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A video captured the exact moment when lightning interrupted a wedding as the bridegroom joked that 2020 hasn't been the best year. Aaron Sawitsky and Denice McClure were getting married at Buzzards Bay in the US when the weather went from sunny to overcast. "Mother nature has one wry sense of humour," the groom wrote on Instagram.
short by Pragya Swastik / 08:29 pm on 27 Aug
UK couple gets guests' cutouts made so they can 'attend' their wedding
short by Nandini Sinha / on 12 Sep 2020,Saturday
A couple from the UK spent nearly ₹2 lakh to get cardboard cutouts of 48 guests made so that they could "attend" their wedding in August. They only had 14 actual people at the wedding in Ticehurst, East Sussex. Only 30 people are currently permitted to attend a wedding or civil partnership ceremony in England.
short by Nandini Sinha / 07:15 pm on 12 Sep
Joseph Grisamore from Park Rapids, Minnesota (USA) has set the Guinness World Record for the world's tallest full Mohican Mohawk. Joseph's mohawk measures 42.5 inches in height. "My favourite thing about the mohawk is just the rarity of it," Joseph said. Joseph had wanted to break this record back in 2007.
short by Anmol Sharma / 03:41 pm on 28 Aug
Ecuador's 110-year-old Julio Cesar Mora Tapia and 104-year-old Waldramina Maclovia Quinteros Reyes have become the world's oldest living married couple with an aggregate age of over 214 years, Guinness World Records said. The couple have been married for 79 years. The duo had met in 1934 and got married secretly in 1941 after their families disapproved of their relationship.
short by Anmol Sharma / 02:21 pm on 29 Aug
An Austrian man beat his own record for the longest full-body contact with ice cubes on Saturday. Josef Koeberl managed to stay 2 hours, 30 minutes and 57 seconds inside a custom-made glass box filled up to his shoulders with over 200 kg ice cubes. Koeberl stepped inside wearing just swim trunks. "I'm fighting...pain by visualising...positive emotions," he said.
short by Daisy Mowke / 11:33 am on 06 Sep
Man reverses car from a narrow parking spot, video goes viral
short by Anmol Sharma / on 07 Sep 2020,Monday
A video of a man reversing car and taking it out of a narrow parking spot has gone viral on social media. Reacting to the video, a user wrote, "That’s Malayalee confidence for you." Meanwhile, another user wrote, "This is indeed legendary...Confidence to take half wheel off the edge without rolling over is mind boggling. Wonder how he parked there?"
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:55 pm on 07 Sep
UK-based woman Leah Shutkever has set the Guinness World Record of eating most jelly doughnuts in three minutes by eating 10 jam doughnuts. While she achieved this record on May 16, in middle of the pandemic, Guinness World Record recently announced the feat. "She tackles her way through these tasty donuts WITHOUT licking her lips," it tweeted.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 06:53 pm on 11 Sep
Two pilots on separate flights near Los Angeles International Airport reported seeing a man in a jet pack flying 3,000 feet in the air. One of the pilots said the jet pack was spotted 275 metres away on the left side of his plane. The FBI confirmed it was aware of the sighting and is investigating the incident.
short by Anmol Sharma / 03:47 pm on 02 Sep
A video of a woman falling through the ceiling of a room while her daughter was filming herself singing as practice for upcoming placement auditions has gone viral. Liz San Millan moved to New York and was recording herself at her parents' home. Her mother was up in the attic looking for luggage to help her move when she fell.
short by Nandini Sinha / 05:09 pm on 03 Sep
A Deputy Sheriff responding to an emergency call about an alligator's spotting in a shed in Florida's Polk County found that the reported 'alligator' was an inflatable pool float. Pictures of the floatie and details of the incident were shared by the official Twitter account of the Polk County Sheriff's Office. "He came…he saw…he conquered the beast," the tweet read.
short by Pragya Swastik / 06:57 pm on 10 Sep
Police grow vegetables on confiscated vehicles in Kerala
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 11 Sep 2020,Friday
Cheruthuruthy policemen in Kerala's Thrissur district are growing vegetables on vehicles confiscated by them after they piled up around the compound of the police station. "We got our first harvest last week. We gave the vegetables to our police canteen," an officer said. They planted lady's finger, spinach and long beans and are reportedly planning to try other vegetables too.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 04:59 pm on 11 Sep
Malaysian man finds monkey selfies on his lost smartphone; shares video
short by Pragya Swastik / on 15 Sep 2020,Tuesday
A Malaysian man said that he found selfies and videos of monkeys on his lost smartphone after he retrieved it from the jungle behind his house. A video shared by Zackrydz Rodzi on Twitter showed monkey selfies and footage of a monkey appearing to be trying to eat the phone. Rodzi believes the phone was stolen when he was sleeping.
short by Pragya Swastik / 06:43 pm on 15 Sep
Jewellery designer creates earrings to hold Apple AirPods
short by Pragya Swastik / on 17 Sep 2020,Thursday
Jewellery company MISHO Designs' creative director Suhani Parekh has created earrings just for Apple AirPods. "They would slip out of my ears...I was afraid that they would simply pop out and I'd end up losing it," said Parekh, who was constantly using AirPods while working from home. The earrings come in three designs, and retail for between $60 and $125.
