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37 meter cat-shaped Nazca line discovered in Peru

While most Nazca lines were attributed to the Nazca culture, this cat geoglyph seems to be significantly older.

19/10/2020
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participates in the first 2020 presidential campaign debat
Joe Biden sets up campaign headquarters on custom 'Animal Crossing' island

Visitors can spot Biden walking around the island. Should they try to interact with him, the nominee responds with one of his campaign slogans, "no malarkey."

18/10/2020
Walt Conti, founder and CEO of Edge Innovations, uses a handheld controller to move an animatronic d
Dolphins in theme parks could be replaced by robot models one day

"The idea of this pilot is really to create a kind of "Sesame Street" under water."

By REUTERS
15/10/2020
Dinosaur skeleton auctioned off for €3 million

The specimen is unusual because it is so complete: around 70% of the bones are present, and they were found aligned with each other, making it easier to reconnect them during the restoration process.

By REUTERS
13/10/2020
Super rare, purple-pink diamond up for auction, could fetch $38 mln

Mined by Russian diamond producer Alrosa, the 14.83-carat diamond was cut from the largest pink crystal ever found in Russia, Sotheby's said.

By REUTERS
12/10/2020
Mt. Vesuvius volcanic eruption turned man’s brain into glass

Charred wood found near the body allowed researchers to estimate that the site reached temperatures higher than 500 degrees Celsius, over 930 Fahrenheit.

By N’DEA YANCEY-BRAGG/USA TODAY/TNS
10/10/2020
Rare all-white tope shark caught in the UK for the first time

While finding a tope shark is amazing enough, as they are considered a critically endangered species, its made all the rarer for its lack of pigmentation, a rare sight on any animal.

07/10/2020
Brown bear 747 crowned fattest bear in Alaska

“This year he really packed on the pounds, looking like he was fat enough to hibernate in July and yet continuing to eat until his belly seemed to drag along the ground by late September.”

By REUTERS
07/10/2020
Pandemic prompts drive-through pet blessing in Philippines

From a safe distance inside their owners' cars, cats, dogs, and birds were sprinkled with holy water by a Catholic priest in Manila, as the nation's coronavirus cases continued to surge.

By REUTERS
04/10/2020
Russia arrests 2 men for stealing icon Putin donated to island monastery

Icons are an integral part of Russian Orthodox culture and are present at places of worship and used during religious celebrations.

By REUTERS
01/10/2020
Dead mayor comes out victorious in local Romanian elections

The posthumously acclaimed mayor, Ion Aliman, "won" the election by receiving 64% of the votes.

Canadian police arrest man over 'hoax' Islamic State activity

Shehroze Chaudhry, made social media posts talking about his role with Islamic State, gave several media interviews but a police investigation found the 25-year-old had no links to the group.

26/09/2020
Vissarion, who has proclaimed himself a new Christ, conducts a service during the "Holiday of Good F
Helicopters, armed police swoop in to arrest 'Russian Jesus' cult leader

Sergei Torop, aka Vissarion, has been running the Church of the Last Testament in Siberia since 1991.

Giant manta ray spotted off the coast of Eilat

Adi Barash, Chair of the Sharks in Israel NGO, said that such sightings are rare in Eilat.

One of largest known T. rex skeletons up for auction at Christie’s

“He showed it to scientists at the time who unfortunately misidentified it as a triceratops,” James Hyslop, Christie's head of Science and Natural History, told Reuters.

By REUTERS
16/09/2020
South Dakota A-G thought he hit a deer with his car, but it was a person

In his statement, Ravnsborg said he "immediately" called 911 after the accident and that the sheriff arrived to the scene shortly after.

By REUTERS
15/09/2020
A hundred-year-old postcard turns up in Michigan woman's mail

With the card tucked in among the usual bills and junk mail, Brittany Keech told CNN that she initially didn't give the card much thought.

Man breaks into Eminem's home, said he was going 'to kill' the rapper

Eminem reportedly thought that the person standing behind him was his nephew, but discovered to his horror that it was someone else who allegedly came to murder him.

