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Nagpur Police uses 'Valentine's Day' in tweet to promote road safety
short by Pragya Swastik / on 03 Feb 2019,Sunday
Nagpur Police on Sunday posted a tweet to promote road safety which began with 'Valentine's Day' and ended with 'ay Bhai Zara Dekhke Chalo!!' With Valentine's Day approaching, such tweets which begin with 'Valentine's Day' and end unexpectedly have gone viral on social media. Earlier, the Mumbai Police used film Uri's 'How's the Josh?' dialogue to promote stronger passwords.
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:18 pm on 03 Feb
Girl misspells prof's name as 'Brain', he replies with brain's pic
short by Pragya Swastik / on 03 Feb 2019,Sunday
An e-mail exchange between a student named Jazmin Rojas and her professor has gone viral, where she misspelled professor's name as 'Brain' instead of 'Brian' in an e-mail. In response, the professor attached a picture of a human brain at the e-mail's end. "My professor likes to be addressed by his first name...and...I put Brain instead of Brian," Jazmin tweeted.
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:06 pm on 03 Feb
Potato chips to keep phones grease-free while eating made in Japan
short by Pragya Swastik / on 11 Feb 2019,Monday
Japanese company Koike-ya has launched 'One Hand Chips' which come pre-smashed in a packet with a small opening so that consumers can essentially 'drink' the chips without getting their hands dirty. Koike-ya said these chips can also keep the snackers' phones grease-free. The company said the idea originated from the desire to eat crumbs at the bottom of the packet.
short by Pragya Swastik / 05:23 pm on 11 Feb
Mother forgets newborn at Saudi airport, plane forced to turn back
short by Daisy Mowke / on 12 Mar 2019,Tuesday
A Saudi Arabian Airlines flight at Jeddah's King Abdulaziz International Airport was forced to turn back after a Saudi woman forgot her newborn baby at the airport. She realised she left her baby in the boarding area. A video of the pilot requesting Air Traffic Control (ATC) operators to return to the airport has also gone viral on social media.
short by Daisy Mowke / 08:17 am on 12 Mar
People edit picture of Apple CEO Tim Cook using iPad, post memes
short by Pragya Swastik / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Days after Apple CEO Tim Cook posted a picture showing him writing 'hello' on an iPad using a stylus, people began editing it and posting memes on the internet. They replaced 'hello' with texts like 'subscribe to PewDiePie' and 'I am Tim Apple'. Apple on Monday launched a new iPad mini with Apple Pencil support and a 10.5-inch iPad Air.
short by Pragya Swastik / 08:11 pm on 20 Mar
Girl photobombs minister speaking outside Parliament, shows tongue
short by Pragya Swastik / on 01 Feb 2019,Friday
A picture of a girl photobombing Minister of State Jayant Sinha as he speaks on the Interim Budget 2019-20 outside the Parliament has gone viral. In a video, she can be seen showing her tongue more than twice standing behind Sinha as he speaks to the media. "The government always presented a good budget, this year's no different," Sinha said.
short by Pragya Swastik / 06:03 pm on 01 Feb
Mumbai bus driver uses bamboo as gear lever, arrested as bus hits BMW
short by Pragya Swastik / on 08 Feb 2019,Friday
A 21-year-old school bus driver named Raj Kumar was arrested after the bus crashed into a BMW car in Mumbai. When the car's owner confronted the driver, he discovered that the driver was using a bamboo stick as a makeshift gear lever to operate the bus. The driver said he had been using the bamboo stick for three days.
short by Pragya Swastik / 08:28 am on 08 Feb
Kerala businessman spends ₹31 lakh on number for his Porsche car
short by Pragya Swastik / on 05 Feb 2019,Tuesday
Kerala businessman named KS Balagopal has spent ₹31 lakh including reservation fee to buy the number 'KL-01-CK-1' for his Miami Blue-coloured Porsche 718 Boxster car. Balagopal, the Managing Director of Devi Pharma, placed the winning bid for the auction of the number which started from ₹500. Kerala RTO officials said this is the costliest car number in the state.
