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Firm offers gold plated iPhone X at over ₹2 lakh
short by Aditi Verma / on 15 Sep 2017,Friday
London-based luxury gift and customisation company Goldgenie is selling the newly launched iPhone X in a gold plated version at the price of ₹2,37,000 (256 GB) and ₹2,28,000 (64 GB). The company presents the customised iPhone X in a Cherry Oak box to its customers. Goldgenie is also offering iPhone X in Rose Gold, diamonds studded, and Platinum version.
short by Aditi Verma / 03:39 pm on 15 Sep
Model holds world record with 20.5 inches tall high top fade
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 16 Sep 2017,Saturday
The Guinness World Record for the tallest high top fade, which measures 20.5 inches, is held by American model Benny Harlem. Harlem often spends over two hours shaping and combing his hair. He has nearly 4 lakh Instagram followers, and gained widespread attention when he shared a photo of himself with his daughter wherein they had similar hairstyles.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 12:46 pm on 16 Sep
Woman repeatedly defecates outside family's home for weeks
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
An American family has reportedly spent seven weeks trying to get a female jogger to stop defecating in front of their house. The Budde family has complained to the police, and put up a "please stop" sign outside the house. The children of the family first saw her pooping, and their mother suspects she defecates at least once a week.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 06:46 pm on 20 Sep
Church cancels wedding as bride supports gay marriage on FB
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 15 Sep 2017,Friday
An Australian church cancelled a wedding after the bride-to-be supported gay marriage on Facebook, even as the nation votes on whether same-sex marriage should be legalised. She was told, "[Y]our commitment to same-sex marriage opposes the teaching of Christ Jesus." Defending the church, PM Malcolm Turnbull said, "Churches are entitled to marry or not marry whom they please."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 03:55 pm on 15 Sep
Ig Nobel prize awarded for studying if cat is solid & liquid
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 16 Sep 2017,Saturday
The 27th Ig Nobel Prize spoof awards on Thursday honoured researcher Marc-Antoine Fardin for his paper 'Can a Cat Be Both a Solid and a Liquid?' inspired by photos of cats inside glasses and buckets. The awards, which recognise unusual accomplishments in science, awarded researchers for discovering "a female penis, and a male vagina, in a cave insect," among others.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 11:53 am on 16 Sep
Startup offers people to stand in line for its users
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 18 Sep 2017,Monday
A startup called iQueue offers people to stand in line for its customers, with prices ranging from $15 per hour to an 18-hour package costing $185. Singapore-based iQueue has 10 "queuers" consisting mainly of homemakers and students. The startup, which promises video and photo updates every 15 minutes, says requests for queuing for concert tickets and mobile phones are popular.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 06:26 pm on 18 Sep
Teen who climbed peak in Superman underwear gets hypothermia
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Sep 2017,Tuesday
A 19-year-old who completed the 1,085-metre climb of Wales' highest mountain Snowdon while wearing only Superman underwear developed hypothermia while returning via train from the summit. Nathan French managed to raise over £1,500 (₹1.3 lakh) for the Dementia UK charity in honour of his grandmother through the stunt. Notably, he has since recovered.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 10:14 am on 19 Sep
Monkey takes a ride in Delhi Metro, video goes viral
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 15 Sep 2017,Friday
A monkey was seen travelling in the Delhi Metro on Monday, and the video of the incident has gone viral. The monkey can be seen passing commuters and travelling from one coach to another, as well as sitting on a metro seat. People could be heard saying, "He is travelling without a ticket!"
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 08:10 pm on 15 Sep
Sperm donor meets all his 19 children together
short by Daisy Mowke / on 17 Sep 2017,Sunday
Sperm donor Michael Rubino met all of his 19 children, who live in different parts of the world, together for the very first time. His children range in age from 16 to 21. Rubino chose not to be an anonymous donor and gradually, his children started contacting him. "I loved them each immediately when I met them," said Rubino.
short by Daisy Mowke / 07:00 pm on 17 Sep
Venezuela asks people to eat rabbits to end hunger
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 15 Sep 2017,Friday
Venezuela has urged citizens to see rabbits as more than "cute pets" and instead breed and eat them amid a chronic food shortage in the nation. Discussing the "Rabbit Plan", the government said, "A rabbit is not a pet; it's two and a half kilos of meat that is high in protein, with no cholesterol.''
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 11:00 am on 15 Sep
Prof allows student to bring dog to class before hurricane
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 18 Sep 2017,Monday
An American university student said she was allowed to bring her dog to class after asking her professor for permission, in a viral Facebook post. Jessica Lewis told her professor she was leaving for her home right after his class due to Hurricane Irma. He replied saying her dog is "A GOOD GIRL SO OF COURSE YOU CAN BRING HER."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 01:11 pm on 18 Sep
Melania ads removed in Croatia after threats of legal action
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
A language school put up billboards featuring US First Lady Melania Trump with the slogan "imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English" in Zagreb, Croatia. They were removed after Melania's lawyer threatened legal action, claiming the pictures were used without permission. The school apologised, adding, "It was meant... to show her as a role model."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 01:28 pm on 20 Sep
Wads of shredded €500 notes found in toilets in Switzerland
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Sep 2017,Tuesday
Wads of shredded €500 notes have been discovered blocking the toilet of a branch of Swiss bank UBS, while three other deposits were found in the toilets of nearby restaurants. The notes are worth tens of thousands of euros. The matter came to light when the toilets at a restaurant became blocked, and staff investigated the cause of the blockage.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 04:19 pm on 19 Sep
Firefighters called after man gets penis stuck in gym weight
short by Daisy Mowke / on 17 Sep 2017,Sunday
Firefighters had to be called after a resident of a German town got his penis stuck into a 2.5 kilogram weight plate at his gym. Doctors were unable to remove the weight after several attempts. The man had to be sedated while the firefighters broke the plate after working for three hours, using angle grinders and a hydraulic rescue device.
