Oddly Enough

Oddly Enough coverage from Reuters.

Oddly Enough2 days 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 Enough3 days 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 Enough3 days 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 News6 days 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 Enough7 days 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 News7 days 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.

Environment8 days ago

A shaggy, brown and possibly pregnant mother bear known as 409 Beadnose, crowned on Tuesday as Fattest Bear of 2018, is seen on the bank of Brooks River in Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska, U.S., September 30, 2018. Courtesy NPS/Handout via REUTERS

In an Alaska clash of tubby titans that has become a social media sensation, a shaggy, brown and possibly pregnant mother known as 409 Beadnose was crowned on Tuesday as Fattest Bear of 2018.

Brexit10 days ago

Anti-Brexit protesters and their dogs join a march called 'Wooferendum", in London, Britain October 7, 2018. Reuters/Henry Nicholls

Around a thousand dogs and their owners marched on Britain's parliament on Sunday demanding an end to Brexit via a second vote on the terms of the country's exit from the European Union.

Oddly Enough13 days ago

FILE PHOTO:    Cars approach the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, connecting Staten Island and Brooklyn, as seen from Staten Island, in New York City, U.S., October 2, 2018.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

When a typo appears on a road sign, fixing the error is not as easy as hitting "backspace" or opening a giant container of Wite-Out. In some cases, it can take more than 50 years.

Oddly Enough14 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Women look at a sex doll at a booth at the China International Adult Toys and Reproductive Health exhibition in Shanghai, China May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo

The Houston City Council on Wednesday prevented what was billed as the first brothel in the United States equipped with sex dolls from opening in the Texas city, altering a local ordinance to block the business and any others like it.

Oddly Enough14 days ago

A man paddles his giant pumpkin boat during the raditional pumpkin race in Lohmar, Germany October 3, 2018. Reuters/David Sahl

With a look of apprehension, a blond woman clad in a wetsuit wobbles her way onto a lake in western Germany in a huge, hollowed-out vegetable.

Oddly Enough15 days ago

Dogs are seen on Jirmas' desk as she works in an office of a digital advertising agency which promotes bring-your-dog-to-work in Bangkok, Thailand September 27, 2018. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Nimo bounds out of a car in a rush to get to work at a Bangkok advertising agency, but Nimo is no ordinary employee.

Oddly Enough19 days ago

A gym member drop balls on images of Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn during a Brexfit gym class at Gym Box in London, Britain September 27, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

Londoners fed up with Brexit can vent their rage with a special gym routine that includes high-intensity exercises like pummeling punchbags bearing photographs of some of the main players like Boris Johnson and Jean-Claude Juncker.

World News20 days ago

FILE PHOTO: France's President Emmanuel Macron addresses the United Nations General Assembly. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A jobless young Frenchman told by Emmanuel Macron that all he needed to do to find a job was cross the road and ask has landed a position after video of his exchange with the president went viral online.

World News21 days ago

The U.N. t-shirt of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's and Clarke Gayford's baby Neve Te Aroha is seen in New York, U.S. September 25, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media on September 26, 2018. Twitter/Clarke Gayford/via REUTERS

With a mock security pass that lists her as the "First Baby" of New Zealand, 3-month-old Neve Te Aroha made her United Nations debut on Monday when her mother - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern - spoke at a peace summit in the General Assembly.

Environment21 days ago

A Beluga whale swims in the River Thames near Gravesend, east of London, Britain, September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

A beluga whale spotted in London's River Thames surfaced again on Wednesday near the British capital, hundreds of miles from its normal Arctic habitat.

Oddly Enough21 days ago

A goat stands on a woman's back during a party in Los Angeles, California, U.S., September 26, 2018 in this still image taken from a video. REUTERS TV/ via REUTERS

Spanky and Pippin are literally party animals in the Los Angeles nightlife scene.

Environment22 days ago

A beluga whale breeches near a buoy on the River Thames near Gravesend east of London, Britain, September 25, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

A beluga whale was spotted on Tuesday near barges in the River Thames near London, hundreds of miles from its normal Arctic habitat, naturalists said.

World News23 days ago

People hold offerings while praying for loved ones who have passed away during the first day of Pchum Ben festival, or the festival of the dead in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, September 25, 2018. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

Cambodians threw rice on the ground on Tuesday to mark the 'Festival of the Dead' or Pchum Ben and feed the spirits of the dead.

Technology News25 days ago

Pierre Fautrel, of the team of French entrepreneurs called Obvious, poses in front of the artwork "La Comtesse de Belamy" (2018), created by the Generative Adversarial Network (GAN), an algorithm that learns to generate new images by being fed a database of existing paintings, during an interview with Reuters in Paris, France, September 21, 2018.    REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Robots can do many of the jobs previously performed by humans, but could they ever replace artists?

