News: Offbeat

Egypt carries on tradition of steam-free 'foot ironing'

Tuesday  15:41,   15 august 2017
Reuters

In a narrow alleyway in the heart of Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria, Ebtesam Mohamed is busy working on a decades-old Egyptian tradition of ironing clothes using her feet. Unlike in regular ironing, she smoothes out creases by sliding a[...]

Giant ‘Trump Rat’ sits near Trump Tower

Tuesday  09:26,   15 august 2017
The Daily Dot

A new inflatable animal is taunting President Donald Trump this week. On Monday afternoon, a 15-foot-tall inflatable rat created in Trump’s likeness was erected on Fifth Avenue and 59th street, a few blocks from Trump Tower .The idea for the rat was [...]

Rare white moose takes dip, goes viral

Tuesday  08:00,   15 august 2017
MSN

A white moose in Sweden has gone viral thanks to video footage of the rare animal taking a dip. P4 Varmland Sveriges Radio reports that Hans Nilsson shot the video Aug. 11 in the Swedish province of Varmland. “The white bull moose came swimming[...]

Parents Take Hilarious 'Newborn' Photos With 21-Year-Old Son

Tuesday  07:40,   15 august 2017
MSN

A family’s newborn photos are going viral for a hilarious reason. A family’s newborn photos are going viral for a hilarious[...]

Cute dog gets away with bean bag murder

Monday  19:02,   14 august 2017
The Daily Dot

Being extraordinarily cute can get you out of a lot of trouble.[...]

This Woman’s Passport Photo Is So Tragically Bad It Deserves An Award

Monday  19:02,   14 august 2017
MSN

Thanks for this, State Department!  A woman in Austin, Texas got quite the surprise when she opened her brand new passport.Chelsey Ramos and her boyfriend Reece Lagunas are planning a big trip to Germany in September.   © Reece[...]

You NEED To Go On This Game Of Thrones-Themed Trip

Monday  19:02,   14 august 2017
Refinery29

Game of Thrones fans, climb on top of a dragon and get yourselves to Ireland because the vacation you need is there. Castle Ward, the estate that serves as the backdrop for Winterfell, is hosting a Game of Thrones -themed festival, and it sounds[...]

Egyptian artist creates portraits out of burnt tobacco

Monday  14:26,   14 august 2017
Reuters

In a small studio littered with empty cigarette packets in Egypt's second city, Alexandria, Abdelrahman al-Habrouk sits hunched over a sheet of paper making portraits with tobacco. The cigarettes fuel his art; he breaks them in half,[...]

People are struggling to figure out whether this viral photo is of snakes or doughnuts

Monday  14:26,   14 august 2017
MSN

Do you think this photo is of a bunch of delicious glazed doughnuts or of slithering snakes?If you're confused between delicous-looking glazed doughnuts and slithering snakes, you're not[...]

Man Serenades Grandmother With Nat King Cole's 'Unforgettable' on Her 98th Birthday

Monday  14:26,   14 august 2017
Inside Edition

"When I started singing her favorite song to her, she just started crying," said Ash Ruiz, a former member of Puerto Rican boy band Menundo. A 98-year-old woman was overcome with emotion as her grandson serenaded her with Nat King[...]

Deer Becomes Man's Pet After He Rescued and Nursed Her Back To Health: 'It Was Luck'

Monday  10:21,   14 august 2017
Inside Edition

The fawn now hangs out with John Slater's dogs and even uses his home's doggy door.John Slater, of Wiltshire, England, was driving along a hill when he thought he spotted a dead deer lying in a pool of[...]

Nurse Gifts Maternity Photo Shoots to Pregnant Mothers on Hospital Bed Rest: 'She Was Truly a Blessing'

Monday  10:10,   14 august 2017
Inside Edition

Nurse Kayla McMillan had her own daughter prematurely. A North Carolina nurse who gave birth to her baby prematurely is now gifting pregnant mothers on hospital bed rest with maternity photo shoots. Kayla McMillan, 28, who has been a labor and[...]

5-Foot Alligator Spotted Wandering in Family's Backyard, Kids Mistake It for Pool Toy

Monday  07:10,   14 august 2017
Inside Edition

Sophie, 11, spotted the alligator as she was getting out of the pool, and wondered, "Did dad buy an inflatable alligator to play a prank?"Sophie Ertsinian, 11, and Christina Ertsinian, 18, of Hamilton, Ontario, were getting out of the pool [...]

Kindhearted Firefighter Adopts Dog He Helped Save From Fire: 'It's Great For Titus'

Sunday  19:26,   13 august 2017
Inside Edition

The puppy is recovering[...]

Belgium's giant omelette festival aims to defy tainted egg scandal

Sunday  15:55,   13 august 2017
AFP

You cannot make a giant omelette without breaking thousands of eggs, health scare or not, and the small Belgian town of Malmedy is determined its annual festival is going ahead come what may. Ten thousand hen's eggs will be used for the traditional[...]