These PUPTENDERS will help you wet your whistle at DC ‘pup-up’ bar

These PUPTENDERS will help you wet your whistle at DC ‘pup-up’ bar

Midlands Beer Garden teamed up with Devils Backbone Brewing Company in Washington D.C. on Saturday, March 24, for a 'pup-up' bar, featuring dog bartenders. The 'puptenders', outfitted with beer-holding vests, delivered cans of beer and were assis...
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On Your Marks, Get, Set ... SLAP!! - Face slapping contest hits Krasnoyarsk

On Your Marks, Get, Set ... SLAP!! - Face slapping contest hits Krasnoyarsk

Russia's first ever men's slapping tournament took place in Krasnoyarsk, on Thursday, March 17, shortly after the Winter Universiade came to an end.
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Russian teenager using YT channel to teach the world how to survive

Russian teenager using YT channel to teach the world how to survive

Artem Biriukov from the Novosibirsk region does not have a home, money or family. On his YT channel he is sharing his experience; where it’s possible to spend a night, get hot water and to how to find a warm place to stay.
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Kemerovo commemorates shopping mall fire victims one year on

Kemerovo commemorates shopping mall fire victims one year on

Hundreds gathered to commemorate the 60 people who were killed in the Kemerovo shopping centre blaze one year ago, in the Siberian city. People laid flowers, toys and candles at the scene of the fire, where a memorial stone has been erected, voici...
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6y/o Chechen boy breaks the world record by doing 330 push-ups at once

6y/o Chechen boy breaks the world record by doing 330 push-ups at once

A six-year-old boy from Chechen Republic showed his amazing physical skills and set up a new record for his age category by doing 330 push-ups in a row. His achievement is also registered in the Russian Book of Records.
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Meet Russia’s newest UFC star Liana Jojua

Meet Russia’s newest UFC star Liana Jojua

Mixed martial artist 24-year-old Liana Jojua is the latest Russian fighter to join the sport’s biggest organisation, signing a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) last week. Lojua is trained by the Akhmat Fight Club in Moscow, a...
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 Russian craftsman builds a miniature town using bamboo sticks

Russian craftsman builds a miniature town using bamboo sticks

Russian artist Artem Sadkov built a mini-town, giving bamboo sticks from serving mats a second life. He already spent five years implementing his dream city in a ‘futuristic past’ style. Besides his major project, he also creates miniature copies ...
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Devoted Buddhists fall into feverish trance at sacred tattoo festival

Devoted Buddhists fall into feverish trance at sacred tattoo festival

Thousands of Buddhists participated in the annual tattoo festival at Wat Bang Phra, a large Buddhist temple near Bangkok which takes place in the month of March. Captured in a trance-like state, the devotees impersonate animals, screaming, crawlin...
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Let’s HANG around! Voronezh woman takes care of 250 BATS in her flat

Let’s HANG around! Voronezh woman takes care of 250 BATS in her flat

Voronezh local rescues bats by helping them to survive during winter. Elena has three special fridges at home, which are kept at the optimal temperature for bats to sleep in. The bats, who insist on staying awake, fly around Elena’s flat asking fo...
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Russian daredevil performs bone-chilling stunts while suspended from hot air balloon

Russian daredevil performs bone-chilling stunts while suspended from hot air balloon

Showing nerves of steel, Stavropol local Oleg Kolvakh brought extreme to a whole new level, performing pole dancing tricks while being suspended beneath a hot air balloon. According to the daredevil himself, the stunt was inspired by his mom, who...
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New Moomin-themed amusement park opens in Japan

New Moomin-themed amusement park opens in Japan

A theme park based on the world of Finland's Moomin fairytale characters has opened in Saitama Prefecture near Tokyo. Moominvalley Park features buildings and attractions inspired by the Moomin stories, a series created and published by Finnish no...
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273-metre long tiramisu breaks world record in Milan

