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WATCH: Daredevil free climber scales one of Europe's highest skyscrapers

Crowds watched as the 21-year-old British free climber made his way to the top of the 116-meter (381 ft) Melia Barcelona Sky Hotel in the Spanish city.

By REUTERS
02/04/2021

Activist turns anti-Nazi act into commodified digital art

The renegade human rights activist has turned his destructive political art performance into a non-fungible token - a digital piece of art that can be bought and sold.

'Angriest octopus' lashes out at man on Australia beach

A holiday swim gone wrong.

By REUTERS
01/04/2021
Egypt mummy

Did a pharaoh's curse cause Suez Canal crisis, other Egyptian disasters?

Many had feared a supernatural cause for many of Egypt's woes, having tied it to plans by Egypt's Tourism and Antiquities Ministry moving of 22 royal mummies to a new permanent exhibit.

30/03/2021
Illustrative Photo: Ahmed Hergal, founder of Italian restaurant L'antica Pizzeria DaPietro, adds ing

Tattooed Italian mobster nabbed in Caribbean thanks to his cooking videos

Biart made a fatal mistake. He and his wife posted on YouTube several videos of Biart cooking Italian dishes. Although they were careful not to show his face, police recognized him from the tattoos.

By REUTERS
29/03/2021
A handout picture released by the Suez Canal Authority on March 24, 2021

Suez Canal blocking ship drew a penis in water before getting stuck

Vesselfinder.com spokesperson Mihail Mitev confirmed to VICE News that the ship tracking data was accurate, saying "there is no room for some kind of conspiracies or false data.”

trio of Kemp's ridley turtle hatchlings

Baby turtles released into the sea in India - watch

Footage showed many baby turtles resting inside a basket.

By REUTERS
27/03/2021

Irish horse jockey suspended for testing 1,000 times above cocaine limit

He gave a reading of 150,300 nanograms per millilitre, with the threshold for riding set at 150 ng/ml.

By REUTERS
26/03/2021

Passover: Anti-Netanyahu protesters release 'Balfour Haggadah'

The 53-page online Haggadah has numerous alterations to fit the theme and criticize the prime minister, accompanied by several pictures and videos.

26/03/2021
Baby female rhino born in Ramat Gan safari (September 17, 2018).

WATCH: Baby rhino from Kansas plays 'Zoomies'

The baby rhino is three weeks old and is currently a little over 100 pounds.

By REUTERS
24/03/2021
A bright fireball, believed to be a meteor streaks across the sky over city of Austin, 2019

'Sonic Boom' heard in UK likely caused by 'daytime fireball' meteor

"Normally when you hear that it's a good sign that you have got rocks that have made it to the surface. It's incredibly exciting and I'm a bit stunned."

Police seize real gun disguised as Nerf toy in drug raid

While surprising and seemingly isolated, the incident is one of several regarding the easy confusion of toy guns and real guns.

A wax figurine of former US President Donald Trump

Donald Trump figurine in wax museum put away as visitors keep punching it

If wax figurines are damaged at this wax museum, they are usually sent to the factory for repairs. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, this was not an option with the Trump dummy.

Israel Elections: My ideal government

Looks at percolating issues in Israel's complicated social and religious fabric.

By THREE LADIES , THREE LATTES
18/03/2021

Naturally conceived quadruplets born in Israel in 1/700,000 chance

Multiple births are usually the result of fertility treatments • "Every time they brought me a baby outside, and all I could think of was 'thank God that yet another baby is okay,'" their father said

Nazi's infamous sex mansion to be turned into artists' commune, museum

Historians cite the location as the site where Goebbels had several extra-marital affairs with young actresses, including Czech film star Lida Baarova, before moving his family into the house.

Rep. Taylor Greene says Guam outside US, is offered cookies, history book

The humorous incident reflects a trend of people in the US not being aware of the overseas territory that has been part of the US for 122 years.

12/03/2021
A swarm of desert locusts fly near the town of Rumuruti, Kenya, January 31, 2021.

Exodus out of US: 17-year-locusts to emerge as Passover nears

The periodical cicadas will be visible in the American north-east from between around mid-May to late-June, visible in the vicinity of shrubs or trees.

