Oddly Enough

Oddly Enough coverage from Reuters.

Oddly Enough5 days ago

David Barber, The Queen's Swan Marker holds a cygnet as officials record and examine cygnets and swans during the annual census of the Queen's swans, known as 'Swan Upping', along the River Thames near Chertsey, Britain, July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

An 800-year-old tradition of counting the swans owned by Britain's Queen Elizabeth started on Monday, an annual ceremony of "swan upping" that in modern times has become a means of wildlife conservation.

Sports News7 days ago

Buyan, a male Siberian brown bear, attempts to predict the result of the soccer World Cup final match between France and Croatia during an event at the Royev Ruchey Zoo in Krasnoyarsk, Russia July 14, 2018. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

Buyan, a brown bear kept in a Siberian zoo, has predicted that Croatia will defeat France in Sunday's World Cup final.

Oddly Enough7 days ago

Two police officers in Georgia have been suspended after they used a coin toss to decide whether to arrest a 24-year-old motorist they stopped for speeding, police said.

Environment12 days ago

A near 5-metre crocodile that was captured in Taylor's Park in the Northern Territory, Australia is seen in this undated image obtained July 10, 2018.  AAP Image/Supplied by Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife via REUTERS

Authorities in Australia have caught a saltwater crocodile measuring almost 5 meters (16.4 ft), one of the biggest on record, to stop it from reaching a populated area, the Department of Tourism said on Tuesday.

Oddly Enough10 days ago

A 46-year-old homeless man with no arms was arrested in Miami Beach, Florida, for stabbing another man with a pair of scissors using his feet, police said on Wednesday.

Oddly Enough14 days ago

Vytautas Kirkliauskas of Lithuania carries his wife Neringa Kirkliauskiene as they compete during the Wife Carrying World Championships 2018 in Sonkajarvi, Finland, July 7, 2018. Lehtikuva/Timo Hartikainen via REUTERS

Fifty-three men slung their wives or partners over their shoulders and hurtled off on an hour-long race in the small Finnish town of Sonkajarvi on Saturday, as thousands of fans cheered from the stands.

Politics19 days ago

Soccer Football - World Cup - Group F - South Korea vs Mexico - Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Russia - June 23, 2018   South Korea's Ki Sung-yueng and team mates look dejected after the match        REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff

The Korea Football Association (KFA) has decided not to pursue charges against people who threw eggs at the national team after they arrived home from the World Cup, police said on Tuesday.

Sports News19 days ago

Teams of Germany and Norway compete in the second ever Quidditch World Cup in Florence, Italy June 30, 2018. Picture taken June 30, 2018. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Already bored of the soccer World Cup with its single ball, earth-bound players and tiresome reliance on the laws of physics?

Sports News20 days ago

Participants of a wedding ceremony celebrate the victory of Russia over Spain in their soccer World Cup Round of 16 match, in the town of Pushkin outside St Petersburg, Russia July 1, 2018. REUTERS/Maria Vasilyeva

Russian couple Yekaterina and Dmitry Vasilyev enjoyed a perfect wedding celebration on Sunday as they briefly halted their nuptials to watch the hosts defy the odds by beating Spain in a penalty shootout to reach the World Cup quarter-finals.

Sports News21 days ago

A woman wearing a wedding dress takes part in the so-called "brides' match" at the FIFA Fan Fest in Kazan, a host city for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Russia June 30, 2018. REUTERS/Alexey Nasyrov

Russian women wearing elaborate bridal dresses took to the pitch in the World Cup host city of Kazan on Saturday for a friendly soccer match intended to show their love for the sport.

Science News23 days ago

Lembit Opik, Asgardia's Head of Nation Igor Ashurbeyli and Yun Zhao attend the inauguration ceremony of Asgardia's first Head of Nation in Vienna, Austria June 25, 2018. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

(This version of the June 25th story changes paragraph 9 to make clear that membership fee does not yet apply)

Oddly Enough24 days ago

A man in underpants gestures as he walks to a plane on the tarmac at the airport in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., June 26, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media. TK JAMES/via REUTERS

A teenager has been criminally charged after running half-naked across an Atlanta airport runway and jumping onto the wing of a Delta Air Lines plane that had just landed.

