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Man wears 15 shirts to avoid ₹8,200 excess baggage fee; video viral
short by Nandini Sinha / on 09 Jul 2019,Tuesday
A Scottish man wore 15 shirts and successfully avoided paying £96 (nearly ₹8,200) in excess baggage fee at an airport in France while he and his family were on their way home from a holiday. The weight of John Irvine's luggage had exceeded the limit by eight kilograms. A video of the incident posted by his son went viral online.
short by Nandini Sinha / 10:00 pm on 09 Jul
Man fails to find helmet that fits on his head; police lets him go
short by Daisy Mowke / on 17 Sep 2019,Tuesday
A Gujarat man escaped being fined for riding a two-wheeler without a helmet after he told police that he couldn't find a helmet that can fit on his head. "I respect the law...As far as helmet is concerned, I'm helpless," he said. The police didn't penalise him, saying, "He is a law-abiding person and keeps all relevant documents while driving."
short by Daisy Mowke / 06:10 pm on 17 Sep
2 goats 'arrested' for eating saplings in Telangana
short by Anmol Sharma / on 13 Sep 2019,Friday
Two goats were taken into custody by the police for grazing on saplings planted by an NGO in Huzurabad town in Karimnagar district of Telangana. The 'accused' goats were found to be repeat offenders and had eaten at least 250 of the 980 wild almond saplings planted by the NGO. They were freed after the owner paid ₹1,000 fine.
short by Anmol Sharma / 04:40 pm on 13 Sep
Mountain lion breaks into US family's house; police shares pic
short by Daisy Mowke / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
A family in California, US called the sheriff's office after a mountain lion broke into their house. "He...ended up cornered in a bathroom," the sheriff's office wrote while adding that the deputies broke the window to coax the animal out. They also shared a video of its rescue along with a picture on Facebook.
short by Daisy Mowke / 12:35 pm on 19 Sep
All 25 members of a family in MP have more than 10 fingers and toes
short by Daisy Mowke / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
A 25-member family in Madhya Pradesh's Betul suffers from polydactyly, a congenital condition of supernumerary fingers. All the members have more than 10 fingers and toes. "I've...12 fingers in hand and 14 [toes] on my feet. I didn't get a job because of this. I'm not getting any help from the village panchayat," said a member of the family.
short by Daisy Mowke / 05:01 pm on 18 Sep
Flight attendant spotted inside plane's overhead bin, pic goes viral
short by Nandini Sinha / on 31 Jul 2019,Wednesday
A Southwest Airlines flight attendant was spotted inside the overhead compartment of a Philadelphia-bound plane in the US by a passenger. "Southwest employees are known for demonstrating their sense of humour and unique personalities. In this instance, one of our flight attendants attempted to have a...moment of fun with customers during boarding", the airline said.
short by Nandini Sinha / 06:45 pm on 31 Jul
Police in US' Illinois are hunting for a man resembling Bryan Cranston's Breaking Bad character 'Walter White' in a meth possession case. A mugshot of 50-year-old Todd Barrick has gone viral after the Galesburg Police Department released the photo on Facebook. "Please check the nearest car wash or storage centre," a Breaking Bad fan commented on the picture.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:52 pm on 13 Sep
A video of a lawyer from Madhya Pradesh eating glass has gone viral on social media. The lawyer has claimed that he has been eating glass for fun for the last 40-45 years. "It is an addiction for me. This habit has caused damage to my teeth. I wouldn't suggest others to follow as it’s dangerous for health," he said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 04:00 pm on 14 Sep
New Zealand man being fired takes emotional support clown to meeting
short by Anmol Sharma / on 15 Sep 2019,Sunday
A copywriter in New Zealand's Auckland being fired from work brought an emotional support clown to his redundancy meeting. The clown crafted balloon animals throughout the meeting, including a poodle, and also mimed crying when the paperwork was handed over. New Zealand legally requires employers to allow workers the option of bringing a support person to serious disciplinary meetings.
short by Anmol Sharma / 12:10 am on 15 Sep
Surat baker plans to make 700-foot-long cake on PM Modi's birthday
short by Daisy Mowke / on 17 Sep 2019,Tuesday
As part of celebrations on PM Narendra Modi's birthday on September 17, the owner of a Surat-based bakery has planned to produce a 700-foot-long cake. Weighing 7,000 kg, the cake will be cut by 700 'honest people' at Sarsana convention centre. "It will be a world record for biggest cake," the owner of the bakery said.
short by Daisy Mowke / 05:28 pm on 17 Sep
US man who has beaten cancer twice wins $4.6 mn state lottery
short by Dishant Sharma / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Stu MacDonald, a man from US' Oregon who has beaten cancer twice, has won $4.6 million in the state lottery. MacDonald, who opted for a $2.3 million lump sum payment and pocketed $1.56 million after taxes, said, "[A]m a very lucky guy." MacDonald bought the ticket from a cafe, who will be given $46,000 as one per cent seller's bonus.
short by Dishant Sharma / 01:30 am on 18 Sep
US man parks his car in kitchen amid Hurricane Dorian, pics go viral
short by Pragya Swastik / on 05 Sep 2019,Thursday
A Florida man named Patrick Eldridge parked his smart car in the kitchen of his house to make sure it does not blow away due to Hurricane Dorian. His wife, Jessica, posted pictures of the car parked in the kitchen on Facebook, which went viral on social media. However, Jessica chose to park her own vehicle in the garage.
short by Pragya Swastik / 08:25 pm on 05 Sep
Twins headed to twins festival stopped over similar number plates
short by Pragya Swastik / on 04 Aug 2019,Sunday
Twin brothers Andy Baker and Chad Baker, who were headed to Twinsburg from Nashville in the US for a twins festival in their almost identical cars, were recently pulled over by the police over similar licence plates. The police thought they had identical licence plates. However, one plate had a 'zero', while the other had the letter 'O' on it.
