The dook, an annual fixture in Scotland's calendar for more than 25 years, sees revellers in swimming costumes and fancy dress take a plunge into the chilly sea as part of Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations.
Police Swoop to End Standoff Outside NSW Parliament
Riot Squad police used tear gas and a crowbar to apprehended a man and end a dramatic standoff outside the New South Wales Parliament on Friday, December 20. The man had pulled up a white car on to a footpath and demanded that Premier Barry O’Farrell leave the building. This video shows police storming the car, smashing its windows and pulling the man out of the vehicle on Macquarie Street in Sydney’s central business district. Credit: Chris Abbott
Steve Sammartino and Raul Oaida have created something remarkable in Melbourne, Australia: a full-sized Lego car with an engine made from Lego that runs on air. You can find out more at superawesomemicroproject.com. According to Steve, the caf consists of more than 500,000 LEGO pieces and the top speed is around 20-30kilometres per hour. Credit: Steve Sammartino