The Malta Independent 28 June 2017, Wednesday


NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Sunday, 25 June 2017, 06:09 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked...

Huge, homely mastiff named Martha wins world's ugliest dog

Saturday, 24 June 2017, 06:46 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

Martha (above) is big, ugly, lazy and gassy. And a world champion. In a competition annually dominated by the old, the tiny, and the hairless, the 3-year-old, 125-pound Neapolitan Mastiff used...

Woman caught shoplifting said she was studying kleptomania

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 06:17 Last update: about 14 days ago Associated Press

A Wyoming college student who told officers she was working on a term paper on kleptomania after she was caught shoplifting faces three felony charges. The Gillette News Record reports...

United Airlines investigates report that rabbit died on flight

Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 12:42 Last update: about 2 months 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 3 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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...

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