short by Pragya Swastik / 05:24 pm on 05 Feb
2-inch micro handbag launched at Paris Fashion Week
short by Daisy Mowke / on 07 Mar 2019,Thursday
French brand Jacquemus launched a micro handbag named the​ Jacquemus Mini Le Chiquito, measuring 2 inches long at the Paris fashion show last week. It is the mini version of the Le Chiquito bag, which was launched last year and measures 12 centimetres and costs $500. A price has not yet been set for the newly launched bag.
short by Daisy Mowke / 12:29 am on 07 Mar
Pilot writes 'I'm bored' in the sky during test flight
short by Nandini Sinha / on 21 Feb 2019,Thursday
A pilot in Australia wrote "I'm bored" in the sky during a test flight, which was only visible to those watching live flight tracking programs and websites. The pilot was assigned to test a new engine by flying at a particular power setting for two hours to bring the plane on board as an instructional aircraft, according to reports.
short by Nandini Sinha / 08:49 pm on 21 Feb
UK woman gets brown sugar instead of cocaine; calls police
short by Nandini Sinha / on 23 Feb 2019,Saturday
A woman in Northern Ireland called the police to complain after her drug dealer sold her brown sugar instead of cocaine for over £200. The police service in Craigavon, Northern Ireland shared a transcript of the conversation with the woman on its Facebook page. "Drug dealers care about nothing other than lining their own pockets," the police service said.
short by Nandini Sinha / 08:44 pm on 23 Feb
Australian state to allow people to add emoji to licence plates
short by Pragya Swastik / on 21 Feb 2019,Thursday
A firm in Australia's Queensland state has announced that from March, drivers can add smiling, winking, laughing out loud, heart-eyed and sunglasses emoji to their vehicles' licence plates. The state's largest automotive organisation welcomed the digital addition. "People support their favourite team or town with a symbol on the number plate and using an emoji is no different," it added.
short by Pragya Swastik / 04:04 pm on 21 Feb
YouTuber writes names to thank subscribers, gains 3.8mn in a week
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 09 Feb 2019,Saturday
A 73-year-old Portuguese YouTuber has gained 3.8 million subscriptions in just a week after he posted videos thanking his subscribers by writing down their names. Nilson Izaias Papinho had less than 2,000 subscribers towards January end before his videos went viral. Papinho's channel has 29 videos which show him doing daily activities, which have garnered over 30 million views.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 09:00 pm on 09 Feb
Woman throws cigarette butt on road, man throws it back into her car
short by Pragya Swastik / on 07 Feb 2019,Thursday
A video of a man named Magnus confronting a woman who threw a cigarette butt out of her car's window at a signal in Australia has gone viral. Magnus picked up the cigarette butt and threw it back inside her car. "This poor lady's cigarette accidentally fell out of her hand...I kindly returned it to her...Chivalry still exists," Magnus joked.
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:02 pm on 07 Feb
A 90-year-old US man ate almost half a litre of paint mistaking it for yogurt. The man's granddaughter shared a picture of him with mint green lips. "Apparently I ate paint this morning...shit honestly tastes better than yogurt sooo #no #regrets (poison control laughed at me, but they said I'll be fine)," the man wrote in an Instagram post.
short by Ankush Verma / 03:29 pm on 25 Feb
US woman delivers 6 babies in 9 minutes in rare one in a 4.7 bn case
short by Pragya Swastik / on 16 Mar 2019,Saturday
A US woman named Thelma Chiaka on Friday gave birth to six babies, twin girls and two sets of twin boys, within nine minutes. Chiaka's doing well and her babies are stable and will continue to be at the hospital's advanced neonatal ICU. Notably, the odds of having six babies at a time are estimated at one in 4.7 billion.
short by Pragya Swastik / 04:58 pm on 16 Mar
Woman finds out 'glass ring' bought 33 yrs ago is ₹6.8cr diamond ring
short by Pragya Swastik / on 09 Feb 2019,Saturday
UK's 55-year-old Debra Goddard, who bought a ring from a sale 33 years ago thinking it was made of glass, recently discovered it's a diamond ring worth ₹6.8 crore. She decided to sell the ring after her mother lost all money to a fraudster. When a jeweller examined it, Goddard was told that it was a 26.27-carat diamond.
