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...

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