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Car hangs from parking's 4th floor after driver hits accelerator
short by Pragya Swastik / on 13 Jun 2018,Wednesday
A woman driver was rescued unhurt in California after she accidentally hit her car's accelerator instead of the brake, and it went hanging from the fourth floor of a multi-level parking. After removing her from the car, firefighters secured it with cables to keep it from falling off. A tow truck then pulled the car back to the parking.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:21 pm on 13 Jun
Clothes hung from drones in Saudi fashion show as women not allowed
short by Nandini Sinha / on 07 Jun 2018,Thursday
A fashion show in Saudi Arabia featured "ghost models" by hanging clothes from drones as women in the conservative kingdom are not allowed to model. Organisers of the fashion show, which reportedly took place on Wednesday, claimed that the event was "Ramadan appropriate". The show featured outfits from luxury brands, including Dolce & Gabbana.
short by Nandini Sinha / 09:28 pm on 07 Jun
Nigerian man buries father in new ₹60-lakh BMW to honour him
short by Nandini Sinha / on 12 Jun 2018,Tuesday
A Nigerian man honoured his father by burying him in a brand-new BMW car worth over ₹60 lakh, reports said. A picture showing the man's father being purportedly buried in the car in Nigeria's Anambra state went viral on social media. Reacting to it, a social media user wrote, "Insanity and selfishness regardless of that fact that is your cash."
short by Nandini Sinha / 06:32 pm on 12 Jun
New ₹50-lakh BMW car burns entirely due to incense sticks
short by Pragya Swastik / on 15 Jun 2018,Friday
A new BMW car worth almost ₹50 lakh was entirely burnt after its owner reportedly burnt large incense sticks near it to 'please God' in China. The fire department suspects the blaze began after he burnt incense on a cloth placed across the vehicle's hood. The man had bought the car at twice its cost in the US.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:43 pm on 15 Jun
Orangutan tries to fight off bulldozer destroying its home
short by Nandini Sinha / on 08 Jun 2018,Friday
A footage released by an animal welfare group International Animal Rescue shows an orangutan fighting a bulldozer in Indonesia which was uprooting trees it considered its home. The incident reportedly took place in 2013 but the group released the footage on June 5, the World Environment Day. The group said deforestation has led to a decline in the orangutan population.
short by Nandini Sinha / 08:35 pm on 08 Jun
Contest for 1st couple to marry in self-driving car launched
short by Aditi Verma / on 09 Jun 2018,Saturday
The American Automobile Association has launched a contest to find the first couple to get married in one of its self-driving shuttles in Las Vegas. The contestants will have to write a 400-word essay describing how an autonomous vehicle would have changed their road trip experience with their partner. The winning couple will be married on June 30.
short by Aditi Verma / 06:51 pm on 09 Jun
Cops bust drugs with Google Translate, US court rejects find
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 16 Jun 2018,Saturday
A Kansas court has rejected the case of a Mexican driver caught with meth and cocaine after he apparently gave consent to the police for search. "Literal but nonsensical" translations cannot be used as consent, the judge ruled. The officers had asked "¿Puedo buscar el auto?" which translates to "can I find the car" not "can I search the car".
short by Gaurav Shroff / 07:30 pm on 16 Jun
Bengaluru techie rides horse to office on his last working day
short by Pragya Swastik / on 15 Jun 2018,Friday
Bengaluru-based software engineer Roopesh Kumar Verma has gone viral on the internet for riding a horse to the office on his last working day. Verma, who quit his job to start his own venture, says he rode a horse in protest against the city's traffic. "In fact, I learnt horse riding because of the traffic headache," he further said.
short by Pragya Swastik / 05:18 pm on 15 Jun
People to get ₹2L to stay at 'Hotel Influenza', get infected
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 14 Jun 2018,Thursday
Saint Louis University in Missouri, US, is offering $3,500 (over ₹2.3 lakh) to people who would volunteer to be exposed to flu virus for a study on vaccines. The university has converted part of its on-campus hotel into a research hub, dubbed "Hotel Influenza", where volunteers would have access to meals, internet, TV, and private bathrooms during the 12-day stay.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 01:31 pm on 14 Jun
Parents asked to pay ₹90 lakh after kid breaks sculpture
short by Pragya Swastik / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
The parents of a 5-year-old boy have been asked to pay ₹90 lakh after their kid broke a mosaic sculpture at a US community center. The kid, who was at the community center to attend a wedding reception with his parents, broke the sculpture in an attempt to hug it. The insurance company said the sculpture was damaged beyond repair.
