Sporting expression "caught fire" takes on literal meaning

The sporting expression "caught fire" took on a literal meaning on Sunday as several players at the BMW Championship, including Phil Mickelson, were affected by a fire at their hotel......»»

weird[Via: reuters]Aug 18th, 2019Related News

Beer with the prince: Liechtenstein marks 300th anniversary

The tiny principality of Liechtenstein celebrated its 300th anniversary on Thursday as an island of peace and prosperity in an unsettled world -- and a place where citizens can go drink a beer with their monarch......»»

weird[Via: reuters]Aug 15th, 2019Related News

Staring at seagulls can stop them stealing food, research shows

Britain's seaside towns are at war with their seagulls, urging visitors not to feed the birds in an effort to stop them snatching titbits like potato chips from tourists' hands......»»

weird[Via: reuters]Aug 7th, 2019Related News

Oh rats! Japan convenience store apologizes after viral rodent video

Japanese convenience store chain FamilyMart apologized after video went viral on social media of rats scurrying about one of its stores in Tokyo's popular Shibuya district, prompting it to close the outlet until further notice......»»

weird[Via: reuters]Aug 6th, 2019Related News

The man in the plastic mask: Brazil inmate busted in brazen jailbreak

A masked Rio de Janeiro inmate dressed as a woman tried to break out of a Brazilian jail this weekend in a surreal act of derring-do, only to be thwarted on the cusp of freedom by state prison authorities......»»

weird[Via: reuters]Aug 5th, 2019Related News

The man in the plastic mask: Disguised Brazil inmate busted in brazen jailbreak

A masked Rio de Janeiro inmate dressed as a woman tried to break out of a Brazilian jail this weekend, in a surreal act of derring-do, only to be thwarted on the cusp of freedom by state prison authorities......»»

weird[Via: reuters]Aug 5th, 2019Related News

Indonesian walks 700-km backwards to highlight deforestation

An Indonesia man is walking backwards from his home in eastern Java to the capital Jakarta to raise awareness of deforestation in a country with one of the highest rates in the world......»»

weird[Via: reuters]Aug 5th, 2019Related News

French "Flying Man" crosses Channel on jet-powered hoverboard

French inventor Franky Zapata on Sunday succeeded in crossing the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard he designed, after a previous ended with him falling into the sea......»»

weird[Via: reuters]Aug 4th, 2019Related News

Frenchman succeeds in bid to cross English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard

French inventor Franky Zapata on Sunday succeeded in crossing the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard he designed, having abandoned a previous bid after failing to land on a refueling platform and falling into the sea......»»

weird[Via: reuters]Aug 4th, 2019Related News

French hoverboard inventor readies second Channel crossing bid

A French inventor will on Sunday make his second attempt to cross the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard he designed, having abandoned a previous bid after failing to land on a refueling platform and falling into the sea......»»

weird[Via: reuters]Aug 3rd, 2019Related News

Doctors extract 526 teeth from Indian boy

Indian doctors removed a tumor with a record number of 526 teeth inside a seven-year-old boy's mouth, the medical team in the southern city of Chennai said on Friday......»»

weird[Via: reuters]Aug 2nd, 2019Related News

"Definitely weird": man bites snake

An Indian man who was bitten by a snake got his revenge on the reptile by biting it back and killing it, the man's father said on Monday......»»

weird[Via: reuters]Jul 29th, 2019Related News

Trial of strength at 2,000 meters altitude: Celtic wrestling in Austria

Every year around St. Jacob's Day, men from Austria's Salzburg region grapple with each other in a natural arena at the top of the Hundstein mountain in a traditional martial arts contest - the Hundstoa, or Jakobi Ranggeln......»»

weird[Via: reuters]Jul 29th, 2019Related News

Grasshoppers take Vegas by swarm, disrupting weather radar, tourism

Swarms of grasshoppers have descended upon America's Sin City in unusual abundance this week, disrupting weather radars, deterring tourists and invoking hysteria on social media......»»

weird[Via: reuters]Jul 28th, 2019Related News

Police ordered to pull their weight as Indonesia fights obesity

An Indonesian province has put 50 overweight police on a crash program of aerobics, swimming and jogging, telling them they'd better shape up for the job......»»

weird[Via: reuters]Jul 26th, 2019Related News

Man chases dog on London railway, adding to commuter heat misery

London commuters were fuming after a man lost control of his dog at a railway station and chased it down one of the capital's busiest stretches of track, adding to transport delays on Britain's hottest July day on record......»»

weird[Via: reuters]Jul 25th, 2019Related News

Flying Frenchman"s hoverboard bid to cross Channel scuppered by fuel mishap

A French inventor failed in his attempt to cross the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard on Thursday when he was knocked into the water as he landed on a boat-mounted refueling platform, his technical team said......»»

weird[Via: reuters]Jul 25th, 2019Related News

French "flying man" fails to cross Channel on jet-powered hoverboard

A French inventor failed in his attempt on Thursday to cross the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard when he missed a refueling platform mounted on a boat, a member of his technical team said......»»

weird[Via: reuters]Jul 25th, 2019Related News

Frenchman fails in attempt to cross English Channel on jet-powered hoverboard

A French inventor failed in his attempt on Thursday to cross the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard when he missed a landing platform mounted on a boat as he tried to land midway for refueling, a member of his technical team said.....»»

weird[Via: reuters]Jul 25th, 2019Related News

Bad driving leads to $140 million drug bust in Sydney

A clumsy driver led police to a A$200 million ($140 million) drug bust in Australia after he crashed a van laden with 270 kg (600 lb) of methamphetamines into a patrol car parked outside a police station in suburban Sydney......»»

weird[Via: reuters]Jul 22nd, 2019Related News