Oddly Enough

Oddly Enough coverage from Reuters.

Oddly Enough2 days ago

Philippe Gillet, 67 year-old Frenchman who lives with more than 400 reptiles and tamed alligators, gives chicken to his alligator Ali in his living room in Coueron near Nantes, France September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

In an unassuming house on France's River Loire, a cobra lives on the coffee table, a 50 kg (110-pound) tortoise roams the garden and a two-meter (seven-foot) alligator sleeps in the owner's bed while another keeps watch at the door.

Oddly Enough3 days ago

Graeme Daniel, a regular user of Pop & Rest sits in one of the pods, allowing workers and travellers a place to rent by the hour to relax and rest in Shoreditch, London, Britain, September 18, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Exhausted Londoners hoping to take a rest from their busy schedules are being offered an alternative to coffee breaks: a sleep pod where they can grab some shut-eye for £15 ($20) an hour.

Oddly Enough6 days ago

Players from Flamengo and Vasco da Gama came to the rescue of an ambulance on Saturday after the vehicle, which was transporting an injured player to hospital, refused to start.

Oddly Enough10 days ago

China's crackdown on online rumor-mongers and fraud has snared a fresh target - a 17-year-old junior high school dropout who pretended to be a billionaire, gave himself fake titles and posted Photoshopped pictures of himself with world leaders.

Oddly Enough15 days ago

A homeless veteran who spent his last $20 to help a stranded New Jersey woman will receive the more than $400,000 which she and her boyfriend raised for him, online fundraiser GoFundMe and his lawyer said, after the couple was accused of spending most of the money on themselves.

Oddly Enough16 days ago

An octogenarian flying trapeze artist, the owner of the world's fastest jet-propelled go-kart and a dog named Feather with a flair for jumping are among the record-breaking stars to win a place in the latest edition of Guinness World Records.

An octogenarian flying trapeze artist, the owner of the world's fastest jet-propelled go-kart and a dog named Feather with a flair for jumping are among the record-breaking stars to win a place in the latest edition of Guinness World Records.

Oddly Enough25 days ago

A swarm of bees land on a hot dog cart in Times Square in New York City, U.S., August 28, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

It was a case of hold the honey, double the mustard in Times Square at lunchtime on Tuesday.

Oddly Enougha month ago

An 18-year old student, Vako Marchelashvili, solved six Rubik's Cubes underwater in one breath in Georgia aiming to set a new Guinness World Record.

An 18-year-old student from Georgia solved six Rubik's Cubes under water in one breath on Friday, in a bid to set a new Guinness World Record.

Oddly Enougha month ago

Chief Operating Officer Oliver (L) and his brother Chief Marketing Officer Merlin Ouboter of Swiss Microlino AG pose beside an electric-powered Microlino car in Kuesnacht, Switzerland July 13, 2018. Picture taken July 13, 2018.    REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

With its quirky egg shape and minimalist interior, the bubble car was a symbol of cheap and cheerful mobility on European roads in the 1950s and 60s.

Oddly Enougha month ago

FILE PHOTO: A sacrificial cow is lowered from a rooftop by crane, ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival in Karachi, Pakistan, August 12, 2018. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro/File photo

Residents of Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, watched as cattle were lowered by crane from the top of a four-storey home ahead of the Muslim festival Eid al-Adha.

Technology News30 minutes 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?

World News17 hours ago

In Peru, Hitler hopes to return to power in a small town in the Andes, despite a threat from a detractor named Lennin.

Science & Spacea month ago

Britain's hottest summer in decades has revealed cropmarks across the country showing the sites of Iron Age settlements, Roman farms and even Neolithic monuments dating back thousands of years, archaeologists said on Wednesday.

Environmenta month ago

An alligator named Muja rests in its enclosure in Belgrade's Zoo, Serbia, August 14, 2018. 
REUTERS/Marko Djurica

American alligator Muja arrived at Belgrade Zoo on the eve of the Second World War and is believed to be the oldest of his kind in captivity, and still in good health with a hearty appetite for his age, his handlers said on Tuesday.