World Newsa month ago

Struggling to catch up with the longtime front-runner, the two chasing parties in Mexico's presidential election have become embroiled in a spat over wrapping used to sell tortillas, the popular flatbread made for tacos.

World Newsa month ago

Eufemia Garcia, 48, who lost 50 members of her family during the eruption of the Fuego volcano, prays with members of the evangelical church while searching for her family in San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 11, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

Eleven days after the Fuego volcano rained down on the Guatemalan village of San Miguel Los Lotes, a backhoe ripped the roof off one of the homes buried by ash, revealing a corpse in the still-hot dust.

Sports Newsa month ago

FILE PHOTO: The Bank of England is seen in London, Britain, April 9, 2018.  REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo

Britain's top central bankers held an unusual vote during their policy deliberations this week - to decide which country is most likely to win the World Cup taking place in Russia.

Oddly Enougha month ago

When bank technicians in India were finally summoned to investigate why an ATM (automated teller machine) had not been working for days, they began to smell a rat.

World Newsa month ago

A cable car comes down from Schilthorn mountain (altitude 2970 m/ 9744 feet) at the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland August 7, 2012. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Helicopters airlifted about 400 people off the Swiss mountain featured in the 1969 James Bond movie "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" on Thursday after a cable car broke down, stranding them briefly at about 10,000 feet above sea level.

World Newsa month ago

A Japanese member of parliament apologized on Thursday for jeering a lung cancer patient testifying about the dangers of secondhand smoke, saying he had spoken out to prevent discrimination against smokers.

Artsa month ago

Urine crystals grow on a pair of ballet shoes, as part of a collection by Alice Potts that imagines a future where accessories are grown from our bodily excretions, in the Royal College of Art Fashion Show in London, Britain, June 20, 2018. Picture taken June 14, 2018. REUTERS/Stuart McDill

Struggling to make your fashion more personal? No sweat. A London fashion student can help you decorate your attire with crystal accessories formed from your bodily excretions.

Oddly Enougha month ago

An Australian performance artist who was buried in a steel container under a busy road for 72 hours as part of a so-called dark arts festival was released from his self-imposed prison on Sunday.

Oddly Enough5 days ago

David Barber, The Queen's Swan Marker holds a cygnet as officials record and examine cygnets and swans during the annual census of the Queen's swans, known as 'Swan Upping', along the River Thames near Chertsey, Britain, July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

An 800-year-old tradition of counting the swans owned by Britain's Queen Elizabeth started on Monday, an annual ceremony of "swan upping" that in modern times has become a means of wildlife conservation.

Sports News7 days ago

Buyan, a male Siberian brown bear, attempts to predict the result of the soccer World Cup final match between France and Croatia during an event at the Royev Ruchey Zoo in Krasnoyarsk, Russia July 14, 2018. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

Buyan, a brown bear kept in a Siberian zoo, has predicted that Croatia will defeat France in Sunday's World Cup final.

Oddly Enough7 days ago

Two police officers in Georgia have been suspended after they used a coin toss to decide whether to arrest a 24-year-old motorist they stopped for speeding, police said.

Environment12 days ago

A near 5-metre crocodile that was captured in Taylor's Park in the Northern Territory, Australia is seen in this undated image obtained July 10, 2018.  AAP Image/Supplied by Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife via REUTERS

Authorities in Australia have caught a saltwater crocodile measuring almost 5 meters (16.4 ft), one of the biggest on record, to stop it from reaching a populated area, the Department of Tourism said on Tuesday.

Oddly Enough10 days ago

A 46-year-old homeless man with no arms was arrested in Miami Beach, Florida, for stabbing another man with a pair of scissors using his feet, police said on Wednesday.

Oddly Enough14 days ago

Vytautas Kirkliauskas of Lithuania carries his wife Neringa Kirkliauskiene as they compete during the Wife Carrying World Championships 2018 in Sonkajarvi, Finland, July 7, 2018. Lehtikuva/Timo Hartikainen via REUTERS

Fifty-three men slung their wives or partners over their shoulders and hurtled off on an hour-long race in the small Finnish town of Sonkajarvi on Saturday, as thousands of fans cheered from the stands.

