Oktoberfest is back for 2022 without any restrictions
This September, the traditional cry of "O'zapft is!" (it's tapped) will sound from Munich again as the world-famous Oktoberfest resumes after a two-year cancellation.
Munich announced the hugely popular celebration of beer, food, and fancy dress will take place between September 17 and October 3, 2022, Germany's national day, after the rollicking annual festival was shut down for two years... Read more
How far under water do you have to be to be safe from a gun shot?
Not far, for normal bullets, anyway. Water is 800 times as dense as air, so if a bullet would travel 800 metres in air before being slowed to a stop, it would only get a metre or so in water. (Probably not a good comparison, as ballistics and such comes into play more with a bullet fired in air, but... Read more
Fierce battles have been reported as Ukraine tries to retake the Russian-occupied southern Kherson region - but military experts have told the BBC it "won't happen quickly"."Heavy fighting is continuing, our soldiers are working around the clock," said Vitaliy Kim, who heads the neighbouring Mykolaiv region.
Ukraine earlier said it had broken through Russia's first line of defence.
But... Read more
Biden signs climate, tax and health bill into law
US President Joe Biden has signed a $700bn (£579bn) bill that aims to fight climate change and healthcare costs while raising taxes mainly on the rich.
The act includes measures to make good on decades of congressional promises to curb the price of prescription drugs.
The final version is more modest in scope than the $3.5tn package first envisaged by... Read more
Manchester United goes to Brentford 4 nothing
Cristiano Ronaldo's first start for Manchester United in 2022-23 ended in a 4-0 thrashing at Brentford on Saturday, which dropped United to the bottom of the Premier League standings.
In their Premier League history, United had never conceded four goals in the first half away from home.
Although Ten Hag's side were able to stop the flow of conceded goals... Read more
Nigeria seizes crystal meth hidden in heads of fish
The authorities in Nigeria have uncovered a haul of crystal methamphetamine that was concealed in heads of fish packed in boxes for export to Dubai.
The haul was found on Friday in a 11.9kg consignment that was presented for export at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.
The Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) announced the seizure on Sunday.... Read more
All 12 Gold medals won by Team Nigeria at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, were won by women!
List of Gold Medalists
Amusan, Oluwatobiloba – 100m Hurdles
The reigning world champion is now the Commonwealth Games champion. The 26-year-old won the 100m hurdles in 12.30 seconds, a games record.
Brume, Ese – Long Jump
Brume maintained her enviable record of getting... Read more
China resort lockdown: Escaping to Sanya only to face fresh curbs
Kyle Newton was hoping for a break in the resort of Sanya on Hainan island - known as "China's Hawaii" - after enduring a harsh two-month Covid lockdown in Shanghai.
His Hainan trip was due to last less than a week and was the teacher's first holiday in China since arriving just as the pandemic broke out. The island lies... Read more
Chelsea set Premier League penalty record as spot-kick king Jorginho seals win against Everton
Chelsea broke several records on their way to sinking Frank Lampard's Everton
Jorginho’s opener for Chelsea was his 20th Premier League goal, with 18 of these coming from the penalty spot, it gives him the highest penalty/goal ratio - 90 percent - of any Premier League player with more than 20 goals in the division.
Hopes Rise that Grain Exports can Resume from Ukraine
While the newly signed deal to resume grain exports through Ukrainian ports offers a “beacon of hope” for countries in increasingly desperate need, close coordination among the parties involved will be critical to its success, the United Nations political affairs chief stressed today, as delegates in the Security Council both welcomed its potential for staving off famine and condemned the... Read more
Nigerian World Record Holder, Tobi Amusan Qualifies for 100m Commonwealth Hurdles Final
New world record holder of the women's 100m hurdles, Tobi Amusan, on Friday qualified for the final of the women's 100m hurdles at the ongoing Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Amusan raced to a massive 12.40s to dominate Round 1Heat 3 to qualify for Sunday's final. The world champion has the chance to defend her Commonwealth Games title, which she won... Read more
Florida woman arrested for having sex with her dog while boyfriend filmed
A Florida woman was arrested Tuesday after allegedly performing sexual acts with her dog while her ex-boyfriend recorded on video.
According to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Department, Christina Calello, 36, "willingly engaged in sexual activity with the dog on multiple occasions" over the course of eight years.
Her ex-boyfriend, 39-year-old Geoffrey Springer, allegedly recorded the encounters and put them on... Read more
Monkeypox outbreak- a public health emergency
The US declares the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency, heeding calls by public health groups for a stronger response
The Biden administration on Thursday declared monkeypox a public health emergency, with cases on the rise across the US.
The announcement came during a briefing with the Department of Health and Human Services.
The administration has been criticized at times... Read more
Jamie Carragher blasts Jesse Lingard for signing a one-year, £120,000-a-week deal at Nottingham Forest
The former Man United midfielder completed a move to the newly-promoted Premier League side last month after snubbing West Ham, who were also interested in his services.
Jamie Carragher reportedly said that "He went for the money". Jesse Lingard on the other hand didn't debunk Jamie's claim but even confirmed it to be true.
Let's watch how he performs this... Read more
President Biden demands Russia releases Brittney Griner immediately after the WNBA star was sentenced to 9 years in prison
President Joe Biden called on Russia to "release her immediately" after Brittney Griner was sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison.
The WNBA superstar and two-time Olympic gold medalist was found guilty of drug-smuggling charges after customs agents at a Moscow airport found vape cartridges containing hashish oil in her luggage back in February.
Griner and her defense maintained... Read more
Naomi Judd leaves daughters; Wynonna and Ashley out of her will
Naomi Judd reportedly leaves her daughters out of her will. Naomi Judd who died by suicide on April 30 named her husband Larry Strickland as the executor of her estate.
According to Radar, Wynonna is unsatisfied with her mother's will and believes that she played a major role in her mother's success.
As of press time, no legal representative... Read more
Japanese city alarmed by biting, clawing, attacking monkeys
People in a southwestern Japanese city have come under attack from monkeys that are trying to snatch babies, biting and clawing at flesh, and sneaking into nursery schools.
The attacks — on 58 people since July 8 — are getting so bad Yamaguchi city hall hired a special unit to hunt the animals with tranquilizer guns.
The monkeys aren’t interested... Read more
The UK’s Heatwave
Some Residents wryly describe this boiler situation that switching to the cold side of the pillow doesn't exist and that If you want to witness the atmosphere in mercury then drive a car that has been parked under the sun with the windows rolled up.
The UK's fatal climate reached an all-time high of 40 degrees thanks to global warming... Read more