Oddly Enougha month ago

A performer with a mask of U.S. President Donald Trump hits a punching ball with a mask of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Madame Tussauds wax museum in Berlin, Germany, August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Madame Tussauds in Berlin unveiled its latest attraction on Tuesday - a posturing Donald Trump figure striking a picture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel on a punchball.

Oddly Enougha month ago

A journalist poses as he stands in front of a bright red, eco-friendly urinal on the Ile Saint-Louis along the Seine River in Paris, France, August 13, 2018.  REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

A new set of eco-friendly but completely exposed urinals deployed on the streets of Paris are provoking uproar from locals.

World Newsa month ago

FILE PHOTO - Britain's Queen Elizabeth arrives at Westminster Abbey for a service to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force (RAF), in central London, Britain July 10, 2018.  REUTERS/Simon Dawson

Australians by the dozen are demanding portraits of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, after a news item drew attention to an obscure rule entitling them to such articles from local politicians.

Oddly Enough2 months ago

More than 100 goats burst into a neighborhood in Boise, Idaho, on Friday, startling residents and captivating spectators on social media as they feasted on lawns, flower bushes and tree leaves. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

More than 100 goats burst into a neighborhood in Boise, Idaho, on Friday, startling residents and captivating spectators on social media as they feasted on lawns, flower bushes and tree leaves.

Oddly Enough2 months ago

FILE PHOTO: Shoppers queue for the Boxing Day sales at Selfridges in London, Britain December 26, 2017. REUTERS/Mary Turner

On a hot summery Thursday in London, Santa Claus turned up 144 days early wearing a studded leather jacket to open the new Christmas shop at department store Selfridges.

Oddly Enough2 months ago

A winner of the Fields Medal, often called the 'Nobel Prize of mathematics,' had his prize stolen shortly after receiving it during a ceremony in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday.

Oddly Enough2 days ago

Philippe Gillet, 67 year-old Frenchman who lives with more than 400 reptiles and tamed alligators, gives chicken to his alligator Ali in his living room in Coueron near Nantes, France September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

In an unassuming house on France's River Loire, a cobra lives on the coffee table, a 50 kg (110-pound) tortoise roams the garden and a two-meter (seven-foot) alligator sleeps in the owner's bed while another keeps watch at the door.

Oddly Enough3 days ago

Graeme Daniel, a regular user of Pop & Rest sits in one of the pods, allowing workers and travellers a place to rent by the hour to relax and rest in Shoreditch, London, Britain, September 18, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Exhausted Londoners hoping to take a rest from their busy schedules are being offered an alternative to coffee breaks: a sleep pod where they can grab some shut-eye for £15 ($20) an hour.

Oddly Enough6 days ago

Players from Flamengo and Vasco da Gama came to the rescue of an ambulance on Saturday after the vehicle, which was transporting an injured player to hospital, refused to start.

Oddly Enough10 days ago

China's crackdown on online rumor-mongers and fraud has snared a fresh target - a 17-year-old junior high school dropout who pretended to be a billionaire, gave himself fake titles and posted Photoshopped pictures of himself with world leaders.

Oddly Enough15 days ago

A homeless veteran who spent his last $20 to help a stranded New Jersey woman will receive the more than $400,000 which she and her boyfriend raised for him, online fundraiser GoFundMe and his lawyer said, after the couple was accused of spending most of the money on themselves.

Oddly Enough16 days ago

An octogenarian flying trapeze artist, the owner of the world's fastest jet-propelled go-kart and a dog named Feather with a flair for jumping are among the record-breaking stars to win a place in the latest edition of Guinness World Records.

An octogenarian flying trapeze artist, the owner of the world's fastest jet-propelled go-kart and a dog named Feather with a flair for jumping are among the record-breaking stars to win a place in the latest edition of Guinness World Records.

