Reuters: Oddly Enough
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A collection of odd and offbeat stories from around the world.
|1||VideoAmerican Pharaoh arrives at Belmont Park to attempt the Triple Crown win||Racing horse American Pharoah and his trainers enter the final stretch of their preparations for the upcoming Belmont Stakes, where the horse's owner hopes the superstar colt will become the first thoroughbred since 1978 to win the coveted Triple Crown. R||6/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoDeercalling championship heats up Belarus||The 17th European deer calling championship kicks off in Belarus, with contestants trying to imitate deer mating calls.||6/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoWheelchair soccer team practices ahead of international championship||Brazilian powerchair soccer team is revving up their motorized wheelchairs as they train ahead of the South American championships. Roselle Chen reports.||6/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoIt takes more than a kick on the shin to win this championship||Competitors grapple and kick each other's legs until one contestant falls over in the Shin Kicking Championships. Roselle Chen reports.||6/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoOn a Paris bridge, the end of a love too heavy to bear||Workmen remove padlocks from the Pont des Arts bridge in Paris, afraid the sheer weight of the romantic tokens was putting the 19th century structure at risk. Roselle Chen reports.||6/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoHillary Clinton launches the Everyday Pantsuit Tee||U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pokes fun at herself with the latest item for sale on her website, the Everyday Pantsuit Tee. Sharon Reich reports.||5/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoChristie's Latin American sale expected to surpass $22 million||Christie's auction house in New York previews its spring sale of Latin American art, featuring works by well known artists including Varo, Tamayo and Botero. Roselle Chen reports.||5/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoThree cruise liners mark 175th anniversary of Cunard line||Cunard's Three Queens, the biggest ships ever to sail in formation on the River Mersey in northern England, celebrate the 175th anniversary of the shipping line. Roselle Chen reports||5/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||VideoBaby hippopotamus swims with mother in San Diego Zoo||An eight-week old hippopotamus ventures into the deep waters of San Diego Zoo's pool with the guidance of her mother, attracting the attention of curious visitors. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).||5/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||VideoAnimals in the news around the globe||From a curious eight-week-old hippopotamus making a splash to the tiniest penguins in the world -- animals in the news around the world. Vanessa Johnston reports.||5/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||VideoHong Kong says Hello to a Hello Kitty-themed restaurant||First Chinese cuisine Hello Kitty-themed restaurant opens in Hong Kong with fans queuing to sample a meal. Katharine Jackson reports.||5/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|12||VideoAnimals beat the heat in India||India's Sayaji Baug zoo in western Gujarat state is helping animals cool off from soaring heat. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).||5/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|13||VideoGiant kangaroo moves into Brisbane suburb in Australia||Residents of a Brisbane suburb in Australia say they are getting used to a new neighbor - a giant kangaroo who recently moved into the area. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).||5/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|14||VideoArgentine court weighs whether orangutan deemed 'non-human person' can be moved to sanctuary||A court in Argentina is set to decide if Sandra, a 29-year-old orangutan legally recognised as a "non-human person," should be released from the Buenos Aires zoo to live the rest of her life in freedom. Sharon Reich reports.||5/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|15||VideoBorder collies perform tricks with owner in Australian home||Border collies Holly and Ace complete acrobatic tricks mastered in only 20 months at their home in Sydney. Rough Cut. (No reporter narration)||5/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|16||VideoTiny little penguins from Australia move to the Bronx||A colony of little penguins, also known as blue penguins, come out to play for the first time at the Bronx Zoo. Sharon Reich reports.||5/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|17||VideoBrazilian wheelchair choreography pushes boundaries||Joint disabled and non-disabled Brazilian dance group shows off daring wheelchair choreography. Elly Park reports.||5/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|18||VideoMessi wax double poised for a goal||Madame Tussauds in New York unveils a wax figure of soccer great Lionel Messi in mid-stride as the star forward continues to dazzle on the pitch. Sharon Reich reports.||5/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|19||VideoTaiwanese man creates full body replica of Iron Man suit||A Taiwanese man creates a functional, full-body replica of Tony Stark's suit from the hit comic book and movie series "Iron Man". Rough Cut (no reporter narration).||5/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|20||VideoObama joins Twitter, sends his first tweet||President Barack Obama starts his own Twitter account, quickly amassing tens of thousands of followers. Linda So reports.||5/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|21||VideoRomney, Holyfield box for charity||2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney enters ring with former heavyweight champ Evander Holyfield in charity boxing match. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).||5/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|22||VideoAnother problem for drought-plagued California: Bark beetles||More than 12 million trees are estimated to have died in California's drought this year, but the situation is being made even worse by a new pest, the native bark beetle. Mana Rabiee reports.||5/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|23||VideoZookeepers help hot animals beat the heat in India||As temperatures soar in India, zookeepers are doing their best to keep the environment cooler for animals at the Tata Steel Zoological Park. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)||5/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|24||VideoChina police find 50 in 6-seater van||A police traffic stop in china's Guizhou Province reveals 50 passengers crammed inside a minibus with just six seats. Rough cut (no reporter narration).||5/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|25||VideoRuby sets record, pink diamond shines at Sotheby's sale||A Burmese ruby weighing 25.59 carats sells for a world record 28.25 million Swiss francs. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).||5/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
very very funny
whatever axe two of the reviewers may have against Reuters generally, nothing of such spleen venting is deserved in regards to this particularly cute Reuters podcast. extremely remarkable vids, whatever ths source, both cute and weird, as advertised.
We Want More Like This
I didn't know what to expect at first, but this was so funny and refreshing. Why aren't there more podcasts like this? Chad Rubel is hysterical, holds the whole thing together & should have a bigger show. Why isn't this on CNN or something? So much better than the cynical and nasty stuff out there.
Obviously not a substitute for hard news, but really entertaining. Some of the most bizarre news footage I've seen!