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Oh rats! Japan convenience store apologizes after viral rodent video

Oh rats! Japan convenience store apologizes after viral rodent video

Published 07/08/2019

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese convenience store chain FamilyMart apologized after video went viral on social media of rats scurrying about one of its stores in [more…]

French hoverboard inventor readies second Channel crossing bid

French hoverboard inventor readies second Channel crossing bid

Published 03/08/2019

SANGATTE, France (Reuters) - A French inventor will on Sunday make his second attempt to cross the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard he designed, [more…]

‘Definitely weird’: man bites snake

‘Definitely weird’: man bites snake

Published 29/07/2019

(Reuters) - An Indian man who was bitten by a snake got his revenge on the reptile by biting it back and killing it, the [more…]

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

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

Published 29/07/2019

MARIA ALM, Austria (Reuters) - Every year around St. Jacob’s Day, men from Austria’s Salzburg region grapple with each other in a natural arena at [more…]

Police ordered to pull their weight as Indonesia fights obesity

Police ordered to pull their weight as Indonesia fights obesity

Published 26/07/2019

MOJOKERTO, Indonesia (Reuters) - An Indonesian province has put 50 overweight police on a crash program of aerobics, swimming and jogging, telling them they’d better [more…]

Flying Frenchman’s hoverboard bid to cross Channel scuppered by…

Flying Frenchman’s hoverboard bid to cross Channel scuppered by…

Published 25/07/2019

SANGATTE, France (Reuters) - A French inventor failed in his attempt to cross the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard on Thursday when he was [more…]

Bad driving leads to $140 million drug bust in Sydney

Bad driving leads to $140 million drug bust in Sydney

Published 23/07/2019

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A clumsy driver led police to a A$200 million ($140 million) drug bust in Australia after he crashed a van laden with [more…]

Chicago alligator stakeout snaps shut after professional catches…

Chicago alligator stakeout snaps shut after professional catches…

Published 17/07/2019

CHICAGO (Reuters) - An elusive alligator residing in a Chicago lagoon was caught early on Tuesday after the reptile, thought to be an abandoned pet, [more…]

The longest toilet break? Belgian sits for five days in bid for record

The longest toilet break? Belgian sits for five days in bid for record

Published 12/07/2019

OSTEND, Belgium (Reuters) - A Belgian man sat on a toilet for nearly five days this week in a bid to set a world record. [more…]

Lithuanian couple defends world wife-carrying championship title

Lithuanian couple defends world wife-carrying championship title

Published 06/07/2019

SONKAJARVI, Finland (Reuters) - A Lithuanian couple won the World Wife-Carrying Championship for a second time in a row in the Finnish town of Sonkajarvi [more…]