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:46 pm on 18 Jun
US couple orders bicycle online, finds lizard in package
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 08 Jun 2018,Friday
A California-based couple who ordered a bicycle online found a lizard inside the package. The couple then contacted animal services, who identified the creature as a bearded dragon, native to Australia. The couple was amused as dragon had survived despite no holes in the cardboard box while the bike was made in China, implying it was shipped from the country.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 05:39 pm on 08 Jun
Prince George's cousin shuts him up during UK national anthem
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 10 Jun 2018,Sunday
A video showing Queen Elizabeth II's great-granddaughter Savannah Phillips covering her cousin Prince George's mouth with her hand to shut him up has gone viral online. The incident occurred at the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour celebration, when the British national anthem 'God Save the Queen' was being played.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 07:19 pm on 10 Jun
Woman sues NASA to keep Moon dust 'gifted by Neil Armstrong'
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 12 Jun 2018,Tuesday
A US-based woman has pre-emptively sued NASA for legal ownership of a Moon dust sample, which she claims was given to her father by his close friend Neil Armstrong. The lawsuit was filed in advance as the space agency states all lunar material belong to the US government. The lady also holds a note apparently addressed to her by Armstrong.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 04:06 pm on 12 Jun
Man arrested after asking cops to check his drug's quality
short by Nandini Sinha / on 16 Jun 2018,Saturday
A 49-year-old man in Florida, US, was arrested after he contacted the police to have the quality of his drug tested. Douglas Kelly suspected that his dealer had sold him the wrong substance after he thought he had bought methamphetamine. The police called him to test the drug's quality and eventually arrested him for possession of narcotics.
short by Nandini Sinha / 02:39 pm on 16 Jun
Death penalty overturned for pregnant cow that crossed border
short by Nandini Sinha / on 13 Jun 2018,Wednesday
The Bulgarian government overturned the death sentence awarded to a pregnant cow that had crossed European Union borders without adequate paperwork. Penka the cow wandered away from her herd in Bulgaria and crossed into neighbouring Serbia last month. Bulgaria repealed the death penalty after receiving backlash from animal rights campaigners.
short by Nandini Sinha / 10:20 am on 13 Jun
Pic of Chinese woman cooking fish on car bonnet goes viral
short by Ankush Verma / on 10 Jun 2018,Sunday
A picture of a Chinese woman cooking fish on a car bonnet amid rising temperatures has gone viral. The woman can be seen frying fish and vegetables, while sheltering herself from the heat with an umbrella. She was photographed in the country's Shandong province, where temperatures hit close to 40 degrees Celsius.
short by Ankush Verma / 10:27 am on 10 Jun
Nine-year-old girl in rehab for addiction to video game
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 13 Jun 2018,Wednesday
A nine-year-old British girl has gone into rehab after becoming addicted to survival video game Fortnite. She would secretly play Fortnite at night, and would not even get up to use the toilet when playing the game. Her parents took action after she started falling asleep at school and making in-app purchases without their knowledge.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 04:15 pm on 13 Jun
Alligator on US airport runway delays flight landing
short by Nandini Sinha / on 13 Jun 2018,Wednesday
The landing of a flight at the Orlando International Airport, US, was delayed as an alligator strolled across the runway. Authorities had to deploy an airport truck to escort the alligator to a nearby pond. Despite the temporary delay, the flight landed in Orlando 17 minutes ahead of its scheduled time of arrival.
short by Nandini Sinha / 09:33 pm on 13 Jun
Watch bear playing vuvuzela in jeep after Russia's win in WC
short by Anmol Sharma / on 15 Jun 2018,Friday
A video of a bear playing vuvuzela while sitting in a moving jeep during celebrations of Russia's victory in the 2018 FIFA World Cup opener has surfaced online. The bear can even be seen saluting the crowd gathered on the street. Several social media users slammed the bear's handlers for making it play the instrument, citing animal abuse.
short by Anmol Sharma / 06:45 pm on 15 Jun
3 WWE wrestlers lose to a lion cub in tug of war
short by Dishant Sharma / on 16 Jun 2018,Saturday
Three WWE wrestlers played tug of war against a 2.5-year-old lion cub in confinement at the San Antonio Zoo in USA. The wrestlers tried to pull the rope towards their side but failed to move it with the cub pulling it from inside the confinement using her jaws. The three wrestlers are part of WWE NXT and SmackDown LIVE shows.
short by Dishant Sharma / 03:42 pm on 16 Jun
Man who texted ex-girlfriend 4000 times arrested for stalking
short by Rini Sinha / on 14 Jun 2018,Thursday
A 33-year-old US-based man has been arrested for allegedly stalking his ex-girlfriend for over a year. He is accused of calling the woman more than 300 times and sending her 4,000 messages, including threats, after ending the relationship. The accused hacked her iCloud, PayPal, social media accounts and continued to stalk her even after she changed cities, the police said.
short by Rini Sinha / 11:08 pm on 14 Jun
Couple says stuffed lion is their lawyer, lose child custody
short by Dishant Sharma / on 08 Jun 2018,Friday
A couple from Canada lost custody of their daughter after they insisted that their stuffed lion, claimed to represent 'Lord Jesus', is their lawyer. The couple, who said that they were getting counsel straight from the Lord through this lion, was found to have a history of violent arguments and had "unstable working and living arrangements".
short by Dishant Sharma / 10:31 pm on 08 Jun
Team fined ₹27 lakh after cat stopped Champions League match
short by Anmol Sharma / on 07 Jun 2018,Thursday
UEFA has handed a ₹27-lakh fine to Turkish football club Besiktas after a cat invaded the pitch forcing the play to be briefly stopped during their Champions League match against Bayern Munich in March. Besiktas, charged with "insufficent organisation", have also been penalised for fans throwing objects and blocking stairways at the stadium.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:40 pm on 07 Jun
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