Who let the dogs out? Champ, Major Biden kicked out of White House

Major, who was the first rescue dog in the White House, reportedly had a "biting incident" with a member of White House security.

09/03/2021

Giant manta ray spotted in Eilat in rare sighting

Despite their massive size, manta rays are harmless to humans, but are a rare sight in Eilat.

07/03/2021

Tons of Lebanese cannabis seized in Niger on its way to Libya

It is the largest cannabis seizure in Niger's history and the first shipment of drugs known to have come from Lebanon, Toro said by phone.

By REUTERS
05/03/2021

Nine San Diego apes become first non-human primates vaccinated for COVID

Each of the nine animals received two doses of an experimental vaccine originally designed for dogs and cats, with the apes exhibiting no adverse reactions, and are all doing well.

By REUTERS
05/03/2021

Another great flood? Pope Francis says God may reprise the biblical tale

Climate change could spark a flood of literally biblical proportions.

Doctor holding syringe

Surgeon joins court trial from operating room via Zoom

Scott Green appeared before Sacramento Superior Court Commissioner Gary Link’s virtual courtroom at Carol Miller Justice Center, donning his surgical scrubs, ready to proceed.

Rooster kills owner with cockfight spurs in India

The rooster was brought down to the local police station as evidence just before being promptly sent to a poultry farm.

WATCH:Czech free-diver breaks ice-swim world record

"This will do," Vencl said after emerging from his minute-and-half swim in water measured at temperatures of 3 degrees Celsius and pumping his fist in celebration.

By REUTERS
24/02/2021

Is Bonne Maman an anti-Nazi jam? The internet wants to think so

The company, whose founding families are famously secretive, isn’t taking any credit for the activity of its founders’ families during World War II.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA , PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
18/02/2021

Kansas City meteorologist apologizes after showcasing the cat Kitler

“I think Kitler kind of looks like Charlie Chaplin here,” Lee said, referring to the comic star of silent films who was born just four days before Hitler in 1889.

By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
16/02/2021
Superman

WATCH: Superheroes fight loneliness in children's hospital

The stunt on Monday was also timed with International Childhood Cancer Day in an effort to "express support for children and adolescents with cancer and their families."

By REUTERS
16/02/2021

Death Metal: Florida man uses uncle's skeleton to build guitar

The bizarre story begins with a heavy metal enthusiast from Tampa, Florida, looking for a way to commemorate his beloved uncle Filip who had died over 30 years ago.

Viral cat lawyer once drew attention for prosecution of a head shop owner

It wasn’t the first time cat lawyer Rod Ponton has made the national news.

By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
12/02/2021
Singer Taylor Swift receives the Tour of the Year award during the iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los A

Taylor Swift unveils unreleased songs on newly recorded 'Fearless' album

The original "Fearless," released in 2008.

By REUTERS
11/02/2021

Israeli animal rescuers zip-line cat trapped in palm tree to safety

Fire department ladders were too short to reach the cat, but dedicated rescue volunteers found a way to save its life.

09/02/2021

Puppy Bowl 2021 Is 'Bigger, Better, More Dramatic' After COVID-19

"We need puppies now more than ever."

By REUTERS
07/02/2021
Bright nebula gas cloud in deep outer space

Meteorites to be auctioned off for astronomical prices

Notable personalities expected to bid on the Christie's auction include Elon Musk and Uri Geller.

07/02/2021
Pizza (illustrative)

How to make an easy and cheesy pull-apart challah with pizza dip

You love challah. You love pizza. It might be time to combine these two cherished carbs together in one pan.

By SHANNON SARNA/JTA
05/02/2021
Emmanuel Macron

France's Macron: I will not surrender my umbrella

As Slovak Prime Minister Igor Matovic spoke to reporters before a meeting with Macron, the French leader used an umbrella to shield his guest from the rain.

By REUTERS
03/02/2021

Miami Heat to use trained dogs in coronavirus detection

The team will be the first in the NBA to use dogs to screen the public.

