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A 45-year-old UK man, who lost his penis to a severe blood infection, became the first man to have a new one built on his arm. He underwent a procedure to have the appendage attached to his arm four years ago. Due to delays, it's still on his arm despite doctors saying it'd be moved to groin after two years.
short by Anmol Sharma / 12:34 pm on 02 Aug
Waiters in PPE kits seen serving food at wedding in Andhra; video viral
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 25 Jul 2020,Saturday
In a video, that has been widely shared on social media, waiters dressed in PPE kits were seen serving food to guests at a wedding in Andhra Pradesh. Wedding organisers had reportedly requested the caterers to make sure their serving team were wearing PPE kits, ensuring hygiene due to Covid-19 situation. Frequent temperature checks for the waiters were also arranged.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 09:29 pm on 25 Jul
A picture of a couple strolling at a beach wearing spacesuit to protect themselves from coronavirus in Brazil has gone viral on social media. The man in the picture said that if the virus hits him, it will be pretty serious as he has reduced lung capacity following a lung disease. "By protecting myself, I am protecting others," he added.
short by Anmol Sharma / 03:52 pm on 13 Jul
33-year-old Delhi man officially changes his name to 'James Bond'
short by Pragya Swastik / on 14 Jul 2020,Tuesday
A 33-year-old Delhi man has officially changed his name from 'Vikas Kardam' to 'James Bond' following his fondness for the fictional British Secret Service agent. "People think it is some kind of a joke, but it's true," the man said. "I haven't told my parents about this yet. I know they will be mad at me," he added.
short by Pragya Swastik / 04:38 pm on 14 Jul
Couple build camera-shaped house after naming sons Canon, Nikon, Epson
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 15 Jul 2020,Wednesday
A photographer couple in Karnataka's Belagavi, Ravi and Krupa Hongal, have built a camera-shaped house named 'Click' at a cost of ₹71 lakh. They named their three sons 'Canon', 'Nikon' and 'Epson'. The facade of the house resembles a camera and features details like a lens, which is a kitchen window, and a memory card, which is a bedroom window.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 03:42 pm on 15 Jul
Iceland's tourist board is asking people to send their screams after recording it on their phones following which the country will play the recordings on remotely-located speakers in open spaces. "Screaming allows your amygdala to release the stress stored there and move forward," the 'Let it Out' campaign said on its website. Iceland has installed seven such speakers.
short by Nandini Sinha / 03:14 pm on 17 Jul
A man known as W Brown collected his $95-million lottery jackpot dressed up as iconic Star Wars villain, Darth Vader, to keep his identity a secret from others. "I want to decide what's the best thing to do before spending anything. I need to decide what my goals are, but I know I want to own a bus," Brown said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 03:45 pm on 21 Jul
Cat found in Scotland 12 years after going missing on family holiday
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 05 Aug 2020,Wednesday
A cat has been found 12 years after she went missing from her English owners during a trip to Scotland. The cat remained close to a park and was cared for by campsite staff and holidaymakers. After coronavirus restrictions were imposed, a concerned campsite member saw her microchip and traced her family after getting it scanned by an animal shelter.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 07:00 am on 05 Aug
A man, who lost his wallet containing ₹900 in a Mumbai local in 2006, was informed by police that they have found it after 14 years. The amount included a demonetised ₹500 note. The police deducted ₹100 for stamp paperwork, returned him ₹300 and will return the remaining ₹500 after exchanging the note with a new one.
short by Pragya Swastik / 03:49 pm on 09 Aug
Man ties knot with both girlfriend and bride chosen by parents in MP
short by Ankush Verma / on 11 Jul 2020,Saturday
A man in a Madhya Pradesh village married both his girlfriend and the bride chosen by his parents at the same time on Wednesday. The ceremony took place in the presence of the three families. Village panchayat had decided that if both the women were ready to live together with the man, both of them should be married to him.
short by Ankush Verma / 12:48 pm on 11 Jul
Monitor lizard spotted at a house in Delhi, pic goes viral
short by Anmol Sharma / on 11 Jul 2020,Saturday
A picture of a monitor lizard wandering outside a house in Delhi has gone viral on social media. Senior police officer HGS Dhaliwal shared the picture on Twitter to which a user replied, "Must be from the Chattarpur region near the Aravallis [biodiversity park]." Another user wrote, "That home should be called Jurassic Niwas."
