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Real dog or statue of dog: Picture goes viral as people get confused
short by Pragya Swastik / on 13 Jan 2019,Sunday
A picture of Philippines-based medical student Sandra Pineda's dog has left people confused on the internet as many of them thought that it was a statue of a dog. "At first, I thought it was a joke...People just couldn't believe that she was a real dog," Sandra said. The dog named 'Piper' is from a very rare breed - Xoloitzcuintli.
short by Pragya Swastik / 06:32 pm on 13 Jan
Man tries to carry live snake on plane by hiding it in his pants
short by Daisy Mowke / on 16 Jan 2019,Wednesday
A man was charged on Christmas Eve for attempting to smuggle a 40-centimetre-long live boa constrictor onto an airplane by hiding it in a cloth bag inside his pants at Germany's Berlin-Schönefeld Airport. He was stopped and searched after security noticed a large bulge in his trousers. He was reportedly trying to smuggle it to Israel and will be fined.
short by Daisy Mowke / 01:25 pm on 16 Jan
Boo the Pomeranian, who had 1.6 cr followers, dies of 'heartbreak'
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
Boo the Pomeranian dog, who had over 1.6 crore Facebook followers, has died aged 12. His owners said that he had showed signs of heart problems ever since his "best friend" and fellow Pomeranian, Buddy, died in 2017. "We think his heart literally broke when Buddy left us. He hung on and gave us over a year," Boo's owners added.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 06:51 pm on 19 Jan
US woman sent 1.59 lakh texts to a man after he rejected her: Police
short by Pragya Swastik / on 06 Jan 2019,Sunday
America's 31-year-old Jacqueline Ades sent 1,59,000 text messages to a skincare products company's CEO, instead of the earlier reported 65,000 texts, police documents revealed. Ades began texting the man after he rejected her post meeting through a dating service. She was arrested by the police in May 2018 after she went to the man's workplace pretending to be his wife.
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:14 pm on 06 Jan
Couple delivered cake made of thermocol after paying ₹2L for wedding
short by Pragya Swastik / on 07 Jan 2019,Monday
A Philippines couple found out their reception cake was made of thermocol after paying almost ₹2 lakh to their wedding planner for food, decorations and management. The bride was forced to order noodles from a restaurant after caterer failed to provide food to the guests. The caterer was arrested after the bride reached the police station in her wedding dress.
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:56 pm on 07 Jan
Bihar teacher sings 'aeiou' to teach English; Big B applauds
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 12 Jan 2019,Saturday
In a viral video shared by poet Kumar Vishwas, a Bihar teacher is seen singing "aeiou" to teach students difference between vowels and consonants. "I wish we were taught... by such a musical teacher, then even we would have spoken English with the same fluency as Shashi Tharoor," Dr Vishwas tweeted. Later, Amitabh Bachchan retweeted the post with clapping emojis.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 05:28 pm on 12 Jan
SpiceJet not doing well, thank you for flying with us, jokes pilot
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 12 Jan 2019,Saturday
Twitter user Mohit Rao shared his SpiceJet experience, where the pilot started the flight with "Our company is not doing well...so thank you for flying with us". Later, when an air hostess read a matrimony advertisement, the pilot said "Happy marriages are a myth". Before landing in Bengaluru, he concluded, "view is complimentary...until they find a way to charge it".
short by Gaurav Shroff / 08:40 pm on 12 Jan
The picture of an egg has become the most liked photo on Instagram with over 20 million likes, beating the previous record of 18 million held by Kylie Jenner's picture of her daughter Stormi. Responding to this, Kylie has shared a video which shows her cracking an egg on a road. "Take that little egg," she captioned the video.
short by Daisy Mowke / 03:57 pm on 14 Jan
Not egg-xpecting: Miley Cyrus denies pregnancy rumours with egg pic
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 17 Jan 2019,Thursday
American singer-songwriter Miley Cyrus refuted reports of pregnancy with her husband Liam Hemsworth using the viral egg picture. "I'm not 'Egg-xpecting' but it's 'Egg-celent' to hear everyone is so 'Happy For Us'...we're happy for us too! 'Egg-cited' for this next chapter in our lives...Now, can everyone leave me alone and go back to staring at an egg," the 26-year-old tweeted.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 05:18 pm on 17 Jan
Gujarat couple designs WhatsApp-themed wedding invite
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 05 Jan 2019,Saturday
Surat-based Chintan, a web designer, and his fiancee Arzoo have created a WhatsApp-themed invitation card for their wedding. The wedding invite's "profile picture" is the couple's and the "status" reads, "You are obligated to attend our wedding else you will be blocked on WhatsApp." The couple used Lord Ganesha's photo instead of the messaging app's logo for a "traditional touch".
short by Gaurav Shroff / 12:07 pm on 05 Jan
Barber shaves 'play' icon on man's hair on being shown paused video
short by Pragya Swastik / on 08 Jan 2019,Tuesday
A barber in China shaved a 'play' icon, similar to a triangle, on a man's hair after he showed him a model's video for haircut inspiration and paused it to show the exact haircut. The barber asked the man if he wanted the 'play' icon too with the haircut. The confused customer didn't understand the barber's question and said "yes".
short by Pragya Swastik / 08:27 pm on 08 Jan
Japan gets vending machine for insect snacks like salted crickets
short by Pragya Swastik / on 16 Jan 2019,Wednesday
A 34-year-old man has installed a vending machine for insect-based snacks in Japanese city of Kumamoto, which dispenses about 10 different snacks. These snacks include protein bar made with powdered crickets, salted crickets, chocolate coated insects and canned tarantula spiders among others. About 500 items were bought from the machine during the first month of its operation.