Will Smith's production company to partner with Israel's Teddy Productions

Tedy is led by Tmira Yardni, and considered one of the leading production companies in Israel.

By MAARIV ONLINE
27/01/2021
Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) arrives before the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President

Bernie Sanders sells mittens meme sweatshirt for $45

The proceeds from the shirt will all go to Meals on Wheels Vermont.

24/01/2021
Date cupcakes

Egyptian woman arrested for baking 'food porn' pastries

An Egyptian woman was arrested for reportedly baking sexually-themed pastries for a birthday party at Gezira, an exclusive sporting club in Cairo.

Magic mushrooms begin growing in man's blood after injecting 'shroom tea'

The man was discovered by his family days later. He had jaundice, nausea, diarrhea, extreme confusion (unclear whether that was due to the mushrooms or not) and was vomiting blood.

ZERO MOSTEL in Fiddler

In Flo Milli’s new single, samples of Zero Mostel’s ‘If I Were a Rich Man’

The 20-year-old rising star, whose real name is Tamia Monique Carter and is not Jewish, uses the chorus of the Zero Mostel recording of the song.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
16/01/2021
Nazi Swastika

Nazi monkey, goats main attraction at Russian state-run circus

The act was commissioned by the Russian Orthodox Church, who cited a 2020 amendment exempting them from the 2014 blanket ban on Nazi imagery.

13/01/2021

Divers attempt to ride endangered sharks near Hadera

The Nature and Parks Authority has warned that doing so is illegal and potentially dangerous, due to the sharks themselves and the strong currents.

10/01/2021

Puppy Bowl returns for fur-rocious action, now with puppy cheerleaders

Adoption is the main goal of the event, which shines a spotlight on shelters and rescues. So far, all iterations of the Puppy Bowl have seen an 100% adoption rate for all participants.

10/01/2021

Nashville bombing suspect may have believed in lizard people, aliens

Anthony Q. Warner's writings indicate he believed reptilians and lizard people controlled the earth and had altered human DNA.

By REUTERS
03/01/2021
Pope Francis celebrates the Mass of Saint Peter and Paul, in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, J

Pope calls Maradona a fragile poet; decries doping cheats

In a wide-ranging interview with Italian sports daily La Gazzetta dello Sport published on Saturday, Francis recalled his own days playing soccer as a child.

By REUTERS
02/01/2021
Double rum cinnamon cocktail

A Jewish bartender’s 5 tips for perfectly delicious homemade cocktails

It’s been a unique and challenging year for all of us; learning how to find joy and relax is more important than ever.

By MADDY ALBERT/JTA
31/12/2020

Zombies, asteroids and scholarship: Nostradamus predicts 2021

The French nobleman of Jewish origin was famous in his lifetime. His unique predictions, which some say were written with divine help, capture our imagination even today.

Israelis exercise at the Sky gym club of Rav Chen  in Jerusalem on May 12, 2020.

1 in 6 say coronavirus lockdown helped them reach weight loss goals

A possible explanation of the surprising results is that lockdowns giving people more free time.

Four Santa Clauses visit Tel Aviv beach for pre-Christmas volleyball game

Tel Aviv is not the only town to have been visited by jolly old St. Nick this year, even amid the coronavirus pandemic.

23/12/2020
Letters

Letter sent by British WWII soldier delivered after being lost 76 years

British Lance Corporal John Wheldon-Williams, who was serving in Italy, wrote the letter to Pat Moore in 1944.

Scientists, alien hunters study mysterious signal from nearby star

Though detecting radio signals from space happens regularly, they almost always have a mundane origin. But this signal's direction of origin and frequency changes have scientists excited.

20/12/2020

Volunteer sleuths crack 'Zodiac' serial killer's coded message

Like the murders themselves, solving the Zodiac ciphers has become an international fixation for true-crime followers.

By REUTERS
12/12/2020
Dreidel art

Virtual Dreidel: A game made for coronavirus Hanukkah

Rabbi Shayna Golkow knew she wanted to do something to help disappointed campers capture some of the spirit of the season.

By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
11/12/2020

Former Israeli space security chief says aliens exist, humanity not ready

This "Galactic Federation" has supposedly been in contact with Israel and the US for years, but are keeping themselves a secret to prevent hysteria until humanity is ready.

