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Female Soldier Slumps At Remembrance Day Parade

3 years ago /

The Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebrations in Oyo State almost went sour, yesterday, as a female soldier collapsed in front of Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, while on parade. Vanguard gathered that the soldier and her colleagues had been at the arcade for about five hours before the commencement of the programme around...

 

Woman, 57, Dies In Lover’s Apartment

3 years ago /

A 57-year-old woman who allegedly died in her lover’s apartment on January 2 under questionable circumstance has continuously stirred controversy. The woman whose name is Bonu Farriet, died in her lover’s apartment in Saru area of Badagry, an outskirt of Lagos State. According to reports, the deceased, who worked at Badagry General...

 

Man Caught Trying To Sneak 94 IPhones Into China After Strapping Them To His Body

3 years ago /

A smuggler tried to sneak 94 iPhones into China by strapping and concealing them around his torso - but was foiled when customs officers noticed his 'weird walking posture'. Embarrassing pictures show the man standing with his trousers down as officers reveal the startling number of mobiles attached to his body. He was seized...

Ekiti Police arrest man, 25, for raping woman, 85

3 years ago /

The operatives of the Department of Criminal Investigation, Ado-Ekiti have arrested one Familola Ayodeji ‘m’ of No. 17, Oke Ido Street, Ido-Ekiti aged 25 years for the rape of an 85 year old woman on the 25th December, 2014. According to a statement by the Ekiti Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Victor...

 

Man Challenged By Girlfriend To Propose On A 2,300ft Rock Ledge

3 years ago /

As proposals go, it was a memorable one.  Harald Six, 21, from Gent in Belgium planned the most original way to pop the question his girlfriend Hanna Troch. Hanna, 22, who also lives in Gent, made it clear, when it comes to suggestions of marriage, she expected something great and challenged him...

 

Chinese Passenger Opens Plane Door For Fresh Air

3 years ago /

A Chinese airline passenger pulled open an emergency exit as his plane was about to take off because he “just wanted fresh air”, Chinese media have reported. The man had not realised that opening the door was dangerous, staff members said. The safety scare on Sunday came days after a passenger on...

 

Meet The Brazilian Shopping Centre Santa Claus - Whose Whole Body Is Covered In Festive Tattoos

3 years ago /

As he greets the hordes of children in a town square outside Sao Paulo, Brazil, Vitor Martins, looks like your standard Santa Claus, with a big white beard, 'bowl-full-of-jelly' belly, round glasses and red robe and hat. But beneath the Father Christmas outfit hides what might be the world's most tattooed...

World's Oldest Two-Faced Cat Dies Aged 15

3 years ago /

The world's oldest two-faced cat has died at the age of 15 in the US. The Massachusetts feline, named Frank and Louie, had two mouths, two noses and three eyes. But one brain meant both faces responded in unison. Frank and Louie made it into the 2012 edition of Guinness World Records as...

120 Million Crimson-Coloured Crabs Emerge From The Jungle And Head For The Warm Waters Of The Indian Ocean

3 years ago /

This is the spectacular moment millions of red crabs on a remote in the Indian Ocean began their migration to breed more of the fire-coloured creatures. A sea of red moves on Christmas Island, 2,500km north-west of Perth, from the forests to the Indian Ocean where the crustaceans will mate. IT specialist...

 

2 Women Fight Over Baby Born By Maid

3 years ago /

A baby girl born by a house maid  in Lagos State, western Nigeria, has caused a fight between two women over who among them should take custody of the baby. The maid lived with a man, Oyekale Oladele and his wife Ngozi, who have been seeking to have a baby for...

 

Bird Lands On Tree Next To Python

3 years ago /

If this majestic dove thought it was safe from predators perching on the branch of a tree, it was clearly wrong - as it ended up becoming dinner for a baby python. Ranger Marc Lindsay Rea came across the incredible sight as he drove through the Madikwe Game Reserve, in South...

Peruvian Man Marries Tree For The Second Time

3 years ago /

A Peruvian man has married a tree for the second time in a bid to raise awareness about man-made environmental problems around the world. Serial tree-hugger Richard Torres tied the knot in front of a small crowd at a national park in Bogota, Colombia. After the symbolic ceremony, involving the placing of...

Woman Wakes Up In Morgue After 11 Hours, Then Ask For A Cup Of Tea

3 years ago /

After 11 hours in the morgue, a 91-year-old Polish woman started stirring. Janina Kolkiewicz had been declared dead by her physician in an eastern Polish town called Ostrow Lubelski. He found her without a pulse and filled out her death certificate, Polish newspaper Dziennik Wschodni reported last week. Her family started...

Saudi Man Divorces Bride On Wedding Night After Seeing Her Face For The First Time

3 years ago /

A Saudi groom who divorced his bride on their wedding night has been branded “totally irresponsible” and “utterly insensitive.” The couple has reportedly accepted to marry without meeting or seeing each other at least one time as is the custom with traditional families that allow the prospective groom and the future...

 

Fishermen Find Half-Digested Human Head And Leg Inside Giant Tiger Shark

3 years ago /

A group of five fishermen from the Philippines have discovered a partially-digested human head and leg inside the belly of a huge tiger shark. The men landed the beast, which the believe could have weighed up to 1,300lbs, last week before cutting it open and discovering the remains inside. But rather than...

Man Eats Insect To Loose Weight

3 years ago /

The bowl was set on the table in front of me next to the bottle of beer with a metallic clink. My mind did not even bother to process what it was that had been set in front of me; I was looking out over the Gulf of Thailand, talking, drinking...

First Lady Canvasses Elimination Of Harmful Widowhood Practices

3 years ago /

The First Lady, Dame Patience Faka Jonathan, on Wednesday canvassed for the elimination of harmful widowhood practices in the country. The first lady made appeal in Abuja when she received a delegation of women from Kogi, led by the Governor's wife, Hajia Halima Wada, during a courtesy visit to the Presidential...

Man Finds Out Wife Is Pregnant After Using Her Urine For His Drug Test

3 years ago /

An Egyptian bus driver found out that his wife was two months pregnant, after submitting her urine in place of his own for a mandatory drug test, the BBC reports. After he assured officials that the sample was his own, he was reportedly told, “Congratulations, you’re pregnant.” While more details were...

 

Diner Gives Up Waiting At Ukrainian Fast-Food Restaurant And Kills Himself

3 years ago /

A man wedged his head in a metal fence and then twisted himself to break his neck outside a busy Ukrainian fast food restaurant. Police in the north-eastern city of Sumy are investigating the bizarre and public suicide attempt, which took place in the middle of the lunchtime rush. The man was...

 

Couple Have Wedding Four Meters Under Water In A Turquoise Blue Lagoon In Bora-Bora

3 years ago /

These beautiful wedding shots capture the moment a couple tied the knot - underwater. The stunning wedding was organized by a dive club called Top Dive, which has launched a new concept for wedding tourism in French Polynesia. The bride and groom held hands as they stood in front of a Polynesian...