Hundreds flock to mysterious festival in Goto Islands for good fortune

Hundreds flock to mysterious festival in Goto Islands for good fortune

Hundreds of people flocked to the Shirahama shrine in the Japanese village of Shimosakiyamacho on Fukue Island, part of the Goto Islands in Nagasaki Prefecture, for the annual Heto Mato (Fisherman) Festival, wishing for a good fishing and harvest ...
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Hail no! Great balls of ice batter Melbourne

Hail no! Great balls of ice batter Melbourne

Huge chunks of ice swamped Melbourne on Monday signalling another turn in the extreme weather Australia has been suffering in recent months. Footage filmed in Camberwell shows cars being pelted with large hailstone chunks which sit snuggly in the ...
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Greta Thunbergs and mountain monkeys ride a bathtub down a mountain in this Swiss race

Greta Thunbergs and mountain monkeys ride a bathtub down a mountain in this Swiss race

The 8th annual bathtub race took place in Stoos on Saturday. Participants ride a bathtub down a slope whilst donning fancy dress. Points are awarded for the fastest bathtub as well as for the best outfit.
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Hermit spends 40 years sculpting mountain face into art attraction

Hermit spends 40 years sculpting mountain face into art attraction

Gutierrez, also known as 'The Hermit’, has lived for several decades on a mountain known as "Finca El Jalacate”, located in Nicaragua’s El Tisey Natural Reserve.
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Biologists rescue turtles affected by red tide after hundreds die

Biologists rescue turtles affected by red tide after hundreds die

Environmental technicians from Mexico are rushing to save the turtle population on the coast of Oaxaca, after hundreds of turtles died due to a red tide, an environmental phenomenon caused by an increase in microalgae in the water. The National Co...
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10-year-old Chinese billiard hotshot shows the pros how to pot

10-year-old Chinese billiard hotshot shows the pros how to pot

Wang Wuka, a ten-year-old boy from Xuancheng, showcased his impressive billiard skills. Wang Wuka now practices his tricks for two hours or more every day, with the full support of his family.
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Go Go Gadget Lipstick Gun! - India's latest weapon to fight sexual harassment

Go Go Gadget Lipstick Gun! - India's latest weapon to fight sexual harassment

An aspiring inventor from the northern Indian city of Varanasi has developed security gadgets for women, using weaponised lipsticks, purses and sandals to fight against sexual harassment.
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Is it a salad or art? Veggies are the latest exhibit at Whitney Art Museum

Is it a salad or art? Veggies are the latest exhibit at Whitney Art Museum

In his newest exhibition Darren Bader displays fruits and vegetables on plinths, before making a salad out of them, that visitors can eat. His previous works include a lasagne injected with heroin and goats in a gallery.
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Thousands are fleeing as Taal volcano may erupt again

Thousands are fleeing as Taal volcano may erupt again

Thousands of people and animals are being evacuated as the Taal Volcano may erupt again. Towns are covered in ash from the volcano, which has been erupting since January 12.
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Fancy a cat nap? This animal shelter and cafe lets you sleep over!

Fancy a cat nap? This animal shelter and cafe lets you sleep over!

A cat cafe and hotel is offering shelter to rescue cats. Visitors can not only play with furry felines in the cafe but gaze at them when they sleep in the adjacent hotel. All cats from the cafe are up for adoption.
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Meet ‘Bernardina', the baby pygmy hippo melting Santiago’s heart

Meet ‘Bernardina', the baby pygmy hippo melting Santiago’s heart

Amid great expectation and dozens of visitors, workers at Santiago's Buin Zoo presented to the public ‘Bernardina', a baby pygmy hippo.
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Supersopa is the super soup that tackles global hunger

Supersopa is the super soup that tackles global hunger

Supersopa is a concentrated soup that has been especially developed to tackle malnutrition among the poorer sectors in the world.
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Students adopt chicks, put down smartphones and start farming

Students adopt chicks, put down smartphones and start farming

2,000 chicks have been re-homed with students in Bandung, in an effort to generate interest in farming and to prevent gadget addiction.
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Measured orgasms and cat pee samples - the CES is full of surprises

Measured orgasms and cat pee samples - the CES is full of surprises

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) takes place every year in Las Vegas and showcases the newest products and technologies that may enter your everyday life soon.
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Israeli couple makes jewellery out of rocket shrapnel from Gaza

Israeli couple makes jewellery out of rocket shrapnel from Gaza

A couple from Israel, living close to the Gaza Strip, is making jewellery out of rocket shrapnel. The idea came to them when they were asked to bring shrapnel to the US as a gift.
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Giant robot suit turns you into a real-life cyborg

