Friday , 15 December 2017

Odd News

Firefighters Attend To Rhino With Toothache

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A team of firefighters in Scotland who are more used to overseeing the lifting of heavy vehicles or debris from collapsed buildings, were brought into Edinburgh Zoo to help move a rhino before an operation could take place. Bertus, was first medicated by veterinary physicians, before firefighters had to work out how …

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Man With Lung Disease Completes Marathon Towing Oxygen Tank

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A man in the US with a terminal lung disease has completed a marathon while towing his oxygen tank. KOMO-TV reports that Evans Wilson walked the entire 26.2-mile Seattle Marathon on Sunday and finished in just under 11 hours. Wilson is said to be a former competitive runner suffering from pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary …

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Usain Bolt Sets Sights On Football In 2017

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The world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, has admitted he is keen on pursuing a career as a footballer when he retires from sprinting. The Jamaican sprinter will call time on his track and field career following the World Championships in London next year. Bolt, who was training with German football club Borussia …

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Sevilla Hold A Minute’s Silence For Wrong Person

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On Saturday, Spanish football club Sevilla held a minute’s silence for the wrong person before their home game against Valencia. The error was made after the announcer in the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium told supporters that the appreciation was for Sanchez Merino, instead of Enrique Gonzalez Merino. The club has already apologised for …

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Meet The South African Pastor Who Orders Member To Eat Live Snakes

25-year-old Penuel Mnguni  is the head Pastor of the End Times Disciples Ministries church, a church he began himself in 2014 after years of serving under an equally controversial South African pastor, Lesego Daniel. In 2014, Penuel Mnguni shared pictures of members of his congregation eating grass and flowers on Facebook …

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11-Year-Old Boy Set On Fire To Lose Weight

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An 11-year-old obese boy who weighs 23 stone has been set on fire in a bizarre bid to lose weight. Li Hang is said to be undergoing the traditional Chinese medicine treatment after his weight increased while suffering a rare condition from the age of three. The treatment includes fire cupping, …

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Wife Of Putin’s Aide Performs Holocaust-Themed Ice Show

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The wife of the spokesman of Russian president Vladimir Putin performed a Holocaust-themed ice skating show on a popular reality television show Saturday night. Tatiana Navka, a former Olympic figure skating medallist and wife of Putin’s chief spokesman Dmitry Peskov, donned striped concentration camp uniforms complete with yellow stars of David, to compete …

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Man Tells Court To Jail Father Who Injected Him With HIV As A Baby

A man attended a hearing last month where he urged the courts to keep his father in jail for as long as possible for injecting him with HIV when he was just 11 months old. Bryan Jackson, 25, claimed his father, Brian Stewart, performed the terrible act just to get …

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Fugitive Stops For Fuel During High-Speed Car Chase

Canadian police have arrested two female passengers after a high-speed chase north of Melbourne, during which the driver found time to stop twice for fuel. Officers tried to stop the luxury BMW sedan on the highway around 3.30pm local time, but the 15-year-old at the wheel failed to stop. After …

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Belgium Seeks Recognition From UNESCO For Its Beer Drinking

Belgium is seeking be recognised by UNESCO for its beer culture and have it listed on the agency’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List. The list, which is meant to afford international recognition and protection for cultural heritage from UNESCO member-states, was created in 2006 and already has more than 300 places and traditions …

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Man Nabbed With $300k Worth Of Cannabis Wrapped As Christmas Presents

A man has been arrested in the US after he was caught on Wednesday with a truck stuffed full of cannabis wrapped to look like Christmas presents. Daniel Yates, 31, was pulled over by Ohio state troopers for following too closely. During inspection, it was found that the trunk and back seat …

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Moroccan TV Station Broadcasts Women’s Makeup Tutorial On How To Hide Traces of Domestic Violence

Moroccan TV Station Broadcasts Women’s Makeup Tutorial On How To Hide Traces of Domestic Violence

In anticipation of the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, celebrated each year on November 25, Morocco’s national television service, 2M, broadcast a makeup tutorial on how women can hide traces of domestic violence, as part of its morning show called “Sabahiyates” on Wednesday. The show …

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Spanish Billionaire Leaves £2 million each to Everyone In His Village

In what can only be described as a last act of philanthropy, a Spanish billionaire Antonino Fernandez has gifted everyone in his village 2 million pounds. Fernandez who recently passed away made everyone in his hometown a millionaire according to his last will and testament. In total, Fernandez left £169 million …

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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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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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