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A limited-edition perfume that smells like french fries has been launched by the Idaho Potato Commission, which represents the potato growers of the US state of Idaho. The perfume, named 'Frites', costs $1.89 (nearly ₹140) for a 50 ml bottle, about the price of a large order of french fries. It is made from distilled Idaho potatoes and essential oils.
short by Pragya Swastik / 05:49 pm on 14 Feb
Video of driver making a U-turn on a narrow road resurfaces; goes viral
short by Pragya Swastik / on 25 Jan 2022,Tuesday
A video of a driver making a U-turn on a narrow road has gone viral after resurfacing on the internet. Actress Raveena Tandon also retweeted it and wrote, "Whoooaaaaa!" Several reports claimed the car was on the edge of a cliff, however, the video posted initially on the YouTube channel DrivingSkill showed another road beneath the one seen in video.
short by Pragya Swastik / 05:59 pm on 25 Jan
Foldable mask to cover just nose while eating launched by S Korean company
short by Pragya Swastik / on 03 Feb 2022,Thursday
South Korean company Atman has launched 'kosk' mask that can be folded to cover just the nose while eating and unfolded to cover both the nose and the mouth after eating. Several people mocked the company saying that an uncovered mouth can still spread the coronavirus. Some people said that it'd make them feel more comfortable at mandatory work dinners.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:51 pm on 03 Feb
Zoo hires singer to boost love in endangered monkeys for mating in UK
short by Pragya Swastik / on 09 Feb 2022,Wednesday
UK's Trentham Monkey Forest hired a singer to impersonate love song legend Marvin Gaye and perform live for endangered monkeys to boost love among them during mating season. "We thought it could be a creative way to encourage our females to show a little affection to males that might not have been so lucky in love," the zoo's director said.
short by Pragya Swastik / 05:47 pm on 09 Feb
Couple in UK mistakenly get ₹19,000-crore bill for one minute of gas
short by Anmol Sharma / on 24 Mar 2022,Thursday
A couple in UK were mistakenly told by energy supplier Shell that they used £1.9 billion (₹19,000 crore) worth of gas in just one minute. The couple spotted the figure on Shell's app after being notified to update their direct debit details. "This was an error...We don't pay for the world's supply of gas," a Shell Energy spokesperson said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 12:42 pm on 24 Mar
A 100-year-old Brazilian man entered the Guinness World Record book for working for the longest time at the same company. Walter Orthmann started on the factory floor of a company, which is now known as RenauxView, 84 years ago and continues to work there. "You can't just do any job to say that you're working. That doesn't work," Orthmann said.
short by Hiral Goyal / 07:53 pm on 24 Apr
An employee in the US moved into a cubicle at his office, claiming that he can't afford to live in an apartment due to his low income. Simon documented his living conditions through TikTok videos, which showed how he stores his food and clothes at the office. He was evicted from the office after his videos and pictures went viral.
short by Pragya Swastik / 06:50 pm on 15 Mar
Prafull Singh, a Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) employee, has entered the Guinness World Records for recording the fastest time to travel to all Delhi Metro stations. Singh travelled to 254 stations in 16 hours 2 minutes and 17 seconds. "I've been using Delhi Metro for a long time so I'm very much aware of all the lines," Singh said.
short by Pragya Swastik / 06:45 pm on 16 Mar
Guinness World Records has rejected an application by a New Zealand couple, who believed they had dug up the world's largest potato weighing 7.9 kg. "Sadly the specimen is not a potato and is in fact the tuber of a type of gourd," Guinness World Records told the couple in an email following months of submitting photos and paperwork.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:48 pm on 18 Mar
A man in Haryana's Panchkula dialled the police emergency number 112 at midnight. When the police arrived near the spot and located the man, a daily wage labourer, he told police he missed his bus and decided to walk towards home. He added that he consumed alcohol and dialled 112 just to check whether police comes or not, TOI reported.
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:49 pm on 13 Feb
Michael Amoia from the US has created a Guinness World Record for having 864 tattoos of insects. Some of his tattoos include a 13-inch moth across his throat and chest and 89 ants on his left forearm. "I'm afraid of bugs, I hate bugs. But it has multiple meanings, that's why I put them all over my body," he stated.
short by Daisy Mowke / 11:13 pm on 03 Feb
UK-based power company Northern Powergrid mistakenly sent cheques for trillions of pounds to 74 customers hit by power cuts during a storm. One of the customers, Gareth Hughes, shared the picture of his cheque on social media that showed the amount as £2,324,252,080,110. Hughes jokingly tweeted, "Before I bank the cheque however, are you 100% certain you can afford this?"
