News: Weird News

New Ancient Shark Species Discovered in Alabama

Wednesday  19:25,   10 january 2018
Newsweek

80-million-year-old teeth rewrite what we know about shark evolution.Now, scientists have discovered a dinosaur-era shark may have been an even earlier ancestor of megalodon, illustrating the evolution of one of the most fearsome creatures to[...]

'To boldly grow': Japan astronaut worried by space growth spurt

Wednesday  15:05,   10 january 2018
AFP

A Japanese astronaut has sparked hilarity back on Earth after he claimed to have grown nine centimetres in space, making him worried he would not squeeze into the capsule home. Norishige Kanai, who is aboard the International Space Station, tweeted: [...]

Hairdresser Turns Mugshot into Marketing Tool: 'It's Taking Off Very Well'

Wednesday  12:36,   10 january 2018
Inside Edition

She was arrested last[...]

Slip-sliding down the Sahara snow

Wednesday  09:11,   10 january 2018
Reuters

On the usually sun-kissed sand dunes of the Sahara desert, a rare blanket of snow allowed Algerians the chance to try out some icy sliding. With temperatures touching 1 degree Celsius (33.8 Fahrenheit), residents in the northern Algerian town of Ain [...]

Hero whale saves snorkeler from tiger shark in the Pacific Ocean

Tuesday  15:04,   09 january 2018
FOX News

Stunning images show the moment that a 50,000-pound humpback whale pushed a snorkeler through the water to protect her from a nearby shark. The pictures of Nan Hauser, 63, show how the massive sea creature pushed the whale biologist with his head[...]

Rare giant lily pads draw impressive crowds to Paraguay lagoon

Tuesday  15:03,   09 january 2018
AFP

An off-the-beaten-path corner of Paraguay has become a tourist attraction this month as visitors flock to see a rare delight floating on a hidden lagoon: giant round water lilies spanning over 1.5 meters (five[...]

How mismatched socks helped this millennial with no relevant experience land his dream job

Monday  19:22,   08 january 2018
CNBC

Put your best foot[...]

Booze alert as young Japanese come of age

Monday  19:22,   08 january 2018
Relaxnews (AFP)

Dazzling in colourful kimonos and wafting clouds of hairspray in their wake, thousands of young Japanese women marked their entry into adulthood Monday -- before hitting a bar to celebrate.  Formal "Coming of Age" ceremonies, which [...]

Canine couture cuts a dash in Italy's fashion capital

Monday  15:20,   08 january 2018
Relaxnews (AFP)

Elegant, tailored outfits are not reserved just for fashionistas in Italy -- couture for dogs is proving a hit with some Milan pet owners.  Man's best friend should not be overlooked when it comes to cashmere sweaters and woollen[...]

Village encourages children to smoke for festival

Monday  08:06,   08 january 2018
Sky News

Across the globe people have spent the weekend marking the Christian festival of Epiphany with traditions like outdoor swimming, festive cakes and singing. But in a small village in northern Portugal, marking the revelation of God incarnate in part [...]

Rome's 'mangy' Christmas tree offered eternal life

Sunday  13:40,   07 january 2018
AFP

It was mocked for its wilting needles and bare branches, but Rome's Christmas tree has captured the hearts of locals and tourists alike and there are now plans afoot to save it from the chipper. The Eternal City's tree, affectionately nicknamed[...]

Too fat to march: Spanish Legion soldiers put on diet

Sunday  13:40,   07 january 2018
AFP

The fierce reputation of Spanish Legion soldiers is being put to the test: too fat, some of them have been offered a weight-loss plan to save the "prestige" of the force.All legionnaires of this rapid reaction force -- more than 3,000[...]

Man Proposes and Marries on Same Day in What May Be the Shortest Engagement Ever

Saturday  17:40,   06 january 2018
Inside Edition

About 90 minutes after her now-husband popped the question, Nicole Carfagna married her boyfriend, Danny Rios.It all started when Nicole Carfagna, of New York, saw a commotion in her home last month as she pulled up with her boyfriend, Danny[...]

This Dog Learned How to Sled on Her Own, Just in Time for the Snow

Saturday  17:40,   06 january 2018
Inside Edition

The 3-year-old pup can pull the sled uphill without any help.Secret, a 3-year-old pup, was captured pulling his plastic sled uphill before jumping on and enjoying the ride in a video posted to[...]

English vicar slaps £100 fine on brides running late

Saturday  17:40,   06 january 2018
AFP

Fed up with repeated delays to wedding services because of brides arriving late, an English vicar is imposing £100 fines for a delay of more than 10 minutes.Church of England vicar John Corbyn said he had introduced the policy at his two churches,[...]