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'Dirty' ₹38,000 shoes get sold out, criticised for mocking poverty
short by Prashanti Moktan / on 21 Sep 2018,Friday
A pair of sneakers by Italian brand Golden Goose, with a tape sticking it together and 'dirt' on its side, that cost $530 (over ₹38,000) has been sold out. The sneakers were criticised online for mocking poverty. A user tweeted, "There are people...wearing plastic bags as shoes because they can't afford any but these HIDEOUS things are selling for $500."
short by Prashanti Moktan / 03:48 pm on 21 Sep
Odisha policeman controls traffic with his dance moves
short by Pragya Swastik / on 11 Sep 2018,Tuesday
Pratap Chandra Khandwal, a 33-year-old traffic policeman is going viral for controlling traffic with his dance moves in Odisha's Bhubaneswar. "Initially, people didn't obey rules, but with my style people got attracted and started obeying rules," Khandwal said. Khandwal, who has been working with the traffic police for four years, says he created his own moves through experience and practice.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:47 pm on 11 Sep
Girl threatens to unfriend those who don't pay $2k for her wedding
short by Saloni Tandon / on 19 Sep 2018,Wednesday
A Facebook post from an anonymous bride has gone viral, in which she threatens to unfriend her friends from Facebook if they refuse to pay $2,000 (₹1.45 lakh) for her wedding. The bride claims she and her fiancé changed the venue from Thailand to Hawaii to make it more affordable after only nine RSVPd. She adds she's "tempted to elope".
short by Saloni Tandon / 07:52 am on 19 Sep
Man proposes girlfriend with message in Spider-Man game, rejected
short by Pragya Swastik / on 11 Sep 2018,Tuesday
A YouTuber named Tyler Schultz has revealed that he was rejected by his girlfriend after he proposed to her with a hidden message in PS4 Spider-Man game. The message was placed by the game's developers within the game on his request. However, his girlfriend rejected the proposal saying it was not the way she wanted to be proposed to.
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:41 pm on 11 Sep
Student mails 246 girls named Nicole to find girl he met at bar
short by Saloni Tandon / on 11 Sep 2018,Tuesday
A student in Canada, Carlos Zetina, e-mailed 246 women named 'Nicole' to find a girl he met at a bar but gave him her wrong number. The girl Zetina intended to contact didn't have a university e-mail as she was an exchange student, but found out and agreed to meet. Meanwhile, the e-mail recipients created a Facebook page and met.
short by Saloni Tandon / 07:54 pm on 11 Sep
Man jumps in dirty water to avoid arrest, asks police to rescue him
short by Daisy Mowke / on 09 Sep 2018,Sunday
A video released by Florida police shows a man jumping into a water body infested with algae to avoid being arrested. He was trying to flee after being stopped by policemen for overspeeding. However, he was surrounded by the algae and began swimming back to the policemen, who pulled him out after he extended his hand asking for help.
short by Daisy Mowke / 07:19 pm on 09 Sep
Watch: Plane airdrops thousands of fish in US lake
short by Saloni Tandon / on 04 Sep 2018,Tuesday
A video shared by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources shows a plane airdropping thousands of fish into a lake in the western USA state. The exercise is done to restock the lakes in the mountainous region, which are difficult to reach by roads. Almost 95% fish are unharmed in the process since they are between 1-3 inches long.
short by Saloni Tandon / 10:33 pm on 04 Sep
Pet emu runs on Delhi road, cops chase it for 10 mins
short by Saloni Tandon / on 05 Sep 2018,Wednesday
A full-grown pet emu was spotted running alongside vehicles on Delhi's Ring Road near the Red Fort on Tuesday. Locals called cops who chased it for 10 minutes before restraining it. It later emerged that the bird belonged to a man named Shakir, who works at an 'akhara'. The bird was unhurt but sent to a veterinary hospital for investigation.
short by Saloni Tandon / 07:21 pm on 05 Sep
Chinese woman on two-wheeler gets run over by truck, escapes unhurt
short by Daisy Mowke / on 11 Sep 2018,Tuesday
A video of a Chinese woman surviving after being run over by a truck has been shared online. The woman, who was riding a two-wheeler, fell on the ground in front of the truck after it hit her vehicle. Towards the end, she can be seen emerging from under the rear end of the truck and walking away from it.
short by Daisy Mowke / 09:10 pm on 11 Sep
22-year-old tries to steal passenger plane in US, arrested
short by Anmol Sharma / on 21 Sep 2018,Friday
A 22-year-old student pilot has been arrested and charged with criminal attempt to steal a passenger jet at an Orlando airport on Thursday. The student drove to the curb outside the airport, left his car running, hopped a fence and boarded a vacant American Airlines aircraft in a maintenance facility. He was detained before he could attempt to start it.
short by Anmol Sharma / 06:01 pm on 21 Sep
Sober man jumps off overpass to avoid drunk driving test
short by Pragya Swastik / on 19 Sep 2018,Wednesday
A completely sober man in China jumped off an overpass to avoid a drunk driving test and a video of the incident has gone viral. He abandoned his car and jumped off the overpass, breaking his leg. He later explained to the police that he had been drinking the night before and was afraid he would fail the breath test.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:07 pm on 19 Sep
Reporter can't stand as people walk calmly in viral hurricane clip
short by Saloni Tandon / on 15 Sep 2018,Saturday
A video clip showing a weatherman struggling to stand as he reports about Hurricane Florence in high winds has gone viral. The video shows veteran meteorologist Mike Seidel unable to stand as two men walk calmly behind him as he reports from North Carolina, USA. Seidel has been criticised on social media for being "overdramatic" while reporting.
