Reuters: Oddly Enough
Chinese woman undergoes plastic surgery to evade $3.7 million debt: media
Fri, 28 Jul 2017 23:32:00 -0400
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A 59-year old woman from the central Chinese city of Wuhan transformed her appearance through plastic surgery in order to avoid 25 million yuan ($3.71 million) of personal debts, state news agency Xinhua said.
UK finance ministry's top cat toasts first year in office
Fri, 28 Jul 2017 11:47:14 -0400
LONDON (Reuters) - Twenty-two mice scurrying around Britain's finance ministry have fallen foul of the chief mouser to the Treasury since he took up residence one year ago with a mission to reduce the government department's rodent population.
Happy birthday carrot cake of sorts for Singapore's Canola the manatee
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:03:09 -0400
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Canola the manatee, hand-raised by her carers since she was abandoned by her mother at birth, celebrated her third birthday at Singapore's River Safari on Wednesday with a 2-metre (6.6-ft) high "cake" made of cabbages, carrots and sweet potato leaves.
No finders keepers in Berlin as small fortune turned in to police
Fri, 28 Jul 2017 07:12:26 -0400
BERLIN (Reuters) - A briefcase filled with 3,500 euros ($4,097) along with 22 gold bars weighing a total of 1kg and worth 30,000 euros was discovered beneath a tree by an honest finder who promptly turned over the small fortune to Berlin police, authorities said on Friday.
L.A. man accused of smuggling king cobras in potato chip cans
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:37:07 -0400
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles man was arrested on Tuesday after federal prosecutors said he arranged to smuggle into the United States three live, highly venomous king cobra snakes hidden in potato chip canisters.
No ho-ho-ho-liday as Santas meet in Denmark
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:15:44 -0400
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - It's summertime in Denmark but Santas from around the world are already planning for the festive season, with more than 150 gathering in Copenhagen to share some early Christmas cheer.
In nod to Hollywood, Italian bank robbers don Trump masks for heists
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 08:45:33 -0400
ROME (Reuters) - Italian police said on Monday they had arrested two brothers suspected of robbing dozens of cash machines while wearing masks of U.S. President Donald Trump.
Winning toilet paper gowns offered to brides-in-need
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:18:04 -0400
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A toilet paper wedding dress with 1,500 hand-cut butterflies made by a mother of two in her spare time won the $10,000 first prize in a quirky New York fashion competition on Thursday and a bride-in-need may have the chance to wear it down the aisle.
Cambodia widow sees dead husband in five-month-old calf
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:17:17 -0400
KRATIE, Cambodia (Reuters) - Cambodia's latest social media sensation is a five-month-old calf believed by a villager to be the reincarnation of her dead husband.
Swedish train to be named Trainy McTrainface in tribute to Boaty
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:32:44 -0400
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A Swedish rail operator has vowed to name one of its trains "Trainy McTrainface" after a public vote, saying it would bring joy to people disappointed when Britain rejected the name Boaty McBoatface for a polar research ship following a similar poll.