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A Chinese couple recently sparked controversy online after punishing their child for watching too much television by making him stay up all night watching TV. It’s a problem most modern parents – myself included – deal with at some point. Kids today love looking at screens, be they big or small, and unless you do something about it, they become little addicts. And it’s up to parents to either prevent that from happening or manage screen time to ensure they actually do something else. Anyway, this story is about a couple of parents who decided that more TV was actually…
A herd of sheep in China has been walking in a circle for almost two weeks now, and no one seems to really know why. The bizarre behavior was captured on surveillance video at a sheep farm in northern China’s Inner Mongolia region. In a video released on Wednesday by Chinese state-run news outlet People’s Daily, dozens of shep can be seen walking clockwise in a large circle, as other animals stare from outside the circle or at times stand motionless in the middle of it. Although it has been reported that the sheep appear to be perfectly healthy, it’s…
Rachel Décoste landed in West Africa's Republic of Benin in August 2018, anticipating an important journey of self-discovery, but not predicting the extent to which the trip would change her life. On her first day exploring Benin, Rachel asked a passerby for directions. Two weeks later, Rachel and the stranger were engaged. Within six months, they were married. Rachel grew up in Ottawa, Canada, the daughter of Haitian parents who'd immigrated to Canada in the late 1960s. As an adult, Rachel relocated to Washington DC for college, later working for a bipartisan tech program associated with the United States congress.…
Saturday, 12 November 2022 05:40

Woman wires her own mouth shut to lose weight

A South African woman allegedly wired her mouth shut with “slimming wires” in a desperate attempt to lose weight for a breast reduction surgery. Aviwe Mazosiwe has been trying to lose weight and reach a certain BMI to qualify for breast reduction surgery that she hopes will improve her quality of life. She had managed to lose 12 kilograms with intermittent fasting, but after reaching a plateau on her weight-loss journey, the South African woman decided to take more drastic measures. In June of this year, she had slimming wires fitted on her teeth. These are orthodontic brackets with wires…
An ancient Christian monastery possibly dating as far back as the years before Islam spread across the Arabian Peninsula has been discovered on an island off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, officials announced Thursday. The monastery on Siniyah Island, part of the sand-dune sheikhdom of Umm al-Quwain, sheds new light on the history of early Christianity along the shores of the Persian Gulf. It marks the second such monastery found in the Emirates, dating back as many as 1,400 years — long before its desert expanses gave birth to a thriving oil industry that led to a unified…
A doctor in China who prescribed drinking Coca-Cola soft drink as a treatment for a man with a large gastric stone has been celebrated on mainland social media. The patient, surnamed Li, from southern China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, was surprised after following the doctor’s recommendation that he drink cola for seven days to find the gastric stone was gone, Star Video reported. Li had been experiencing abdominal pain for several days when he went to a local hospital for help. After a medical examination, he was informed he had a goose egg-sized stone in his stomach. The doctor asked…
A hermit dubbed by media as "the world's dirtiest man" has died at the age of 94, just months after having his first wash in decades. Amou Haji had refused to use soap and water for more than half a century, fearing it would make him sick. The Iranian, who lived in the southern province of Fars, had avoided previous attempts by villagers to get him clean. But, local media say, Amou Haji finally succumbed to pressure and washed a few months ago. According to Iran's IRNA news agency, he became ill shortly afterwards and died on Sunday. In a…
A new study finds that some people really are “mosquito magnets” and it probably has to do with the way they smell. The researchers found that people who are most attractive to mosquitoes produce a lot of certain chemicals on their skin that are tied to smell. And bad news for mosquito magnets: The bloodsuckers stay loyal to their favorites over time. “If you have high levels of this stuff on your skin, you’re going to be the one at the picnic getting all the bites,” said study author Leslie Vosshall, a neurobiologist at Rockefeller University in New York. There’s…
A Japanese woman was somehow fooled into paying 4.4 million yen ($30,000) to help a “Russian astronaut” she had met online return to Earth from the International Space Station. It’s not often that we feature news stories worthy of an “Idiocracy” sequel, but this is definitely one such rare occasion. To be honest, had it not been reported by two of Japan’s largest news outlets – Mainichi and Kyodo News – we would have dismissed it as a satirical piece by The Onion. But it turns out that a 65-year-old woman from Japan’s Shiga Prefecture really did fall in love…
Saturday, 08 October 2022 06:04

Woman helps husband marry ex-girlfriend

After hearing that her husband and his ex-girlfriend still had feelings for each other, an Indian woman facilitated their religious marriage and agreed to the woman moving in with them. This bizarre love story comes to you from Tirupati, a city in India’s Andhra Pradesh state. Kalyan, a local video content creator, married a woman named Vimala, after the two hit it off on social media. Everything was fine until the woman learned that her husband had a romantic relationship with another Indian influencer from Visakhapatnam who had just moved into their locality and was looking to patch things up…
May 24, 2024

Younger workers are rejecting assignments. Here's why

If you want to attract – and retain – younger workers, pay attention to their…
May 22, 2024

Northern leaders slam Tinubu, say govt policies responsible of increasing misery, unemployment in Nigeria

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has criticized policies implemented by President Bola Tinubu's administration, attributing…
May 26, 2024

How to talk to people: 3 ways to stop the cycle of negative self-talk

Negative self-talk, or the experience of your inner monologue being hyper-critical, can erode your confidence.…
May 25, 2024

Wanted criminal pretends to be deaf and dumb for 20 years to avoid prison

A Chinese man wanted for murder managed to avoid police detection for over 20 years…
May 22, 2024

Gunmen kill 40 in fresh attacks on Plateau communities

At least 40 people were killed and many others wounded in an attack by gunmen…
May 26, 2024

What to know after Day 822 of Russia-Ukraine war

RUSSIAN PERSPECTIVE We must stay a step ahead of the enemy – Putin Russia “must…
May 19, 2024

Scientists develop device that can detect when someone is sarcastic

Experts have developed a device that can detect when someone is sarcastic It works by…
April 30, 2024

Finidi George is new Head Coach for Super Eagles

Former Nigerian winger Finidi George has been appointed as the head coach of the national…

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