Cinema managers in Gloucestershire, England, knew that something bigger than a mouse had made its home behind the screen when they discovered a mattress, a bicycle, a cycle helmet, a pair of slippers and a wad of Polish money.
It may have been a cut above sleeping in a doorway, but only just. The mysterious squatter in his comfortable, secret burrow will have had to endure three showings of Pride and Prejudice every day, plus Wedding Crashers, Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of Were-Rabbit, The Dukes of Hazzard and Charlie and The Chocolate Factory - and all of them back to front.
If that Hummer is draining your cash at the gas pump, Neiman Marcus Group Inc. has the perfect holiday gift: A fuel-efficient, $3.5 million "Skycar" that flies 350 miles per hour and burns environmentally friendly alcohol.
The luxury retailer's annual Christmas Book of gifts for the rich and richer shows no signs of scaling back in times of economic strain -- although there are a few stocking stuffers such as a $15 paperweight for those on a tighter budget.
A Chinese teenager is to attempt five tightrope walking records - 25 metres above lions and tigers in a Bejing zoo.
Shate'er plans to "walk, run and dance" along the 200-metre steel cable above the animals at Beijing Wildlife Park.
He hopes to set five tightrope records - the 100 metre dash, walking backwards with eyes blindfolded, non-stop walking for 2,000 metres, and a 200 metre walk without a balancing stick, reports China Daily.
A town in Sweden plans to become the first place in the world where corpses will be disposed of by freeze-drying, as an environmentally friendly alternative to cremation or burial. Jonkoping, in southern Sweden, is to turn its crematorium into a so-called promatorium next year.