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:00 pm on 04 Aug
Pigeon poops on politician during interview about pigeon poop problem
short by Ankush Verma / on 17 Sep 2019,Tuesday
A pigeon pooped on a US politician during an interview about pigeon poop problem at a Chicago station. "I think they (the birds) just got me. That's what happens to my constituents. They get shit on all the time," Jaime Andrade said. He has been trying to clean up the station, which is covered in bird waste and feathers.
short by Ankush Verma / 01:35 pm on 17 Sep
Thief finds shop's cash drawer empty, leaves note for owner in TN
short by Pragya Swastik / on 03 Aug 2019,Saturday
A thief who broke into a shop in Tamil Nadu left a 'feedback note' for the shopkeeper after finding the shop's cash drawer empty. "I broke into your store putting my life at risk. But there's not a penny in your cash drawer," the thief wrote. "So, I decided to do this monkey business (wrecking the store)," the thief added.
short by Pragya Swastik / 08:40 pm on 03 Aug
Delhi School of Magic offers courses in magic to both kids & adults
short by Pragya Swastik / on 13 Sep 2019,Friday
The Delhi School of Magic, established by magician Raj Kumar, trains kids as well as adults to learn magic. The school offers four kinds of courses to people - the beginners magic courses, the professional magic courses, the instant magic tricks and the usage of all magic props. These courses are taught by senior magicians from India and abroad.
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:34 am on 13 Sep
TN artist carves pencil tips to create awareness on sensitive topics
short by Pragya Swastik / on 13 Sep 2019,Friday
Tamil Nadu artist Kailash Babu creates miniature sculptures by carving the tips of pencils to create awareness on sensitive topics like water conservation and women’s safety. He was inspired by Brazilian artist Dalton Ghetti in 2011 to explore this form of art. So far, he has carved over 200 sculptures on pencil lead, some as small as 0.7mm in diameter.
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:36 am on 13 Sep
Farting contest to be held in Surat on September 22
short by Pragya Swastik / on 15 Sep 2019,Sunday
A farting contest named 'What The Fart' is being held in Gujarat's Surat on September 22 with prizes ranging from ₹5,000 to ₹15,000. The contest is conceptualised by singer Yatin Sangoi, who says the idea came to him after he farted during a movie. "A family member had said that if there was a contest, I would've won," Sangoi said.
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:27 pm on 15 Sep
Fashion label launches boots fitted with bottle openers for ₹94,000
short by Pragya Swastik / on 15 Sep 2019,Sunday
Switzerland-headquartered fashion label Vetements has launched a pair of women boots fitted with bottle openers. Priced a little over ₹94,000 a pair, the boots are made in Italy from croc-effect leather and fitted with silver-tone bottle openers at the back of the heels. People reacted to the product with comments like "how innovative" and "finally, some positive innovations in fashion".
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:00 pm on 15 Sep
Video of Lucknow Uber driver singing 'Nazar ke Samne' goes viral
short by Pragya Swastik / on 16 Sep 2019,Monday
A video of a Lucknow Uber driver singing the song 'Nazar ke Samne' from the 1990 film 'Aashiqui', has gone viral on social media. The video was shot by a passenger who posted it on Twitter. In response, Uber India tweeted, "Mr Vinod is one famous driver-partner who keeps on receiving positive mentions on our pages for his musical rides."
short by Pragya Swastik / 02:58 pm on 16 Sep
Rare polka-dotted zebra foal spotted in Kenyan wildlife reserve
short by Dishant Sharma / on 17 Sep 2019,Tuesday
A newborn zebra foal with unusual polka dot markings has been photographed in Kenya's Maasai Mara National Reserve. The foal has a melanin disorder in which the stripes don't develop properly and are replaced by a pattern of small stripes and spots. The discovery reportedly caused a 'stampede' as tourists and guides rushed to take a look at the foal.
short by Dishant Sharma / 05:29 pm on 17 Sep
Man eats 71 hot dogs to win 12th hot dog-eating contest
short by Dishant Sharma / on 05 Jul 2019,Friday
California's Joey Chestnut won his 12th Nathan's Famous July Fourth men's hot dog eating contest by eating 71 hot dogs on Thursday. Miki Sudo won her sixth consecutive women's title on Thursday by eating 31 hot dogs in 10 minutes. Reports claim that 71 hot dogs contain 20,590 calories, 1,172 grams fat, and 2,130 milligrams of cholesterol.
short by Dishant Sharma / 10:46 pm on 05 Jul
Noida temples recycling floral waste into organic colours, agarbatti
short by Shashank Verma / on 03 Jul 2019,Wednesday
Temples in Uttar Pradesh's Noida are recycling floral waste into organic colours, agarbatti (incense sticks) and compost with the help of NGOs working with destitute women, officials said. Noida Authority has tied up with some NGOs under the 'Zero Waste Project' to check the dumping of floral waste in rivers. Noida Authority's CEO said, "All products are 100% eco-friendly."
short by Shashank Verma / 09:42 am on 03 Jul
US woman swallows engagement ring in sleep while dreaming about it
short by Pragya Swastik / on 16 Sep 2019,Monday
A US-based woman named Jenna Evans swallowed her engagement ring while dreaming about it last week. "I actually remember doing it, but I thought I was dreaming, so I went back to sleep," said Jenna, who shared her abdomen's X-ray on Facebook. The ring was later removed from her small intestine through an upper endoscopy.
short by Pragya Swastik / 06:14 pm on 16 Sep
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