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:09 pm on 09 Feb
Cow dung worth ₹1.25 lakh stolen in Karnataka, FIR filed
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 07 Feb 2019,Thursday
As many as 25 to 40 truckloads of cow dung worth ₹1.25 lakh has been reported stolen from Department of Animal Husbandry at Karnataka's Birur. Officials alleged the cow dung was moved to a private land, whose owner has been named in the FIR. Birur police have arrested a supervisor with the Animal Husbandry department and are investigating the matter.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 05:37 pm on 07 Feb
Thieves steal 30,000 litres of iceberg water used to make vodka
short by Nandini Sinha / on 15 Feb 2019,Friday
Thieves in Canada have stolen around 30,000 litres of iceberg water from the storage facility of a vodka company in the town of Port Union. Authorities estimated the street value of the stolen water to be between CAD $9,000 and $12,000. Iceberg water is valued for its purity and used in the production of premium spirits as well as cosmetics.
short by Nandini Sinha / 07:15 pm on 15 Feb
I lift a little: Elon Musk photoshops his face in pics of The Rock
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 08 Mar 2019,Friday
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently shared photoshopped images of his face on pictures of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in a tweet which has gone viral. Musk captioned his post "Yeah, I lift a little..." to which Johnson replied, "He's. A. Beast. Handsome...too!" Musk responded, "Oh stop, you'll make me blush", after which Johnson promised the billionaire a treat.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 03:34 pm on 08 Mar
400-year-old Bonsai tree stolen, owners offer care instructions
short by Nandini Sinha / on 12 Feb 2019,Tuesday
The owners of seven stolen Bonsai trees in Japan, including a 400-year-old Shimpaku Juniper, have offered instructions to the thieves to take care of them. "We treated these miniature trees like our children...There are no words to describe how we feel," the owner couple said. The trees are estimated to be worth $118,000 (over ₹83 lakh) combined.
short by Nandini Sinha / 08:49 pm on 12 Feb
Chinese girl buys handwriting-mimicking robot to do homework
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 23 Feb 2019,Saturday
A 15-year-old Chinese student bought a $120 (around ₹8,500) robot that mimicked her handwriting to complete her text-copying homework, state media reported. The device was discovered by her mother and destroyed later as the girl had finished her homework within days. The issue has sparked a debate on social media over the use of the device.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 09:54 pm on 23 Feb
Japan firm makes video to teach traffic safety to cats
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 23 Feb 2019,Saturday
Japan-based auto parts and service chain Yellow Hat has created "world's first cat-only" high-impact traffic safety video with the help of Kyoto University's animal psychologists. It shows warnings alongside actions cats take that pose a threat to them on roads. The video has moving elements and sounds similar to squeaking mice or chirping birds to command cats' attention, researchers said.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 07:53 pm on 23 Feb
Chimpanzees use branch as ladder to escape UK zoo enclosure
short by Ankush Verma / on 11 Feb 2019,Monday
Chimpanzees used a branch to escape from their enclosure at a zoo in the UK in the second breach by animals in recent weeks. Zoo officials said trees in the enclosure had been weakened by the storms, allowing the chimps to break them and use them as a ladder to escape. Earlier, a red panda cub escaped from its enclosure.
short by Ankush Verma / 11:11 pm on 11 Feb
Tinder-like app for dog adoption made in Lithuania
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 08 Feb 2019,Friday
Lithuania-based app makers have created a Tinder-inspired app GetPet to set up a meeting between shelter dogs up for adoption and potential owners. The app, presently available only in Lithuanian, also offers assistance from a personal GetPet mentor after a user decides on adopting a dog. "It's like Tinder, but with dogs," Vaidas Gecevicius, one of the app's creators said.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 05:39 pm on 08 Feb
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