New studies reveal lettuce as an unlikely source of rubber

Prickly lettuce has been found to exhibit similar polymers to natural rubber, making it an ideal alternative to the Brazilian Rubber tree.

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Famous giant rubber duck missing after China floods

The famous giant yellow rubber duck has gone missing after flash flooding in China.

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GALLERY: Weird World Records

We take a look at the odd, sometimes bizzare, often confronting lengths people will go to for a Guinness World Record. From the world’s longest mohawk, fingernails and lego towers to the largest omelette, sandwich and rubber band ball.

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