Alumni holds mass wedding at university

May 20, 2012

A total of 128 couples took part in a mass wedding at Zhejiang University in China. The event was held to mark the 115th anniversary of the institution.
The couples, from all over China, gathered at their school once again for the biggest event of their lives, after their graduation ceremony.
To participate in the mass wedding,.either the man or a woman in the couple, must be a graduate of Read more

Rekha takes oath as Rajya Sabha member

May 15, 2012

Veteran Bollywood actress Rekha has been sworn in as an MP in India’s upper house of parliament, the Rajya Sabha.
Taking her oath, the actress vowed to “faithfully discharge the duty upon which I am about to enter”.
India’s prime minister can nominate 12 people with special experience in “literature, science, art and Read more

Hen lays ‘eggless’ chick!

April 21, 2012

A Sri Lanka hen has given birth to a chick without an egg, in a new twist on the age-old question of whether the chicken or the egg came first.
Instead of passing out of the hen’s body and being incubated outside, the egg was incubated in the hen for 21 days and then hatched inside the hen.
The chick is fully formed and healthy, although the mother has died.
The government veterinary Read more

Sweden: Wedding ring ‘found on carrot’ after 16 years

January 2, 2012

A Swedish woman has discovered her wedding ring on a carrot growing in her garden, 16 years after she lost it, says a newspaper.
Lena Paahlsson had long ago lost hope of finding the ring, which she designed herself, reports Dagens Nyheter.
The white-gold band, set with seven small diamonds, went missing in her kitchen in 1995, she told the Read more

Miss Venezuela, 28, dies of breast cancer

December 21, 2011

Former Miss Venezuela Eva Ekvall, whose struggle with breast cancer was closely followed by Venezuelans, has died at age 28.
Her family said Ekvall died on Saturday at a hospital in Houston.
Ekvall was crowned Miss Venezuela at age 17 in 2000, and the following year she was third runner-up in the Miss Universe pageant in Puerto Rico.
She went on to work as Read more

The 30 seconds that could have saved the Titanic

December 5, 2011

Course should have been altered instantly
Experts have revealed that Titanic might have been saved from disaster if it had changed course just 30 seconds sooner.
It has been reported that a crewmember on the White Star liner, which set sail from Southampton in April 1912 but sank in the Atlantic after hitting an iceberg, had been warned of the obstacle ahead but waited half a minute before changing course Read more

Girls kidnapped to be brides in China

December 5, 2011

China is witnessing an increasing number of foreign women who have been cheated, kidnapped and smuggled into the country to become brides, a senior official has said.
Most of these women are from rural areas in Vietnam, Myanmar and Laos.
They eagerly want to find jobs in China or marry rich Chinese men to escape poverty, Chen Shiqu, director of Read more

World’s first sex school opens in Austria

December 5, 2011

While many people may think it’s an activity which should be best learned behind closed doors, an enterprising Swedish schoolmistress thinks otherwise.
Ylva-Maria Thompson has opened the world’s first international sex school to teach its students how to be better lovers.
The Austrian International Sex School in Vienna offers “hands on” lessons in seduction for £1,400 a Read more

First man functionally cured of HIV

November 12, 2011

Since HIV was discovered 30 years ago, 30 million people have died from the disease, and it continues to spread at the rate of 7,000 people per day globally, according to the UN. Now, after years of progress in holding back the disease, there is finally an apparent case of one successful cure.
45-year-old Timothy Ray Brown tested positive for HIV back in 1995, but now has entered the scientific Read more

Plane crashes into ferris wheel

October 1, 2011

An ultra-light plane has crashed into a Ferris wheel in a village north of Sydney, trapping four people, Australian officials say.
The Cheetah S200 plane with two men aboard did not topple the wheel after hitting it during a festival in the village of Old Bar.
The men and two children at the top of the wheel were trapped for some time before being rescued by a Read more

Erotic dancer forces flight to turn back

August 29, 2011

A flight from Moscow to London was turned back when a drunken female passenger started performing erotic dances in front of shocked passengers.
The 7am flight from Moscow’s main Domodedovo airport did an about-turn 15 minutes after the take-off on Friday because of the 39-year-old woman’s antics, Ria Novosti news agency reported.
”The woman was in a state Read more

China faces bride shortage

August 22, 2011

Experts have warned that millions of Chinese men of marriageble age may be living as frustrated bachelors by 2020 due to the country’s gender imbalance, a trend that will add pressure to social stability.
Boys under 19 outnumber girls in the same age group by 23.77 million, which leads to the inevitable conclusion that more than ten million men will have almost no hope of finding Read more

Prison officers having sex with prisoners

August 9, 2011

An investigation of Queensland prison officers has found evidence of corruption and conflicts of interest between prisoners and guards.
Queensland Corrective Services found that the interest ranged from “sexual activity” between guards and prisoners to suspected bribes, according to documents obtained under Right to Information laws.
Since January 1, 2009, there have Read more

New Missouri Law Bans Student-Teacher Facebook Friendships

August 1, 2011

Can you really ban students and teachers from being Facebook friends?
We’ll soon find out in Missouri. According to Missouri Senate Bill 54, which goes into effect on August 28, any social networking – including, but not limited to, Facebook – between teachers and students is prohibited.
It’s all part of an effort to “more clearly define teacher-student boundaries.”
However, KSPR reports Read more

Man stabs wife 100 times after reading killing manual

July 27, 2011

A man in UK stabbed his wife at least 100 times, after researching on internet sites like “How to kill someone” and “Top 10 tips on how to commit the perfect crime”, a court has heard.
Alfredo Merigo, 43, stabbed his wife with a steak knife as their two-year-old son sat near them in a chair. He later left his 40-year-old wife Linda dead on the driveway, the Sheffield Crown Court Read more

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