Oddly Enough2 days 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 Enough3 days 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 Enough3 days 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 News6 days 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 Enough7 days 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 News7 days 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.

Environment8 days ago

A shaggy, brown and possibly pregnant mother bear known as 409 Beadnose, crowned on Tuesday as Fattest Bear of 2018, is seen on the bank of Brooks River in Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska, U.S., September 30, 2018. Courtesy NPS/Handout via REUTERS

In an Alaska clash of tubby titans that has become a social media sensation, a shaggy, brown and possibly pregnant mother known as 409 Beadnose was crowned on Tuesday as Fattest Bear of 2018.

Brexit10 days ago

Anti-Brexit protesters and their dogs join a march called 'Wooferendum", in London, Britain October 7, 2018. Reuters/Henry Nicholls

Around a thousand dogs and their owners marched on Britain's parliament on Sunday demanding an end to Brexit via a second vote on the terms of the country's exit from the European Union.

Oddly Enough13 days ago

FILE PHOTO:    Cars approach the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, connecting Staten Island and Brooklyn, as seen from Staten Island, in New York City, U.S., October 2, 2018.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

When a typo appears on a road sign, fixing the error is not as easy as hitting "backspace" or opening a giant container of Wite-Out. In some cases, it can take more than 50 years.

Oddly Enough14 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Women look at a sex doll at a booth at the China International Adult Toys and Reproductive Health exhibition in Shanghai, China May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo

The Houston City Council on Wednesday prevented what was billed as the first brothel in the United States equipped with sex dolls from opening in the Texas city, altering a local ordinance to block the business and any others like it.

Oddly Enough14 days ago

A man paddles his giant pumpkin boat during the raditional pumpkin race in Lohmar, Germany October 3, 2018. Reuters/David Sahl

With a look of apprehension, a blond woman clad in a wetsuit wobbles her way onto a lake in western Germany in a huge, hollowed-out vegetable.

Oddly Enough15 days ago

Dogs are seen on Jirmas' desk as she works in an office of a digital advertising agency which promotes bring-your-dog-to-work in Bangkok, Thailand September 27, 2018. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Nimo bounds out of a car in a rush to get to work at a Bangkok advertising agency, but Nimo is no ordinary employee.

Oddly Enough19 days ago

A gym member drop balls on images of Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn during a Brexfit gym class at Gym Box in London, Britain September 27, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

Londoners fed up with Brexit can vent their rage with a special gym routine that includes high-intensity exercises like pummeling punchbags bearing photographs of some of the main players like Boris Johnson and Jean-Claude Juncker.

World News20 days ago

FILE PHOTO: France's President Emmanuel Macron addresses the United Nations General Assembly. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A jobless young Frenchman told by Emmanuel Macron that all he needed to do to find a job was cross the road and ask has landed a position after video of his exchange with the president went viral online.

World News21 days ago

The U.N. t-shirt of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's and Clarke Gayford's baby Neve Te Aroha is seen in New York, U.S. September 25, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media on September 26, 2018. Twitter/Clarke Gayford/via REUTERS

With a mock security pass that lists her as the "First Baby" of New Zealand, 3-month-old Neve Te Aroha made her United Nations debut on Monday when her mother - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern - spoke at a peace summit in the General Assembly.

Environment21 days ago

A Beluga whale swims in the River Thames near Gravesend, east of London, Britain, September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

A beluga whale spotted in London's River Thames surfaced again on Wednesday near the British capital, hundreds of miles from its normal Arctic habitat.

Oddly Enough21 days ago

A goat stands on a woman's back during a party in Los Angeles, California, U.S., September 26, 2018 in this still image taken from a video. REUTERS TV/ via REUTERS

Spanky and Pippin are literally party animals in the Los Angeles nightlife scene.

Environment22 days ago

A beluga whale breeches near a buoy on the River Thames near Gravesend east of London, Britain, September 25, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

A beluga whale was spotted on Tuesday near barges in the River Thames near London, hundreds of miles from its normal Arctic habitat, naturalists said.

World News23 days ago

People hold offerings while praying for loved ones who have passed away during the first day of Pchum Ben festival, or the festival of the dead in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, September 25, 2018. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

Cambodians threw rice on the ground on Tuesday to mark the 'Festival of the Dead' or Pchum Ben and feed the spirits of the dead.

Technology News25 days ago

Pierre Fautrel, of the team of French entrepreneurs called Obvious, poses in front of the artwork "La Comtesse de Belamy" (2018), created by the Generative Adversarial Network (GAN), an algorithm that learns to generate new images by being fed a database of existing paintings, during an interview with Reuters in Paris, France, September 21, 2018.    REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Robots can do many of the jobs previously performed by humans, but could they ever replace artists?

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