Left Menu
Development News Edition

Odd News Roundup: Rugby: Octopuses predict Japan will beat Ireland

Reuters | Updated: 13-09-2019 18:30 IST | Created: 13-09-2019 18:27 IST
Odd News Roundup: Rugby: Octopuses predict Japan will beat Ireland
Image Credit: Flickr

Following is a summary of current odd news briefs.

Rugby: Octopuses predict Japan will beat Ireland but not reach knockouts

Two octopuses in Obira, on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, have predicted the hosts of the Rugby World Cup will not progress from their pool when the tournament begins later this month. The two mollusks selected the result of each of the host's pool matches by moving to certain areas of a children's pool, divided into sections representing each team and the possibility of a draw.

Cockpit coffee spill forces commercial jet to make emergency landing

A commercial flight with 326 people on board was forced to make an emergency landing when hot coffee was accidentally spilled over the cockpit control panel over the Atlantic ocean, according to a report on Thursday. The Airbus A330-243 flying to Cancun, Mexico, from Frankfurt, landed at Shannon in Ireland.

Egyptian masseur plays with fire to ease muscle pain

An Egyptian masseur plays with fire to relieve his clients' muscle pain at his spa in the Nile Delta governorate of Gharbeya. Abdel Rehim Saeid, 35, applies the ancient Pharaonic technique, known as the "fiery towel" by starting with a standard massage, using oil and chamomile, to stimulate blood circulation and alleviate some of the pain in affected areas.

Also, Read: Egyptian masseur plays with fire to ease muscle pain


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

South Africa's COVID-19 response: Surprising outcomes or just poor data management?

South Africa has been committed to improving its health information system and shows that a robust digital has considerable scope to improve healthcare for the entire population. But the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted that significant ga...

Post-COVID-19 Nigeria needs a robust Health Management Information System to handle high disease burden

Nigeria is among a few countries that conceptualised a health management information system HMIS in the early 90s but implementation has been a challenge till date. Besides COVID-19, the country has a huge burden of communicable and non-com...

Morocco COVID-19 response: A fragile health system and the deteriorating situation

Learning from its European neighbors, Morocco imposed drastic measures from the initial stages of the COVID-19 outbreak to try to contain its spread. The strategy worked for a few months but the cases have surged after mid-June. In this sit...

COVID-19: Argentina’s health system inefficiencies exaggerate flaws of health information system

You can recover from a drop in the GDP, but you cant recover from death, was the straightforward mindset of Argentinas President Alberto Fernndez and defined the countrys response to COVID-19. The South American nation imposed a strict...

Videos

Latest News

BTS to hold 'Map of the Soul ON:E' online concert in October

K-pop sensation BTS are set to host the BTS Map of the Soul ONE online concert for the ARMY of fans around the world next month, their management agency BigHit Entertainment announced on Tuesday. To be held in Seoul, the two hour-long virtu...

Mi Watch Revolve launched at inaugural price of Rs 9,999 in India

At the annual Smarter Living event, Xiaomi today launched the Mi Watch Revolve smartwatch in India. It comes with a Smart Always-On-Display, heart-rate and sleep monitoring function, GPS and long-lasting battery life.The Mi Watch Revolve wi...

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5 lands in India; first sale on Oct 1

After months of wait, Xiaomis most popular fitness band, the Mi Smart Band 5, has finally landed in India. The much-awaited fitness band features an AMOLED display, multiple workout modes, 247 heart rate and sleep monitoring functions and s...

Moscow extends school holiday over coronavirus

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said on Tuesday that the Russian capital would extend a planned school holiday in October to two weeks as part of a series of measures to stem the coronavirus.The move follows a recommendation from Sobyanin last...

Give Feedback