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Gulp! Georgian boy solves six Rubik's cubes under water in one breath An 18-year-old student from Georgia solved six Rubik's Cubes under water in one breath on Friday, in a bid to set a new Guinness World Record.
Reuters | Aug 17, 2018 6:50 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Swiss brothers get ready to refloat the bubble car With its quirky egg shape and minimalist interior, the bubble car was a symbol of cheap and cheerful mobility on European roads in the 1950s and 60s.
Reuters | Aug 16, 2018 5:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Karachi's rooftop cattle get a crane lift to the ground Residents of Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, watched as cattle were lowered by crane from the top of a four-storey home ahead of the Muslim festival Eid al-Adha.
Reuters | Aug 16, 2018 10:26 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Scorching weather helps uncover archeological sites around Britain Britain's hottest summer in decades has revealed cropmarks across the country showing the sites of Iron Age settlements, Roman farms and even Neolithic monuments dating back thousands of years, archaeologists said on Wednesday.
Reuters | Aug 15, 2018 5:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Muja the alligator still alive and snapping in his 80s at Belgrade Zoo American alligator Muja arrived at Belgrade Zoo on the eve of the Second World War and is believed to be the oldest of his kind in captivity, and still in good health with a hearty appetite for his age, his handlers said on Tuesday.
Reuters | Aug 15, 2018 11:04 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Trump 'live figure' thumps Merkel at Berlin's Madame Tussauds Madame Tussauds in Berlin unveiled its latest attraction on Tuesday - a posturing Donald Trump figure striking a picture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel on a punchball.
Reuters | Aug 14, 2018 5:08 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Paris residents peeved at very public eco-friendly urinals A new set of eco-friendly but completely exposed urinals deployed on the streets of Paris are provoking uproar from locals.
Reuters | Aug 13, 2018 2:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Watch: Brooks Koepka takes lead at 2018 PGA Championship Brooks Koepka owns a two stroke lead on the field after the completion of the second and third rounds of the 2018 PGA Championship Saturday in St. Louis.
United Press International | Aug 12, 2018 12:24 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Face value: Australians seek free portraits of Queen Elizabeth Australians by the dozen are demanding portraits of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, after a news item drew attention to an obscure rule entitling them to such articles from local politicians.
Reuters | Aug 10, 2018 10:03 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Updated: Elon Musk considering taking Tesla private, TSLA stock trading halted Update: 3:53 pm EST: Tesla stock is now trading again. Update 3:44 pm EST: Tesla released a statement that was emailed to employees earlier today laying out the potential of taking Tesla private at $420 per share in a bid to insulate the company from news
Yahoo! News | Aug 7, 2018 6:52 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend