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14
Jul2017

Man stages own kidnap in Lagos, asks for N60m

Man stages own kidnap in Lagos, asks for N60m

The Police in Lagos on Thursday announced the arrest of a man who allegedly attempted to defraud his brother of N60 million by staging his own kidnap. The spokesman of the Lagos State Police command, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, confirmed the arrest to newsmen. According to Famous-Cole, on July 3, one Victor Udoh reported to the command that his younger brother, Ufom Edet Udoh, was kidnapped by unknown persons at Liverpool...

29
Jun2017

European Court sentences baby to death

European Court sentences baby to death

A June 27 ruling from a European human rights court is forcing the English parents of a gravely ill baby to make their last, painful goodbyes to their son. Chris Gard and Connie Yates have been in a legal battle over potentially life-saving treatment for their son, 10-month-old Charlie, since October of 2016. Charlie was born with a rare genetic condition. His parents believe an experimental treatment available in the...

17
Jun2017

Husband ties wife’s hand to rail track before they are run over by train on her birthday

Husband ties wife’s hand to rail track before they are run over by train on her birthday

A man in France tied his wife’s hands to a rail track before they were both run over by a train on her 34th birthday, it has emerged. Émilie Hallouin and Guillaume Grémy died in Beauvilliers, France, last Monday at about 4.30am. Police said that 34-year-old woman’s wrists and ankles had been bound to the tracks with strong polythene tape before her body was severed into pieces by the train....

31
May2017

America's most misspelled words, according to Google

America's most misspelled words, according to Google

As the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee gets underway, Google has decided to honor the annual event by compiling a list of the most misspelled words in the country. Their list is based on top searched "how to spell" words by state in 2017, and is categorized by how many letters in each word were misspelled. Apparently, folks in Georgia had a tough time spelling "gray" while residents of Wisconsin...

30
Mar2017

French artist turns into a chicken

French artist turns into a chicken

French artist Abraham Poincheval - who has already spent two weeks living inside a stuffed bear - plans to commune with the humble chicken for his latest performance stunt. How? By incubating 10 eggs with his own body heat. He will live inside a glass vivarium until his charges hatch, watched by visitors to the Palais de Tokyo museum in Paris. Poincheval expects the process to last between 21 and...

25
Mar2017

Italy sex case dropped because woman 'did not scream'

Italy sex case dropped because woman 'did not scream'

Italy's justice minister has said he will investigate after a court acquitted a man of sexually assaulting a woman because she did not scream. The court in Turin ruled last month that the woman saying "enough" to her colleague who allegedly attacked her was not a strong enough reaction to prove she had been sexually assaulted. The alleged victim is now facing charges for slander, reports said. The ruling has...

17
Mar2017

Super humans who are sexier, stronger and smarter will arrive by 2029

Super humans who are sexier, stronger and smarter will arrive by 2029

Ray Kurzweil has made 147 predictions since 1990 and is correct 86% of the time By 2029 our brains fuse with machines - an event known as singularity He says machines will exemplify what we value in humans to a greater degree Machines are already making us smarter and will move inside our brains soon Technological singularity will turn us into super humans some time in the next 12 years,...

12
Mar2017

Indian men divorce their wives via WhatsApp by typing a single word thrice

Indian men divorce their wives via WhatsApp by typing a single word thrice

Two Muslim women in India have recently filed complaints against their husbands – who happen to be brothers – for divorcing them via WhatsApp. The “triple talaq” is a controversial clause in Sharia Law that allows husbands to instantly divorce their wives by uttering the word “talaq” three times. This allows men to throw their wives out of the house for literally any reason, without fearing any legal repercussions. The...

11
Mar2017

The window cleaner who fell from a 47-floor skyscraper and lived

The window cleaner who fell from a 47-floor skyscraper and lived

Only half of the people who fall three storeys survive. From 10 storeys almost no-one does. This is the tale of a window cleaner who survived a 47-floor fall from the roof of a New York skyscraper. "I loved to see the windows really clean," Alcides Moreno says. "I liked the water and the soap, how you press the squeegee. "We would start at the top and clean all the...

10
Mar2017

Lawyer's trousers catch fire in court arson trial

Lawyer's trousers catch fire in court arson trial

A Florida defence lawyer's trousers have reportedly caught fire in court during an arson trial. Stephen Gutierrez was to address jurors on Wednesday when smoke began billowing from his pocket, witnesses said. The attorney fled the court and later returned unharmed with a singed pocket, blaming a faulty battery in his e-cigarette, the Miami Herald reports. Mr Gutierrez, who had been arguing that his client's car spontaneously caught fire, said...

