Man blows up house after trying to kill cockroaches

A man blew up his home after trying to kill a group of cockroaches. (Shutterstock)
Updated 11 March 2018
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Man blows up house after trying to kill cockroaches

DUBAI: A man blew up a part of his house in Australia’s Queensland while trying to kill a group of cockroaches using bug spray as a flamethrower, national daily Sydney Morning Herald reported.
“It looks like the guy was using pest spray in the kitchen then a flame was lit which caused a small fire,” a police spokesman told the paper.
Only the man was mildly injured, while his wife and three children were unharmed.


Barbados appoints Ambassador Rihanna

Updated 22 September 2018
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Barbados appoints Ambassador Rihanna

  • Rihanna's home country tasked her with promoting investment and tourism
  • The singer has scored 14 number-one singles on the US Billboard chart

NEW YORK: Rihanna is now Ambassador Rihanna, after her home country tasked her with promoting investment and tourism.
Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley said that Rihanna — real name Robyn Rihanna Fenty — has been conferred the title of ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary.
While the singer will not be formally accredited to another country, Mottley said that Rihanna — whose more colorful songs include “Bitch Better Have My Money” — would be in charge of bringing investment as well as encouraging education and tourism.
“I couldn’t be more proud to take on such a prestigious title in my home country. Every Barbadian is going to have to play their role in this current effort, and I’m ready and excited to take on the responsibility,” Rihanna said in a statement dated Thursday.
Rihanna, 30, grew up in a troubled home in Barbados and was propelled to fame after visiting US producer Evan Rogers recognized her talents.
The singer, who since achieving stardom has lived primarily in Los Angeles and New York, has scored 14 number-one singles on the US Billboard chart, more than any artist except The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Mariah Carey.