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A Taiwan man who lied to his wife that his PlayStation 5 was an air purifier was forced to sell the gaming console after his wife caught his lie. He sold his PlayStation 5 console to a man named Jin Wu at a discounted price. After buying the console, Jin Wu took to social media to share the man's story.
short by Pragya Swastik / 03:25 pm on 07 Dec
According to Brazilian media outlet G1's report, Brazilian documentary filmmaker Ernesto Galiotto dropped his iPhone 6s from a small plane's window accidentally while trying to capture a video. Galiotto claimed he found the phone near a beach by using GPS tracking and discovered it had survived the 300-metre drop. The phone had also recorded a video of the free fall.
short by Daisy Mowke / 09:55 am on 17 Dec
Austrian village 'Fu*king' changes name, mayor says 'had enough of bad jokes'
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 27 Nov 2020,Friday
An Austrian village of about 100 people with the name Fu*king has decided to change its name to Fugging from January 1, 2021. Andrea Holzner, the mayor of the municipality to which the village belongs, said the residents of the village "have had enough of visitors and their bad jokes". Some visitors have reportedly even stolen the signposts.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 12:32 pm on 27 Nov
Superintendent of Police of Uttarakhand's Bageshwar district administered a pledge to follow Covid-19 guidelines in Sanskrit to bride, groom and guests at a wedding. The SP said that he sat near the bride and groom in the mandap and his staffer distributed copies of the pledge. "I then administered the pledge and the rest repeated it after me," he added.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 03:41 pm on 06 Dec
A painting by French surrealist Yves Tanguy, which is worth around ₹2.5 crore, has been recovered from a dumpster near a German airport after a businessman forgot it at a check-in counter before boarding a flight to Tel Aviv. The man's nephew had then travelled to the airport and took the police's help to find the missing painting.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 07:00 am on 12 Dec
A Tamil family home-delivered food to guests attending a wedding virtually amid coronavirus. One of the invitees took to social media to share pictures of the traditional meal and tweeted, "New trend of marriage invitation. Marriage food will be delivered at your doorstep." The wedding invite also detailed which item is to be placed where on a banana leaf.
short by Pragya Swastik / 05:56 pm on 12 Dec
Gucci sells 'upside-down' sunglasses for ₹55,672, gets trolled
short by Daisy Mowke / on 13 Dec 2020,Sunday
Luxury brand Gucci has been trolled for selling inverted cat eye sunglasses for $755 (₹55,672). "An unconventional take on the '50s and '60s inspired cat eye frames, these sunglasses are presented with inverted design, creating an 'upside down' effect," Gucci described them. After Iranian-American writer Porochista Khakpour tweeted, "Gucci why are we doing this[?]", several others mocked Gucci.
short by Daisy Mowke / 01:55 pm on 13 Dec
A man from Siberia named Oleg took to Twitter to share a photo of an egg and noodles 'frozen in air'. The photo was taken by Oleg in his hometown Novosibirsk, Siberia on Monday. "Today it's -45C (-49F) in my hometown Novosibirsk, Siberia," he wrote in the caption. "Even Gravity is shivering!!" a user commented on the post.
short by Daisy Mowke / 04:02 pm on 29 Dec
People confuse 'Via Getty' picture credit with US protester's name
short by Pragya Swastik / on 07 Jan 2021,Thursday
Some people believed that a man who joined the protests at the US Capitol was named 'Via Getty' after his picture was posted on Twitter and 'via Getty' was written in the caption as picture's credit. The confusion began with the placement of the comma in the caption. A user wrote, "Via Getty, that's his name, let's get this guy."
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:20 pm on 07 Jan
Anand Mahindra, Chairman of the Mahindra Group, shared a picture of masks for weddings with 'ladkewale' and 'ladkiwale' written on them. "I don't know whether to be amused or horrified. Sach mein, ye masks ne meri bolti band kar di (Really, these masks have left me speechless)," he wrote with the picture.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 10:08 pm on 28 Nov
A US couple got married, with the bride sitting on the window of a house and the groom standing on the ground after she tested positive for coronavirus. They got married as their marriage licence was set to expire on the wedding day. They exchanged vows holding ends of a ribbon as a way of holding each other's hands.
short by Nandini Sinha / 03:32 pm on 04 Dec
A postman in US' Kentucky encountered a dog holding an axe in its mouth while he was delivering a mail. Sharing pictures, which have gone viral on social media, he wrote, "There's a lot of reasons why your mailman might not deliver your packages...I can handle a dog, but not a dog with an axe."
