News: Offbeat

6-Year-Old Boy Battling Terminal Cancer Becomes a Paleontologist, Thanks to Local Scientists

Wednesday  08:41,   05 july 2017
Inside Edition

Riley Voss, 6, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive brain cancer, and may not live long enough to realize his dream of studying dinosaurs. A 6-year-old North Carolina boy fulfilled his dream of becoming a paleontologist amid his battle with[...]

Paintwork: young Liberians slap on any message you want

Wednesday  07:35,   05 july 2017
AFP

Standing in sweltering heat for hours at a time, painted head-to-toe in the colours of the tax authority, Emmanuel Howard has become a fixture at traffic junctions in Liberia's capital Monrovia.He and dozens of other young men are deployed by[...]

Don't look down: glass bottom skywalk thrills in China

Tuesday  20:06,   04 july 2017
Relaxnews (AFP)

Suspended more than 120 metres (400 feet) above a gaping chasm, the world's longest cantilevered glass skywalk is delighting and terrifying visitors in China.  The v-shaped walkway stretches almost 70 metres from a sheer cliff face in[...]

I'll have a rat with that: San Francisco's new rodent cafe

Tuesday  19:52,   04 july 2017
AFP

The rodent-borne bubonic plague may seem unappetizing, but for a few San Francisco visionaries, it proved just the inspiration needed to launch one of the city's latest eateries: The Rat Cafe. The pop-up cafe, which opened Saturday, offers[...]

Prehistoric croc had T-Rex teeth

Tuesday  16:14,   04 july 2017
USA TODAY SPORTS

New fossils reveal that 170 million years ago, a giant crocodile with serrated teeth like a Tyrannosaur rex haunted Madagascar.New fossils reveal that 170 million years ago, a giant crocodile with serrated teeth like a Tyrannosaur rex haunted[...]

Japan panda fans get latest fix of cute with new footage

Tuesday  15:51,   04 july 2017
AFP

Japan's panda-obsessed public got their latest fix of cute Tuesday as a Tokyo zoo released footage of its 20-day-old helpless cub, who has ballooned in size since its birth last month. The tiny panda, still without a name, was the first to be[...]

Rescued Cat Without Ears Looks Exactly Like Its Toy Seal Best Friend

Tuesday  15:25,   04 july 2017
Inside Edition

Otitis had his ears surgically removed after he grew painful cysts on both sides that caused him so much pain that he could hardly move. A peculiar cat without ears can’t get enough of his toy doppelganger after his owner brought home the stuffed [...]

Runaway Tortoise Returns to Family's Former Home, 2 Years Later

Tuesday  10:41,   04 july 2017
Inside Edition

"I can't believe he didn't get eaten by a fox or something," the owner said upon Arnie the tortoise's return.But last week, Arnie the tortoise was discovered crawling up the driveway to their former[...]

At 89, this Holocaust survivor decided to conquer his fear of jumping from a plane

Tuesday  10:41,   04 july 2017
cbc.ca

For almost all of his 89 years, Elly Gotz of Toronto has looked up at the sky and imagined what it would be like to be able to fly. Now, after his first parachute jump, he knows. To this day, his wife Esme says, he constantly marvels[...]

Can You Spot The Hilarious Problem With This Wedding RSVP Card?

Tuesday  05:31,   04 july 2017
Refinery29

We’ve heard of child-free weddings, and we’re completely behind having one, if that’s what you and your partner want to do. However, this hilarious wedding RSVP-card error (or oversight) just took the whole child-at-weddings concept to a whole[...]

Boy Leaves Heartbreaking Note on Toy Panda After His Mom Couldn't Afford It

Tuesday  05:31,   04 july 2017
Good Housekeeping

"Please don't buy him as it will make me sad and I will cry, thank you so much from hopeful future owner," he[...]

Oklahoma veteran leaves $2.25 million estate to Habitat for Humanity

Monday  15:20,   03 july 2017
MSN

An Army veteran who served his country in Vietnam and Saudi Arabia also contributed in a spectacular way to his adopted home state of Oklahoma. Sergeant 1st Class Stephen Florentz, who had retired from the U.S. Army and did in December, left $2.25[...]

Slovenian comic's parody has Merkel dancing with "zombie" refugees

Monday  15:20,   03 july 2017
Reuters

A Slovenian comic who has attracted millions of online hits with extravagant musical parodies of such figures as Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump and the pope gives Angela Merkel the same satirical treatment in a clip released on Monday. Klemen Slakonja [...]

This Team of 80-Year-Old Female Basketball Players Proves Age Is Just a Number

Monday  09:35,   03 july 2017
Good Housekeeping

"If you can stand up and move your legs, you're welcome."The Splash may be the the oldest team under the San Diego Senior Women's Basketball Association (players must be 80 or over to join), but they play to win and have two titles at[...]

Dad Asks Famous People To Tweet His Bullied Son A Happy Birthday, And They Deliver

Monday  09:35,   03 july 2017
MSN

Famous people are coming together in heartwarming support of a victim of bullying. On Thursday, a father from Leeds in northern England tweeted that his son Ollie was being picked on and asked celebrities to send the youngster a “positive”[...]