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26th May 2020

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Sardar Patel’s Statue of Unity at $4 Billion

Police in India lodged a case against an unknown online fraudster who tried selling the world’s largest statue for $4 billion, claiming the proceeds would be used to help the Gujarat state government fund its fight against the coronavirus. cybercrimes have surged since the health scare gripped the country. With scams ranging from free mobile recharges, to offers of free Netflix subscriptions, federal home ministry officials say there has been 86% percent rise in cyber crime in the past four weeks. Fake versions of the flagship ‘PM CARES Fund’ payments interface that many Indians & NRIs have fallen prey.

American Idol is shooting on iPhones

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Several Chinese emperors died from taking an "immortality" elixir.

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More people drown in deserts than die of thirst.

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World's longest-running TV cartoon reruns

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World's longest-running TV cartoon reruns

Millions of Japanese viewers of the world’s longest-running animated cartoon TV show will have to make do with reruns from next week after the coronavirus pandemic disrupted production. Aired every Sunday since 1969,“Sazae-san” show featuring the everyday ups and downs of suburban Japanese housewife Sazae and her extended family, is a household name for many generations.
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A million people are pretending to be ants on Facebook

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A million people are pretending to be ants on Facebook

Since the beginning of March, a "group where we all pretend to be ants in an ant colony" has grown from 100,000 members to more than 1.7 million, according to its creator, Tyrese Childs and the number of people vying to join keeps rising. The concept: Members of the ant group post photos and videos about being ants. They live to serve their fictional queen and find her food, such as crumbles, candy and ice cream. More than 18,000 Facebook users responded to a post of ants on ice cream, writing comments like, "LIFT," "MUNCH", "LINK", "NOM," "SLURP" and "LIFT.TO.THE.QUEEN.
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"It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation" ~ Herman Melville

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