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You’re probably already clenching your knees together after reading the title, but yes, the chainsaw was originally invented to assist in childbirth. Before the common use of the caesarian section, all babies had to be passed through the birth canal. Which certainly makes sense. But, as we know, babies can become obstructed in the there […]

As we celebrate International Museum Day today, we at Radio Sargam thought to share something different. If dusty fossils don’t do it for you, these strange venues offer something a little different. We’ve rounded up ten of the world’s weirdest museums. 1. Meguro Parasitological Museum, Tokyo, Japan Those prone to squeamishness should probably avoid this […]

Brianna Mary Shihadeh is a dreadlock artist living in California, who has a passion for body modification. She has surgically split her tongue and has now said that she can taste two separate things at the same time. Ms Shihadeh, who has over 228,000 followers on Instagram, recently posted a reel on the social media […]

A 72-year-old man in Thailand recently cremated his wife after living with her dead remains for more than two decades. According to Independent, Charn Janwatchakal finally bid farewell to his wife on April 30 – 21-years after she died. A distressing video shared on Facebook shows Janwatchakal assisting Bangkok Foundation staff in taking his wife’s coffin outside […]

Though native to South America, pineapples (scientific name: Ananas comosus) made their way to the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, and it was here that Christopher Columbus first spotted their spiky crowns in 1493. Columbus and his crew took pineapples back to Spain, where everyone loved how sweet this new, exotic fruit tasted. They tried to […]

A South African athlete unofficially broke a jump roping world record when he completed 71,185 skips in eight hours. SD Heijns, 21, took on the record at Time Square in the Menlyn area of Pretoria. His rope skips were tallied by the Sports Science Lab using electronic equipment. Heijns completed 71,185 skips in the eight hour period, […]

An Idaho man with a hobby of breaking Guinness World Records achieved one of his most dangerous titles by walking 206 feet and 8 inches with a powered chainsaw balanced on his chin. David Rush, who has broken more than 200 Guinness World Records to promote STEM education, took on the record for farthest distance walked balancing a chainsaw […]

Some towns get unusual names through marketing chutzpah or misplaced enthusiasm or even through bad spelling. But Whynot, North Carolina might be the most relatable story of all: it’s probably the world’s only town named out of sheer boredom. Whynot is located in the Piedmont Triad region of north-central North Carolina, about eighty miles east […]

Today, candlelight is primarily used for romantic dinners or temporary solutions during power outages. Before electricity, however, the candle had diverse uses. Candles were a critical source of light, they could be affixed to chandeliers or carried around conveniently in brass holders. And their wax could be used to seal correspondence for privacy or official […]

For generations, they have signified femininity and glamour – but a pair of high heels was once an essential accessory for men. Beautiful, provocative, sexy – high heels may be all these things and more, but even their most ardent fans wouldn’t claim they were practical. They’re no good for hiking or driving. They get […]