Thursday , 17 August 2017

Odd News

Man Uses Warm Breath To Free Bird With Feet Frozen To Metal Pipe

An American man used the warmth of his breath to rescue a bird he found with its feet frozen to a cold metal pipe. Nelson Wilson from Idaho posted a video to YouTube showing the sparrow he found with its feet frozen to the metal pipe on New Year’s Day. Wilson said the pipe …

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World’s Fastest Mobile Bed Unveiled In UAE

Online accommodation booking website Hotels.com partnered with a British race car driver to create the world’s fastest mobile bed. Race car driver Tom Onslow-Cole drove the motorized mattress 83.8 miles per hour on a track at the Emirates Motor Sports Complex in Umm Al Quwain, United Arab Emirates, to claim …

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105-Year-Old Cyclist Breaks Biking Record

A 105-year-old French cyclist broke a biking record by riding 14 miles around a track in an hour. Robert Marchand completed 92 laps within an hour in front of hundreds of fans at the velodrome at Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines in France, but said he could have extended his record breaking performance even more, …

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Thousands Of Toy-Filled Plastic Eggs Get Washed Up Onto German Beach

Children in a German town were delighted after a powerful storm left one beach covered in thousands of plastic eggs. The plastic eggs filled with small toys were scattered across the beach in the German town of Langeoog after Storm Axel knocked several containers off of a freighter belonging to …

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Massive Butter Sculpture Displayed At Farm Show

During a farm show on Thursday in Pennsylvania, USA, a 1,000-pound butter sculpture was unveiled. At the Pennsylvania Farm Show, sculptors Jim Victor and Marie Pelton, of Conshohocken, handcrafted the incredibly detailed scene depicting a landscape featuring farms, hillsides and a forest, according to CBS Philadelphia. Victor and Pelton described …

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Police Mistake Rap Video Shoot For Ongoing Robbery

A music video shoot in Texas, USA came to a premature end when rappers dressed as bank robbers drew the attention of police. Rappers Tru Keezy and Yung Groovey said they and members of their crew were filming scenes for a music video outside of a Lake Jackson credit union …

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Brain Found Growing In Girl’s Ovary

A tumour containing a miniature brain has been discovered in a 16-year-old girl’s ovary in Japan. The tumour was found when the girl had her appendix removed. It measured 10 centimetres wide, according to the New Scientist. The 3-centimetre brain structure was covered by a thin plate of skill bone, and was found …

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Taiwan Politician’s Funeral Procession Features 50 Pole Dancers On Jeeps

A town in the Asian country of Taiwan hosted a funeral for their popular local councillor which involved a street parade featuring a marching band and 50 pole dancers gyrating on the top of Jeeps. Each of the Jeeps in Tung Hsiang’s funeral procession on Tuesday was equipped with a …

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Man Buys 1,000 Newspapers To Hide Arrest

The owner of a weekly upstate New York newspaper in USA says a man bought hundreds of copies in an unsuccessful effort to keep people from reading about his drunken-driving arrest. State police arrested Joseph Talbot on December 29 in Wayne County and charged him with driving while intoxicated. Police …

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Toy Company Unveils Toddler Exercise Bike

American toy-manufacturing company Fisher-Price announced on Wednesday at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, USA that it had manufactured “Think and Learn Smart Cycle”, an exercise bike with a tablet holder in its handlebars. The bike is designed for kids between ages three and six-years-old and it’s comes with a free …

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Woman Continues Drinking Her Beer After Driving SUV Into River

A woman from Pennsylvania, USA escaping from police after driving through a stop sign drove her SUV into the Susquehanna River, and then kept drinking her beer as they tried to get her to exit the floating vehicle, police said. The York Haven woman, whose name wasn’t made public, became …

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Germans Advised By Doctors To Walk Like Penguins On Ice

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German trauma surgeons on Wednesday advised the public  to walk like penguins to avoid slipping on pavements with freezing temperatures forecast nationwide over the next few days. An advisory published on the website of the German Society of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery said that walking like the aquatic birds involves …

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Firefighters Escape Fire In Their Own Station

Three US firefighters in Concord, Massachusetts, escaped a fire inside their own station early Wednesday morning. The firefighters were sleeping on the second floor of the West Concord station when they were woken up by smoke detectors and a haze of smoke around 12:45 a.m. local time. They called the main …

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Break-In Suspect Caught Doing Laundry, Smoking In Homeowner’s Bed

A homeless man in US was caught on New Year’s Eve smoking in the bed of a Virginia home after breaking in, deputies said. Samuel Ciopasiu broke into a home on Barrington Lane, in the Kiln Creek area, on Dec. 31, according to the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office. William Phillips said he …

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US Politician Bernie Sanders Displays Giant Trump Tweet On Senate Floor

Bernie Sanders spoke on the Senate floor on Wednesday to urge Donald Trump to veto any cuts to Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid—and used one of the President-elect’s own tweets to prove his point. As lawmakers debated the repeal of Obamacare, Sanders pointed out that Trump had previously said he …

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Woman Has Been Praying To A Lord Of The Rings Figure Thinking It Was A Saint

A great grandmother has accidentally been praying to a Lord of the Rings figure, thinking it was a saint. The discovery was made by a woman whose daughter’s great grandmother prays to the figurine each day. Upon inspection, however, the woman, who lives in Brazil, realised that the figurine was …

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Basketball Fan Wins $95,000 For Making Half Court Shot

The morale of this story is, take your chances folks! Lakers fan Jerald Acoba was a winner two times over after he won $95,000 after he sunk a shot from half court and then watched the Lakers go on to beat the Memphis Grizzlies. It is the second time a fan …

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105-Year Old French Cyclist Sets World Record

A French cyclist, Robert Marchand has managed the rare feat of cycling the longest distance in an hour at the age of 105. The French cyclist managed 22.547km (14 miles) at the national velodrome, taking the top spot in a new category – for riders over 105. Mr Marchand earlier …

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Hydraulic Press Transforms Toilet Paper Rolls Into Skateboard

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A factory owner from Finland used a hydraulic press to transform 20 toilet paper rolls into a skateboard. Video uploaded to Beyond the Press chronicled the creation of the toilet paper sports equipment. The hydraulic press user began the process by unfurling two rolls of toilet paper into what would …

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Scissors Removed From Vietnamese Man’s Body After 18 Years

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A Vietnamese man experiencing pain in his abdomen underwent surgery to remove a pair of surgical scissors apparently left inside his body 18 years ago. Ma Van Nhat, 54, underwent surgery Saturday at a hospital in Thai Nguyen Province after specialists from Viet Duc Hospital in Hanoi were summoned to …

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