short by Arshiya Chopra / 02:56 pm on 20 Dec
A crowd gathered in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur as a monkey threw currency notes in the air and tore up notes worth ₹10,000-₹12,000. The monkey had snatched a senior citizen's bag containing ₹4 lakh from outside the Vikas Bhawan Registry Office. The monkey later threw down the bag and people there collected the money and returned it to the old man.
short by Nandini Sinha / 05:05 pm on 23 Dec
UK man legally changes his name to Celine Dion while drunk
short by Pragya Swastik / on 03 Jan 2021,Sunday
A 30-year-old UK man named Thomas Dodd legally changed his name to Celine Dion, after the famous Canadian singer, while he was drunk. He came up with the idea while drinking and watching a TV concert by the 52-year-old singer. "I honestly, hand on heart, don't remember doing it," the man, who received the legal documents via post, said.
short by Pragya Swastik / 02:16 pm on 03 Jan
80-year-old man from Austria buys his 80th Porsche, pictures surface
short by Daisy Mowke / on 23 Dec 2020,Wednesday
Ottocar J, a resident of Austria's Vienna who recently bought a Boxster Spyder in blue colour, has bought 80 Porsche cars over the past several decades. He said his passion for Porsche started nearly 50 years ago. "I can drive a different one every day for a month, and two at the weekends," Ottocar, who currently owns 38 cars, said.
short by Daisy Mowke / 12:54 pm on 23 Dec
Bride marries guest at her wedding after groom runs away in K'taka
short by Daisy Mowke / on 07 Jan 2021,Thursday
In a series of events from Karnataka's Chikkamagaluru, a bride married a guest present at her wedding after the groom ran away. He ran away after being threatened by his girlfriend that she'd consume poison, said Bangalore Mirror. The bride's family members decided to look for a groom among the guests, after which one of them volunteered to marry her.
short by Daisy Mowke / 08:52 am on 07 Jan
A Chhattisgarh man married two women on the same day and both his wives said they're "very happy". Chandu Maurya, a marginal farmer and labourer, was in a live-in relationship with both of them in the same house with their agreement. They decided to get married after villagers objected to their live-in relationship and got married under the same mandap.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:33 pm on 07 Jan
As many as 42 food delivery riders arrived with the same order at the same address for a seven-year-old girl in the Philippines due to an app glitch. "She made orders when internet connection was lagging. Then, an error occurred," a neighbour said. "Since there was an error, she made another order. She repeated it several times," the neighbour added.
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:04 pm on 02 Dec
Italian luxury fashion house Moschino is being trolled on social media for selling a bag that resembles baguette, a thin loaf of French bread, for $1,170 (over ₹86,000). "£758 to look like you're holding a subway? Is this a joke," a person tweeted. Another tweet read, "For that price I could carry a fresh baguette every day for two years!"
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:56 pm on 08 Dec
Actor Jamie Wilkes shared a video of a secret exit he found in a London apartment while searching for a new home. The video shows him lifting a kitchen slab and revealing a staircase leading to a back door. "Viewed a flat today and I don't think I'll ever be able to stop thinking about the back door," he wrote.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 09:00 pm on 11 Dec
A man who had purchased 160 lottery tickets with the same four-digit combination of '7314' ended up with 160 winning tickets in a US lottery. The combination was drawn for the $5,000 top prize, and he ended up winning $800,000 (around ₹5.9 crore) with 160 tickets. "I couldn't believe it. I had to check like 82 times," the man said.
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:55 pm on 12 Dec
Company sells bottled air from different parts of UK for ₹2,500
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 23 Dec 2020,Wednesday
A company in the UK is selling bottled air from four different parts of the country at nearly ₹2,500 per 500 ml bottle for Britons living abroad. Relocation website My Baggage, which is selling the product, said each bottle comes with a cork stopper so people can open it for a moment, take a breath and quickly close it again.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 11:24 am on 23 Dec
Strangers with same name from different cities around the world form a band
short by Pragya Swastik / on 13 Jan 2021,Wednesday
Four people interested in music from different cities around the world, all named Paul O'Sullivan, have formed a band. While two of them are from the US, third is from UK's Manchester and fourth Paul resides in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. They found each other after one of them randomly began adding people who shared his name on Facebook.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:55 pm on 13 Jan
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