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Cat completely at home during online prayer service Comments 0

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

A cat has been caught on camera drinking some of a vicar’s milk during an online prayer service. Canterbury Cathedral has been running virtual prayer services for worshippers since the UK was put into lockdown on 23 March. Dr Robert Willis, Dean of Canterbury, had been leading a service for Canterbury Cathedral when the feline, Read more

He made a 75-day retreat and wonders if he missed anything Comments 0

Monday, July 6th, 2020

Daniel Thorson went on a solo meditation retreat for 75 days in a small Vermont cabin, cut off from the outside world without a phone, internet, or contact with others. While Thorson spent his time in isolation meditating, he had no clue about the major changes going on in the outside world.  Read more

Goodbye eskimo pie Comments 0

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

The word Eskimo is about to disappear from New Zealand’s shelves. Following in the steps of companies around the world that are removing racist or insensitive names and logos from their products, Tip Top and Pascall confirmed on Wednesday that the word seen as derogatory by Inuit will soon be history. Read more 

Children are told to plan own funeral as homework Comments 0

Monday, June 29th, 2020

A school has been forced to apologise after it told pupils to plan their own funeral as homework during the lockdown. Parents reacted angrily after they found out St Paul’s Catholic School in Leicester had assigned year eight pupils the morbid task. Read more

The curious case of the crop circles in Ngatea Comments 0

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Fairly credible evidence suggests that an alien spacecraft landed in a field in the Hauraki Plains. At 7.30 pm on September 4, 1969, two Straits Air Freight Express pilots reported an unidentified flying object in the form of a fluorescent blue pulsating light beside the pilot’s side window. Read more

New WikiBible Lets Anyone Edit The Scriptures Comments 0

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Utilising Wikipedia’s tried-and-true method of letting anyone in the world edit its content, so you know it’s reliable, a new WikiBible will let anyone edit the inspired Scriptures. The online Bible can be edited on the fly by anyone on the planet, with no login required. Read more

A homeless man bluffed his way into a five-star isolation hotel Comments 0

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

A homeless man bluffed his way into a five-star isolation hotel in Auckland, National MP Michael Woodhouse has claimed. The opposition health spokesman made the claim during an interview on The AM Show on Thursday morning. Read more

New looks for some Latter-day Saint missionaries Comments 0

Monday, June 15th, 2020

Some Latter-day Saint missions may soon allow elders to begin wearing plain blue dress shirts instead of the white shirts they are known for around the globe. Some may also go without a tie, according to new exceptions to the dress standards for men serving missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read more

Nuns shaken but hopeful after robbery Comments 0

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

A community of Dominican nuns in Hawaii is shaken but hopeful after a burglar broke into their convent last week and stole a minivan that the nuns use for their ministry. “It was still a good running car, even if it was 13 years old,” Sister Bernarda Sindol told CNA. Read more

Catholic grocer helps Mexican Jews keep kosher Comments 0

Monday, June 8th, 2020

Noe Trinidad Chavez  a 56-year-old, a native of the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, was born and raised Catholic. Now he’s the owner of two Jewish food shops, including this one that’s no more than 6 feet by 14 feet with a lime-green awning adorned with a Star of David. Read more