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A Chinese AI startup is tracking lost dogs using their nose prints

Megvii, a Chinese AI startup that supplies facial recognition software for the Chinese government’s surveillance program, is expanding its technology beyond humans to recognize different faces of pets. As reported...

Man throws, catches fire sword 64 times in one minute for Guinness record

A man with more than 100 Guinness World Records titles to his name added another when he threw and caught a fire sword 64 times in one minute. David Rush,...

Oregon students create world’s largest piece of chalk

A group of students at an Oregon college might have broken a Guinness World Record with the creation of a giant piece of chalk that stands more than 6...

Ruling the roost: Swiss judge imposes crowing schedule on rooster

A Swiss district court imposed a "crowing schedule" on a rooster last month after neighbours complained about the noise. The rooster is now allowed to be outside and crow to...

Lithuanian couple wins international wife-carrying championship

Vytatutas Kirkliauskas, with his wife Neringa, traversed a muddy course and won the annual wife-carrying championships in Finland on Saturday. It was the second consecutive victory for the Lithuanian couple...

Parents name son “Google” hoping it will give him a leg up in life

A baby in Indonesia has been awarded the title of “world’s strangest name” after it was revealed that his parents legally registered him as “Google”; no surname or middle...

Man balances running lawnmower on his chin for nearly 4 minutes

A Guinness World Records enthusiast balanced a running lawn mower on his chin for 3 minutes, 52 seconds in Idaho. David Rush said he trained for three years and three...

Abingdon woman died from ‘rat bite fever’

A woman died after catching so-called rat bite fever from her pet, an inquest has heard. Simone Stapley was bitten on the finger by her rat on 3 November...

Armed robbers steal 500 loaves of bread in Zimbabwe

A gang of armed robbers stole 500 loaves of bread during a delivery at a bakery in Zimbabwe earlier this week. According to The Chronicle, a crew from Lobel's Bakery was...

Court remands mason for causing harm to wife

An Accra Circuit Court has remanded a 35-year-old mason for allegedly using a mallet to inflict several wounds on his wife’s head and hand. Prince Kofi Oppong Sarpong pleaded guilty...

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Mother buries newly born baby alive

The Eastern Regional Police has arrested Jenifer Badu, 18, for allegedly burying her newly born baby boy alive in a bush at Owodokum near...

Origins of some idiomatic expressions

An idiomatic expression is a group of words which when taken together gives a different, figurative meaning than that of the individual words which make...

Man sits on toilet for 116 hours to set new Guinness record

A Belgian man spent 116 consecutive hours sitting on a toilet in a local bar in a bid to set a new Guinness World...