Odd But True

World’s third penis transplant successfully done in South Africa


World’s third penis transplant has been successfully performed on a 40-year-old man in South Africa by doctors from Stellenbosch University (SU) and the Tygerberg Academic Hospital in Cape Town. This is the second successful penis transplant performed in South Africa after the first operation in December 2014 by the same team. The 40-year-old recipient is reported to have lost his ...

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Zimbabwe pastor talks to ‘God’ on the phone during service [Video]


A pastor has claimed to have a direct phone number to heaven, after a video of him talking on the phone during a church service emerged. “I actually have a direct line which I can call Him on and get instructions on how to proceed,” Pastor Paul Sanyangore of Victory World International has been quoted as saying. In the video, ...

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Harvard student submits rap album as final year thesis


A Harvard student has become the first in the university’s history to submit a rap album for his senior thesis. Student Obasi Shaw, who will graduate from the prestigious university next week, produced his album Liminal Minds while other classmates wrote novels, poems, and short stories. The 10-track album is the first to be submitted as a senior thesis at the university, and weaves inspiration from ...

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Indian woman sets new Everest dual ascent record


An Indian has climbed Mount Everest twice in under a week in what may be a new woman’s record for the fastest double ascent. Anshu Jamsenpa, a 37-year-old mother-of-two, reached the summit on 16 and 21 May, tourism official Gyanendra Shrestha confirmed to BBC Nepali. The current Guinness record for a woman’s double ascent is seven days. News of Ms ...

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Man, 92, caught trying to lure 11-year-old for sex


A 92-year-old RAF veteran has become Britain’s oldest paedophile to be caught by online vigilantes after trying to meet an 11-year-old girl for sex. Ivor Gifford, of Abertillery, South Wales, faces jail after learning how to use internet chatrooms to meet young girls for sex. He was trapped by The Hunted One, a group aiming to catch child groomers by ...

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Lady murders father-in-law then takes selfie with his body


A murderess who took a selfie with the dead body of her father-in-law after she stabbed him to death has explained the sickening move, saying: ‘It was just something that made me really happy’. Amanda Taylor murdered Charles Taylor in April 2015, by stabbing him repeatedly at his home in Ellett, Virginia. She was sentenced to life in prison for ...

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Princess Mako to lose Japan royal status by marrying commoner


A member of Japan’s royal family, Princess Mako, is to surrender her royal status by marrying a commoner. The 25-year-old eldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito will become engaged to law firm worker Kei Komuro, also 25, whom she met while studying together. Japan’s imperial law requires a princess to leave the royal family after marrying a commoner. The move is ...

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Tourist beats 10-year-old boy over 20p toilet charge


A tourist has been caught on film battering a 10-year-old toilet attendant – after refusing to pay 20 pence (equivalent to 1 pesewa) to use the loo. CCTV shows the man with two blonde women approaching the lavatory in the red light district of Bangla Road in Phuket, Thailand, at 3.50am. But the boy Abdull Seesa – working as an ...

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People are marrying themselves, it’s called ‘sologamy’


If the secret to a happy marriage is finding the right person, we can all stop looking. At least, according to “sologamists.” They’re part of a growing relationship trend, in which people are tying the knot to themselves. Erika Anderson is one of them. “I would describe it as women saying yes to themselves,” Anderson said. “It means that we ...

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Scorpion terrorizes United Airlines flight again

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Another scorpion invaded another United Airlines flight from Houston on Thursday, prompting an evacuation of the plane, Houston’s KHOU reported. A passenger told the station that the scorpion crawled out of the sleeve of a sleeping man in the back of the Quito, Ecuador-bound jet. Eek! That’s when takeoff was delayed. The captain of my flight just told us it’s a scorpion ...

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