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Company offers job for fake programmer who wears glasses
short by Vani Vivek / on 20 Jun 2017,Tuesday
A Russian web studio has posted a job offer for a fake programmer who wears glasses and 'worn-out' sweaters. The job entails saying, "What kind of fool wrote this code?" when clients enter the studio. The company said it wanted to add workforce as clients view it as a short-lived enterprise when they see only three people at the office.
short by Vani Vivek / 07:30 pm on 20 Jun
US President Donald Trump gets a Twitter library
short by Deepali Aggarwal / on 17 Jun 2017,Saturday
'The Daily Show' has opened a library that only features President Donald Trump's tweets. The library aims at assembling in one place "some of the greatest ideas that have ever been shared in 140 characters or less," the show's host Trevor Noah said. The library also showcases a golden toilet in a mock Oval Office.
short by Deepali Aggarwal / 08:53 pm on 17 Jun
India's oldest Yoga guru performs yoga with world's oldest
short by Mishika Bangia / on 21 Jun 2017,Wednesday
On the occasion of the third International Yoga Day, India's oldest Yoga guru Amma Nannamal (98 years old) along with world's oldest Yoga teacher Tao Porchon-Lynch (98.5 years old) on Wednesday demonstrated various 'asanas' in Bengaluru at Kanteerava Outdoor Stadium. Besides the two nonagenarians, social activist Anna Hazare and Union Minister Ananth Kumar also attended the same event.
short by Mishika Bangia / 03:36 pm on 21 Jun
Twitter reacts to Kovind's nomination prediction made in '16
short by Sumedha Sehra / on 20 Jun 2017,Tuesday
Twitter users reacted to a man's 2016 tweet in which he predicted the nomination of Ram Nath Kovind as India's President. "Current governor of Bihar. Dalit and highly educated and learned person. From RSS background," Nitiksh Srivastava wrote while backing his prediction. A user tweeted, "Have you tapped Amit Shah's phone?" while another tweet read, "Hello sir. Mandir kab banega?"
short by Sumedha Sehra / 09:28 pm on 20 Jun
Man throws chilli on people for denying seat in Mumbai train
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 22 Jun 2017,Thursday
A man threw chilli powder on passengers after he was denied a seat on a Mumbai local train on Tuesday, a Railway Protection Force official said. Seven passengers had to be taken to the hospital after they experienced severe burning in their eyes. The accused, who has been arrested, has claimed he had quarrelled with the passengers over a seat.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 11:29 am on 22 Jun
Man steals mummified human toe served in iconic cocktail
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 21 Jun 2017,Wednesday
A guest at a Canadian bar allegedly stole a mummified human toe from its 40-year-old signature sourtoe cocktail, following which the police were informed and the bar offered a reward for information. The "whiskey and blackened toe" tradition traces its roots to the 1920s when a rum runner preserved his amputated toe in alcohol.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 09:45 pm on 21 Jun
Artist clicks women with 'cow heads' over sidelined issues
short by Sumedha Sehra / on 20 Jun 2017,Tuesday
Kolkata artist Sujatro Ghosh has started a photo-series wherein he clicks pictures of women wearing cow masks. He has reportedly started the initiative to talk about issues like women safety, which seem to be sidelined. The series includes pictures of women with cow masks standing on a street, smoking, and sitting with bowed heads.
short by Sumedha Sehra / 10:35 pm on 20 Jun
'Satan's fidget spinner' banned from flight over safety fear
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 20 Jun 2017,Tuesday
The United States' Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently banned a fidget spinner from being carried on a flight over safety issues. Calling it "Satan's fidget spinner," TSA posted on Instagram, "While normal #FidgetSpinners are permitted, this one is a weapon." The TSA Instagram page generally reminds flyers that grenades, knives and guns are unacceptable hand luggage items.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 04:27 pm on 20 Jun
'Selfie with police station' for swift police action in UP
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 20 Jun 2017,Tuesday
Mirzapur SP Ashish Tiwari has introduced a "selfie with police station" initiative to ensure the registration of complaints and their quick redressal, in the first move of its kind. Tiwari said, "the person can click a selfie with the police station and call me or send the selfie... I will personally look into the matter and ensure prompt action."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 01:49 pm on 20 Jun
Alarm clock stuck in wall has been ringing daily for 13 yrs
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 21 Jun 2017,Wednesday
An alarm clock stuck in a wall at a US home has been ringing daily for 13 years. The clock, which rings for a minute, was tied to a string and dropped down an air vent in 2004 when the string broke, leaving it stuck. Homeowner Jerry Lynn said, "We don't even notice it because we're so used to it."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 05:16 pm on 21 Jun
NZ weekly 'names and shames' drunk drivers in tourist town
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 22 Jun 2017,Thursday
A weekly newspaper in a tourist town in New Zealand on Thursday shared the names of 100 convicted drunk drivers on its front page to "name and shame" them. Its editor said, "If it deters one drunk person...then we have had a win." Queenstown is considered a "party town" and there are 60 bars and liquor stores in its centre.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 05:57 pm on 22 Jun
Aus MP breastfeeds baby while giving speech in Parliament
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 22 Jun 2017,Thursday
Australian MP Larissa Waters delivered a speech on black lung disease while breastfeeding her baby in the Parliament. Waters later said, "I hope it sends a message to young women and mothers that they belong in places of power like the parliament." Waters became the first woman to breastfeed her baby, Alia Joy Waters, in the Australian Parliament last month.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 05:31 pm on 22 Jun
Father meets daughter he never knew he had
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Jun 2017,Monday
A 63-year-old man met his 40-year-old daughter for the first time earlier this month after she tracked him down using Facebook. Justamond said her mother was 18 when she had a one night stand with an Italian named "Al" who worked at the Neary's bar. She tracked him down, and a paternity test showed 99.9% probability he was her father.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 03:34 pm on 19 Jun
Robot journalist accidentally reports 92-year-old earthquake
short by Vani Vivek / on 22 Jun 2017,Thursday
An algorithm called 'Quakebot', which publishes news about earthquakes for the Los Angeles Times, on Wednesday accidentally reported about an earthquake which happened in 1925. The robot scrapes data from the US Geological Survey's website and reported the wrong news based on an update that had been published about the historical earthquake.
