Read more about the article Feline Looks Dignified As She Is Sworn In As Mayor Of Italian Town
Picture shows the first 'Mayor of the Animals' Miao in Civita D'Antino, Italy. According to the deputy mayor Matteo Di Fabio, Miao will remain in office, for one year and then the each animal will be able to aspire to the office subject to nomination and votes. (@matteo.oettam.35/Newsflash)

Feline Looks Dignified As She Is Sworn In As Mayor Of Italian Town

A cat has been appointed the mayor of an Italian town and will remain in office for a year. Black and white moggy Miao spent her first day in office as 'mayor of the animals' of Civita d'Antino, Abruzzo Region, southern Italy yesterday (12th October). Picture shows the first 'Mayor…

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Read more about the article Bright Violet Cloud Hangs Eerily Over Chilean Town
The photo shows a purple cloud over the town of Pozo Almonte, Chile, an undated photo. The substance would be composed of iodine vapour and would have originated from a pump failure, triggering an environmental emergency. (@JeannetteQuim/CEN)

Bright Violet Cloud Hangs Eerily Over Chilean Town

Officials in Chile are investigating the appearance of a mysterious purple cloud that hung eerily over a town. Photos show the bright purple cloud hovering low over Pozo Almonte, northern Chile, on Sunday morning (21st August). Officials are now investigating the phenomenon, which is believed to have been caused by…

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Read more about the article Palatial 1,200-year-old Rural Estate With Ancient Cooling System Found In Israel
The water cistern of the rural estate uncovered in Rahat, Israel, with the vaulted complex in the centre, undated photo. The estate is the first of its kind discovered in the Negev. (Emil Aladjem, Israel Antiquities Authority/Newsflash)

Palatial 1,200-year-old Rural Estate With Ancient Cooling System Found In Israel

https://youtu.be/6BKxL9q7uno Emil Aladjem, Israel Antiquities Authority/Newsflash Archaeologists carrying out a dig prior to the expansion of the town of Rahat have found the remains of a 1,200-year-old palatial estate that had cooled rooms to escape the heat. The find hailed as exciting by the experts is the first of its…

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Read more about the article Man Discovers Rare Purple Pearl In Clam At Delaware Restaurant
Photo shows a rare purple pearl, undated photo. Scott Overland was dining out at Salt Air Kitchen and Bar in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, USA, on a family vacation when he discovered a rare treasure on his dinner plate. (Scott Overland/Newsflash)

Man Discovers Rare Purple Pearl In Clam At Delaware Restaurant

A man has discovered a rare "one-in-a-million" purple pearl in a clam at a Delaware restaurant. Scott Overland was on holiday with his wife Katie and his kids Addie, 6, and Logan, 2, in the coastal town of Rehoboth Beach, in the eastern US state of Delaware, when he made…

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Read more about the article EUR 100 Bonus For Beekeeping Newbies In Austrian Town
Sustainability officer Deputy Mayor Sarah Katholnig and Franz Primig from the Villach Beekeeping Association with city green employees at the beehives in the technology park in undated photo. Villach promotes work with bees. (Karin Wernig/Newsflash)

EUR 100 Bonus For Beekeeping Newbies In Austrian Town

City officials in Austria are offering financial support for anyone taking up beekeeping in a bid to improve the region’s ecosystem. The council of Villach, in the southern province of Carinthia, has agreed to boost beekeeping newcomers with EUR 100 (84 GBP). Attending a lecture is the only requirement to…

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Read more about the article Mystery 80ft Sinkhole Terrifies Town
Picture shows a sinkhole in the Tierra Amarilla community, Chile, in a screen from an undated video. The authorities investigated whether this was caused by mining activity in the area. (Newsflash)

Mystery 80ft Sinkhole Terrifies Town

A massive sinkhole linked to a copper mine has terrified locals in northern Chile. The 82-foot-wide hole appeared in the commune of Tierra Amarilla, in Atacama Region, close to the giant Alcaparrosa mine. Local mayor Cristobal Zuniga reported: "Yesterday [Saturday, 30th July] we received a citizen complaint regarding a sinkhole…

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Read more about the article Outraged Dad Finds Dead Frog In McDonalds Burger
Willem Bezuidenhout allegedly found a dead frog inside a McChicken burger in Secunda, Mpumalanga in South Africa, in May 2022. (@willem.bezuidenhout.18/Newsflash)

Outraged Dad Finds Dead Frog In McDonalds Burger

An outraged South African father has claimed that he found a dead frog in his daughter's McChicken burger. McDonald's in the town of Secunda in the South African province of Mpumalanga has been informed of the allegedly contaminated burger and stated that they are investigating the matter. Willem Bezuidenhout said…

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Read more about the article Archaeologists Discover Well Preserved Storage Silos In Ancient Egyptian Town
Granaries of the First Intermediate Period (between 2180 and 2050 BC) in the ancient Egyptian city of Kom Ombo. (OAW, Niki Gail/Newsflash)

Archaeologists Discover Well Preserved Storage Silos In Ancient Egyptian Town

Austrian archaeologists have discovered a 4,000-year-old administrative centre with over 30 storage facilities that ancient Egyptians used to stock grain. The team of researchers from the Cairo branch of the Austrian Archaeological Institute (OAI) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OAW) found the 32 extremely well-preserved granaries in the ancient…

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Read more about the article Hapless Dad At Wits End Trying To Get Kids Off Devices With Scrambler Accidentally Shuts Off Internet For Whole Town
Landes in France where a father cut off the Internet in his neighbourhood while trying to get his children off screens. (Newsflash)

Hapless Dad At Wits End Trying To Get Kids Off Devices With Scrambler Accidentally Shuts Off Internet For Whole Town

An exasperated father who had resorted to using a scrambler to try to get his children off their devices is being prosecuted for having accidentally shut off the Internet for the whole town. The incident took place in the town of Messanges in the Landes department in south-western France, when…

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Read more about the article 121-Year-Old Woman Declared Dead At 101 Stuns Doctors By Surviving And Is Still Alive 20 Years Later
Akkiz Buyukturgut from Turkey who has 8 children and 48 grandchildren, celebrated her 121st birthday. (Newsflash)

121-Year-Old Woman Declared Dead At 101 Stuns Doctors By Surviving And Is Still Alive 20 Years Later

A woman who was declared dead to her town when she reached 101 has gone on to live another 20 years and has celebrated her 121st birthday this week by blowing out candles on her cake for the first time. Supercentenarian Akkiz Buyukturgut, who hails from the small town of…

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