This week's wackiest web stories: Crocodile Drunkdee, Taliban D'oh and the £1m tattoo

Could a Tsunami happen in land-locked Switzerland? Plus honour among thieves and Fantasy Football just got real

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Crocodile Drunkdee

A drunk man climbed into a crocodile enclosure in Australia and attempted to ride a 5m (16ft) long crocodile. Miraculously, he survived his ill-advised prank.

Happy thanksgiving

Christmas turkey saved from chop after falling for peacock at Hopetoun farm.

Not so Merry

A Santa Claus was left dangling from the ceiling after his beard became trapped while abseiling inside a Reading shopping centre as part of a Christmas lights switch-on show.

Taliban D'oh!

In a Dilbert-esque faux pax, a Taliban spokesperson sent out a routine email last week with one notable difference. He publicly CC'd the names of everyone on his mailing list.

Cabbie Karma

London cabbies might have the Knowledge, but do they have the Integrity to match? This cab driver in Singapore returned $900,000 to his forgetful passengers.

Honour among thieves

A Kansas robber who helped seize a man's cell phone and wallet at gunpoint recognized the victim as an ex-convict he had served time with and gave the possessions back, police said on Thursday.

The question you never thought you'd ask...

Is it possible to build a jetpack using downward firing machine guns? 

A Tsunami in Switzerland?

Lake evidence says yes.

Fantasy league just got real

Vugar Huseynzade, a 21-year-old student from Sweden, landed the job at one of Azerbaijan's top football clubs - reportedly beating off big name competitors including Jean-Pierre Papint - despite the fact that his only previous experience of managing a team is on his computer.

First Class Pelicans

Two brown pelicans blown to Rhode Island by the winds of Hurricane Sandy will be flown in a private plane back to their natural habitat in Florida.

Not a tramp stamp

Kate Moss has disclosed that Lucian Freud, the late artist, inked a tattoo on her lower back which is worth more than £

The Family Business

A father, son and daughter may be responsible for robbing as many as seven banks in two UK states, according to authorities.

Conscious hip hop

Scientists study freestyle rap to get a better understanding of the neural science behind creativity.

Nazi Plan for World's Biggest Stadium

Seventy-five years ago, Adolf Hitler laid the cornerstone in Nuremberg for what was meant to be the world's biggest stadium. It was never completed, but the concrete remains convey Hitler's crazed megalomania.


Greenpeace put on a 'toxic' fashion show in Beijing to point out use of hazardous chemicals in clothing.

Dumb ways to die

Here's our video of the week, including hints for some things you might want to avoid doing between now and next Friday.