Giant robot suit turns you into a real-life cyborg

A Tokyo based company has created a 2.5 meter tall robot exoskeleton suit that turns its user into a giant cyborg.
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Parents encourage their children to smoke during epiphany celebration in Portuguese town

Parents encourage their children to smoke during epiphany celebration in Portuguese town

In a town in Portugal parents encourage their children to smoke during Epiphany festivities. No one knows how this tradition started.
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Cracking ride! Drivers scramble as 30 cars fall through ice on fishing trip

Cracking ride! Drivers scramble as 30 cars fall through ice on fishing trip

30 people parked their cars on ice, which resulted in the ice cracking and the cars sinking. No one got hurt.
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Otherworldly ice sculptures dazzle visitors at the world's largest ice festival

Otherworldly ice sculptures dazzle visitors at the world's largest ice festival

The Harbin Ice and Snow Festival is stunning visitors with its giant ice sculptures. It’s the largest annual ice festival in the world.
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Christmas tree disposal meets German ingenuity

Christmas tree disposal meets German ingenuity

With Christmas long gone, the annual Christmas Tree Throwing World Championship took place in the German town of Weidenthal. People were seen throwing their Christmas trees, trying to do that the furthest and the highest. The most environmentally-...
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Be like Water! - Kung Fu teacher walks on water in Chongqing

Be like Water! - Kung Fu teacher walks on water in Chongqing

After 18 years of hard work, Kung Fu practitioner Zhang Chengqiang was able to walk on water and jump over it in a streak of lightning speed. Zhang was trained in a Kung Fu school since childhood and used to be a Kung Fu stand-in for action movies...
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Volunteers put on mass flashlight show for sick kids in Michigan hospital

Volunteers put on mass flashlight show for sick kids in Michigan hospital

People from across the city of Royal Oak, Michigan, gathered outside Beaumont Hospital on Tuesday evening, to shine flashlights from outside up to paediatric patients to remind them they aren't alone during the holiday season.
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Banksy's 'Season's Greetings' goes on display

Banksy's 'Season's Greetings' goes on display

Banksy’s ‘Season’s Greetings’ has gone on display in the Welsh town of Talbot. At first glance it seems to depict a child catching snowflakes with its tongue, but viewed from another angle it reveals that what appeared to be snowflakes is actually...
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Baby sloth is rescued after loggers cut down its tree, nearly killing it

Baby sloth is rescued after loggers cut down its tree, nearly killing it

A baby sloth has been rescued after it fell from a tree when loggers cut it down. It was injured and separated from its mother when the Planeta Vida team found it. Now it’s being nursed back to health.
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'Let's go ice skating when we get to Mexico City' is something we can say now

'Let's go ice skating when we get to Mexico City' is something we can say now

Mexico City now has an eco-friendly ice rink that is made out of artificial ice. It saves water, electricity and emits zero CO2.
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Indian student makes traffic dance to her tune with quirky moves

Indian student makes traffic dance to her tune with quirky moves

A post-graduate student and a traffic volunteer, Shubhi Jain have attracted social media fan following with her unique dance moves to regulate traffic in the Indian city of Indore.
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Student teaches chicken how to play piano

Student teaches chicken how to play piano

An agriculture student has taught a chicken how to play the piano for a university project. Through behavioural conditioning, he trained the chicken to play three songs over the course of two months.
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World’s oldest cave art may have been discovered in Indonesia

World’s oldest cave art may have been discovered in Indonesia

Pre-historic cave art has been discovered on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. The cave painting seemingly depicts a hunting scene and shows the early importance of storytelling.
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'Balance master' in Gaza makes objects defy gravity

'Balance master' in Gaza makes objects defy gravity

Mohammed al-Shenbari taught himself to stack objects in a way that seemingly defies gravity after watching a YouTube video.
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Electric eel Miguel Watson is being an extra flashy fish, lights up Christmas tree from his tank

Electric eel Miguel Watson is being an extra flashy fish, lights up Christmas tree from his tank

Electric eel 'Miguel Watson' plays an active and energetic role in his home aquarium's Christmas festivities by producing energy for the Christmas tree at the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga. Every day a lot of visitors come to watch Miguel and ...
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Breaking Dat! Twitter sensation Chinese strongman chugs beer 'tornado' style

Breaking Dat! Twitter sensation Chinese strongman chugs beer 'tornado' style

Pangzai, a 33-year-old strong man from a village of Xingtai in Hebei Province became a sensation on the Internet for his unusual strength. He has uploaded videos showing his capabilities of breaking bricks and bottles with bare hands. One of his m...
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Slapping contest arrives in Peru after Russian 'sports' show goes viral

