Author Jeremy Clay unearths four Christmas calamities from the Victorian period.
Test yourself on the victories, the moments or triumph and the people - and animals - who prevailed in 2014.
When the tsunami swept through Banda Aceh in Indonesia 10 years ago, a family trapped on the top floor of a house were saved when a boat landed on the roof.
In the UK there's a greater chance of snow at Easter than at Christmas.
Irish teenager Jordan Casey on being one of Ireland's youngest phone app developers.
Tim Rowett has been collecting children's toys for decades and shares their 'wow' factor with thousands on YouTube.
Turkey's high-speed trains have stopped serving alcohol, claiming demand is low.
A travel agency in Japan has started organising bridal ceremonies for single women.
The NSA had a staff 'Clown Club', and more nuggets from the news.