A tree believed to be the "oldest pot plant in the world" is being re-potted in a delicate operation at Kew Gardens in south London.
The ancient cycad was collected in the early 1770s from the Eastern Cape in South Africa by Kew's first plant-hunter Francis Masson.
The tree, which weighs 1 tonne, is almost as old as Kew Gardens which celebrates its 250th anniversary this year.
View video here.
Tom Hill is a 23 year-old self-taught sculptor who creates life-size animal sculptures using nothing but recycled horseshoes.
His website shows a selection of his sculptures including horses, elephants, camels, birds, dogs and big cats.
A US-style fast-food restaurant has opened in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang.
According to Choson Sinbo, a North Korean newspaper operating out of Japan, the restaurant sells "minced beef with bread", rather than hamburger and one will set you back $1.70 (£1.03) which is almost half the daily income of an average North Korean.
I think he's done this before.
The Shellfish Association of Great Britain (SAGB), in association with Royal Greenland, has created the world's largest prawn cocktail.
Constructed in a 1.5m tall champagne glass and using of 50kg of prawns, the equivalent of 550 regular portions, the dish also used a crate of lettuces and more than 10 litres of Marie Rose sauce. Link
Jupiter the lion, who was rescued from a travelling circus by the owner of an animal shelter in Colombia, gives her a big hug on his tenth birthday. [via]
You gotta love Japanese TV.
Liu Bolin from Shandong, eastern China, uses his body as a blank canvas on which he paints to merge with whatever is behind him. You can view some of his work here.
A former oil rig worker has spent 15 years making a model of an oil rig using four million matchsticks.
David Reynolds, 51, spent up to 10 hours each day painstakingly crafting the half a ton model of the Brent Bravo rig in his living room.
Each matchstick was individually polished and then glued in place to create the 21ft long, 12ft high masterpiece.
This demonstration video shows how baboons at Knowsley Safari Park, Merseyside have worked out how to get into car roof boxes.
According to park manager David Ross, "their technique involves the largest baboons jumping on the box, flexing it until the lock bursts open. Then the rest pile in to see what they can find."
A woman from Manchester has become the first person in the UK to change her name by Deed Poll to a web domain, according to the Legal Deed Service.
Twenty-four-year-old Claire Forshaw changed her name to Princess-Rainbow.com last week because she really liked rainbows!
She had previously been put off changing her name by her boyfriend, 23-year-old Robert Morris, who had tried to dissuade her by claiming it would cost hundreds of pounds. Then she found out that she could get it changed for as little as £10.
The Legal Deed Service says it “firmly believes” the former Ms Forshaw is the first person to change her name to a web domain. Princess-Rainbow.com, who currently works as a care assistant, plans to use her namesake web domain to set up an online business selling artwork. Link
Is this normal? (Particularly the first one)