Barbra Streisand (75) singer and actress had her beloved 14- yearold Coton de Tulear dog Samantha cloned after her death in 2017, and now has two new pups. Streisand told Hollywood trade publication Variety in an interview that cells were taken from the mouth and stomach of Samantha.
While many single men and women in China tried to escape the blind dates their relatives set up during Spring Festival, the young people of a remote village in southwest China’s Yunnan Province attended a local mass-dating event, following a tradition that dates back about 1,350 years.
A family has adopted nine children from foster care to make sure that all the siblings can stay together. Peggy Smith and her husband Jacob from Tampa, Florida had no children until they came across a plea to help the kids on Facebook.
Germans take their day of rest very seriously. Shops are shut, people take leisurely walks and there will be absolutely no domestic drilling thank you very much. It is against the law to drill at any time on a Sunday.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the features and apps available on smartphones these days and miss the good old days when mobile phones were simple communication devices, you’ll probably love Light 2, a stylish “dumb phone” designed to eliminate time-wasting distractions from your life.
Vietnamese women looking to avoid the social stigma of having a child out of wedlock are increasingly turning to grooms-for-hire businesses that specialize in throwing fake weddings complete with fake grooms and guests for a hefty fee.
Most people at some point have had to play detective with an item they ordered online. While a bit of sleuthing can occasionally be fun, it may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to a trial Amazon are quietly rolling out.
Yodellers in Switzerland have something to sing about after a university revealed it will offer degrees in the alpine art-form. The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Luasa) will run a three-year bachelor’s degree and a twoyear master’s, starting from the 2018-19 academic year.
A Japanese Kayabuki bar in Utsunomiya is attracting attention from tourists due to the fame of its most popular waiters -- 17-year-old macaque named Fuku-chan. Kaoru Otsuka said his first pet monkey, Yacchan, was given to him by an acquaintance several years ago.
In the Iranian city of Shiraz is a unique restaurant, built entirely of salt. Walls, tables, chairs and even the stairs are made of this white mineral. Visitors appreciated not only by the creativity institutions, but also the benefits that it brings health.
Each spring, from 22 March to 13 May, the Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, Holland come alive with blooming flowers in every colour of the rainbow. Come tip-toe through the tulips at the world’s largest flower gardens from 22 March to 13 May 2018.
If you’ve been looking for something to help you leave the house even less than you currently do, you’re probably going to love “Human Uber” a tech concept that allows people to be present anywhere using another person’s body.
Two straight best friends from Dublin, Ireland, decided to get married in order to avoid paying around $60,000 in inheritance tax. Murphy had planned to give his house to his best friend, but was surprised to find out how much the inheritance tax would be.
The Tea Terrace, based in House of Fraser’s Oxford Street branch, has become Europe’s first location to deliver the “Selfieccino,” which features an image of customers’ faces on the frothy topping of their drinks.
Search giant Google is set to acquire five acres of land to build new offices on the site of an old U.S. Air Force Base. The company will construct a Google campus that’ll include two large office buildings at the site.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records “Dadaepo Sunset Fountain of Dreams”, a 2,519-squaremeter fountain installation at Dadaepo beach in Busan Metropolitan City the world’s biggest floor music fountain.
In recent years, Icelanders have started to appear exotic and slightly weird. As recently as twenty years ago, they preferred to be like citizens in any other European country – but there’s money to be made by standing out from the crowd.
Muhammad Sameer (14) from Karachi, Pakistan, is being dubbed as a “human owl” because of his ability to turn his head a complete 180 degrees to look directly behind him. Muhammad Sameer, from Karachi, uses his hands to help rotate his head back over his shoulders.
Every December 25th, in Takanakuy, Peru the annual tradition of getting together as a community, and beating the snot out of each other to settle old grudges, all followed and celebrated in tandem with drinking, dancing, music and family support!
The last Leonardo da Vinci painting in private hands sold for $450m after a fevered, 19-minute round of bidding at Christie’s in Manhattan, New York shattering the record for the most expensive piece of art ever sold.
It seems dating in the sea is just as complex as on land, with male dolphins off the West Australian coast observed offering up presents to females and cultivating “wing man” relationships to help each other score a mate.
Norwegian percussionist and ice musician Terje Isungset creates music from instruments made entirely out of ice. In 1999, Norwegian jazz musician Terje Isungset was invited to create music in a frozen waterfall.
The new trend for replacing your tree with a stepladder can look awesome or simply awful. If having pine needles all over your house is too much for you to bear, or space is at a premium, then grab a stepladder and some lights, we’ve got the solution.
The Winter Lights Festival (1 - 4 February 2018) is an annual event that stimulates the city life in the midwinter. The Festival celebrates both the winter world and the growing light after a long period of darkness.
If you celebrate Chinese New Year, it falls on February 16th, and the festival will last to March 2nd, about 15 days in total. According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2018 is the year of the Dog and its characteristic word is action.
Halloween falls every year on 31st October, which was a Tuesday this year. It is widely thought that Halloween traditions came from Celtic harvest festivals of Samhain, although some people support the view that Halloween began independently as a Christian festival.
Dutch art and design collective Atelier Van Lieshout describes their12 metres in height artwork ‘Domestikator’ as ‘a large scale artwork that serves as a totem, a temple and a beacon’. According to them, it symbolizes ‘the power of humanity over the world’.
Titled Flesh Love, Tokyo-based photographer Haruhiko Kawaguchi features bizarre portraits of couples tightly encased inside vacuum-sealed plastic bags. According to Kawaguchi, it’s a way for people to express “how close and in love they are”.
Diwali celebrates the Hindu belief that good will always triumph over evil. The date of the festival is calculated according to the position of the moon and the Hindu lunar calendar and is usually in October or November.