Drunk woman claimed she was a pirate as hijacked River Dart ferry

“I”m Jack Sparrow” – well she does have the make-up right! Drunk woman claimed she was a pirate as she hijacked a passenger ferry and floated away from policeAlison Whelan spent two days drinking and eating plant nightshade, causing her to hallucinate before she unmoored the 45ft-long ferry

Scientists discover new species of “blind snake” in Brazilian river (and please stop sniggering at the back)

Scientists discover new species of “blind snake” in Brazilian river that looks remarkably like a piece of the human anatomy (and stop sniggering). Forgive us if this puts you off your dinner because, as snakes go, this is not much of a charmer.

Revealed: The stunning images which show how Europe wastes energy and pollutes light while Africa, South America and much of Asia is in darkness

From shimmering cities to the dark side of the world: Stunning satellite images which show how we use light and energy. At night, London is a burning bright spot, consuming enough energy to power Ireland with its light show.

Boat Race 2012: Trenton Oldfield is Thames swimmer who caused event to stop

Chaos at the Boat Race: Event stopped because of SWIMMER in the Thames… then Oxford”s broken blade gives Cambridge victoryTrenton Oldfield, 35, self-proclaimed anti-elitist protester, claims responsibility for dramatic interruption.