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Oddly Enougha day ago

 Two burgers made of buffalo worms (Alphitobius Diaperinus) by a German food start-up "Bug Foundation" are placed during its premiere in a supermarket in Aachen, Germany, April 20, 2018. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Supermarket shoppers in the western German city of Aachen have stepped out of their comfort zone to sample insect burgers made of buffalo worms.

Technology News2 days ago

Leopalace 21 Corp employee, Mai Shibata, poses with her mobile phone during a demonstartion of the company's security system 'Man on the Curtain' in her room in Tokyo, Japan, April 20, 2018. REUTERS/Kwiyeon Ha

Behind the apartment's curtain, a tough guy is boxing, throwing left and right hooks and jabs, and lunging forward, enough to make any passing criminal think twice before breaking in.

Oddly Enough5 days ago

A tarantula burger is prepared at Bull City Burger and Brewery in celebration of Exotic Meat Month in Durham, North Carolina, U.S. April 16, 2018. Picture taken April 16, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Kristin Barnaby, a self-described arachnophobe, found a way to overcome what she dreads at a North Carolina burger joint.

Oddly Enough5 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Workers set up a bronze sculpture of Karl Marx in his hometown Trier, Germany, April 13, 2018.   REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo

The German city of Trier is struggling to keep up with demand for 0-euro notes, bearing the face of its most famous son and communism's creator Karl Marx, and sold for 3 euros each as part of celebrations for his 200th birthday.

Oddly Enough3 days ago

Aim of the traditional pub game originating from France is to land as many large brass coins or 'toads' in a table's small hole. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

With the final brass "toad" nestled at the bottom of the hole, team members from the Black Horse club jumped in the air to chest bump after becoming world champions at one of Britain's more obscure pub games.

World News5 days ago

Norway's high school graduates should refrain from running naked across bridges and having sex on roundabouts lest they give drivers "too much of a surprise", the national transport regulator said on Wednesday.

Oddly Enough12 days ago

Japanese Masazo Nonaka, who was born 112 years and 259 days ago, receives a Guinness World Records certificate naming him the world's oldest man during a ceremony in Ashoro, on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, in this photo taken by Kyodo April 10, 2018.  Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS

A 112-year-old Japanese man born months before Albert Einstein published his theory of special relativity was recognized on Tuesday as the world's oldest man.

Oddly Enough12 days ago

Take the highway past the Dutch village of Jelsum and the road will play you a tune, much to the annoyance of locals who live there.

Take the highway past the Dutch village of Jelsum and the road will play you a tune.

Oddly Enough13 days ago

A man in northeastern China who always wanted to own an aircraft is doing the next best thing: building a full-scale replica of an Airbus A320 jet.

Oddly Enough23 days ago

Cats are seen in a cat hotel in Basra, Iraq, March 13, 2018.  REUTERS/Essam Al-Sudani

A world away from Iraq's battlegrounds, Basra's cat-lovers have found a haven for their favorite pets.

Business News14 days ago

FILE PHOTO - A Temasek logo is seen at the annual Temasek Review in Singapore July 7, 2016. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Singapore's Temasek and Britain's Metric Capital have bought into Nusr-Et steakhouse owner D.ream in a deal valuing the Turkish firm at $1.2 billion.

Oddly Enough14 days ago

Couples race over a hilly 380-meter course for the UK wife-carrying championships in south-east England.

With a sliding dive worthy of a rugby try, Chris Hepworth flung himself and his partner over the finishing line to become UK Wife Carrying champion, and now has his eye on the world title.

Oddly Enough24 days ago

Ruben Enaje, 58, who is portraying Jesus Christ for the 32nd time, grimaces in pain after being nailed on a wooden cross  during a Good Friday crucifixion re-enactment in Cutud village, Pampanga province, north of Manila, Philippines March 30, 2018. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A Philippine man who has been nailed to a cross every Easter for the past 32 years in a Good Friday re-enactment of Jesus Christ's crucifixion says he no longer feels any pain from his wounds.

Oddly Enougha month ago

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi's 'Mass in D Major' was resdiscovered two years ago by Italian musicologists. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Lost for about 300 years, a mass by Italian composer Giovanni Battista Pergolesi is proving popular with audiences across Europe after being rediscovered by researchers.

Oddly Enougha month ago

A group of chefs in Turkey claimed a world record for the largest baklava on Thursday with a giant tray of the pastry dessert weighing over half a ton.

A group of chefs in Turkey claimed a world record for the largest baklava on Thursday with a giant tray of the pastry dessert weighing over half a ton.

Entertainment Newsa month ago

French climber Alain Robert, also known as "The French Spiderman", gestures during an interview after he climbs the Melia Barcelona Sky Hotel in Barcelona, Spain June 12, 2017. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Alain Robert, sometimes known as the "French Spiderman" for climbing skyscrapers world worldwide, is still defying gravity at the age of 55.

Oddly Enougha month ago

Turkish soccer club Besiktas ended up in trouble with European soccer's governing body, UEFA, on Thursday, a day after a cat sneaked on to the pitch during their Champions League match against Bayern Munich.

World Newsa month ago

EU judges failed to see the funny side of branding a chain of pizzerias as "The Mafia", rejecting an appeal on Thursday by a Spanish company to keep European trademark protection for its marketing slogan.

World Newsa month ago

A reporter who rolled her eyes on national television stole the thunder from China's parliament, prompting censors to erase what they saw as a distraction to a highly scripted congress.

A TV reporter's theatrical eye-roll during another journalist's question at a news conference stole the show this week during China's annual parliament session, exploding on Chinese social media before censors intervened.

Technology Newsa month ago

People attend the opening ceremony of world's first public Bitcoin monument, placed at a roundabout connecting two roads at the city centre in Kranj, Slovenia, March 13, 2018. REUTERS/Borut Zivulovic

The first monument to the blockchain technology that underpins crypto-currencies took center stage on Tuesday on a roundabout in Slovenia, authorities in the country's fourth largest city said.

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