As part of a new series, we will be rounding up the most popular and bizarre stories from the last week each Sunday so you can catch up on all the weird and wonderful events that you might have missed over the last seven days...

Lawyer appears as cat on Zoom call

Lawyer appears as cat on Zoom call

Pigs can play video games 

A new scientific study put four hogs to the test and the findings revealed that the animals found a connection between the joystick and the game.

Hamlet, Omelette, Ebony and Ivory were required to use the joystick to steer an on-screen cursor into walls.

The pigs were able to complete several levels of the game and even continued when their food reward dispenser broke.

Lead author Dr. Candace Croney told the BBC: "This sort of study is important because, as with any sentient beings, how we interact with pigs and what we do to them impacts and matters to them."

Kate Daniels, who works on a farm in Worcestershire, believes that the findings shouldn't come as a shock to those used to the animals.

She said: "I don't think this will come as a surprise to anyone that works with pigs.

"They're not playing Minecraft - but that they can manipulate a situation to get a reward is no surprise at all."

Woman has treatment to remove glue from hair

Tessica Brown went viral after accidentally putting the glue in her locks and has now had the first procedure in a bid to remove the adhesive.

Los Angeles surgeon Dr. Michael Obeng said: "When I found out this was a reality, you can only feel compassion and sympathy for Tessica.

"The surgery went well.

"Tessica is doing well. She's awake. The hair crew is doing her hair."

Brown posted a clip explaining her ordeal on social media, which has since gained millions of views, but insists that she didn't plan to go online.

She told Entertainment Tonight: "I never was going to take this to social media. The reason I took this to social media was because I didn't know what else to do

"And I know somebody out there could have told me something. I didn't think for one second when I got up the next morning it was gonna be everywhere."

Lion spotted roaming hotel grounds in India

Security footage captured the animal jumping over the front gate and roaming the premises earlier this week at the Sarovar Portico hotel in Gujarat before it left shortly afterwards.

Sanjay Koradia, the managing partner of the hotel, said there had been no confrontation between the lion or humans on the hotel grounds.

He told The Indian Express: "The CCTV footage suggests that the lion had apparently lost its way and left the hotel premises soon after finding that it was going in the wrong direction. No untoward incident was reported."

Koradia added: "The watchman at the gate was alert and stayed quiet as the lion entered the hotel premises. Through intercom, he alerted other staff members about the presence of the animal in the hotel and asked them to keep doors and windows shut."

Police called to round up cows on motorway

The LaPorte County Sheriff's Office revealed that the cattle had escaped from their owner's property in the US state of Indiana and began charging down the road.

Officers teamed up with citizens and first responders in a bid to return the cows to their owner.

The sheriff's office posted on Twitter: "Definitely a unique afternoon...

"The calves were successfully secured and reunited with each other following today's big adventure.

"On behalf of the owners, thank you to all the great citizens who assisted deputies earlier today."

Officer Derek Allen admitted it was the weirdest experience of his career.

He told the South Bend Tribune newspaper: "I've been involved in many unique situations previously, but not something with this many animals on the roadway."

Lawyer shocked by viral fame after appearing as a cat on Zoom

Rod Ponton appeared as a feline during a virtual court session after a mishap with a filter and the clip has since been viewed millions of times online. He admits that he is trying to "roll with it" after his sudden stardom.

Ponton told the BBC: "I did not know that Zoom could turn me into a cat. I did not know that cat Zoom could turn me into an internet celebrity, but it all happened in just a matter of hours."

The lawyer admits he was taken by surprise when he appeared as a cat as everything had seemed fine beforehand.

Ponton explained: "When I got on Zoom everything seemed fine - my picture popped up, I was in the waiting room with the judge. But when the judge called the case, I disappeared and a cat appeared instead of me to my great surprise of course."

Man uses frozen trousers to reserve parking spaces

Adam Selzer, from Chicago, has uploaded clips on social media using the frozen garments - which he has shaped to stand up on their own - to claim the spot.

He tweeted: "Polar vortex fun: pants with nobody inside them! Soak a pair, put outside. In about 20 minutes you can form them to shape, and in another 20 they're solid."

Reserving parking spaces is common practice in Chicago with locals often using chairs or traffic cones to mark the spots they want to park in and Selzer is now seeking to complete the ensemble.

He told CBS Chicago: "The one thing I tried this time that I haven't before is I also froze a couple of shirts, so we'll see if this works."

Woman finds rattlesnake guarding food delivery

The unnamed lady from Arizona was forced to delay her meal when she discovered the reptile surrounding her Uber Eats package.

She was forced to call out Rattlesnake Solutions with trapper Dave Holland revealing that he found the snake "stretched out by her bag of food".

He told McClatchy News: "She was startled by the snake's close proximity, but not as panicked as some are.

"We figured the snake froze by the mat or on it when the delivery person approached, and was not seen until the customer opened the door."

Holland was able to capture the snake and relocated it to a nearby desert where it could feast on plenty of rats.

Norwegian breaks world record for running a half marathon in snow

Jonas Felde Sevaldrud revealed that he was keen to make a record attempt after his early attempts at running on the ice weren't as difficult as he envisaged.

Sevaldrud admits that he was hoping to "smash" Dutch athlete Wim Hof's previous record of two hours and 16 minutes and chronicled his quest on YouTube.

He had to abandon his first attempt prematurely when sharp ice caused injuries to his feet, but he tried again the following week on softer snow and was far more successful.

Sevaldrud recorded a time of one hour, 44 minutes and 38 seconds and is now waiting to hear back from Guinness to see if he will be confirmed in the record books.

WARNING: Contains strong language 

Man swallows AirPod while sleeping

Brad Gauthier went to bed listening to some music to help him drift off to sleep but it resulted in him getting the headphone trapped in his oesophagus.

Gauthier admits that he only suspected something was wrong when he took a sip of water.

He told NBC: "I went to go take a drink of water, and the water just filled up my oesophagus, I literally had to lean over and let it drain out."

Gauthier, from Massachusetts in the US, has also taken to social media to warn people not to make the same mistake as him.

He posted on Facebook: "Be careful listening to wireless headphones when you fall asleep, you never know where they'll end up."

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