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US woman becomes millionaire for 10 minutes after account mix-up
short by Pragya Swastik / on 21 Jul 2018,Saturday
A 26-year-old woman named Ellen Fleming from Boston, US became a millionaire for 10 minutes recently after over $1 million was mistakenly transferred to her bank account. The woman informed the concerned financial consultant after she found $1.1 million in her account instead of $50. The money was actually meant for another woman with the same name in Florida.
short by Pragya Swastik / 02:33 pm on 21 Jul
Video: Sewage truck extinguishes flaming vehicle in Russia
short by Ankush Verma / on 08 Jul 2018,Sunday
A video of a sewage truck extinguishing a flaming vehicle in the Russian city of Ivanovo has gone viral. The footage shows the crew of the waste-carrying truck dousing the flame with the help of a hosepipe. The fire, which was reportedly caused by a short circuit, promptly engulfed the vehicle belonging to a roadworks company.
short by Ankush Verma / 12:12 pm on 08 Jul
Bus with Mia Khalifa, Sunny Leone artwork running in Kerala
short by Saloni Tandon / on 03 Jul 2018,Tuesday
A bus owned by a private tour operator plying in Kerala features sketches of ex-adult stars Mia Khalifa and Sunny Leone, among others, on its exterior. The owner describes it as a "special edition" bus which runs exclusively for college students, offering packages to Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mysuru, among other places. It also has neon lighting and a disco chandelier inside.
short by Saloni Tandon / 09:37 pm on 03 Jul
Madhuri, Amitabh appear on Pakistan poll candidate's poster
short by Ankush Verma / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
A candidate, reportedly belonging to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, has used images of Bollywood stars Madhuri Dixit and Amitabh Bachchan on his campaign poster for the upcoming general elections. Earlier, images of an independent candidate sitting on a pile of garbage as part of his campaign had surfaced online. General elections in Pakistan are scheduled for July 25.
short by Ankush Verma / 09:21 pm on 22 Jul
Israel stealing clouds, causing drought: Iranian General
short by Ankush Verma / on 03 Jul 2018,Tuesday
Head of Iran's Civil Defence Organisation Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali has accused Israel of stealing clouds and causing a drought in the country. He further said that results from an Iranian scientific study confirm his claim. However, Iranian meteorological service chief Ahad Vazife rebuked the claim, saying it is not possible for one country to steal another country's clouds.
short by Ankush Verma / 11:17 am on 03 Jul
Wedding planner turns Rolls-Royce into carriage for couples
short by Pragya Swastik / on 03 Jul 2018,Tuesday
A wedding planner from Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal, Hamid Khan has remodelled a car, which he claims was originally a Rolls-Royce, into a carriage to give rides to couples on their wedding. "I've not decided the charges for this yet but I want even the middle-class couples to feel like royals," said Khan. He has named the car 'Royals Wedding Car'.
short by Pragya Swastik / 05:34 pm on 03 Jul
Video of Pak journalist in floating pool on road goes viral
short by Saloni Tandon / on 04 Jul 2018,Wednesday
A video of a Pakistani journalist sitting in an inflated pool on a flooded road in Lahore has gone viral. The video begins with a close-up of the reporter, wherein he says it might seem he is in a swimming pool, but is actually on a flooded road. The journalist further asks people to use the technique to "enjoy".
short by Saloni Tandon / 06:00 pm on 04 Jul
US store 'The Dreamery' offers 45-minute naps for ₹1,700
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 12 Jul 2018,Thursday
Casper, a US-based startup that sells sleep products online, has launched a store in New York that offers naps at $25 (over ₹1,700) for a 45-minute session. Called 'The Dreamery', it features lockers, private washrooms and a coffee lounge among additional amenities like pyjamas. "The Dreamery is about making sleep a part of regular wellness routines," ​said COO Neil Parikh.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 04:54 pm on 12 Jul
Woman sues buffet for $1 million over 'fried rice syndrome'
short by Manaya Bagga / on 30 Jun 2018,Saturday
A Texas woman has sued a local restaurant buffet for $1 million in damages after she allegedly fell sick with "fried rice syndrome" after eating there. The syndrome is caused by bacteria Bacillus cereus, which is commonly found on food kept at room temperature. The woman alleged that she suffered severe nausea and vomiting after eating the fried rice.
short by Manaya Bagga / 08:43 am on 30 Jun
Floyd Mayweather purchases $18 million 'Billionaire' Watch
short by Manaya Bagga / on 29 Jun 2018,Friday
Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather has purchased a watch worth $18 million called the 'The Billionaire Watch' made by jeweller Jacob & Co. "If you don't know about it, google Billionaire Watch," Mayweather said. The watch is made of 18-carat white gold and comes replete with 239 emerald-cut diamond stones, with each diamond weighing up to 3 carats.
short by Manaya Bagga / 08:37 pm on 29 Jun
Tourist takes unexploded WWII munition to Vienna Airport
short by Ankush Verma / on 11 Jul 2018,Wednesday
An American tourist carried an unexploded World War II artillery shell to the Vienna Airport and asked customs officials if the "souvenir" could be taken onboard her flight home. Officials called the bomb disposal unit to remove and dispose the artillery shell, which the woman found while hiking. She was charged with negligent endangerment and fined €4,000 (over ₹3 lakh).
short by Ankush Verma / 12:40 pm on 11 Jul
CEO gifts his own car to employee who walked 32 km to work
short by Manaya Bagga / on 18 Jul 2018,Wednesday
US-based moving company Bellhops' CEO Luke Marklin has gifted his own car to an employee who walked (20 miles) 32-kilometres after his car broke down to make his first day at work. Walter Carr started walking at midnight to make sure he reached the address he was hired to help move, according to a Facebook post shared by his client.
