Pointless product of the week

Dunhill has created a wallet that opens only for its owner, and which alerts him when it's been stolen.

NJ Cops blasted in case of "Salsich Thief"

On the docks of Bayonne where mobsters run the city, New Jersey police are investing a series of crimes in an investigation they call Operation Missing Link. No, they’re not investigating a murder, or even a large-scale burglary, but rather a simple crime, committed in the heat of passion.

D&D too dangerous for prisons

Playing Dungeons and Dragons is a threat to prison security, a court has ruled - because it encourages prisoners to cooperate.

Facebook fueled rage prompts girl to run over cousin, twice

In a rage somewhat reminiscent of Amy Fisher a la 1990s, a Long Island woman has been arrested for running over her cousin with a minivan after a Facebook induced catfight.

Kate Middleton kicked off Facebook

An unsuspecting healthcare worker was kicked off Facebook last week - for having the same name as Prince William's fiancee. Kate Middleton, 29, discovered she'd been booted out of the site late on Thursday night after repeated unsuccessful attempts to log in. When she investigated, she found that Facebook had acted on the assumption that she had registered under a false name.

Betelgeuse exploding next year? Don't bet on it

The more gullible amongst us - or just possibly the better-prepared - are rushing out to buy sunglasses in the belief that the Earth is shortly to have 'two suns'.

Jane is... in the john

Over a quarter of Facebook users admit to making status updates while they're in the bathroom, making location-based services look distinctly less appealing.

Microsoft VP bottles the scent of money

There is nothing like the scent of money to get you motivated in the morning! At least, that's the idea behind one Chicago man's newest fragrance line - aptly called "Money."

$1m bid on Ebay for graffiti artist Banksy's identity

He's the Scarlet Pimpernel of the art world: but he is, just possibly, about to be unmasked. Just a few short hours from now, an Ebay auction will close, with the winning bidder reportedly buying the identity of the graffiti artist Banksy.

Hackers hijack medical server to play Black Ops

Some people, if they'd found they were able to break into a medical server containing confidential patient records, might consider blackmail. Not so the hackers of Seacoast Radiology's system - they used it to play Call of Duty: Black Ops instead.

Is Facebook closing down? What do you think?

A spoof news story on Weekly World News has convinced thousands of people that Facebook is to close down altogether on March 15th.

Traffic lights go out as thieves nick SIM cards

Around 400 sets of traffic lights in Johannesburg are out of order, after thieves stole the SIM cards they contained.

Tampa runway change fuels fears of Armageddon

Conspiracy theorists are having a field day with the news that Tampa Airport has changed the designation of one of its runways because the Earth's magnetic pole has shifted slightly.

10 things guaranteed to annoy us in 2011

This year was among the most annoying ever because no one had a job, or money, and everyone lost their house to an ugly bank guy with a handlebar mustache and a stovepipe hat. Next year will be worse.

Real-life 'Frogger' pwned and owned by SUV

Hot damn, we may have to resurrect the Darwin Awards for this one! 

That’s right folks, a South Carolina man was recently hit by an SUV while playing a real-life version of the classic video-game known as "Frogger."

Cops on steroids becoming a big problem

A badge, a gun, and a steroid-filled syringe. 

New Zealand releases UFO files

The New Zealand Air Force has released thousands of documents relating to UFO sightings over the last 50 years.

Robocopter plays Jingle Bells on the piano

Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology’s Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control have found a novel way of wishing people a merry Christmas.

Top ten buzzwords for a dreary resume

Business networking site LinkedIn has been playing buzz-word Bingo with its customers' resumes and has come up with ten phrases it says are the kiss of death to your job prospects.

Berkeley votes on naming Bradley Manning a hero

Berkeley City Council will today vote on whether to name the US Army private suspected of leaking military secrets to Wikileaks, Bradley Manning, a hero.