10/12/2020

Netanyahu and Eden Ben Zaken release duet to support Israel's elderly

"There are vaccines for corona, but there is no vaccine for loneliness," said Netanyahu.

Utah monolith mystery deepens as desert object vanishes

The riddle in the desert, twice as tall as an average adult, drew scores of the curious to see it, even though its exact location was not made public.

By REUTERS
30/11/2020

Buried under Serbian cornfield, Roman military HQ sheds its secrets

Covering an estimated 3,500 square meters, the headquarters - or principium - belonged to the VII Claudia Legion.

By REUTERS
29/11/2020
Empty bottle and the glass of beer on wooden table

Man leaves $3,000 tip for a beer at Cleveland restaurant closing for virus

The restaurant owner called the "incredibly kind and grand gesture" unbelievable, but "symbolic of the kind of quality folks we have known at Nighttown all these years."

A scene from  Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Rare books returned to owners after 'Mission: Impossible' burglary in UK

The men accused of the theft, who were jailed in Britain last month, were dubbed the 'Mission: Impossible' gang by UK media because of their acrobatic technique.

By REUTERS
10/11/2020

Champ and Major: Meet the four-legged members of the Biden family

Major will hold the distinction of being the first rescue animal in the White House, and will be a contrast to Donald Trump's notable lack of pets during his tenure.

09/11/2020

Russian bear, tigers predict Biden will win US elections

The predictive prowess of the Royev Rochey Zoo inhabitants made headlines in 2016 when one of its residents, a polar bear named Felix, predicted Trump's victory over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

01/11/2020

Austria prints a postage stamp to remember COVID-19 by, on toilet paper

The 2.75 euro "corona stamp" comes in sheets 10 cm wide, or a tenth of the 1 meter that the government advises members of the public to keep apart from each other.

By REUTERS
23/10/2020

37 meter cat-shaped Nazca line discovered in Peru

While most Nazca lines were attributed to the Nazca culture, this cat geoglyph seems to be significantly older.

19/10/2020
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participates in the first 2020 presidential campaign debat

Joe Biden sets up campaign headquarters on custom 'Animal Crossing' island

Visitors can spot Biden walking around the island. Should they try to interact with him, the nominee responds with one of his campaign slogans, "no malarkey."

18/10/2020
Walt Conti, founder and CEO of Edge Innovations, uses a handheld controller to move an animatronic d

Dolphins in theme parks could be replaced by robot models one day

"The idea of this pilot is really to create a kind of "Sesame Street" under water."

By REUTERS
15/10/2020

Dinosaur skeleton auctioned off for €3 million

The specimen is unusual because it is so complete: around 70% of the bones are present, and they were found aligned with each other, making it easier to reconnect them during the restoration process.

By REUTERS
13/10/2020

Super rare, purple-pink diamond up for auction, could fetch $38 mln

Mined by Russian diamond producer Alrosa, the 14.83-carat diamond was cut from the largest pink crystal ever found in Russia, Sotheby's said.

By REUTERS
12/10/2020

Mt. Vesuvius volcanic eruption turned man’s brain into glass

Charred wood found near the body allowed researchers to estimate that the site reached temperatures higher than 500 degrees Celsius, over 930 Fahrenheit.

By N’DEA YANCEY-BRAGG/USA TODAY/TNS
10/10/2020

Rare all-white tope shark caught in the UK for the first time

While finding a tope shark is amazing enough, as they are considered a critically endangered species, its made all the rarer for its lack of pigmentation, a rare sight on any animal.

07/10/2020

Brown bear 747 crowned fattest bear in Alaska

“This year he really packed on the pounds, looking like he was fat enough to hibernate in July and yet continuing to eat until his belly seemed to drag along the ground by late September.”

By REUTERS
07/10/2020

Pandemic prompts drive-through pet blessing in Philippines

From a safe distance inside their owners' cars, cats, dogs, and birds were sprinkled with holy water by a Catholic priest in Manila, as the nation's coronavirus cases continued to surge.

