An alleged mafia boss has found that a little too much sun isn't healthy for your freedom.
Roberto Matalone, considered one of the most powerful men in the Calabria mob in southern Italy, had been on the run for two years. But his flight ended when he decided to go to the beach with his family in Joppolo, according to the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.
Dressed in shorts and a baseball cap, Matalone had just raised a beach umbrella when police surrounded and apprehended him.
Fittingly, Matalone's reading material for his day in the sun was a book called Mafia Hunters.
A man in Washington DC ordered a television on Amazon.com, but his delivery wasn't quite what he expected.
Instead of the 39-inch TV that Seth Horvitz ordered, the box contained two assault rifles, according to The Washington Post.
The weapons, a Sig Sauer SIG716 and an AR-10, were destined for a gun shop in Pennsylvania, but instead arrived at Horvitz's home. The shipping box had two labels with both addresses.
Horvitz called the police, who confiscated the guns.
Theft for job well done
The public works department minister of India's most populous province has been caught out for saying it's OK for politicians to steal - just a little.
Shivpal Singh Yadav, a minister in Uttar Pradesh, had told a collection of public officials in a private meeting that "If you work hard, your act of stealing can be acceptable. But don't commit dacoity [banditry]".
Yadav blamed the media for taking his quote out of context, and said he was explaining how to combat corruption. The minister was also angry that someone had snuck into the meeting and filmed his conversation.
Words with cheater
A young Scrabble player's national championship hopes were scuttled after he was kicked out of a tournament for cheating.
John Williams, the executive director of the US National Scrabble Association, said the player was ejected for concealing two blank tiles on his person, to be used at his discretion. Williams would not name the player because he is a minor.
"It does happen no matter what. People will try to do this," he toldthe Associated Press. "It's the first time it's happened in a venue this big, though. It's unfortunate. The Scrabble world is abuzz. The internet is abuzz."
Kinder, bouncier stones
Finally, a place for Druids to bring their kids.
A full-sized, inflatable model of Stonehenge, called Sacrilege, is making a 26-stop tour of Britain as part of a Cultural Olympiad art festival. Commonly referred to as "the bouncy Stonehenge", the artwork was designed by the Turner Prize-winner Jeremy Deller and is free to the public to enjoy bouncing on the inflatable monument.
The only rules are no shoes, no sharp objects and no human sacrifice.
"We haven't had any human sacrifices yet, but we've had a few grazed knees and banged heads," said Deller.