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Man wears 15 shirts to avoid ₹8,200 excess baggage fee; video viral
short by Nandini Sinha / on 09 Jul 2019,Tuesday
A Scottish man wore 15 shirts and successfully avoided paying £96 (nearly ₹8,200) in excess baggage fee at an airport in France while he and his family were on their way home from a holiday. The weight of John Irvine's luggage had exceeded the limit by eight kilograms. A video of the incident posted by his son went viral online.
short by Nandini Sinha / 10:00 pm on 09 Jul
Heat was getting unbearable: Woman who coated car with cow dung
short by Ankush Verma / on 24 May 2019,Friday
The Ahmedabad woman who coated her car with cow dung has said, "The heat was getting unbearable." "I have used cow dung in my house for flooring and from that experience I thought of doing something with my car," Sejal Shah added. Pictures of her car went viral on social media after being shared by a Facebook user.
short by Ankush Verma / 11:26 pm on 24 May
Driver mistakenly plays porn sounds on London train's sound system
short by Pragya Swastik / on 15 May 2019,Wednesday
The driver of a South Western Railway train in London mistakenly played porn sounds on the announcement system for several minutes. A passenger uploaded a video of the incident on Twitter, tagged Transport for London, and wrote, "Amazing multitasking here." Responding to him, Transport for London tweeted, "Oh dear. Thankfully not one of our trains or drivers".
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:56 pm on 15 May
US criminal promises to surrender if 'wanted' post gets 15K likes
short by Ankush Verma / on 24 May 2019,Friday
A US criminal has negotiated a deal with the police to surrender himself. Jose Simms told a police officer on Facebook that he will surrender if his 'wanted' post on the police department's page gets 15,000 likes. However, the police said, "Regardless of the number of "Likes"...we'll continue to utilise resources to locate suspects and take them into custody."
short by Ankush Verma / 03:50 pm on 24 May
Man complains of vulgar ads, IRCTC says ads based on browsing history
short by Pragya Swastik / on 29 May 2019,Wednesday
A man on Wednesday tweeted to complain that 'obscene and vulgar' advertisements very frequently appear on IRCTC ticket booking app, calling them embarrassing and irritating. The IRCTC responded to him, "Irctc uses Google's ad serving tool ADX for serving ads. These ads use cookies to target the user...Please clean and delete all browser cookies and history to avoid such ads."
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:40 pm on 29 May
Bear falls asleep in wardrobe after entering US home
short by Ankush Verma / on 23 Jun 2019,Sunday
A black bear was on Friday found sleeping in a wardrobe after apparently locking itself into a room in a home in the US state of Montana. Police shared pictures of the bear on Facebook and said it stretched and yawned when they knocked on the window to wake it up. The animal eventually had to be tranquillised and removed.
short by Ankush Verma / 01:00 pm on 23 Jun
Microsoft unveils world's first whisky developed with AI
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 16 May 2019,Thursday
Microsoft has unveiled world's first whisky developed with artificial intelligence (AI). The software giant worked with Finnish technology firm Fourkind and Sweden-based distillery Mackmyra. "With [Mackmyra's] dataset, the AI can generate over 70 million recipes that it predicts will be popular and of the highest quality based on what kind of cask types there are in warehouse," Microsoft said.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 10:30 pm on 16 May
Photo of snow leopard's 'camouflage' in Himachal goes viral
short by Pragya Swastik / on 15 May 2019,Wednesday
An image of a snow leopard captured by wildlife photographer Saurabh Desai went viral on the internet after many people found it difficult to spot the animal on a rocky mountain filled with patches of snow. "Art of camouflage," Desai captioned the picture. He took the picture when he was visiting the Spiti Valley in the Himalayan mountain range.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:50 pm on 15 May
1st rule of Fight Club...: US girl gets full marks for 1-line essay
short by Apaar Sharma / on 08 May 2019,Wednesday
A US college student scored full marks in an essay by quoting the iconic dialogue of the movie 'Fight Club'. Allison Garrett decided to write on 'Fight Club' in an assignment that required students to review a movie they had seen, and only wrote one line, "The first rule of fight club is: you do not talk about fight club."
short by Apaar Sharma / 07:57 pm on 08 May
Car owner coats vehicle with cow dung to keep it cool; pics viral
short by Ankush Verma / on 21 May 2019,Tuesday
A car owner reportedly from Gujarat's Ahmedabad has coated her Toyota Corolla with cow dung to keep it cool amid rising temperatures. The pictures of the car which went viral were shared by a Facebook user. Reacting to the pictures, a social media user said, "Maybe the owner should apply one coat of cow dung on her whole body rather."
