• Pity the Bosnian man whose home has been hit five times - that’s right, five - by meteorites. The attacks have reportedly prompted the man to suggest he’s being targeted by aliens;
• Beauty and camels might not be two words you’d normally put together but news out of the UAE says that Dubai’s crown prince has paid a record $2.9 million for a camel which he bought at a “camel beauty pageant”;
• You mightn’t have realised it was a real place but the island of Montecristo - featured in the Alexandre Dumas book The Count of Monte Cristo - has been opened to the public for the first time in years. Only 1,000 of the 3,000 visitors who will be allowed onto the island - located between the Italian mainland and Corsica in the Tyrrhenian Sea - will be granted full access - the rest will only be allowed to visit the island’s natural history museum.
• And a now for a new regular feature of StrangeSights - Beat Up Of The Week!
This week’s winner is the incident in which Australian PM Kevin Rudd ’saluted’ US President George Bush across a crowded room. It was a story which sparked headlines around the world and claims that the Aust PM was kowtowing to a superior power. Surely it was nothing more than a jest between friends?