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The Mayor of Belgian town of Oudenburg has admitted that it wasn't intentional to decorate the town with penis-shaped lights for Christmas. "It wasn't our intention to install Christmas lights that remind people of a penis. But we do see the lighter side of the incident," the Mayor said. The technical department planned for the lights to look like candles.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 09:38 pm on 20 Nov
Restaurant gives customers masks with zips in Kolkata; pics surface
short by Pragya Swastik / on 18 Oct 2020,Sunday
A restaurant in West Bengal's capital Kolkata is providing its customers with masks that have zips attached to them so that they can enjoy food without having to remove their masks amid COVID-19. The restaurant's owner said, "We're providing it to customers without any extra charges. However, it is not mandatory, they can wear it if they want to."
short by Pragya Swastik / 05:41 pm on 18 Oct
Russian YouTuber burns down his Mercedes car out of frustration
short by Pragya Swastik / on 28 Oct 2020,Wednesday
Russian YouTuber Mikhail Litvin burned his Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S car in the middle of an empty field after facing constant issues with it. The car reportedly broke down several times after purchase in May 2019 and he sent the car to the dealer five times for repairs. Litvin claimed the dealer kept making excuses to not repair the vehicle.
short by Pragya Swastik / 03:56 pm on 28 Oct
'This claim is disputed' warning on Trump's tweets becomes a meme
short by Pragya Swastik / on 17 Nov 2020,Tuesday
Twitter's 'This claim is disputed' warning on US President Donald Trump's tweets has become a meme. Twitter users posted tweets like, "College degree khatam kar lo, phir aish hai (This claim is disputed)" and "Ex: It's not you, it's me (This claim is disputed)." Mumbai Police tweeted, "I had only three drinks, I can still drive (This claim is disputed)."
short by Pragya Swastik / 04:59 pm on 17 Nov
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
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
Jimmy Korona, a construction worker from the UK, said that people often assume he's pulling a prank whenever he tells them his name. The 38-year-old said that he even had to show ID to medics at the birth of his son because they refused to believe the name. "It feels weird hearing my name everywhere," he added.
short by Nandini Sinha / 07:00 am on 23 Oct
A restaurateur took to social media to share an incident where a couple who ordered the cheapest wine bottle costing $18 (around ₹1,300) was mistakenly served the costliest one of $2,000 (₹1.47 lakh) at his US restaurant. The restaurant's most expensive wine Chateau Mouton Rothschild was ordered by Wall Street businessmen. They didn't recognise they were mistakenly served cheap wine.
short by Pragya Swastik / 03:13 pm on 25 Oct
Gucci sells pre-ripped stockings for ₹14,000; pics surface
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 30 Oct 2020,Friday
Italian luxury brand Gucci is selling a pair of 'distressed' stockings for $190 (over ₹14,000), pictures of which have surfaced online. Social media handle Diet Prada shared a post with the caption, "To whoever paid $190 for these Gucci pre-ripped tights... r u ok?" Last month, Gucci sold jeans for men with fake grass stains for $1,200 (around ₹88,000).
short by Arshiya Chopra / 03:06 pm on 30 Oct
Look of a man who will have to fly commercial: Airline on Trump's son
short by Nandini Sinha / on 06 Nov 2020,Friday
Irish low-cost airline Ryanair mocked US President Donald Trump's son as projections showed him behind Joe Biden in the election race. "The look of a man who might not have access to Air Force One in future and will have to fly commercial. Don't worry Eric, we have €9.99 fares next time you're in Europe," Ryanair wrote sharing a meme.
short by Nandini Sinha / 11:05 pm on 06 Nov
UAE's Dr Khawla AlRomaithi managed to break Guinness World Record for fastest time to travel to all seven continents in 3 days 14 hours 46 minutes 48 seconds. During her trip, which ended in Australia on February 13, AlRomaithi visited 208 countries and dependent territories. "[It] demanded...patience...in airports as well as having to deal with constant plane rides," she said.
short by Daisy Mowke / 01:00 pm on 19 Nov
Man becomes millionaire after meteorite worth $1.8 mn crashes through roof
short by Pragya Swastik / on 19 Nov 2020,Thursday
Josua Hutagalung, a 33-year-old coffin maker from Indonesia, revealed he became a millionaire overnight after a meteorite crashed through the roof of his house in August 2020. The 2.1-kilogram meteorite was around 4.5 billion years old and reportedly worth over $1.8 million, according to experts. Josua was reportedly given the equivalent to 30 years' of his salary for the meteorite.
