Saturday , 25 February 2017

Odd News

Arsonist lights own foot on fire in CCTV footage

Police in South Australia are seeking the public’s help identifying a clumsy arsonist caught on camera setting his own foot on fire. South Coast Police shared CCTV footage that shows two people behind a group of shops on Old South Road in Old Reynella about 3:20 a.m. Monday. One of …

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Suspected North Korean assassin thought she was taking part in TV prank

An Indonesian woman arrested over the assassination of the North Korean leader’s half-brother was “duped” into believing that she was taking part in a TV prank show, officials said on Friday (Feb 17). Siti Aisyah is among three people detained over the Cold War-style killing of Kim Jong Nam in …

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Sports journalist eats paper after losing bet

A hockey writer in Belarus has been forced to literally eat his own words after his playoff predictions proved incorrect. Vyacheslav Fedorenkov, who covers the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) for a leading Belarusian sports paper, Pressball, claimed Dinamo Minsk would fail to make it to the postseason, but the team’s …

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Mugabe can run in election ‘as a corpse’ – Wife

Zimbabwe’s 92-year-old President Robert Mugabe should run “as a corpse” in next year’s election if he dies before the vote, his wife said Friday. Grace Mugabe accused some ruling ZANU-PF party officials of plotting to take over from her husband and said that even if he dies, supporters should put …

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After being stuck in traffic jam, kidnappers let abducted man go

After an Indian toll booth company’s assistant manager was abducted at gunpoint, kidnappers let him go after getting stuck in a traffic jam in Gurgaon. A man with a fake driving license was driving a Mercedes car. While crossing the Kherki Daula toll plaza in Gurgaon around 10.15 am, he …

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Police uncovers gang which converts old Toyotas into fake Ferraris

Police in Spain have uncovered a gang that had been converting old Toyotas into fake Ferraris and Lamborghinis. The Spanish National Police detained three people for operating a workshop in the town of Sils, where they modified the vehicles and sold them to unsuspecting customers on the internet. Police found …

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US customs agents intercept man with six pairs of shoes full of cocaine

Customs agents in New York, USA said a man arriving from Guyana was found to be smuggling 4 pounds of cocaine inside six pairs of shoes. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Amaziah Hohenkirk, a Guyanese citizen, was stopped after arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport from Georgetown, Guyana, …

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Martial arts magazine posts video on how to defend against Trump’s handshakes

A mixed martial arts online magazine has posted a tutorial from a jiu-jitsu academy on how to defend against President Trump’s handshakes. Recent meetings with foreign leaders have brought attention to the president’s handshake. Videos and analyses of his handshake show that he often pulls forcefully on the hand he’s …

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Two US deputies in jail brawl in front of inmates

Surveillance video shows two deputies fighting inside a detention centre in Kentucky, USA. The video shows Joe Funk, a deputy jailer, and Sheriff’s Deputy Clennon Smith duking it out, according to WAVE. Officials say the two got into a fight after Smith attempted to hand inmate property to Funk. “It …

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Military pilot lands helicopter on a expressway to ask for directions

A Kazakhstani military helicopter brought a convoy of trucks to a halt when the pilot landed in the middle of the road to ask for directions. The soviet-designed Mi-8 gunship, estimated to be worth $14 million, appeared quite out of place sitting in the middle of a highway in Kazakhstan. A number …

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Tragedy: Man Drinks Himself To Death While Celebrating Valentine’s Day (Photo)

A man believed to be in his thirties 30s was found dead behind a house at Ayigbe town in the Weija Gbawe constituency after he got drunk on Valentine’s Day, reports Adom News. Speaking in an interview with Adom News’s Kofi Adjei, the Assembly for New Weija electoral area, Oduro …

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US tourist trying to wash elephant’s trunk gets launched into air

A tourist from America attempting to help an elephant bathe ended up launched into the air by the pachyderm. Whitney Lavaux posted a video to YouTube showing what happened when she attempted to help wash an elephant in a shallow river in the Patara Elephant Farm in Thailand.   The …

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Thief in England caught crawling into store to steal children’s magazines

A British shopkeeper shared video of a bizarre theft where a man crawled into the store on all fours and grabbed magazines meant for young girls. Sunny Patel, owner of the Best-One store in the Knowle district of Bristol, England, posted CCTV videos to Facebook showing different angles of the …

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Runner robbed off first place by elastic band

A sprinter during a college track event in Ireland had his hopes of victory snatched off when an elastic band flew onto the track and wrapped around his legs. Aengus Meldon, whose unfortunate moment was caught on camera and posted to YouTube, was in the lead toward the end of the 800 meter …

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Indian man murders friend for not dancing at birthday party

A 24-year-old Indian man allegedly murdered his 21-year-old friend for not dancing during the birthday party they had organised for a common friend. The incident occurred in the wee hours of Tuesday in Andheri (East), a surburb of India’s most populous city, Mumbai. The accused has been arrested and will be produced in …

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Asamoah Gyan found guilty of having ‘unethical hair’ in UAE

Ghanian footballer Asamoah Gyan has been found guilty of having “unethical hair” under United Arab Emirates Football Association guidelines, according to a report by the BBC. The former Sunderland forward is one of 46 players to have been found to have breached Arabian Gulf League rules on inappropriate hairstyles. In the Arabian Gulf League, …

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Man sues Uber after app error revealed his infidelity and led to divorce

A French man is suing ride-sharing service Uber, alleging a glitch in the app outed him for infidelity and led to his divorce. The French Riviera resident is suing the U.S. company for $47 million, alleging a glitch in the application led to the end of his marriage.   The …

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Man sets record by hammering 38 nails with his head in two minutes

An American man used his head to hammer 38 nails and claim a world record on an Italian gameshow. John Ferraro, also known as “Hammer Head,” set the Guinness World Record for “Most nails hammered with the head in 2 minutes” by hammering a total of 38 nails during an appearance on …

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New York man takes his turtles on leashes for a walk

A man was spotted recently taking an “only in New York” walk with his beloved pets — a pair of turtles on leashes. A video posted to Twitter by CeFaan Kim shows the Harlem resident out for a stroll with his two turtles, who are walking down the sidewalk on leashes. …

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Belgian minister’s bicycle stolen during press conference

It was an ironic incident on Tuesday morning as the Belgian Flemish Mobility Minister Ben Weyts had finished his press address about Flemish investments in cycling infrastructure, when it turned out his own bicycle had been stolen. The minister had taken the bicycle to the press conference to set the right …

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