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JohnThomas Didymus

Digital Journalist based in Lagos, 05, Nigeria. Joined on Oct 1, 2011
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Blue and black? Or white and gold? Net debates color of a dress

On Thursday, the Internet became engrossed in a heated debate over the colors of a dress. Some said that the colors were blue and black, while others were equally convinced that the colors were white and gold.

Total eclipse of the sun will be seen over Europe on March 20

London - Europe will experience a major solar eclipse event on the morning of 20 March. The eclipse of the sun by the moon to be seen across Europe will be the biggest solar eclipse event on the continent since August 1999.

Baby woolly rhino, 10,000 years old, found in Siberian permafrost

Yakutsk - A baby woolly rhinoceros, believed to be 10,000 years old, has been discovered well-preserved in Siberian permafrost. The discovery is causing excitement because it is the first time that an infant specimen of the extinct species has been found.

Homan Square, CIA-style 'black site,' uncovered in Chicago

Chicago - A report published by the UK's Guardian uncovers a secret facility called Homan Square, run by the Chicago Police Department. At the facility, police employ methods that reflect the abuses at the overseas detention facilities of the war on terror.

Italian fisherman reels in monster 280-pound catfish [Photos]

Veneto - While fishing in the Po Delta last week, an Italian fisherman, Dino Ferrari, managed to reel in a 280-pound wels catfish. The monstrous fish is being touted as the largest wels catfish ever caught with a rod and reel.

Four new huge craters in Siberia spark fears of looming disaster

Novosibirsk - Russian scientists have discovered four new holes in Siberia. The new discoveries have raised fears that rising temperatures due to global warming have triggered a process of methane gas eruptions that could lead to an environmental disaster.

Police officers pay respect as Judge, police dog, is euthanized

Trenton - West Deptford Police Department officers and their dogs lined the streets on Friday to pay tribute to a much-loved veteran K-9 dog named Judge as he was being taken to the hospital to be put down, after a prolonged illness.

Parents are giving children anti-vax bleach enemas to cure autism

Little Rock - Some U.S. parents are reportedly trying to cure autism in their children by using a dangerous "cure-all" bleach solution called "Miracle Mineral Solution," being marketed as a way to "flush out" from their children's systems vaccines that cause autism.

Dutch man survives fall off 4,000ft 'World's End' cliff [Video]

Colombo - A Dutch man survived a fall from a 4,000ft cliff at a Sri Lankan national park. The man was on honeymoon with his bride at the Horton Plains National Park in Nuwara Eliya, when he fell from the World's End cliff, the major attraction at the park.

Niagara Falls freezes: Majestic sights of icy wonderland [Photos]

Niagara Falls has frozen over due to extreme weather conditions persisting across the East Coast. Meteorologists say the Falls will likely stay frozen as temperatures fall even lower with high winds in the East Coast in the next days.

Journalist experiences 'Ten hours of walking in Paris as a Jew'

Paris - An Israeli journalist has recorded a video entitled, "Ten hours of walking in Paris as a Jew," which purports to depict the Jewish experience of antisemitism in France.

Dog tracks down owner recovering from cancer surgery [Video]

Cedar Rapids - A miniature schnauzer named Sissy, gave a convincing demonstration of the special bond between a dog and its human owner that has earned dogs the title of "man's best friend."

President Obama's goofy BuzzFeed video goes viral

Washington - A new video reveals what President Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, does when no one is watching. The video, produced by BuzzFeed, and released on Thursday, is titled "Things Everybody Does But Doesn't Talk about."

Meet Hulk, probably the world's largest pit bull at 174 lbs

Meet Hulk, believed to be the world's largest American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT). The massive dog, tipping the scale at nearly 174 lbs, was bred by a New Hampshire firm, Dark Dynasty K9's, which specializes in breeding intimidating guard dogs.

Watch McDonald's employee trash restaurant after being fired

Saint Paul - A customer filmed an employee's epic meltdown at a McDonald's in St. Paul, Minnesota, after he was fired. The furious ex-employee was caught on camera smashing and trashing everything in sight in the area behind the counter.

Target employees show teenager how to tie a tie for job interview

Raleigh - A photo showing employees at a North Carolina Target store instructing a young customer preparing for a job interview how to tie a tie has gone viral online. The target employees also gave the young man practical tips about how to face a job interview

Wife divorces husband who won't abandon son with Down syndrome

Yerevan - A woman, who gave birth to a son with Down syndrome, filed for divorce from her husband because she wanted to abandon the baby but her husband refused. She wanted to abandon the baby because she thought keeping him would bring "shame" to her family.

Stephen Fry says God is an 'evil, capricious, selfish maniac'

Dublin - In an interview with Gay Byrne for RTE television's "The Meaning of Life," the British comedian and atheist Stephen Fry launched into a tirade against God, saying that if the deity existed he should be considered "utterly evil, capricious and monstrous."

'Flying horse' UFO spotted over Mexico's erupting Colima volcano

Mexico - A horse-shaped UFO, reminiscent of the Greek mythological Pegasus, was captured on video hovering over the Colima volcano, one of Mexico's most active, located 300 miles west of Mexico City.

North Carolina woman's scary road rage ouburst caught on video

Randleman - Randolph County Sheriff's deputies posted online Monday, footage recorded on a highway in North Carolina by a woman as she drove with her granddaughter in the backseat. The clip shows another driver, a woman, in a shocking display of road rage outburst.
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