Jelly Belly founder announces Willy Wonka-esque golden ticket contest

"We're looking for you Charlie, out there," said company founder David Klein, alluding to the classic 1964's children's novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

People participate in a meditation walk in support of Black Lives Matter organized by the Portland B
African American history professor admits she lied about being black

Jessica A Krug has built her academic career upon a black identity she now admits is not her own.

An Amazon logo is seen at its centre in Darlington, County Durham, Britain September 3, 2020
Amazon.com bans foreign sales of seeds in US amid mystery packages

Thousands of Americans have received unsolicited packages of seeds in their mailboxes, mostly postmarked from China.

By REUTERS
06/09/2020
Daredevil David Blaine pulls off high flying balloon 'Ascension' stunt

"It's like magic, it feels like I'm floating in the air," Blaine said on a radio to his team of aides back on the ground after gently lifting off from a desert airstrip in Arizona.

By REUTERS
05/09/2020
1,722 letters to the editor

Meet the cab driver who holds the Guinness Book of Records world record for the most letters to the editor published in the Israeli newspapers.

By SHLOMO MAITAL
02/09/2020
Rocket man reportedly spotted flying jetpack over LAX

"We just saw the guy fly by us on the jetpack," a pilot told traffic control.

INTO THE SEA: Ezer Fishler, from the environmental group Zalul, kneels beside sewage flow.
Half of a Paraguay lagoon turns purple as the other stays blue

A new highway bridge divided the lagoon in half. "Three months ago, thousands of fish began to die. The smell was unbearable."

A runner passes a sign warning of the dangers of polar bears on the Norwegian Arctic archipelago of
Polar bear kills Dutch man in Norway's Arctic Svalbard archipelago

The 38-year-old man was killed in his tent in the early hours of the morning.

By REUTERS
28/08/2020
Asteroid to come close to Earth the day before US presidential election

The effect the asteroid would have on the US presidential election, however, is likely negligible.

SNORKELERS SWIM with a whale shark, the world’s largest fish, at the Maldives’ South Ari Atoll in 20
Saudi man goes viral riding whale shark in Red Sea – watch

Despite their immense size, whale sharks are docile, and are known to be friendly and somewhat playful with human swimmers and divers.

23/08/2020
Australian Army marching in France in WWI
WWI-era photo reveals story about torn family of Jew, Christian

Marysia Galbraith, a Christian woman, from Alabama and Pini Doron, a Jewish man, from Israel discover their lost familial connection.

'Tiger King' zoo closing down, owner blames animal rights 'loons

"As of today, we have decided to close the old zoo effective immediately."

By REUTERS
19/08/2020
Australian man jumps on shark to save wife

"This fella paddled over and jumped off his board onto the shark and hit it to get it to release her and then assisted her back into the beach"

By REUTERS
15/08/2020
Coronavirus squeezes Americans out of jobs, making room for robots

Customer service givers, cashiers, hotel employees and even menial workers, have been slowly replaced by robots or AIs since the coronavirus caused an economic turmoil.

 Amazon's Ring Video Doorbell 2.
Australian man surprised by late night visitor: a huntsman spider

Australian man surprised to see a huge spider ringing his doorbell at 2 a.m.

Alligator in the Everglades National Park
Texas father rescues 4-year-old child from ‘massive’ alligator

Andrew Grande reportedly dashed from his home, grabbed his daughter and threw her over the fence.

'Kindergarten Cop' pulled from screening for glorifying police in schools

The movie follows a detective, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger in arguably one of his most iconic roles, who goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher, only to quit his job and become a teacher.

06/08/2020
Sailors stranded on tiny Micronesian island saved by SOS sign in sand

The three men had embarked on Saturday on a 42 km trip from Poluwat to Pulap atolls, islands that are part of the Federated States of Micronesia.

A bear cools off from the summer heat with a froze
North Carolina bear marked with 'Trump 2020' sticker

A $5,000 reward was offered for any information on who placed a Trump campaign ad on a bear.

