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Gulp! Georgian boy solves six Rubik's cubes under water in one breath

TBILISI (Reuters) - An 18-year-old student from Georgia solved six Rubik's Cubes under water in one breath on Friday, in a bid to set a new Guinness World Record. Vako...

Friday, August 17, 2018, 2:50 PM

Gulp! Georgian boy solves six Rubik's cubes under water in one breath

TBILISI (Reuters) - An 18-year-old student from Georgia solved six Rubik's Cubes under water in one breath on Friday, in a bid to set a new Guinness World Record. Vako...

Friday, August 17, 2018, 2:50 PM

Swiss brothers get ready to refloat the bubble car

By John Revill ZURICH (Reuters) - With its quirky egg shape and minimalist interior, the bubble car was a symbol of cheap and cheerful mobility on European roads in the 1950s and 60s. Today, two Swiss brothers are...

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 1:30 PM

Karachi's rooftop cattle get a crane lift to the ground

KARACHI (Reuters) - Residents of Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, watched as cattle were lowered by crane from the top of a four-storey home ahead of the Muslim festival Eid al...

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 8:00 AM

Muja the alligator still alive and snapping in his 80s at Belgrade Zoo

BELGRADE (Reuters) - American alligator Muja arrived at Belgrade Zoo on the eve of the Second World War and is believed to be the oldest of his kind in captivity, and still in good health with a hearty appetite for his age, his handlers said on...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 7:05 AM

Trump 'live figure' thumps Merkel at Berlin's Madame Tussauds

BERLIN (Reuters) - Madame Tussauds in Berlin unveiled its latest attraction on Tuesday - a posturing Donald Trump figure striking a picture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel on a punchball. Unlike the usual wax figures, the new moving "Trump" in...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 1:10 PM

Trump 'live figure' thumps Merkel at Berlin's Madame Tussauds

BERLIN (Reuters) - Madame Tussauds in Berlin unveiled its latest attraction on Tuesday - a posturing Donald Trump figure striking a picture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel on a punchball. Unlike the usual wax figures, the new moving "Trump" in...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 1:10 PM

Paris residents peeved at very public eco-friendly urinals

By Jack Hunter PARIS (Reuters) - A new set of eco-friendly but completely exposed urinals deployed on the streets of Paris are provoking uproar from locals...

Monday, August 13, 2018, 10:00 AM

Paris residents peeved at very public eco-friendly urinals

By Jack Hunter PARIS (Reuters) - A new set of eco-friendly but completely exposed urinals deployed on the streets of Paris are provoking uproar from locals. One of the bright red "urinoirs" installed on the Ile Saint-Louis, not far...

Monday, August 13, 2018, 10:00 AM

Face value: Australians seek free portraits of Queen Elizabeth

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australians by the dozen are demanding portraits of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, after a news item drew attention to an obscure rule entitling them to such articles from local politicians. Federal politicians in Australia, a constitutional...

Friday, August 10, 2018, 6:05 AM

Who let the goats out? Runaway herd invades Idaho neighborhood

By Gina Cherelus (Reuters) - More than 100 goats burst into a neighborhood in Boise, Idaho, on Friday, startling residents and captivating spectators on social media as they...

Friday, August 3, 2018, 5:41 PM

Who let the goats out? Runaway herd invades Idaho neighborhood

By Gina Cherelus (Reuters) - More than 100 goats burst into a neighborhood in Boise, Idaho, on Friday, startling residents and captivating spectators on social media as they...

Friday, August 3, 2018, 5:40 PM

Christmas comes early for London department store

By Hanna Rantala LONDON (Reuters) - On a hot summery Thursday in London, Santa Claus turned up 144 days early wearing a studded leather jacket to open the new Christmas shop at department store Selfridges. Holding a guitar and sporting black...

Thursday, August 2, 2018, 11:30 AM

Six-year-old YouTube star brings his own toy line to Walmart

(Reuters) - A 6-year-old boy whose toy reviews have drawn billions of views on YouTube will debut his own line of slime, stuffed animals and other merchandise at Walmart Inc next month, the retailer said on Monday. The star of the YouTube channel Ryan...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 11:55 AM

Split concerns force Durex to recall some condoms in UK and Ireland

LONDON (Reuters) - Durex, owned by Reckitt Benckiser, has recalled some batches of its "Real Feel" and "Latex Free" condoms in the United Kingdom and Ireland due to concerns they may burst. "Our tests have shown that some batches which are currently on the...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 11:55 AM

And the world record for swimming along in a sack with hands & feet tied up goes to..

OHRID, Macedonia (Reuters) - Swimming instructor, lifeguard and adventurer Yane Petkov - Bulgaria's answer to Houdini and Michael Phelps combined - reclaimed on Tuesday the Guinness world record for swimming along with his hands and feet tied...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 9:50 AM

Ready, steady, slow: snails slug it out at racing world championship

CONGHAM, England (Reuters) - The race starter stood up and shouted: "Ready, steady, slow!" The crowd cheered, but the competitors remained stuck at the start line. Welcome to the world...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 2:15 PM

Shaggy sheep shorn of massive fleece in Australia

(Reuters) - A sheep in eastern Australia is leaping about more lightly after being sheared of its massively overgrown fleece. In a social media post that has gone viral, farmer Graeme Bowden shared pictures of the sheep he dubbed "shriek 2". He said a friend...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 3:10 AM

Sun, sea and Santas: Father Christmases hold annual congress

COPENHAGEN — Braving Europe's heatwave, more than 150 Santas from around the world donned their heavy suits and full beards at their annual conference in Denmark. As the 61st World Santa Claus Congress kicked off in Copenhagen, many of the delegates — from countries as far away as...

Monday, July 23, 2018, 9:15 AM

Queen Elizabeth owns how many swans? Annual count gets underway

CHERTSEY, England (Reuters) - An 800-year-old tradition of counting the swans...

Monday, July 16, 2018, 2:10 PM