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20-yr-old woman gives birth to baby, did not know she was pregnant
short by Anmol Sharma / on 17 May 2019,Friday
A 20-year-old woman in Scotland gave birth to a healthy baby girl despite not knowing that she was pregnant. Stacey Porter delivered her daughter on her bathroom floor without any assistance or pain relief, while her partner David was sleeping downstairs. Stacey revealed that she had gone to the toilet with stomach cramps not knowing she would give birth.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:30 pm on 17 May
Video of chimpanzee scrolling through Instagram on phone goes viral
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 25 Apr 2019,Thursday
A video of a chimpanzee scrolling through Instagram on a smartphone has gone viral on social media. The one-minute video shows the chimpanzee clicking on photos and panning through a feed of animal photographs and videos. Reacting to the video, a user tweeted, "Imagine accidentally liking someone's post and being like 'oh my bad, my chimpanzee was on my Instagram'."
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 07:22 pm on 25 Apr
Plane crash lands on top of 60-foot tree in US, pilot rescued
short by Ankush Verma / on 26 Apr 2019,Friday
A 79-year-old pilot was rescued after he crash landed a small plane on top of a 60-foot tree in Idaho, US. A piece of the plane's propeller and one of its wheels had fallen to the ground but the rest of the plane was intact. Rescuers secured the plane to the tree using rope before the pilot was rescued.
short by Ankush Verma / 01:20 pm on 26 Apr
Googling Thanos, pressing gauntlet makes search results disappear
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 26 Apr 2019,Friday
Amid the release of Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Endgame', Google has released a new animation on the movie franchise's super-villain 'Thanos'. On googling 'Thanos' and then clicking on the Infinity Gauntlet, which he wore in 'Avengers: Infinity War', half of the search results disappear after a snap of the fist, much like many Marvel characters did in the previous film.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 04:14 pm on 26 Apr
Cockroach Challenge in which people put cockroach on face goes viral
short by Apaar Sharma / on 08 May 2019,Wednesday
'Cockroach Challenge' that dares people to post a selfie on social media with a cockroach on their face has gone viral. According to reports, the challenge was started by a Myanmar teenager and has spread to other countries including the Philippines and Indonesia. Some participants put multiple cockroaches on their face and some even put it in their mouth.
short by Apaar Sharma / 05:23 pm on 08 May
French school enrols 15 sheep as it faces closure over less students
short by Nandini Sinha / on 08 May 2019,Wednesday
A school in France's Crêts en Belledonne village has enrolled 15 sheep amid concerns that some classes may shut down due to the falling number of students. The pupils' parents got the sheep enrolled in a symbolic move after they were told that one of the classes would be closed as the number of students fell from 266 to 261.
short by Nandini Sinha / 06:37 pm on 08 May
Driver mistakenly plays porn sounds on London train's sound system
short by Pragya Swastik / on 15 May 2019,Wednesday
The driver of a South Western Railway train in London mistakenly played porn sounds on the announcement system for several minutes. A passenger uploaded a video of the incident on Twitter, tagged Transport for London, and wrote, "Amazing multitasking here." Responding to him, Transport for London tweeted, "Oh dear. Thankfully not one of our trains or drivers".
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:56 pm on 15 May
Photo of snow leopard's 'camouflage' in Himachal goes viral
short by Pragya Swastik / on 15 May 2019,Wednesday
An image of a snow leopard captured by wildlife photographer Saurabh Desai went viral on the internet after many people found it difficult to spot the animal on a rocky mountain filled with patches of snow. "Art of camouflage," Desai captioned the picture. He took the picture when he was visiting the Spiti Valley in the Himalayan mountain range.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:50 pm on 15 May
Wrongly fined for using phone, man proves he was eating hash brown
short by Ankush Verma / on 28 Apr 2019,Sunday
A US man who had been fined $300 by police for using a phone when he was driving has been found not guilty after he proved in court that he was actually eating a hash brown. Jason Stiber was fined in April 2018 on a distracted driving citation. His phone records proved he wasn't on phone when he was stopped.
short by Ankush Verma / 08:10 pm on 28 Apr
People give 5-stars to Delhi 'Mountain of Garbage' on Google Maps
short by Pragya Swastik / on 06 May 2019,Monday
Several people are locating East Delhi's Ghazipur's 'Mountain of Garbage' on Google Maps and leaving 5-star reviews, bringing its average rating to 4.1 stars. In 2018, the landfill stood at a height of 65 metres, eight metres less than the Qutub Minar. "This place has a beautiful aroma which you can only find here," one of the sarcastic reviews read.
short by Pragya Swastik / 11:00 pm on 06 May
1st rule of Fight Club...: US girl gets full marks for 1-line essay
short by Apaar Sharma / on 08 May 2019,Wednesday
A US college student scored full marks in an essay by quoting the iconic dialogue of the movie 'Fight Club'. Allison Garrett decided to write on 'Fight Club' in an assignment that required students to review a movie they had seen, and only wrote one line, "The first rule of fight club is: you do not talk about fight club."
short by Apaar Sharma / 07:57 pm on 08 May
Parrot taken into custody for warning drug dealers of police raid
short by Ankush Verma / on 26 Apr 2019,Friday
A parrot was taken into custody after it warned its owners, two drug dealers, of a police raid in Brazil's Piauí. As soon as the police got close, the bird, who has now been handed over to a zoo, repeatedly shouted, "Mama, police." However, the police officers were successful in arresting a man and a teenage girl.
short by Ankush Verma / 10:00 am on 26 Apr
Student eats free KFC for a year posing as head office employee, held
short by Pragya Swastik / on 14 May 2019,Tuesday
A 27-year-old student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa has been arrested after he ate free KFC for a year. He used to eat free meals by claiming he's a food quality inspector from the head office. He visited KFC outlets wearing a suit and often in a limousine, driven by a friend working as part-time limousine driver.
