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Applications open to become the 'King' of a remote island in UK
short by Pragya Swastik / on 21 Dec 2021,Tuesday
A council is accepting applications for the next 'King' and pub landlord for one of England's most remote islands, Piel Island. The island has a tradition where the 'King of Piel' sits in an ancient chair, wears a helmet and holds a sword while alcohol is poured over their head. The council hopes to recruit the 'King' by April.
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:45 pm on 21 Dec
A Rajasthan family hired a chopper to bring their daughter-in-law home for the first time. The crowd went out of control when the newly-married couple reached Barmer and the chopper landed only when the police controlled the crowd. The family shelled out an additional ₹1 lakh to arrange the chopper when the earlier booked chopper cancelled at the last moment.
short by Pragya Swastik / 08:49 pm on 16 Dec
A woman in Madhya Pradesh's Chhindwara approached police and complained that her boyfriend wasn't talking to her after a fight as she couldn't wish him on his birthday, police officer Motilal Kushwaha said. Police then called the man to the station and reconciled the couple and advised them to get married. Their parents agreed and the couple got married.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 09:38 pm on 19 Nov
A student at a UK university showed up for a 9 am lecture with her mattress and bedding, with the video going viral on social media. "When you have a 9 am but still want to stay in bed," she captioned the video. In the video, the student can be seen wearing a white robe and a pair of sunglasses.
short by Ankush Verma / 08:43 am on 23 Nov
Car crashes through supermarket's window in UK; police share pics
short by Pragya Swastik / on 20 Dec 2021,Monday
A car crashed through a Sainsbury's supermarket window in Derbyshire, UK, leaving shelves and food strewn across the floor. Sharing pictures of the car on Twitter, Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit wrote, "Investigation ongoing but initial CCTV inquiries show a poor standard of driving in the car park." It added, "No injuries but lots and lots of damage."
short by Pragya Swastik / 12:48 pm on 20 Dec
A viral video showed a Delhi family that hired a band to celebrate a kid's return to school for physical classes after more than a year of online classes. The kid was seen enjoying the band's music in front of Springdales School Dhaula Kuan. However, all Delhi schools will be closed for a week from Monday due to air pollution.
short by Pragya Swastik / 03:46 pm on 14 Nov
A couple in Canada used several boats to shift their two-storey house to a new location when they heard that it was about to be torn down. It took eight hours for the house to be moved to its new location. According to reports, it wasn't possible to move the house through land due to several obstacles, including high-voltage powerlines.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:46 pm on 18 Oct
A French woman came to India with her family and married her former tour guide in Bihar's Begusarai. French businesswoman Mary Lori Heral came to India six years ago and fell in love with tour guide Rajesh, who was settled in Delhi at the time. They kept in touch and Rajesh moved to France to start a business with Mary.
short by Pragya Swastik / 05:46 pm on 24 Nov
Pictures from Sabyasachi Mukherjee's Autumn Winter '21 collection ad campaign for fine jewellery have gone viral online with many people commenting on the models' facial expressions. "Whose death are they mourning?" asked one Twitter user, while another said, "This ad is a classic case of: Money can't buy you happiness!" Some users, however, defended and appreciated the ad.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 07:54 pm on 28 Nov
Railways uses 'Squid Game' reference, shares 3 rules to defeat COVID-19
short by Pragya Swastik / on 20 Oct 2021,Wednesday
The Indian Railways on Wednesday shared a post based on the Netflix series 'Squid Game' to convey COVID-19 appropriate behaviour habits to the citizens. In a Facebook post, Railways stated "3 rules to win the game against COVID-19" - vaccination, wearing mask in public places and frequent use of sanitiser. "How much money does the winner get?" a fan commented.
short by Pragya Swastik / 08:50 pm on 20 Oct
A five-year-old Motorola phone saved a man's life by stopping a bullet from penetrating his skin during an armed robbery in Brazil. The doctor, who treated the phone's owner, said the man only had a small bruise near his hip and was quickly discharged. He also shared pictures of the damaged Moto G5, which had a Hulk-themed phone cover.
short by Kiran Khatri / 12:53 pm on 12 Oct
Padma Lakshmi shares pic of 'naan bedsheet', post goes viral
short by Anmol Sharma / on 05 Dec 2021,Sunday
Indian-American model and author Padma Lakshmi took to Twitter to share a viral picture of a 'naan bedsheet' with pillow cases. "Naan Bed for sale, comes with 2 Pilau cases," read the text on the photo shared by her. Commenting on the picture, a user wrote, "Bed and breakfast." Another wrote, "I am strangely hungry all of a sudden."
