News: Offbeat

Adorable photos of dogs at polling stations are the best part of today's election

Thursday  18:52,   08 june 2017
Tech Insider

It has been an ugly, bruising election campaign. Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn have exchanged bitter and often personal barbs over terrorism, leadership, and their suitability for office. LONDON — It has been an ugly, bruising election[...]

Resourceful Dogs Try to Sidestep Subway Ban By Riding in Bags

Thursday  18:52,   08 june 2017
Time

New York City’s subway system arouses strong emotions. One of those topics raising strong feelings is that animals - other than support or law enforcement ones - are officially banned. One of those topics raising strong feelings is that[...]

Cat Celebrates Turning 15 With Quinceanera, Complete With Traditional Dress and Tiara

Thursday  14:53,   08 june 2017
Inside Edition

Celebrating a daughter's quinceanera is a rite of passage for many Latino families, but this cat's party sure takes the cake.That’s why the Olavarria family of North Carolina decided to throw the customary celebration for their beloved[...]

For some Californians, it's bring your dog to work day every day

Thursday  14:52,   08 june 2017
Reuters

<p>Many California tech companies are encouraging employees to bring their dogs to the office.</p> 1/9 SLIDES © REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson [...]

'Naughty' May leaves Britain divided

Thursday  14:52,   08 june 2017
AFP

Already divided by three nationwide votes in just two years, Britons on Wednesday were forced to face a new and worrying source of rancour: what constitutes an act of naughtiness?&nbsp;The existential question was sparked by Prime Minister[...]

5 Photos That Divided the Internet

Thursday  14:52,   08 june 2017
Time

It’s not everyday the internet joins together on a vision quest, but some photos have the power to spark an internet debate. It’s because of how people perceive things - especially color - differently.&nbsp;Case in point: People are still[...]

U.S. bars throwing 'covfefe' parties for televised Comey testimony

Thursday  09:10,   08 june 2017
Reuters

<p>U.S. bars are offering $5 Russian vodka drinks, “impeachmint” cocktails and free drinks with every presidential tweet to draw crowds on Thursday to watch fired FBI Director James Comey's televised testimony to Congress.</p>Television[...]

Teen Recreates Graduation Photo for Parents Who Were Teens When They Had Her

Thursday  07:55,   08 june 2017
Inside Edition

The young mom was just 16 when she had her daughter. Madeleine Tarin, 18, finally got the chance to recreate her mother’s high school graduation photo, which she was in, at her own high school graduation last week.The original photo was taken at[...]

Mom gives birth to 13-lb. baby: 'It was like I delivered a toddler'

Wednesday  18:55,   07 june 2017
Inside Edition

Big baby Carleigh Brooke Corbitt is doing just fine, but she had to get a whole new wardrobe. “All the stuff we bought leading up to her being born, we just donated to a local church,” says her dad.<br>Baby Carleigh Brooke Corbitt was born last[...]

Wrestler with Down syndrome has no limits thanks to coach

Wednesday  18:55,   07 june 2017
USA TODAY

PLAISTOW, NH - When Andrew Strzykalski works out in the gym with his high school wrestling team, he gets one-on-one attention from his coach, Nathan Lawrence.&nbsp;Three years ago, Lawrence got a call from his old high school wrestling coach.[...]

Russian vending machines sell Instagram likes and followers for pennies

Wednesday  18:55,   07 june 2017
International Business Times

A vending machine selling Instagram followers and picture 'likes' has been spotted in a Moscow shopping centre.&nbsp;The machine, which features a giant touch screen, offers to boost your Instagram follower count by 100 for 100 Russian[...]

This Bulldog Saved The Day After The Best Man Lost The Couple's Rings

Wednesday  14:36,   07 june 2017
Refinery29

While most weddings are decidedly dog-free, a few ceremonies incorporate precious pooches in an adorable way. Brides reports that one best man used the couples' bulldog, George, to create a pretty sweet video and create a one-of-a-kind moment[...]

Viral Water Slide Man Is Already the King of Summer

Wednesday  14:36,   07 june 2017
Time

In the world of summer fun, some heroes stand out. Take for example this Jamaica resort guest sliding down a water slide in a video that has fascinated the internet.&nbsp;Take for example this Jamaica resort guest sliding down a water slide in a [...]

Palestinian grandfather, 81, sits high school exams (again)

Wednesday  14:36,   07 june 2017
Reuters

A year into his ninth decade, Abdel-Qader Abu Ajameyah is studying hard and hoping for the best as he sits exams for his high school diploma. The 81-year-old, a retired food salesman from Hebron in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, took the national[...]

Children plan epic surprise for mom who graduated from law school

Wednesday  11:52,   07 june 2017
USA TODAY

ATLANTA - Jerita marveled at the Mercedes Benz C300 outside on the curb. "Oh, who got a car for graduation?" she wondered aloud.She had no idea the generous surprise her five children had planned for[...]