Tuesday , 23 May 2017

Odd News

Woman Sues Toyota For Making Edible Wiring

Toyota, which uses soy-based insulation in its vehicles, is facing a law suit after a woman in Florida, USA discovered that the wiring in the engine compartment of her 2015 RAV4 had been chewed. Janice Toler filed a class-action lawsuit against Toyota earlier this week after it refused to repair the …

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University In Thailand Accepts Rice For Tuition Fees

A private university in Thailand has begun accepting rice in payment for tuition fees. The school is doing so as the Asian country struggles under a grain glut that is hurting farm incomes. Students enrolled at Rangsit University in Bangkok can pay all or part of next semester’s costs with rice, said …

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India To Fine Airlines For Dropping Faeces During Flight

India is to begin fining airlines that empty their plane’s toilet tanks in mid-air, after reports of human waste being dropped on people’s homes. On Tuesday, the Asian country’s National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed the country’s aviation regulator, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), to issue instructions to all airlines, whose planes are involved, …

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IKEA Urges Teens To Stop Having Illegal Sleepovers In Its Stores

Popular furniture retailer company IKEA has told teenagers to stop sneaking into its stores and having illegal sleepovers. The furniture giant has recorded about 10 “non-sponsored sleepovers” across the world this year. The craze appears to have been started by YouTube users in Belgium over the summer. Their video, which has garnered …

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Mechanic Caught Working Under Bonnet Of Moving Car

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A video of a mechanic carrying out an auto repair is becoming a sensation on the internet due to the unorthodox method used in the process of the fix. The technician in China was filmed taking an unconventional approach to repair a vehicle by lying inside its open bonnet while it was …

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Australia’s Oldest Scientist, Aged 102, Given New Office

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Aged 102, Australia’s oldest working scientist has won his battle with a Perth University to continue his research on campus. In August, Edith Cowan University (ECU) decided to kick Dr David Goodall out of his office at the Joodalup campus from 2017, advising the 102-year-old that he would have to …

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Elephant Carries Out Revenge Fart On Head Of Pushy Colleague

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At a sanctuary in Thailand, an elephant took revenge on a pushy comrade by planting her rear-end in the other’s face and letting loose a huge fart. A video posted to YouTube by Elephant News shows Faa Mai, an elephant at the Elephant Nature Park sanctuary in Kuet Chang, climbing …

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Obama Pranked By His Staffers

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Staffers of US president, Barack Obama, pulled off a seasonal prank when they re-positioned some artificial snowman decorations to come into view of the windows of the Oval Office in the White House. Pete Souza, the official photographer of the White House, said in an Instagram post that he and some of …

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In Wales, Sheep Now Outnumber People Three To One

Recently released figures show that there are almost two million more sheep in Wales than there were seven years ago, making them outnumbering people by three to one in the country. John Richards, industry information executive for Hybu Cig Cymru (Meat Promotion Wales), said the increase was an indication of confidence in the …

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Freezing Temperatures Turn Lighthouse To Ice Tower

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A lighthouse in the US state of Michigan has been transformed to a ice tower by freezing temperatures. The winter weather chilling much of the country was perfectly exemplified by the transformed lighthouse. The structure in St. Joseph, was filmed on Friday by the Great Lakes Drone Company, which posted the video to …

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Woman Finds Deadly Snake On Her Christmas Tree

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A woman in Australia called a snake catcher to her house after spotting a deadly serpent imitating a tinsel on her Christmas tree. Barry Goldsmith posted a photo to his Snake Catcher Victoria Australia page on Facebook showing the tiger snake found wrapped around her Christmas tree. “She didn’t panic, …

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Hundreds Of People Roll Down Australia’s Parliament House Hill

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At the lawns of Australia’s Parliament House, up to 700 people gathered to roll downhill for potentially the last time before proposed fences are built. A Facebook event was set up by Lester Yao, a Canberra architect, to gather friends and family on the Parliament House lawns Saturday to observe the unofficial local tradition …

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Pakistani Airline Sacrifice Goats For Safer Flights

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On Sunday, the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) resorted to sacrificing goats to ward off any ‘untoward happening’ in view of looming fear when they cleared planes for flying operations. According to The News, a black goat was slaughtered and offered as sacrifice on behalf of PIA at the Islamabad airport moments before the …

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8 People Feared Dead After Drinking Bath Lotion In Russia

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Russia’s top investigative agency say at least eight people have died from alcohol poisoning in a Siberian city after consuming a bath lotion. The Investigative Committee said on Sunday that at least 18 people had got poisoned after consuming the liquid containing alcohol in Irkutsk, Russia’s sixth-largest city with a population of 1.1 million. Eight of …

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101-Year-Old British Paedophile Bags 13-Year Prison Sentence

A 101-year-old paedophile – one of the oldest convicted criminals in British legal history on Monday was sentenced to 13 years in prison for 21 s*xual offences against children. Ralph Clarke, from Birmingham in the English Midlands, was found guilty of sexually abusing two sisters in the 1970s and early …

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Man Gets $75 After Being Wrongly Imprisoned For 31 Years

A man in the US was given $75 after he walked out of a Tennessee prison in 2009 where he served time for 31 years for a crime he did not commit. Lawrence McKinney got exonerated of r*pe and burglary after DNA evidence proved him innocent. According to a CBS News report, …

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Man Breaks Into Restaurant, Eats Nearly A Dozen Bananas

A man who broke into a restaurant overnight and ate nearly a dozen of bananas is being hunted by the US police. Surveillance from ‘Sexy Salad’ in Hauppauge, New York shows the burglar helping himself to food. The owner said something appeared off, and that the thief was certainly hungry. “If you’re …

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s*x Shop Workers Fend Off Armed Robber By Throwing Adult Toys At Him

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Two female s*x shop workers in the US scared off an armed robber by throwing adult toys at him. Video shows the would-be robber entering the Lotions & Lace shop in San Bernardino, California on Wednesday just as the store was about to close, ABC news reports. The man has …

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Bird Found On UK Beach Flown Back To Caribbean Home

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A tropical bird which was found washed up on a beach in the UK has been flown 5,000 miles back to its Caribbean home. The red-footed booby bird was discovered underweight and dehydrated in St Leonards in September. The bird, nicknamed Norman, underwent intensive care at the Royal Society for the Prevention …

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Hairdresser Dyes Woman’s Hair With Nutella

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A Beauty blogger Huda Kattan shared a video on Instagram of a woman having her hair treated with Nutella, a hazelnut chocolate spread. The hairdresser smothered the client’s hair with Nutella, drizzled a little condensed milk over the top, and then put folds of tin foil over the top. After …

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