Cuban man advertises for companies on 24 foot-high cycle

Cuban man advertises for companies on 24 foot-high cycle

Cubans are adept at inventing ways to earn cash but Felix Guirola stands – or rather, cycles – head and shoulders above them. The handyman, who loves heights, provides advertising space for companies on homemade bikes that tower up to 7.5 meters (24.61 ft). He rides them around Havana in...

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Mercedes beats BMW after a decade as biggest luxury carmaker

Mercedes beats BMW after a decade as biggest luxury carmaker

Mercedes-Benz sales overtook BMW last year for the first time in more than a decade, a feat achieved, ironically, only after parent company Daimler stopped chasing market share and focused on making stylish high-tech cars. On Monday, Bavaria-based BMW said it sold 2,003,359 cars in 2016, less than the 2,083,888...

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Man took 846 days to reach London from Sydney without flying

Man took 846 days to reach London from Sydney without flying

If you don’t like flying but are keen to visit Australia, then listen up as a man has found a way to do Sydney to London without setting foot on a single plane. Only thing is, it took him two and a half years and cost £20,000. 29-year-old Ty Dalitz...

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Man knits sweaters featuring famous landmarks

Man knits sweaters featuring famous landmarks

We all spend a while planning our holiday wardrobes but one man has taken it a step further and knits jumpers to wear on his travels. Sam Barksy from Maryland, USA, knits sweaters featuring famous landmarks such as Stonehenge, Times Square, or the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco Then when he visits the...

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First bus to run on biogas to hit Kolkata soon

First bus to run on biogas to hit Kolkata soon

Come end-March and the country’s first bus to run on human and animal waste will debut in Kolkata and ferry passengers on the 17.5 km route between Ultadanga and Garia that are 17 kms apart at a nominal fare of R 1 irrespective of the distance covered. As many as...

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Iceland’s first baby of 1980 has first baby of 2017

Iceland’s first baby of 1980 has first baby of 2017

The first child born in Iceland in 2017 arrived yesterday at just three minutes into New Year’s Day, Vísir reports, at the South Iceland health clinic in Selfoss. Herborg Pálsdóttir, the midwife on shift that night, told reporters that the child is a boy, and that the birth went without complications. This...

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Delhi woman first india to drive to Earth’s coldest town

Delhi woman first india to drive to Earth’s coldest town

Nidhi specialises in outdoor education, off-the-road jeep drives, and also has a lot of experience in long-distance and high-altitude driving. She has founded a platform called Women Beyond Boundaries to connect and encourage women taking up adventurous expeditions. “So.. it turns out that I did not get lost in the Siberian...

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Beauty contest for elephants in Nepal

Beauty contest for elephants in Nepal

Nepal hosted a beauty contest for elephants as part of the 13th Chitwan Elephant Festival, which began on Tuesday. The elephants were painted colourfully for the pageant, wherein they were judged for their decorations and the quality of their skin. A polo race for elephants was also held during the...

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US woman gives birth to twin girls in 2 different year

US woman gives birth to twin girls in 2 different year

In a rare case, a woman in the US state of California gave birth to twin girls in two different years. The births happened at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns in Kearny Mesa, San Diego. One girl, named Scarlett Annie, was born at 11.56 pm on Saturday, said Laura...

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