short by Pragya Swastik / 03:11 pm on 19 Nov
A rare baby albino shark with one eye has been found by fishermen in Indonesia. The shark was found inside the belly of an adult shark that died after being caught in the nets while the fishermen were sailing across Maluku province. It's believed the adult shark was pregnant and carrying the foetus when it became caught in the nets.
short by Daisy Mowke / 09:53 am on 20 Oct
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
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
Brazilian man gets tusks attached to his teeth to look like an Orc
short by Pragya Swastik / on 04 Nov 2020,Wednesday
A Brazilian body modification enthusiast in his 40s spent £400 (around ₹39,000) on getting tusks attached to his teeth to look like an Orc, a fictional humanoid monster. He has made several body modifications and has roughly 80% of his body inked, including eyeballs. "I'm trying to be myself, these are just my ideas coming from the heart," he said.
short by Pragya Swastik / 06:55 pm on 04 Nov
A Vietnamese man named Anh Tran Tan has been posting TikTok videos of himself staring into the camera with songs playing in the background. One of his videos has over 20 million views. Earlier, an Indonesian man named Muhammad Didit shared a video of himself sitting and doing nothing for over two hours.
short by Ankush Verma / 03:42 pm on 20 Oct
Chinese woman brings 23 relatives to date to test man's generosity
short by Nandini Sinha / on 22 Oct 2020,Thursday
A Chinese woman brought 23 of her relatives to her blind date to test the man's generosity, the local media reported. However, the man escaped after seeing the ₹2.18-lakh bill and the woman had to pay for the meal herself. Later, the man agreed to pay for two tables, while the remaining cost had to be incurred by the woman.
short by Nandini Sinha / 05:30 pm on 22 Oct
A 56-year-old Detroit man won two $1 million lotteries on the same day after accidentally buying an extra lottery ticket. In June, Samir Mazahem accidentally purchased two tickets online with the same number. "It took several days for reality to set in that my mistake had paid off to the tune of $2 million," he said.
short by Pragya Swastik / 03:42 pm on 25 Oct
Lawnmower robot in Germany messages owner as thief tries to steal it
short by Nandini Sinha / on 31 Oct 2020,Saturday
A lawnmower robot in Germany sent a message to its owner that it had flipped upside down while a thief tried to steal it. The owner spotted a thief with the robot tucked under his arm when he went outside to the lawn to check on the device. Caught in the act, the thief dropped the lawnmower robot and escaped.
short by Nandini Sinha / 07:31 pm on 31 Oct
A Surat-based sweet shop has launched a sweet named 'Gold Ghari' ahead of Chandi Padvo festival. "It's available at ₹9,000 per kg. Normal ghari is available at ₹660-820 per kg," the owner stated. "Gold is considered a beneficial metal in Ayurveda...Demand is a little below expectation as market is sluggish. We hope it'll get good response in...coming days,” he added.
short by Daisy Mowke / 12:20 pm on 01 Nov
As many of its students struggled to pay tuition fees on account of the economic slowdown, a hospitality college in Bali has allowed students to pay their fees in coconuts and other natural products. The college officials said they're accepting fees in natural products that can be used to make soaps and oil. Students can also resell their own products.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 07:21 pm on 03 Nov
A 33-year-old doctor married himself in a ceremony with his family and friends in Brazil after his partner broke up with him. Diogo Rabelo got engaged to Vitor Bueno in November 2019 and they were scheduled to get married last month, however, Vitor decided to leave Diogo in July. Diogo married himself in October at a luxury resort.
short by Pragya Swastik / 03:09 pm on 06 Nov
The Press Information Bureau's (PIB) Fact Check Twitter handle on Sunday shared a Ramayan-themed meme after receiving several queries to fact check the fake image of India lit-up on Diwali people share claiming that it was taken by NASA. Earlier, it had tweeted, "We know Diwali is incomplete without lights, diyas and sweets. And of course the viral NASA image!"
short by Pragya Swastik / 03:19 pm on 15 Nov
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