short by Daisy Mowke / 07:19 pm on 17 Sep
Couple returns from work, finds road running through home
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 14 Sep 2017,Thursday
A Russian couple returned home after working in a nearby city and discovered a new highway running through their house, which was partially bulldozed. The couple did not stay permanently in the house, and claimed they were not informed of the construction work beforehand. Officials said there could have been a mistake on the survey maps prior to the construction.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 06:54 pm on 14 Sep
Six women end up wearing same dress at same wedding
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Sep 2017,Tuesday
Six women at a wedding in Australia ended up wearing the same dress, even though they were not the bridesmaids, according to a viral Facebook post. All six women had purchased a $128 dress from Forever New. Meanwhile, Facebook users commented, "You go girls and you all look great," and "Is this a record?"
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 03:46 pm on 19 Sep
Teenager returns lost wallet with nearly ₹1 lakh inside
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
An American woman has said a teenager returned her husband's lost wallet, which was carrying $1,500 (nearly ₹1 lakh) and all his credit cards. Melissa Vang said he waved the wallet at the security camera outside her house before leaving it on the mat. She later tracked him down and rewarded him $150 (nearly ₹10,000) for the deed.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 06:34 pm on 20 Sep
Man says 'pizza' in sign language during Hurricane briefing
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 16 Sep 2017,Saturday
Officials from United States' Manatee County have been slammed after an interpreter for the deaf allegedly signed words like "monsters" and "pizza" during an emergency press briefing on Hurricane Irma. Experts said Marshall Greene, whose brother is deaf, mostly signed gibberish and incomplete information. According to reports, county officials had hired Greene as part of a last-minute decision.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 04:32 pm on 16 Sep
Amazon mistakenly emails users about 'baby registry' gift
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
A technical glitch caused Amazon.com to mistakenly email some of its customers saying they had received a gift, the company said on Tuesday. The email displayed an image of an infant and told shoppers they had received a present from their baby registry. However, some recipients said they had not created baby registries and did not even have babies.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 11:29 am on 20 Sep
Flip flops featuring Trump's contradicting tweets launched
short by Ankush Verma / on 15 Sep 2017,Friday
An online website has begun selling flip flops that feature US President Donald Trump's tweets which contradict each other, with opposing views split between the left and right foot. The flip flops, which cost $29.99 a pair, come in three editions– the Electoral college edition, the Syria edition, and the Sources edition.
short by Ankush Verma / 08:39 am on 15 Sep
'Fake News' Halloween costume inspired by Trump being sold
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 16 Sep 2017,Saturday
An online retailer is selling a "Fake News" Halloween costume inspired by US President Donald Trump's tweets for $54.95 (₹3,500). Its description says, "Spread all the alternative facts in this exclusive Fake News costume featuring a white tank dress with... an allover newspaper design, "fake" printed in red... and a scoop back." It has been marked as "coming soon".
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 03:51 pm on 16 Sep
Creek turns white after accidental milk spill
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Sep 2017,Tuesday
The Cicero Creek in United States' Indiana turned white after approximately 300 gallons of milk accidentally spilled from a food processing plant into the creek. State environmental officials said the incident was not dangerous. Meanwhile, cleanup crews had to remove 14,000 gallons milk and water before the colour turned normal.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 02:49 pm on 19 Sep
Sometimes Asian names can be confusing: British Museum
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 16 Sep 2017,Saturday
The London-based British Museum recently tweeted, "Asian names can be confusing, so we have to be careful about using too many." It was responding to a question about making information accessible to a wider range of people, during its #AskACurator session with "Keeper of Asia" Jane Portal. The museum apologised after being criticised by Twitter users.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 11:51 am on 16 Sep
Koala survives 16 kilometre trapped under car wheel
short by Daisy Mowke / on 17 Sep 2017,Sunday
A koala survived a 16-kilometre road trip in Australia clinging to the axle of a car before the driver stopped and heard the cries of the animal. It had crawled into the wheel arch while the car was parked. The fire brigade was called to take the wheel off in order to help a wildlife rescue worker free the animal.
short by Daisy Mowke / 03:35 pm on 17 Sep
Seeing mother's photo, pickpocket sends wallet back to owner
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 18 Sep 2017,Monday
After seeing a mother's picture in a wallet he had stolen, a pickpocket in Delhi sent the wallet to its owner in Madhya Pradesh. Keeping the ₹1,200 it contained, he returned it with a slip carrying his number. When the owner called him, he said he needed the money but returned the wallet as he was moved by the picture.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 11:51 am on 18 Sep
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