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A man in US' Miami chased down his stolen Lamborghini Urus on his scooter, moments after a 14-year-old drove the car worth $200,000 (₹1.46 crore) away from his home. After chasing the car down a few blocks, the man saw it parked on the pavement. The teenager surrendered to the police after having run away after parking the car.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:45 am on 16 Jun
A couple in Ukraine who handcuffed themselves to each other on Valentine's Day to save their relationship have broken up on national television after 123 days of their experiment. Alexandr Kudlay said the cuffs helped him understand that the two were not "like-minded people". Kudlay's ex-partner Viktoria Pustovitova said, "It'll be a good lesson for...couples...not to repeat what we've done."
short by Anmol Sharma / 02:23 pm on 19 Jun
A bride named after West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee married a man named Socialism in Tamil Nadu's Salem district on Sunday. While P Mamata Banerjee comes from a family of Congress supporters, AM Socialism's father is CPI's Salem District Secretary. The couple's wedding invitation had earlier gone viral. "We'll be inseparable...in happy [and] tough times," said Socialism after the union.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 09:23 pm on 13 Jun
Man shoplifts from US store in broad daylight; video gets 6 mn views
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 18 Jun 2021,Friday
The video of a man shoplifting from a Walgreens store in San Francisco, US, in broad daylight has gone viral on Twitter with nearly six million views since it was posted on June 15. The video captured by a journalist has started a debate over a city law that lowered the penalty for theft of goods worth less than $950.
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 11:40 am on 18 Jun
18-year-old girl tries to enter house via chimney, gets stuck
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 18 Jun 2021,Friday
Firefighters in Nevada, US rescued an 18-year-old girl who tried to enter her house through the chimney after she was locked out but got stuck above the flue. According to a Facebook post by the fire department, the rescue operation took half-an-hour and the girl was uninjured. "Most people just climb through a window..," a user commented on the post.
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 03:03 pm on 18 Jun
Duck family stops New York traffic, enters bagel shop in viral video
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 18 Jun 2021,Friday
A video posted on Twitter of a "mama duck and her babies" crossing New York city's busy 5th Avenue street has gone viral with over 1.6 lakh views since it was shared. The user said multiple people stopped to help the ducks cross the road safely. In a follow-up video, the ducks can be seen entering a well-known bagel shop.
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 04:29 pm on 18 Jun
Malaysian cricketer sets record for world's highest jump on one leg
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 19 Jun 2021,Saturday
The Malaysian national cricket team's wicketkeeper, Harinder Sekhon set the record for the world's highest jump on one leg after he made a vertical leap of four feet and 6.49 inches. The video of Sekhon's record-breaking attempt was shared on Facebook by his alma mater, Loughborough University. Sekhon said he trained for nearly five months to set the record.
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 04:29 pm on 19 Jun
US aquarium accepts entry ticket saved for nearly 40 years
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 15 Jun 2021,Tuesday
The New England Aquarium in Boston, US recently accepted an entry ticket from 1983 that allowed its holder to return "at anytime in the future". A graduate student at Harvard University, Rachel Carle received the ticket from her great-aunt Catherine Cappiello who held on to it for 38 years. The aquarium CEO said these tickets were discontinued 25 years ago.
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 10:43 am on 15 Jun
Photo of memorial bench for UK man who is 'not dead yet' goes viral
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 19 Jun 2021,Saturday
A picture of a memorial bench for UK man Hayden Kays has gone viral on Reddit because of the inscription on the plaque. It reads, "He's not dead yet. He's just become increasingly anti-social." One user commented that the bench was "likely paid for" by Kays who is an artist and lives in the town where the bench was spotted.
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 05:06 pm on 19 Jun
US airline removes 2 men who fought over armrest 'elbow placement'
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 17 Jun 2021,Thursday
Two men were removed from a United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas after they got into a "physical altercation over elbow placement upon armrests", a co-passenger tweeted. As per reports, the men weren't injured and were not allowed back on to the flight. "Neither sought to pursue further police action," police said.
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 10:32 am on 17 Jun
Small Florida town sells its own municipal water tower by mistake
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 15 Jun 2021,Tuesday
A small town in Florida, US accidentally sold its own municipal water tower to a businessman as part of a $55,000 (₹40.27 lakh) real estate deal. The businessman had approached the city council regarding the municipal building underneath the water tower to convert it into a gym but later found out his purchase included the entire water tower site.
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 10:26 am on 15 Jun
UK woman renovates kitchen using 7,500 pennies; shares pics
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 16 Jun 2021,Wednesday
A woman from Lancashire, England renovated her kitchen using 7,500 one-pence coins and posted before-and-after pictures on Facebook. As per reports, the beautician took nine-and-a-half hours to glue the copper coins on to her kitchen walls and spent a total of £75 (₹7,759) or the cost of the pennies. One user commented, "You have the patience of a saint!"
