Thursday , 23 November 2017

Odd News

Goat with world’s largest horn spread found in Austria

A goat in Austria has the world’s largest horn spread, measuring nearly 4 feet wide. The 8-year-old goat named Rasputin claimed the Guinness World Record for “Largest horn spread – goat (living)” with a span of 53.23 inches.   Rasputin, who was named after adviser to Russia’s Czar Nicholas II …

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Zookeepers in Japan chase down man in chimpanzee suit

Some workers at a Tokyo zoo chased down a man in a chimpanzee costume as part of a drill simulating the events of an escape at the facility. Footage from the Tuesday drill at the Tama Zoological Park shows some of the 100 participants, including zookeepers, police, and firefighters, tracking …

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Girl balances drinks while performing limbo under SUV

A Guinness World Record holder known as the “Limbo Queen” showed off her skills by shimmying under an SUV while balancing several glasses. Shemika Charles shared video of herself limboing underneath a Toyota SUV while carrying a pair of trays each containing two drinks. https://twitter.com/The_LimboQueen/status/829325902886686720   “Limbo, under a Toyota, …

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Neighbours of orange alligator dub it ‘Trump-a-gator’

An alligator in a neighbourhood in South Carolina, USA has been nicknamed “Rusty” and the “Trump-a-gator” due to its unusual orange colour. The alligator, estimated at 4-5 feet long, has become famous on social media after local residents photographed it swimming in the retention ponds at Tanner Plantation in Hanahan. …

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Tiger in zoo takes out video drone

A drone operator taking video of a tiger at a Colombian zoo learned an expensive lesson about the big cat’s speed when the tiger pounced on the device. The video, recorded at the Hacienda Napoles zoo, shows the tiger warily eyeing the drone as it records footage of the big …

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Tennis ball massaged out of python’s stomach

A carpet python had a tennis ball massaged out of its stomach after failing to swallow the unusual meal. A US Snakehandler shared X-ray photos of the ball lodged deep inside the snake’s body, creating a large bulge in its belly. Q: What do you serve but not eat?A: A …

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Man uses snow to build his village a church

A Siberian man solved his remote village’s church shortage by building a 10-foot-tall Orthodox house of worship out of snow. Former construction worker Aleksandr Bityokhin, 41, said it took him about 45 days to carve the small church out of snow so that Orthodox residents of his village, Sosnovka, would …

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Man trying to hire assassin to kill wife and daughter accidentally texted former boss

A man from Monroe, USA was arrested Wednesday after police said he wrote a text attempting to hire a hitman to kill his wife and young daughter, but accidentally sent it to his former boss. The 42-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of two counts of criminal solicitatitexton for first-degree …

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Adolf Hitler lookalike spotted in Austrian birthplace

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Austrian authorities are investigating reports of a man appearing in public in Adolf Hitler’s birthplace as the Nazi dictator’s double, including the distinctive moustache, haircut and clothing. “I have often seen this gentlemen in Braunau and wonder if this means something,” the Oberosterreichische Nachrichten paper cited a local resident as …

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US customs officers intercept drugs hidden in wig shipment

US Customs officers in Pittsburgh said they found about 110 pounds of narcotic khat hidden inside a shipment of wigs and hair extensions. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said officers at Pittsburgh International Airport examined a shipment from Kenya that was bound for an address in McKees, Pa., and discovered …

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Cockroach removed from deep inside man’s ear

A doctor in China removed a cockroach that crawled deep into a man’s ear and remained stuck inside his head for three days. A video filmed Friday at a hospital in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, shows the doctor removing the dead roach from deep inside the man’s ear. https://d5jmjyzrse4ui.cloudfront.net/480p/TbexOfzZrV0Ht6d3Hv08j5e5NYgnUOAF.mp4   The …

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Man wins two lottery jackpots in one day

A man from South Carolina, USA became a two-time lottery winner in a single day when he cashed in a pair of tickets worth $100,000 and $200,000. The South Carolina Education Lottery said the lucky man has been playing the Palmetto Cash 5 daily drawing game for more than a decade, …

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Man survives without a scratch after 90-foot fall into canyon

A US man fell 90 feet into a canyon, and the drop was recorded by his GoPro camera. Nick Smith of Kanab, Utah, said he was teaching a less experienced friend how to rappel in an Arizona canyon Feb. 5 when he made a safety error.   “In part, I was a …

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Senior US Republican says Macedonia ‘is not a country’

During an interview with an Albanian TV station, a senior US Republican said: “My own inclination is Macedonia is not a country. I’m sorry, it’s not a country.” Dana Rohrabacher is a Republican representative from California and chairs the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats. And Macedonia is a Balkan …

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Infestation of bees makes walls of US home to drip honey

A woman in Texas, USA said a bee infestation discovered by roofers has worsened to the point where honey is dripping down the inside walls of her home. Latanja Levine of Spring said some roofers discovered a bee infestation while working atop her home that caused them to have to …

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Japanese boy snaps fingers nearly 300 times in a minute

A Japanese boy set a world record by snapping his fingers nearly 300 times in a minute while competing on a game show. Satoyuki Fujimura snapped his fingers 296 times to claim the Guinness World Record for “Most finger snaps in one minute” on Japanese TV show Tantei! Knightscoop   Guinness …

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Over 500 family members gather for photo in China

More than 500 people with the same ancestors gathered together in China for a massive family photo. The group made up of members of the Ren family gathered at Shishe village in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang to celebrate the completion of the family tree.   The photo was …

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US Customs agents find nearly 4,000 pounds of cannabis disguised as limes

Customs officers in Texas, USA, while examining a shipment of key limes from Mexico discovered nearly 4,000 pounds of marijuana disguised as citrus fruits. U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Field Operations at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility searched a commercial shipment of key limes being hauled by …

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Chinese officials punished for dozing off during meeting

Six officials in central China‘s Hubei province have been punished for dozing off in a meeting on how to motivate lazy bureaucrats, state media and the local government said. Pictures of the sleeping officials have received widespread coverage in Chinese media over the past two days, amid President Xi Jinping‘s …

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Man drives tank through town to local gas station

A British man shared a video of himself driving a tank through town to a local gas station. The video, posted to YouTube by TankNutDave, shows the man, Dave, driving a British CVR Scorpion Light Tank through the town of Kettering to gas up at the local Tesco station.   Dave, assistant …

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