short by Pragya Swastik / 06:17 pm on 16 Jan
Optical illusion of animal hiding behind vertical lines goes viral
short by Pragya Swastik / on 14 Jan 2019,Monday
An optical illusion of a cat's image behind vertical black and white lines, shared by a New Zealand-based nanotech engineer Michelle Dickinson has gone viral on social media. "You can only see this optical illusion if you shake your head," Dickinson tweeted. "You can also see it if you shake your screen," a person commented on the optical illusion.
short by Pragya Swastik / 05:19 pm on 14 Jan
Father drags daughter with her hoodie at US airport, video goes viral
short by Pragya Swastik / on 08 Jan 2019,Tuesday
A video showing a father dragging his daughter with her hoodie at Washington Dulles International Airport in the US on New Year's Day has gone viral. "She wasn’t screaming or anything, just hanging out with another girl, presumably her sister," the person who took the video said. "She was walking 20 feet behind her out of embarrassment," the person added.
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:33 pm on 08 Jan
Man shoots birthday cake with 'Gujjar' written on it; video viral
short by Ankush Verma / on 16 Jan 2019,Wednesday
A video reportedly of an Uttar Pradesh man shooting his birthday cake with a gun instead of cutting it with a knife has gone viral. The cake had the word 'Gujjar' on it. UP police shared the video on Twitter and tagged Meerut police, requesting an investigation into the incident. However, Meerut police denied video was shot in the city.
short by Ankush Verma / 02:16 pm on 16 Jan
Scientists find Juliet for Romeo, frog who lived alone for 10 years
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 16 Jan 2019,Wednesday
Romeo, dubbed the world's loneliest frog, who spent 10 years in isolation at a Bolivia aquarium, would now be meeting with its mate named 'Juliet'. Scientists have found five Sehuencas water frogs, of which two were females. Romeo had attracted international attention as the last known member of his species after which he was given an online dating profile.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 05:29 pm on 16 Jan
Firm sells reverse stitched jeans that look like they're inside out
short by Pragya Swastik / on 16 Jan 2019,Wednesday
UK-based online fashion retailer Boohoo has begun selling 'Reverse Stitched' jeans for over ₹1,500, which appear like they have been worn inside out. "Reverse stitched jeans are now a thing," the company said. Several people criticised the jeans, with one of them saying, "Wow...I only put my jeans inside out if I get dressed in the dark!"
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:37 pm on 16 Jan
Model giving water bottles photobombs celeb pics at Golden Globes
short by Pragya Swastik / on 07 Jan 2019,Monday
A model in a violet dress handing out Fiji Water bottles has gone viral on the internet after she appeared in the background of almost every celebrity's pictures at the Golden Globe Awards' red carpet on Monday. People shared her pictures and called her 'Fiji water girl'. Some even joked that she must be given the best supporting role award.
short by Pragya Swastik / 05:20 pm on 07 Jan
Thieves steal giant 680-kg bronze hippo sculpture in England
short by Pragya Swastik / on 13 Jan 2019,Sunday
A 6.5-foot-long cast bronze hippopotamus sculpture weighing 680 kilograms was stolen from a garden ornament business in Tunbridge Wells, England, by unidentified thieves. In a Facebook post on Friday, the police said, "The hippo is 'extremely heavy' and previously took five people to lift." The police suspects that whoever was responsible would've needed a large vehicle to transport the sculpture.
short by Pragya Swastik / 06:03 pm on 13 Jan
Stray dog enters fashion show, crashes Sidharth Malhotra's ramp walk
short by Pragya Swastik / on 17 Jan 2019,Thursday
A stray dog entered designer Rohit Bal's fashion show at the Blenders Pride Fashion Tour 2018 and crashed actor Sidharth Malhotra's ramp walk. In several videos shared online, the dog can be seen on the ramp before the actor begins his walk. The dog ran all around the stage before the authorities came on stage to take it away.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:19 pm on 17 Jan
67-year-old man wins ₹4.8 cr in Poker, donates money to charity
short by Pragya Swastik / on 18 Jan 2019,Friday
Canada's 67-year-old poker player Scott Wellenbach, who came in third at a poker tournament in the Bahamas and won ₹4.8 crore, is donating majority of his prize money to a charity. "Being a practitioner of Buddhism, we sit around and meditate a lot...and that's free," Scott said. He also works as a translator of Tibetan and Sanskrit Buddhist texts.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:57 pm on 18 Jan
Mechanical watch concept with no minute, second hands unveiled
short by Pragya Swastik / on 18 Jan 2019,Friday
Swiss watchmaker H. Moser & Cie, known for trolling Apple, has unveiled a mechanical watch concept that looks similar to Apple Watch and has no minute or second hands. To know the time, the user needs to sound a minute repeater, whose chimes tell the time. "It's not a time-wasting 'smart' device displaying notifications," the company said.
short by Pragya Swastik / 03:26 pm on 18 Jan
Celebrities share transformation pics in viral '10 Year Challenge'
short by Pragya Swastik / on 15 Jan 2019,Tuesday
A '10 Year Challenge' has gone viral among people, including both Bollywood and Hollywood celebrities, where they are sharing their photo collages comparing how they looked in 2009 to how they look now. Celebrities including Diana Penty, Shruti Haasan, Ellen DeGeneres, Nicki Minaj and others took the challenge. The challenge is also being called 'How Hard Did Aging Hit You'.
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:03 pm on 15 Jan
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