News: Weird News

In post-Asia trip speech, Trump makes news ... with water

Thursday  11:36,   16 november 2017
Reuters

Trump's drink of water lit up social media, evoking comparisons with a televised address given by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio in 2013 during which he grabbed awkwardly for a water bottle. Trump mocked Rubio during a campaign event last year for his [...]

Da Vinci painting of Christ sells for record $450mn

Thursday  11:36,   16 november 2017
AFP

A 500-year-old painting believed to be by Leonardo da Vinci sold for $450.3 million in New York on Wednesday, blazing a new world record for the most expensive work of art sold at auction, Christie's said."Salvator Mundi" or "Savior of the[...]

Three elephants in Connecticut just got a lawyer

Thursday  11:36,   16 november 2017
The Washington Post

The Nonhuman Rights Project, which has argued that chimpanzees are “legal persons,” is now making the same case in a lawsuit over three elephants.And on Monday, they got a lawyer, though they did not ask for one. The prominent animal rights attorney [...]

India gives 'king of sweets' a geographical tag to end bitter rivalry

Wednesday  14:40,   15 november 2017
Reuters

India has awarded a "geographical indications" tag to rosogolla, the king of Indian sweets, after a years-long battle between two neighboring states over the ownership rights. Luscious rosogolla, or sweet cheese balls dripping with sugar[...]

Cyclist who gave Trump the finger is showered with money

Wednesday  07:21,   15 november 2017
AFP

More than $70,000 in donations have poured into a crowdfunding site set up for the cyclist who was fired from her job for making a rude gesture to President Donald Trump's motorcade.More than 3,000 donations -- from $5 to $250 -- have rolled in[...]

Secrets of 1,000-Year-Old Shadow Zone Revealed

Tuesday  17:38,   14 november 2017
Newsweek

Scientists have finally figured out why a patch of water in the Pacific Ocean has remained stagnant for the past 1,000 years.Water moves a lot, and pretty fast actually, with some currents moving around 5.6 miles per hour, but the "shadow zone" in[...]

Van Gogh's Insane Asylum View Sells for $81.3 Million at Auction

Tuesday  12:20,   14 november 2017
Bloomberg

A canvas by Vincent van Gogh fetched $81.3 million in an auction at Christie’s Monday. Van Gogh’s 1889 landscape, “Laboureur dans un champ”The 1889 painting, “Laboureur dans un champ,” was sold by the estate of billionaire couple Nancy Lee Bass and[...]

Parents of Twins Shocked to Find Out They're Having Triplets

Tuesday  07:50,   14 november 2017
Inside Edition

They also have a 6-year-old son.Nia Tolbert and her husband, Robert, already have three sons, a 6-year-old and 2-year-old twins, so they were flabbergasted when they found out Tolbert was having multiples[...]

World's earliest evidence of wine-making found in Georgia

Tuesday  07:50,   14 november 2017
AFP

The world's earliest evidence of grape wine-making has been detected in 8,000-year-old pottery jars unearthed in Georgia, making the tradition almost 1,000 years older than previously thought, researchers said Monday. Before, the oldest chemical [...]

Stray cat is prime suspect in attempted murder

Monday  18:03,   13 november 2017
Sky News

A stray cat has been identified as the prime suspect in the attempted murder of an elderly woman found bleeding profusely in her home. Mayuko Matsumoto, 82, was found by her daughter with about 20 cuts to her face at her home in Mifune, southern[...]

What Is The Coffee-Pouring Puzzle?

Monday  18:03,   13 november 2017
Newsweek

The answer is much more simple than you may realize.Twitter user @Purp originally shared a coffee-lover's brainteaser on Thursday afternoon and it quickly got nearly 2,000 comments and another 2,000[...]

White truffles fetch 75,000 euros at Italian auction

Monday  13:21,   13 november 2017
Relaxnews (AFP)

A lot of around 850 grammes (1.9 pounds) of white truffles was sold for 75,000 euros ($87,500) in a top Italian auction on Sunday.  The buyer from Hong Kong placed their winning bid via satellite at the World Alba White Truffles[...]

Adorable Dog With Rare Condition Sits in High Chair to Eat Her Meals

Monday  13:20,   13 november 2017
Inside Edition

She was diagnosed at 9 weeks old.Tink, a Silver Labrador Retriever, suffers from Congential Idiopathic Megaesophagus, a condition in which the neurological connection between the brain and the muscles of the esophagus are not developed or a[...]

Camera Captures Being Swallowed By Molten Lava

Monday  10:36,   13 november 2017
International Business Times

A GoPro captured the entire thing on video and lived to tell the tale.Storm put the camera inside the crevice to record video of the lava flow but forgot about it, he told PetaPixel. The GoPro was swallowed by the lava, but Storm was able to hammer[...]

Move Over, Golden Toilet: Now There’s a $100K Louis Vuitton Potty

Monday  06:20,   13 november 2017
Mental Floss

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