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:11 pm on 11 Jul
After a 25-year-old woman in Tokyo visited the hospital with pain in her throat, doctors found an "uncommon" roundworm, called Pseudoterranova azarasi, inside her tonsil. She reported that the pain started five days earlier after she consumed "assorted sashimi", a raw fish dish. The case report showed that the worm, almost 1.5 inches in length, was shedding the outer cuticle.
short by Dharna / 12:35 pm on 13 Jul
A flat in UK's Sheffield was set on fire after a man left unattended hundreds of tea candles he had lit up for a marriage proposal. The man lit up the candles and went to pick his girlfriend up, officials said. "As they returned the flat was on fire. The culprit? Yep, you guessed it, the tea lights," officials added.
short by Anmol Sharma / 06:01 pm on 05 Aug
An unidentified 15-foot-long creature has washed up on the Merseyside beach in UK's Liverpool and has been dubbed as 'Ainsdale Anomaly'. People have been unable to identify the animal which has no identifiable head but is furry, has flippers and is badly decomposed and covered in flies. "It's like a mishmash of different things in one," a beachgoer said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 03:54 pm on 04 Aug
US man buys 25 identical lottery tickets for same draw, wins 25 times
short by Nandini Sinha / on 07 Aug 2020,Friday
Raymond Harrington, a US man who bought 25 identical lottery tickets for $1 each for the same draw, won 25 times. Each of his tickets won the game's $5,000 top prize for a grand total of $125,000 (nearly ₹94 lakh). Harrington said that he plans to use the money to help out his two sons who are in college.
short by Nandini Sinha / 05:06 pm on 07 Aug
A Canadian brewery has apologised for unknowingly naming one of its beers after a Māori language word that is commonly used to mean pubic hair. Hell's Basement Brewery named their beer 'Huruhuru' two years ago thinking that it meant 'feather' in Māori language. However, a Māori TV personality pointed out the common interpretation of the word in a Facebook video.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:13 pm on 09 Aug
Anchor in Ukraine catches tooth as it falls out on live TV, shares video
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 Jul 2020,Saturday
Ukrainian news anchor Marichka Padalko took to Instagram to share a video wherein she's seen catching her tooth as it fell out during live TV broadcast. "This is probably my most curious experience in 20 years as a presenter. Live broadcasting is wonderful because it is always unpredictable," she wrote sharing the video.
short by Nandini Sinha / 07:00 am on 18 Jul
A video of a woman hiker has gone viral after it showed her taking a selfie with a bear who sneaked up on her at Chipinque Ecological Park in Mexico. The bear was seen sniffing the hair of the hiker while standing during the selfie. Sharing the video on Twitter, a user wrote, "This girl has nerves of steel."
short by Pragya Swastik / 08:06 pm on 21 Jul
A Turkish musician named Ahmet Celik shared a video on his Instagram account wherein he is seen playing the drum while paragliding over the coast of Tekirdag province in western Turkey. At times, he soared as high as nearly 2,000 feet. Reacting to the video, a social media user wrote, "If that had been me, I'd have dropped a stick."
short by Nandini Sinha / 05:16 pm on 25 Jul
TN man makes mask using gold threads worth ₹2.75 lakh; pics surface
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 21 Jul 2020,Tuesday
A goldsmith in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore has designed masks using gold and silver threads. "The gold mask has been made using 18-carat gold which costs ₹2.75 lakh and the silver mask costs ₹15,000. Around 9 orders have been confirmed," he said. He added that he's aware common people can't afford them but "rich people can use them for royal weddings".
short by Arshiya Chopra / 07:00 am on 21 Jul
A video of a Pune woman breaking into dance to welcome her sister, who returned home after recovering from COVID-19, has gone viral. It was also shared by IPS officer Dipanshu Kabra on Twitter. "Just loved the sisters' duet...No pandemic can reduce a nanometre of the smile, of any family that cherishes such Warmth, Love & Energy," he tweeted.
short by Pragya Swastik / 03:40 pm on 21 Jul
Israeli jeweller making 'world's most expensive' mask worth ₹11 crore
short by Pragya Swastik / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
Israel-based jewellery company Yvel is making an 18-karat white gold mask worth ₹11 crore for a Chinese businessman living in the United States. The company said the mask will be decorated with 3,600 white and black diamonds and fitted with N99 filters. The businessman demanded that it should be the most expensive coronavirus mask in the world, the company said.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:25 pm on 11 Aug
A jewellery shop in Gujarat's Surat is selling diamond-studded face masks, which cost between ₹1 lakh and ₹4 lakh, to customers who want to wear them to wedding functions amid the coronavirus pandemic. Pictures of the mask have also surfaced online. This comes after a man in Maharashtra's Pune got himself a mask made of gold worth ₹2.9 lakh.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 04:45 pm on 10 Jul
Fish with human-like teeth and lips spotted in Malaysia, pics go viral
short by Anmol Sharma / on 11 Jul 2020,Saturday
A fish with human-like features was spotted in Malaysia, with its pictures going viral on social media. The fish named 'Triggerfish' is normally found in South Asian water bodies and has strong jaw, big lips and human-like teeth. There are around 40 different species of the Triggerfish found in the water bodies.
short by Anmol Sharma / 04:57 pm on 11 Jul
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