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  • Ironman Turns 'Ultraman'. Milind Soman Races 517 km Barefoot
    The model and actor finished the 'Ultraman' marathon - the world's toughest endurance challenge. He finished the marathon in 41st place after a 10 kilometre swim, 421 kilometre bike ride and 84.4 kilometres of running in a span of three days.
  • Chinese Mall Replaces Elevator With Slide. See The Fun Shoppers Had.
    A shopping mall in southwestern China's Chongqing city has built a slide to help shoppers get from the fourth floor to the ground floor in just 12 seconds and it looks insanely fun! Would you hop on for a ride?
  • This 2012 Mail Exchange Is Going Viral Because Of Donald Trump Clause
    A 2012 loan contract between two American brothers is currently going viral all over social media, thanks to an interesting clause mentioned in it. The 'contract' - complete with signatures of the two brothers and a witness - seems to have semi-predicted Donald Trump's rise to the presidency of the United States, five years before it happened.
  • Thrilling Footage Shows Man Jumping On Train Tracks To Save Little Boy
    The incident occurred in the central Russian city of Yekaterinburg when a little boy, believed to be eight-year-old, fell onto the railway tracks. The black and white footage, less than a minute long, shows him trying to get up and failing to do so. A few passengers can be seen hesitating on the platform before one bystander jumps down and scoops him up. He then passes him on to other people standing on the platform.
  • Bend It Like Him: Palestinian 'Spider Boy' Sets Guinness World Record
    This Palestinian teenager just set a twisted new world record. 13-year-old Mohammed Alsheikh aka 'spider-boy' broke the record for 'most full body revolutions maintaining a chest stand in one minute'. The teen twisted his extremely flexible body 38 times in his attempt in Jordan, beating the previous record of 29.
  • 'Kindly Allow Us Late Night,' They Wrote In Hilarious Letter To Warden
    If you've lived in a hostel at any point in your life, this application informing a warden about a 'late night' will have you empathizing yet laughing out loud. Two 'stressed and disappointed' students wrote a formal letter to their warden, requesting her to allow them to return to the hostel after hours. The letter eventually made its way onto Facebook and has since been making several people giggle. It's not the letter itself but the hilarious reason stated by the women that's causing all the reactions.
  • Band, <i>Baaja</i>, Ballot: Lucknow Bride Delays <i>Bidaai</i> To Vote In State Polls
    On Sunday, as Uttar Pradesh voted in phase three of elections, one bride in Lucknow decided to delay her wedding ceremony. Here's why.
  • 'Puppy Parental Leave' Is Now A Thing. How Paw-Some Is That?
    "We know only too well that having a new arrival - whether a mewling pup or unsettled rescue dog - can be stressful for human and hound both. So we are becoming the first in our industry to give our staff a working week's leave on us to help settle a new furry family member into their home," says the endearing announcement on BrewDog's website.
  • Sushma Swaraj's Husband Has The Best Responses To Tweets About His Wife
    By now, it's been clearly established that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's husband Swaraj Kaushal's Twitter swag rivals hers equally. The former Mizoram Governor is often flooded with tweets on the social networking site and he always seems to have the most hilarious replies to them - case in point, his response to a certain someone wondering why he doesn't follow his wife on Twitter. "Because I am not stranded in Libya or Yemen," he replied late on February 17. His reply has since garnered almost 4,000 'likes' and over 1,600 retweets so far.
  • Honey, I Shrunk The President. ROFL 'Tiny Trump' Memes Win The Internet
    A new Reddit community called Tiny Trumps has taken it upon itself to post photoshopped pictures of the President, shrunk in size and tiny in stature. The thread takes older official pictures and gives them a funny twist. We round up the seven best photoshop jobs from this tongue-in-cheek thread. Take a look at how the latest Tiny Trump memes are taking over the Internet, one picture at a time.
  • Elephant Blows Out 56 Candles On Birthday Cake
    With a cake made of watermelon, papaya, bananas, carrots and corncobs, Guatemala's elephant Trompita celebrated her 56th birthday on Sunday.
  • Want To Get Rid Of A Rat? Video Of Girls' Genius Method Gets 9 Million Views
    When you think of college students, jugaad is thy name. They possess life hacks like no textbook can ever teach you. Give them a problem and they will come up with the smartest solutions. The same can be said for Jody Mackin, a student at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh in US. When faced with a rat infestation in her home, the college student and her roommates decided to get a little innovative.
  • Like Father, Like Son. Steve Irwin Junior Impresses Crowd On Tonight Show
    It was in 2003 when Steve Irwin, the crocodile hunter, brought a gigantic snake to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. 14 years later, his now teenage son, Robert Irwin, recreated the image as he made his first appearance on the late night show with host Jimmy Fallon. 13-year-old Robert introduced the host to a bunch of exotic animals including a giant red tail boa constrictor. While most of us would squirm with fear around wild animals, like the host himself, the young Robert was a total natural as he held a crocodile, a snake and a screaming armadillo with equal ease. He also brought along a fluffy visitor, a 25-pound sloth Serenity who refused to let Jimmy go.
  • IIT Roorkee Boys Explain How Their Video Went So Totally Viral
    If you thought the Indian Institute of Technology was just a polite name for nerd haven, it is as good a time as any to revisit that opinion.
  • Trending: This Spider vs Snake Face Off Is Deadly. Guess Who Wins?
    Forget David versus Goliath, this duel between two poisonous predators will have you hanging on the edge of your seat. That is of course if you can handle the fact that this contest is between a redback spider and a snake. A video, showing the anxiety-inducing fight between the two creatures, is currently trending on YouTube. Even if creepy-crawlies such as these invoke the heebie-jeebies in you, it'll be very hard for you to look away from this fight.

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