Odd But True

English magician predicts Neymar injury, Germany win before W/C


English magician, Dynamo, predicted Mario Gotze’s winning goal for Germany in their World Cup final triumph and the injury to Brazilian forward, Neymar’s injury before the start of the tournament. The renowned illusionist, two weeks ago on Sky Sports News handed a sealed envelope over to the host of the show, Rob Wotton, requesting that the envelope be kept by ...

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Scientists say smelling farts might prevent cancer


It has been a weird week in health news. First doctors said that Justin Bieber might save young boys’ lives (the “hip” bowl cut is actually a form of sun protection — skin cancer be gone!), and now scientists out of the University of Exeter insist that smelling farts could actually prevent cancer, among other diseases. Uh, okay. “Although hydrogen ...

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Mexican Mayor marries crocodile [Video]


The mayor of San Pedro Huamelula, Mexico, has wedded a crocodile as part of a local tradition. The village believes the marriage between the mayor and the crocodile, who is considered a princess, will boost the number of fish the village catches this summer. The local community gets into it — everyone in the village must donate toward the wedding ...

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‘Dead’ man appears at family gathering


Family members and friends who had gathered to mourn the death of their beloved took to their heels when the man who was supposed to be dead showed up. On Sunday, July 6, 2014, Mr Isaac Asante arrived home from work to find a crowd in mourning cloths in his house. A canopy had been erected, while dirges were being ...

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Sniffer dog finds child abuse images

A sniffer dog in the US is helping officers clamp down on child abuse

A suspect has been arrested after a dog trained to detect electronic circuitry found a memory stick containing images of child sexual abuse hidden in a tin box inside a metal cabinet. Rhode Island police received Thoreau from Connecticut police after the dog completed 22 weeks of training, which involved detecting gadgets for food. The only other US gadget-sniffing dog ...

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Husband demands divorce on his wedding night


A newlywed husband divorced his wife before they could even consummate their marriage after her ex sent him compromising photos of her. The couple had been wed only hours when the groom was passed a memory stick containing the pictures hidden in a bouquet of flowers. A note told him to look at the contents of the device and, when ...

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Brazilian names son Zinedine Yazid Zidane Thierry Henry Barthez Eric Felipe Silva Santos

Zinedine Yazid Zidane Thierry Henry Barthez Eric Felipe Silva Santos.

A seven-year-old Brazilian boy has been named after so many French football stars that he struggles to pronounce his own name. He is called Zinedine Yazid Zidane Thierry Henry Barthez Eric Felipe Silva Santos. The little Zidane, as he is simply known, can pronounce his first three names without a problem but stumbles after that. “I don’t know them yet. ...

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Jesus would have supported gay marriage – Sir Elton John

Sir Elton John, left, with civil partner David Furnish. The pair plan to marry next year.

Jesus would have been a supporter of gay marriage, Sir Elton John has claimed. The musician, who plans to marry his civil partner David Furnish next year in a “very quiet” ceremony, said that rules preventing gay clergy from marrying and requiring Catholic priests to be celibate were “old and stupid things”. He told Sky News’s Murnaghan programme: “The church ...

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Russia ban short police uniforms after skirts get too short


In Russian police force, uniform modifies you! Or at least the public’s perception of you. That is the principal argument behind the Russian Interior Ministry’s recent ban on short skirts and other uniform modifications, the Moscow Times reports. “When you meet people, the first thing you see is their clothing, and for a police officer fulfilling his duties, it is crucial ...

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Herbalist confesses to burying woman and daughter alive


Emotions ran high, yesterday, at the Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja, following the startling confession of a 64-year‑old herbalist, on how he buried a 68-year‑old retired Customs officer and her 10-year‑old adopted daughter alive in a shallow grave behind his shrine in Ajuwon, Ogun State. The suspect identified as Alhaji Olatunji Azeez, who was paraded by the command’s boss, Umar ...

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