Roller-coaster riders at one of Beijing's major amusement parks were left hanging upside down for almost 20 minutes when a bird stood on one of the ride's safety sensors.
The small town of Bogata, Romania on Saturday rejoiced in an unlikely surge of tourism interest after rapper Snoop Dogg mistakenly tagged the village on Instagram.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday named Red, the starring animated character in the soon-to-be-released "The Angry Birds Movie" as an honorary U.N. ambassador to encourage young people to go "green" and step up action to tackle climate change.
A woman aged 91 has become one of the oldest women in France to gain a Ph.D. after she completed a thesis that she had begun three decades earlier.
A Pakistani civil servant who never let go of hope Leonardo DiCaprio might win an Oscar became a social media star after his memo ordering a tea break for staff celebrating the actor's long-awaited victory went viral.
One dog apparently has learned a new trick: how to drive a semi-truck.
Soviet ice hockey star Vladislav Tretiak on Friday came face-to-face with a lifesize chocolate doppelganger created to mark the opening of a confectionery fair in Moscow.
Barbie has her own color (pink). So does Tiffany (blue), Gap (also blue), Coach (brown) and even the roly poly Minions (yellow), but rare is the individual who cares deeply enough about a shade to have one custom made.
Monarch butterflies have made a big comeback in their wintering grounds in Mexico, after suffering serious declines, experts said Friday.
The 106 Burmese pythons captured over a monthlong hunt won't help control the southern U.S state of Florida's invasive snake population, but wildlife officials said Saturday that doesn't matter as much as the awareness they bring to the state's environmental concerns.