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  • Travel The World, But Make Sure Mom Knows You're OK, Like This Man Does
    It's not unusual for mothers to worry about their children. "Have you reached safely?" "Did you eat something?" "Is it too hot/cold there?" - and all they want to hear on the other end is "Mom, I'm fine."
  • Twitter Trolls Virender Sehwag Over 'Hot' Headgear. Reply Awaited
    In a tweet shared on December 7, the cricket icon shared a solo shot of himself. What's noteworthy here is that Viru, who is exceptionally out-spoken on the social networking site, posted it sans a caption. Let's see if you can spot what everyone's tweeting about the picture.
  • Dubai's Crown Prince Sips Coffee On Skyscraper In Stunning Skyline Video
    This is what the good life looks like. The Crown Prince of Dubai, Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, recently shared a breathtaking video of the city's skyline. And it will both terrify you and make you green with envy at the same time.
  • British Woman Returns Book To Library After 130 Years
    Some 130 years after her grandfather borrowed a book from his school library, a woman in the UK has returned it with an apology letter, saying "your former pupil appears to have stolen" it.
  • YouTube Rewind 2016: The Year's Most Viral Videos Are...
    The year 2016 has almost drawn to a close and just like Twitter sharing the year's most famous tweets, trends and hashtags, YouTube too has released their awesome 'year in rewind' video. A mashup and recreation of 2016's most viral moments and videos, 'YouTube Rewind 2016' brings over 200 viral stars, vloggers and celebrities together.
  • Ice-Cream Cone With 121 Scoops Sets Guinness World Record
    A new Guinness World Record has been set in Italy for the most ice-cream scoops balanced on a cone, with an incredible 121 balls of the frozen dessert piled on one cone.
  • See You! 1.2 Million People RSVP For Party After Dad's Invite Goes Viral
    A Mexican teen has more than one million people who say they'll attend her 15th birthday party - thanks to her father's invite, which has gone viral on Facebook. Scroll down to watch video.
  • Man Punched Kangaroo To Rescue Dog. Over 22 Million Views For Video
    Everyone's heard the saying that dogs are a man's best friend but here's one video which proves man is more than happy and ready to risk his life to reciprocate that friendship. A video, which has gone crazy viral, shows a man sucker punching a huge kangaroo in the face to save his dog. Since being shared on December 4, it has collected over 22 million views on YouTube and has been trending as well.
  • Virat Kohli Defending Anushka Sharma Is 2016's Most Retweeted Tweet
    With 2016 nearly at the end (can we hear a hallelujah), Twitter has officially announced the year's most retweeted tweet. For an otherwise heartbreaking year (can we ever move on from Brangelina), it was also the year love won when Indian Test Captain Virat Kohli stood up for rumored girlfriend Anushka Sharma against trolls on Twitter. With nearly 40,000 retweets, his tweet is now the 'Golden Tweet' of the year.
  • Jayalalithaa's 'Stinker' To Journalist About Turning Down Rajinikanth Film
    In the 1980 letter, addressed to a 'Piousji' for a magazine column called 'Khaas Baat', Ms Jayalalithaa clarified that she wasn't "struggling to stage a comeback" and had in fact turned down an offer to work with superstar Rajinikanth.
  • This Robot Beats The Stereotype Of Being Smart. It's Super Fit
    Researchers have designed a small robot that can leap into the air and then spring off a wall, or perform multiple vertical jumps in a row, resulting in the highest robotic vertical jumping agility ever recorded.
  • Indian Guru's Cake Is Record Breaking, Fire Extinguisher For Candles
    A new Guinness World Record has been set in the US for most candles on a birthday cake - where a staggering 72,585 candles were lit on the occasion of late Indian spiritual leader Sri Chinmoy's 85th birth anniversary.
  • Men Tend To Overeat In Social Events: Study
    Gorging at a holiday meal or a BBQ might have more to do with men's ego than the quality of food, as eating more than friends is seen as a show of virility and strength, a new study has found.
  • Woman's Hilarious Texts To Husband About 'Coyote' She Got Home Go Viral
    When preschool teacher Kayla Eby from Oregon, USA, texted her husband about the stray dog she brought home, it didn't seem like anything out of the extraordinary. Until, that is, her husband realized that what his wife thought was a little puppy was actually a wild coyote.
  • Walked 1,000 Km In 20 Trips To Dubai Court. Sushma Swaraj Brings Him Home
    Almost a week ago, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted about an Indian man who walked a distance of 1,000 km over a period of two years to attend court proceedings in Dubai just to obtain a flight ticket to return home. Ms Swaraj, who is in hospital being treated for kidney failure, said she had asked for a report from the Indian Embassy in Dubai. Earlier today, Ms Swaraj tweeted again, to say that Jagannathan Selvaraj is finally home and back in his village.

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