Oddly Enough25 days ago

A swarm of bees land on a hot dog cart in Times Square in New York City, U.S., August 28, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

It was a case of hold the honey, double the mustard in Times Square at lunchtime on Tuesday.

Oddly Enougha month ago

An 18-year old student, Vako Marchelashvili, solved six Rubik's Cubes underwater in one breath in Georgia aiming to set a new Guinness World Record.

An 18-year-old student from Georgia solved six Rubik's Cubes under water in one breath on Friday, in a bid to set a new Guinness World Record.

Oddly Enougha month ago

Chief Operating Officer Oliver (L) and his brother Chief Marketing Officer Merlin Ouboter of Swiss Microlino AG pose beside an electric-powered Microlino car in Kuesnacht, Switzerland July 13, 2018. Picture taken July 13, 2018.    REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

With its quirky egg shape and minimalist interior, the bubble car was a symbol of cheap and cheerful mobility on European roads in the 1950s and 60s.

Oddly Enougha month ago

FILE PHOTO: A sacrificial cow is lowered from a rooftop by crane, ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival in Karachi, Pakistan, August 12, 2018. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro/File photo

Residents of Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, watched as cattle were lowered by crane from the top of a four-storey home ahead of the Muslim festival Eid al-Adha.

Technology News30 minutes 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?

World News17 hours ago

In Peru, Hitler hopes to return to power in a small town in the Andes, despite a threat from a detractor named Lennin.

Science & Spacea month ago

Britain's hottest summer in decades has revealed cropmarks across the country showing the sites of Iron Age settlements, Roman farms and even Neolithic monuments dating back thousands of years, archaeologists said on Wednesday.

Environmenta month ago

An alligator named Muja rests in its enclosure in Belgrade's Zoo, Serbia, August 14, 2018. 
REUTERS/Marko Djurica

American alligator Muja arrived at Belgrade Zoo on the eve of the Second World War and is believed to be the oldest of his kind in captivity, and still in good health with a hearty appetite for his age, his handlers said on Tuesday.

Oddly Enougha month ago

A performer with a mask of U.S. President Donald Trump hits a punching ball with a mask of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Madame Tussauds wax museum in Berlin, Germany, August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Madame Tussauds in Berlin unveiled its latest attraction on Tuesday - a posturing Donald Trump figure striking a picture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel on a punchball.

Oddly Enougha month ago

A journalist poses as he stands in front of a bright red, eco-friendly urinal on the Ile Saint-Louis along the Seine River in Paris, France, August 13, 2018.  REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

A new set of eco-friendly but completely exposed urinals deployed on the streets of Paris are provoking uproar from locals.

World Newsa month ago

FILE PHOTO - Britain's Queen Elizabeth arrives at Westminster Abbey for a service to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force (RAF), in central London, Britain July 10, 2018.  REUTERS/Simon Dawson

Australians by the dozen are demanding portraits of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, after a news item drew attention to an obscure rule entitling them to such articles from local politicians.

Oddly Enough2 months ago

More than 100 goats burst into a neighborhood in Boise, Idaho, on Friday, startling residents and captivating spectators on social media as they feasted on lawns, flower bushes and tree leaves. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

More than 100 goats burst into a neighborhood in Boise, Idaho, on Friday, startling residents and captivating spectators on social media as they feasted on lawns, flower bushes and tree leaves.

Oddly Enough2 months ago

FILE PHOTO: Shoppers queue for the Boxing Day sales at Selfridges in London, Britain December 26, 2017. REUTERS/Mary Turner

On a hot summery Thursday in London, Santa Claus turned up 144 days early wearing a studded leather jacket to open the new Christmas shop at department store Selfridges.

Oddly Enough2 months ago

A winner of the Fields Medal, often called the 'Nobel Prize of mathematics,' had his prize stolen shortly after receiving it during a ceremony in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday.

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