273-metre long tiramisu breaks world record in Milan

Italian food company Galbani set the new record for the world's longest tiramisu in Milan. At 273.5 metres [895 feet] long and amounting to approximately 15,000 servings, the dessert was made from 50,000 sponge fingers, 300 litres of coffee and 50...
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Flying over the roof of the car! Stuntman Evgeny Cheboratev makes risky moves at 80km/h. DON’T try t

Flying over the roof of the car! Stuntman Evgeny Cheboratev makes risky moves at 80km/h. DON’T try t

Extreme stunt performer from Rostov-on-Don Yevgeny Chebotarev, whose videos over the past year have gained popularity on the Internet, decided on another dangerous trick. In the footage you can see how Chebotarev stands on the top step of a wood...
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Meet Colombia's Toretto on a wheelchair

Meet Colombia's Toretto on a wheelchair

"Toretto on a wheelchair", that is what some on social media have been calling Luis Eduardo Rivera, a 23-year-old disabled daredevil from Medellin, who has taken to riding down roads at high speeds on his wheelchair. The youngster from the notorio...
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Brexit 'takes back control' at London exhibition

Brexit 'takes back control' at London exhibition

A new exhibition in London exhibition is trying to tackle the thorny issue of Brexit. The title reflects a 'Leave' campaign slogan, although artworks in support of staying in the EU are also on display. The pieces include performers screaming at a...
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Chinese construction worker shows off his remarkable excavator tricks

Chinese construction worker shows off his remarkable excavator tricks

A Chinese excavator driver is able to carry out impressive stunts in which he manoeuvres his excavator to conduct painstakingly delicate tasks in the city of Fuxin in China's north-eastern Liaoning province.
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Vertical runners clamber up Eiffel Tower

Vertical runners clamber up Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower, one of France's most famous attractions, was transformed into a vertical race track, as participants were challenged to scale the Eiffel Tower's 1,665 steps, eventually crossing the finishing line 324 metres up in the sky.
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Tokyo unveils next-gen robots ahead of 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Tokyo unveils next-gen robots ahead of 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games

The 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Japan is shaping up to be among the most innovative games thus far as Tokyo unveiled a set of state-of-the-art assistance robots.
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Donate blood Game of Thrones-style at SXSW

Donate blood Game of Thrones-style at SXSW

HBO started its promotional campaign for the series finale of its television hit 'Game of Thrones' with an 'bloody' immersive experience on the eve of the annual South By Southwest festival. The Emmy-winning, medieval fantasy epic drama kicked off...
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German company releases $40k golden Americana pistol

German company releases $40k golden Americana pistol

German weapons manufacturer Walther has produced a 9mm 'We The People' handgun. The US-themed Q5 Match Steel Frame handgun is reportedly made out of 999 Gold (24-carat) with a barrel, trigger, slide release, takedown lever, magazine release and e...
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Three cute seal pups born at Kaliningrad Zoo

Three cute seal pups born at Kaliningrad Zoo

Three baby grey seals made their adorable debut at Kaliningrad Zoo. The zoo plans to release them into their natural habitat of the Baltic Sea once they have grown up.
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Three giant gods protect Chinese hotel from evil spirits

Three giant gods protect Chinese hotel from evil spirits

Three giant gods house the Tianzi Hotel in China’s Yanjiao. Three men adorned in colourful costumes symbolise three Chinese Gods: Fu (in red) the god of fortune, Lu (in green) the god of status and prosperity, and Shou (in orange) the God of longe...
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New poop-themed museum opens in Japan

New poop-themed museum opens in Japan

A new pop-up museum dedicated to poop opened in the port city of Yokohama near Tokyo. Called Unko (Japanese for poop) museum, the attraction focuses exclusively on cute poops in colourful settings, aiming at dismantling social taboos around the im...
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Fusion music! 10 y/o Chinese prodigy plays piano and guzheng at same time

