In 1964 Australian athlete Reg Spiers sent himself from London to Australia in a wooden box - he was transported as freight in the cargo hold of a plane.
A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week.
On Delhi metro's coach reserved for women, ladies openly share their experiences - here are a few overheard conversations, illustrated by cartoonist Priya Kuriyan.
Why do people prefer soap in bars to liquid soap?
The chief executive of a Texas start-up company gets caught up in online back and forth with students who weren't impressed by his speech.
A video showing children singing about guns, women and violence caused a huge controversy on French social media.
Pensioners in the Russian city of Tomsk are being offered free loaves of bread every week.
Danish teaching group calls for controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad to be printed in school textbooks.
People unwittingly sniff hands after handshakes, and more nuggets.