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A California dog is now believed to be the "world's oldest", according to Guinness World Records. Gino, a 22-year-old Chihuahua from Los Angeles, was verified to be the oldest living dog on November 15. He was born on September 24, 2000. Gino was adopted by Alex Wolf in Boulder, Colorado, in 2002.
short by Daisy Mowke / 11:50 pm on 24 Nov
A Colombian judge was handed a three-month suspension this week for appearing half-naked and smoking in bed during a virtual court hearing. The Judicial Disciplinary Commission in Norte de Santander ruled that Judge Vivian Polania violated multiple administrative regulations, reported the Spanish-language news outlet Infobae. Polania kept her camera off for nearly an hour before turning it on.
short by Daisy Mowke / 04:30 am on 25 Nov
Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first person to have 500 million followers on Instagram. Lionel Messi is the second most-followed person with 376 million followers. Kylie Jenner comes in next, followed by Selena Gomez, Dwayne Johnson, Ariana Grande, Kim Kardashian, Beyoncé, Khloé Kardashian and Justin Bieber.
short by Pragya Swastik / 04:30 am on 22 Nov
Plans have been unveiled to build a 100-story 'hypertower' in Dubai, which the developers claim will be the world's tallest residential building. Named 'Burj Binghatti Jacob & Co Residences', the hypertower will have diamond-shaped spires at the top to resemble a crown. The building will house a dedicated concierge team, offering services such as daycare, bodyguard, chauffeur and private chef.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:08 pm on 23 Nov
A picture of Senegal football coach Aliou Cisse is going viral on social media as several users pointed out that he looks like American rapper Snoop Dogg. The rapper reacted to the picture of Cisse with a football emoticon. "Why is Snoop Dogg the coach of Senegal?" read a tweet posted by a user.
short by Ankush Verma / 11:00 am on 24 Nov
A video has gone viral on social media that showed how a Mexican football fan who was trying to sneak alcohol into the Qatar stadium by hiding it in his binoculars was caught by security. Just days ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2022, the authorities announced that alcohol will be banned for World Cup fans at the grounds.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:00 pm on 24 Nov
List of most searched celebrities on Google released
short by Ankush Verma / on 26 Nov 2022,Saturday
Amber Heard is the most searched celebrity of 2022 on Google, followed by Johnny Depp, Queen Elizabeth II, Tom Brady and Kim Kardashian, according to CelebTattler. Pete Davidson is sixth on the list, followed by Elon Musk, Will Smith, Millie Bobby Brown and Zendaya. Others on the list include Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Ryan Reynolds.
short by Ankush Verma / 07:00 pm on 26 Nov
An Irish man named Bryan O'Keeffe's Instagram post on leaving his family for seven months and moving to the wilderness in Mallorca to lose excess body weight is going viral. Bryan returned home on Thanksgiving after losing 138lbs. "Every day, I just tried to do one more rep, one more length...whatever I could do to get 1% better," he wrote.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 07:51 am on 28 Nov
The world's fifth richest man Bill Gates said he has done some "weird crap" in his life in a LinkedIn post to mark World Toilet Day. Gates wrote, "I've done some weird crap over the years: I drank water from fecal sludge with Jimmy Fallon, shared the stage with a jar of human feces, and smelled pit latrine odour."
short by Ridham Gambhir / 07:00 pm on 21 Nov
Sperm whales spotted off Newport Beach coast, pics go viral
short by Daisy Mowke / on 22 Nov 2022,Tuesday
Whale watchers out with Newport Coastal Adventure captured rare footage of sperm whales on Monday. According to Mark Girardeau, who took some of the images, the pod of five sperm whales was spotted about 20 miles off the Newport Beach coastline. The sperm whale is listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act.
short by Daisy Mowke / 07:56 pm on 22 Nov
A Brazilian influencer named Rodrigo America, who considers the world's richest man Elon Musk his idol, has got the entrepreneur's name tattooed on his forehead. "What he's doing, what he's going to do, taking human beings to Mars, his name will go down in history," Rodrigo said about Musk. Rodrigo also has a rocket tattooed on his forehead.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:07 pm on 23 Nov
Man fired for 'not being fun' at work sues employer in France, wins case
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 25 Nov 2022,Friday
A man in France who said he was fired for 'not agreeing to his employers' definition of fun', won a case against them. The court said the man can't be 'forced' to participate in work drinking sessions and told his ex-employers to pay him £2,574. He was fired in 2015 for allegedly being 'boring' and 'tough to work with'.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 11:01 pm on 25 Nov
A couple from Oregon has welcomed twins born from embryos frozen on April 22, 1992. The National Embryo Donation Center believes the embryos are the longest-frozen to have resulted in a live birth. The embryos were initially created for an anonymous married couple and were kept at a fertility laboratory before being donated in 2007.
