News for July 2012
Olympic fever is gripping everyone, so much so that one man tried to swim to America from France in a bid to spread the Olympic cheer. What happened? Epic fail.
The London 2012 Olympic Games officially get under way this evening with a spectacular opening ceremony at the Olympic Park in Stratford.
Last night 1,000 Australians broke the world record for the most people wearing the same team kit to show their support for the Australian Olympic team.
Backpackers and travellers working in regional restaurants, pubs and motels in Australia want the same visa extension regulations as other regional workers.
The man with the world's largest penis has caused an airport panic after staff suspected he may have been carrying a dangerous weapon in his pants.
Strewth, mate! Two Aussie divers have escaped a nasty end by holding a great white shark at bay with pointy sticks off the west coast of Oz.
Virgin America has just recruited Boo, a fluffy Pomeranian with 4.7 million Facebook fans, as its ‘newest executive’, cashing in on the world's cutest dog.
Some pet goats in California have become famous online after taking to the waves on surfboards and showing off some moves to onlookers.
Chinese authorities have offered a cash reward for the capture of flesh-eating piranhas, which are thought to have been illegally imported.
It's official and you heard it here first; gap years are back and they're more popular than ever before, with more people looking to take a gap year in 2012 / 2013.
Four people have been injured after being gored in this year's running of the bulls festival in Pamplona, Spain. Find out what happened.
The US government has taken the strange step of denying the existence of mermaids after a mockumentary caused public enquiries about them.
In a worst case scenario, a base jumper’s parachute failed to open as he plummeted to earth from a 120m power pylon, once again in Russia. Amazingly, he survives!
A new video of 135 people doing a mass bungee jump off a bridge in Russia is getting popular on YouTube. What do you think of the video?
A couple in Australia have applied to open a backpacker hostel in Port Lincoln, Adelaide, to attract more backpackers to the area due to an increase in shark tourism.
Hollywood rom-com star Jennifer Aniston has topped a TV poll of ideal road trip buddies. Which other big names ended up in the top 10 list?
A survey has revealed that 60% of us use Facebook and Twitter while on our travels to boast about being away, some doing it just to make people jealous.