Sunday , 26 March 2017

Odd News

Australian man sets record by cracking world’s longest whip

An Australian man posted video of his Guinness World Record-breaking whip, which measures nearly 330 feet long, in action. Nathan Griggs, who also holds the Guinness record for most whip cracks in one minute, posted a video to YouTube showing him trying out the world’s largest whip at the Defiance …

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Otter cleans up mess made by pigs at Thailand zoo

A zoo in Thailand is encouraging humans to clean up after themselves by training an otter to clean up after some particularly pigs. A video of an animal performance at Chiang Mai Zoo in Thailand shows a group of pigs living up to their name by knocking over a wastebasket …

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Spider in Australia faces off against snake

Two of Australia’s deadliest creatures faced off when a redback spider attacked an eastern brown snake. North Vic Engines Cobram automotive company in Victoria shared video of the battle after the redback descended and trapped the eastern brown in its web. “We had a visit today from a baby snake,” …

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World’s largest sand castle built by Indian artist

An Indian artist constructed the world’s largest sandcastle to promote peace and awareness about art. Sudarsan Pattnaik and 45 students from his Sudarsan Sand Institute claimed the Guinness World Record for “Tallest sandcastle” for the 48-foot and 8-inch tall work of art they erected at Puri, Odisha in India. The …

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Baby lion fed from bottle by Orangutan

Zookeepers in the Philippines captured video of a young orangutan bottle-feeding a baby tiger after the two animals were introduced. The video, posted to YouTube by John Mills, shows the orangutan using a bottle to feed milk to the baby lion at the Davao Crocodile Park. Zookeepers said they introduced …

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US firefighters rescue horse from frozen pool

Firefighters in Idaho, USA helped pull a stranded horse out of a frozen pool in a resident’s back yard. The Eagle Fire Department shared photos as fire crews and neighbours broke through the ice to pull Lucky, the 5-year-old horse, out of the frozen water. Eagle Firefighters along with @AdaCoSheriff …

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Customs stop traveller from Vietnam who had 22 pounds of raw animal parts

Customs agents in Texas, USA stopped a traveller arriving from Vietnam and discovered his luggage contained some unusual contraband — 22 pounds of raw animal parts. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said agriculture specialists at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport searched the woman’s luggage when she arrived from Vietnam Feb. …

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Man returns stolen mortuary van after finding dead body in it

Authorities in California, USA said a man who stole a van from outside a mortuary returned it and stole another vehicle when he discovered a dead body in the back. Riverside Police said a mortuary worker had parked the van outside the business about 1:30 a.m. Sunday and went inside, …

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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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