Oddly Enough

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Science Newsa day ago

The Pentagon is shown with the Air Force Memorial in the foreground in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., September 11, 2017.   REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

The Pentagon acknowledged on Saturday that its long-secret UFO investigation program ended in 2012, when U.S. defense officials shifted attention and funding to other priorities.

Oddly Enough7 days ago

A late night Tweet is seen from the personal Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump May 31, 2017. The Tweet reads, "Despite the constant negative press covfefe".  Donald Trump/Twitter/Handout via REUTERS

President Donald Trump's Oval Office style dominated U.S. headlines in 2017, but readers were particularly perplexed by his use of the word "covfefe," in what turned out to be one of the oddest news stories of the year.

Oddly Enough23 days ago

Xiong Gaowu, a 62-year old street barber cleans his customer eye using the straight razor in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China November 18, 2017. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Chinese street barber Xiong Gaowu deftly scrapes a straight razor along the inside of his customer's eyelid.

Oddly Enough19 days ago

Thai authorities have fined two American tourists for public indecency for posing for a "butt selfie" in front of a famous Buddhist temple, police said on Wednesday.

Science News19 days ago

FILE PHOTO: An actor dressed as a 'Yeti' waves from a tour bus during a promotional event for Travel Channel's "Expedition Unknown: Hunt for the Yeti" in Manhattan, New York City, U.S. on October 4, 2016.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

For fans of the yeti, newly published genetic research on purported specimens of the legendary apelike beast said to dwell in the Himalayan region may be too much to bear - literally.

Oddly Enough24 days ago

The first mass-delivered bread made of insects are seen at the Finnish food company Fazer bakery in Helsinki, Finland November 23, 2017. REUTERS/Attila Cser

Finnish bakery and food service company Fazer launched on Thursday what it said was the world's first insect-based bread to be offered to consumers in stores.

Oddly Enougha month ago

Lawrence of Abdoun, the first diplo-cat to be appointed by the British Embassy in Jordan sits next to a laptop that shows its official Twitter account at the embassy headquarters in Amman, Jordan, November 15, 2017. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

At the British embassy to Jordan, a former rescue cat is settling into his new position as chief mouser - as a traditional well established in the ministries of London goes global.

Oddly Enougha month ago

A U.S. Navy air crew was grounded on Friday after using their advanced fighter jet to draw a giant image of a penis in the sky with the exhaust, officials said.

World Newsa month ago

Finnish police reprimanded a man for traveling in a car boot to hide his meeting with Prime Minister Juha Sipila during a government crisis last summer, saying this was breach of the traffic code.

Sports Newsa month ago

A canceled Formula One tire test meant McLaren reserve Lando Norris effectively flew all the way from Britain to Brazil this week just to take a bath.

Oddly Enougha month ago

The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, holds a credit card as he speaks to guests during a meal at the 'Future Forum 2017' event in St George's Hall, Liverpool, Britain November 16, 2017.  REUTERS/Phil Noble

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney appeared unable to find his wallet on Thursday while attending a central bank event to promote public understanding of economics.

Oddly Enougha month ago

Varieties of ‘Rosogolla’, popularly known as the king of Indian sweets, are displayed inside a sweet shop in Kolkata, India, November 14, 2017. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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.

World Newsa month ago

An image taken from CCTV shows a man the Metropolitan Police would like to speak to after a suitcase containing 1 million pounds ($1.3 million) worth of gems was stolen from a luggage rack on a train at London's Euston station, Britain November 8, 2017. Metropolitan Police handout via REUTERS

British police were hunting for an unidentified man on Tuesday after a suitcase containing 1 million pounds ($1.3 million) worth of gems was stolen from a luggage rack on a train at London's Euston station.

Artsa month ago

In the grand tradition of Britain's Boaty McBoatface, Australian authorities are christening one of the ferries crossing Sydney's world famous harbour Ferry McFerryface, but some union workers aren't amused.

Artsa month ago

Artist Duane Hanson's sculpture titled "Baby in a Carriage, 1983," valued at about $80,000 to $120,000, is seen in the Park Avenue window of Heritage Auctions in New York City, New York, U.S., November 10, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A sculpture of a baby sleeping in an unusual New York City exhibit has Park Avenue window-shoppers alerting auction house staff that a child has been “forgotten in the display.”

Environmenta month ago

A traditional sailing dhow carries coral bricks for construction near the island of Lamu, Kenya, November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

The beaches of Kenya's idyllic Lamu island are dotted with traditional Swahili stone and coral houses, mansions built by European royalty, the odd donkey and, increasingly, tidal lines of plastic trash.

World Newsa month ago

FILE PHOTO: Bishops take pictures as Pope Francis leads a mass to mark the closing of the Catholic Jubilee Year of Mercy in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican November 20, 2016. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini/File photo

Pope Francis on Wednesday chastised priests and bishops who take pictures with their cell phones during Masses, saying they should focus on God instead.

Environmenta month ago

A picture taken from undated video shows a sheep approaching a photo of Emma Watson during a Cambridge University experiment, in Cambridge, Britain. Jenny Morton/University of Cambridge handout via REUTERS

Sheep have been trained to recognize the faces of celebrities, including former U.S. President Barack Obama, by University of Cambridge scientists who hope it may help with understanding neurodegenerative diseases.

Oddly Enougha month ago

Paddles, the New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's ginger cat is seen in this April 2017 photo obtained from social media. Jacinda Ardern/Social Media/via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT.NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

Paddles, the New Zealand prime minister's ginger cat, may have had six toes and a wide social media following but she has run out of lives.

Artsa month ago

Sandra, a 42-year-old elephant, paints with her trunk in a Hungarian travelling circus of Florian Richter Circus in Budapest, Hungary November 2, 2017. Picture taken November 2, 2017. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

Paintings created by an Indian elephant who enjoys wielding a brush were auctioned off by a Hungarian traveling circus on Saturday.

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