In Brief

Woman takes drug-fuelled joyride through Wal-Mart

Florida woman caught feasting on stolen goods while behind the wheel of a motorised shopping cart - and other tall tales

Our pick of stories from the stranger side of life.

Supermarket sweep

A woman has been arrested after she allegedly took methamphetamine and drove a motorised shopping cart through a Wal-Mart store in Florida. Police say Josseleen Lopez, 25, also drank stolen wine and ate sushi, mini muffins and "most of a rotisserie chicken" before being stopped by sherrifs.

Defecating men avert rail disaster

Three men are being hailed as heroes, after they spotted a broken section of railway track in West Bengal, India, and alerted an approaching train driver. The men told authorities they had gone down to the railway to defecate when they noticed the track and used their clothes to get the train driver's attention.

Fisherman dragged into sea by marlin

A fisherman is recovering in hospital after being dragged off his boat by a large marlin, 30 nautical miles off the coast of Western Australia. Authorities were alerted to the incident after the man's boat was seen travelling at speed with no one at the controls. The fisherman survived by treading water for more than six hours.

Recommended

Tech tiffs, shipping shortages and mammoth science projects
Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes
Podcast

Tech tiffs, shipping shortages and mammoth science projects

Quiz of The Week: 11 - 17 September
New Foreign Secretary Liz Truss departs No. 10
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 11 - 17 September

Joe Biden: ‘a default president at the helm of a middling administration’
Joe Biden
In Brief

Joe Biden: ‘a default president at the helm of a middling administration’

‘Backlash over deal’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘Backlash over deal’

Popular articles

Doctor says we should not sleep naked because of flatulent spraying
The feet of a person sleeping in a bed
Tall Tales

Doctor says we should not sleep naked because of flatulent spraying

Penguins ‘might be aliens’
Penguins
Tall Tales

Penguins ‘might be aliens’

World’s most extreme weather events in 2021
Wildfire in Greece
In pictures

World’s most extreme weather events in 2021

The Week Footer Banner