News
Odd news
Choose blog category:
13 Mar. 2018
Slovenia claims world’s first blockchain monument
KRANJ, Slovenia (Reuters) – The first monument to the blockchain technology that underpins crypto-currencies took center stage on Tuesday on a roundabout in Slovenia, authorities in the country’s fourth largest city said.
Read more
(2)
11 Mar. 2018
Putin says grandfather cooked for Stalin and Lenin
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin’s paternal grandfather worked as a cook for both Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin, the president said in a film posted on the internet on Sunday.
Read more
(2)
15 Mar. 2018
‘The cat of the match’ gets Besiktas in trouble with UEFA
(Reuters) – Turkish soccer club Besiktas ended up in trouble with European soccer’s governing body, UEFA, on Thursday, a day after a cat sneaked on to the pitch during their Champions League match against Bayern Munich.
Read more
(4)
18 Apr. 2018
Marx birthplace cashes in on 0 euro notes for anniversary
BERLIN (Reuters) – The German city of Trier is struggling to keep up with demand for 0-euro notes, bearing the face of its most famous son and communism’s creator Karl Marx, and sold for 3 euros each as part of celebrations for his 200th birthday.
Read more
(0)
9 Apr. 2018
UK Wife Carrying champ beats the mud to win place in world final
DORKING, England (Reuters) – With a sliding dive worthy of a rugby try, Chris Hepworth flung himself and his partner over the finishing line to become UK Wife Carrying champion, and now has his eye on the world title.
Read more
(2)
11 Apr. 2018
Singing road strikes wrong chord with Dutch villagers
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Take the highway past the Dutch village of Jelsum and the road will play you a tune.
Read more
(0)
18 Apr. 2018
‘No to sex on roundabouts’, Norway tells high school graduates
OSLO (Reuters) – Norway’s high school graduates should refrain from running naked across bridges and having sex on roundabouts lest they give drivers “too much of a surprise”, the national transport regulator said on Wednesday.
Read more
(0)
27 Mar. 2018
Unheard for 300 years, Italian mass rediscovered
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Lost for about 300 years, a mass by Italian composer Giovanni Battista Pergolesi is proving popular with audiences across Europe after being rediscovered by researchers.
Read more
(3)
24 Feb. 2018
English pub scraps snail race as cold makes competitors sluggish
LONDON (Reuters) – An English pub has canceled a charity snail race scheduled to take place on Saturday after unseasonably icy weather made potential competitors too slow to compete.
Read more
(14)
9 Apr. 2018
Temasek stake values ‘Salt Bae’ Turkish restaurant owner at $1.2 billion
ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Singapore’s Temasek and Britain’s Metric Capital have bought into Nusr-Et steakhouse owner D.ream in a deal valuing the Turkish firm at $1.2 billion.
Read more
(1)
30 Mar. 2018
No more pain for Philippine devotee nailed to cross for 32nd time
CUTUD, Philippines (Reuters) – A Philippine man who has been nailed to a cross every Easter for the past 32 years in a Good Friday re-enactment of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion says he no longer feels any pain from his wounds.
Read more
(3)
10 Apr. 2018
Japanese man, 112, recognized as world’s oldest male
ASHORO, Japan (Reuters) – A 112-year-old Japanese man born months before Albert Einstein published his theory of special relativity was recognized on Tuesday as the world’s oldest man.
Read more
(0)