short by Daisy Mowke / 07:12 pm on 22 Nov
Which words have been selected for Oxford 'Word of the Year 2022'?
short by Ankush Verma / on 23 Nov 2022,Wednesday
Three words - 'goblin mode', '#IStandWith' and 'metaverse' have been selected by Oxford University Press for its 'Word of the Year 2022'. It has been announced that the Oxford word of the year is to be decided by the public for the first time. They were chosen by a team of lexicographers from Oxford University Press.
short by Ankush Verma / 07:00 pm on 23 Nov
A plumber in UK's Scotland found a message in a whisky bottle, dating back to 1887, underneath the floorboards of a house. The message said, "James Ritchie and John Grieve laid this floor but they did not drink the whisky...Whoever finds this bottle may think our dust is blowing along the road." The home's owner shared pictures of the find.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 11:37 pm on 22 Nov
World's oldest living cat confirmed at almost 27 years old; pics surface
short by Pragya Swastik / on 24 Nov 2022,Thursday
A British cat named 'Flossie' has been recognized as the oldest living cat by the Guinness World Records. At the age of 26 years 329 days, roughly the feline equivalent of 120 human years, the record-breaking pet is in good health, although poorly sighted and deaf. The oldest cat who ever lived was aged 38 years and 3 days.
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:30 pm on 24 Nov
A huge skeletal hand has been found by a couple on a beach in Brazil's São Paulo, with social media users saying that it belongs to an alien. Marine biologist Eric Comin said that it belongs to a cetacean - an aquatic mammal including whales, dolphins and porpoises. Based on the decomposition, the ocean animal died around 18 months ago.
short by Ankush Verma / 07:24 am on 25 Nov
Celebrity chef Nusret Gökçe, also known as Salt Bae, has shared a clip of 24 karat gold-coated steak amid criticism over a customer's $167,455 check at his UAE restaurant. One of the persons who had criticized the expensive meal said, "Seeing this bill and thinking of my patients who cannot afford the cost of their liver transplant makes me sad."
short by Arshiya Chopra / 08:50 am on 21 Nov
British comedian Joe Lycett has shared a video which purportedly shows him shredding £10,000 (about $11,800) after failing to receive a response from David Beckham over his role as a Qatar World Cup ambassador. Lycett had urged the former footballer to withdraw from his role at the tournament and offered to donate £10,000 to gay charities if he did so.
short by Hiral Goyal / 07:00 pm on 21 Nov
Billionaire Bill Gates' daughter Jennifer Gates is expecting her first baby with husband Nayel Nassar. The 26-year-old, who is the daughter of Bill Gates and his ex-wife Melinda, announced this on Instagram. She shared photos showing her baby bump and wrote, "Thankful." "I couldn't be more excited to meet this little one and watch you two become parents," commented Melinda.
short by Daisy Mowke / 06:51 pm on 25 Nov
A couple in China sparked outrage after they forced their eight-year-old to watch television all night as a punishment for watching too much TV, a report said. They had left their son at home, instructing him to finish homework and sleep early. But when they returned, they found their son watching TV, owing to which he hadn't finished his homework.
short by Daisy Mowke / 12:21 am on 27 Nov
Baby girl born with a tail in Mexico; pic surfaces
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 27 Nov 2022,Sunday
A baby girl in Mexico was born with a two-inch-long tail, which was later surgically removed by doctors, according to a case report. Calling the presence of tails in humans "extremely infrequent", the authors of the case report said, "The structure was soft, covered in skin, and fine hair, it could be passively moved with no pain."
short by Arshiya Chopra / 10:22 am on 27 Nov
A man spent four weeks in a coma, underwent over 30 operations and had his two toes partially amputated after being bitten by an Asian tiger mosquito in Germany. Sebastian Rotschke, bitten by mosquito in the summer of 2021, even underwent a skin transplant to his thigh. A tissue sample showed a bacteria had eaten away half of his thigh.
short by Pragya Swastik / 11:00 pm on 28 Nov
Merriam-Webster declares 'gaslighting’ as the word of year for 2022
short by Ridham Gambhir / on 29 Nov 2022,Tuesday
Merriam-Webster has declared 'gaslighting' as the word of the year for 2022. Merriam-Webster defines 'gaslighting' as a form of mind manipulation that causes a person to question their thoughts or the act of grossly misleading someone, especially for one's advantage. "It was a word looked up frequently every single day of the year," said Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster's editor at large.
short by Ridham Gambhir / 01:22 am on 29 Nov
A Canadian paramedic unknowingly treated her own daughter after a fatal car crash as she failed to recognize her because of her injuries. Jayme Erickson was attending a scene where a car had lost control and was struck by an oncoming truck. She later learnt that the girl she sat with until she was extricated and hospitalized was her daughter.
short by Hiral Goyal / 05:03 pm on 25 Nov
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