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A swimmer from Delaware, US grabbed an 8-foot shark with his bare hands and opened its jaws. In a video that went viral, the man in knee-deep water can be seen dragging the shark by its tail, then holding it under left arm. He then grabs the creature by its nose and pries open its mouth for over five seconds.
short by Anmol Sharma / 06:58 pm on 24 Jun
A man who ordered a skin lotion worth ₹300 from Amazon India was mistakenly sent Bose wireless earbuds worth ₹19,000. Sharing the incident on Twitter, Pune's Gautam Rege said that when he contacted Amazon, he was told to 'keep' the earbuds as the order was 'non-returnable'. In another tweet, he said that Amazon refunded the amount for undelivered skin lotion.
short by Pragya Swastik / 08:11 pm on 11 Jun
The Ministry of Defence has clarified that the loud 'boom' noise heard at around 1.30 pm across Bengaluru today was caused by a routine IAF Test Flight involving a supersonic profile. "The sonic boom was probably heard while the aircraft was decelerating from supersonic to subsonic speed between 36,000 and 40,000 feet altitude," it added.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:10 pm on 20 May
Loud sound heard across Bengaluru, police investigating what it was
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 May 2020,Wednesday
A loud noise was heard at around 1.30 pm across Bengaluru on Wednesday but there has been no official confirmation yet of what caused it. Some residents claimed they heard a 'boom' and a 'thunderous noise', while others felt tremors. Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao said an investigation is underway and that he has also asked Air Force about flight movement.
short by Anmol Sharma / 05:03 pm on 20 May
A Mozambique tilapia, a freshwater fish, got stuck in a Chinese man's rectum. He claimed the fish slipped into his rectum after he accidentally sat on the creature. The man visited the hospital following severe abdominal pain. Surgeons removed the fish after opening up the patient's abdomen after discovering the animal's spiny fins had caused ruptures in his large intestine.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:43 pm on 08 Jun
A Chemistry teacher from Pune made a makeshift tripod using a hanger, chair and pieces of cloth to suspend her smartphone for recording online classes amid lockdown. The teacher, Moumita B, shared a video of one of her classes being recorded by her makeshift tripod on LinkedIn. "This is called commitment and creativity," a person commented on her video.
short by Pragya Swastik / 01:59 pm on 10 Jun
A German man "accidentally" ordered 28 Tesla cars worth €1.4 million (₹11.9 crore), his son explained on Reddit. While ordering just one Model 3 online, the man clicked on 'Confirm' but received no message. He then pressed the button repeatedly for two hours, unaware that every click was adding up to a new order. Tesla agreed to cancel the orders.
short by Dharna / 12:33 pm on 29 Jun
Songshan Airport in Taiwan's Taipei on Thursday began offering 'fake flights' where travellers get a fake itinerary where they check-in, go through passport control, security and even board the aircraft but do not fly anywhere. The airport is using the event to show renovations completed in absence of passengers amid coronavirus pandemic. Around 60 people boarded the first 'fake flight'.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:44 pm on 02 Jul
Mount Everest was visible from Kathmandu Valley, 200 km away, for the first time after many years due to the reduction of vehicular emission amid the coronavirus lockdown. A picture taken by photographer Abhushan Gautam went viral on social media. "At least there's something positive coming out of this terrible pandemic," a Twitter user wrote commenting on the picture.
short by Anmol Sharma / 06:03 pm on 17 May
Kitten born with two faces in US; pictures surface
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 24 May 2020,Sunday
A family's farm cat recently gave birth to a kitten with two faces, also known as 'Janus' cat, in US' Oregon, which they named it 'Biscuits and Gravy'. The kitten was born with two noses, four eyes and two mouths, but has only one brain stem. The family also shared many pictures and videos of the kitten on social media.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 05:47 pm on 24 May
A digital photographer in Kerala has developed a mask which has the picture of the covered part of the face superimposed on it in order to quickly identify the person. "I've made 1,000 masks in...two days and got orders for another 5000," the 38-year-old said. He said wearing these masks can be helpful at examination halls and other occasions.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 11:33 pm on 24 May
A family in Edamulakkal village in Kollam district of Kerala found that a jackfruit weighing 51.4 kg had grown in their backyard. "I found out that the heaviest jackfruit had weighed 42.72 kg and was found in Pune. I have applied to Guinness World Records and Limca Book of Records," Johnkutty, one of the family members, said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:00 am on 15 May
A four-year-old bull knocked a transformer off an electricity pole while scratching his bottom against a pole at East Shawtonhill Farm in Scotland's Chapelton, which led to power cut at 800 homes in three nearby villages. "He's just happy to be alive this morning after escaping 11,000 volts and a large bump on head!" the owner of the farm said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:15 pm on 11 May
Jim Boult, the Mayor of New Zealand's Queenstown Lakes District, bungee jumped above the Kawarau River to celebrate the lifting of lockdown. The bungee jump was the first since the seven-week lockdown and signalled re-opening of the town's tourism industry. New Zealand's PM Jacinda Ardern had announced the country was ready to start gradually reopening from May 14.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:00 am on 15 May
Police deployed armed personnel and a helicopter to locate a tiger on the loose in UK's Kent after someone reported to police that a tiger was prowling the countryside. The police officers found a 20-year-old tiger sculpture made from chicken wire and resin by 85-year-old Juliet Simpson. The tiger sculpture has been a local landmark for 20 years.
