Weird News

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January 04, 2016

A Redditt thread has been set up to share cringe-worthy Tinder dates. One user named Demogals was invited to go purse shopping with his date and was given an outline of their future together, which proved one step too far for him.

"From the tops of these rubbish towers sat some of the cats, peering down at me."

A French power station is using cheese to generate electricity.

The plant in Albertville, Savoie, is using the skimmed whey, a by-product of Beaufort cheese, to create power, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reports.

Francois Decker of Valbio, the company behind the project, said: "Whey is our fuel. It's quite simply the same as the ingredient in natural yoghurt."

A group of captive polar bears got a Christmas surprise when they were given 26 tonnes of snow. The Artic residents, who reside at San Diego Zoo, were treated to the snowy gift to make the festive period, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reports.

Zookeeper Susan Purtell said: "They dig great big holes to lay in and certainly roll around in the snow. They've also been digging through the snow to try to find items."

A group of Star Wars fans have tried to break the world record for the largest lightsaber battle. To celebrate the release of the critically acclaimed film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, fans from Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle united for an epic battle in Pershing Square, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reports.

Around 10,000 people took part with the record previously standing at 7,000.