#OddlyEnough18: Guard Reunites Baby Elephant With Mother And More!

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Happy New Year! This week, Oddly Enough features some intriguing stories like how you shouldn’t trust a person wearing a ‘Trust Me’ shirt, the carbon footprint left behind by superheroes, the baby elephant rescued by a forest official in Tamil Nadu, an analysis of the consumption of Chinese youth and much more.

Don’t ‘Trust Me’ – Police Nab Theft Suspect Wearing Shirt with Assuring Text

A suspect wearing a t-shirt with the text ‘Trust Me’ was caught by the police for his alleged involvement in a car theft. The police caught Wilmer Lara Garcia and his accomplice not long after they had stolen the car. They have been charged with auto theft as well as forgery since a few forged checks were found with them.

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Bad Superheroes – Scientist Calculates Carbon Footprint Left by Comic Book Heroes

The world might just be better off without superheroes trying to save it. Stanford University geologist Miles Traer has calculated the energy and destruction that could possibly be caused if superheroes in action. The nine superheroes include Superman, Batman, Flash, Oracle, Jessica Jones, Iron Man, Firebird, Spiderman and Swamp Thing. According to Traer, they would use up hundred times more fossil fuel as compared to the average American.

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Animal Rescue – Forest Guard Saves Elephant, Reunites It with Mother

Palanichamy Sarathkumar bravely rescued a baby elephant that fell into a ditch in Tamil Nadu. He is a part of the Anti-Poaching Squad and later joined the forest department. After rescuing the calf, he thought it would find its way to the mother, but it was too weak to walk. Sarathkumar, who weighs 80 kilos carried the baby elephant weighing 100 kilos all by himself for 50 metres after which the baby and the mother elephant were reunited.

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Consumption First – An Analysis of What Urban Chinese Are Spending On

As massive investments in infrastructure and real estate are only adding to debts in China, there is a steep rise in expenditure by people on consumption products. A subject in this story adds that she spends on beauty products, selfcare and her lifestyle. Most of China’s urban youth is spending their income on health and experience related products. Instant noodle brand Nissin Foods have seen their sales plummet while sportswear giants like Anta Sports Products have seen significant gains.

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Robot Repulsion – AI in San Francisco Allegedly ‘Wages War Against Homeless’

San Francisco’ Mission District comprised of hiring a 400-pound robot. The robot’s responsibility was to clean up the streets and making it safer for its citizens with lessening crime rates. But, a month into the job and the robot was smeared with faeces, barbecue sauce and nearly toppled by an attacker. This mean machine was also accused of discriminating against homeless people and sparked outrage. It was immediately suspended.

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Vijayta Lalwani

Vijayta Lalwani

The young lady from Lagos has always been keen on a career in journalism. Pune365 was hence the right stop. We agree. vijayta@pune365.com
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