By REUTERS
04/10/2020

Russia arrests 2 men for stealing icon Putin donated to island monastery

Icons are an integral part of Russian Orthodox culture and are present at places of worship and used during religious celebrations.

By REUTERS
01/10/2020

Dead mayor comes out victorious in local Romanian elections

The posthumously acclaimed mayor, Ion Aliman, "won" the election by receiving 64% of the votes.

Canadian police arrest man over 'hoax' Islamic State activity

Shehroze Chaudhry, made social media posts talking about his role with Islamic State, gave several media interviews but a police investigation found the 25-year-old had no links to the group.

26/09/2020
Vissarion, who has proclaimed himself a new Christ, conducts a service during the "Holiday of Good F

Helicopters, armed police swoop in to arrest 'Russian Jesus' cult leader

Sergei Torop, aka Vissarion, has been running the Church of the Last Testament in Siberia since 1991.

Giant manta ray spotted off the coast of Eilat

Adi Barash, Chair of the Sharks in Israel NGO, said that such sightings are rare in Eilat.

One of largest known T. rex skeletons up for auction at Christie’s

“He showed it to scientists at the time who unfortunately misidentified it as a triceratops,” James Hyslop, Christie's head of Science and Natural History, told Reuters.

By REUTERS
16/09/2020

South Dakota A-G thought he hit a deer with his car, but it was a person

In his statement, Ravnsborg said he "immediately" called 911 after the accident and that the sheriff arrived to the scene shortly after.

By REUTERS
15/09/2020

A hundred-year-old postcard turns up in Michigan woman's mail

With the card tucked in among the usual bills and junk mail, Brittany Keech told CNN that she initially didn't give the card much thought.

Man breaks into Eminem's home, said he was going 'to kill' the rapper

Eminem reportedly thought that the person standing behind him was his nephew, but discovered to his horror that it was someone else who allegedly came to murder him.

Jelly Belly founder announces Willy Wonka-esque golden ticket contest

"We're looking for you Charlie, out there," said company founder David Klein, alluding to the classic 1964's children's novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

People participate in a meditation walk in support of Black Lives Matter organized by the Portland B

African American history professor admits she lied about being black

Jessica A Krug has built her academic career upon a black identity she now admits is not her own.

An Amazon logo is seen at its centre in Darlington, County Durham, Britain September 3, 2020

Amazon.com bans foreign sales of seeds in US amid mystery packages

Thousands of Americans have received unsolicited packages of seeds in their mailboxes, mostly postmarked from China.

By REUTERS
06/09/2020

Daredevil David Blaine pulls off high flying balloon 'Ascension' stunt

"It's like magic, it feels like I'm floating in the air," Blaine said on a radio to his team of aides back on the ground after gently lifting off from a desert airstrip in Arizona.

By REUTERS
05/09/2020

1,722 letters to the editor

Meet the cab driver who holds the Guinness Book of Records world record for the most letters to the editor published in the Israeli newspapers.

By SHLOMO MAITAL
02/09/2020

Rocket man reportedly spotted flying jetpack over LAX

"We just saw the guy fly by us on the jetpack," a pilot told traffic control.

INTO THE SEA: Ezer Fishler, from the environmental group Zalul, kneels beside sewage flow.

Half of a Paraguay lagoon turns purple as the other stays blue

A new highway bridge divided the lagoon in half. "Three months ago, thousands of fish began to die. The smell was unbearable."

A runner passes a sign warning of the dangers of polar bears on the Norwegian Arctic archipelago of

Polar bear kills Dutch man in Norway's Arctic Svalbard archipelago

The 38-year-old man was killed in his tent in the early hours of the morning.

By REUTERS
28/08/2020

Asteroid to come close to Earth the day before US presidential election

The effect the asteroid would have on the US presidential election, however, is likely negligible.

SNORKELERS SWIM with a whale shark, the world’s largest fish, at the Maldives’ South Ari Atoll in 20

Saudi man goes viral riding whale shark in Red Sea – watch

Despite their immense size, whale sharks are docile, and are known to be friendly and somewhat playful with human swimmers and divers.

23/08/2020
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