News: Offbeat

This woman's yoga fail is going viral

Friday  13:20,   08 december 2017
Refinery29

<p>Chisa Tolbertson is being a good sport about an action shot that didn't go off as planned. Of course she was terrified when it happened, but is able to laugh it off now.</p>The main goal behind all of these themed-yoga classes is clear: [...]

YouTube prankster cements head in microwave

Friday  08:50,   08 december 2017
Sky News

A YouTube prankster had to be freed by firefighters in an hour-long rescue after he cemented his head inside a microwave. The 22-year-old put his head in a plastic bag inside the microwave before friends poured seven bags of Polyfilla inside.©[...]

A 20-year-old college student underestimated the power of the internet — and now she has to go to class dressed like a Christmas tree for a week

Thursday  17:25,   07 december 2017
MSN

Kelsey Hall instantly regretted committing to wearing a Christmas tree costume for her last week of classes — but she followed through on her promise anyway.- The tweet went viral, reaching over 1,000 retweets in one[...]

Halszka Fossil: Bizarre, Vicious Duck Dinosaur That Could Run, Fly and Swim Discovered

Thursday  17:23,   07 december 2017
Newsweek

Modern geese are terrifying enough as it is, but this ancient goose-like dino would have been even more of a nightmare."The first time I examined the specimen, I even questioned whether it was a genuine fossil," lead author Andrea Cau, a[...]

Pope wants better translation of phrase on temptation in 'Our Father' prayer

Thursday  17:23,   07 december 2017
Reuters

Pope Francis has said the Roman Catholic Church should adopt a better translation of the phrase "lead us not into temptation" in the "Our Father", the best known prayer in Christianity. "That is not a good translation," the pope[...]

There's Actually An Important Message In This Girl's Interview With Her Cat

Thursday  08:51,   07 december 2017
Refinery29

It's a pretty well-known fact that cats are the unapologetic jerks we all want to be.&nbsp;It's a truth that hasn't escaped 10-year-old Gabi, who wrote out an "interview" she had with her cat Coco. Her dad, Paul Duane, posted the interview[...]

Ancient forbidden Christian text of Jesus' 'secret teachings' to his 'brother' found

Thursday  05:35,   07 december 2017
MSN

Biblical scholars have discovered the first-known original Greek copy of an ancient forbidden Christian text that purportedly describes Jesus’ secret teachings to his “brother” James. Details of the “heavenly realm” and future events, such as[...]

Baby Mimics Family Dog as She Learns How to Crawl

Thursday  05:35,   07 december 2017
Inside Edition

The dog proved it was more than just man's best friend.Danni, an 11-month-old baby in the U.K., observed how Simba, an 11-year-old Jack Russell, used its front legs to crawl across the[...]

Did Santa really exist? Ancient relic offers new clue

Thursday  05:35,   07 december 2017
AFP

Was Santa real? Scientists have offered a tantalising clue by dating a bone said to belong to St Nicholas, the inspiration for Father Christmas, to the same century in which he died in what is now Turkey. Oxford University researchers analysed a[...]

Photographer Dad Poses Family in 'Star Wars'-Themed Holiday Cards

Wednesday  07:21,   06 december 2017
Inside Edition

“We’re huge Star Wars fans,” Josh Rossi said.Like many dads, photographer Josh Rossi wanted to put together a series of Christmas cards featuring his[...]

Hedonist hounds escape the dog's life on India's mean streets

Tuesday  15:52,   05 december 2017
AFP

Velvet beds, a relaxing spa, 24-hour medical care and non-alcoholic beers imported from Belgium: the life of a pampered pooch in India would leave many humans envious. Critterati, which claims to be South Asia's first luxury hotel for dogs, offers[...]

Brigitte Macron fetes first panda born in France

Tuesday  15:51,   05 december 2017
AFP

Named "godmother" to France's first panda cub in August, French First Lady Brigitte Macron helped baptise her fluffy charge on Monday in one of her most high-profile outings since her husband's election.&nbsp;The male cub was[...]

Breathtaking rainbow lasts a record-breaking 9 hours

Tuesday  08:51,   05 december 2017
CBS News

"It felt like a gift from the sky It's so rare!" professor beams at the sight of the rare rainbowThe rainbow arched over northern Taiwan for nearly nine hours — eight hours and 58 minutes, to be exact — making it the longest lasting[...]

New Jersey Police 'Charge' A Squirrel With Criminal Mischief

Monday  21:32,   04 december 2017
International Business Times

Sea Girt police uploaded a picture of the perpetrator along with a statement on their Twitter page which said that they caught the squirrel who was responsible for damaging a popular Christmas lights display.“The squirrel was 'charged' with criminal [...]

A guy took an 'invisible step' in a viral video that baffled the internet — here's how he did it

Monday  21:31,   04 december 2017
MSN

Dontez Hines took the internet by storm when a video of him apparently walking in midair went viral. He told INSIDER how he did it.The internet struggled to figure out how he did[...]