News: Offbeat

Man Proposes to His Girlfriend, and to Her 5-Year-Old Daughter: 'Can I Be Your Father?'

Friday  10:12,   23 june 2017
Inside Edition

An Indiana man proposed twice - once to his girlfriend and again to her daughter. Grant Tribbett  knew that the woman of his dreams came as a package deal.He couldn’t ask for her hand in marriage without including her 5-year-old daughter in[...]

Sand sculpture festival brings super-heroes to Belgian beach

Friday  08:05,   23 june 2017
Reuters

A beach in Belgium has been transformed into a giant sandy gallery, featuring larger-than-life super heroes, cartoon characters and Cinderella's castle, for one of the world's biggest sand-sculpture festivals. Working with 7,000 tonnes of[...]

Migrants chic hits Paris catwalk

Thursday  19:37,   22 june 2017
Relaxnews (AFP)

Balenciaga brought the refugee look to Paris men's catwalks Wednesday with a collection which seemed to evoke Europe's migrant crisis and the dreams of thousands seeking a new life there.  Designer Demna Gvasalia -- a child refugee[...]

Alabama warns of floating fire ant colonies after storm

Thursday  19:10,   22 june 2017
USA TODAY

Alabama officials are warning residents to be on the lookout for mounds of floating fire ants that could form in floodwaters as Tropical Storm Cindy makes its way inland. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System said in a warning[...]

Like "Batman" scene: Judge chases man running from his courtroom

Thursday  15:54,   22 june 2017
CBS News

<p>A man tried running from a court hearing Monday after learning there was a warrant for his arrest, reports the CBS affiliate here, WTHI-TV.</p>It began when Anthony Williams failed to appear on his originally scheduled court date Friday.[...]

Jackie Kennedy watch fetches nearly $380K in New York

Thursday  15:54,   22 june 2017
Relaxnews (AFP)

An engraved gold Cartier watch given to Jacqueline Kennedy and a reciprocal thank-you painting from the former first lady sold for $379,500 at auction in New York on Wednesday, Christie's said. &nbsp;The Tank watch was given to Kennedy by[...]

Search for Missing Boy Ends as TV Reporter Covering Case From Helicopter Spots Child on Roof

Thursday  15:16,   22 june 2017
Inside Edition

The child was found sleeping on the roof of his own house because he didn't want to go to summer camp.The two-hour search came to an end as a news helicopter from WSVN-TV spied the boy nestled atop the roofing tiles of his Miami[...]

This Donald Trump Swimsuit Will Scare Everyone At The Beach

Thursday  08:00,   22 june 2017
MSN

The creators of the chest hair bathing suit are back with another innovative one-piece: the “Shocked” Donald Trump suit.  Clothing company Beloved created the eccentric swimsuit, which is pretty much guaranteed to get a rise out of democrats[...]

Holy Shoplifter, Batman! Cop Dressed as Caped Crusader Nabs Walmart Thief

Thursday  08:00,   22 june 2017
Inside Edition

Forth Worth Police Department Officer Damon Cole solves crimes and comforts kids with cancer. As luck would have it, Batman was on the case.Make that Fort Worth Police Officer Damon Cole, dressed as Batman, participating in a child safety fair at [...]

Toe-tally Outrageous: Customer Steals Mummified Toe Served in Specialty Cocktail in Canada

Wednesday  19:21,   21 june 2017
Time

A hotel bar in northern Canada said a customer has stolen its most crucial ingredient: a mummified human toe used in the bar’s signature cocktail. &nbsp;Canada’s CBC News reports that Terry Lee, “Toe Captain” of the Downtown Hotel in Yukon, was[...]

Einstein letters on God, Israel and physics fetch $210,000

Wednesday  19:10,   21 june 2017
AFP

Letters written by Albert Einstein about God, Israel and physics fetched nearly $210,000 at a Jerusalem auction Tuesday, with the highest bid going to a missive about God's creation of the world.Eight letters, written in English between 1951 and [...]

Italy fugitive who missed his mum found in wardrobe

Wednesday  15:36,   21 june 2017
AFP

An Italian fugitive who spent five years on the run has been caught hiding in a wardrobe after giving himself away to police by visiting his old mum. The 49-year-old Sicilian had been serving a two-year sentence under house arrest for illegally[...]

This Scuba Diver Has Been Visiting the Same Fish for 30 Years

Wednesday  15:31,   21 june 2017
Mental Floss

Arakawa has been visiting Yoriko, an Asian sheepshead wrasse—called a kobudai in Japan—in the waters of Hasama Underwater Park.For about three decades now, Arakawa has been visiting Yoriko, an Asian sheepshead wrasse—called a kobudai in Japan—in the [...]

36 years later, message in a bottle connects 2 strangers

Wednesday  15:31,   21 june 2017
CBS News

In 1981, Douglas H. Stephens left a message in a bottle off Fernandina Beach, Fla. -- but it wasn't found until 2017WXIA-TV reports Ryan Burchett found the brown glass bottle while he was fishing on Little St. Simons with friends and family. The [...]

250-Pound Sea Turtle Rescued After Wandering Into Backyard Pool

Wednesday  08:06,   21 june 2017
Inside Edition

It is nesting season for turtles in the Florida Keys.The 250-pound creature found itself in the pool at the Florida Keys residence after, authorities say, she came on shore to lay eggs and became confused about the[...]