Tuesday , 25 April 2017

Odd News

Oxford Dictionaries adds new strange words

Oxford Dictionaries announced the addition of 300 new words, including “squad goals,” “yas,” “untag,” “Kodak moment,” and “drunk text.” The Britain-based publisher said “craptacular,” “drink the haterade,” and “fitspo” also made this year’s cut. The new words include: cat lady noun: An older woman who lives alone with a large …

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Man uses slingshot to take out traffic camera after stopping at red light

A driver stopped at a traffic light in China was recorded leaning out the window of his van and using a slingshot to take out a traffic camera. The CCTV traffic camera footage shows the man, identified by the surname Li, stopped at a Shanghai red light in his blue …

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Swedish politician proposes for workers paid s*x breaks

A politician in Sweden has proposed that the country’s workers be provided an hour-long break to go home and have s*x. Per-Erik Muskos, 42, of the Swedish Social Democrat Party proposed the idea in a council meeting in the northern city of Overtornea, stating couples in Sweden don’t get to …

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Dolphins join surfers at Australian beach

A man filming surfers at an Australian beach captured video of dolphins joining in the fun and riding waves alongside the humans. Luke Taylor posted a video to YouTube showing the scene he witnessed Feb. 17 at Tallow Beach, Byron Bay. The video shows dolphins swimming alongside surfers and often …

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Man breaks world record after crushing 77 drink cans with his elbow

A martial artist from Pakistan set a world record by crushing nearly 80 drink cans using his elbow. Muhammad Rashid quickly delivered several mighty elbow strikes as he crushed a total of 77 full cans to set the Guinness World Record for “Most drink cans crushed with elbow in one …

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Hippo charges car on road in South Africa

A group of people travelling on a South Africa road captured the moment a territorial hippopotamus charged their vehicle at a high speed. The video shows the people stopped in the road last month in Vaalwater and watching the hippo from a distance. The hippo initially does not appear threatening, …

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American footballer says Lady Gaga halftime show contributed to Super Bowl meltdown

American footballer of the Atlanta Falcons has said that Lady Gaga’s halftime show contributed to their Super Bowl loss to New England Patriots in Houston. The Falcons entered halftime of Super Bowl 51 with a commanding 21-3 lead over the Patriots, but the wheels fell off in the second half when they squandered momentum …

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CNN, BBC, New York Times, LA Times blocked by White House

The White House has excluded several major US news organisations, including some it has openly criticised, from an off-camera briefing held by White House press secretary Sean Spicer, representatives of the organisations say. Reporters for CNN, The New York Times, Politico, The Los Angeles Times and BuzzFeed were blocked from …

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Pigeons in Spain fed contraceptives in bid to reduce their population

In a bid to reduce the population of pigeons, the Barcelona City Hall which has applied periodic culls, capturing and then killing the birds, has decided to take a more humane and practical approach, which it hopes will cut the birds’ numbers from around 85,000 in Barcelona, Spain. On Tuesday, the …

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Barack Obama called on by French voters to run in country’s presidential election

Opponents of French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen have launched an “Obama17” campaign to draft the former U.S. President to run against her. Frustrated with the choice of candidates running against the Eurosceptic, anti-Islamisation candidate, organisers are hoping to draft President Obama as a last resort. One campaign organiser, who …

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Place Where Girls Dance [email protected] In Kaduna For Money Uncovered

Some girls suspected to be students have found a juicy business in a newly opened hotel name (withheld) in Sabon Tasha, a suburb in Kaduna city where they dance unclad for money to entertain people. LEADERSHIP investigations revealed that, the girls in their early twenties have been hired by a …

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US deputy ‘in a hurry’ drives off with gas pump still attached to fuel tank

A sheriff’s office in Florida, USA shared a photo of a deputy whose “hurry to get back to the job” led him to drive off with a gas pump nozzle hanging from his car. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office tweeted a photo of the patrol car driving with the nozzle …

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Horse at Australian farm plays piano

A horse in Australia was recorded showing off his unusual talent — “playing piano” on an electronic keyboard. The video shows Sophie Bainbridge’s horse, Murphy, using his mouth to make music with an electronic keyboard set up for him outside. “Murphy was rescued from the doggers pens about a year …

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Lion blocks road to get attention from keeper at sanctuary

A South African wildlife sanctuary shared video of a lion refusing to budge from the middle of a road until he received the proper attention from his favourite human. GG Conservation Glen Garriff posted a video to Facebook showing a lion named Smokey blocking an access road at the sanctuary. …

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Japanese firm develops app that helps workers find open toilets

A Japanese telecom firm announced the creation of an app to help workers find available bathroom stalls — and to tell employers if they spend too much time in there. KDDI said the app, which will be available to businesses in March, will tell workers in participating buildings where they …

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Whale approaches tourist for a kiss

A tourist on a whale watching bout in Mexico was filmed planting a kiss on the nose of a friendly whale that popped up to say hello. Todos Santos Eco Adventures posted a video to Facebook showing the American man leaning out of his boat to share a smooch with …

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US customs find over 100 pounds of marijuana found hidden in hollowed-out firewood

Customs officers in Arizona, USA said they found more than 100 pounds of marijuana concealed inside hollowed-out pieces of firewood. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said officers at the Port of Sasabe stopped a Ford truck driven by a 41-year-old man and a narcotics detecting canine indicated something unusual about …

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US rep introduces bill to stop Texans from using Chilean flag emoji

A lawmaker in Texas, US hopes to pass legislation to discourage people from using the Chilean flag emoji to represent the Texas flag. Republican State Representative Tom Oliverson authored House Concurrent Resolution 75 “urging Texans not to use the flag emoji of the Republic of Chile when referring to the …

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Woman keeps 85-year-old cookie as family heirloom

An woman from Arizona, USA is holding on to an unusual family heirloom — an 85-year-old cookie given as a Valentine to her mother. Scottsdale resident Penny Rickhoff said her family has been holding on to the heart-shaped cookie since the 1930s, when it was given to her mother by …

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US man lied about kidnapped child to make police ‘work harder’ to find his stolen car

A 22-year-old man from Philadelphia, USA was charged with making a false report after he allegedly lied to police that a 4-year-old boy was in the back seat of his stolen Ford Escort to make officers “work harder” to find the car.  Marcus Fletcher, of the 5800 block of North …

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