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Man feels something crawling inside his ear, doctor finds 10 cockroaches
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 07 Nov 2019,Thursday
A doctor in China found and removed a family of over 10 cockroaches living inside a 24-year-old man's ear. The doctor said that the patient visited him complaining that his ear "hurt a lot like something was scratching or crawling inside". The man, who was discharged on the same day, suffered some damage to his canal, the doctor added.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 12:17 pm on 07 Nov
Video of waterfall in Ireland appearing to flow backwards goes viral
short by Anmol Sharma / on 11 Nov 2019,Monday
A video of a waterfall in Ireland appearing to flow backwards due to strong winds has gone viral on social media. The video was captured by a group of friends who went on a hike to Cliffs of Moher in Ireland. The winds on Ireland's west coast are so strong that they sometimes push the water against its natural trajectory.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:19 pm on 11 Nov
A woman in New Zealand has shared a picture of a bill receipt of a cafe that had "fam w the terrifying kid" written on it to describe her two-year-old daughter. The woman also alleged that the cafe "intentionally overcharged" them. Following this, the cafe apologised and said it'd give free beverages to children and their parents till the weekend.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 03:05 pm on 05 Nov
Inshorts is hiring Content Specialists for Hindi Content Team
short by Soumi Chakraborty / on 06 Nov 2019,Wednesday
Inshorts is looking for people to work as Content Specialist in the Hindi language. Eligibility criteria include bachelors/masters in Mass Communication with an experience of 1-4 year in the media industry. Interested candidates can send their CV at hindiopenings@inshorts.com. Swipe left to read the full description.
short by Soumi Chakraborty / 06:41 pm on 06 Nov
Inshorts is hiring Content Managers & Specialists for regional news
short by Soumi Chakraborty / on 06 Nov 2019,Wednesday
Inshorts is looking to hire Content Managers & Content Specialists for Gujarati, Telugu, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, Malayalam, and Kannada. Eligibility criteria include bachelors/masters in Mass Communication with an experience of 1-4 years for Content Specialists and 4-7 years for Content Managers in the media industry. Swipe left to read the full description and to apply.
short by Soumi Chakraborty / 02:02 pm on 06 Nov
Endangered 'antisocial' penguin voted NZ's bird of the year
short by Dishant Sharma / on 12 Nov 2019,Tuesday
Hoiho, or the yellow-eyed penguin, an endangered 'antisocial' penguin species that communicates by screaming, has won New Zealand's bird of the year poll. It was the first time a seabird has won the title since the competition began 14 years ago. Notably, at the final count, the hoiho won 12,022 out of 43,460 verified votes.
short by Dishant Sharma / 07:00 am on 12 Nov
Maria Cristina from US' Nevada, who started working out aged 69, became a bikini body champion at 73. "I still have so many things I want to do and plan to train into my 80s and 90s," she said. "A lot of us see slowing down as natural part of getting older, but it doesn't have to be," she added.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:05 pm on 08 Nov
World's most expensive watch sells for ₹222 crore in auction
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 12 Nov 2019,Tuesday
A Patek Philippe watch has sold for $31 million (₹222.2 crore) at a Christie's charity auction, setting the record for the highest price for a wristwatch. The Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime 6300A-010 features 20 functions and a reversible case with two dials. The watch beat the previous record set by a Daytona Rolex, which sold for $17.8 million in 2017.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 09:10 pm on 12 Nov
Twitter user asks who's most overrated Indian author, Chetan responds 'me'
short by Pragya Swastik / on 07 Nov 2019,Thursday
Author Chetan Bhagat on Wednesday responded "me!" to a Twitter user who had asked people the first name that comes to their mind when they think about the most overrated Indian author. When another Twitter user jokingly tweeted, "He said Author," Chetan Bhagat responded, "I only read overrated." Reacting to the author's tweets, a user tweeted, "5 points for honesty."
short by Pragya Swastik / 03:55 pm on 07 Nov
4 Kerala sisters who were born on same day to get married on same day
short by Pragya Swastik / on 07 Nov 2019,Thursday
Four of five quintuplets (four girls and one boy) from Kerala are getting married on the same day at Sree Krishna temple in Guruvayur on April 26, 2020. Uthraja, Uthara, Uthama, Uthra and Uthrajan were born on November 18, 1995. "My son has to scale more heights so he can wait a bit," their mother said about her son Uthrajan.
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:15 pm on 07 Nov
A UK man who bought a vase for ₹90 from a charity shop sold it for ₹4.4 crore at auction after it was revealed it was made for an 18th-century Chinese emperor. Unaware of its significance, the man had listed it on eBay. The man took it to auction house after receiving a lot of offers on eBay.
