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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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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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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NASA scientist designs ice shelters for astronauts on Mars

NASA scientist designs ice shelters for astronauts on Mars

To protect astronauts from the harsh Martian environment, the best building material for a new home on the Red Planet may lie in ice, say NASA researchers. The surface of Mars has extreme temperatures and the atmosphere does not provide adequate protection from high-energy radiation.  The researchers believe that their...

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World highest bridge in China opens

World highest bridge in China opens

BEIJING:  The world’s highest bridge has opened to traffic in China, connecting two provinces in the mountainous southwest and reducing travel times by as much as three-quarters, local authorities said on Friday. The Beipanjiang Bridge soars 565 metres (1,854 feet) above a river and connects the two mountainous provinces of Yunnan...

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spanish town celebrates festival with eggs and flour fight

spanish town celebrates festival with eggs and flour fight

The eastern Spanish town of Ibi held its annual Enfarinats festival on Saturday, a colourful and messy fiesta which sees revellers launch eggs, flour and firecrackers at each other in a mock coup d’etat. The 200-year-old festival takes place every December 28th and coincides with El Día de los Inocentes...

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French man sails round- the world in 49 days to set record

French man sails round- the world in 49 days to set record

PARIS – A little over 49 days — that’s all it took Frenchman Thomas Coville to sail around the world alone, to set what French officials say is a new world record. Coville sailed into the Brittany port of Brest on Monday on his Sodebo trimaran. He rejoined his family, weeping...

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