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69-year-old moves court to be declared as 49-year-old for Tinder
short by Pragya Swastik / on 08 Nov 2018,Thursday
Emile Ratelband, a 69-year-old Dutch man, has moved the court to be legally declared a 49-year-old to get more right swipes on dating app Tinder. He said he did not feel “comfortable" with his official age as it did not reflect his "emotional state." "When I’m on Tinder and it says I’m 69, I don’t get an answer," Ratelband added.
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:04 pm on 08 Nov
Drunk airline worker falls asleep in cargo hold, flies to Chicago
short by Nandini Sinha / on 02 Nov 2018,Friday
A drunk airline baggage handler fell asleep in the cargo hold of an American Airlines plane and ended up flying from the US’ Kansas City to Chicago. The employee was working on the ramp before he decided to take a nap inside the cargo hold before the plane took off. He has since been suspended from his job.
short by Nandini Sinha / 09:32 pm on 02 Nov
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar has ordered medical check-up of a man who donated his property worth ₹4 crore to the dam fund set up by the country's Supreme Court and PM Imran Khan. The order came after the donor's wife and sons approached the Supreme Court and said that he donated the property without their consent.
short by Ankush Verma / 05:26 pm on 12 Nov
134 flights suspended, offices open late for 9-hour exam in S Korea
short by Pragya Swastik / on 16 Nov 2018,Friday
At least 134 flights were rescheduled and major offices and stock markets opened an hour late as 5,95,000 students took a nine-hour college entrance exam in South Korea on Thursday. Takeoff and landings at South Korean airports were suspended for 25 minutes for an 'English listening' test. Students stuck in traffic were rushed by police vehicles to the exam centres.
short by Pragya Swastik / 12:09 pm on 16 Nov
Cat interrupts fashion show, starts walking on ramp in Turkey
short by Pragya Swastik / on 27 Oct 2018,Saturday
A cat intruded a live fashion show and started walking on the ramp during the Esmod International Fashion Show held in Turkey's Istanbul this week. The cat also sat on the ramp for a while and attempted to interact with the models. It was unclear how the cat managed to enter the fashion show and made it to the stage.
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:53 pm on 27 Oct
KFC awards ₹8 lakh to parents for naming baby after KFC Founder
short by Pragya Swastik / on 01 Nov 2018,Thursday
KFC has awarded the parents of a newborn girl in the US $11,000 (over ₹8 lakh) for naming her Harland Rose, after KFC's Founder Colonel Harland David Sanders as part of a contest. The baby was born on September 9, the birthday of KFC's Founder. The prize money of $11,000 was inspired by 11 herbs and spices used by KFC.
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:58 pm on 01 Nov
Woman uses cousin's hand for engagement pic as nails weren't done
short by Pragya Swastik / on 04 Nov 2018,Sunday
A woman's engagement photo from Melbourne, Australia has gone viral on the internet after she used her cousin's hand to show the engagement ring as her own nails were not perfect. The woman was suddenly proposed by her boyfriend when she hadn't had a manicure done. She then put her ring on her cousin's hand for the engagement photos.
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:48 pm on 04 Nov
Really disappointing: Kolkata Traffic Police trolls 'Thugs of...'
short by Pragya Swastik / on 11 Nov 2018,Sunday
Kolkata Traffic Police on Sunday trolled Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan starrer 'Thugs of Hindostan' in a social media post about monitoring traffic in the city. Sharing the film's poster, the police wrote, "Few experiences may be really disappointing...But here, we won't let that happen." "Epic trolling...take a bow," a person commented on Kolkata Traffic Police's post.
short by Pragya Swastik / 06:43 pm on 11 Nov
19-yr-old girl uses Tinder to find someone to help her with Math
short by Pragya Swastik / on 10 Nov 2018,Saturday
Madeline McMaster, a 19-year-old second-year student at the University of Minnesota, used dating app Tinder to find someone to help her with Math. "I have a calculus midterm tomorrow and I have no idea how to do any of it...I literally just need help with calculus," her profile read. "Only swipe right if you're good at Math," it further said.
