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Parent files legal request to marry their own adult child in US
short by Pragya Swastik / on 13 Apr 2021,Tuesday
A parent from New York has filed a claim in the Manhattan federal court to marry their own adult child. "Through the enduring bond of marriage, two persons, whatever relationship they might otherwise have with one another, can find a greater level of expression, intimacy and spirituality," the claim says. The genders and ages of the two people weren't identified.
short by Pragya Swastik / 02:23 pm on 13 Apr
A man from Taiwan claimed he was able to retrieve his iPhone 11 that he dropped in Sun Moon Lake last year. He retrieved it after the lake dried up, as Taiwan faces its worst drought in 56 years. A worker contacted him to say his iPhone had been found. It still worked due to its waterproof covering, he said.
short by Daisy Mowke / 08:18 pm on 09 Apr
A video of a giant monitor lizard creating chaos inside a supermarket in Thailand has gone viral on social media. In the video, the 6-foot lizard can be seen clambering up a shelf and knocking down products in the corner of the store. As per an eyewitness, no one was hurt and the lizard did not take any food.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:54 am on 08 Apr
A man nearly married the wrong woman after Google Maps led him and his family to wrong venue in Indonesia. There were two ceremonies – a wedding and an engagement – in the same village, local media reported. Video from the ceremony went viral, which showed the man's family leaving the premises with many gifts.
short by Ankush Verma / 03:52 pm on 10 Apr
US restaurant owner offers job to burglar who stole from him
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 13 Apr 2021,Tuesday
After discovering a break-in at his restaurant in Georgia, the owner took to Facebook to offer the burglar a job at the Tex-Mex establishment. The owner found the front door of the restaurant shattered when he came to work and reviewed CCTV footage which showed the thief walking away with a cash register. His job offer won him praises online.
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 02:19 pm on 13 Apr
US school cheers for employee who cleared citizenship test; video viral
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 08 Apr 2021,Thursday
A video of staff and students of a US school cheering for their cafeteria manager after she cleared the country's citizenship test went viral on social media recently. While children lined the hallway chanting "USA, USA" as she walked down with a mini American flag, several teachers stopped to hug and congratulate her.
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 03:43 pm on 08 Apr
US website offers ₹74,000 to binge-watch home improvement TV shows
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 10 Apr 2021,Saturday
A US website is offering to pay ₹74,000 ($1,000) to anyone who can binge-watch home improvement TV shows and then collect data on them. The selected candidate will have to watch 10 episodes of three shows, like 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition', over a one-month period and complete worksheets documenting the experience. Only US citizens and permanent residents can apply.
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 02:46 pm on 10 Apr
Woman's reaction to her passport photo with hair cut off goes viral
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 10 Apr 2021,Saturday
A woman took to TikTok to post about receiving her passport photos with her hair cropped out, in a video that now has over six lakh views. She said her hair was tied up in a bun when she went to get the picture clicked and the staff simply edited it out instead of telling her to let it down.
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 04:56 pm on 10 Apr
US police 'arrest' goat for attempted breaking-and-entering
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 10 Apr 2021,Saturday
Police in North Carolina said they 'arrested' a goat after receiving a call reporting an attempted 'break-in'. The Animal Protective Services unit found the goat hanging out around the windows of the house and was taken to an animal shelter. The goat was later picked up by its owner to serve out the rest of its 'sentence' in house arrest.
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 04:55 pm on 10 Apr
Colorado auctioning off 14 marijuana-themed license plates
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 07 Apr 2021,Wednesday
The US state of Colorado is auctioning off 14 weed-themed license plates until April 20, 2021 in a bid to raise funds for the Colorado Disability Funding Committee. These license plates have phrases like 'ISIT420', 'GANJA' and 'BONG'. The state legalised the use of recreational marijuana in 2012 and the industry made $1.75 billion in sales in 2019.
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 03:53 pm on 07 Apr
Man stacks 34 wet soap bars together in 1 min to set world record
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 13 Apr 2021,Tuesday
A man from US, who has broken over 150 Guinness World Records to promote STEM education, stacked 34 wet soap bars together in one minute to set a new world record. David Rush said he had to grow out his fingernails to be able to take on the previously-held record of 32 bars in one minute and recapture his title.
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 04:56 pm on 13 Apr
US man wins $1mn lottery while buying dishwashing soap
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 10 Apr 2021,Saturday
A man from Virginia went to buy dishwashing detergent at a local store and ended up buying a million dollar prize-winning lottery ticket, according to the official Virginia Lottery website. As per the website, the chances of winning this prize are 1 in 10,60,800. The man said he will invest his winnings into growing his small business.
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 02:45 pm on 10 Apr
Woman's adoption ad for 'neurotic, man-hating' chihuahua goes viral
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 13 Apr 2021,Tuesday
A woman's adoption ad for a two-year-old chihuahua that hates all men, children and other animals has gone viral on Facebook, with over 56,000 shares and 34,000 likes. In the ad, she says her family lives "in the grips of the demonic chihuahua hellscape" the dog has created in their home. The chihuahua is currently at an adoption centre.
