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A 7-year-old boy from the US was hospitalised after accidentally swallowing one of the Apple AirPods that he received as a Christmas gift from his mother. The doctors took an X-Ray which showed the wireless headset sitting below the child's ribs and released him after assuring the device would pass naturally. "No more AirPods for this kid," his mother said.
short by Dharna / 09:08 am on 04 Jan
#NewPassword trends on Twitter, Mumbai Police and Google share memes
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 11 Jan 2020,Saturday
As '#NewPassword' is trending on Twitter, user accounts like Mumbai Police, UP Police and Google shared memes comparing 'weak' and 'strong' passwords. In its meme, Mumbai Police showed 'RoadRash' as weak password while 'RoadSafety' as strong. While Google India showed 'password123' as weak password and '1NotSoObvs2It$FullOf$pclChs3CantTouchThis' as the strong one.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 01:44 pm on 11 Jan
Two men in New Zealand and Spain have created an "Earth sandwich" by placing slices of bread on precise points, on either side of the planet. The men used longitude and latitude to make sure they were precisely opposite. They found the points by using online longitude and latitude tool called "tunnel to the other side of the Earth".
short by Ankush Verma / 05:22 pm on 20 Jan
A couple in the US, Thomas Milam and Elisa, mistook their newly-purchased robot vacuum's noises for a thief and realised their mistake after police arrived at their house. "It had somehow turned itself on and was vacuuming without us having scheduled it," Thomas wrote on Facebook. "It had gotten stuck in the hallway...and kept bumping into our walls," he added.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:05 pm on 29 Dec
A Florida woman accidentally drove her car into a hotel's swimming pool last week while driving it backwards, the pictures of which were shared by the police on social media. She and a passenger were able to leave the car from the back window and escaped unhurt. "Gives a new definition to carpooling," a person joked on Facebook.
short by Pragya Swastik / 08:14 pm on 07 Jan
Pune Police on Tuesday responded to a man's complaint who tweeted about a scooter's number plate carrying the symbol of a crown. "His highness will unfortunately have to oblige us with a Challan soon!" official Twitter handle of Pune Police tweeted. Users appreciated the response, with one tweeting, "Promptness of Pune Police - 100% Humor of Pune Police - 1000%."
short by Pragya Swastik / 03:02 pm on 07 Jan
German woman 'dating' Boeing plane for 6 years, to marry it in March
short by Pragya Swastik / on 26 Jan 2020,Sunday
Germany's 30-year-old Michele Kobke, who is 'dating' a Boeing 737-800 aircraft for six years, has said that she will be marrying it in the Netherlands in March this year. Kobke says she fell in love with the aircraft after seeing it at Berlin’s Tegel Airport in 2014. She got to kiss and stand on the plane's wing in September 2019.
short by Pragya Swastik / 05:00 pm on 26 Jan
Yusaku Maezawa, Japan's 44-year-old billionaire and Founder of online fashion store ZOZOTOWN, has announced a contest for single women aged above 20 to select a woman who will travel to Moon with him. He said he's looking to find a 'life partner'. Maezawa will take out selected women on dates and announce his final decision on a partner by March-end.
short by Pragya Swastik / 03:10 pm on 12 Jan
A fake picture of a tyre punctured by a nail, sent by a woman employee to her boss in the US to get a leave, has gone viral. Users claimed she took the first images of a tyre and nail that she found on the internet and put them together. Photoshop maker Adobe jokingly tweeted about the picture, "Nailed it."
short by Pragya Swastik / 04:19 pm on 12 Jan
A 100-year-old giant tortoise named Diego, who has been credited with helping to save his species from extinction, is set to return to the wild on the Galápagos Islands in Ecuador. Diego was among the male tortoises who were selected to take part in a breeding programme on Santa Cruz Island. Diego alone is believed to have fathered 800 tortoises.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:16 pm on 13 Jan
Days after UK's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they will be financially independent, Burger King on Tuesday tweeted, "Harry, this royal family offers part-time positions." "You always have a job in our kingdom," Burger King had tweeted after the royal couple had announced their decision. Users reacted with tweets like, "You win the Internet today," and "Chicken Royale".
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:13 pm on 15 Jan
P Kunhikrishnan, the Director of UR Rao Satellite Centre in Bengaluru, ended ISRO's last meeting with the Parliamentary Standing Committee with a flute performance. ISRO Chief K Sivan was also present at the meeting. Rajya Sabha MP Jairam Ramesh took to Twitter to share a snippet from the performance and tweeted, "He played the evergreen Vatapi Ganapatim Bhaje."
