Oddly Enough

Oddly Enough coverage from Reuters.

Healthcare & Pharmaa day ago

A worker extracts venom from a scorpion to produce homeopathic medicine Vidatox at LABIOFAM, the Cuban state manufacturer of medicinal and personal hygienic products, in Cienfuegos, Cuba, December 3, 2018.  REUTERS/Stringer

Once a month for the last decade, Pepe Casanas, a 78-year-old Cuban farmer, has hunted down a scorpion to sting himself with, vowing that the venom wards off his rheumatism pains.

Environment2 days ago

A live finch is seen following passenger inspection where live finches were found concealed within hair rollers at John F. Kennedy Airport in this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in New York, U.S., on December 13, 2018.    U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Handout via REUTERS

A man was caught at New York's JFK airport last weekend trying to smuggle dozens of South American finches into the country, a bird that Guyanese immigrants covet for chirping but officials fear could spread disease, officials said on Thursday.

Oddly Enough2 days ago

Police in New Jersey on Thursday urged people who grabbed banknotes that spilled out of the back of an armored truck during rush-hour traffic to return the cash, no questions asked.

Oddly Enough2 days ago

An Arkansas city council candidate who twice showed up too late to vote for himself in a contest that ended in a tie wound up losing the race on Thursday in a dice roll to decide the winner.

Oddly Enough2 days ago

A Beluga whale swims in the River Thames near Gravesend, east of London, Britain, September 26, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

A beluga whale that was first spotted nearly three months ago in the River Thames is still feeding healthily east of the British capital and facing a lone Christmas hundreds of miles from its normal Arctic habitat.

Science & Space4 days ago

December 10, 2018; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after making a three-point basket against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the fourth quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry on Tuesday signaled that he is willing to take NASA up on its offer to tour its lunar lab in Houston after his pronouncement this week that he does not believe humans ever walked on the Moon.

Oddly Enough4 days ago

Spilt chocolate is seen on a road in Werl, Germany December 10, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media. Picture taken December 10, 2018. FEUERWEHR WERL/via REUTERS

Firefighters in the town of Werl in western Germany tackled an unusual emergency late on Monday when a tank at a local firm making liquid chocolate overflowed and poured out onto a street.

Oddly Enough4 days ago

A monkey sits on a pavement outside India's Parliament building in New Delhi, India, November 15, 2018.  REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

India's government faces a tough re-election battle next year but first it must deal with an opponent as wily as any political rival, troops of monkeys that have become a big threat around its offices in New Delhi.

Environment3 days 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 Enough9 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.

Oddly Enough13 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.

World News15 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 Enough23 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 News25 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 Enougha month 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 Newsa month 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 Enough2 months 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.

Healthcare & Pharmaa day ago

A worker extracts venom from a scorpion to produce homeopathic medicine Vidatox at LABIOFAM, the Cuban state manufacturer of medicinal and personal hygienic products, in Cienfuegos, Cuba, December 3, 2018.  REUTERS/Stringer

Once a month for the last decade, Pepe Casanas, a 78-year-old Cuban farmer, has hunted down a scorpion to sting himself with, vowing that the venom wards off his rheumatism pains.

Environment2 days ago

A live finch is seen following passenger inspection where live finches were found concealed within hair rollers at John F. Kennedy Airport in this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in New York, U.S., on December 13, 2018.    U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Handout via REUTERS

A man was caught at New York's JFK airport last weekend trying to smuggle dozens of South American finches into the country, a bird that Guyanese immigrants covet for chirping but officials fear could spread disease, officials said on Thursday.

Oddly Enough2 days ago

Police in New Jersey on Thursday urged people who grabbed banknotes that spilled out of the back of an armored truck during rush-hour traffic to return the cash, no questions asked.

Oddly Enough2 days ago

An Arkansas city council candidate who twice showed up too late to vote for himself in a contest that ended in a tie wound up losing the race on Thursday in a dice roll to decide the winner.

Oddly Enough2 days ago

A Beluga whale swims in the River Thames near Gravesend, east of London, Britain, September 26, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

A beluga whale that was first spotted nearly three months ago in the River Thames is still feeding healthily east of the British capital and facing a lone Christmas hundreds of miles from its normal Arctic habitat.

Science & Space4 days ago

December 10, 2018; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after making a three-point basket against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the fourth quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry on Tuesday signaled that he is willing to take NASA up on its offer to tour its lunar lab in Houston after his pronouncement this week that he does not believe humans ever walked on the Moon.

Oddly Enough4 days ago

Spilt chocolate is seen on a road in Werl, Germany December 10, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media. Picture taken December 10, 2018. FEUERWEHR WERL/via REUTERS

Firefighters in the town of Werl in western Germany tackled an unusual emergency late on Monday when a tank at a local firm making liquid chocolate overflowed and poured out onto a street.

Oddly Enough4 days ago

A monkey sits on a pavement outside India's Parliament building in New Delhi, India, November 15, 2018.  REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

India's government faces a tough re-election battle next year but first it must deal with an opponent as wily as any political rival, troops of monkeys that have become a big threat around its offices in New Delhi.

Environment3 days 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 Enough9 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.

Oddly Enough13 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.

World News15 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 Enough23 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 News25 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 Enougha month 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 Newsa month 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 Enough2 months 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.

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