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 02:16 pm on 13 Apr
Woman wants Cornetto to remove chocolate end; Twitter users react
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 13 Apr 2021,Tuesday
A woman's Twitter post asking people to start a petition to get Cornetto to "remove the shitty block of chocolate at the bottom" has gone viral with close to 9,000 likes and over 5,400 comments. While some users supported her, others used GIFs and memes to express their disagreement and convey that the tip is the best part of Cornetto.
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 04:56 pm on 13 Apr
Drunk man asks stranger if he can come in for a s**t over door cam
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 13 Apr 2021,Tuesday
A Scottish homeowner posted door cam footage of a drunk man who stopped by his house in the middle of the night to ask if he could come in for a s**t. The post was shared on Twitter on April 11 and went viral with close to 13,000 likes. The Twitter user's video shows him denying the man entry.
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 05:15 pm on 13 Apr
Fired US Walmart employee drives car through store's front door
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 08 Apr 2021,Thursday
A former Walmart employee drove his car through the door of the outlet in US' North Carolina after he was fired from his job. The 32-year-old man rammed his car into the entrance causing considerable damage and proceeded to drive it around the store before he was arrested. He is currently in jail on a $100,000 bond, police said.
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 11:27 am on 08 Apr
Plastic ring removed from neck of seal after over 2 years in UK
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 07 Apr 2021,Wednesday
A plastic white ring that was lodged in the neck of a seal, named Mrs Vicar, was removed after two-and-a-half years. The ring had made a 7-cm-deep wound in the seal's neck that had become infected. A manager at the wildlife centre in Norfolk, UK, that is looking after Mrs Vicar said they are hopeful she will recover.
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 04:34 pm on 07 Apr
10-ft alligator found hiding under a car in US housing complex
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 08 Apr 2021,Thursday
A 10-foot-long alligator was recently found hiding under a car in an apartment complex in Florida, US. The incident came to light after the Sheriff's department shared a video showing several men lifting the animal into the back of a truck, with its mouth taped shut. The alligator was safely transported to an alligator farm from the complex.
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 04:31 pm on 08 Apr
US couple win lottery twice with tickets from same Washington shop
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 08 Apr 2021,Thursday
A couple from US' Washington state won lottery for the second time from a ticket they got from the same store where they bought their first prize-winning ticket 10 years ago. After winning $20,000 (nearly ₹15 lakh) in 2010, the couple hit jackpot and won the $100,000 (close to ₹75 lakh) from a free ticket on March 25, 2021.
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 06:17 pm on 08 Apr
Video of boy using spoon to help pigeon drink water goes viral
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 08 Apr 2021,Thursday
In a video shared by Indian Forest Service officer Susanta Nanda, a young boy is seen using a spoon to help a pigeon drink water from a balcony. The video has been viewed over 35,000 times. Reacting to the video, a Twitter user commented, "A small act of kindness can make this world a better place."
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 06:19 pm on 08 Apr
90-year-old Japanese woman is world's oldest office manager
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 10 Apr 2021,Saturday
A 90-year-old woman from Japan has set the Guinness World Record for the world's oldest office manager. Yasuko Tamaki was born on May 15, 1930 and has worked for the same Japanese trading company since 1956. She manages office accounts for the company and comes to work five days a week for seven-and-a-half-hour shifts like the rest of the employees.
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 02:48 pm on 10 Apr
Injured Indonesian groom wears just shorts for wedding; pics viral
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 07 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Photographs of a man wearing nothing but shorts for his wedding in Indonesia have gone viral on Twitter. The bride, who can be seen wearing a traditional Javanese outfit, later clarified that he underwent an operation before the marriage and could not wear anything else. He met with an accident just four days before their marriage.
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 05:02 pm on 07 Apr
US woman puts fake nails on her dog; people call it 'animal abuse'
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 10 Apr 2021,Saturday
A 25-year-old woman from California has sparked outrage for posting videos of her dog 'wearing' fake nails, with some internet users calling it 'animal abuse'. The nail artist spends around 40 minutes applying fake nails on her five-year-old Chihuahua, Coco. Defending herself, the woman said "Coco just models them" and that she would never do anything to harm her.
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 04:30 pm on 10 Apr
Runaway cow causes one-hour traffic jam on highway in US
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 07 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Police in Georgia, US responded to a traffic jam on an inter-state highway caused by a cow that allegedly fell off a livestock trailer and ran down the road. According to the police, three lanes of traffic had to be closed for an hour before the cow was captured with "the assistance of a citizen with a rope".
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 02:54 pm on 07 Apr
Man proposes to girlfriend with 5 different engagement ring options
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 13 Apr 2021,Tuesday
A man in the US proposed to his girlfriend with five different engagement ring options so she could choose her favourite one. In one picture, he can be seen holding up the different rings for his now-fiancée while another photo posted on Instagram shows her wearing all five rings. The post has close to 8,000 likes.
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 05:07 pm on 13 Apr
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