118-Foot Largest Lego Tower In Israel Breaks World Record

Tel Aviv residents have built a world record-contending, 36-metre (118ft) plastic brick tower, featuring more than 500,000 pieces, to honour a young cancer victim in the Israeli city.The multi-coloured 'Omer Tower', named after 8-year-old Lego fan Omer Sayag, was completed using cranes in Rabin Square...

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Kosovans hang ties in protest at PM salary hike

Angry Kosovans hung hundreds of neckties on the fence outside the government's headquarters on Tuesday in protest after its leader justified doubling his own salary by saying that wearing smart clothes was part of his job.Protesters hung some 300 ties of various colours and patterns and even the odd shirt...

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In sea sickness and in health: Underwater wedding

A British army sergeant and a former diving instructor have taken the plunge for an underwater wedding.Thomas Mould, from Leicester, and American Sandra Hyde staged the unusual ceremony in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.The couple, who have been together for four years, used an underwater...

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Bengaluru Now Has A Logo Of Its Own. This Is How It Looks Like

In a first, an Indian city now has a logo, indicating its cosmopolitan nature.With a logo of its own -- crowdsourced through a contest which is part in English and part in Kannada -- IT capital Bengaluru has joined international cities like New York and Amsterdam.The logo in red and white is an initiative...

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Presidential Coin Undergoes A Trumpian Makeover

For two decades, the commander in chief has doled out distinguished-looking coins as personal mementos. Now, the presidential "challenge coin" has undergone a Trumpian transformation.The presidential seal has been replaced by an eagle bearing President Trump's signature. The eagle's head faces right,...

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House with 25ft great white shark on its roof could be given listed status by council

A house with a 25ft great white shark sticking out of its roof is set to be given listed status by a council who originally wanted it demolished.City councillors hated the monster 'jaws' built into the roof by owner Bill Heine back in August 1986 and refused it retrospective planning permission.However,...

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Photo Of Woman Finishing Her Exam While In Labour Goes Viral

If you thought your finals were tough, meet Nayzia Thomas. The new mum has gone viral on social media for a photograph that shows her writing her finals from a hospital bed as she prepares to give birth. On December 11, Nayzia shared a picture clicked by her mother which shows her typing away at her laptop...

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Can You Figure Out This Newly Discovered Optical Illusion?

Ready to have your mind boggled? Take a look at the image above. What shape are the lines? Do they look like curves, or zigzags?The image, spotted by Digg, is a new type of optical illusion published in the aptly named journal i-Perception. Discovered by Japanese psychologist Kohske Takahashi, it’s...

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World’s Longest Wedding Dress Train Sets Guinness Record

A Guinness World Record has been set in France for the world's longest wedding dress train, measuring over 8,095 metres long.Construction company Dynamic Projects, with the help of 15 volunteers, spent two months stitching individual pieces of the train before sewing them all together to form a whole....

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Mammoth Skeleton Sells For Nearly 550,000 Euros At French Auction

The nearly intact skeleton of a woolly mammoth that lived at least 10,000 years ago was sold at auction for more than a half million euros Saturday in the southeastern French city of Lyon.The giant skeleton -- mounted in a forward walking position with its enormous curved tusks with tones of caramel...

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