A ‘World Cup’ hookah? Video of shisha inspired by FIFA trophy goes viral in Egypt

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Updated 14 June 2018
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A ‘World Cup’ hookah? Video of shisha inspired by FIFA trophy goes viral in Egypt

CAIRO: A video showing a hookah pipe or shisha themed after the iconic FIFA World Cup golden trophy has gone viral among social media users in Egypt.

 Footage appear to show the body of a single-hosed hookah pipe that includes a solid golden-colored lookalike of the “trophy,” kept inside a glass vase. 

The smoker is seen as he enjoys blowing plumes of smoke in the video, which is thought to be taken in a coffeeshop in Egypt. Arab News cannot independently verify the video’s location. 

The FIFA World Cup craze grips millions around the world every time the tournament is held. 

The football fever hits fans as they exhibit their passion for the sport in different ways. 


Hero dog saves Indian family in flood-hit Kerala

Indian residents look at houses destroyed by flood waters at Kannappankundu in Kozhikode, in the Indian state of Kerala on August 10, 2018. (AFP)
Updated 14 August 2018
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Hero dog saves Indian family in flood-hit Kerala

  • Kerala, famed for its pristine palm-lined beaches and tea plantations, is battered by the monsoon every year but the rains have been particularly severe this season
  • More than a million foreign tourists visited Kerala last year

NEW DELHI: A family in the flood-ravaged Indian state of Kerala narrowly escaped death after their pet dog woke them up moments before a landslide destroyed their home, local media reported Monday.
Mohanan P. and his family were sleeping at home in the mountainous Idukki district when their pet dog started barking raucously at around 3:00 am, waking the household.
“That’s when we realized something was wrong. I went out to see and we had to just rush out of the house,” Mohanan told Indian news network NDTV.
No sooner had the family rushed out when the landslide plowed down a nearby hill and demolished their home.
The family, dog in tow, have since moved to a government-run relief camp nearby.
Flash floods triggered by the annual monsoon rains have pounded the southern tourist hotspot in the past few days, killing 39 people and leaving 100,000 more homeless so far.