short by Saloni Tandon / 10:48 pm on 15 Sep
Groom's friends gift him 5 litres petrol on wedding in Tamil Nadu
short by Pragya Swastik / on 17 Sep 2018,Monday
Amid the rising fuel prices, the friends of a groom gifted him five litres of petrol as a wedding gift in Tamil Nadu. The couple was receiving the guests when the groom's friends arrived on the stage and handed them the petrol can. "The fuel symbolised a commodity worthy of being given as a gift," his friends said.
short by Pragya Swastik / 08:08 am on 17 Sep
Lion jumps into vehicle, licks and hugs tourists at safari
short by Anmol Sharma / on 07 Sep 2018,Friday
A video of a lion jumping into an open-sided vehicle with tourists at the Taigan Safari Park in Crimea has gone viral. In the video, the lion can be seen licking and hugging the driver and several visitors. Reacting to the video, a user tweeted, "It's like when your house cat climbs on your laptop to get your attention."
short by Anmol Sharma / 02:51 pm on 07 Sep
UK couple books entire train for ₹3 lakh for honeymoon in Nilgiris
short by Anmol Sharma / on 02 Sep 2018,Sunday
An England-based couple booked an entire train for around ₹3 lakh to travel from Mettupalayam to Ooty to spend their honeymoon in the Nilgiri hills. The couple started their journey in the over-a-century old train at 9:10 am and reached Ooty at 2:40 pm on Friday. The Heritage Steam Voyage special train has a capacity of over 120 people.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:27 pm on 02 Sep
Man takes down traffic signal after waiting at red light for 2 min
short by Anmol Sharma / on 08 Sep 2018,Saturday
A man in the Chinese city of Tianjin got out of his car and knocked the traffic signal off with his hands after waiting at a red light for around two minutes, according to local media. The man was fined and slapped with a five-day detention after the incident was caught on the surveillance camera.
short by Anmol Sharma / 04:11 pm on 08 Sep
Criminal drops his replica gun, pants during robbery attempt
short by Dishant Sharma / on 06 Sep 2018,Thursday
Police in Colorado have released CCTV footage of a robbery attempt in which a man wearing a cap and sunglasses pulls out his replica gun at the clerk before dropping it across the counter. After failing to climb over the counter to retrieve his gun, the man flees the store, pulling his pants up as they fall to his knees.
short by Dishant Sharma / 06:21 pm on 06 Sep
US town celebrates Christmas early for cancer-stricken 2-yr-old
short by Dishant Sharma / on 15 Sep 2018,Saturday
Residents of a small town in Cincinnati, Ohio decided to celebrate Christmas almost three and a half months early for a two-year-old boy with terminal cancer who according to the doctors has just a month to live. The two-year-old's father, a truck driver by profession, has not gone to work since the diagnosis of the condition.
short by Dishant Sharma / 05:36 pm on 15 Sep
Thai fire dept catching snakes after no fire call since June
short by Dishant Sharma / on 14 Sep 2018,Friday
A fire department in northern Bangkok is helping catch snakes in suburban neighbourhoods after not having received a call for a fire since June. In case the department manages to catch venomous snakes, they are brought to the Bangkok Snake Farm near the centre of the city. The department also conducts sessions on how to handle snakes in emergency situations.
short by Dishant Sharma / 09:31 pm on 14 Sep
Stolen ruby shoes used in Wizard of Oz found by FBI after 13 yrs
short by Daisy Mowke / on 05 Sep 2018,Wednesday
The FBI announced on Tuesday that it has recovered the pair of ruby pumps used in the film 'The Wizard of Oz', stolen from a Judy Garland museum 13 years ago. It asked the public to help identify suspects connected with the theft. The shoes were one of four pairs worn by Judy Garland, who played Dorothy in the film.
short by Daisy Mowke / 08:26 pm on 05 Sep
Kuwaiti shop shut down for sticking fake eyes on fish
short by Nandini Sinha / on 03 Sep 2018,Monday
A shop in Kuwait has been shut down for sticking fake eyes on fish to make them look fresher, the local media reported. Images circulated on social media showed one of the fake eyes slipping off. Reacting to it, a Twitter user wrote, "Never judge the freshness of fish by the googliness of their eyes."
short by Nandini Sinha / 11:55 pm on 03 Sep
UP dhaba to serve 'Yogi Thali' for ₹10 on 1st of every month
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 03 Sep 2018,Monday
Allahabad's Baba Da Dhaba restaurant will serve a 'Yogi Thali' for ₹10 on the first day of every month. Its owner said it is named after UP CM Yogi Adityanath as he is working for the welfare of the common man. The vegetarian thali, which will include two tandoori rotis, rice, pulses, salad and vegetables, usually costs at least ₹50.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 10:28 pm on 03 Sep
Athlete banned from all-you-can-eat eatery for eating too much
short by Dishant Sharma / on 14 Sep 2018,Friday
Jaroslav Bobrowski, an Ironman triathlete, was banned from an all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant in Germany's Bavaria after he ate close to 80 plates of sushi. Bobrowski has a special diet, in which he does not eat for 20 hours and then eats till he is full. "He eats for five people. That is not normal," the eatery's owner said.
short by Dishant Sharma / 11:55 pm on 14 Sep
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