Fusion music! 10 y/o Chinese prodigy plays piano and guzheng at same time

Ten-year-old He Yue, from the city of Yanji, showed off her ability to play the traditional Chinese guzheng at the same time as the piano. He Yue skilfully divides her attention between the two instruments, with her left hand able to glide comfort...
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Little Vanya runs shelter for abandoned and injured animals from his home

Little Vanya runs shelter for abandoned and injured animals from his home

A little boy named Vanya can’t bear seeing homeless and injured animals, and so he and his family provide shelter and care to dogs, cats, and other small creatures. He spoke about his sheltering of animals in Vladikavkaz. “I love animals, it is my...
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Romy Schneider's belongings go under the hammer in Bavaria

Romy Schneider's belongings go under the hammer in Bavaria

More than 50 personal items that once belonged to German-French film actress Romy Schneider, will be put up for auction on March 30, at the Ruef auction house in Landshut, Bavaria.
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Men can now breastfeed babies thanks to this new device

Men can now breastfeed babies thanks to this new device

Is this at the forefront of the technological nursing evolution? Japanese tech company Dentsu has produced an infant breastfeeding and sleep inducement device for fathers. The Father's Nursing Assistant, developed based on advice from paediatricia...
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Cute or callous? Well-groomed pooches make debut at SXSW premier

Cute or callous? Well-groomed pooches make debut at SXSW premier

The canine stars of ‘Well Groomed’ - a documentary following the world of competitive dog grooming, attended the film’s premiere at South By Southwest Festival (SXSW) in Austin.
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Robo-Goddess preaches battery-powered Buddhism in Kyoto

Robo-Goddess preaches battery-powered Buddhism in Kyoto

A Buddhist temple in Kyoto unveiled its latest preacher - an Android, or human-looking robot. Named Kannon, after a goddess which can transform into a snake and a horse, the robot was installed in a bid to make Buddhist teaching more attractive to...
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LED lights installed on Tel Aviv road crossing to aid ‘smartphone zombies'

LED lights installed on Tel Aviv road crossing to aid ‘smartphone zombies'

A district in Tel Aviv has installed bright coloured LED stripes into the pavement at crossings designed to help 'zombie' pedestrians absorbed by their smartphones from injuring themselves when crossing the road.
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Spanish farmer turns cow shed into skate park in Llanuces

Spanish farmer turns cow shed into skate park in Llanuces

Pablo Pato from Llanuces, a Quirosana village of just 33 inhabitants in northern Spain, turned his cow shed into a skate park, footage filmed on Sunday shows. "I get up and take care of all the animals in the morning, I return to attend all the an...
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Royal Moscow Ballet empower budding ballerinas in South Africa

Royal Moscow Ballet empower budding ballerinas in South Africa

The Royal Moscow Ballet took a break from their tour of South Africa to teach budding young ballerinas in Pretoria. The free session was part of the Learn To Fly Enrichment Ballet Programme, which empowers young girls aged between 10 and 12.
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This is the world's first Islamic baby pray gym!

This is the world's first Islamic baby pray gym!

The world's first Islamic baby prayer gym has been presented by Preston-based company ‘Mini Muslims’. The gym features a music box which comes pre-loaded with audios of Koranic recitation, Islamic nasheeds, and lullabies. It is priced at £69.99 ($...
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SUPERMUM! Dog gives birth to 18 pups!

SUPERMUM! Dog gives birth to 18 pups!

A Cane Corso dog called Kira has given birth to a whopping 18 pups in Voronezh! It started off like any other birth, one pup popped out, but then they just kept on coming. However, this wasn’t even the most difficult part, keeping 18 starving mout...
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70 year old grandmother single-handedly looks after 17 children in Afghanistan

70 year old grandmother single-handedly looks after 17 children in Afghanistan

Janat Bebe's son and two grandsons were police officers who were killed on duty. Between them, they left behind 17 children that the 70-year old woman now has to raise on her own in the Afghan village of Shemal.
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Georgian man transforms sewing machines into steampunk vehicle models

