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Union Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday shared a meme on Diwali sweets and diet and captioned it, "The struggle is and my Diwali Mithai." A video clip shared by Irani on Instagram showed a scene from 'Baazigar' in which actors break into nervous laughter looking at each other. "Story of my life", a person commented on her post.
short by Pragya Swastik / 06:04 pm on 27 Oct
Supermodel and television personality Heidi Klum took to Instagram to share a picture of her 'gory alien monster' look for Halloween. The 46-year-old revealed it took 13 hours of prosthetics and makeup to create the look. Her prosthetic ensemble featured exposed guts, wired nipples and a glowing brain. Her husband was dressed as a 'bloodied astronaut' for Halloween.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:55 pm on 01 Nov
Aus woman fakes baby bump to avoid extra baggage fees, gets caught
short by Pragya Swastik / on 30 Oct 2019,Wednesday
An Australian woman and travel writer named Rebecca Andrews was caught by an air hostess for wrapping heavy items in clothes in the shape of a baby bump to avoid paying extra baggage fees. Rebecca had also put a laptop with its case down her back. She was caught after she bent over and the laptop's shape became apparent.
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:25 pm on 30 Oct
An Australian prisoner has had a rubber balloon containing marijuana removed from his nose, 18 years after he put it there to smuggle it past guards. While trying to retrieve it, he accidentally lodged the bag deeper into his nasal cavity and believed he swallowed it. However, it never made it to his throat and developed into a calcified lesion.
short by Daisy Mowke / 09:50 pm on 31 Oct
A bride called off her wedding in Uttar Pradesh's Mailani area after the groom broke into 'naagin dance' under the influence of alcohol following garland exchange. He allegedly slapped her when she refused to marry him. Police were called but the families decided not to lodge a complaint after the groom's side agreed to return the gifts and bear expenses.
short by Daisy Mowke / 10:15 am on 12 Nov
Fish with 'human-like face' seen in Chinese village; pics go viral
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 09 Nov 2019,Saturday
A visitor to a village in southern China took to Chinese social media platform Weibo after spotting a fish that appears to have a 'human-like face' to share its images and video. "The fish has turned into a fairy," the woman who filmed the fish can be heard saying. The fish was discovered in the Miao village in Kunming, China.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 08:06 pm on 09 Nov
Endangered 'antisocial' penguin voted NZ's bird of the year
short by Dishant Sharma / on 12 Nov 2019,Tuesday
Hoiho, or the yellow-eyed penguin, an endangered 'antisocial' penguin species that communicates by screaming, has won New Zealand's bird of the year poll. It was the first time a seabird has won the title since the competition began 14 years ago. Notably, at the final count, the hoiho won 12,022 out of 43,460 verified votes.
short by Dishant Sharma / 07:00 am on 12 Nov
A drunk passenger on-board a Thailand-bound flight from Russia tried to open the emergency door of the plane. While the in-flight doctor was trying to calm the man, co-passengers attempted to restrain him with plastic food wrap. However, when they were unable to do so, the plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Uzbekistan.
short by Daisy Mowke / 02:48 pm on 22 Oct
Puppy born with extra tail on his head rescued in US; pics go viral
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 14 Nov 2019,Thursday
A 10-week-old abandoned puppy with an extra tail growing out of his forehead has been rescued by a nonprofit organisation in US' Missouri. "We have...named him 'Narwhal the Little Magical Furry Unicorn'," the organisation posted on Facebook along with his pictures, which are being widely shared online. Narwhal was also found with a foot injury.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 11:00 am on 14 Nov
A Twitter user recently shared a video that showed a fire burning through an opening in a tree's trunk. "A look inside a tree that has been struck by lightning," read the caption. While one Twitter user commented, "It's amazing. Oddly beautiful. Call me weird," some users wrote, "I wonder if that's real?" and "How????"
short by Daisy Mowke / 10:35 pm on 22 Oct
An old Renaissance painting found in the kitchen of a French woman has been sold for 24 million euros (₹188 crore). Dominique Le Coent, who sold the painting by 13th-century Italian painter Cimabue to an anonymous buyer, said the sale represented a "world record for a pre-1500 work." An auctioneer spotted the painting in June while inspecting the woman's house.
short by Daisy Mowke / 10:33 pm on 29 Oct
US farmer grows 412 kg pumpkin, converts it into a boat
short by Daisy Mowke / on 23 Oct 2019,Wednesday
A farmer from Tennessee, US, who grew a pumpkin weighing 412.7 kg, turned it into a boat. His wife, who shared his photos and videos on Facebook, said, "He has tried for four years to grow giant pumpkins." It was grown from the seed of a record-breaking pumpkin grown in Tennessee that weighed over 771 kg.
