Oddly Enough

Oddly Enough coverage from Reuters.

Environmentan hour ago

A staff member shows cockroaches in shelves to the camera at a farm operated by pharmaceutical company Gooddoctor in Xichang, Sichuan province, China August 10, 2018.  REUTERS/Thomas Suen

In the near pitch-dark, you can hear them before you see them - millions of cockroaches scuttling and fluttering across stacks of wooden boards as they devour food scraps by the tonne in a novel form of urban waste disposal.

Oddly Enough4 days ago

Zhong Xiaojie, 19, wrestles a bull to the ground during a bullfight in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, China October 27, 2018.  REUTERS/Aly Song

Several times a week, kung fu teacher Ren Ruzhi enters a ring to spar with a bovine opponent around five times his weight and capable of killing him.

World News10 days ago

A child wearing a "Make Christmas Great Again" cap speaks in this still image from an undated Air New Zealand advertisement obtained from social media. Air New Zealand/via REUTERS

An Air New Zealand advertisement released for the Christmas season this week takes a dig at U.S. President Donald Trump by portraying an American boy wearing a "Make Christmas Great Again" red cap being laughed at by other children on Santa's "naughty" list.

Oddly Enough8 days ago

Times Square is pictured before Earth Hour in New York March 29, 2014. Lights go off around the world at 8.30pm local time in a show of support for renewable energy during Earth Hour, an event organised since 2007 to promote a sustainable future for the planet. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ENERGY SOCIETY)

New York City police sought on Saturday for an unlucky suitor who dropped an engagement ring down a Times Square grating while proposing to his fiancee, who nonetheless told him yes.

Oddly Enough18 days ago

A man rubs an ancient bark tree, as he looks for lottery lucky numbers at Wat Kunnatri Ruttharam temple in Bangkok, Thailand November 1, 2018. Picture taken November 1, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Superstition and looking for luck are a part of daily life in Thailand. In one temple in central Bangkok, visitors hope to find it hidden in the bark of an ancient tree.

World News20 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Bottles of olive oil are lined in a factory in Dos Hermanas, near the Andalusian capital of Seville September 21, 2012. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo/File Photo

Who would bring a suitcase full of olive oil to Portugal, one of the world's biggest producers of the stuff?

Oddly Enough23 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Gary Anderson in action at the Betway Premier League Darts 2016 competition at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Britain, March 31, 2016. REUTERS/Action Images/Peter Cziborra/File Photo

Players set more than just their arrows flying at the Grand Slam of Darts this week, with opponents rowing over who had emitted noxious smells during their match, media reported on Saturday.

Sports News25 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Japan's new Olympic Minister Yoshitaka Sakurada arrives at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Japan October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo

(Corrects minister's time in parliament in second paragraph of this Nov. 14 story.)

Oddly Enougha month ago

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Women’s Champions League Quarter Final First Leg - Manchester City vs Linkoping - Academy Stadium, Manchester, Britain - March 21, 2018   Manchester City's Steph Houghton   Action Images via Reuters/Craig Brough/File Photo

Referee David McNamara has been handed a three-week ban by the English FA for asking two captains to play rock, paper, scissors to decide the kick-off before a Women's Super League (WSL) match after forgetting his coin, British media reported on Tuesday.

Oddly Enougha month ago

A common frog is seen climbing out of a drain using an 'amphibian ladder' designed by the British Herpetological Society to help frogs, toads, salamanders and newts escape roadside gully pots, in Warwickshire, Britain, October 15, 2018. REUTERS/

A small group of British conservationists are installing mesh- covered ladders in roadside drains to save trapped amphibians from certain death.

Oddly Enougha month ago

A visitor looks at the Chinese mouse wine, where baby mice are drowned and brewed in rice wine, at the Disgusting Food Museum in Malmo, Sweden November 1, 2018.  REUTERS/Mikael Nilsson

The dead mouse in the Chinese wine sure looks nasty, and the maggots in the cheese tend to put people off. But nothing is more horrible to an unaccustomed palate than the Icelandic fermented shark. It's the worst. Or so says the expert.

Oddly Enougha month ago

FILE PHOTO: New cars, which according to the local media will be distributed by India's diamond trader Savji Dholakia to his employees as Diwali gifts during an event called the "Skill India Incentive Ceremony", are seen parked in Surat, in the western state of Gujarat, India, October 25, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer/File photo

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi helped a diamond merchant hand over hundreds of cars as gifts to his employees on Thursday.

Environmenta month ago

A penguin chick, hatched from an egg fostered by Magic and Sphen, two male penguins who built a nest together, is pictured in Sydney's Sea Life Aquarium, Sydney, Australia, in this undated photo obtained from social media. Sea Life Sydney Aquarium/via REUTERS

Two male penguins entrusted with the care of a fostered egg have welcomed a tiny sub-Antarctic Gentoo chick into the world, Sydney's Sea Life Aquarium said on Friday.

