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  • Lizard adds to Formula One’s track menagerie

    Lizard adds to Formula One’s track menagerie

    Formula One acquired an exotic addition to its list of wildlife hazards on Saturday after a large monitor lizard wandered onto the Singapore Grand Prix circuit during final practice. “There’s a giant lizard on the track,” exclaimed Red Bull driver Max Verstappen. “You came... Read More »

  • Indian man bitten by python whilst posing for selfie

    Indian man bitten by python whilst posing for selfie

    Forest department officials on Saturday (September 24) promised strict action after a python attacked a man when a group was trying to click a photo with it. The incident took place on Friday (September 23) after forest department officials removed the python from the premises of a school in... Read More »

  • Australian sheep is unofficially the world’s woolliest

    Australian sheep is unofficially the world’s woolliest

    Around 40 kilograms (88 lb) of wool has been sheared from a sheep found near Australia’s capital, the RSPCA said on Thursday, making him unofficially the world’s woolliest. The animal, named Chris by his rescuers, was discovered on the northern outskirts of Canberra on Wednesday and... Read More »

  • Three sisters give birth on same day in Irish hospital

    Three sisters give birth on same day in Irish hospital

    Three Irish sisters have all given birth on the same day, in the same hospital, while a fourth sister who is also pregnant, was days overdue. The three cousins were all born at Mayo General Hospital in Castlebar, County Mayo, on Tuesday, 1 September. The sisters, who all live close to each other... Read More »

  • Man Shoots Himself In Foot To See How It Feels, Police Say

    Man Shoots Himself In Foot To See How It Feels, Police Say

    Some guys shoot themselves in the foot metaphorically. but only Adam Hirtle knows if it’s worse to do it literally. And he did it not once, but twice. Hirtle, 30, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, told investigators he purposely shot himself in the foot Wednesday night because he was curious... Read More »

  • Drone deployed to catch cheating Chinese students

    Drone deployed to catch cheating Chinese students

    The latest weapon in the fight against cheating for China’s all-important university entrance exam is a six-propeller drone. The drone flew over two testing centres in Luoyang city in central China’s Henan province to scan for any unusual signals being sent to devices smuggled by... Read More »

  • Miss Piggy to be honored with feminist award at Brooklyn Museum

    Miss Piggy to be honored with feminist award at Brooklyn Museum

    Screen and TV star, diva and beloved Muppet, Miss Piggy, is being recognized for her contributions to society with a feminist award at the Brooklyn Museum in New York on Thursday. The glamorous, outspoken pig will receive the award at the evening ceremony from the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for... Read More »

  • No heels, no entry at Cannes?

    No heels, no entry at Cannes?

    Perhaps not since Cinderella lost a glass slipper at the ball has there been such a stir about glamorous footwear as there was on Tuesday in Cannes over a report that women had been turned away from a film premiere for failing to wear heels. Social media and the festival gossip circuit lit up... Read More »

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