Tag Archives: Odd News

Climate computer under a cloud

The Met Office headquarters has been named as one of Britain’s worst public buildings for pollution – due to a £30 million supercomputer used to predict climate change. The giant IBM machine fills two special halls the size of two

Fans urged to drink whisky to ward off swine flu

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian soccer fans have been told to drink whisky on their trip to Wales for next month’s World Cup qualifier to ward off the H1N1 swine flu virus, the head of the country’s supporter association (VOB) have

New Zealand moves closer to Australia

The recent earthquake in Fiordland has shifted the South Island a few hundred millimetres closer to Australia. The trans-Tasman bond has become a little bit tighter following the recent big earthquake in Fiordland. The quake was the largest to strike

Italy to build solar-energy-producing statue of saint

Italy is planning to build a 200ft high, solar energy-producing statue of one of its most cherished saints. The statue of Padre Pio, who was canonised in 2002 by Pope John Paul II and has a huge worldwide following, will

Blood rain falls on India

Red rain in India was a phenomenon observed sporadically from 25 July to 23 September 2001 in the southern state of Kerala. Heavy downpours occurred in which the rain was primarily red, staining clothes and appearing like blood. The colouration