News: Offbeat

Student Creates Hilarious Slideshow Explaining Why Crush Should Date Her

Thursday  16:36,   20 april 2017
Huffington Post UK

A student who created a hilarious PowerPoint presentation explaining why her crush should date her has gone viral.Lizzy Fenton, who studies at the University of Minnesota, created a slideshow titled ‘Why You Should Date Me’ in the hopes of[...]

If you trust your friends to pick dates for you, there’s an app for that

Thursday  14:45,   20 april 2017
The Verge

Wingman is a new dating app that gives friends control of your love life. Where most apps start by asking users to set up a profile and swipe their way to romance, Wingman lets friends weigh in on your best qualities. Think of it as a digital[...]

This Family Has Three Sets Of Twins And They All Share The Same Birthday

Thursday  14:45,   20 april 2017
The Huffington Post

One day a year, Carrie and Craig Kosinski get to celebrate their kids’ birthdays ― all six of them. February 28 is the day their six kids ― three sets of twins ― were all born. February 28 is the day their six kids ― three sets of twins ―[...]

Ellen DeGeneres Strikes a Deal With Wendy’s Nugget Kid

Thursday  14:45,   20 april 2017
Eater

A plucky 16-year-old named Carter Wilkerson is poised to eclipse Ellen DeGeneres’s Twitter milestone thanks to a plea for free Wendy’s chicken nuggets that vent viral — and now the daytime talk show host wants to broker a deal to keep her tweet in[...]

This Snapchat User Hilariously Recorded People Trying To Enter A Closed Chipotle

Thursday  10:56,   20 april 2017
Refinery29

Have you ever planned your day around a specific meal only to realize that said restaurant is actually closed? We've definitely been in this position on numerous occasions. And having to rearrange those delicious plans can be momentarily crushing.[...]

'BBC Dad' and Family Get Animated for New YouTube Cartoon Series: 'I Look Suitably Dorky'

Thursday  10:56,   20 april 2017
Inside Edition

The viral moment little Marion burst into her father's home office during a live TV interview has been transformed to a cartoon. The 4-year-old girl who captured hearts around the world when she burst into her dad’s home office during a live[...]

Around the world, tulips turn hillsides into colorful patchwork quilts

Thursday  10:55,   20 april 2017
The Washington Post

It's tulip season! Time to celebrate spring with rows upon rows of brightly-colored flowers and pick-your-own festivals. From China to Washington, tulips are a favorite among farmers and tourists.NetherlandsThe Netherlands is known for its[...]

McDonald's employee celebrates 44-year anniversary

Thursday  08:35,   20 april 2017
USA TODAY

Loraine Maurer, 94, was honored on March 23, 2017 for more than four decades of work at local McDonald's restaurants -- she currently punches the clock at the North Green River location.  "I get in here at 5 o'clock when they open. I[...]

Man Raises Funds for 3,000 Cookies to Send Soldier After Family Accidentally Includes Him in Group Chat

Thursday  08:35,   20 april 2017
Inside Edition

He's hoping the man likes cookies. An Ohio man mistakenly included in a family’s group chat is now embracing the role, sending an epic care package to a deployed soldier he's never met.It all started a few months ago, when Mark Chalifoux, of[...]

Mom Wears T-Rex Costume to Walk Her Sons, 7 and 8, to School: 'They Love It'

Thursday  06:01,   20 april 2017
Inside Edition

The mom of two said she bought the costume as an attempt to show her sons the importance of having fun without worrying about what others think. It’s not every day a dinosaur is spotted dropping off her kids at school in the morning.Leslie[...]

Wealthy dog owners in India are using matrimonial ads to find the perfect mates for their pets

Wednesday  19:19,   19 april 2017
Quartz

In a lane of Delhi’s tony Khan Market neighbourhood, there is a hard-to-miss matrimonial advertisement pinned to a wall that would fit right into the…On the same wall, another golden retriever advertises that he is seeking a fun-loving, beautiful,[...]

April the Giraffe Meets Fellow Internet Sensation 'Giraffe Mom'

Wednesday  19:19,   19 april 2017
Inside Edition

Erin Dietrich became an internet star in her own right after donning a giraffe mask to lampoon April in the last months of her pregnancy. "Giraffe Mom" Erin Dietrich has met her match.The South Carolina woman visited April the giraffe and her new [...]

Egypt discovers 3,000-year-old tomb of nobleman

Wednesday  19:18,   19 april 2017
Reuters

Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed the tomb of a nobleman from more than 3,000 years ago, the latest in a series of major discoveries of ancient relics that Egypt hopes will revive a tourist business that has been hit by political instability.[...]

Kindergarten Homework Question Stumps Parents

Wednesday  19:18,   19 april 2017
The Huffington Post

You’d think a 5-year-old’s homework would be easy enough for most parents to figure out, but this little girl’s assignment has grownups stumped. New York mom Royce Winnick posted a photo of her 5-year-old daughter’s take-home worksheet. The [...]

Woman confesses her crush with song titles on a Spotify playlist

Wednesday  14:11,   19 april 2017
The Daily Dot

We used to confess our secret crushes through mixtapes on cassette, or dumb little notes written on college-ruled notebook paper. (“Do you like me? Check one”.) But those days in firmly in the past. Now the kids are doing it with Spotify playlists[...]