Pizza Hut in Saudi Arabia yanks ad after ‘insulting’ people who stutter

Monday, 23 October 2017

Pizza Hut sparked Saudi anger after they published an ad deemed disrespectful for mocking people who stutter. The ad published on Sunday by Pizza Hut on its Twitter account was shortly yanked by the company that apologized for the blunder amid people’s demands to boycott the food chain.The ad, posted on the same day as International Stuttering Awareness Day, promoted the chain’s pizzas and repeated letters to make it look like someone who stutters is reading.The Saudi Ministry of ...

WATCH: Baby hears mom saying ‘I love you’ for first time in emotional video

Sunday, 22 October 2017

A video has shown the “miracle moment” in which a baby girl could hear her mother’s voice with the help of a hearing aid.In the heartwarming video, which has been viewed more than 15 million times on Facebook, the mom says “I love you” while holding back tears. Watch the baby’s reaction. 

Donald Trump’s Renoir painting is a fake, museum experts reckon

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Is it quite the perfectionist replica or is it really the original? This is the controversy that has stirred media platforms over the last few days after Trump’s biographer spilled the beans on the truth behind US President Donald Trump’s Pierre-Auguste Renoir Two Sisters (On The Terrace) painting. Speaking to Vanity Fair Tim O’Brien, Trump’s biographer, said that the Renoir painting hanging in Trump’s residence is fake. Confrontation He claims that as a Chicago boy ...

Egyptian man’s unusual outdoor photoshoot with grandmom enthuses many

Friday, 20 October 2017

Social media users in Egypt have warmed up to and are sharing a special photoshoot by a young Egyptian man with his 80-year-old grandmother. The young man from the Upper Egypt governorate of Minya decided to embark with his grandmother for a unique photoshoot. The resulting series of pictures have taken the internet by storm when he published them on Facebook. Abdullah Mohammad, the photographer assigned by the young man for the shoot, said for decades after being at home, “she is ...

Egyptian father beats toddler to death for not completing homework

Friday, 20 October 2017

A 5-year-old Egyptian girl died after being beaten by her father for failing to do her nursery homework. Police in Giza, south of Cairo, received a notification from the Boulaq Ad Dakrour Hospital two days ago to inform them that a 5-year-old was transferred to hospital with bruises all over her body including on her head and chest. After investigating the incident, it turned out that her’s father assaulted her using a plastic pipe because she failed to do her homework. Neighbors ...

Mystery of 400 ancient stone structures in Saudi Harrat Khaybar region

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

In a remote desert area in Saudi Arabia, archaeologists have found around 400 mysterious stone structures on the edge of volcanoes that are possibly thousands of years old. The team found the stone structures using Google Earth and these formations have been dubbed the ‘gates’ because they appear to look like field gates from above, reported UK’s Mail Online. Some of these strange features are more than four times the length of a football pitch, and are built on ancient ...

Louis XIV, Napoleon diamond to be auctioned off in Geneva

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

A large, pink diamond once set in the crowns of numerous French kings and emperors will go under the hammer in Geneva next month, the Christie’s auction house said Wednesday. “Le Grand Mazarin”, a 19.07-carat light pink diamond, was a gift to Louis XIV in 1661 and was set in the crowns of almost all of the monarchs and emperors of France who followed, Christie’s said. The diamond is “a timeless symbol of beauty, a French royal treasure adorning no fewer than seven ...

VIDEO: Collision of dead stars unlocks ‘new chapter’ for astronomy

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Scientists confirmed on October 16 that they detected a cataclysmic neutron star collision about 130 million light years away from Earth, an event they said has ushered in a new chapter for astronomy.The rare cosmic phenomenon - called a kilonova, according to a New York Times report - was detected on August 17.Two neutron stars - crushed leftover cores of massive stars that long ago exploded as supanovas, according to NASA - collided in the southern constellation of Hydra.The LIGO executive ...

WATCH: Brazilian family with 12 fingers, toes putting them to good use

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Flexible fingers are essential to play music and sports and perform other activities, so what if you have 12 fully functional fingers? This is the case with the Da Silva family from Brazil as 14 of its members, including a newborn, were all born with six fingers and toes thanks to the genetic syndrome polydactyly which is relatively common as it happens in about 1 in 1,000 babies. The family has made use of this mutation to play music and sports, particularly as football keepers. The mother ...

Baboon burglars: Tribe of monkeys loot a fruit truck in Algeria

Monday, 16 October 2017

In a rare incident, a group of wild monkeys attacked one of the cars loaded with fruit bags in Algeria. The monkeys pounced on the truck and took the fruit bags and ate their contents. The chaotic scene led to the road’s closure. A video clip posted social media showed the incident taking place on a highway connecting the eastern cities of Bejaia and Jijel. The cities of Bejaia and Jijel are one of the most common areas where wild monkeys live because of the presence of dense forests. ...

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