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:30 pm on 03 May
Nadub Gill, a 10-year-old boy from Long Eaton in England, solved 196 sums in one minute to bag the Guinness World Records title of 'Highest score achieved on Times Tables Rock Stars in one minute'. He beat around 700 other kids to win the title. "The more you practice the better you will get," he said after winning the title.
short by Anmol Sharma / 03:50 pm on 29 Jun
UK chemist creates perfume that 'smells like space'
short by Dharna / on 29 Jun 2020,Monday
A crowdfunded project plans to launch a perfume that "smells like space". 'Eau de Space' Project manager Matt Richmond said the fragrance was developed by UK-based chemist Steven Pearce, who was originally contracted by NASA to recreate the smell for helping astronauts prepare before launch. Richmond said astronauts described the smell as mixture of "gunpowder, seared steak, raspberries and rum".
short by Dharna / 05:22 pm on 29 Jun
A chartered jet will transport six pets stranded during the COVID-19 lockdown in Delhi back to their owners in Mumbai in mid-June. Mumbai-based 25-year-old Deepika Singh said she arranged a jet to bring back her relatives but some didn't agree to travel with pets. She then approached a private jet aggregator which is charging ₹9.06 lakh for a six-seater plane.
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:07 pm on 04 Jun
A couple got married at the Chinnar bridge on Tamil Nadu-Kerala border on Sunday. Robinson, a native of Coimbatore, and Priyanka, a resident of Munnar, decided to get married on the border of the two states as it was not possible for all family members to get travel passes. Moreover, anyone travelling to another state would've faced 14-day quarantine.
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:15 pm on 09 Jun
Robbers return items stolen from delivery man in Pak, hug him; video viral
short by Nandini Sinha / on 17 Jun 2020,Wednesday
A video of two robbers in Karachi, Pakistan, returning the items stolen from a delivery man has gone viral online. One of the robbers hugged the delivery boy and consoled him after he broke down into tears. The other robber was seen shaking the delivery man's hand before the duo drove away on a bike.
short by Nandini Sinha / 07:44 pm on 17 Jun
Former NASA and Apple engineer Mark Rober built an elaborate obstacle course, attempting to keep squirrels away from feeders meant for birds. It included a ladder bridge, trap door, maze and a catapult, with the feeder at the end. However, the squirrels found a way to dodge obstacles by jumping over them, managing to finish the course within 40 seconds.
short by Dharna / 11:39 am on 25 May
A pilot returning with medical supplies from China drew a heart shape in the sky over Iceland to thank the healthcare workers amid the coronavirus pandemic. The change in the flight's path added another nine minutes to the flight. The Boeing 767 from Icelandair landed at the Keflavik International Airport later. Iceland has reported over 1,700 coronavirus cases.
short by Anmol Sharma / 05:30 pm on 22 Apr
In a video clip posted by UP Police officer Rahul Srivastav, a vehicle fitted with loudspeakers, locally known as a 'DJ vehicle' that is used for music in marriage processions, can be seen in a field as loud music plays on speakers. "DJ's aren't only for singing and dancing...they're also effective in scaring away...locusts," his tweet posted in Hindi read.
short by Daisy Mowke / 05:48 pm on 27 May
Police use sirens to scare away locust swarms, video surfaces
short by Anmol Sharma / on 28 May 2020,Thursday
A video of administration of Madhya Pradesh's Panna district using sirens of police vehicles to drive away desert locusts has surfaced. The insects were seen in Panna Tiger Reserve yesterday. In Rajasthan, people were seen banging utensils to scare away the swarm of desert locusts. As many as five states have been affected by the swarms.
short by Anmol Sharma / 03:59 pm on 28 May
Hens lay eggs with green yolks in Kerala, poultry experts conduct study
short by Anmol Sharma / on 27 May 2020,Wednesday
After hens at a Kerala man's farm laid eggs with green-coloured yolks, experts at the Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University conducted a study. They determined that the source of the colour was likely due to the feed given to them or a naturally-occurring plant they ate. They added that the phenomenon was not because of any genetic aberration.
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:00 am on 27 May
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