Saturday , 25 February 2017

Odd News

Priests Can Now Give Out Pre-packaged Communion

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Priests in a church have embraced a change in the christian tradition of giving communion to churchgoers by handing out pre-packaged communion wafers and ‘wine’ presented in a plastic package.   This has been a talking point ever since a photo of the communion package was shared on the internet. It is unclear …

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Wonder Woman Is No Longer UN Ambassador Job

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Wonder Woman’s reign as a United Nations honorary ambassador will come to an abrupt end this week. The DC Comics superhero was appointed two months ago to promote gender equality to the youth. The appointment however was met with heavy criticism with many saying it sent the wrong messages. An online petition asking …

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At 81, ‘UK’s Oldest Footballer’ Seeks New Club

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A senior citizen of the UK, believed to be the oldest footballer in the island nation, is looking for a new club to sign him. 81-year-old Dickie Borthwick had been a member of Wyke Veterans before it folded but admitted he is now “too old” for the Veteran’s League. He told The Mirror he …

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Man Charged To Court For Attempting To Steal 1 Penny

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Police in the US arrested a 19-year-old man on Saturday on r*pe and attempted robbery charges. Jaykeen Primus was arrested by Fayetteville police arrested after he was accused of assaulting and attempting to rob a woman who is an acquaintance. The incident occurred in a hotel room on a block in Fayetteville, North Carolina, …

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Calendar Featuring Burning Homes Causes Outrage In US Courthouse

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A calendar printed yearly and distributed by a county in the US is causing outrage. Beaver County in the US state of Pennsylvania printed a wall calendar featuring different pictures of a house burning down for each month of the year. Along with the photographs of people’s homes being destroyed, the calendar …

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World’s Oldest Breeding Albatross Lays Egg At Age 66

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A 66 year-old female bird, believed to be the world’s oldest breeding albatross, has returned to a wildlife refuge in Hawaii and began incubating a newly laid egg. Wisdom surprised and delighted staff at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and Battle of Midway National Memorial by laying a new egg …

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‘Holy Smoke’ Released In India To Cut Air Pollution

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Some residents of the Indian city of are Gurgaon are beginning to seek divine intervention to purify the air due to the unabating pollution in the city and the inability of government agencies to take adequate steps to improve air quality. The residents performed a ‘havan’ — a ritual burning of offerings …

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Prison Inmates Create ‘Mannequin Challenge’ Video With Contraband Phones

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Officials at a prison in California, USA are investigating a viral video of a group of inmates – some holding cellphones – performing the ”Mannequin Challenge.” On November 13, a YouTube user, tben916, posted a video on YouTube titled ”Mannequin Challenge: Prison,” which shows inmates at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility (RJDCF), …

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Croatian President Apologises for Giving Serbian Chocolate To Children

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Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, who was in hot water for handing out Serbian chocolate treats to kids during a visit to a kindergarten in the city of Dubrovnik, has publicly apologised, saying she didn’t personally check the sweets. The president was criticised after handing out Serbia chocolate on December 6, the 25th anniversary of a crucial battle …

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Motorcycle Accident Victim Found Alive In Morgue Fridge

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An inquiry has been launched by a health department in South Africa after a man, thought to be dead, was found alive in the fridge of a state mortuary. The District Attorney in the KwaZulu-Natal province said the young man was the victim of a motorcycle accident in KwaMashu on Monday …

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Robber Asks Police For Help After Locking Keys In Car

A quite strange moment happened in the US on Sunday morning as a man who allegedly robbed a Family Dollar store at gunpoint had his getaway foiled when he realised he locked his keys in his car and then asked for help from police who were called to the scene to …

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Iran To Install License Plates On Camels

Based on a new law in southern Iran, owners of camels are obliged to install registration plates on their animals so that they can be identified in case of being involved in car accidents. “We are going to give identity cards to 35,000 camels during the first phase of issuing …

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Indian College Bans Ripped Jeans, Says It ‘Mocks The Poor’

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A college in India has issued a circular banning its students from wearing ripped jeans on campus. St Xavier’s College issued the circular publicly earlier this week, and several students who were found wearing ripped jeans were stopped outside the college gate by security. Student forums were abuzz with debates on the …

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3 Students Charged After Feeding Home Economics Teacher Semen Frosting

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Three boys face misdemeanor disturbing the peace charges after self servicing into containers and mixing their bodily fluids with frosting for their high school cooking teacher to sample during a taste test this week. According to a law enforcement official, the Omaha Westside High School students in Nebraska, USA, between the ages of 14 …

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Venezuela Seizes Christmas Toys To Distribute To Poor

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Authorities in Venezuela have confiscated almost 4 million toys from Kreisel, one of Venezuela’s leading distributors, for hiking up prices and hoarding products, the National Superintendence for the Defense of Socioeconomic Rights (SUNDDE) said. The Venezuelan government said the toys will be distributed to the poor. SUNDDE said on Twitter that …

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Donald Trump Effigies Burnt In Guatemala To Ward Off Evil Spirits

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Cardboard figures depicting US President-elect Donald Trump were set ablaze at the annual “Burning of the Devil” ceremony in Guatemala. The centuries-old tradition, held every year ahead of Christmas, is supposed to rid homes and neighbourhoods of bad spirits. This year, participants added a Trump lookalike to the fire, burning cardboard …

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Game Of Thrones-Themed Bar To Open In Scotland

In January, a Game of Thrones-themed bar is to open in Edinburgh, capital of Scotland, reports say. The bar, Blood & Wine, is modeled on medieval public houses. The drinks menu is made up of drinks found in the Song of Ice and Fire novels. “Our menu consists entirely of drinks …

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Boy Rescued From Inside A Wall In Ondo State

A 12-year old boy has been rescued from within a wall in mysterious circumstances in Ondo state. It is unclear how he was put in the wall in the first place but witnesses say he had been trapped for three days before people heard him singing and came to his …

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Penguins Dressed As Santa Claus Hold Parade In Japan

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A group of penguins in Japan put up a spectacle as they marched in a parade wearing Santa Claus costumes. A German man living in the Asian country, Tristan Junker, captured the moment and posted a video to his Amazing Japan page on Facebook showing the six penguins clad in Santa capes …

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KFC New Zealand Offers Customers Fried Chicken-Scented Candle

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The New Zealand wing of KFC is offering its customers the chance to win a bizarre merchandise: a fried chicken-scented candle. The fast food restaurant chain posted to Facebook showing a supposedly fried chicken-scented candle bearing the image of the chain’s Colonel Sanders logo. “To go in the draw to win …

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