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Piano prodigy sets record


Eleven-year-old musician Ethan Bortnick has set the Guinness World Record as the youngest solo musician to headline his own concert tour. Piano player Bortnick has headlined a show in Las Vegas, Nevada and has shared a stage with everyone from Elton John to Beyonce. Now he holds the Guinness World Records title as The World’s Youngest Solo Musician to Headline his own Tour at the age of nine. Bortnick was presented his certificate by an official from Guinness in New York City on July 25.

Dog gives birth to a kitten

Jeong Pyong-bong, a man in North Korea, claims that his dog recently had a litter of puppies, only they were not all puppies. One of the little dogs was meowing and purring like a kitten. Pyong-Bong admits that it’s a little strange but said that his dog was quite fond of cats. As per Pyong-Bong, his dog disappeared one night and must have hooked up with one of the alley cats.

Despite his insistence the puppy is a kitten, experts have said such a ‘miracle birth’ was genetically impossible. The number and trait of chromosomes in canines and felines are different.

Double decker bus that does push-ups

A bus has been transformed into an exercising artwork that can perform push-ups. Artist David Cerny created The London Booster by attaching huge arms, suspension mechanics and adding groaning sound effects to the 1957 double decker bus. The Czech artist said the piece could be seen as ironic because push-ups are a common exercise for every sportsman but also punishment. The big red rig, nicknamed the London Booster, does push-ups with the help of an engine powering a pair of robotic arms. It does this with recorded sounds of grunting and groaning like an athlete working out. It will be parked outside the Czech Olympic headquarters in London for the duration of the 2012 Olympic Games.

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