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:50 am on 05 Dec
A viral video showed women offering free shots to passengers at a US airport after security personnel stopped them from carrying large bottles of alcohol due to the 100 ml rule that's been in place for years. Security officials chuckled as the Miami-bound women offered shots to passengers. "I'm disappointed I wasn't there to participate," a social media user commented.
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:47 pm on 17 Nov
America's famous 'Skinny House' in Boston, that's about 10 feet wide at its widest point and narrows in the back to about 9.25 feet, has been sold for $1.25 million (over ₹9.21 crore). The four-storey house built in 1862 is about 1,165 square feet (108 square metres). It has two bedrooms and one bathroom and includes a private deck.
short by Pragya Swastik / 05:47 pm on 19 Sep
Danish artist Jens Haaning has pocketed 534,000 kroner (around ₹62 lakh) he received from a Denmark museum to incorporate into an artwork. When the museum received the promised artwork, the cash was missing from glass frames and the title had been changed to: "Take the Money And Run". "The work of art is that I took their money," Haaning said.
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:05 pm on 27 Sep
A leave application of an engineer posted in Madhya Pradesh went viral after he asked for Sundays off to go door-to-door begging to erase his ego. Engineer Rajkumar Yadav said he had a realisation that the "soul is immortal". He also wrote that Asaduddin Owaisi was his friend in his past life and RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat was 'Shakuni Mama'.
short by Pragya Swastik / 06:20 pm on 10 Oct
A Twitter user with the handle @NokuzothaNtuli, who identifies herself as a fashion designer from South Africa recently shared pictures of herself dressed in an outfit made from recycled KFC packaging. "All this fresh drip, we were never ready," KFC South Africa wrote while responding to her post. "Very innovative," read a comment by a Twitter user.
short by Daisy Mowke / 09:31 pm on 19 Nov
Rare cotton ball-like clouds spotted in Argentina, video goes viral
short by Anmol Sharma / on 24 Nov 2021,Wednesday
A video of sky covered with clouds that look like cotton balls in Argentina has gone viral on social media. The rare cloud formations are known as Mammatus clouds. People commenting on the video described the clouds as "marshmallows", "cotton wool" and "freaky". These clouds are usually associated with thunderstorms. They indicate arrival of heavy rain, lightning and even hailstorms.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:53 am on 24 Nov
The police have warned a Taiwanese man who called the ambulance service 39 times in one year to use the service as a free taxi. He refused to walk 200 meters from the supermarket to his home, that's near a hospital. He was busted after the hospital noticed that he left on his own every time without a check-up.
short by Pragya Swastik / 04:45 pm on 28 Nov
Neville Sharp from Australia has achieved the loudest burp (male), breaking a record which has stood for over a decade. Neville's burp was registered at 112.4 decibels (db) in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, on July 29, 2021. The record breaks Paul Hunn's (UK) longstanding record of 109.9 db that he set 12 years ago.
short by Daisy Mowke / 08:21 pm on 03 Dec
A deep-sea creature, typically found at depths of 550 metres to 2,000 metres, washed up on a beach in Wales. A runner's foot got stuck in teeth inside the creature's mouth while he was trying to turn it over. "It was a gruesome, frightening-looking fish...I could feel how sharp...teeth were as I struggled to free my foot," the runner said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 05:11 pm on 12 Dec
A video showing people fishing in Kolkata's waterlogged street has gone viral on social media. In the video, locals can be seen casting nets on the main road and catching hundreds of fish, which were reportedly distributed among the people in the area. Several areas in the city have been waterlogged due to heavy rains.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 07:43 pm on 24 Sep
Brazilian model Cris Galera who had married herself in September this year is 'divorcing herself' after 90 days, saying that she "started to believe in love" after she "met someone else special". The 31-year-old model had married herself after declaring that she was 'tired of relying on men'. "I was happy while it lasted," said Galera about marrying herself.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 05:18 pm on 23 Nov
A person dressed as Santa Claus reached several Covid infected children by hooping on a fire engine and reaching their balconies in Peru's high-rise compound called the Village. Talking about it, the director of Village said, "They (children) can feel the excitement of Christmas that they might not get at home."
short by Ria Kapoor / 05:06 pm on 20 Dec
A restaurant owner in the United Kingdom had to initiate a refund to one of the customers who complained that the ice cream and milk shakes that the restaurant sent were 'cold'. The eatery owner Hassan Habib said that a new scam has started after a delivery service changed its policy for customers who demand refund.
short by Ria Kapoor / 05:10 pm on 13 Dec
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