short by Pragya Swastik / 11:31 pm on 10 Nov
Man buys Apple iPhone Xs with bathtub full of coins in Russia
short by Pragya Swastik / on 15 Nov 2018,Thursday
A man accompanied by a group of his friends took a 350-kg bathtub full of coins to an Apple store in a Russian mall to buy an iPhone Xs. An Instagram video showed him and his friends carrying the bathtub to the store in a car. At least two scuffles broke out between the group and the mall's security guards.
short by Pragya Swastik / 08:49 am on 15 Nov
Woman blows up wedding dress to celebrate end of 14-year marriage
short by Anmol Sharma / on 16 Nov 2018,Friday
A woman in US' Texas celebrated her divorce being finalised by blowing up her wedding dress. The woman's father and brother-in-law filled her dress with 9-kg Tannerite and she shot it with a .308 rifle to mark the end of her 14-year marriage. The ensuing explosion was reportedly even felt 25 km away from the venue of her divorce party.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:03 pm on 16 Nov
Sailor's boat crashes into land as he oversleeps during race
short by Anmol Sharma / on 17 Nov 2018,Saturday
British sailor Alex Thomson, who was holding a lead of 230 nautical miles with only 65 miles remaining to finish the 3,542-nautical mile solo transatlantic race, overslept and crashed into the Caribbean archipelago of Guadeloupe. The 44-year-old forgot to charge his shockwave watch, specially designed to release an electric shock to wake him up. He was given a 24-hour penalty.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:51 pm on 17 Nov
Teen solves 3 Rubik's Cubes at once with hands, feet; sets record
short by Daisy Mowke / on 12 Nov 2018,Monday
China's 13-year-old Que Jianyu has created a Guinness World Record by solving three Rubik's Cubes simultaneously in just 1 minute 36.39 seconds, using his hands and feet. He also set the record for 'Fastest time to solve a Rubik's Cube upside down' with a time of 15.84 seconds. Que has been playing with Rubik's Cube since he was six.
short by Daisy Mowke / 11:18 am on 12 Nov
Waiters throw cakes on rude women's faces at Ukraine restaurant
short by Pragya Swastik / on 06 Nov 2018,Tuesday
A video of a Ukraine restaurant has gone viral on social media, where two waiters threw cakes, one after the other, on two female customers who were rude to them. They smashed the cakes after one of the women said, “Why the f*** would I eat your cake?" Her friend was seen throwing her drink at one of the waiters.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:26 pm on 06 Nov
It's my last: Mother welcomes 21st baby in UK's largest family
short by Pragya Swastik / on 10 Nov 2018,Saturday
After Britain's biggest family recently welcomed their 21st baby, Bonnie, her 43-year-old mother Sue Radford said, "This will definitely be my last." "Some people decide to stop after two or three kids. We've made it after 21," said her 47-year-old husband Noel Radford. The couple had their first child over 28 years ago when Sue was only 14 years old.
short by Pragya Swastik / 11:20 pm on 10 Nov
Indonesia plane delayed over smell of 'world's stinkiest fruit'
short by Nandini Sinha / on 08 Nov 2018,Thursday
An Indonesian plane was delayed for an hour after passengers complained about the smell of durian, known as the world's stinkiest fruit. Passengers demanded that around two tonnes of durian which was kept in the passenger cabin of the Sriwijaya Air flight be removed. The airline eventually unloaded sacks of the fruit.
short by Nandini Sinha / 06:29 pm on 08 Nov
4 men dress up as a bus to cross 'vehicle-only' bridge in Russia
short by Pragya Swastik / on 14 Nov 2018,Wednesday
A video of four Russians, who dressed up as a bus to cross a bridge that allows only vehicles to cross to the other side, has gone viral on the internet. The group was apprehended by a security guard who asked them to turn back. The 1388-metre-long Zolotoy Bridge in Vladivostok was closed for pedestrians in 2015.