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:03 pm on 29 Dec
A video showing Pakistani journalist Amin Hafeez dressed up as an emperor to report a story has gone viral on social media. Hafeez was covering a controversy that broke out after a wedding at the Lahore Fort, which has been recognised by the UNESCO. Hafeez had earlier sat on a donkey while reporting about animal trade.
short by Nandini Sinha / 08:00 am on 16 Jan
A man in China stole a ₹20,000 speaker and got arrested on purpose to avoid getting married to his girlfriend. The man confessed to the crime and said he knew that police will find him and that would trigger his girlfriend to break-up with him. "My girlfriend wants to marry me, but I don't want to marry her," he said.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 10:26 am on 23 Jan
Sheep pregnant with triplets made to wear bra in NZ; picture goes viral
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 01 Jan 2020,Wednesday
A farm in New Zealand has shared pictures of a sheep named 'Rose', who was pregnant with triplets, wearing a bra. Rose was made to wear the garment as she had heavy udders which touched the ground and its weight was damaging the Suspensory Ligaments. "Unless the situation can be corrected, it's a cause for euthanasia," the post read.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 01:06 pm on 01 Jan
27-yr-old imam finds out his wife is a man 2 weeks after wedding in Uganda
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 16 Jan 2020,Thursday
A 27-year-old imam in Uganda discovered that his wife is a man two weeks after their wedding. He found out the truth after his "wife" stole a television set and clothes from their neighbour's house and was searched by police. The accused later confessed that he was pretending to be a woman to steal the imam's money.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 10:06 am on 16 Jan
A man staying at a hotel in the UK called the reception after spotting a mouse in his room. Letting the hotel staff know that his "English is not good", the man said, "You know Tom & Jerry?...Jerry is here in my room...When you come here bring Tom with you." A video of the man's conversation has gone viral.
short by Ankush Verma / 11:23 am on 19 Jan
Pune Police's official Twitter handle on Sunday tweeted, "Sir, we're more interested in your number currently, to understand your interest in the lady's number," after a man asked them for a woman's number. The woman had initially approached Pune Police on Twitter seeking Dhanori police station's number. Twitter users lauded the police's response with tweets like "Bohot hard" and "Savage".
short by Pragya Swastik / 06:04 pm on 12 Jan
A man travelling through the Portland International Airport in the US took over an airport monitor displaying airport's map and plugged in PlayStation 4 to play 'Apex Legends' earlier this week. On being interrupted by airport officials, he requested them to let him finish the game but was denied permission. The incident didn't result in any confiscation, dispute or arrest.
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:11 pm on 19 Jan
Archaeologists unearth ancient wine measuring table in Jerusalem
short by Dishant Sharma / on 07 Jan 2020,Tuesday
Israeli archaeologists unveiled an ancient table on Monday that was used to measure wine and olive oil, which they said helps prove a market once stood at the site in occupied east Jerusalem. The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) said the 2,000-year-old table was unearthed in the City of David National Park, between the Old City and Silwan.
short by Dishant Sharma / 03:46 pm on 07 Jan
Indian-origin ecologist helped create scientist Barbie dolls
short by Dishant Sharma / on 01 Jan 2020,Wednesday
Nalini Nadkarni, an Indian-origin forest ecologist, has been part of a team of female scientists advising Barbie dolls' maker Mattel on the line of dolls that includes a marine biologist, astrophysicist, photojournalist, conservationist and entomologist. Nadkarni re-fashioned a Barbie doll as a scientist-explorer for the first time after her 6-year-old daughter had asked for a Barbie doll.
short by Dishant Sharma / 08:00 am on 01 Jan
Mt. Vesuvius' extreme heat 'turned man's brain to glass': Study
short by Dishant Sharma / on 24 Jan 2020,Friday
A new study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, has suggested that extreme heat from the Mount Vesuvius eruption in Italy in 79 AD turned a victim's brain into glass. Analysis of charred wood found near the victim's body showed a maximum temperature of 520°C was reached. The victim is believed to be a man in his mid-20s.
short by Dishant Sharma / 09:26 am on 24 Jan
French paintings looted by Nazis set to fetch £20m at auction
short by Dishant Sharma / on 12 Jan 2020,Sunday
Three masterpieces that were looted by the Nazis from the homes of a Jewish collector during the German occupation of France are to be auctioned in London, where they are expected to fetch around £20 million. The works by Camille Pissarro and Paul Signac were recently handed back to the heirs of Gaston Lévy, an art collector in the 1930s.
short by Dishant Sharma / 01:44 pm on 12 Jan
Japan café hosts playdates for robotic dogs and their owners
short by Dharna / on 04 Jan 2020,Saturday
A café in Japan's Tokyo has started hosting playdates for robotic dogs and their owners. Specifically catering to Aibo, an AI-powered robot built by Sony with cloud-based memory and facial recognition capability, the event sees Aibos performing and learning tricks. "It would break my heart to have another dog die," an owner told BuzzFeed on why she bought the robot.
short by Dharna / 01:40 pm on 04 Jan
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