Reuters: Oddly Enough
British embassy cat in Jordan appointed chief mouser
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:06:52 -0500
AMMAN (Reuters) - At the British embassy to Jordan, a former rescue cat is settling into his new position as chief mouser - as a traditional well established in the ministries of London goes global.
U.S. Navy crew grounded after pilot draws penis in the sky
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:40:15 -0500
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy air crew was grounded on Friday after using their advanced fighter jet to draw a giant image of a penis in the sky with the exhaust, officials said.
Finnish police rap deputy minister for hiding in car boot in government crisis
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:05:19 -0500
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish police reprimanded a man for traveling in a car boot to hide his meeting with Prime Minister Juha Sipila during a government crisis last summer, saying this was breach of the traffic code.
I went to Brazil for a bath, says McLaren reserve Norris
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:32:17 -0500
(Reuters) - A canceled Formula One tire test meant McLaren reserve Lando Norris effectively flew all the way from Britain to Brazil this week just to take a bath.
'No cash, Carney?' Bank of England Governor unable to find wallet
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:34:59 -0500
LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney appeared unable to find his wallet on Thursday while attending a central bank event to promote public understanding of economics.
India gives 'king of sweets' a geographical tag to end bitter rivalry
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 09:20:08 -0500
KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - India has awarded a "geographical indications" tag to rosogolla, the king of Indian sweets, after a years-long battle between two neighboring states over the ownership rights.
Suitcase of sapphires and other gems worth 1 million pounds stolen from London train
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 05:16:32 -0500
LONDON (Reuters) - British police were hunting for an unidentified man on Tuesday after a suitcase containing 1 million pounds ($1.3 million) worth of gems was stolen from a luggage rack on a train at London's Euston station.
Australia 'brings a smile' with Ferry McFerryface, but not everyone gets the joke
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 01:14:19 -0500
SYDNEY (Reuters) - In the grand tradition of Britain's Boaty McBoatface, Australian authorities are christening one of the ferries crossing Sydney's world famous harbour Ferry McFerryface, but some union workers aren't amused.
Kenya craftsmen to build boat out of plastic waste
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:35:59 -0500
LAMU, Kenya (Reuters) - The beaches of Kenya's idyllic Lamu island are dotted with traditional Swahili stone and coral houses, mansions built by European royalty, the odd donkey and, increasingly, tidal lines of plastic trash.
'That's art?' Baby turns heads in Manhattan auction house window
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:09:20 -0500
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A sculpture of a baby sleeping in an unusual New York City exhibit has Park Avenue window-shoppers alerting auction house staff that a child has been “forgotten in the display.”