News: Offbeat

The world’s most remote places, as seen from space

Wednesday  06:56,   16 november 2016
Quartz

For those dreaming of peace and quiet, here’s a soothing satellite tour of the world’s most remote travel destinations. Longyearbyen, Svalbard, NorwayLongyearbyen is the largest population center of Svalbard, a group of Norwegian islands between[...]

Teenager Bullied For Her Eyebrows Becomes World-Famous Model

Tuesday  19:35,   15 november 2016
Huffington Post UK

A 17-year-old, who was bullied for her thick eyebrows, has found success as a top model. Natalia Castellar, from Puerto Rico, was so harshly teased at school that she debated shaving off her brows - but has now been signed by agencies in LA [...]

Moms Who Once Lost Children During Pregnancy Pose With Their 'Rainbow Babies' to Instill Hope in Other Moms

Tuesday  19:35,   15 november 2016
Inside Edition

"Going through pregnancy after loss is a trial within itself. Every day, waking up wondering if your baby's going to make it or not," one mom said.Missouri photographer Alexandra Bolen of Shutter Darling Photography said she first[...]

Cows stranded by New Zealand quake live to see an udder day

Tuesday  18:07,   15 november 2016
Reuters

Three cows stranded on a small island of land after a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked New Zealand have been led to safety by a team of rescuers, media said on Tuesday. The cows' plight went viral on Monday after video shot from a helicopter [...]

Literary Tights Display Classic Texts on Your Legs

Tuesday  14:49,   15 november 2016
Mental Floss

Wear the works of Jane Austen, Lewis Carroll, and Edgar Allan Poe as fashion statements.The artist behind the Jerusalem-based Etsy store TightsShop got into apparel by printing designs on baby clothes, and has since moved on to pantyhose and tights. [...]

Lonely? This 7-Foot-Tall Inflatable Unicorn Will Keep You Company

Tuesday  14:28,   15 november 2016
Mental Floss

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Scientists call for emoji that represent the full spectrum of nerdom

Tuesday  10:28,   15 november 2016
Quartz

<p>On Nov. 6, a science emoji team petitioned the Unicode Consortium to approve a new set of scientific emojis.</p>On Nov. 6, a science emoji team petitioned the Unicode Consortium to approve a new set of scientific emojis. It’s important,[...]

This is your captain speaking: Please stop arguing about Donald Trump on my plane

Tuesday  06:28,   15 november 2016
Quartz

Clearly, not everyone is on board with president-elect Donald Trump. Mix those post-election tensions with a cramped flight and things could turn downright ugly. A…A political argument between two passengers on an international flight by United[...]

Second Twin Born as Daylight Saving Time Ends Winds Up Older Than Brother

Tuesday  06:21,   15 november 2016
Inside Edition

If baby A was born first and baby B was born half an hour later, how is baby B the elder twin? If baby A was born first and baby B was born a half hour later, how is baby B the older twin?That’s the riddle a set of Massachusetts twins born during [...]

Dead man reelected to local office in California

Tuesday  05:42,   15 november 2016
New York Daily News

A newly reelected California official is as good as dead. Oceanside voters put their city treasurer back in office Tuesday — even though he died nearly two months ago. Incumbent City Treasurer Gary Ernst, who died in September, won about 53% of the[...]

Ostrich's dash for freedom on Japan highway

Tuesday  05:42,   15 november 2016
AFP

A plucky ostrich was living life in the fast lane in Japan earlier this week after making a bold dash for freedom along a stretch of motorway, local media reported. The 1.80-metre (6-feet) 'Roadrunner' brought traffic to a halt at Takasaki, north of [...]

Adorable Service Dog Gave This Suicidal Vet His Life Back

Tuesday  05:42,   15 november 2016
Good Housekeeping

We're not crying, you're crying.Ricochet, a renowned certified eight-year-old therapy dog, has quite the motto: "Balancing boards, balancing lives." The golden retriever's therapeutic shtick is surfing - and she's been shredding waves and[...]

Awww. Lonely mutant snail finds love with matchmaker's help

Tuesday  05:35,   15 november 2016
CNET

A one-in-a-million snail with a strange shell makes a romantic connection with the help of a determined scientist.Angus Davison, an evolutionary genetics scientist at the University of Nottingham in the UK, is the Tinder of the snail world. Davison[...]

3-Month-Old Baby with Humongous Head of Hair Causes a Stir Wherever She Goes

Tuesday  05:35,   15 november 2016
Inside Edition

Baby Areea John has a big head of hair that stands straight up. For Alisha John, going out in public with her 3-month-old daughter is never simple.People stare. They stop her in the supermarket. They stop her in the Dollar Store.“Is it real?”[...]

New Record! Robot Solves Rubik's Cube in Less Than a Second

Tuesday  05:35,   15 november 2016
MSN

<p>In just over half of a second (0.637 seconds), the Sub1 Reloaded robot made each side of the Rubik's Cube show a single color.</p>In just over half of a second (0.637 seconds), the Sub1 Reloaded robot made each side of the Rubik's Cube[...]