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:25 pm on 10 Nov
Chinese man complains of blocked nose, tooth found growing in his nostril
short by Nandini Sinha / on 13 Nov 2019,Wednesday
Doctors in China found a tooth growing inside a 30-year-old man's nostril for 20 years after he complained of having a blocked nose. The tooth had been knocked out of his mouth when he fell at the age of 10 and had managed to root and grow inside his nostril. The tooth was removed in a 30-minute surgery.
short by Nandini Sinha / 08:50 pm on 13 Nov
US judge holds woman's baby as she takes oath; video goes viral
short by Ankush Verma / on 14 Nov 2019,Thursday
A video showing a US judge holding a woman's baby while she was being sworn in as a lawyer has gone viral on social media. Judge Richard Dinkins is seen bouncing the kid in one arm while he reads the oath of admission to Juliana Lamar. Reacting to the video a Twitter users wrote, "Well done, your honor."
short by Ankush Verma / 02:50 pm on 14 Nov
World's oldest captive white rhino Sana dies in French zoo aged 55
short by Anmol Sharma / on 14 Nov 2019,Thursday
The world's oldest captive white rhino, South African-born Sana, died at the age of 55 at a French zoo, where it was kept for last 26 years. The zoo in a statement said Sana was no longer able to roll in the mud, which helps rhinos regulate their body temperature. Her death has "deeply affected" her caretakers, the zoo added.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:33 pm on 14 Nov
A UK family that booked a five-star hotel in Egypt in August reached there to find that it had never been built. The family was shifted to another hotel which was in the process of being demolished. On complaining about the poor facilities there as well, they got accommodation in a third hotel which took £8,000 as holding deposit.
short by Nandini Sinha / 09:15 am on 17 Nov
Chimpanzee smokes cigarette allegedly thrown by tourists at Chinese zoo
short by Pragya Swastik / on 05 Nov 2019,Tuesday
A viral video showed a 15-year-old female chimpanzee smoking a cigarette allegedly thrown by tourists inside the animal enclosure at a Chinese zoo. The video was taken at the Hefei Wildlife Park in eastern China's Anhui. The zoo's director claimed the video wasn't taken recently, adding that the zoo has three keepers to look after the chimpanzee and her family.
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:46 pm on 05 Nov
Amid Air Quality Index (AQI) levels in Delhi entering 'severe plus' category, an oxygen bar in Saket claims to offer pure oxygen to its customers, in seven different aromas, starting from ₹299. "We are also offering portable oxygen cans to the customers," the store operator said. The bar offers oxygen in lemongrass, orange, cinnamon, spearmint, peppermint, eucalyptus and lavender fragrances.
short by Jigyasu / 08:42 pm on 15 Nov
Russia releases last belugas from a facility called 'whale jail'
short by Dishant Sharma / on 11 Nov 2019,Monday
The all-Russian research Institute of fisheries and Oceanography has released the final 21 beluga whales it kept at a secret facility called 'whale jail' in Srednyaya Bay. A total of 93 beluga whales and 11 orcas had been captured to perform in aquariums. The creatures had been held for over a year, with the last orcas being freed in August.
short by Dishant Sharma / 05:11 pm on 11 Nov
Cambodia set to ban elephant rides at Angkor temple park
short by Dishant Sharma / on 15 Nov 2019,Friday
An official revealed on Friday that Cambodia will ban all elephant rides at the country's famed Angkor temple park by early next year. Tourists are known to opt for elephants rides around the ancient temples. So far, five of the 14 working elephants have been transferred to a community forest about 40 kilometres away from the temples.
short by Dishant Sharma / 04:50 pm on 15 Nov
A woman in Spain fell in front of a metro train while using her mobile phone as she didn't realise she had reached the platform's edge. Metro de Madrid released the video and said the passenger didn't suffer any serious injuries and is fine. Video is being shared to urge passengers to pay attention while boarding the train, they added.
short by Jigyasu / 10:28 pm on 03 Nov
New wreck found in Sweden could be sister ship of 17th-century ship
short by Dishant Sharma / on 09 Nov 2019,Saturday
A marine archaeologist says that one of the two shipwrecks found in Stockholm's archipelago could be the sister ship of a famed 17th-century Swedish warship that sank on its maiden voyage. The archaeologist said the ship resembles the Vasa, which was largely intact when salvaged in 1961 and now has its own museum.
short by Dishant Sharma / 08:45 pm on 09 Nov
Government Arts College in Tamil Nadu is encouraging students to use ink pens instead of ballpoint pens in order to decrease the institution's plastic output. The administration took the decision after noticing that the campus was littered with discarded ballpoint pen refills. The college has also replaced plastic cups with metal utensils in the canteen to reduce the plastic output.
short by Jigyasu / 10:45 pm on 04 Nov
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