short by Pragya Swastik / 02:48 pm on 14 Feb
Abolfazl Saber Mokhtari, a man from Iran, has broken the Guinness World Record for 'Most spoons balanced on the body'. He achieved the record by balancing 85 spoons in Iran's Karaj. Mokhtari said that the "secret" to his "unique ability" is being able to transfer energy from his body into the object.
short by Anmol Sharma / 04:52 pm on 28 Jan
Biswanath Sarkar, a resident of a remote village from West Bengal, remarried his 90-year-old wife Surodhwani Sarkar to celebrate his 100th birthday. The couple's six children, 23 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren planned the wedding, the Hindustan Times reported. "The idea struck my mind when I saw something of a similar kind on social media," the couple's daughter-in-law said.
short by Pragya Swastik / 05:45 pm on 17 Feb
A bus conductor in Telangana charged ₹30 as ticket fare for a rooster for travelling on a state transport bus. A photo purported to be of the rooster's bus ticket has been widely circulated on social media. The passenger who was carrying the rooster was reportedly told by the conductor that all living things would be charged in the bus.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 02:43 pm on 12 Feb
A rare 18th century Chinese vase bought in 1980s for a few hundred pounds has been auctioned for almost £1.5 million (over ₹14 crore). It was purchased by a surgeon and passed from the original owner to his son, who, not realising its true value positioned it in his kitchen. Its value was revealed when an antiques specialist spotted it.
short by Daisy Mowke / 07:41 pm on 20 May
A man named Daniel Scali from Australia has broken the Guinness World Record for performing most push-ups in an hour. Scali performed 3,182 push-ups in an hour, breaking the previous record of 3,054 push-ups set by fellow Australian Jarrad Young. As per Guinness World Records, Scali achieved the record despite suffering from CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome).
short by Anmol Sharma / 03:46 pm on 19 Jun
Guinness World Records recently shared a video of the world record attempt for the 'highest slackline walk' and it has gone viral. The video shows a man named Rafael Zugno Bridi from Brazil walking barefoot on a rope tied between two hot air balloons flying midair. He successfully created the record at 1,901 metres (6,236 ft).
short by Daisy Mowke / 07:36 pm on 08 Apr
Monkey born with 'Batman' symbol on face in US zoo; pic released
short by Pragya Swastik / on 24 Apr 2022,Sunday
A US zoo has announced the birth of a spider monkey with a 'Batman' symbol on the face. "Keepers were surprised to see the baby's unique markings, noting the resemblance to the Batman symbol," the zoo said. The symbol of a bat extending its wings is used throughout the DC Comics as a distress signal to summon the superhero Batman.
short by Pragya Swastik / 03:47 pm on 24 Apr
Yash Mansukhbhai Moradiya, a 21-year-old Indian yoga teacher based in Dubai, has broken the Guinness World record for the longest time to hold the scorpion position. He held the scorpion pose (or vrschikasana) for 29 minutes and four seconds, shattering the previous record of four minutes and 47 seconds. The scorpion pose is an advanced yoga position.
short by Anmol Sharma / 12:54 pm on 23 Jun
A UK-based company has hired 24-year-old Jonathan Swift after he recycled the company's own flyers by printing his skills and his LinkedIn profile on the flyers. The online printing company Instantprint called Swift for an interview after CCTV footage showed him placing the flyers on parked cars. Over 140 applicants applied for the position but Swift got the job.
short by Pragya Swastik / 05:42 pm on 30 Jan
A video went viral claiming to show a 'giant snake skeleton' found on Google Maps. An account on TikTok claimed that the 'skeleton' was "30-metre long" and "bigger than any snake caught before". However, a fact-check of the video by Snopes found that it was metallic sculpture known as 'Le Serpent d’Océan', which is located in France.
short by Anmol Sharma / 06:42 pm on 31 Mar
A mysterious creature with human-like lips washed up on Bondi Beach in Australia. A jogger posted a video on Facebook of the creature and asked people to help him identify it. The jogger said that the animal appeared to be nearly half a metre long and had lips like a human and skin like a shark.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:52 am on 11 Apr
Goa Electricity Department tweeted about power cuts and wrote, "I also have no lights and would be anytime fading away from you all until supply is restored." "I'm also a consumer like you, now out of office but only a dept person on twitter. No special service to me," it responded to a user. The tweets have now been deleted.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 03:26 pm on 26 Apr
2 female inmates at German prison fined over mashed potato fight
short by Athira Sasidharan / on 27 Jan 2022,Thursday
Two female inmates at a German prison were fined for throwing mashed potatoes at each other following a disagreement. A court ordered one of the defendants to pay a €2,700 fine (₹2.27 lakh), while the other was asked to pay €1,800 (₹1.51 lakh). If the women fail to pay, they can spend additional 180 or 120 days behind bars, respectively.
short by Athira Sasidharan / 05:29 pm on 27 Jan
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