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33-year-old Delhi man officially changes his name to 'James Bond'
short by Pragya Swastik / on 14 Jul 2020,Tuesday
A 33-year-old Delhi man has officially changed his name from 'Vikas Kardam' to 'James Bond' following his fondness for the fictional British Secret Service agent. "People think it is some kind of a joke, but it's true," the man said. "I haven't told my parents about this yet. I know they will be mad at me," he added.
short by Pragya Swastik / 04:38 pm on 14 Jul
A 28-year-old overweight Chinese man's belly got wedged in a well and stopped him from falling down, officials said. Liu got trapped in his family's well after breaking through wood that had been used to cover it. The fire services said he only survived because he was “too fat” to fall down. He was rescued unharmed, officials added.
short by Anmol Sharma / 03:41 pm on 13 Aug
TN man makes mask using gold threads worth ₹2.75 lakh; pics surface
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 21 Jul 2020,Tuesday
A goldsmith in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore has designed masks using gold and silver threads. "The gold mask has been made using 18-carat gold which costs ₹2.75 lakh and the silver mask costs ₹15,000. Around 9 orders have been confirmed," he said. He added that he's aware common people can't afford them but "rich people can use them for royal weddings".
short by Arshiya Chopra / 07:00 am on 21 Jul
A 45-year-old UK man, who lost his penis to a severe blood infection, became the first man to have a new one built on his arm. He underwent a procedure to have the appendage attached to his arm four years ago. Due to delays, it's still on his arm despite doctors saying it'd be moved to groin after two years.
short by Anmol Sharma / 12:34 pm on 02 Aug
A man, who lost his wallet containing ₹900 in a Mumbai local in 2006, was informed by police that they have found it after 14 years. The amount included a demonetised ₹500 note. The police deducted ₹100 for stamp paperwork, returned him ₹300 and will return the remaining ₹500 after exchanging the note with a new one.
short by Pragya Swastik / 03:49 pm on 09 Aug
A video of a woman hiker has gone viral after it showed her taking a selfie with a bear who sneaked up on her at Chipinque Ecological Park in Mexico. The bear was seen sniffing the hair of the hiker while standing during the selfie. Sharing the video on Twitter, a user wrote, "This girl has nerves of steel."
short by Pragya Swastik / 08:06 pm on 21 Jul
Waiters in PPE kits seen serving food at wedding in Andhra; video viral
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 25 Jul 2020,Saturday
In a video, that has been widely shared on social media, waiters dressed in PPE kits were seen serving food to guests at a wedding in Andhra Pradesh. Wedding organisers had reportedly requested the caterers to make sure their serving team were wearing PPE kits, ensuring hygiene due to Covid-19 situation. Frequent temperature checks for the waiters were also arranged.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 09:29 pm on 25 Jul
A Canadian brewery has apologised for unknowingly naming one of its beers after a Māori language word that is commonly used to mean pubic hair. Hell's Basement Brewery named their beer 'Huruhuru' two years ago thinking that it meant 'feather' in Māori language. However, a Māori TV personality pointed out the common interpretation of the word in a Facebook video.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:13 pm on 09 Aug
A man known as W Brown collected his $95-million lottery jackpot dressed up as iconic Star Wars villain, Darth Vader, to keep his identity a secret from others. "I want to decide what's the best thing to do before spending anything. I need to decide what my goals are, but I know I want to own a bus," Brown said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 03:45 pm on 21 Jul
A Turkish musician named Ahmet Celik shared a video on his Instagram account wherein he is seen playing the drum while paragliding over the coast of Tekirdag province in western Turkey. At times, he soared as high as nearly 2,000 feet. Reacting to the video, a social media user wrote, "If that had been me, I'd have dropped a stick."
short by Nandini Sinha / 05:16 pm on 25 Jul
Cat found in Scotland 12 years after going missing on family holiday
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 05 Aug 2020,Wednesday
A cat has been found 12 years after she went missing from her English owners during a trip to Scotland. The cat remained close to a park and was cared for by campsite staff and holidaymakers. After coronavirus restrictions were imposed, a concerned campsite member saw her microchip and traced her family after getting it scanned by an animal shelter.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 07:00 am on 05 Aug
A flat in UK's Sheffield was set on fire after a man left unattended hundreds of tea candles he had lit up for a marriage proposal. The man lit up the candles and went to pick his girlfriend up, officials said. "As they returned the flat was on fire. The culprit? Yep, you guessed it, the tea lights," officials added.
short by Anmol Sharma / 06:01 pm on 05 Aug
A pumpkin farm in Michigan, US, has created a corn maze in a 13-acre field that has been designed to read "COVID go away". "Out of the blue, we decided...everybody's tired of COVID, let's do something and have fun," farm owner Gerald Johnson said. People visiting the farm will be required to practice social distancing and to wear masks.