03
Mar2017

Eek! Mouse delays flight for 4 hours

Eek! Mouse delays flight for 4 hours

How he squeaked through security is anyone's guess. A little mouse made for a big delay on a British Airways flight from London to San Francisco. Passengers were buckled up and ready to go when the crew told them that a mouse-spotting meant they couldn't take off. The crew joked that the mouse couldn't enter US airspace without a passport, and told everyone they needed a whole new plane. That...

23
Feb2017

Why we put our dead child in sack and threw her into canal – Father

Why we put our dead child in sack and threw her into canal – Father

The police on Tuesday arraigned a 49-year-old man before a Chief Magistrate Court on Ebutte Meta, Lagos, for disposing the remains of his four-year-old daughter into a canal. Adekunle Adewusi, who lives at Folorunsho Kuku Street, Opebi, Ikeja, was alleged to have committed the act on February 7 at his residence. The police prosecutor, Kehinde Omisakin, said the accused, a painter, had nine children with his wife whom he married...

22
Feb2017

Boy, 17, wakes up on the way to his own FUNERAL

Boy, 17, wakes up on the way to his own FUNERAL

Kumar Marewad was bitten by a stray dog last month and was taken to hospital Condition worsened last week and relatives were told his chances were bleak They took him off life support and the teenager stopped breathing and moving Relatives thought he was dead, only for him to wake up on the way to the funeral A 17-year-old boy woke up on the way to his own funeral in...

20
Feb2017

Eastern Libya ban women from traveling without male guardian

Eastern Libya ban women from traveling without male guardian

Eastern Libyan authorities have issued a ban forbidding women from traveling outside the country without a male guardian, sparking mockery. The decision was issued Thursday by the Libyan Chief of Staff Abdel-Razek al-Nadhouri, the military ruler of eastern Libya. He was appointed by army chief Khalifa Hifter who is allied with the internationally recognized parliament. Airport authorities said the decision hasn't been put into effect. "It is ridiculous that in...

20
Feb2017

Snail undergoes operation to fix its SHELL after woman treads on it

Snail undergoes operation to fix its SHELL after woman treads on it

According to website From The Grapevine, this kind of incident is quite common as the snails are attracted to the moisture following heavy rain in the area. Once the snail was inside the surgery, the vet used glue and began piecing it back together using tweezers. The clinic wrote: 'For the broken shell, we need a combination of patience and finesse with epoxy glue. 'We make sure the glue stays...

17
Feb2017

Man returns stolen van after finding dead body in the back

Man returns stolen van after finding dead body in the back

Authorities in California 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, giving Bobby Joe Washington, 24, the chance to steal the vehicle. "He [the driver] had just picked up a decedent and...

16
Feb2017

Passengers hurry off airplane after female pilot has meltdown and rants on loudspeaker about her divorce

Passengers hurry off airplane after female pilot has meltdown and rants on loudspeaker about her divorce

People feared for their safety and walked off an airplane after the pilot had a public meltdown. People boarded the plane going from Austin, Texas, to San Francisco, California, before the pilot came into the aircraft dressed in her regular clothes. She asked passengers if she should stay with her street clothes or if they want to wait until she changes into her uniform. She then began to rant about...

15
Feb2017

Suicidal woman who paid a contract killer to murder her sues the hitman for failing to 'deliver the service'

Suicidal woman who paid a contract killer to murder her sues the hitman for failing to 'deliver the service'

The Brazilian woman was suffering from chronic anxiety-depressive disorder She claimed she hired killer to end her life but that he did not 'deliver the service' The unnamed woman has since tried to sue him for 'breaching consumer rights' A suicidal woman paid a contract killer to murder her - then sued him for breach of contract after he failed to 'deliver the service'. The Brazilian woman, who suffers from...

13
Feb2017

Man sues Uber after app bug revealed his infidelity and led to divorce

Man sues Uber after app bug revealed his infidelity and led to divorce

A French man is suing ride-sharing service Uber, alleging a glitch in the app outed him for infidelity and led to his divorce. The French Riviera resident is suing the U.S. company for $47 million, alleging a glitch in the application led to the end of his marriage. The lawsuit alleges the man used his wife's iPhone to summon an Uber, and her phone continued to receive notifications about his...

12
Feb2017

Venezuela: The Maduro effect- Gustavo Ocando

Venezuela: The Maduro effect- Gustavo Ocando

Biology student Luis Sibira stumbled across the first set of gory remains last November: eight pink flamingos, their breasts and torsos sliced out, leaving their heads, spindly legs and vivid feathers scattered across the marshy ground at Las Peonias Lagoon in western Venezuela. Flamingo hunting is both illegal and unusual at the lagoon, less than 200 miles from the Colombian border. Sibera, who had been studying the pink birds that...

12
Feb2017

‘Relieved’ family writes scathing Obituary for ‘Evil’ father

‘Relieved’ family writes scathing Obituary for ‘Evil’ father

The obituary of a 75-year-old Galveston, Texas, man who died of cancer last month is getting a lot of attention for its brutal description of the deceased. Leslie Ray “Popeye” Charping lived “29 years longer than expected and much longer than he deserved,” begins the obituary, which states that Charping’s children were “relieved” at his death. It got so much attention that the volume of people trying to read it...