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:10 pm on 14 May
US man spends ₹3.5 lakh to send cat Pikachu's ashes to space
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 26 Apr 2019,Friday
In a first, US-based Steve Munt has booked a $5,000 (about ₹3.5 lakh) ticket to send his cat Pikachu's ashes into Earth's orbit, 18 months from now. The ashes will be launched by Celestis Pets, a spin-off of Celestis that is carrying out human space burials since 1997. Munt had launched a crowdfunding campaign three months back, which collected $1,725.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 07:33 pm on 26 Apr
Gorillas pose for selfie with anti-poaching unit that rescued them
short by Ankush Verma / on 22 Apr 2019,Monday
Two gorillas posed for a selfie with the rangers who rescued them as babies. The image was taken at a gorilla orphanage in Virunga National Park, DR Congo, where the animals were raised after poachers killed their parents. Authorities said that they had learned to imitate their carers, who have looked after them since they were found.
short by Ankush Verma / 10:51 pm on 22 Apr
Potholes filled in England after penises drawn around them in protest
short by Pragya Swastik / on 29 Apr 2019,Monday
The Middlesbrough Council in England filled several potholes recently after figures of penises were spray-painted by unidentified person/persons around it. The potholes were reportedly present on the roads for around a year. In a similar incident in 2015 in England, a street artist under the name 'Wanksy' drew penises around potholes after his cyclist friends were injured on the roads.
short by Pragya Swastik / 11:30 pm on 29 Apr
50-yr-old man traps himself in hole dug to spy on his ex-girlfriend
short by Ankush Verma / on 29 Apr 2019,Monday
A man in Mexico accidentally trapped himself in a hole that he dug under his ex-girlfriend's house so he could spy on her. The 50-year-old, who was rescued, had been ordered to stay away from his former girlfriend due to domestic violence charges and is now in jail. The woman said she ended the relationship because he was very jealous.
short by Ankush Verma / 04:40 pm on 29 Apr
NZ spent ₹4.6 crore on slush machines to keep prisons staff 'cool'
short by Ankush Verma / on 29 Apr 2019,Monday
New Zealand's department of corrections spent NZ$1 million (over ₹4.6 crore) on slush machines to keep prisons staff cool and reduce tensions with inmates during last year's heatwave. The drinks were more effective at keeping staff cool than chilled water, the department, which was criticised for the spendings, said. The drinks were used alongside wet face cloths and personal fans.
short by Ankush Verma / 09:00 pm on 29 Apr
Microsoft unveils world's first whisky developed with AI
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 16 May 2019,Thursday
Microsoft has unveiled world's first whisky developed with artificial intelligence (AI). The software giant worked with Finnish technology firm Fourkind and Sweden-based distillery Mackmyra. "With [Mackmyra's] dataset, the AI can generate over 70 million recipes that it predicts will be popular and of the highest quality based on what kind of cask types there are in warehouse," Microsoft said.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 10:30 pm on 16 May
iPhone components put together into artwork by Reddit user
short by Arundhati Rawat / on 25 Apr 2019,Thursday
A Reddit user named "TheIncorporeal" separated the components of their iPhone, after it stopped working, and framed them to make a piece of art. The user took apart the device by removing all the screws, glued the components on to glass, and then framed it. The user has deconstructed several iPhone models including the iPhone 5 to make artwork.
short by Arundhati Rawat / 10:00 am on 25 Apr
109 babies were named Tesla in the US in 2018
short by Arundhati Rawat / on 12 May 2019,Sunday
In 2018, 109 babies born in the US were named Tesla, down from 143 in 2017, Mashable said quoting the country's Social Security Administration's annual data of baby names. Further, 3,250 male babies were named Bentley and 413 male babies were named Ford. Notably, 2,545 female babies were named Arya in 2018, which is a 'Game of Thrones' character's name.
short by Arundhati Rawat / 10:59 pm on 12 May
YouTuber builds a working PC using pasta, broken tablet
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 22 Apr 2019,Monday
A YouTuber, running the channel 'Laplanet Arts', created a working PC using pasta and a broken tablet after his wife joked about it. The case made out of pasta was held together with hot glue coloured red to imitate the sauce. "The first-ever crazy PC [built] on this Channel and the first-ever Pasta PC in the world," he added.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 05:55 pm on 22 Apr
China holds driverless car race with fake cow, sheep hurdles
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
China's Tianjin city held the third edition of the annual driverless car race using autonomous cars, on a circuit covering an area of about 10 soccer fields. The circuit consisted of bumps and sudden turns, with hurdles including artificial fog and even fake cows and sheep. Several autonomous cars, however, failed to escape a roadblock that narrowed the track.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 09:48 pm on 18 May
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