News: Offbeat

Football: Mexico zoo names tiger cub for French star Gignac

Wednesday  20:11,   16 august 2017
Relaxnews (AFP)

French striker Andre-Pierre Gignac has received a rare tribute from hundreds of Mexican schoolchildren, who voted to name a newborn Bengal tiger at their local zoo after the Mexico-based star. But there's one big difference between Gignac the[...]

Giant tortoise that fled Japan zoo found 140 metres away

Wednesday  19:56,   16 august 2017
AFP

A giant tortoise that made a break from a Japanese zoo has been found safe and sound two weeks after it escaped -- just 140 metres from the park. The 35-year-old female, named Abuh and measuring around one metre (three feet) in length,[...]

Meet the Southern, African American artist who paints the Confederate flag

Wednesday  19:56,   16 august 2017
CBS News

"I make it a tattered and worn relic of the past that should be in a museum and yet we see it flying around as if the war is going on," Leo Twiggs saidCHARLESTON, Va. -- Leo Twiggs, a son of the South, sees life as a series of crossings.[...]

Alligator found swimming in Atlantic City motel pool

Wednesday  15:29,   16 august 2017
CBS News

Police say 3-foot alligator was found swimming in a pool at Bayview Inn & Suites in Atlantic CityCBS Philadelphia reports officers were called to the Bayview Inn & Suites after a 3-foot alligator was found in motel's[...]

Photo of boy taking nap with cow at Iowa State Fair wins internet's heart

Wednesday  12:17,   16 august 2017
CBS News

Boy and his cow formed special connection during summer months leading up to the Iowa State Fair -- and photo of them has gone viralMitchell Miner, 15, and his heifer, Audri, spent most of the summer together and formed a special connection during[...]

This Goose Loves Nothing More than Downing Pints at the Local Pub

Wednesday  10:27,   16 august 2017
Inside Edition

"He can fly but he doesn't bother," Jack's owner said.Jack, the Chinese gray gander, is often spotted downing a pint at the local pub with his owners Sally Eynon, 45, and Keith Burgess, 58, in Shropshire,[...]

Can you find the dog hidden in this photo?

Wednesday  10:27,   16 august 2017
The Daily Dot

Everybody loves a good optical illusion. They’re like a little workout for your brain. This picture of a dog hidden in plain sight has frustrated a lot of people. He’s hard to find at first, but once you see him, it becomes obvious. Take a[...]

Bride Wears Late Grandma's Dress To Her Wedding, And It Fits To A T

Wednesday  10:26,   16 august 2017
MSN

Madison Kantzer wasn’t the kind of little girl who grew up with a vision of her dream wedding. Madison Kantzer wasn’t the kind of little girl who grew up with a vision of her dream wedding. But she knew one thing for certain: When the big[...]

An artist created an “emotional first aid kit” to help you deal with daily stress

Wednesday  05:15,   16 august 2017
Quartz

What would a first aid kit for our mind look like? That’s a question London-based designer Rui Sun tried to answer.What would a first aid kit for our mind look like? That’s a question London-based designer Rui Sun tried to answer with her “Emotional [...]

A Professor Used Classic Literature To Craft Some Epic Game Of Thrones Theories

Wednesday  05:15,   16 august 2017
Refinery29

Game of Thrones fans are used to digging around through complex source material to find clues. Medium enlisted a classics professor from University of Texas at Austin (who also happens to have books published on the lore and mythology of[...]

Queensland cop selfie goes viral, becomes internet heart-throb

Wednesday  05:15,   16 august 2017
ABC News

When a Queensland police officer snapped a selfie on an ABC reporter's lost phone, little did he know he was about to become an internet sensation.The phone belonged to a grateful ABC journalist who forwarded the picture to her colleagues. Soon[...]

This Woman's Thank-You Letter To Her Stepdad Is Absolutely Beautiful

Wednesday  05:15,   16 august 2017
MSN

One woman’s viral tribute to her stepdad is resonating with people across Facebook. Katelyn Miller, a 21-year-old from Salina, Kansas, penned a touching thank-you letter to her stepdad Lance Jeske, which was shared on the Love What Matters[...]

Foster Puppies Steal the Spotlight in Newborn Photo Shoot

Tuesday  19:41,   15 august 2017
Inside Edition

Newborn photographer Kelly Frankenburg said the biggest challenge was posing the pups' floppy ears: "Do they go up? Do they go down?"Newborn photographer Kelly Frankenburg, 36, of 11 Sixteen Photography in Richmond, Va., couldn't help[...]

Love office cats? Then try a wild puma

Tuesday  19:36,   15 august 2017
AFP

There's having an office cat nestled by the computer -- and then there's finding a wild puma under your desk. Staff at a factory in Itapecerica da Serra, a small town near Brazil's biggest city Sao Paulo, called in the local fire service[...]

Upgrade! Canceled Flight Leads Man to Buy Winning $1 Million Lotto Ticket

Tuesday  16:00,   15 august 2017
Inside Edition

Paul Kuharevicz, 56, matched the five balls drawn in Friday's drawing from the Michigan lottery and won the $1 million prize.Paul Kuharevicz, 56, matched the five balls drawn in Friday’s Michigan lottery drawing, winning the $1 million [...]