A British teenager aiming to become the first person to unicycle around the world has suspended his adventure after almost being hit by a car.

Ed Pratt left his home in Curry Rivel, near Taunton, Somerset, in March to begin his 18,000-mile one-wheeled adventure.

The 19-year-old carries a tent, sleeping bag, camping stove and other kit in panniers attached to his 36in Nimbus Oracle unicyle.

US couples say less sex is best

Couples are happiest when they have sex once a week, a study has found.

The findings challenge the popular notion that when it comes to sex, the more you have the better.

Scientists analysed data collected at three time points over 14 years from more than 2,400 married couples in the US.

Condom maker wants sex emojis

Condom manufacturer Durex has launched a campaign calling for the world’s first official safe sex emoji.

Ahead of World Aids Day on December 1, research revealed that emojis play a vital role in young people’s conversations around sex, with 80 per cent of 16 to 25-year-olds finding it easier to express themselves using emojis and more than half of respondents regularly using emojis when discussing sex.

Some 84 per cent of 16- to 25-year-olds said they feel more comfortable talking about sex using emojis.

Slippery customer found in bath

Police in Texas have safely removed a 3ft (91cm) snake that a woman discovered in her bath.

Officers said a woman called police to say her adult daughter had found a snake in her bath and needed help removing it. The daughter had called her mother after finding the snake. It was a rat snake, which is not venomous.

Authorities are unsure how or why the snake ended up coiled in the tub. Police said it was possible the snake was flooded from its habitat during recent storms, ended up in a drain line and wiggled its way up into the bath. The reptile was released in nearby woodland.

Trooper makes special delivery

An Arizona highway trooper pulled over a speeding driver but ended up helping a woman who gave birth in a car at the side of the road.

Courtney Benavidez said her grandmother was driving her to hospital but she was not able to make it, so they stopped on a highway near the town of Bisbee. Department of public safety trooper Miguel Rincon said he ran to assist her after letting the speeding driver go. She gave birth to a boy in the car, and the officer handed her a blanket to wrap the baby in.

Ms Benavidez named her son Carter Jett after how quickly he was born. Ms Benavidez and her baby have been discharged from hospital and are both healthy.

Sandwich scrap in restaurant

A New Jersey man is facing charges after he allegedly threw a sandwich at another man at a pizza restaurant in northern Virginia.

Jonathan M Magnes, 32, of Morristown, New Jersey, threw a sandwich at a 50-year-old man at a Fairfax pizza restaurant and then drove away, according to the Fairfax City police department.

Authorities said the victim, who was not injured, tailed Magnes before officers arrived and pulled over the suspect. It is not clear what led to the dispute between the men. Magnes was charged with assault and battery, driving under the influence of alcohol and refusal of a blood and breath test.

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