short by Nandini Sinha / 08:13 pm on 14 Aug
Couple build camera-shaped house after naming sons Canon, Nikon, Epson
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 15 Jul 2020,Wednesday
A photographer couple in Karnataka's Belagavi, Ravi and Krupa Hongal, have built a camera-shaped house named 'Click' at a cost of ₹71 lakh. They named their three sons 'Canon', 'Nikon' and 'Epson'. The facade of the house resembles a camera and features details like a lens, which is a kitchen window, and a memory card, which is a bedroom window.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 03:42 pm on 15 Jul
Iceland's tourist board is asking people to send their screams after recording it on their phones following which the country will play the recordings on remotely-located speakers in open spaces. "Screaming allows your amygdala to release the stress stored there and move forward," the 'Let it Out' campaign said on its website. Iceland has installed seven such speakers.
short by Nandini Sinha / 03:14 pm on 17 Jul
A video of a Pune woman breaking into dance to welcome her sister, who returned home after recovering from COVID-19, has gone viral. It was also shared by IPS officer Dipanshu Kabra on Twitter. "Just loved the sisters' duet...No pandemic can reduce a nanometre of the smile, of any family that cherishes such Warmth, Love & Energy," he tweeted.
short by Pragya Swastik / 03:40 pm on 21 Jul
Israeli jeweller making 'world's most expensive' mask worth ₹11 crore
short by Pragya Swastik / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
Israel-based jewellery company Yvel is making an 18-karat white gold mask worth ₹11 crore for a Chinese businessman living in the United States. The company said the mask will be decorated with 3,600 white and black diamonds and fitted with N99 filters. The businessman demanded that it should be the most expensive coronavirus mask in the world, the company said.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:25 pm on 11 Aug
Stuntman proposes to girlfriend while on fire in UK, pic surfaces
short by Anmol Sharma / on 12 Aug 2020,Wednesday
Riky Ash, a 52-year-old professional stuntman in the UK, proposed to his 48-year-old girlfriend Katrina Dobson while he was on fire. "She couldn't even get the word 'yes' out because she was so shocked," Riky said. He added, "For me, it was like doing a big Hollywood blockbuster and I was proposing to my girlfriend at the same time."
short by Anmol Sharma / 02:09 pm on 12 Aug
US woman renews driver's licence, gets new ID with pic of empty chair
short by Nandini Sinha / on 13 Aug 2020,Thursday
A woman in Tennessee, US, received her renewed driver's licence with a photo of an empty chair on it instead of her face. The error occurred as the empty chair was the last photo mistakenly taken and saved to Jade Dodd's file during her last visit to Motor Vehicles Department. She was later issued a new licence with her photo.
short by Nandini Sinha / 03:02 pm on 13 Aug
Woman gives birth to son mid-flight in US, names him 'Sky'
short by Nandini Sinha / on 13 Aug 2020,Thursday
The mother of a baby born mid-flight in Alaska, US, has named her newborn son Sky. Chrystal Hicks was 35 weeks pregnant when she gave birth to Sky Airon Hicks after boarding a plane to be flown from Glennallen to a hospital. She wrote Anchorage as Sky's birth location on his birth certificate, writing, "18,000 feet in the air".
short by Nandini Sinha / 03:35 pm on 13 Aug
A video showing two waterfalls in Australia's Sydney appearing to flow backwards due to strong winds of over 70 km/hr speed and heavy torrential rain, has gone viral. "Never seen anything like this, mother nature at its finest," a Facebook user commented on the video. The video was captured near a cliff in Royal National Park.
short by Anmol Sharma / 03:31 pm on 14 Aug
Anchor in Ukraine catches tooth as it falls out on live TV, shares video
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 Jul 2020,Saturday
Ukrainian news anchor Marichka Padalko took to Instagram to share a video wherein she's seen catching her tooth as it fell out during live TV broadcast. "This is probably my most curious experience in 20 years as a presenter. Live broadcasting is wonderful because it is always unpredictable," she wrote sharing the video.
short by Nandini Sinha / 07:00 am on 18 Jul
An unidentified 15-foot-long creature has washed up on the Merseyside beach in UK's Liverpool and has been dubbed as 'Ainsdale Anomaly'. People have been unable to identify the animal which has no identifiable head but is furry, has flippers and is badly decomposed and covered in flies. "It's like a mishmash of different things in one," a beachgoer said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 03:54 pm on 04 Aug
US man buys 25 identical lottery tickets for same draw, wins 25 times
short by Nandini Sinha / on 07 Aug 2020,Friday
Raymond Harrington, a US man who bought 25 identical lottery tickets for $1 each for the same draw, won 25 times. Each of his tickets won the game's $5,000 top prize for a grand total of $125,000 (nearly ₹94 lakh). Harrington said that he plans to use the money to help out his two sons who are in college.
short by Nandini Sinha / 05:06 pm on 07 Aug
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