short by Manaya Bagga / 04:56 pm on 18 Jul
Kerala MLA daughter's wedding card lets guests grow plants
short by Pragya Swastik / on 19 Jul 2018,Thursday
An independent MLA from Kerala's Tanur constituency, V Abdurahiman ordered eco-friendly wedding cards for his daughter's wedding ceremony, that can be sown into the soil to grow plants. The cards, made with handmade recycled paper, are embedded with a mix of flower and herb seeds. The card also carries instructions for the guests to put the card to use later.
short by Pragya Swastik / 08:09 pm on 19 Jul
82-yr-old Indian to cut world's longest fingernails after 66 yrs
short by Pragya Swastik / on 11 Jul 2018,Wednesday
Pune's 82-year-old Shridhar Chillal, who holds Guinness world record for longest fingernails on a single hand ever, is set to cut them after 66 years. The combined length of his fingernails is 909.6 centimetres, with thumbnail being the longest at 197.8 centimetres. The 'Ripley's Believe It or Not!' museum in the US is hosting a nail clipping ceremony for him.
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:54 pm on 11 Jul
Russian town of Kungur introduces tax on rain
short by Ankush Verma / on 01 Jul 2018,Sunday
The Russian town of Kungur has introduced a tax on rain, charging residents seven rubles a month for rainwater that flows from the roof into the sewer. People protested the move saying that the discharge from the roof is either dried by the sun or soaked into the ground. However, authorities said the measure was "absolutely legal".
short by Ankush Verma / 01:43 pm on 01 Jul
Taxi service accepts payments from riders only by singing
short by Shifa Naseer / on 01 Jul 2018,Sunday
Finnish clean-energy company Fortum is planning to offer electric taxi service called 'Singalong Shuttle' that will accept only singing as payment. The riders can choose their songs using a tablet in the car, while a sound-level meter will monitor the volume. Also, the car will keep on moving as long as riders keep on singing, according to the company website.
short by Shifa Naseer / 04:58 pm on 01 Jul
Burning bird falls off cable, causes 17-acre fire in Germany
short by Pragya Swastik / on 06 Jul 2018,Friday
A bird that caught fire from an electric cable fell down and triggered fire on 17 acres of land in the coastal city of Rostock in Germany. The fire that began from a short circuit in a railway power line soon spread across a dry field. It took 50 firemen and one helicopter to douse the fire.
short by Pragya Swastik / 06:54 pm on 06 Jul
Artillery gun rolls away in traffic, hits taxi in Canada
short by Nihal Thondepu / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Canadian authorities launched an investigation on Saturday after an artillery gun detached itself from a military vehicle and rolled away into traffic in Canada's Nanaimo. While two military officers were seen chasing the gun, it stopped after hitting a taxi. Police confirmed that no one was injured in the incident.
short by Nihal Thondepu / 07:50 pm on 22 Jul
Japanese firm unveils 'stink meter' that rates body odour
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 30 Jun 2018,Saturday
Japanese company Tanita has unveiled a pocket-sized device that can detect body odour and also rate it on a scale of 0-10. The device has a foldout sensor that takes 10 seconds to measure the smell. Its replaceable sensor can work for 2,000 uses, or about a year, the company said. Tanita has priced the ES-100 at $125 apiece.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 10:39 am on 30 Jun
Woman accidentally steals car for two weeks after key mix-up
short by Ankush Verma / on 11 Jul 2018,Wednesday
A woman in Canada's Ontario accidentally stole a Nissan Infiniti for two weeks having mistaken it for the Nissan Sentra that she had rented. The owner of the Infiniti had left his key fob inside the vehicle, and the woman mistakenly took it. The swap came to light after she attempted to return the car to the rental company.
short by Ankush Verma / 11:44 am on 11 Jul
Man puts 6-yr-old burger and fries for sale on eBay for $30
short by Manaya Bagga / on 08 Jul 2018,Sunday
Dave Alexander, a farmer in Ontario, on Thursday listed a six-year-old McDonald's cheeseburger and fries on eBay, with a starting bid of $29.99. However, eBay pulled the product down for violating the company's terms and agreements. Alexander said the company notified him that it was against their policy to sell food without an expiry date.
short by Manaya Bagga / 11:25 pm on 08 Jul
Mystery buyer makes $1-million purchase as Toys"R"Us closes
short by Nandini Sinha / on 01 Jul 2018,Sunday
An anonymous buyer purchased $1 million worth of toys from an outlet of US toy store chain Toys"R"Us before its shutdown. Employees at the store said that the toys will reportedly be donated to children. All Toys"R"Us stores closed on Friday after the retailer filed for bankruptcy last year after its debt increased to nearly $5 billion.
short by Nandini Sinha / 04:07 pm on 01 Jul
US police post mugshot of lost dog, bail paid in cookies
short by Ankush Verma / on 18 Jul 2018,Wednesday
Police in New Jersey, US, posted a mugshot of a pug on social media after they found the canine in a yard last week. "This is what happens when you run away from home," the police department captioned the mugshot. After police officials located the pug's owner, it was released on bail, which was paid for in cookies.
short by Ankush Verma / 02:47 pm on 18 Jul
PM Modi has set record for foreign trips: Cong to Guinness
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 11 Jul 2018,Wednesday
The Goa Congress has written to Guinness World Records claiming PM Narendra Modi has set a record by making 41 trips to 52 countries within four years. It said it was "extremely happy" to suggest his name as he has spent over ₹355 crore even as the value of the Indian Rupee has become the "most vulnerable" in Asia.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 07:07 pm on 11 Jul
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