Sunday , 17 December 2017

Odd News

Russia Plans To Decriminalise Domestic Violence

A bill aimed at decriminalising domestic violence to preserve the “tradition of parental authority” has passed through the first stage of approval in the Russian parliament. Ultra-conservative MP Yelena Mizulina, who chairs a committee on family and women’s affairs, proposed the bill to have “battery within families” taken out of Russia’s …

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Woman Builds Home By Watching YouTube Tutorials

A mother in Bryant, USA with limited funds decided to build her own home to give each of her kids a room to call their own by watching YouTube tutorials. The Brookins family turned a traumatic experience into a story they are now sharing with the world in a book. …

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Funeral Home Charges Grieving Families Cremation ‘Carbon Tax’

Two grieving families in the US have each been slapped with a $100 carbon tax bill after having a relative cremated, just days after the tax was introduced in that province. The $100 fee was handwritten on Ed Connon‘s bill when he paid to cremate his 93-year-old mother, Margaret Connon, …

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Man Gets Buried With Money To Appease God On Judgment Day

A civil servant in Uganda instructed his wife to bury him with a cash amount of 200 million Ugandan shillings (equivalent to $55,000) in order to appease God for the deceased’s earthly sins. Charles Obong, 52,  until his death was a senior personnel officer at the Ministry of Public Service for …

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‘Go and grab a jacket!’, Newsreader Blasts Colleague For Wearing Similar Outfit

Newsreader Amber Sherlock of Nine News, national news service in Australia, has made light of an off-air clip that showed her firing up at a fellow journalist for wearing a white top, saying she “probably overreacted” under pressure. “Live TV can be a pretty stressful beast, at times,” the presenter told …

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Man Dressed Only In Underwear Rescued From Inside Wall Of New York Apartment

It would seem Nigeria isn’t the only place where someone would be rescued from inside a wall. Just recently, the story of a boy rescued from a wall in Ondo state took the internet by storm, and now such a similar feat has happened in New York, USA. The New …

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Teen Accidentally Locks Self In Abandoned Prison Cell

An teenager from Illinois, USA  found herself trapped behind bars after exploring an abandoned local prison. The girl was wandering through Collins Street Prison with a friend when she accidentally locked herself inside one of the prison’s cells, WJOL reports. Illinois police said the facility had been closed to the public …

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Poland’s Foreign Minister Mocked After Naming Non-Existent Country

Poland’s foreign minister has been mocked on Twitter for saying he had a meeting with the representative of a nonexistent country as part of the European country’s bid for a seat on the UN Security Council. Witold Waszczykowski was in New York this week to lobby for a seat on …

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Goat Yoga Gets Popular In US State

Goat yoga – yoga with goats is becoming increasingly popular in US state of Oregon. The goats walk through the class and blend with performers. In August, Lainey Morse, owner of No Regrets Farm in Albany where the class takes place, told Oregon Live, “My goats are very social and friendly …

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Company Recalls Boots After Customer Finds Swastikas On The Soles

A Reddit user was shocked when he wore his new pair of Polar Fox boots and discovered they left swastika-shaped footprints on the floor. “There was an angle I didn’t get to see when ordering my new work boots,” he wrote.   The California-based company which manufactures the boot, Conal International …

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Spider Caught Eating Snake In Brazil

Researchers in Brazil detailed the first documented case of a spider found killing and eating a snake in the wild. A study published in the journal Herpetology Notes details what Leandro Malta Borges, a graduate student in biology at Brazil’s Federal University of Santa Maria, and his colleagues found when they …

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Woman Denied Swiss Passport Because She Is Too Annoying

A left-wing Dutch vegan who campaigned against cowbells in the Swiss village where she lives has had a request for a Swiss passport thrown out after annoying the locals. Nancy Holten, who was born in the Netherlands but moved to Switzerland at the age of eight, is a fluent speaker …

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Squirrels Caught Sealing Candy Bars From Store

In Canada, two squirrels have been caught on surveillance camera slipping through the front door of a convenience store on the street, snatching candy bars, and leaving as quickly as they came. Their tastes lean toward bars commonly sold in the country like Crispies, Wonderbar and Crispy Crunch. The daughter of …

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Monkey Caught Trying To Mate With Deer

A male Japanese macaque has been caught trying to mate with a female Sika deer. The incident occurred on Yakushima Island, south of Japan, in November 2015, during macaque breeding season, and it’s now the subject of a study published in the journal Primates. According to researchers from the University …

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Obama Offered ‘President of Playlists’ Job By Spotify

Outgoing US president Barack Obama has received a job offer from Spotify. The world’s leading streaming service on Monday advertised an opening for “President of Playlists,” saying it was looking for someone with “at least eight years experience running a highly regarded nation.” If it wasn’t any more obvious whom Spotify …

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Man Fires Gun After Someone Ate Part Of His Sandwich

Police in the US say an armed man who got upset after someone took a bite out of his grilled-cheese sandwich triggered an hours-long barricade situation Sunday evening. Police corporal Shawn Vinson said officers were called around 5 p.m. local time for a domestic dispute at a house near Baltimore. A …

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Snake Forces Emirates Flight To Dubai To Be Canceled

A snake on a plane led to the cancellation of a flight from Muscat, Oman to Dubai, UAE on Sunday. “Emirates can confirm that flight EK0863 from Muscat to Dubai on 8 January 2017, was cancelled due to a detection of a snake in the cargo hold prior to passengers …

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High Court Orders Doctors To Write Legible Prescriptions

The High Court in Bangladesh has ordered doctors to write easy-to-read prescriptions in block letters or on computer and print them out. The High Court has asked the government to issue a circular in this regard within 30 days. The health secretary and Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council’s registrar will …

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German Lawmaker Wants State To Pay For Prostitutes For The Elderly

A German opposition lawmaker has been criticised for suggesting on Sunday that authorities could subsidise paid s*x for patients requiring nursing care. The Green Party’s spokeswoman on care policy, Elisabeth Scharfenberg, told Welt am Sonntag newspaper that she could imagine authorities “financing s*xual assistance.” Prostitution has been legal in Germany …

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Woman Opens Social Media Account For Amputated Foot

Kristi Loyall, a 25-year-old cancer survivor from Yukon in the US state of Oklahoma, who has been plagued with foot problems since 2011 took home a strange memento, her amputated foot. “I eventually hope to travel the world with my foot,” Loyall said. “I kept going to the neurologist 5 or 6 …

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