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Wife wins $100k with $10 lottery ticket gift on Valentine's
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Feb 2018,Monday
An American woman has won a $100,000 (₹65 lakh) lottery with a $10 scratch-off ticket gifted by her husband on Valentine's Day. She reportedly joked, "Oh, that's really expensive," when her husband gave her the gift. Meanwhile, he later said, "I knew she was a winner. I thought it would just be $100 but it turned out to be $100,000."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 02:18 pm on 19 Feb
Man drives 32,000 km to visit two pubs in Norway and Chile
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
A British man drove his car across 21 countries to visit two pubs, which he claimed were the world's northernmost and southernmost pubs. He started the over 32,000-kilometre journey at a pub on the Svalbard archipelago in Norway and travelled to a pub in Puerto Williams village, Chile. The seven-month-long journey is being called the world's longest pub crawl.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 03:20 pm on 20 Feb
Man wins paternity rights to 13 kids born to Thai surrogates
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
A Bangkok court today granted paternity rights to a 28-year-old Japanese man for 13 children he fathered through Thai surrogate mothers. Mitsutoki Shigeta had sued the Thai Social Development Ministry for the kids' custody after it was revealed that he had fathered 16 children. The ruling stated that Shigeta was wealthy and had made preparations to care for the children.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 02:53 pm on 20 Feb
Woman wins two lotteries of $200 and $200,000 on same day
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
An American woman won $200 in the Lucky for Life lottery and the $200,000 jackpot in the Show Me Cash lottery on the same day. She said she will use the money to pay her bills, adding, "I always told myself that if I ever won the lottery, I'm getting a new riding lawn mower because mine keeps breaking down."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 11:07 am on 20 Feb
All-woman crew operate Jaipur station, in 1st for Rajasthan
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
An all-woman crew on Monday started operating the Gandhinagar Railway Station in Jaipur, in a first for Rajasthan. Eleven female RPF employees are responsible for security while other women have been appointed to posts including station manager and ticket checker. This is India's second railway station with an all-woman crew, with the first being Matunga Railway Station in Mumbai.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 10:31 am on 20 Feb
Man eats food shown in LOTR movies in tribute to late father
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Feb 2018,Monday
A British writer said he ate the food showcased in The Lord of the Rings (LOTR) movies in a tribute to his late father. Nate Crowley said he watched the extended versions of three LOTR movies and ate 21 courses during the 15-hour exercise. Meanwhile, several Twitter users said they were inspired and wished to do the same.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 01:26 pm on 19 Feb
Man takes selfies with ₹30cr statue & steals its thumb, held
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Feb 2018,Monday
A US man attending an 'Ugly Sweater Party' took a selfie with a terracotta warrior statue worth $4.5 million (around ₹30 crore) before allegedly stealing its thumb. The 2,000-year-old statue, built by a Chinese emperor, had been loaned to US' Franklin Institute by China. Chinese authorities slammed the Franklin Institute for being "careless" while demanding "severe punishment" for the accused.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 05:12 pm on 19 Feb
Man receives over 100 unwanted pizzas, police launch probe
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Feb 2018,Monday
A German lawyer contacted the police after over 100 pizzas were reportedly delivered to his office within a span of two weeks, despite nobody in his office placing the orders. Investigators probing the matter have said fraud charges are unlikely as the lawyer doesn't have to pay for the pizzas. The deliveries had not stopped even after the police complaint.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 06:00 pm on 19 Feb
103-year-old WWII veteran works as a driver in Karnataka
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
A 103-year-old World War II veteran works as a driver in Karnataka. Although Michael D'Souza has been driving for the last 85 years, he got his first licence in 1959 and has renewed it constantly since then. Michael, who said he has been fined only once for not wearing a seatbelt, has driven cars including Fiat, Austin and Mercedes-Benz.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 12:23 pm on 20 Feb
UK to get new Beatrix Potter coins featuring rabbit, mouse
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
The UK's Royal Mint is releasing four new 50 pence coins featuring fictional characters like Peter Rabbit and Mrs Tittlemouse from the books by children's writer Beatrix Potter. The limited-edition coins will cost £60 (₹5,400). They will be added to the Beatrix Potter collection, which was launched in 2016 to commemorate 150 years since her birth.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 02:17 pm on 20 Feb
Condom-shaped dresses showcased at London Fashion Week
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
Fashion designer Edwin Mohney showcased condom-shaped dresses and rubber stilettos that seemed to resemble United States President Donald Trump's head at the London Fashion Week. Meanwhile, other designs in his collection were seemingly inspired by inflatable swimming pools and bathtubs. The collection has gone viral on Instagram.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 05:23 pm on 20 Feb
Moving clam served to diner at Japanese sushi eatery
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 18 Feb 2018,Sunday
A customer at a Japanese eatery ate a sushi dish wherein the clam was seen wriggling. The dish is called 'iki hokkigai' and its topping is prepared using live seafood. After a video of the incident went viral, some people said the wriggling was a sign of freshness while others claimed it was due to a spinal reflex.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 04:13 pm on 18 Feb
KFC runs out of chicken, closes several UK outlets
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Feb 2018,Monday
KFC has run out of chicken and been forced to close several outlets across the UK. The fast food chain tweeted, "The Colonel is working on it," while adding that its new delivery partner had been facing "teething problems". Meanwhile, social media users tweeted, "#KFC no chicken?!!! Whatever next!!!" and "The end is near."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 05:15 pm on 19 Feb
6-yr-old asks NASA to make Pluto a planet, says it's unfair
short by Shifa Naseer / on 19 Feb 2018,Monday
Cara Lucy O'Connor, a 6-year-old Irish student, wrote to NASA to "make Pluto a planet again", saying it's unfair that Pluto isn't a planet. "It's not...about whether Pluto is a dwarf...it's that Pluto is a fascinating place", NASA replied. She added she hopes to discover her own planet, call it Planet Unicorn and visit all main planets including Pluto.
