in Massachusetts. The Boston-based cannabis club and advocacy group Beantown Greentown pulled off the stunt at an exhibition of pro-marijuana vendors and supporters in Worcester. THC commemorated one year of legal marijuana in the state 39

December 16, 2017 1:15 AM University which has Britain's highest-paid vice-chancellor spends £2,000 on parachute stunt to deliver nominated 'rent' payment to council

A university which has Britain’s highest-paid vice-chancellor has splashed out £2,000 on a parachute display to deliver its single peppercorn rent to the local council. The University of Bath has already been criticised for the £468,000 salary paid to its Dame Glynis Breakwell, who is also given a grace-and-favour townhouse. Now its high-profile display 33

December 10, 2017 12:04 PM Don't look down! Daredevil slackliner completes nervewracking walk from the Eiffel Tower while suspended nearly 200ft over the River Seine

A daredevil slackliner completed a nerve-wracking walk from the Eiffel Tower while suspended nearly 200ft above the River Seine. Trapeze artist Nathan Paulin balanced barefoot on the tiny rope while making the 2198ft crossing from the iconic Parisian landmark to Trocadero square on the other side of the river. Stomach-churning pictures show the 22-year-old 25

December 9, 2017 4:51 PM Essex County Council gets £32,000 filming fees for Mission Impossible 6

Essex County Council has received an offering of £32,000 for offering their country park to film the latest Mission Impossible. Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise came to Brentwood's famous Thorndon Country in September to film Mission Impossible 6: Rogue Nation for a few days. His arrival has attracted thousands of fans waiting to see their favourite actor 19

November 4, 2017 11:46 AM #WhoIsSue? Mystery behind giant field message solved

The identity of a woman whose first name was emblazoned in huge letters in a farmer's field has been revealed. A frenzy was sparked on social media, spawning the hashtag #WhoIsSue, after the letters "SUE x" were spotted by a police pilot flying over Oxfordshire. It turns out that farmer Murray Graham created the message for his wife as a way of apologising 27