Thursday , 23 November 2017

Odd News

Horse at Australian farm plays piano

A horse in Australia was recorded showing off his unusual talent — “playing piano” on an electronic keyboard. The video shows Sophie Bainbridge’s horse, Murphy, using his mouth to make music with an electronic keyboard set up for him outside. “Murphy was rescued from the doggers pens about a year …

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Lion blocks road to get attention from keeper at sanctuary

A South African wildlife sanctuary shared video of a lion refusing to budge from the middle of a road until he received the proper attention from his favourite human. GG Conservation Glen Garriff posted a video to Facebook showing a lion named Smokey blocking an access road at the sanctuary. …

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Japanese firm develops app that helps workers find open toilets

A Japanese telecom firm announced the creation of an app to help workers find available bathroom stalls — and to tell employers if they spend too much time in there. KDDI said the app, which will be available to businesses in March, will tell workers in participating buildings where they …

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Whale approaches tourist for a kiss

A tourist on a whale watching bout in Mexico was filmed planting a kiss on the nose of a friendly whale that popped up to say hello. Todos Santos Eco Adventures posted a video to Facebook showing the American man leaning out of his boat to share a smooch with …

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US customs find over 100 pounds of marijuana found hidden in hollowed-out firewood

Customs officers in Arizona, USA said they found more than 100 pounds of marijuana concealed inside hollowed-out pieces of firewood. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said officers at the Port of Sasabe stopped a Ford truck driven by a 41-year-old man and a narcotics detecting canine indicated something unusual about …

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US rep introduces bill to stop Texans from using Chilean flag emoji

A lawmaker in Texas, US hopes to pass legislation to discourage people from using the Chilean flag emoji to represent the Texas flag. Republican State Representative Tom Oliverson authored House Concurrent Resolution 75 “urging Texans not to use the flag emoji of the Republic of Chile when referring to the …

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Woman keeps 85-year-old cookie as family heirloom

An woman from Arizona, USA is holding on to an unusual family heirloom — an 85-year-old cookie given as a Valentine to her mother. Scottsdale resident Penny Rickhoff said her family has been holding on to the heart-shaped cookie since the 1930s, when it was given to her mother by …

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US man lied about kidnapped child to make police ‘work harder’ to find his stolen car

A 22-year-old man from Philadelphia, USA was charged with making a false report after he allegedly lied to police that a 4-year-old boy was in the back seat of his stolen Ford Escort to make officers “work harder” to find the car.  Marcus Fletcher, of the 5800 block of North …

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Man claims dog shot his sleeping girlfriend

According to a incident report written in Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, Florida, USA, a man told police that his dog shot his girlfriend in the leg. It happened late Tuesday night at a home on the city’s Westside. Police said a man and a woman were sleeping when they were woken …

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Businessman To Die By Hanging For Bathing Wife With Acid

An Ikeja High Court on Thursday sentenced a businessman, Suleiman Olalekan, to death by hanging for killing his 22-year-old wife, Chika Egbo, by bathing her with acid. Justice Lateef Lawal-Akapo sentenced Olalekan to death after finding him guilty of a two-count charge of murder and grievous bodily harm. Lawal-Akapo, while …

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Young Man Falls in Love With Woman’s Voice Only to Find Out She is 82 Years Old…You Won’t Believe What Happened Next (Photos)

A man fell in love with a woman’s voice after hearing it on the phone by mistake and then went ahead to do something really surprising. When Sofian Loho Dandel received a call from a woman who accidentally dialed the wrong number, he never imagined that their talk would last …

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Pupil asks police for help with math homework

An elementary school student in Ohio, USA reached out to local police for help with her math homework. Marion Police Department shared screen captures taken by mother Molly Draper after her 10-year-old daughter, Lena, asked the police to assist her with some difficult math problems. Posted by Molly Draper on Friday, …

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Rampaging elephant chases Jeep for over 1-1/2 miles

A Jeep driving through a South African national park was chased for more than 1-1/2 miles by a rampaging bull elephant. A video filmed last month by a passenger in the Jeep shows the elephant chasing the Jeep down a paved road through Kruger National Park. The passenger can be …

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93-year-old Chinese ‘Kung Fu Grandma’ still teaches martial arts

China’s 93-year-old “Kung Fu Grandma” has been practising martial arts for 89 years and says she has no plans to stop anytime soon. Zhejiang province resident Zhang Hexian, 93, dubbed the “Kung Fu Grandma,” said she started learning kung fu from her father when she was only a toddler. “I …

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Woman born without arms breaks world record

A Mexican woman born without arms broke a world record for lighting candles with her feet on an Italian game show. Adriana Irene Macias Hernandez used her feet to light 11 candles and claim the Guinness World Record for “Most birthday candles lit with the feet in one minute” in …

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Chinese Kung Fu master in show of balls of steel

With the help of his students, a Chinese Kung Fu master has shown off his “ball-breaking stamina”, by being repeatedly hit in the crotch. Master Wei Yaobin is known in China as the ‘Iron Crotch Kung Fu’ master. He trains students in how to take blows to the crotch. In …

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Court Remands Pastor For Strangulating Woman Friend To Death In Osun

For allegedly strangulating his woman-friend to death, an Osun State Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ile-Ife yesterday remanded forty-seven year old Pastor Joshua Ayobami in prison custody. The Prosecutor, Elisha Olusegun, told the court that the accused allegedly strangulated one Mrs Rachel Ajayi to death at about 1:45 am of Jan …

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Italian restaurant offers family with polite children five percent discount

The owner of a restaurant in Italy discounted a family’s bill due to their children’s polite behavior. Antonio Ferrari shared a photo of the family’s bill which included a five percent discount for “bimbi educati,” or polite children. “It’s just so unusual!” Ferrari said. Capita così di rado! Posted by …

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13-year-old ‘Spider Boy’ sets world record

A 13-year-old boy from Palestine set a world record for his superior skills as a contortionist. Mohammed Alsheikh, known as “Spider Boy,” ran his legs around his own body 38 times to claim the Guinness World Record for “Most full body revolutions maintaining a chest stand in one minute.” Alsheikh …

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Dog left in car horns for owner to hurry up

An couple in the US captured video of an impatient dog barking and honking a car horn to get his owner to hurry up outside of a Subway. Tim and Yvonne Blankenship said they stopped at the Subway in Grove City for some lunch when they spotted a dog sitting …

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