short by Shifa Naseer / 04:25 pm on 19 Feb
US author of Chicken Soup books renews wedding vows in India
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
The American co-author of several 'Chicken Soup for the Soul' books, Marci Shimoff renewed her wedding vows with her husband at a small temple near Madurai, Tamil Nadu. Marci, who said she loves India and feels at home here, got married to her husband in Madurai twelve years ago. She said, "We even have Hindu names - Meenakshi and Shiva."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 01:39 pm on 20 Feb
Woman dries underwear under AC vent on flight
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
A video of a woman drying an underwear by holding it under the air conditioner vent of a recent Antalya-Moscow flight has gone viral online. Passengers were reportedly shocked but did not complain even though she continued to dry it for 20 minutes. While some people criticised her behaviour, others defended her saying it could have been a child's undergarment.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 04:24 pm on 20 Feb
US prof gives assignment on how to get blocked by Trump
short by Deepali Aggarwal / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
As part of an assignment, a US university professor has asked his students to mail him Twitter messages that he could send to President Donald Trump and get blocked by him on the micro-blogging site. "If your tweet successfully gets my account blocked, you will receive five points on your final grade and a free absence," the professor added.
short by Deepali Aggarwal / 07:45 pm on 20 Feb
Man who lost his home in wildfire wins ₹5 crore in lottery
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Feb 2018,Monday
A Canadian man who lost his home in a 2016 wildfire has won the C$1 million (₹5 crore) jackpot in a lottery. Bill Pendergast said he will use the money to take his family on vacation and finish rebuilding his home, as well as purchase a Ford Mustang and fund his retirement. He added, "This is all like a dream."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 04:25 pm on 19 Feb
Man tries to build meth lab in hotel room, sets it on fire
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 18 Feb 2018,Sunday
A man was arrested in United States' Atlantic City after he set fire to his hotel room while allegedly attempting to build a methamphetamine lab there. Four floors of the hotel had to be evacuated due to the fire, and two people were reportedly injured. The meth lab was dismantled by a team of officials.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 02:30 pm on 18 Feb
Man drinks bottle of ketchup in 25 seconds, sets record
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Feb 2018,Monday
A Mumbai man has set a Guinness World Record by drinking a bottle of tomato ketchup using a straw in a record time of 25.37 seconds. Interestingly, Dinesh Shivnath Upadhyaya has previously eaten nearly 270 grams of peanut butter within 60 seconds and stuffed 88 grapes in his mouth in one go.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 10:12 am on 19 Feb
Woman divorces husband for refusing to buy her a shawarma
short by Deepali Aggarwal / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
A woman in Egypt has filed for divorce after her husband refused to buy her a shawarma. "I only knew him for two months before the wedding and never noticed how stingy he was," the woman said. The couple had an arranged marriage and had been married for 40 days. The man has reportedly accused her of exploiting his wealth.
short by Deepali Aggarwal / 01:39 pm on 20 Feb
Canadian woman chases down thief, buys him coffee
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
A Canadian woman said she chased down a thief after he stole another woman's wallet. She followed the thief into an alley, following which he returned the wallet and apologised saying that he was stranded and needed the money to return home. She said, "I offered the guy a coffee because you could tell he was very distraught and upset."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 06:58 pm on 20 Feb
Woman held for pooping on street, blames lactose intolerance
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
A 43-year-old American woman was recently arrested for pooping in the middle of a street thrice in the past month. Holly Malone told the police she could not reach a bathroom on time, adding that she was lactose intolerant and sometimes "stupid" as she eats dairy products. She is set to appear in court next month.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 07:25 pm on 20 Feb
Upside-down house comes up in Russia
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Feb 2018,Monday
An upside-down house has been built in Ufa city, Russia. The nearly €300,000 (₹2.4 crore) house can fit at least 50 people and is believed to be the biggest of its kind. Its curator said, "It is an upside-down house, people are walking on the ceiling and all the furniture is above them... even clothes are hanging upside down."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 10:14 am on 19 Feb
Monkey snatches tourist's wallet, throws cash into the wind
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Feb 2018,Monday
A video of a monkey snatching a wallet from a tourist in the Chinese province of Sichuan and throwing the cash away has emerged on social media. The video shows the monkey throwing away the cash and dumping the wallet, following which it is picked up by another monkey. Meanwhile, loud gasps can be heard in the background.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 05:14 pm on 19 Feb
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