This week's wackiest web stories: Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the drunkest of them all?

Plus: A clean conscience, acquitted of "looking gay", hi-tech parenting, hipster rage, Gold(trigger)finger and is this the ultimate Batman?

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Who's the drunkest of them all?

A new 'Drinking Mirror' app aims to show how alcohol ages you.

A clean conscience

Patrick Morgan, a cleaner at Florida's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport found a lost iPad with $13,000 in case and turned it in. He then gave away his reward to two other people who, he felt needed it more. What a guy!

The language of love

Prostitutes in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte are signing up in droves for free language classes in order to be ready for a barrage of foreign visitors to the tropical country during the 2014 soccer World Cup.

Cameroon acquits two men sentenced for "looking gay"

A Cameroon appeal court on Monday overturned the convictions of two men found guilty of homosexuality and sentenced to five years in jail for cross-dressing and wearing make-up.

Hipster rage

Brooklyn curmudgeon so upset about hipster noise he made more than 400 phony calls to cops.

Gold (trigger) finger

The authorities in Honduras have seized a gold-plated, jewel-encrusted AK-47 assault rifle, complete with two silver magazines.

That's not Santa

German firemen rescued a mysteriously naked man trapped in a narrow chimney in central Berlin, a spokesman said on Thursday.

Education 2.0

In an impressive example of high tech parenting, this father hired in-game “hitmen” to deter his son from playing computer games.

Religion 2.0

The largest group of Franciscan friars in the United States is offering the faithful a new way to pray in the digital age by accepting prayer requests via text messages.

Is this the ultimate Batman?

Whoever he is, he's very handsome. Redditor morphinapg has morphed every Batman actor’s face into one perfect Bruce Wayne.

McDonald's to become UK's largest book distributor...Really

McDonald's has committed to handing out 15 million books with it's Happy Meals by 2015 - this will make it the UK's biggest children’s books distributor.

Street sweep-heir

A Chinese millionaire has refused to give up her day job as a street sweeper for fear of losing her work ethic and worrying over her lazy children.


A cat has been detained in the grounds of a jail in Brazil with contraband goods for prisoners strapped to its body with tape.


Why the new movie about 'Deep Throat' could be important.

A pickpocket's tale

Apollo Robbins, the slight-of-hand magician who turned his talents to thieving.