Politics19 days ago

Soccer Football - World Cup - Group F - South Korea vs Mexico - Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Russia - June 23, 2018   South Korea's Ki Sung-yueng and team mates look dejected after the match        REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff

The Korea Football Association (KFA) has decided not to pursue charges against people who threw eggs at the national team after they arrived home from the World Cup, police said on Tuesday.

Sports News19 days ago

Teams of Germany and Norway compete in the second ever Quidditch World Cup in Florence, Italy June 30, 2018. Picture taken June 30, 2018. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Already bored of the soccer World Cup with its single ball, earth-bound players and tiresome reliance on the laws of physics?

Sports News20 days ago

Participants of a wedding ceremony celebrate the victory of Russia over Spain in their soccer World Cup Round of 16 match, in the town of Pushkin outside St Petersburg, Russia July 1, 2018. REUTERS/Maria Vasilyeva

Russian couple Yekaterina and Dmitry Vasilyev enjoyed a perfect wedding celebration on Sunday as they briefly halted their nuptials to watch the hosts defy the odds by beating Spain in a penalty shootout to reach the World Cup quarter-finals.

Sports News21 days ago

A woman wearing a wedding dress takes part in the so-called "brides' match" at the FIFA Fan Fest in Kazan, a host city for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Russia June 30, 2018. REUTERS/Alexey Nasyrov

Russian women wearing elaborate bridal dresses took to the pitch in the World Cup host city of Kazan on Saturday for a friendly soccer match intended to show their love for the sport.

Science News23 days ago

Lembit Opik, Asgardia's Head of Nation Igor Ashurbeyli and Yun Zhao attend the inauguration ceremony of Asgardia's first Head of Nation in Vienna, Austria June 25, 2018. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

(This version of the June 25th story changes paragraph 9 to make clear that membership fee does not yet apply)

Oddly Enough24 days ago

A man in underpants gestures as he walks to a plane on the tarmac at the airport in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., June 26, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media. TK JAMES/via REUTERS

A teenager has been criminally charged after running half-naked across an Atlanta airport runway and jumping onto the wing of a Delta Air Lines plane that had just landed.

World Newsa month ago

Struggling to catch up with the longtime front-runner, the two chasing parties in Mexico's presidential election have become embroiled in a spat over wrapping used to sell tortillas, the popular flatbread made for tacos.

World Newsa month ago

Eufemia Garcia, 48, who lost 50 members of her family during the eruption of the Fuego volcano, prays with members of the evangelical church while searching for her family in San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla, Guatemala, June 11, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

Eleven days after the Fuego volcano rained down on the Guatemalan village of San Miguel Los Lotes, a backhoe ripped the roof off one of the homes buried by ash, revealing a corpse in the still-hot dust.

Sports Newsa month ago

FILE PHOTO: The Bank of England is seen in London, Britain, April 9, 2018.  REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo

Britain's top central bankers held an unusual vote during their policy deliberations this week - to decide which country is most likely to win the World Cup taking place in Russia.

Oddly Enougha month ago

When bank technicians in India were finally summoned to investigate why an ATM (automated teller machine) had not been working for days, they began to smell a rat.

World Newsa month ago

A cable car comes down from Schilthorn mountain (altitude 2970 m/ 9744 feet) at the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland August 7, 2012. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Helicopters airlifted about 400 people off the Swiss mountain featured in the 1969 James Bond movie "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" on Thursday after a cable car broke down, stranding them briefly at about 10,000 feet above sea level.

World Newsa month ago

A Japanese member of parliament apologized on Thursday for jeering a lung cancer patient testifying about the dangers of secondhand smoke, saying he had spoken out to prevent discrimination against smokers.

Artsa month ago

Urine crystals grow on a pair of ballet shoes, as part of a collection by Alice Potts that imagines a future where accessories are grown from our bodily excretions, in the Royal College of Art Fashion Show in London, Britain, June 20, 2018. Picture taken June 14, 2018. REUTERS/Stuart McDill

Struggling to make your fashion more personal? No sweat. A London fashion student can help you decorate your attire with crystal accessories formed from your bodily excretions.

Oddly Enougha month ago

An Australian performance artist who was buried in a steel container under a busy road for 72 hours as part of a so-called dark arts festival was released from his self-imposed prison on Sunday.

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