News: Offbeat

The Mexicans and their World Cup cardboard cutout friend

Monday  09:32,   25 june 2018
msn

Mexican supporter Javier Amador was all set to join his mates on an epic Russian World Cup adventure before crying off at the last minute. Disappointed, his friends decided that Javier would accompany them in Russia after all -- in lifesize[...]

This optical illusion has been confusing people for almost 500 years — can you figure it out?

Monday  09:31,   25 june 2018
msn

"The Ambassadors" is a painting by Hans Holbein the Younger that is almost 500 years old. It features an optical illusion that is still boggling people's minds to this day.If you look at the painting head-on, there's a giant shape[...]

Meet Smoothie, the Feline Known as 'The World's Most Photogenic Cat'

Monday  09:31,   25 june 2018
usmagazine

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'Pretty amazing': Alberta researchers spot new fossil species - and its lunch

Friday  13:38,   22 june 2018
cbc.ca

University of Alberta researchers have discovered a new species of ancient underwater lizards in a fossil so well preserved they can see what it had for lunch. "We know what it was eating," said Ilaria Paparella, a PhD candidate who worked on the [...]

A 20-year-old is turning famous paintings into incredibly detailed makeup art on her face

Friday  13:38,   22 june 2018
msn

Pamela Tellez Coria creates intricate makeup art on her face — much of it inspired by classic artwork. Several of her creations have gone viral. - She started getting interested in makeup when she was 14, Coria told INSIDER.It's hard enough to get[...]

Man manages to get a table at restaurant by pretending to be Moroccan prime minister

Friday  13:38,   22 june 2018
msn

Trying to book a table at an in-demand restaurant is never as easy as it seems. Just ask Patrick Bateman about the pressures of trying to get into a high-end[...]

Rat breaches bank ATM in India, eats $18,000 worth of cash

Friday  09:42,   22 june 2018
reuters

<p>When bank technicians in India were finally summoned to investigate why an ATM (automated teller machine) had not been working for days, they began to smell a rat.</p>What they found inside the ATM was almost $18,000 worth of shredded[...]

This ancient Chinese tomb held a royal, her extinct ape — and a warning

Friday  09:42,   22 june 2018
washingtonpost

Thousands of years ago, a gibbon was buried with a member of the Chinese elite. Now these gibbons are gone.And humans, the scientists say, are the likely agents of these gibbons'[...]

'Everyone's hair is still holding up well': Girlfriend's hilarious play-by-play account of England's World Cup victory for her boyfriend over WhatsApp goes viral

Friday  09:42,   22 june 2018
dailymail.co.uk

The devoted girlfriend revealed how she gave her partner a running commentary of what was going on in the match between England and Tunisia, as he was still on his way home.The devoted girlfriend, posting under the username lightningstarr, revealed[...]

These Sparrows Have Been Singing the Same Songs for 1500 Years

Friday  09:41,   22 june 2018
mentalfloss

Talk about a one-hit[...]

Toddler Who Parallel Parked Her Car on the Street Receives Cute 'Ticket'

Thursday  14:05,   21 june 2018
insideedition

Her mom said it was a kind gesture.Covington police said an officer spotted the toy vehicle, a BMW, parallel parked on the side of the road in 3-year-old Kendyll’s neighborhood. It was "next to the big guy’s vehicles,” the department said on[...]

California Family Orders a Bike Online, Winds Up With a Bearded Dragon

Thursday  14:05,   21 june 2018
insideedition

Falkor apparently hitched a ride inside their Walmart delivery.It all started when the Brummet family of San Jacinto ordered a mountain bike from Walmart, meant to be a gift for their[...]

Blood, sweat and accessories - artist recycles bodily fluids for fashion

Thursday  09:55,   21 june 2018
reuters

<p>Struggling to make your fashion more personal? No sweat. A London fashion student can help you decorate your attire with crystal accessories formed from your bodily excretions.</p>Royal College of Art graduate Alice Potts showcased her[...]

A 12-Year-Old Boy Called Police Twice Because He Didn’t Like His Salad

Thursday  08:56,   21 june 2018
usmagazine

A Canadian boy has taken his dislike for greens to a whole new level!&nbsp;On June 14, the Halifax District Royal Canadian Mounted Police took to Facebook to remind the community they serve when it is and is not appropriate to call 911 for help. [...]

Akon 'to build real life Wakanda' in Senegal

Thursday  08:56,   21 june 2018
news.sky

Grammy-nominated artist Akon is planning to build a futuristic city in Senegal and base its entire economy around a new cryptocurrency named after himself. The multi-platinum-selling music producer unveiled the ambitious project at a creatives[...]