04/08/2020
Goats drink from pool water of southern Israel spa

This sight was caught on camera by one of the visitors to the hotel who then tweeted the video.

By OMRI RON
02/08/2020
Israeli social workers protest their working conditions and violence against them in Tel Aviv on Jul
Three suspects arrested for spraying protesters with water

Police said it would "allow the right to protest, but will show zero tolerance toward any show of violence."

Venice lowers gondola passenger capacity due to weight gain in tourists

"When [the boat] is fully loaded, the hull sinks and water enters. Advancing with over half a ton of meat on board is dangerous,” Roveratto said.

Man faces charges after disguising as elderly man to steal from casinos

The suspect, John Colletti, 55, was arrested on March 12, after casino employees in Kansas observed through a surveillance video a disguised individual wearing a prosthetic mask of an elderly man.

Pikachu pokemon card sells at auction for world record $233,000

Of the 39 cards released initially, only 10 remain, making it "the most valuable and rarest card in the world."

Jeff Bezos gets even richer, adds $13 billion to his worth

This sudden growth in figures is likely due to the increasing number of home-stayers who are purchasing more goods and services.

U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks to members of the media
AOC celebrates reaching rank of Silver III in 'League of Legends'

An outspoken fan of the game, moving up the ladder as a full-time congresswoman during an election year is no easy feat.

20/07/2020
Kanye West breaks ranks with Trump, vows to win presidential race

He said he would run under a new banner - the Birthday Party.

By REUTERS
08/07/2020
While pandemic rages, July 4 hot dog record broken again in New York

Joey Chestnut ate 75 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes, topping his previous record.

By REUTERS
06/07/2020
Taiwanese airport offers fake flights for travel-starved tourists

'Passengers' check in, go through passport control and security and even board the aircraft. They just never leave.

By REUTERS
05/07/2020
A protester holds a sign with the names of various indigenous tribes during a demonstration to deman
Ecuador indigenous group holds hostage, demand corpse

Interior Minister Maria Paula Romo said the man died of COVID-19 and was subsequently buried in accordance with international protocols for handling corpses amid the pandemic.

By REUTERS
04/07/2020
Teenagers at a party
Alabama students hosting 'COVID parties' to see who gets infected fastest

"They put money in a pot, and they try to get COVID. Whoever gets COVID first gets the pot. It makes no sense," a Tuscaloosa council member said. "They're intentionally doing it."

Russia's only police corgi retires after over 7 years of service

After collecting his pension, the veteran drug-buster plans to take up dancing and sports.

02/07/2020
Kissing now off the menu as lockdown ends for Dutch sex workers

Sex workers already adhere to strict health safety regulations in the Netherlands, but the industry has compiled a list of recommendations, including sexual positions to avoid.

By REUTERS
01/07/2020
With flights cancelled, man sails the Atlantic to see 90-year-old father

After Argentina canceled all international passenger flights, a 47-year-old man sailed across the Atlantic Ocean for 85 days to reach his 90-year-old father.

By ZEV STUB
29/06/2020
Facebook prank says Back to the Future actors are 50's-era Israeli couple

“Everyone, I need help. I found this picture on a Tel Aviv street,” Ariel Plavnik, a 43-year-old tourism salesperson from Kfar Saba, Israel, wrote in Hebrew and Spanish in the Facebook post.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
26/06/2020
70-year-old woman undresses at Gilbert Gottfried’s daughter's bat mitzvah

During the Zoom bat mitzvah last week for the girl, a 70-year-old woman unwittingly removed her bathing suit and took a shower in full view of the other participants

By BEN SALES/JTA
24/06/2020
A Member of Knesset will be the next contestant on 'Ninja Israel'

Razvozov, who immigrated to Israel from the Jewish Autonomous Oblast of the Soviet Union when he was 11, started training at judo when he was only six-years-old.

Best Tennis player in the world Novak Djokovic tests positive for COVID-19

"Obviously it's not surprising how many players have tested positive when you see the scenes and the images and the videos from the tournament."

