Tuesday , 21 February 2017

Odd News

Heron caught eating alligator

A man visiting wetlands in Florida, USA captured an unusual video of a great blue heron making a meal out of one of the state’s most feared predators: an alligator. Photographer Scott Martin, whose video was posted to Facebook by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Fish and Wildlife …

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Recycling plant worker in Canada finds $100,000 stashed inside 30-year-old TV

A worker at a recycling plant in Ontario, Canada opened up an old TV set and made a shocking discovery — more than $100,000 cash. Rick Deschamps, general manager of Global Electric Electronic Processing, said the TV was brought to the facility over a year ago, but a worker just …

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Prison guards arrest pigeon trying to carry cellphone to inmates

Prison guards intercepted a pigeon trying to deliver a cellphone to inmates inside a facility in Brazil, corrections officials in the country said. The Department of Penitentiary Administration said guards at the Nilton Silva prison in Franco da Rocha spotted some inmates attempting to catch a pigeon Feb. 10 that was wearing …

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Real-life tortoise and hare race against each other

As a child when growing up, one would be familiar with the popular story of the race between the tortoise and the hare. The two animals were made to compete in a real-life race to test the validity of the fable in which the tortoise wins. Entertainment company Super Deluxe hosted …

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Company offers leave to employees with puppies

A company is offering a kind of leave to its employees with puppies. Scottish brewery BrewDog has instituted a new policy offering “puppy parental leave” for employees raising young dogs. The company announced the “paw-ternity” policy that provides all employees with one week off when they bring home a new puppy. …

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Vandals pile up seats on Australian train

Vandals in Australia ripped several seats out of a train and piled them up in a massive barricade near the exit. Commuter Steve Mateer boarded the train in Katoomba headed toward Sydney about 10:30 p.m. when he discovered the giant pile of seats and shared a photo of the obstruction …

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Pet squirrel defends home from burglar

A man inn the US returned home to discover his pet squirrel had protected his home from would-be burglars while he was away. Adam Pearl noticed several signs of break-in before walking into his home on Tuesday, where his pet squirrel Joey had been left alone. “I came in the …

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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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