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:39 pm on 14 Nov
Man complains of no window, air hostess pastes drawing of window
short by Pragya Swastik / on 16 Nov 2018,Friday
An air hostess drew a picture of a window with clouds and pasted it next to the seat of a passenger who complained of not having a window near his seat on a Japan-bound flight. His seat wasn't aligned to a window, which is common in commercial aeroplanes. He demanded a seat change, which the air hostess said wasn't possible.
short by Pragya Swastik / 12:06 pm on 16 Nov
Cats go viral for failing to enter Japan museum for 2 years
short by Ankush Verma / on 16 Nov 2018,Friday
Two cats have gone viral for their numerous failed attempts during the past two years to gain access to Japan's Onomichi City Museum of Art. The cats have been reportedly attempting to access the museum ever since it held an exhibition of cat photographs in 2016. The museum guards playfully send the cats away whenever they attempt to enter.
short by Ankush Verma / 01:46 pm on 16 Nov
UK company offers extra 4 days leave to employees for masturbation
short by Pragya Swastik / on 18 Nov 2018,Sunday
A UK-based sex toy company 'LELO' is offering an extra four days of leave to employees, aimed at encouraging them to masturbate. The leaves were introduced after a company survey concluded that orgasms make 78% of the respondents happier. "Being sexually satisfied is something that we at LELO UK feel is a basic human right," a company spokesperson said.
short by Pragya Swastik / 04:23 pm on 18 Nov
Apple design head to create ring made entirely out of diamond
short by Pragya Swastik / on 13 Nov 2018,Tuesday
Jony Ive, Apple's Chief Design Officer, has created a ring with industrial designer Marc Newson, made entirely out of a lab-made diamond. The diamond block will be faceted with several thousand facets, some of which are as small as several hundred micrometers. The ring will go up for auction at Sotheby's (RED) Auction to raise money for HIV/AIDS programs.
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:15 pm on 13 Nov
Crow or cat: Picture goes viral as people get confused
short by Pragya Swastik / on 29 Oct 2018,Monday
A picture has gone viral on the internet as people were confused whether it was a picture of a crow or a cat. First shared on Reddit, the picture was recognised as a crow when uploaded on Google through the search engine's 'search by image' feature. However, the picture is of a black cat looking upwards, towards the camera.
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:32 pm on 29 Oct
Japanese man 'marries' hologram, says it doesn't cheat, age or die
short by Ankush Verma / on 12 Nov 2018,Monday
A 35-year-old Japanese man has 'married' a hologram of an animated singer named Hatsune Miku, saying it "doesn't cheat, age or die". Akihiko Kondo has been living with the talking hologram of Miku that floats in a $2,800 (over ₹2 lakh) desktop device since March. Kondo spent ¥2,000,000 (over ₹12 lakh) on a formal marriage ceremony at a Tokyo hall.
short by Ankush Verma / 11:22 pm on 12 Nov
Aus police pose as car washers, catch drivers using phones
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 14 Nov 2018,Wednesday
Police officers in Australia's Nunawading posed as car window washers as part of an undercover operation to catch drivers using their mobile phones. As many as 38 drivers were issued infringement notices and would have to pay a fine of AU$484 ( around ₹25,000) each. The police said they did not actually wash any windscreens during the operation.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 03:29 pm on 14 Nov
Parrot mimics smoke alarm, firefighters reach the scene
short by Ankush Verma / on 17 Nov 2018,Saturday
A parrot's impersonation of a smoke alarm led to firefighters being called out to a home in England's Northamptonshire. Firefighters cleaned out a smoke detector at the home, but heard the noise again. The crew then discovered that the noise was coming from one of two pet birds impersonating the sound.
short by Ankush Verma / 01:57 pm on 17 Nov
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