By REUTERS
24/06/2020
‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ team release a homemade music video

The YouTube video, which debuted Monday on Variety, is meant to promote the show’s Emmy Award bid.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
23/06/2020
Former US International Ice Skater Bulanhagui turns to porn

The Filipino-American former figure skater was in the national teams of two countries, now she has Pornhub account.

Get to know Jerusalem Post reader Evan Hershenson

Jpost.com is getting to know members of our Facebook community and sharing their stories with the world: "Even though I am living in New York, I stand with Israel," says Hershenson.

By ZEV STUB
15/06/2020
Workers find bourbon, newspaper hidden in Confederate statue

Davis, a one time US senator, became president of the Confederate States of America after the South seceded from the Union, starting the Civil War.

Porcupine found in the Knesset's bathrooms

The bathrooms were left open over night, to let it leave on its own accord when it wished.

By OMRI RON
08/06/2020
Over a third of Americans misusing disinfectants to prevent COVID-19 -poll

The survey's lead author said it was undertaken following a "sharp increase" in calls to poison control centers for exposure to cleaners and disinfectants during the pandemic.

By REUTERS
05/06/2020
Snapchat
Snapchat removes Trump account from curated promotional section

"We will not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice by giving them free promotion on Discover."

By REUTERS
04/06/2020
Warning sign near secret Area 51 base in Nevada.
Google Earth user claims he found the entrance to Area 51

Satellite images supposedly showing the entrance to the secret base of 'Area 51' have caused quite a buzz on social media. Are we on to something?

General view of the almost empty Patpong nightlife and sex trade district, which is usually crowded
Go-go bars gone as coronavirus hits Bangkok's sex district

The lockdown has meant the whole sex industry has collapsed. Online escort service Smooci said activity in Bangkok fell to 10 percent in April.

By REUTERS
29/05/2020
French cat survives coronavirus infection

The nine-year-old cat is the first known case of a pet being infected by the coronavirus in France.

By REUTERS
28/05/2020
In Japan, cafe uses capybaras to enforce social distancing

The stuffed animals are seated strategically in the cafe, which is apart of Izu Shaboten Zoo in Shizuoka, forcing diners to sit further apart.

27/05/2020
Sea turtle drifts into Hadera plant, Jan 2013
Flying turtle in Georgia smashes into car's windshield on highway

"Mr Turtle was found at fault but he did not have insurance."

27/05/2020
Amid coronavirus outbreak, a Russian artist creates masks for insects

Though the masks do not actually protect animals – since they are in fact dead, and it is unlikely that insects could even contract coronavirus in the first place – the meaning is symbolic.

25/05/2020
Alligator who survived WW2 bombing raid, Cold War dies at 84

Rumors were abound that the alligator may have spent some years as part of Adolf Hitler's personal collection.

24/05/2020
Scientists spot an alien planet as it is being formed

More than 4,000 planets have been discovered orbiting stars beyond our solar system.

By REUTERS
20/05/2020
Colombian director films quarantine comedy 'The Bathroom' with phones

Colombian director Harold Trompetero, who has directed 21 films and produced another 30, is now tackling an unusual project amid a nationwide coronavirus quarantine that has his actors stuck at home.

By REUTERS
16/05/2020
Roy Horn of Las Vegas magic duo Siegfried and Roy dies of COVID-19

Fischbacher and Horn, who were both born in Germany, co-founded their stage act after meeting on a cruise ship in the late 1950s before bringing the show to Las Vegas in 1967.

By REUTERS
09/05/2020
English-speaking comedian Benji Lovitt
How the coronavirus has triggered a flood of Jewish comedy

As the COVID-19 outbreak kills thousands, gags, memes and funny videos are spreading even faster than the virus itself. We might be scared, but we seem determined to carry on laughing.

By PAULA SLIER
07/05/2020
Yair Netanyahu is now a far-right German politician's poster boy

Netanyahu was criticizing a joint Israeli-Palestinian ceremony on Israel’s Memorial Day that was funded by the EU.