Oddly Enough2 months ago

Sanitation workers sort out credit cards and IDs after retrieving wallets from a drain, after local media reported that a stash of wallets were clogging a canal in Poblacion, Batangas City, Philippines October 16, 2018, in this still image taken from a video obtained from social media.  Domav Panganiban/via REUTERS

Philippines sanitation workers unblocking a drain discovered dozens of wallets had been clogging it up, some containing credit cards and IDs, but no money.

Oddly Enough2 months ago

A competitor awaits his match during the World Conker Championships in Southwick, Britain, October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Darren Staples

Standing in a rain soaked English village, more than 200 competitors armed with horse chestnuts dangling from shoelaces faced off for the World Conker Championship.

Oddly Enough2 months ago

Two Queensland wildlife carers are injured after they say they were attacked by a Grey Kangaroo buck on their property in the Darling Downs. No reporter narration.

Australian wildlife carers Jim and Linda Smith are lucky to be alive, an ambulance official said, after they were attacked by a kangaroo in northeastern Queensland state.

Oddly Enough2 months ago

Assoumpata Uwamariya works on a beetroot farm in Rubavu district, Western province, Rwanda October 3, 2018. Pictures taken October 3, 2018. REUTERS/Jean Bizimana

Rwandans enjoy eating beetroot but entrepreneur Assumpta Uwamariya has found a novel use for the vegetable - turning it into a red wine that has proven popular with customers in several African countries and even as far away as Germany.

Technology News2 months ago

The robot finger 'MobiLimb' that attaches to a mobile phone, invented by Marc Teyssier, a PhD student at Telecom Paris Tech Engineering school, is displayed after an interview with Reuters in Paris, France October 9, 2018. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

A French researcher has invented a robot finger that attaches to your mobile phone. It can wriggle across your desk. It can stroke your hand. And guess what? It's creepy. No, really, watch the video. Creepy, see?

Oddly Enough2 months ago

Svetlana Logunova gets a job as a "cat chief" to keep the strays of the area fed and happy. Rough cut. (no reporter narration).

It was an unusual job advert. Wanted: Cat chief. Location: Zelenogradsk, Russia: Duties: Tending to the town's approximately 70 stray cats.

Sports News2 months ago

Faith Aids participates in axe throwing, a sport that started in the Canadian backwoods and is growing in popularity in U.S. cities, at LA Ax in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States, October 8, 2018. Picture taken October 8, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Axe throwing may not seem to have a place in Los Angeles, where sun and surf reign supreme, but the city's first venue featuring the niche sport is counting on people to ditch the waves for steel hatchets.

Environmentan hour ago

A staff member shows cockroaches in shelves to the camera at a farm operated by pharmaceutical company Gooddoctor in Xichang, Sichuan province, China August 10, 2018.  REUTERS/Thomas Suen

In the near pitch-dark, you can hear them before you see them - millions of cockroaches scuttling and fluttering across stacks of wooden boards as they devour food scraps by the tonne in a novel form of urban waste disposal.

Oddly Enough4 days ago

Zhong Xiaojie, 19, wrestles a bull to the ground during a bullfight in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, China October 27, 2018.  REUTERS/Aly Song

Several times a week, kung fu teacher Ren Ruzhi enters a ring to spar with a bovine opponent around five times his weight and capable of killing him.

World News10 days ago

A child wearing a "Make Christmas Great Again" cap speaks in this still image from an undated Air New Zealand advertisement obtained from social media. Air New Zealand/via REUTERS

An Air New Zealand advertisement released for the Christmas season this week takes a dig at U.S. President Donald Trump by portraying an American boy wearing a "Make Christmas Great Again" red cap being laughed at by other children on Santa's "naughty" list.

Oddly Enough8 days ago

Times Square is pictured before Earth Hour in New York March 29, 2014. Lights go off around the world at 8.30pm local time in a show of support for renewable energy during Earth Hour, an event organised since 2007 to promote a sustainable future for the planet. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ENERGY SOCIETY)

New York City police sought on Saturday for an unlucky suitor who dropped an engagement ring down a Times Square grating while proposing to his fiancee, who nonetheless told him yes.

Oddly Enough18 days ago

A man rubs an ancient bark tree, as he looks for lottery lucky numbers at Wat Kunnatri Ruttharam temple in Bangkok, Thailand November 1, 2018. Picture taken November 1, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Superstition and looking for luck are a part of daily life in Thailand. In one temple in central Bangkok, visitors hope to find it hidden in the bark of an ancient tree.

World News20 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Bottles of olive oil are lined in a factory in Dos Hermanas, near the Andalusian capital of Seville September 21, 2012. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo/File Photo

Who would bring a suitcase full of olive oil to Portugal, one of the world's biggest producers of the stuff?

Oddly Enough23 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Gary Anderson in action at the Betway Premier League Darts 2016 competition at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Britain, March 31, 2016. REUTERS/Action Images/Peter Cziborra/File Photo

Players set more than just their arrows flying at the Grand Slam of Darts this week, with opponents rowing over who had emitted noxious smells during their match, media reported on Saturday.

