The Malta Independent 22 February 2018, Thursday

Oddities

Man with bionic leg to climb Chicago skyscraper

Wednesday, 31 October 2012, 20:38 Last update: about 5 years ago Malta Independent

Zac Vawter considers himself a test pilot. After losing his right leg in a motorcycle accident, the 31-year-old software engineer signed up to become a research subject, helping to test a trailblazing...

US woman wants roadside memorial to honour fish

Wednesday, 31 October 2012, 09:38 Last update: about 5 years ago Malta Independent

Animal activists want a California roadside memorial sign to honor fish killed during a container truck crash.   People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals volunteer Dina Kourda told...

2,000 sheep led through streets of Spain's capital

Monday, 29 October 2012, 13:45 Last update: about 5 years ago Malta Independent

Spanish shepherds led a flock of more than 2,000 sheep through central Madrid on Sunday in defense of ancient grazing, migration and droving rights threatened by urban sprawl and modern agricultural...

Snake on a plane! Glasgow airport gets a surprise

Sunday, 28 October 2012, 11:11 Last update: about 5 years ago Malta Independent

Scottish airport staff got a slithery surprise when they stumbled on a Mexican serpent stowaway under a seat.    The Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says...

Shark falls from sky onto California golf course

Friday, 26 October 2012, 11:58 Last update: about 5 years ago Malta Independent

Golf club employees in Southern California came to the rescue when a shark dropped out of the sky and flopped around on the 12th tee.   San Juan Hills Golf Club operations director Melissa...

Biology prof says eyeball may belong to big squid

Thursday, 25 October 2012, 16:24 Last update: about 5 years ago Malta Independent

Word that a giant eyeball washed up on a Florida beach has created a buzz on the Internet and in the marine biology community.   An assistant biology professor at Florida International...

US jeweller: Buy engagement ring, get free rifle

Thursday, 25 October 2012, 16:03 Last update: about 5 years ago Malta Independent

Have you spent your life hunting for the perfect wife? Maybe you have met the one but are feeling gun shy?   An Iowa jeweler is offering free rifles for husbands-to-be who spend at least...

Cafe's one-way mirror allows peeks into restroom

Thursday, 25 October 2012, 16:01 Last update: about 5 years ago Malta Independent

An Austrian artist has installed a one-way mirror in a Vienna cafe that allows men to peek from their restroom into the ladies room....

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