Slapping contest arrives in Peru after Russian 'sports' show goes viral

Peru's first-ever slapping championships gathered dozens of fans in Lima, after the 'sports' video from Russia went viral on Social media. The participants had to meet a range of requirements, such as being older than 18 and in the weight category...
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Hundreds of women sing 'The rapist is you' and paralyse traffic in Santiago

Hundreds of women sing 'The rapist is you' and paralyse traffic in Santiago

Hundreds of women gathered in Santiago to participate in a flashmob organised by a feminist group and performed a song called 'The rapist is you’.
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Rise of the Machines. Driverless car goes round in circles

Rise of the Machines. Driverless car goes round in circles

A driverless car going round in circles was filmed in the city of Perm in Russia's Far East on Thursday, proving that vehicles can become intelligent on their own, not only in Hollywood blockbusters.
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Wolf or dog? 18,000-year-old canine mummy presented in Yakutsk

Wolf or dog? 18,000-year-old canine mummy presented in Yakutsk

An 18,000-year-old puppy recovered last year from Siberia’s permafrost was presented to the public in Yakutsk.
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Memorial holding ashes of Holocaust victims stirs emotions in Berlin

Memorial holding ashes of Holocaust victims stirs emotions in Berlin

An art installation featuring a pillar reported containing the mortal ashes of victims of the National Socialist German Workers Party has been erected in front of the Bundestag, in Berlin.
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Prison beds given to hibernating hedgehogs

Prison beds given to hibernating hedgehogs

Hedgehogs are moving into 'prison cells' to hibernate over this year's harsh German winter.
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Baby snowy owl rescued from trap by vets in Siberia

Baby snowy owl rescued from trap by vets in Siberia

A baby snowy owl injured after falling into a trap is recuperating after surgery at the Kemerovo Centre for Conservation of Biological Diversity. Kemerovo locals found the owlet with its left leg stuck in a trap, and took him to the rehabilitation...
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Chinese carpenter makes home-made Mercedes Benz 500k replica out of WOOD

Chinese carpenter makes home-made Mercedes Benz 500k replica out of WOOD

A carpenter from the Chinese city of Kaiyuan took charge of his dream of owning a sports car by making use of his carpentry skills and building a wooden sports car of his own at home.
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Watch this Austrian strongman spin Munich's Ferris wheel with sheer strength

Watch this Austrian strongman spin Munich's Ferris wheel with sheer strength

Austrian athlete Franz Mullner set a new record by spinning the Hi-Sky Ferris wheel in Munich using only the strength of his muscles. Mullner can be seen pulling the 78-metre-tall (255 feet) structure using a rope and straps in front of a cheering...
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Darling, can I get some more caviar with my golden kebab?

Darling, can I get some more caviar with my golden kebab?

A St Petersburg restaurant has added a fancy twist to one of the most iconic street foods – from the beginning of November local foodies have had the chance to experience shawarma stuffed with sturgeon caviar and decorated with gold leaves.
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‘Everything started crumbling’ - search for survivors after deadly earthquake in Albania intensifies

‘Everything started crumbling’ - search for survivors after deadly earthquake in Albania intensifies

A powerful earthquake has hit Albania. Dozens have died and hundreds have been injured, many are displaced. Rescue efforts are ongoing.
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Sculpture of Assange, Snowden, and Manning returns to Berlin

Sculpture of Assange, Snowden, and Manning returns to Berlin

A sculpture of Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange and whistleblowers Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning, returned to Berlin as Germany's Bundestag held a public hearing on Assange's UK extradition case. The event - organised by German political p...
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Going bananas! These eco-friendly shoes made from banana fibre won’t cost the earth

Going bananas! These eco-friendly shoes made from banana fibre won’t cost the earth

A company in Spain has developed an eco-friendly shoe that is made out of banana fibre.
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Is flying a mini-chopper the new commuting to work?

Is flying a mini-chopper the new commuting to work?

A mini-chopper could be a solution for traffic jams and rescue operations in the future.
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Anyone for a BUG burger? They might just help save the planet

Anyone for a BUG burger? They might just help save the planet

A London based company aims to encourage consumers to take a more environmentally friendly approach to eat, by promoting the use of edible insects in cookery. Horizon Edible Insects has developed a burger patty recipe featuring creepy crawlies and...
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Doggo fun bus makes doggo day care even more fun because the best bois deserve it

Doggo fun bus makes doggo day care even more fun because the best bois deserve it

A dog walker in Buenos Aires has converted a school bus to make it more comfortable for his clients to be driven around.
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Baked, for real - Europe's first cannabis bread hits Belgian retailers

Baked, for real - Europe's first cannabis bread hits Belgian retailers

The Lowy bakery in Brussels is capitalising on the latest food trends as they launch "Cannabread", the first commercially distributed hemp bread in commercially.
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