Wednesday , 16 August 2017

Odd News

Backlash after Syrian aid group makes a #MannequinChallenge rescue video

A recent viral ‘Mannequin Challenge’ from the Syria Civil Defence, a.k.a the White Helmets, has resulted in considerable backlash from the international community. The group, who were recently named Nobel Peace Prize finalists for reportedly saving over 70,000 civilian lives in the war-torn nation apologized saying; “This video and the …

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Man Beaten After Offering To Pay For s*x With Boiled Egg

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A s*x worker in Zimbabwe injured a man with a beer bottle after he allegedly offered to pay for her service with a boiled egg. Moses Mushonga, 28, according approached the lady in the night, Chipo, 23, at the town of Mvurwi, in Mashonaland province. He was said to have leaned on …

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FIFA U-20 World Cup Organisers Paid ‘Medicine Man’ $2,000 To Keep Rain Away

Prosecutors in the host country of 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup, Colombia, are investigating why organisers paid a “shaman” $2,000 to keep rain away from the closing ceremony of the tournament, BBC reports. The inquiry was launched after it was revealed that the total cost of running the competition amounted to $1m. …

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Domino’s Trains Reindeer To Deliver Pizza For Christmas

The Japanese arm of pizza chain Domino’s has turned to the reindeer as the answer to winter weather difficulties, Japanese newspaper Japan Today reported. Domino’s Japan announced it is currently testing out the possibility of using riderless reindeer to deliver pizzas in the snowy north of the country amid expectations …

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Badly-Parked Porsche Blown Up By Paris Bomb Squad

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A young man in France has had his Porsche Carrera S blown up after he parked it illegally and Paris police found his efforts so suspicious that they brought in the bomb squad. The man named as Olivier by Le Parisien, was out and about in his Porsche on Thursday night. Perhaps unable to find a …

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FUNAAB Vice Chancellor Arrested By EFCC

The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Prof. Olusola Oyewole, has been reportedly arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). According to The Guardian, a source at the commission told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja that Oyewole was arrested for …

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South Korea’s President Under Fire For Purchase Of 360 Viagra Pills

The office of South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has been forced to explain a mass purchase of Viagra, a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction or impotence in men. It was revealed on Tuesday by an opposition party lawmaker that Park’s office bought hundreds of Viagra pills and the generic version of the …

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Twitter CEO’s Account Gets Suspended!

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Today, Twitter briefly suspended the account of its co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey. Users of the social networking service surfing his profile earlier today found out his account had been suspended. Dorsey himself called the incident “an internal mistake”. He tweeted: “Just setting up my twttr…again (account suspension was an internal mistake)“. https://twitter.com/jack/status/801270269184647168 For …

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Gambian Club Changes Its Name To ‘Swansea City’

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A football club in Gambia is making headlines after changing its name to ‘Swansea City’. The club, formerly known as Fataro Fula Kundaowe, named itself after the Welsh club after watching them play on TV. The change in name somehow brought fine form for the team which led them to …

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Farmer Produces New Brand Of Vodka From Cow Milk

An English farmer is producing vodka from cow milk in what he claims is a world first. Jason Barber, a dairy farmer in Dorset, invented his Black Cow vodka after wanting to diversify the produce from his 250-strong herd of cows, supported by his “deep personal interest” in the spirit. …

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Adelaide Cricket Test Match Sells Out After Fans Think It Is An Adele Concert

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Overexcited fans of British singer Adele mistakenly purchased all available tickets for a cricket game – the Adelaide Test match with South Africa. Cricket Australia (CA), after losing the first two matches of the series, predicted a poor turnout to the dead-rubber Test match, however got surprised after confused fans …

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Man Steals Wallet During Job Interview

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A Japanese man has been arrested after admitting he stole a company president’s wallet containing 50,000 yen during an interview earlier this month, The Japan Times reports. Shogo Takeda, 24, stole the wallet during an interview at an elevator maintenance company in Yokohama. He allegedly took advantage of easy access …

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South African Pastor Sprays Insecticide On Members To ‘Heal’ Them

A 24-year old South African Pastor, Prophet Lethebo Rabalago is now using insecticide, petrol and fire to heal members of his church. Rabalago, who is a pastor at Mount Zion General Assembly (MZGA) explained methods; “We are glorifying God. We want God to be seen. We are saying with God …

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Man Utd Fans Hid In Toilet Overnight To Watch Arsenal Game

Two Manchester United fans hid in a toilet in Old Trafford, the home ground of Manchester United, overnight in an attempt to see Saturday’s game against Arsenal. According to BBC, the fans who cut themselves off from a party on a stadium tour spent Friday night undetected in the toilet. It was …

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Driver stabs in-law for defiling two-year-old daughter

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a commercial driver, Saheed Wahab, for allegedly stabbing his in-law, Yisa Aweda, in the Orile area of the state. Our correspondent gathered that Wahab stabbed 40-year-old Aweda because he reportedly caught him defiling his (Wahab’s) two-year-old daughter. PUNCH Metro learnt that Aweda, who …

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Drone Used To Cook Thanksgiving Dinner

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Autel Robotics, a company in Washington, USA, which specialises in drone and aerial photography solutions, has created an entertaining video, in which a drone is used to prepare an entire Thanksgiving meal. The company posted a video to YouTube showing how a chef used the company’s X-Star Premium Drone to prepare …

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Man Arrested After Stealing Horse To Pass Kidney Stone

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A Turkish man has been arrested after he stole a horse because he had been told it would aid in the passing of his kidney stone. The man living in the Central Anatolian province of Kayseri was arrested on November 21,  according to state-run Anadolu Agency. In his testimony, the …

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Pilot goes on epic rant after political fight breaks out on airplane

A pilot of a United flight from San Francisco to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, used the plane’s intercom system to address passengers after a racially charged post-election fight broke out on board Friday.  According to Mashable.com, the fight started when, “an individual with a ‘plaid shirt and a camo cap’ said …

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‘Fart’ Causes Row To Break Out During Canadian Parliamentary Session

A Canadian Member of Parliament (MP) Michelle Rempel delivered a speech filled with great emotion in the House of Commons on Tuesday over jobs, including a word that caused consternation among some of her fellow MPs – ‘fart’. During her speech, Rempel equated the Canadian government’s treatment of her constituency, …

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Proposed Law Puts Filipino Children At Risk Of Going To Jail

Children as young as nine could be jailed in the Philippines for certain crimes under a proposed law backed by the president, sparking concern Monday from the United Nations and rights groups. President Rodrigo Duterte’s allies have been pushing to pass laws by December that would restore the death penalty …

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