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  • Russian Model Dangles From Dubai Skyscraper In Superb Yet Terrifying Pic
    Too terrifying to look at and far too stunning to look away - those are the conflicting emotions this Russian model's picture will invoke in you. A breathtaking shot of Insta-famous Viki Odintcova, dangling from the top of a Dubai skyscraper without a harness or protective gear of any sort, has gone viral with a vengeance. And as if the picture of Ms Odintcova isn't anxiety-inducing enough, she's now shared a behind-the-scenes video showing just what it took to create the . Fair warning, it definitely isn't for the fainthearted.
  • The 6 Types Of People You Will Apparently Meet In The Arranged Marriage Set-Up
    'Me want gal from Jalandhar city, sweet like jalebi,' rapped Apache Indian in 1992 (millennials! gasp! 1992). Prospective brides and grooms of 2017 probably have slightly more exalted hopes of the arranged marriage set-up and this trending video, by YouTube channel Girliyapa, might help them prep for the multiple rounds of 'ladki/ladka dekhna' that awaits.
  • What USA Can Do With $21 Billion Instead Of Building That Wall. Love, The Internet
    A recent Reddit thread asked Redditors to suggest better uses for $21 billion than building a wall on the Mexico border, and true to reputation, users came up with answers that will make you laugh, and then think. Ranging from witty to thoughtful to downright hilarious, these answers are a must-read.
  • NASA's 'Space Poop Challenge' Is Over And It Went Boldly Beyond The Diaper
    During the 60-day challenge, 19,000 thinkers and inventors submitted 5,000 possible solutions. Some pooled their resources, working as teams. Others, like first-place designer Col. Thatcher R. Cardon, a physician and officer in the U.S. Air Force, thought up his design solo. Cardon's design, and the two other winning technologies, were announced Wednesday.
  • Tamil Nadu's #OPSvsEPS Saga Has Twitter In Splits
    As news came today that Edappadi Palaniswami will become next Chief Minister - the state's third in three months - Twitterati had OPSvsEPS trending in no time. Mr Palaniswami was handpicked by Ms Sasikala, who went to jail in Bengaluru yesterday to serve a four-year sentence for corruption. Tweets around this political battle are not all serious. Here are some of the funniest tweets for some comic relief as Tamil Nadu's political battle (hopefully) comes to an end.
  • VK Sasikala's 'Mighty Vow' Slapping Ritual Leaves Twitter Baffled
    Weeks ago, VK Sasikala, a political novice, had dreamed of becoming Tamil Nadu Chief Minister. A Supreme Court order not just shattered those plans but she was ordered to serve a four-year jail sentence. On Tuesday, as Ms Sasikala started for Bengaluru to begin her jail term she stopped at the beachside memorial of her mentor J Jayalalithaa in Tamil Nadu. And did something strange that set off a firestorm on social media.
  • IIT-Roorkee Students Dancing To Ed Sheeran's Shape Of You Is All Kinds Of Awesome
    Ahead of Valentine's Day, students from the prestigious engineering institute released a video of their dance performance to Ed Sheeran's Shape Of You - and it's brilliant. The video, which has garnered over 4.6 lakh views on YouTube in just two days, follows four students as they show off their dance moves in romantic pursuit of the women of their dreams.
  • Shahid Kapoor Deletes Post After Real Story Behind Pic Goes Viral
    Actor Shahid Kapoor learnt the hard way that sometimes the Internet needs a severe reality check. After facing severe backlash for sharing a viral picture that turned out to have an incorrect backstory attributed to it, Shahid deleted his Instagram post. He was among those who fell for the hoax.
  • 'Dear Google Boss,' Writes 7-Year-Old Asking For Job. Sundar Pichai Replies
    Of all the job applications sent to Google, this might just be the cutest. A seven-year-old, who seemed to have her heart set on working with the tech giant, wrote the most adorable letter to 'Google Boss' applying for a job. Her letter was so cute, she got a reply from the very top - 'Google Boss' Sundar Pichai himself. "I look forward to receiving your job application when you are finished with school," says the reply on a Google letter-head, signed by Mr Pichai.
  • 'Help Me Kill My Wife,' A Man Wrote In A Text Mistakenly Sent To His Ex-Boss, Police Say
    Authorities said a man in Washington state typed out a text message about a plan to hire someone to kill his wife and their 4-year-old daughter - but it was mistakenly sent to his former boss, not a hit man.
  • Dear Shahid Kapoor, Here's The Real Story Behind That Pic You Posted
    In yet another example of why you shouldn't believe everything you read on social media, a viral picture of a cheetah-impala hunt has created a stir online. It's not really the picture itself but a version of it with a 'supposed' story behind it that's causing all the uproar. The version has gone so viral, the actual photographer has shared a Facebook post to share her side of the story. Actor Shahid Kapoor, who Instagrammed the incorrect version, is among those who fell for the hoax story.
  • 'Salaam ISRO:' Twitter Rejoices As India Launches 104 Satellites In One Go
    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched 104 satellites on a single rocket from the Sriharikota spaceport, about 125 km from Chennai, in Andhra Pradesh today. India has become the first country to script history by succeeding in launching the 104 satellites in a single rocket.
  • The Obamas Tweeted Each Other The Sweetest Valentine's Day Messages
    A little bit of PDA is even cuter when it comes on Valentine's Day from the Internet's favourite couple - Barack and Michelle Obama. Yesterday, as people all over the world celebrated the day of love, the ex-POTUS logged on to Twitter to express his love for his wife, Michelle. We don't want to oversell this or anything, but their 'awww-inspiring' photos had us all gooey-eyed.
  • Forget Eggs - 245 Million Years Ago, This Long-Necked Sea Creature Gave Birth To Live Babies
    A quarter of a billion years ago, when a shallow sea covered what is now southwest China, a large, long-necked aquatic reptile got pregnant. That is an unusual fact by modern standards - many reptiles, such as birds, turtles and crocodiles, do not get pregnant, which is to say they do not incubate embryos within their bodies and give birth to live young; instead they lay eggs, as the average American, who eats 250 chicken eggs a year, could tell you.
  • Anand Mahindra Awed By South Korean Drivers' Response To Tunnel Accident
    In a world where everyone seems to be in a hurry to reach somewhere, this video shared by business tycoon Anand Mahindra comes as a breath of fresh air. It shows how citizens in South Korea worked seamlessly after an accident in a tunnel that blocked their route - the sort of cooperative action you'll never see on Indian roads.

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