Georgian man transforms sewing machines into steampunk vehicle models

Georgian modelling enthusiast Vazha Khachauri has a talent for turning old sewing machines into steampunk models of vintage vehicles. Vazha’s collection consists of 12 models currently, not including the three he has given away.
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Oskar Schindler's possessions put up for auction

Oskar Schindler's possessions put up for auction

Personal items once belonging to Oskar Schindler, the German who saved more than 1,000 Jews during the Holocaust, were put up for auction in Amherst, New Hampshire. The items, which include a Longines wristwatch, Bezard/Gotthilf Lufftcompass, and ...
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First ever female-run French fries factory opens in Gaza

First ever female-run French fries factory opens in Gaza

A new factory run entirely by women has opened its doors in Gaza. It specialises in processing potatoes in order to make French fries.
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You gotta be kitten! Tiger and lion cubs become best buds in Sochi

You gotta be kitten! Tiger and lion cubs become best buds in Sochi

A four-month-old tiger cub called Smurfik and three-and-a-half-month-old lion cub Eva has become inseparable at the zoo in Sochi’s Oktiabrski Spa. The two partners in crime love nothing more than to explore the world, eat and sleep together. They ...
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Jewish Carnival Club revived in Cologne after 80 years

Jewish Carnival Club revived in Cologne after 80 years

The Carnival Club 'Koelsche Kippa Koepp' has been revived after 80 years, with an official event taking place at the Synagogue in Cologne.
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800-year-old Hebrew book confiscated in Diyarbakir

800-year-old Hebrew book confiscated in Diyarbakir

Turkish security forces confiscated an 800-year old Hebrew book in an anti-trafficking operation in the south-eastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir.
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This infinite artwork is generated by an AI 'brain'

This infinite artwork is generated by an AI 'brain'

An artwork featuring an infinite stream of portraits of people who have never existed, is set to go up for auction at Sotheby's auction house. The portraits are all generated by artificial intelligence, taking the form of a 'brain' housed in a wal...
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Meet Zahra Lari, the first figure skater to compete wearing a hijab

Meet Zahra Lari, the first figure skater to compete wearing a hijab

Zahra Lari is breaking boundaries as the first hijab-wearing athlete to compete on ice internationally as a figure skater. The 23-year-old previously had a point taken off her for violating regulations by wearing a hijab at the 2012 European Cup. ...
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Retro Czech hospital helps seniors feel young again

Retro Czech hospital helps seniors feel young again

An unusual retro-style therapeutic room for elderly patients has opened at the Vitkovicka hospital in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Designed and furnished as a typical Czech flat in the 1960s and 1970s, it's aimed at promoting the patients' recovery by...
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Aero India 2019 wows crowds with impressive aerial manoeuvres

Aero India 2019 wows crowds with impressive aerial manoeuvres

The 12th edition of the Aero India Show kicked off at the Bengaluru air base on Wednesday, where 61 aircraft from all over the world are expected to perform impressive aerial manoeuvres.
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Rockin’ through recess! Chinese kids give BREAKdancing a new meaning

Rockin’ through recess! Chinese kids give BREAKdancing a new meaning

At Xi Guan Primary School in China's Shanxi province, students have a very different way of spending their breaks between classes. Guided by their teachers and school principal, they use their time off to shuffle dance. According to the school's 4...
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Drug lord El Chapo immortalised in Mexican merchandise

Drug lord El Chapo immortalised in Mexican merchandise

Mexican drug king-pin and former cartel leader Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman has had his image put on the front of keychains, coffee cups, t-shirts, decks of cards and even his own action figures in the Sinaloa town of Culiacan, Mexico.
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Meet Iris, the 75 year old bodybuilder proving it’s never too late to start training

Meet Iris, the 75 year old bodybuilder proving it’s never too late to start training

At 75 years of age, Iris maintains a perfectly toned bodybuilding frame that most people half her age would be jealous of. On her 74th birthday became a world record-holder for performing 21 pull-ups in a row. At 1.52 metres tall and 45 kg of most...
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