Winckler's Wacky World: A gang of Gandhis

A clock that will outlive the Universe, pig eats man, fool's gold, journey to the centre of the earth, Mad Men booze-a-thon and more bin juice

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Gandhi impersonators break world record

Some 1,000 Indian students dressed as Mahatma Gandhi to celebrate what would have been his 143rd birthday on Tuesday, October 2, in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad.

For all time

The idea of a clock that would continue to keep time even after the Universe ceases to exist has long intrigued physicists. However, no one has figured out how one might be built. Until now.

Pigs eats man

And you thought "dog shoots man" was a worrying story. Authorities are now investigating how a farmer in the US state of Oregon was devoured by his pigs.

Fool's gold

On Monday California investigators were searching for thieves who made off with an estimated $2 million in precious gems and gold from a mining museum in the Sierra Nevada foothills in a  brazen daytime robbery.

Journey to the centre of the earth

Humans have reached the moon and are planning to return samples from Mars, but when it comes to exploring the land deep beneath our feet, we've only scratched the surface. This may be about to change.

Those groovy Democrats

Remember Deee-Lite, the funkadelic band behind party perennial "Groove Is in the Heart"? Of course you do. Well, Lady Miss Kier is back, and she's voting Democrat. That ought to sway some swing votes.

Every Drink on Mad Men

How long would it take to watch every alcoholic drink ever drunk on Mad Men? About five minutes, apparently, as long as you watch them very, very fast.

Print Your Own Ancient Art

The Asian Art Museum allows photography (without flashes), but rarely do visitors document the art with such detail. Pramuk’s shots weren’t just for photography, though. He was using 123D Catch — the free software he oversees as a product manager for Autodesk — to create a 3-D digital rendering of the Buddha as part of an informal collaboration between Autodesk and the museum.

Airline has a screw loose

Another American Airlines flight was forced to land at JFK yesterday after a row of seats became loose after takeoff — the second such incident in three days.

Flash Mob

A thousand-strong group of prison inmates in Manila have released their own dance interpretation of 'Gangnam Style', as K-pop phenomenon Psy conquers the UK chart

Bin juice

Head in bin man William Middleton has broken his silence: 'I was looking for my hat'