short by Vani Vivek / 07:13 pm on 22 Jun
US city's flights cancelled because it is too hot for planes
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 21 Jun 2017,Wednesday
Nearly 50 flights have been cancelled in US' Phoenix because it is too hot for planes to fly. The weather forecast suggests temperature could reach 49°C on Wednesday, exceeding the operating temperatures of some planes. Air has lower density at high temperatures, reducing the lift generated on an aircraft's wings but meaning its engines need more thrust to get airborne.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 05:12 pm on 21 Jun
Man sent home for wearing shorts to work, returns in a dress
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 21 Jun 2017,Wednesday
A 20-year-old call center worker from Britain wore a dress to work after he was sent back for wearing shorts. He tweeted, "If women can wear skirts/ dresses at work can I wear smart shorts like so?" Following this, his employers relaxed their rules, allowing shorts for gentlemen "due to the extremely warm temperatures currently."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 09:50 pm on 21 Jun
Men wear skirts in France to protest ban on shorts
short by Deepali Aggarwal / on 22 Jun 2017,Thursday
With temperatures reaching record high in the French city of Nantes, bus drivers of the city's public transport system wore skirts to work in protest for not being allowed to wear shorts despite hot weather conditions. "Our uniform is not appropriate for high temperatures. We envy women at moments like this," the drivers said.
short by Deepali Aggarwal / 08:54 pm on 22 Jun
Man drives pet lion through streets of Pakistan, arrested
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 17 Jun 2017,Saturday
Police officers on Thursday said they arrested a businessman who took his pet lion for a night-time drive through the streets of Karachi, Pakistan. Meanwhile, the businessman has claimed he was taking the lion to the vet. A video of the incident shows a lion in the back of a pick-up truck, restrained by a leash and collar.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 06:18 pm on 17 Jun
Michelle Obama posts workout photo, goes viral
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 20 Jun 2017,Tuesday
Former US First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday shared a picture of herself working out, and the Instagram post went viral with nearly nine lakh likes. Michelle said she used to host "bootcamp weekends" at White House for her girlfriends, and has continued this. She added, "I hope you and your crew can find some time... to be healthy together."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 05:34 pm on 20 Jun
MP ministers sleep, use phones during Yoga Day event
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 21 Jun 2017,Wednesday
Madhya Pradesh Agriculture Minister Gaurishankar Bisen fell asleep during the third International Yoga Day function held in Chhindwara on Wednesday. Bisen shuffled over to a sofa and slept after ten minutes of performing asanas. Meanwhile, School Education Minister Vijay Shah was seen using his phone during a function in Khandwa district.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 02:13 pm on 21 Jun
Man awarded ₹5.6 crore after surgeon removes wrong testicle
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Jun 2017,Monday
A man in the United States has been awarded $870,000 (₹5.6 crore) after a surgeon removed his healthy testicle during a surgery. The court found the surgeon "recklessly indifferent" in removing 54-year-old Steven Haines' healthy testicle. Notably, Haines had been suffering from chronic pain in his right testicle for around 15 years before he visited Dr Spencer Long.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 02:51 pm on 19 Jun
Man rides hoverboard on edge of skyscraper
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Jun 2017,Monday
A video of a Russian man performing stunts with a hoverboard and basketball on the ledge of a Hong Kong skyscraper without wearing any safety gear has gone viral. The man rides the hoverboard, performs somersaults and plays basketball. However, users commented, "Please stop this. You could die" and "There are tonnes of people who die trying to copy you."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 06:05 pm on 19 Jun
Costa Rica's President eats wasp on air, cries 'I ate it!'
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Jun 2017,Monday
Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera accidentally ate a wasp during his nationwide tour while he was speaking to the press on Friday. Rivera said, "I ate it, I ate the wasp!" and "they're going to send it to CNN, pure protein!" The wasp could be seen hovering around his mouth before he swallowed it.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 06:16 pm on 19 Jun
Gold worth ₹35 lakh found behind Jet Airways toilet mirror
short by Mansha Mahajan / on 22 Jun 2017,Thursday
The Air Intelligence Unit rummaged through a Jet Airways flight from Dubai and found 10 gold bars weighing 1160 grams worth nearly ₹35 lakh. The gold was recovered from unclaimed packets wrapped with black coloured adhesive tape and concealed in the cavity behind a mirror in the flight's toilet. The said gold bars were seized and further investigation is underway.
short by Mansha Mahajan / 03:34 pm on 22 Jun
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