Weird News

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September 07, 2017

A new world record has been set for carrying mugs of beer in southeastern Germany.

In Bavaria, which is also home to Oktoberfest, the world's biggest beer festival, Oliver Struempfel cradled 31 beer-filled tankards stacked up in two tiers, walked 40 metres and then set them down.

But two tipped over at the last minute, so that the record is 29 jugs, or more than 69 kg (152 lb) of beer and glass.

"I first did 27, because I wanted to be sure and then at the end I said, 'Let's add another one and get over 30'," Struempfel said. "Unfortunately, it didn't quite work, but having managed to put 29 down ... I think it's amazing."

To prepare for Sunday's attempt, Struempfel said, he has trained at the gym three to four times a week since February.

"When I think about it, it's 200 hours for about 40 seconds of walking," he said after the feat.

He had set the previous world record of 25 jugs in 2014, Munich daily Merkur said.

A kitten found walking in a busy Massachusetts highway tunnel has been rescued with the help of state police troopers who shut down traffic for it.

Police said Sunday on Facebook the kitten decided to "play a little hide and seek" in the Ted Williams Tunnel in Boston.

Sergeant Bob Dateo shut traffic down. The Animal Rescue League of Boston quickly rescued the kitten.

A trooper posted a photo of the wayward kitten on social media. A video taken by police shows the kitten walking along the side of the road as cars drive by.

Police say they need ideas on what to name the kitten.

The kitten will be put up for adoption when it's medically cleared.

The recipe for a record-breaking guacamole? 25,000 avocados and 1,000 people to mash them.

That is what avocado growers in Mexico's Jalisco state mobilised on Sunday to break the world record for the biggest guacamole, a whopping three tonnes (6,600 lb) of delicious dip made from 'green gold.'

The mass mash-up was part entertainment and part politicking, as growers and Mexico make the point that they and the guacamole loving Americans have benefited from the North American Free Trade Agreement that is now under threat from US President Donald Trump.

More than 600 student chefs and 400 people from the rural town of Concepcion de Buenos Aires prepared the traditional dish for thousands people, many of whom came from the Jalisco state capital of Guadalajara.

The state's governor was on hand to receive recognition from a representative of the Guinness Book of World Records.

A monkey named Spiderman has died at a New York zoo after an unusually long life.

The Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester said recently that 43-year-old Spiderman was among the oldest spider monkeys in conservation care.

Spider monkeys have a life expectancy of about 25 years.

A necropsy confirmed that Spiderman had terminal cancer.

Spiderman was born in 1974 and came to the Seneca Park Zoo in 1977 from the Fort Rickey Game Farm in Rome, New York.

The zoo is also home to a female spider monkey, Lucy, who was born in 1975.