short by Pragya Swastik / 02:46 pm on 17 Sep
A sheep has become the world's most expensive after selling for a record £365,000 (₹3.5 crore) at a Scottish livestock auction. The lamb, named Double Diamond, was sold to farmers at the Scottish National Texel sale in Lanark on Thursday. The previous record achieved for a UK sheep was £231,000 in August 2009.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:54 pm on 28 Aug
NASA shares pic of Melas Chasma canyon on Mars resembling a 'dragon'
short by Anmol Sharma / on 29 Aug 2020,Saturday
NASA took to Twitter on Friday to share a picture from Mars' Melas Chasma canyon. The part of the canyon floor and wall rock in southwestern Melas Chasma on Mars meanders in a pattern resembling a dragon, NASA said. The picture was captured by HiRISE camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in 2007.
short by Anmol Sharma / 03:35 pm on 29 Aug
A sushi restaurant in central Japan is sending shirtless bodybuilders to deliver food to its customers in order to boost demand amid the coronavirus pandemic. Customers need to order a minimum of 7,000 yen ($66) to avail the service dubbed as 'Delivery Macho'. Dressed in suit, the delivery boy strips his shirt and shows off his muscles after delivering food.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:16 pm on 05 Sep
Couple hosts baby's gender reveal on Burj Khalifa; video viral
short by Pragya Swastik / on 11 Sep 2020,Friday
A Dubai-based couple hosted their baby's gender reveal on the world's tallest building Burj Khalifa, a video of which has gone viral on the internet. Anas Marwah and Asala Maleh, set to welcome their second child, were present near the building with their daughter. After a countdown of 10, the building lit in blue colour and displayed, "It's a boy."
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:00 am on 11 Sep
French tourist steals 2kg sand from Sardinian beach, fined ₹86,000
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 06 Sep 2020,Sunday
A French tourist was caught with 2kg sand from a Sardinian beach in his luggage, following which he was fined £890 (₹86,600). It's said that the Italian island's white-sand beaches are highly protected, and tourists trying to smuggle sand can face heavy penalties. The authorities said such behaviours compromise the maintenance of the coastline for the sustainable development of tourism.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 08:22 pm on 06 Sep
Delhi man writes obituary for 'demise of ME Dia', newspaper publishes it
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 12 Sep 2020,Saturday
A newspaper in Delhi published an 'obituary' written by a 24-year-old man, Kartik Sahni, mourning the 'demise of Ms ME Dia' (media). "With profound regret, we announce the demise of Ms ME Dia, beloved daughter of Mr EE Dom (FR) and wife of Mr T Ruth in New Delhi," the announcement reads, referring to media, freedom and truth.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 11:24 am on 12 Sep
Louis Vuitton to launch face shield with gold studs; shares pics
short by Pragya Swastik / on 13 Sep 2020,Sunday
French fashion house Louis Vuitton has unveiled a luxury face shield which it will launch as part of its 2021 Cruise Collection in October. It features gold stud details and an elasticated head-strap engraved with the brand's logo. While Louis Vuitton didn't reveal its price, reports claimed it will cost over $968 (more than ₹70,000), which the company denied.
short by Pragya Swastik / 03:49 pm on 13 Sep
Sri Lankan State Minister of Coconut Arundika Fernando climbed a coconut tree and said that the country is facing a dearth of 700 million coconuts due to high demand for local industries and domestic consumption. The minister also plucked a few coconuts from the tree at his home garden. There's a difficulty in finding workers for coconut plucking, he added.
short by Nandini Sinha / 05:05 pm on 19 Sep
Video of rare blue snake coiling around a red rose goes viral
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Sep 2020,Saturday
A video of a rare bright blue snake coiling around a red rose has gone viral on social media. The blue snake is known as the 'blue pit viper' and it is a rare species. As per the experts, the blue pit viper is a very aggressive and venomous snake whose venom can cause severe internal and external bleeding.
short by Anmol Sharma / 06:22 pm on 19 Sep
A man named Sandro from Germany's Finsterwalde has spent ₹5.8 lakh on 17 body modifications in last 13 years. The 39-year-old had both his ears removed and now keeps them in a jar. He also has had implants put in his forehead, forearm and the back of his hand. "It has strengthened my self-confidence above all," Sandro said about transformation.
short by Anmol Sharma / 02:24 pm on 27 Aug
Indoor plant with just 4 leaves sells for ₹4 lakh in New Zealand
short by Pragya Swastik / on 03 Sep 2020,Thursday
An indoor plant with four leaves has sold for over NZ$8,000 (around ₹4 lakh) in New Zealand on trade website 'Trade Me'. The seller described the plant as, "Extremely rare variegated rhaphidophora tetrasperma with stunning yellow variegation on leaves." Trade Me spokeswoman said the record for most expensive houseplant ever sold was previously held by a plant sold for NZ$6,500.
short by Pragya Swastik / 08:20 pm on 03 Sep
A man's plea urging the Lincoln City Council in Nebraska, US, to consider renaming boneless chicken wings has gone viral. "Nothing about boneless chicken wings actually comes from the wing of a chicken," Ander Christensen said. "Boneless chicken wings are just chicken tenders, which are already boneless...I don't go to order boneless tacos...It's just what's expected," the 27-year-old added.
short by Nandini Sinha / 02:03 pm on 04 Sep
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