short by Daisy Mowke / 08:42 pm on 23 Oct
New Zealand man accidentally buys 1,000 hens from online auction
short by Daisy Mowke / on 05 Nov 2019,Tuesday
Steve Morrow from New Zealand accidentally bought 1,000 hens from an online auction after he misinterpreted an advertisement which said a small free-range egg farm was closing down and needed to be vacated. Steve believed the highest bidder could take as many birds as they wanted. The seller, however, said the ad was clear and mentioned 1,000 hens three times.
short by Daisy Mowke / 11:30 pm on 05 Nov
Gold toilet studded with over 40,000 diamonds unveiled in China
short by Daisy Mowke / on 07 Nov 2019,Thursday
The picture of a gold toilet studded with 40,815 diamonds on a bulletproof seat worth over $1,288,677 (₹9 crore), unveiled at 2nd China International Import Expo, has gone viral. It was created as part of a collaboration between Aaron Shum Jewelry and Swiss brand Coronet. The creation has set a Guinness record for 'most diamonds set on a toilet'.
short by Daisy Mowke / 02:15 pm on 07 Nov
Rakesh Kumar Gupta, a resident of Satna district in Madhya Pradesh, bought Honda Activa scooter by paying the entire amount of ₹83,000 in coins. The dealership took more than 3 hours to count the coins which were majorly paid in the denomination of ₹5 and ₹10. Gupta purchased the scooter on the occasion of Dhanteras.
short by Anmol Sharma / 04:25 pm on 27 Oct
Officials of a Puducherry temple found a 70-year-old female beggar having ₹15,000 cash, a bank account with ₹2 lakh to her credit and an Aadhaar card. They discovered this after calling police as she was refusing to move from the spot when the authorities asked her to. She's said to have earned the money by seeking alms from the devotees.
short by Daisy Mowke / 10:45 am on 07 Nov
Robotics firm seeks 'kind & friendly face' for its robots, offers ₹91L
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 26 Oct 2019,Saturday
A robotics startup has invited submissions from people interested in being the face of a new "state-of-the-art humanoid" it's developing. The company is looking for a "kind and friendly" face that may be reproduced "on potentially thousands of versions of the robots worldwide". It is willing to pay £100,000 (nearly ₹91 lakh) to "license the rights to the right face".
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 08:35 pm on 26 Oct
A colon cancer patient in US' North Carolina won $200,000 (₹1.4 crore) after stopping off at a gas station and buying a lottery ticket while on way to his last chemotherapy treatment. Ronnie Foster bought a scratch card and won $5, which he used to buy two more tickets. One ticket had no winnings, while the other won him $200,000.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:15 pm on 29 Oct
Fabelle, the luxury chocolate brand from ITC, on Tuesday launched the world's most expensive chocolate, Fabelle Trinity Truffles Extraordinaire in India and it has entered the Guinness Book of World Records. The one-kilogram box of the limited edition chocolate is priced at ₹4.3 lakh. It has been created in collaboration with Michelin Star chef Philippe Conticini.
short by Daisy Mowke / 01:06 am on 24 Oct
Cambodia set to ban elephant rides at Angkor temple park
short by Dishant Sharma / on 15 Nov 2019,Friday
An official revealed on Friday that Cambodia will ban all elephant rides at the country's famed Angkor temple park by early next year. Tourists are known to opt for elephants rides around the ancient temples. So far, five of the 14 working elephants have been transferred to a community forest about 40 kilometres away from the temples.
short by Dishant Sharma / 04:50 pm on 15 Nov
Russia releases last belugas from a facility called 'whale jail'
short by Dishant Sharma / on 11 Nov 2019,Monday
The all-Russian research Institute of fisheries and Oceanography has released the final 21 beluga whales it kept at a secret facility called 'whale jail' in Srednyaya Bay. A total of 93 beluga whales and 11 orcas had been captured to perform in aquariums. The creatures had been held for over a year, with the last orcas being freed in August.
short by Dishant Sharma / 05:11 pm on 11 Nov
Woman dresses up in trash bags as GoT Season 8 for Halloween in US
short by Pragya Swastik / on 03 Nov 2019,Sunday
A woman in the US dressed herself up in trash collecting bags on Halloween and called her costume the Season 8 of 'Game of Thrones'. The woman also held a Starbucks coffee cup as a part of her costume. Her picture, shared on Twitter on Friday, received over 47,000 likes and nearly 14,000 retweets.
short by Pragya Swastik / 04:41 pm on 03 Nov
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