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 03:29 pm on 16 Jun
Painting bought for ₹300 in Canada found to be David Bowie original
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 16 Jun 2021,Wednesday
A painting bought for less than CA$5 (₹300) from a donation centre outside a Canadian landfill is up for auction after it was identified as a David Bowie original. The painting is titled 'D Head XLVI' and is part of a series that Bowie created between 1995 and 1997. The artwork received opening bids of CA$15,000 (₹9.09 lakh).
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 01:24 pm on 16 Jun
US man jumps into Lake Michigan every day for 1 year to beat stress
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 15 Jun 2021,Tuesday
A man from Chicago, US who started jumping into Lake Michigan every day to beat the stress of the "pandemic and the politics and the protests" completed his 365th jump on June 12. He said he made his first jump on June 13, 2020 because he was hungover "and it felt so good" that he started doing it every day.
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 01:56 pm on 15 Jun
US mom catches ball with 1 hand while holding baby in viral video
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 15 Jun 2021,Tuesday
A US mother who was in the stands at a baseball match caught a foul ball with one hand while holding her three-month-old baby in the other, as seen in a viral video. The match was between the Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres. The San Diego Padres posted the video of the woman's one-handed catch on Twitter as well.
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 04:20 pm on 15 Jun
Tourists in Mexico looking the wrong way nearly miss whale sighting
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 17 Jun 2021,Thursday
A group of whale watchers in Mexico nearly missed seeing the humpback whale behind their boat as they looked in the opposite direction. The viral moment was captured by a photographer from another vessel who said he "caught the moment right before everyone realised she was so close". The group spotted the whale just before she sank below the surface.
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 11:24 am on 17 Jun
Portuguese teen finds message in a bottle that travelled 3,800 kms
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 17 Jun 2021,Thursday
A Portuguese teen found a message in a crushed Powerade bottle that travelled over 3,800 kms from the US while diving in the Azores. According to reports, the bottle was tossed into the sea near Rhode Island in the US in 2018. The note inside was written by a 13-year-old from Vermont and included an email address to respond to.
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 01:15 pm on 17 Jun
Acapella singers interrupt news broadcast on Israel vote; video viral
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 17 Jun 2021,Thursday
A group of acapella singers on a boat interrupted a CNN broadcast on Israel parliamentary vote, as seen in a video shared by the journalist, Hala Gorani. Gorani, who called the singers "wonderfully harmonious acapella group", also posted a video of how the interruption played out on live TV.
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 04:36 pm on 17 Jun
US McDonald's employee quits job with drive-thru note; pic goes viral
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 17 Jun 2021,Thursday
A US Twitter user recently posted a picture of a sign outside his local McDonald's outlet that read "We are closed because I am quitting and I hate this job." In a follow-up tweet, the man said he spoke to the staff who told him the sign was posted by a night shift manager. The post went viral on Twitter.
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 04:00 pm on 17 Jun
Burglar breaks into US home, takes shower; owner finds him in towel
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 15 Jun 2021,Tuesday
A man broke into a California home on June 10 and took a shower before he was caught in a towel on the stairs by the owner. The homeowner said he grabbed his gun to see what was happening after his wife woke him up around 11 pm on hearing the sound of running water. He called the experience "surreal".
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 01:13 pm on 15 Jun
Filipino man called Mac names newborn son HTML as per viral FB post
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 16 Jun 2021,Wednesday
A Filipino web developer called Mac (short for Macaroni 85) has named his son HTML, according to a Facebook post by the newborn's aunt, Sincerely. As per the viral post, the baby's full name is Hypertext Markup Language Rayo Pascual. The aunt said the family has a history of choosing unique names, like Design, Research and Spaghetti 88.
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 01:44 pm on 16 Jun
Alligator trespassing on porch of US home gets ride in patrol car
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 16 Jun 2021,Wednesday
A 5.5-foot alligator that was recently found trespassing on the porch of a Florida home was given a ride to a nearby lake in the back of a patrol car. Sharing pictures on Twitter, the Polk County Sheriff's Office joked that the deputies who rescued the alligator "were sure to say see ya later" and used the hashtag #onlyinFL.
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 03:24 pm on 16 Jun
US aquarium will auction off the chance to name 3 beluga whales
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 19 Jun 2021,Saturday
An aquarium in the US is going to auction off the chance to name three recently-arrived beluga whales to raise money for their care and cover the cost of transporting them from Canada. Part of the Sea Research Foundation, the Mystic Aquarium hopes to raise $4 million through the auction that will include a boat or vintage car as well.
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 12:50 pm on 19 Jun
Hundreds wait to see giant flower with dead-body odour in Warsaw
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 15 Jun 2021,Tuesday
Hundreds of people waited in line to see the giant, foul-smelling corpse flower that went into a rare, short bloom at a botanical garden in Warsaw, Poland. The flower that emits a dead-body odour bloomed on Sunday and was already withering by Monday. The corpse flower typically grows in the rainforests of Sumatra but is endangered there due to deforestation.
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 11:20 am on 15 Jun
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