Reuters: Oddly Enough
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A collection of odd and offbeat stories from around the world.
|1||VideoSlovenian artist creates egg-cellent beauty||Apr. 17 - A Slovenian artist makes decorative, lace-like Easter eggs by drilling thousands of holes in eggs shells. Elly Park reports.||4/17/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoArgentine zoo shows off adorable white tiger cubs||Apr. 17 - Three-month old white Bengal tiger triplets make their public debut at Buenos Aires Zoo . Elly Park reports.||4/17/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoLonely panda gets own TV set in Chinese zoo||April 16 - A zoo in southwest China installs a television to entertain a lonely panda after her companion was moved elsewhere. Sharon Reich reports.||4/16/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoRecycled water system saves big bucks and helps keep homes green||Apr 16 - 'Greywater' system saves homeowners thousands of gallons per year with the pull of a lever. Sharon Reich reports.||4/16/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoSeal cub found in eastern Sweden harbor||Apr. 15 - Residents in the seaside resort of Sundsvall are greeted by an unusual sight - a seal cub in the town's harbor. Tara Cleary reports.||4/15/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoPossible Banksy graffiti appears near British spy agency||April 15 - An artwork near the headquarters of Britain's spy agency, Government Communications Headquarters, known as GCHQ, is believed to have been the work of renegade street artist Banksy. Tara Cleary reports.||4/15/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoRubbee set to electrify cycling||Apr. 15 - A Lithuanian inventor has come up with an attachable device that can transform an ordinary bicycle into an electric motorbike. Gediminas Nemanis says his device, called the Rubbee, offers cyclists the chance to 'go electric' simply by switching||4/15/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoSoda saves home from fire||April 15 - Valparaiso man credits soda and beer for saving his house from fire. Katie Sargent reports.||4/15/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||VideoChristie's New York displays largest flawless fancy vivid blue diamond ever at auction||April 14 - Nicknamed 'The Blue,' the largest fancy blue rock is pegged to fetch 21 million to 25 million U.S. dollars at auction.||4/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||VideoColor Run transforms the City of Lights||April 14 - Runners are pelted with colored powder in the first annual "Color Run" in Paris. Sharon Reich reports.||4/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||VideoRodin sculptures meet Mapplethorpe photos in Paris art show||April 14 - A new exhibition explores connections between beloved French sculptor August Rodin and controversial U.S. photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Sharon Reich reports.||4/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|12||VideoTaipei tech team takes 3D printing to the streets||Apr. 13 - A team of self-described geeks in Taipei have taken to the streets on a bicycle equipped with a 3D printer which they're using to turn plastic waste into useful products. They call their printer the "Mobile Fab" and say it not only helps promote||4/13/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|13||VideoChimps on the loose at Kansas City Zoo||April 10 - A free-roaming chimp is caught on camera, after several of chimpanzees escaped their habitat at the Kansas City Zoo. Jillian Kitchener reports.||4/10/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|14||VideoDisabled turtle gets new chance for life with designer fin||Endangered green sea turtle could breed thanks to student's innovation. Sasha Salama reports.||4/10/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|15||VideoWashington's cherry blossoms in full bloom||April 10 - Pink and white cherry blossoms are picture perfect in Washington, D.C. Sasha Salama reports.||4/10/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|16||VideoThai water festival is a splash||April 9 - Tourists and elephants get an early start on celebrating the annual water festival in the ancient city of Ayutthaya, Thailand. Sharon Reich reports.||4/9/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|17||VideoParis zoo gets a makeover||April 9 - Paris readies to open the doors of its new state of the art zoo. Sharon Reich reports.||4/9/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|18||Video'Chicken cup' sets record as most expensive piece of Chinese art||Apr. 8 - A tiny porcelain cup is sold at a Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong for a record $36M (USD). Jeanne Yurman reports.||4/8/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|19||Video'Lost' $20M egg resurfaces after vanishing 112 years ago||Apr. 8 - A Faberge egg, once belonging to Alexander III, is on show for the first time in London after disappearing from public view over a hundred years ago. Jeanne Yurman reports.||4/8/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|20||VideoEighty-year-old avoids serious injury after 84-year-old crashes car into pharmacy||April 8 - An 84-year-old woman crashes her car through a CVS, narrowly missing an 80-year-old shopper, but causes $65,000 in damages.||4/8/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|21||VideoBionic kangaroo demonstrates big leap in robotics||April 8 - German engineering company Festo has unveiled its latest animal-inspired robot - a kangaroo that looks and behaves eerily like the real thing. The company has gained a reputation as a leader in proof-of-concept robotics modeled on the animal wor||4/8/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|22||VideoPopular polar cubs finally get names||Apr. 8 - Twin polar bear cubs born at the Tierpark Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich, Germany three weeks ago have been officially "christened" "Nobby" and "Nela". Jeanne Yurman reports.||4/8/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|23||VideoHalfbike brings minimalist approach for maximum workout||Apr. 8 - A pair of Bulgarian cycling enthusiasts have found a novel way to combine a whole body workout with their daily commute. Architects Martin Angelov and Mihail Klenov have invented what they call the Halfbike, a standing bicycle that will exercise||4/8/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|24||VideoThrowing cushion to the wind in China’s pillow fight||April 7 - Hundreds of pillow fighters engage in battle in Hong Kong's financial district. Tara Cleary reports.||4/7/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|25||VideoTightrope walker balances above the Seine River||April 7 - A tightrope walker navigates a 150-meter (164 yards) long cable 25 meters (27 yards) above Paris' Seine River. Tara Cleary reports.||4/7/14||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!