Viennese turn noses up at scented subway trains

Commuters in Vienna have turned their noses up at scented subway trains after a month-long trial aimed at enhancing their travel experience. Four aromas -- including "energising" grapefruit and "relaxing" melon -- were tested in several carriages on two subway lines in the Austrian capital during July.

Indonesian man walking in reverse to save forests

An Indonesian man is walking 700 kilometres (435 miles) from his home on a volcano in East Java to Jakarta in the hope of drawing attention to the archipelago's quickly shrinking forests -- and he is doing it backwards. Medi Bastoni, a 43-year-old father of four, set out on his arduous, in-reverse journey in mid-July, with the goal of reaching the capital by August 16, a day before the Southeast Asian nation's independence day anniversary.

French 'Flying Man' crosses Channel on jet-powered hoverboard

French inventor Franky Zapata on Sunday succeeded in crossing the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard he designed, zooming over the Strait of Dover in just over 20 minutes.

French hoverboard inventor readies second Channel crossing bid

A French inventor will on Sunday make his second attempt to cross the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard he designed, having abandoned a previous bid after failing to land on a refueling platform and falling into the sea.

No 'Guardian of the Galaxy': trapped US raccoon goes viral

He may lack the poise of "Guardians of the Galaxy" superhero Rocket Raccoon but this fur-tive little adventurer is becoming an internet star in his own right after coming off worse in an encounter with a storm grate. "He had been stuck for a while but we are happy to report he is free!!!" the local fire department tweeted after freeing the trapped trash panda in Newton, Massachussets.

HAIL CTHULHU! Twitter Users Mock GOP Convention Logo’s Weird Design

The logo for the Republican National Convention in Charlotte has people thinking of Lovecraft, mind flayers and Hydra.

Doctors extract 526 teeth from Indian boy

Indian doctors removed a tumor with a record number of 526 teeth inside a seven-year-old boy's mouth, the medical team in the southern city of Chennai said on Friday.

Golden brew: rare Assam tea bags world record at auction

A rare Assam tea has sold for a world record price at auction in India, highlighting a boom for speciality teas while the industry as a whole is in crisis. An unidentified Belgian trader bought the tea through a local agent, an auction official said. Guwahati Tea Auction Centre secretary Dinesh Bihani said it was a record price at auction, shattering the 50,000 rupees a kilo paid for some Manohari Golden tea the day before.


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