11
Feb2017

Mom of Edo triplets begs runaway husband to return

Mom of Edo triplets begs runaway husband to return

Mrs. Queen Udekwe, whose husband Mathew abandoned after she gave birth to a set of triplets, has appealed to her husband to come back home so that they can take care of their children together. Queen, who said she only had primary school education, hails from Ogwa community in Esan West local government of Edo State while her husband is from Omunupa community in Enugu State. She told our reporter...

10
Feb2017

Spoon designed to recreate the experience of licking your fingers claims to make food taste better

Spoon designed to recreate the experience of licking your fingers claims to make food taste better

Goûte is a strange-looking spoon-like product that allegedly enhances the taste of certain foods by emulating the experience of licking your fingers. It was designed to replace regular spoons when enjoying creamy foods like yogurt, chocolate mouse or honey. Goûte was created by Michel / Fabian, a design company that aims to rethink people’s relationship with food by designing eating utensils inspired by science and art. Founders Dr. Andreas Fabian,...

09
Feb2017

Hottest cut of all - Gaza barber wields blowtorch

Hottest cut of all - Gaza barber wields blowtorch

In Ramadan Odwan's barbershop in Gaza, hair isn't just blow-dried, it's blowtorch-dried. "People have gone crazy about it, many people are curious to go through the experience and they are not afraid," he told Reuters. "People here love adventures." Odwan, 37, is not the first stylist in the world to use flame to straighten hair, but his craft is unique in the Gaza Strip. In his salon in the southern...

09
Feb2017

Woman breastfeeds a PIG on live television in bizarre attempt to explain how floods have hit her farm

Woman breastfeeds a PIG on live television in bizarre attempt to explain how floods have hit her farm

She was being interviewed on a farm in San Juan de Lurigancho, in Lima, Peru All of a sudden she whips her breasts out and starts feeding the pig in her arms As well as the interviewer, onlookers were bemused and shocked by the act. The bizarre moment a woman breastfeeds a big has been caught on camera. She was being interviewed by a reporter on a farm in Peru...

08
Feb2017

Taxi driver blames passengers farting for speeding

Taxi driver blames passengers farting for speeding

We’ve heard of some bizarre excuses for speeding before but this one may have just topped them all. A taxi driver who was stopped by police on Friday decided to blame his speeding on his passengers. And no, not because they were rushing him or talking too loud, but because the passengers were farting too much. Dorset traffic cops had been parked up in Bournemouth town when they spotted the...

08
Feb2017

Doctors remove live cockroach from a woman’s skull in Chennai

Doctors remove live cockroach from a woman’s skull in Chennai

In what can be called the most bizarre surgery, doctors in Chennai successfully removed a cockroach from a woman’s skull and guess what, it was alive. According to a report published in The New Indian Express, 42-year-old Selvi felt a weird sensation around her nose and eyes at night when she asked her son-in-law to take her to the nearby clinic who then asked her to go to a government...

08
Feb2017

Disability benefit cheat who claimed £500,000 for bad back caught on video dancing to Michael Jackson

Disability benefit cheat who claimed £500,000 for bad back caught on video dancing to Michael Jackson

Maribel Milligan has been jailed for three years after a jury found she had illegally pocketed more than £539,000 during her 11 year ruse A woman jailed for falsely claiming £500,000 in disability benefits was caught on video dancing to Michael Jackson. Maribel Milligan claimed she could only use one arm and was paralysed down the entire left hand side of her body. But she was seen raising her arms...

07
Feb2017

Boko Haram gave me N200 to detonate explosive, says suicide bomber

Boko Haram gave me N200 to detonate explosive, says suicide bomber

An 18-year-old Boko Haram suicide bomber, Amina, who was intercepted by men of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Tuesday in Maiduguri, said she was given N200 for the mission. She said this in Maiduguri that she was abducted two years ago by the sect members in Madagali, Adamawa, and taken to Sambisa forest. “They gave us N200 each which they said we should use to buy food...

05
Feb2017

Plane passenger 'was kicked off for showing too much cleavage'

Plane passenger 'was kicked off for showing too much cleavage'

A plane passenger says she was booted off a Spirit Airlines flight due to her outfit Brenda says flight attendants first accused her of being drunk and belligerent The 21-year-old waitress, who didn't give her last name, says she was sober Says a flight attendant told her to cover up and that her body was too exposed Spirit Airlines denied the allegation and said Brenda's cleavage played no part A...

