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The Kuro taste: Peppery tang and hint of squid ink

The first Kuro, or black, burger had a black bun and sauce. Last year's edition, the Kuro Ninja, added a slice of (non‑black) bacon to the...

Don't microwave your iPhone

A hoax advert claims that handset owners that upgrade to iOS8, Apple's latest smartphone operating system, will be able to wirelessly recharge their iPhones in a matter of seconds by sticking them in...

Daredevil to tightrope walk over Chicago River

Daredevil Nik Wallenda said Tuesday that his next tightrope walk will be more than 50 stories high from one high‑rise building to another over the...

Riding a bike "side-saddle"

Irish inventor debuts a new bicycle in Paris – one that travels sideways. Sasha Salama reports.

Austrian traffic cop has a crap day

A traffic cop in Austria got more than he bargained for after a booby trap covered him head‑to‑toe in manure as he was trying to catch people...

Brits throw black pudding to re-enact old rivalry

Black pudding, a mix of congealed pigs' blood, fat and rusk encased in lengths of intestines, takes centre stage in the annual throwing championships...

Beards and mustaches to make your hair stand on end

The world's hairiest men chin‑stroke and pose at the UK Beard and Moustache Championships. Tara Cleary reports.