Sports News25 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Japan's new Olympic Minister Yoshitaka Sakurada arrives at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Japan October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo

(Corrects minister's time in parliament in second paragraph of this Nov. 14 story.)

Oddly Enougha month ago

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Women’s Champions League Quarter Final First Leg - Manchester City vs Linkoping - Academy Stadium, Manchester, Britain - March 21, 2018   Manchester City's Steph Houghton   Action Images via Reuters/Craig Brough/File Photo

Referee David McNamara has been handed a three-week ban by the English FA for asking two captains to play rock, paper, scissors to decide the kick-off before a Women's Super League (WSL) match after forgetting his coin, British media reported on Tuesday.

Oddly Enougha month ago

A common frog is seen climbing out of a drain using an 'amphibian ladder' designed by the British Herpetological Society to help frogs, toads, salamanders and newts escape roadside gully pots, in Warwickshire, Britain, October 15, 2018. REUTERS/

A small group of British conservationists are installing mesh- covered ladders in roadside drains to save trapped amphibians from certain death.

Oddly Enougha month ago

A visitor looks at the Chinese mouse wine, where baby mice are drowned and brewed in rice wine, at the Disgusting Food Museum in Malmo, Sweden November 1, 2018.  REUTERS/Mikael Nilsson

The dead mouse in the Chinese wine sure looks nasty, and the maggots in the cheese tend to put people off. But nothing is more horrible to an unaccustomed palate than the Icelandic fermented shark. It's the worst. Or so says the expert.

Oddly Enougha month ago

FILE PHOTO: New cars, which according to the local media will be distributed by India's diamond trader Savji Dholakia to his employees as Diwali gifts during an event called the "Skill India Incentive Ceremony", are seen parked in Surat, in the western state of Gujarat, India, October 25, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer/File photo

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi helped a diamond merchant hand over hundreds of cars as gifts to his employees on Thursday.

Environmenta month ago

A penguin chick, hatched from an egg fostered by Magic and Sphen, two male penguins who built a nest together, is pictured in Sydney's Sea Life Aquarium, Sydney, Australia, in this undated photo obtained from social media. Sea Life Sydney Aquarium/via REUTERS

Two male penguins entrusted with the care of a fostered egg have welcomed a tiny sub-Antarctic Gentoo chick into the world, Sydney's Sea Life Aquarium said on Friday.

Oddly Enough2 months ago

Sanitation workers sort out credit cards and IDs after retrieving wallets from a drain, after local media reported that a stash of wallets were clogging a canal in Poblacion, Batangas City, Philippines October 16, 2018, in this still image taken from a video obtained from social media.  Domav Panganiban/via REUTERS

Philippines sanitation workers unblocking a drain discovered dozens of wallets had been clogging it up, some containing credit cards and IDs, but no money.

Oddly Enough2 months ago

A competitor awaits his match during the World Conker Championships in Southwick, Britain, October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Darren Staples

Standing in a rain soaked English village, more than 200 competitors armed with horse chestnuts dangling from shoelaces faced off for the World Conker Championship.

Oddly Enough2 months ago

Two Queensland wildlife carers are injured after they say they were attacked by a Grey Kangaroo buck on their property in the Darling Downs. No reporter narration.

Australian wildlife carers Jim and Linda Smith are lucky to be alive, an ambulance official said, after they were attacked by a kangaroo in northeastern Queensland state.

Oddly Enough2 months ago

Assoumpata Uwamariya works on a beetroot farm in Rubavu district, Western province, Rwanda October 3, 2018. Pictures taken October 3, 2018. REUTERS/Jean Bizimana

Rwandans enjoy eating beetroot but entrepreneur Assumpta Uwamariya has found a novel use for the vegetable - turning it into a red wine that has proven popular with customers in several African countries and even as far away as Germany.

Technology News2 months ago

The robot finger 'MobiLimb' that attaches to a mobile phone, invented by Marc Teyssier, a PhD student at Telecom Paris Tech Engineering school, is displayed after an interview with Reuters in Paris, France October 9, 2018. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

A French researcher has invented a robot finger that attaches to your mobile phone. It can wriggle across your desk. It can stroke your hand. And guess what? It's creepy. No, really, watch the video. Creepy, see?

Oddly Enough2 months ago

Svetlana Logunova gets a job as a "cat chief" to keep the strays of the area fed and happy. Rough cut. (no reporter narration).

It was an unusual job advert. Wanted: Cat chief. Location: Zelenogradsk, Russia: Duties: Tending to the town's approximately 70 stray cats.

Sports News2 months ago

Faith Aids participates in axe throwing, a sport that started in the Canadian backwoods and is growing in popularity in U.S. cities, at LA Ax in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States, October 8, 2018. Picture taken October 8, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Axe throwing may not seem to have a place in Los Angeles, where sun and surf reign supreme, but the city's first venue featuring the niche sport is counting on people to ditch the waves for steel hatchets.

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