Ancient British archery event cancelled due to virus

A British archery competition that has been running for more than 300 years has been cancelled for the first time since the 1940s because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Ancient Silver Arrow tournament had been set to take place in northern England on May 16. Organisers describe it as the world's longest-established and oldest recorded sporting event, dating back to 1673.

Former World's Shortest Man Regains His Title

Edward Niño Hernández of Colombia was first declared the shortest mobile male in 2010, only to lose the title to two others.

Kansan Who Wanted A Sword Fight With Ex-Wife Deemed 'Not Crazy'

A court-ordered psychological evaluation determined David Ostrom is not insane but merely angry over their child custody arrangement.

Scruffy shoppers welcome reopening of Europe's shops

Queues of shoppers -- many with unkempt hair or beards -- formed in parts of Europe on Monday, as more countries further eased anti-virus lockdowns. In Istanbul, barbers set to work taming the unruly beards that locked-down men have grown during their confinement. People have had longer beards.

Inter-species lockdown meet-up at Japan aquarium

A Japanese aquarium has come up with a wild idea to entertain the public during its temporary closure due to the coronavirus outbreak -- introducing sea animals to each other and sharing the results online. "They're not actively trying to get to know each other, but I'm sure they're interested in each other," aquarium spokesman Naoya Goto told AFP.

Human Urine Could Help Make Concrete On Moon: Space Agency

The European Space Agency said Friday that urea, the main organic compound in urine, would make the mixture for a “lunar concrete” more malleable before it hardens into its sturdy final form.

Singapore Officials Using 'Robodogs' To Enforce Social Distancing In Parks

The remote-controlled, four-legged machine warns parkgoers, “For your own safety and for those around you, please stand at least one metre apart. Thank you.”

Clawing back normality: Bangkok cat cafe reopens after virus shutdown

As Thailand's capital cautiously reopens many restaurants shuttered over coronavirus fears, the feline "employees" of the Caturday Cafe are back at work.

Monkey Breaks Into ATM, And The Surveillance Footage Is Bananas

The internet went ape watching a money rip open the bank machine outside a Delhi branch of the State Bank of India.


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