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World The most bizarre stories from around the world in 2017

20:50  30 december  2017
20:50  30 december  2017 Source:   msn.com

Tim Donaghy reportedly arrested for aggravated assault, allegedly threatened man with hammer

  Tim Donaghy reportedly arrested for aggravated assault, allegedly threatened man with hammer Tim Donaghy was an NBA referee from 1994-2007, and resigned after an FBI investigation determined he had placed bets on games he was officiating. And now Donaghy is back in the news, and again for the wrong reasons.

So much of what’s happened seems scary, or at least unsettling. But it wasn’t all bad. Here are some of our favorite chronicles from 2017 The story goes like this: Einstein wanted to tip a hotel helper in Japan. Either he refused or Einstein had no small bills. Instead, he scribbled two short notes on

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It’s been a chaotic year, and a strange one. So much of what’s happened seems scary, or at least unsettling. But it wasn’t all bad.

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Here are some of our favorite chronicles from 2017:

Robert E. Kelly and his family © NYT Robert E. Kelly and his family Adorable children crash a live BBC interview to bother their apologetic dad’

It was supposed to be a staid and serious interview about a corruption scandal in South Korea. Instead, a professor was interrupted by his two adorable children — and harried wife — on live TV, apologizing all the while. The professor, Robert E. Kelly, managed to keep a straight face throughout, and he and his wife became viral stars. They later explained that their daughter was in a “hippity hoppity mood.”

Facebook will no longer use "disputed flags" to identify fake news articles

  Facebook will no longer use The company said it found that the image of the red Disputed Flag may have conveyed the wrong message to users, leading to inaccurate news reports being shared more often .Facebook: We know we're bad for your mental health, here's how to fix it"Academic research on correcting misinformation has shown that putting a strong image, like a red flag, next to an article may actually entrench deeply held beliefs -- the opposite effect to what we intended," Tessa Lyons, a Facebook product manager, said in a statement.

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A man at the Winner's auction house in Jerusalem displays one of two notes written by Albert Einstein in 1922 on hotel stationery from the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo. (Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images) © Provided by WP Company LLC d/b/a The Washington Post A man at the Winner's auction house in Jerusalem displays one of two notes written by Albert Einstein in 1922 on hotel stationery from the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo. (Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images) Einstein scribbled his theory of happiness in place of a tip. It just sold for more than $1 million.’

The story goes like this: Einstein wanted to tip a hotel helper in Japan. Either he refused or Einstein had no small bills. Instead, he scribbled two short notes on happiness (“A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness,” reads one of the notes, written in German on the hotel’s stationery), assuring the recipient that they’d probably be worth a lot of money some day.

Snap reportedly developing ‘Stories Everywhere’ feature for sharing content beyond Snapchat

  Snap reportedly developing ‘Stories Everywhere’ feature for sharing content beyond Snapchat Snap is working on a new feature that will let users share stories outside the Snapchat app, according to a report from live streaming news network Cheddar. Since going public in February, Snap has had to deal with stagnate user growth and declining revenue, and the company suffered an abysmal third quarter this year as disappointing figures in both those departments sent shares into a dive. This is due to a number of factors, including Facebook’s ability to replicate Snap’s core features and place them in more popular and accessible products like Instagram.

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Learn more . You're viewing YouTube in Russian. You can change this preference below. В данный момент эта функция недоступна. Повторите попытку позже. Опубликовано: 29 дек. 2017 г. Benjamin Hall takes a look back at biggest foreign stories of the year.

He was right.

An anti-immigrant group mistook empty bus seats for women wearing burqas’

Johan Slattavik was bored one day when he decided to play a prank on Fatherland First, an anti-immigrant group in Norway. So he posted the above photo, with a simple question: “What do people think of this?” More than 100 comments quickly poured in. “It looks really scary, should be banned. You can never know who is under there. Could be terrorists with weapons,” one user wrote. Others described it as “frightening” and “tragic.”

Except, of course, take a second look: Those aren’t women in burqas. They’re bus seats.

‘Terrorists are building drones. France is destroying them with eagles.’

What if a terrorist drone got loose in Paris? The French military was in search of a way to knock potential attack drones down without guns or missiles. The solution they happened upon? Eagles. As my colleague Avi Selk reported: “Under French military supervision, four golden eagle chicks hatched last year atop drones — born into a world of terror and machines they would be bred to destroy. The eagles — named d'Artagnan, Athos, Porthos and Aramis — grew up with their nemeses. They chased drones through green grass that summer, pecking futilely at composite shells as seen in Sky News footage. They were rewarded with meat, which they ate off the backs of the drones. When the eagles were ready — this month — d'Artagnan launched screeching from a military control tower across a field, Agence France-Presse reported. The bird covered 200 meters in 20 seconds, slamming into a drone, then diving with the wreckage into the tall grass.”

Georgia woman finds dying man on her doorstep shot more than a mile away

  Georgia woman finds dying man on her doorstep shot more than a mile away Police in Georgia are trying to solve a bizarre Atlanta-area murder in which a dying man was left on a doorstep of a stranger’s home after being shot a mile and a half away. A woman, identified only as Donna, opened her door at her home on West Ridge Avenue in Stone Mountain to find a man clinging to life Thursday afternoon, Fox 5 reported."The gentleman, he said, 'Call 911, I've been shot... call my sister,'" the woman told the station, adding that she went to get her cell phone but the man became unconscious.The man, who has not been identified, then died on her doorstep.

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The story only gets better from there.

A protester holds up a sign showing Russian President Vladimir Putin wearing lipstick during a protest of Russian anti-gay laws in 2013. A similar image has been declared “Internet extremism.” © Denis Doyle/Getty Images/ A protester holds up a sign showing Russian President Vladimir Putin wearing lipstick during a protest of Russian anti-gay laws in 2013. A similar image has been declared “Internet extremism.” It’s now illegal in Russia to share an image of Putin as a gay clown’

Even for Russia, it’s strange: Item 4071 in a list of things the government deems “extremism” is a picture of a Putin-like person “with eyes and lips made up,” captioned with an implicit anti-gay slur, implying “the supposed nonstandard sexual orientation of the president of the Russian Federation.” But what, exactly, was the law referring to? A mystery only Post reporters could solve.

It's Kim Jong Un's birthday (probably), but North Koreans aren't celebrating .
Kim Jong Un reportedly turned 34 years old on Monday -- nobody knows for sure -- but North Koreans, known for their over-the-top festivities complete with fireworks displays, didn’t host their usual celebration for the despot’s birthday. Kim’s birthday was notably omitted from North Korea’s official 2018 calendar, which had Monday marked as a regular working day, the BBC reported. Unlike his father and grandfather, the regime has never publicly confirmed the dictator’s birthday since he came into power in 2011.

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