Fifty meters up and two apart – Belgium’s dinner-in-the-sky relaunches

A nine tons structure that can accommodate a total of thirty two guests, suspended from a crane at a height of fifty meters is seen during an event known as “Dinner in the Sky 2.0 New Generation? in Brussels, Belgium September 16, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Belgians looking for a different culinary experience … Read more Fifty meters up and two apart – Belgium’s dinner-in-the-sky relaunches

Trump or Biden? Peruvian shamans try to predict U.S. election winner

LIMA (Reuters) – With incense smoke, flowers and photos of President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden, Peruvian shamans performed an ancestral ritual on Wednesday for the U.S. elections, but there was little agreement about who would win the Nov. 3 ballot. Chanting and blowing a traditional Andean shell instrument, the shamans, dressed in … Read more Trump or Biden? Peruvian shamans try to predict U.S. election winner

Wanted: Animal Godparents for Chilean Zoo in ‘Bleak’ Year

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Oliver the rhinoceros, King Julien the lemur, Chilly Willy the penguin and their friends are urgently seeking sponsors for their bed and board in a Chilean zoo as visitors have dwindled to zero with the arrival of coronavirus. Buin Zoo, on the outskirts of the capital Santiago, is ordinarily one of the … Read more Wanted: Animal Godparents for Chilean Zoo in ‘Bleak’ Year

A.I. robot serves customers at Seoul restaurant

An employee puts a meal on an artificial intelligence serving robot during a demonstration at a restaurant in Seoul, South Korea, September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (Reuters) – “Aglio Kim”, a trolley-like robot which uses artificial intelligence (A.I.), is delivering food to customers at a restaurant in Seoul, in order to minimise human contact and … Read more A.I. robot serves customers at Seoul restaurant

Vietnamese man with five-metre hair says lifelong grow-out is divine calling

DONG HOA, Vietnam (Reuters) – While coronavirus lockdowns caused many men across the world to grow their hair longer than usual, none compare with Vietnam’s Nguyen Van Chien who has gone almost 80 years without a trim. The 92-year-old from the southern Mekong Delta region is the proud owner of five-metre long dreadlocks, owing to … Read more Vietnamese man with five-metre hair says lifelong grow-out is divine calling

Indians seek out fortune tellers to fight COVID-19 blues

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – In his golden-hued office, decked out with peacock feathers and crystal balls, Indian mystic healer and astrologer Sanjay Sharma is busy offering his clients a peek into their future as the COVID-19 pandemic has muddied their present. “Right now people are really frightened about their future,” said Sharma, with flowing hair … Read more Indians seek out fortune tellers to fight COVID-19 blues

Girl, 3, survives wild skyride caught in tail of giant kite

A child is pulled up in the air by a kite at an International Kite Flying Festival, in Hsinchu, Taiwan August 30, 2020 in this screen grab obtained from a social media video. Facebook @viasblog.tw/via REUTERS (Reuters) – A three-year-old girl entangled in the tail of a giant kite survived a terrifying ride after being … Read more Girl, 3, survives wild skyride caught in tail of giant kite

Bear necessities? Furry visitor on the prowl in California store

(Reuters) – At a North California supermarket last week, one visitor likely had only one thing in mind – the bear necessities. Shoppers at the Kings Beach Safeway by Lake Tahoe found an otherwise routine trip to the store on Aug. 25 disrupted by an inquisitive bear in the produce aisle, video footage posted online … Read more Bear necessities? Furry visitor on the prowl in California store

‘Smart crib’ aims to help rockabye baby

FREMONT, Calif. (Reuters) – As every new parent knows, sleep can go out the window after the arrival of a newborn. That was certainly the case for parents Radhika and Bharath Patil, who seeking relief for their own disrupted sleep patterns, put their electronic engineering backgrounds together to create a “smart crib. Their crib, powered … Read more ‘Smart crib’ aims to help rockabye baby

Japan sushi chef using bodybuilder delivery to buoy COVID-19 hit business

TOKYO (Reuters) – A sushi restaurant in central Japan is trying to boost sluggish demand during the coronavirus pandemic by sending shirtless bodybuilders to deliver food to its customers. The service dubbed “Delivery Macho”, was established by 41-year-old Imazushi chef Masanori Sugiura who is also a competition bodybuilder. Sugiura has recruited his friends who worked … Read more Japan sushi chef using bodybuilder delivery to buoy COVID-19 hit business