This handout picture shows a pony that ran away from a pet shop in downtown Tokyo. The pony, a male miniature named Charlotte, enjoyed a brief taste of freedom -- and some grass -- before being gently coaxed back.
Scientists have sniffed out the reason why some people think their pee has a pungent smell after eating asparagus while others do not -- it is all down to genes.
If you've ever struggled to decipher Australian English, then 'democracy sausage' -- the 2016 word of the year Down Under -- may lead to blank faces with its obscure origins in election campaigning.
Surfing Santa, Michael Pless, surfs at Seal Beach, California on Saturday, Dec. 10, where he runs a surfing school and has every December since the 1990s gone out to surf in his Santa Claus outfit.
Sydney's famous New Year's Eve fireworks, which traditionally kick off the world's major celebrations, are set to be streamed live on Facebook for the first time, officials said Monday.
The world's oldest known seabird is expecting -- again.
A mother wants her local St. Nick kicked to the curb for fat-shaming her son.
A Bahamian man who boasted after his arrest for hacking into celebrities' email accounts that he will someday write a book to "shake up Hollywood" had the book thrown at him Tuesday by a federal judge who said five years in prison was the only way to keep him from harming victims.
The Rio Olympics, the American presidential election and Pokemon Go were the top global trends on Twitter in 2016.
Whether he's called Santa Claus, Father Christmas or Pere Noel, he had a slew of jolly, red-suited lookalikes hit the ski slopes on Sunday in Maine.