Odd But True

Thieves dig tunnel under Kenyan bank, make away with over $482,000

Robbers in Kenya took a rather unconventional mode of entering a bank and making away with cash to the tune of 50 million Kenyan shillings (equivalent to $482,000). The police confirmed the incident which happened on Monday at the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) in Thika – an industrial town in Kiambu County, located north east of the capital, Nairobi. The ...

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Anti-LGBT politician resigns after being ‘caught having sex with man in his office’

An Ohio lawmaker who routinely touted his Christian faith and anti-LGBT views has resigned after being caught having sex with a man in his office. Wes Goodman, who is the Republican state legislator for Ohio, is married to a woman who is assistant director of an annual anti-abortion rally known as March for Life. The right-wing legislator, who pushed “family ...

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Man forgets where he parked his car; finds it 20 years later

Back in 1997 in the German city of Frankfurt, a man reported his car as stolen to the police. Twenty years later, the authorities in the city have tracked down the missing vehicle, only to discover that the man who owned it had in fact, just forgotten where he’d parked the car and had assumed it had been stolen. The ...

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Ex-Wrestler, Ric Flair confessess to sleeping with 10,000 women

Ric Flair has revealed that he bedded more than 10,000 women and drank 10 beers every day for 20 years. The WWE Hall of Famer from Minnesota, known to millions as The Nature Boy, gave a moving account of his personal life in ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary on him which aired last night. Bearing scars and bloodshot eyes, he ...

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Burundi orders unmarried couples to wed by end of 2017

Unmarried couples in the East African country of Burundi have until the end of the year to legalise their relationships through church or state registrations. In May, President Pierre Nkurunziza signed a new law which the government says will help protect women and create a more moral society, but some disagree. The government insists a legal document recognising a marriage ...

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Father finally reunited with daughter lost in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide

A 70-year-old father has been reunited with his daughter, 23 years after she was taken from Rwanda to Italy for adoption during the genocide, having been mistaken for an orphan. Jeanette Chiapello flew to Rwanda this month from Italy to meet her father, Leonard Sebarinda, after a brother had spent years tracking her down. Sebarinda last saw Chiapello, originally named ...

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UK: Goalkeeper sent off for urinating

Salford City goalkeeper Max Crocombe was sent off for urinating during his side’s 2-1 win at Bradford Park Avenue. The 24-year-old New Zealander was shown red in the 87th minute of the National League North game. “He was told by the steward twice not to do it and he went ahead and had a pee,” said Park Avenue secretary Colin Barker. ...

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Woman scammed $100,000 by ‘lover’ she met on Facebook

A 64-year-old woman has opened up about how she was swindled out of $100,000 after falling for a man she’d never met. Patricia Meister, from Queensland, struck up an online relationship with who she though was a dashing middle-aged businessman after he sent her a friend request on Facebook in 2015. Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, the woman revealed the moment ...

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Woman identifies childhood friend as homeless ‘lunatic’

A chance meeting between two childhood friends helped one begin a journey back from drug addiction after many years living on the street. It was early October and Wanja Mwaura, 32, was on her way to the market in Lower Kabaete, not far from Nairobi, when she heard someone shout out her name. She looked up and was surprised to ...

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Swiss flushed away about $3.1m in gold and silver in 2016

While London’s sewers can get clogged with fatbergs made up of grease and diapers, it seems Switzerland’s waste system is flecked with silver and gold. Researchers last year detected 3 tonnes of silver and 43 kg of gold in effluent and sludge from waste water treatment plants – amounting to around 3 million Swiss francs ($3.1 million). But before people ...

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