The Malta Independent 28 April 2017, Friday

Oddities

United Airlines investigates report that rabbit died on flight

Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 12:42 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

United Airlines is investigating a report that a giant rabbit died on one of its trans-Atlantic flights. Distraught breeder Annette Edwards from Worcestershire in central England told The...

Researchers name loud shrimp after Pink Floyd

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 20:49 Last update: about 14 days ago Associated Press

A newly discovered species of shrimp that uses a bright pink claw to create a sound loud enough to kill small fish has been named for Pink Floyd. The shrimp found on Panama's Pacific coast...

Watch: Reveller gets hit by a pigeon on Ferrari rollercoaster

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 09:43 Last update: about 16 days ago

A reveller trying Europe’s fastest and tallest rollercoaster was hit by a pigeon during the 112mph ride. The thrill-seeker was left with blood on his face after being whacked by the bird as...

Man chokes to death eating doughnut in 80-second challenge

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 07:54 Last update: about 22 days ago Associated Press

A man trying to eat a half-pound glazed doughnut in 80 seconds as part of a Denver doughnut shop's eating challenge choked to death, one of two people who died in such contests...

Restaurant refuses to serve man wearing breast cancer shirt

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 08:06 Last update: about 23 days ago Associated Press

An Atlanta man says he was turned away from a Birmingham restaurant because of his attire — a pink T-shirt that included a simple line-drawing of a pair of breasts and the words "Breasts...

Cuban uses condoms, tropical fruit to make own brand of wine

Monday, 3 April 2017, 07:57 Last update: about 24 days ago Associated Press

The sweet smell of fermenting fruit fills the streets around the modest Havana home where Orestes Estevez and his family fill glass jugs with grapes, ginger and hibiscus, then slip...

Complaints as UK's Daily Mail focuses on legs, not policy

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 11:51 Last update: about 30 days ago Associated Press

Britain's Daily Mail newspaper has sparked complaints with a front page photograph focusing on the legs of Prime Minister Theresa May and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. The photo of the...

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