04
Feb2017

Textbook lists 'ugliness' as cause for dowry

Textbook lists 'ugliness' as cause for dowry

A textbook in the western Indian state of Maharashtra has caused outrage after it listed "ugliness" as a reason for the increased demand for dowry. // The textbook said: "If a girl is ugly and handicapped then it becomes difficult for her to get married. To marry such girls [the] bridegroom and his family demand more dowry." A minister told local media that the offending passage would be removed. Pictures...

02
Feb2017

9 out of 11 members of family are dwarfs due to rare genetic condition causing short limbs

9 out of 11 members of family are dwarfs due to rare genetic condition causing short limbs

A rare genetic condition has made nine of the 11 members of a family dwarfs . Ram Raj Chauhan's clan once consisted of 21 people - 18 of whom suffered from a genetic condition called Achondroplasia which causes short limbed dwarfism. Achondroplasia is the most common form of disproportionate dwarfism, and is characterised by a normal sized torso and short limbs. Ram Raj, 52, originally had seven sisters and four...

31
Jan2017

Riot as Hausa trader kills driver over N30

Riot as Hausa trader kills driver over N30

There was chaos on Monday on Mojeed Sanni Street, in the Igando area of Lagos State, after a 40-year-old Hausa trader, Ibrahim Adamu, allegedly killed a bus driver, Lekan Adeleke. Some residents and friends of the victim made a bonfire on the road as they chased away Hausa traders in the community, threatening to avenge the killing. The men were on the rampage when policemen from the Igando division, led...

24
Jan2017

Baby born with four legs and two male sex organs

Baby born with four legs and two male sex organs

A baby has been born with four legs and two male sex organs at a hospital in India. The baby was born at 4.23am on Saturday to parents Lalitamma and Chennabasava and doctors said it was a normal delivery. His mother, Lalitamma, 23, described her son as ‘God’s gift to us’ saying that she was reluctant for him to be taken to another hospital for further treatment. However, after seeking...

23
Jan2017

KFC customer finds beak and skull of bird inside fried chicken wing

KFC customer finds beak and skull of bird inside fried chicken wing

A KFC fan in the United Kingdom, said that he became disgusted after finding the beak and skull of a bird inside a chicken wing. 22-year-old Jordan Simpson and his girlfriend, 22-year-old Shirley Clarke, said that after work on Friday evening, they bought Hot Wings at the KFC located in Ipswich. They went home to enjoy the fast food, but were disgusted after Simpson found the beak and skull in...

22
Jan2017

Father is caught selling his infant son for £9,000 so he can buy his wife the car she demands

Father is caught selling his infant son for £9,000 so he can buy his wife the car she demands

The man, from eastern China's Linyi city, wanted to divorce his wife His wife said he must buy her a car in order for her to agree to the split The father decided to sell his five-month-old son for £9,606 to a stranger Police have detained the man, surnamed Zhang, for human trafficking A Chinese father tried to sell his infant son in order to buy a car for his...

16
Jan2017

Man has lived alone in Colorado ghost town for 40 years

Man has lived alone in Colorado ghost town for 40 years

In 1972 billy barr (he spells it lowercase) was a Rutgers University environmental science student and did some research in Gothic, Colorado, a ghost town built around a silver mine. The native New Jerseyan returned after graduation and has lived in the town as its sole full-time resident ever since. He has also taken meticulous snowfall and temperature measurements, which have proven valuable to climate scientists. Boing Boing 

14
Jan2017

Govt official is buried with large amount of cash so he can ‘appease God on Judgment Day’

Govt official is buried with large amount of cash so he can ‘appease God on Judgment Day’

A government official demanded that his family should bury him with a large amount of cash. 52-year-old Charles Obong was a senior personnel officer at the Ministry of Public Service in Uganda, for 10 years before he died. Obong died after a long illness. He instructed his wife to place 200 million Ugandan shillings ($55,000) in his coffin. He also told his sister and brother to ensure that his wife...

07
Jan2017

Man sets his pregnant girlfriend on fire because her face was too beautiful

Man sets his pregnant girlfriend on fire because her face was too beautiful

A man was arrested on a charge of attempted murder after being accused of setting his girlfriend on fire because he wanted to burn her beautiful face, according to police in Italy. Now, 42-year-old Paolo Pietropaolo of Pozzuoli, has been sentenced to serve 18 years in prison after being convicted of stalking, attempted forced abortion and attempted murder. Prosecutors have only asked for a 15 year sentence, but the judge...

07
Jan2017

Banks deny mortgage application of disabled man without arms because he could not provide fingerprints

Banks deny mortgage application of disabled man without arms because he could not provide fingerprints

Banks in China, are being criticized for denying a mortgage application for a man without arms. 25-year-old Wu Jianping of Zhengzhou, lost both his arms when he was five years old in an accident. He suffered a severe electric shock, and doctors had no choice but to amputate both of his arms. Jianping did not let his disability stand in the way of success. He works hard and managed to...


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