By BEN SALES/JTA
07/05/2020
10 Facts About Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, has evolved as a celebration of Mexican heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations.

Comedian Elayne Boosler says cousin wrongfully buried in Catholic cemetery

Comedian Elayne Boosler said a Brooklyn nursing home did not notify relatives of her 83-year-old cousin’s death and buried the remains in a Catholic cemetery rather than her Jewish family plot.

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
05/05/2020
US President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping arrive at state dinner, Great Hall, 2017
China mocks US coronavirus response in Lego-like animation

The short, titled 'Once Upon a Virus', is part of a war of words between the US and China over the disease's origins, which emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan and has grown into a global pandemic.

By REUTERS
02/05/2020
SECURITY SURVEILLANCE monitors. Privacy advocates argue that even if the official transfer of data d
Utah ends surveillance service over firm's ties to KKK, synagogue shooting

Patton drove the car as a Klan leader and shot out the windows of the synagogue with a semi-automatic weapon.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
01/05/2020
Alaska school district removes ‘Catch 22’ from curriculum

Teachers will no longer be able to teach ‘The Great Gatsby,’ 'Catch 22' and other important works in their classrooms.

London Orthodox school redacted books to hide monarchs’ immodest behavior

A haredi Orthodox girls high school in London redacted history books to cover up what it considers the immodest behavior of British monarchs.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
29/04/2020
Toilet paper
US toilet paper hunters on a roll as stores restock after shortages

About 48% of US grocery stores were out of stock of toilet paper for some part of the day on April 19, the latest date for which figures were available.

By REUTERS
28/04/2020
Egypt calls to censor social media after TikTok star, belly dancer jailed

Instagram and TikTok influencer Haneen Hossam, 20, is under 15 days detention for a post encouraging women to broadcast videos in exchange for money

By REUTERS
28/04/2020
German doctors pose nude online to protest lack of protective masks, gowns

The naked doctors said that outpatient and general practice care for COVID-19 patients was as important as hospital care, putting them on the frontline in the fight to contain the coronavirus.

By REUTERS
28/04/2020
Nadia, a 4-year-old female Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo, that the zoo said on April 5, 2020 has te
'Tiger King' LGBTQ zoo-keeper hopes fame aids the gender pronoun debate

Throughout the series the good-natured keeper is referred to as "she" despite identifying as male since childhood.

By REUTERS
28/04/2020
Sand cat suspected of dying from coronavirus at Ramat Gan Safari

Once at the Pathological Institute, the sand cat was sent to the department of virology after initial testing showed a "high likelyhood" of coronavirus, based on the cat's initial symptoms.

Two sisters die a century apart, both from global pandemics

Selma Esther Ryan, 96, passed away on April 14, and was one of five residents who had contracted the coronavirus while living in an assisted living home in Austin Texas.

22/04/2020
Coronavirus: US hip-hop community joins the fight

"We can turn the tide in our community," said rapper Ice-T, who will be taking part along with rappers Chuck D, Nas, Kurtis Blow, Biz Markie, and Kid N Play.

By REUTERS
21/04/2020
Empty bottle and the glass of beer on wooden table
Beer may lose its fizz as CO2 supplies go flat during pandemic

The CO2 in beer and soft drinks is a byproduct of ethanol production, which has gone down significantly since the pandemic began, as roads have been largely empty across the US.

By REUTERS
18/04/2020
Taylor Swift.
Taylor Swift cancels all 2020 shows to curb spread of coronavirus

The singer invited her audience to ‘Shake it Off’ next year and urged them to stay safe and healthy.

People holding mobile phones are silhouetted against a backdrop projected with the Twitter logo
Twitter users think of #How2020CouldGetWorse

The novel coronavirus, and perhaps the many hours spent at home, led to web users around the world suggest funny videos and pics under the novel hashtag.

5G: Dutch telecommunications towers damaged by 5G protestors

The Telegraaf reported that arsonists had left an anti-5G slogan spray-painted at the scene of one attack.

By REUTERS
12/04/2020
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