short by Ankush Verma / 03:00 pm on 21 May
20-yr-old woman gives birth to baby, did not know she was pregnant
short by Anmol Sharma / on 17 May 2019,Friday
A 20-year-old woman in Scotland gave birth to a healthy baby girl despite not knowing that she was pregnant. Stacey Porter delivered her daughter on her bathroom floor without any assistance or pain relief, while her partner David was sleeping downstairs. Stacey revealed that she had gone to the toilet with stomach cramps not knowing she would give birth.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:30 pm on 17 May
French school enrols 15 sheep as it faces closure over less students
short by Nandini Sinha / on 08 May 2019,Wednesday
A school in France's Crêts en Belledonne village has enrolled 15 sheep amid concerns that some classes may shut down due to the falling number of students. The pupils' parents got the sheep enrolled in a symbolic move after they were told that one of the classes would be closed as the number of students fell from 266 to 261.
short by Nandini Sinha / 06:37 pm on 08 May
Man resigns by giving 'very sorry for your loss' card to boss in UK
short by Pragya Swastik / on 29 Jun 2019,Saturday
A 22-year-old man working at a call centre in the UK recently resigned from his job by giving a condolence card to his boss, which has gone viral. "So very sorry for your loss...My last day at work is the 28th July," the card read. "We're a very close team...I knew my boss would find it funny," the man said.
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:25 pm on 29 Jun
Cockroach Challenge in which people put cockroach on face goes viral
short by Apaar Sharma / on 08 May 2019,Wednesday
'Cockroach Challenge' that dares people to post a selfie on social media with a cockroach on their face has gone viral. According to reports, the challenge was started by a Myanmar teenager and has spread to other countries including the Philippines and Indonesia. Some participants put multiple cockroaches on their face and some even put it in their mouth.
short by Apaar Sharma / 05:23 pm on 08 May
Student eats free KFC for a year posing as head office employee, held
short by Pragya Swastik / on 14 May 2019,Tuesday
A 27-year-old student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa has been arrested after he ate free KFC for a year. He used to eat free meals by claiming he's a food quality inspector from the head office. He visited KFC outlets wearing a suit and often in a limousine, driven by a friend working as part-time limousine driver.
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:10 pm on 14 May
Man finds 1.4kg gold nugget worth ₹48 lakh with metal detector in Aus
short by Pragya Swastik / on 20 May 2019,Monday
An experienced local hobbyist in Australia unearthed a 1.4-kg gold nugget worth over ₹48 lakh with a metal detector in Western Australia's Goldfields-Esperance region. He detected the nugget on some saltbush flats, about 18 inches below the surface. Nuggets of this size are found only a few times a year and usually need heavy machinery to be uncovered, experts said.
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:35 pm on 20 May
Designer makes glasses to let short people see 1 foot over eye level
short by Arundhati Rawat / on 10 Jun 2019,Monday
London-based designer Dominic Wilcox has designed 'periscope glasses' that let its wearer see ‘one foot taller’ than their normal eye level. “I was standing at a gig and turned to see a small woman dancing away but unable to see the band. This gave me the inspiration to design a way for people to see over obstacles,” Wilcox said.
short by Arundhati Rawat / 10:02 pm on 10 Jun
China holds driverless car race with fake cow, sheep hurdles
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
China's Tianjin city held the third edition of the annual driverless car race using autonomous cars, on a circuit covering an area of about 10 soccer fields. The circuit consisted of bumps and sudden turns, with hurdles including artificial fog and even fake cows and sheep. Several autonomous cars, however, failed to escape a roadblock that narrowed the track.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 09:48 pm on 18 May
109 babies were named Tesla in the US in 2018
short by Arundhati Rawat / on 12 May 2019,Sunday
In 2018, 109 babies born in the US were named Tesla, down from 143 in 2017, Mashable said quoting the country's Social Security Administration's annual data of baby names. Further, 3,250 male babies were named Bentley and 413 male babies were named Ford. Notably, 2,545 female babies were named Arya in 2018, which is a 'Game of Thrones' character's name.
short by Arundhati Rawat / 10:59 pm on 12 May
Noida temples recycling floral waste into organic colours, agarbatti
short by Shashank Verma / on 03 Jul 2019,Wednesday
Temples in Uttar Pradesh's Noida are recycling floral waste into organic colours, agarbatti (incense sticks) and compost with the help of NGOs working with destitute women, officials said. Noida Authority has tied up with some NGOs under the 'Zero Waste Project' to check the dumping of floral waste in rivers. Noida Authority's CEO said, "All products are 100% eco-friendly."
short by Shashank Verma / 09:42 am on 03 Jul
Man eats 71 hot dogs to win 12th hot dog-eating contest
short by Dishant Sharma / on 05 Jul 2019,Friday
California's Joey Chestnut won his 12th Nathan's Famous July Fourth men's hot dog eating contest by eating 71 hot dogs on Thursday. Miki Sudo won her sixth consecutive women's title on Thursday by eating 31 hot dogs in 10 minutes. Reports claim that 71 hot dogs contain 20,590 calories, 1,172 grams fat, and 2,130 milligrams of cholesterol.
short by Dishant Sharma / 10:46 pm on 05 Jul
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