News: Offbeat

California's Barkingham Hotel for Dogs Offers Plush Beds, Gourmet Food, and Pet Pilates

Monday  09:32,   09 july 2018
mentalfloss

Where dogs are treated like royalty.As a high-end alternative to traditional boarding kennels, Barkingham gives furry guests the chance to stay in their own private suite replete with double beds and live webcams, should customers want to check in[...]
News / Offbeat

Poisonous books found in university library

Monday  09:32,   09 july 2018
news.sky

Three rare books dating from the 16th and 17th centuries have been found by scientists to be covered in a deadly poison. The discovery in a university library has echoes of the novel and film The Name Of The Rose, which sees a string of monks in a[...]

Why Your Brain Sometimes Hears Sounds That Don't Exist

Monday  09:31,   09 july 2018
mentalfloss

Hearing is all about perception.As it turns out, it's relatively easy to trick the brain into hearing a sound that doesn't exist. Hearing is all about perception, and expectation plays a huge role. Your brain uses context to interpret the signals it [...]

Archaeologists in Peru uncover Incan burial site in desert valley

Friday  14:08,   06 july 2018
reuters

Archaeologists in Peru have uncovered an extensive Incan burial site inside an adobe pyramid in a coastal desert valley far from the Andean heart of the empire. Two dozen cave-like tombs with human remains and pottery from the Incan culture have[...]

Not amoosed! Utah family get a shock when they find a MOOSE in their home after it wanders through the open front door

Friday  14:08,   06 july 2018
dailymail.co.uk

Sheri and Matt Prucka were at home in Park City, Utah on June 24 when they left their front door open, and a moose wandered right in to the living room of their Bald Eagle house.Sheri and Matt Prucka were at home on a Sunday when they left their[...]

Woman plays accidental matchmaker on airplane, shares live updates as romance unfolds

Friday  09:51,   06 july 2018
msn

It's the perfect meet-cute.Rosey Blair shared the epic love story on Twitter Tuesday, sparing none of the juicy[...]

California couple renovating their bathroom find a hilarious time capsule message hidden in the wall from the old owners

Friday  09:51,   06 july 2018
dailymail.co.uk

Alex Monney and his wife, Jessica, said the handwritten note was discovered inside their San Jose home by contractors carrying out building work. It was accompanied by a smiling photo of the couple and their black and white rabbit A California[...]

A 6-year-old boy can recite all the countries in the world in alphabetical order — and, yes, he's smarter than you

Friday  09:50,   06 july 2018
msn

Madden Landicho, 6, has a unique talent. He can recite every single country in the world in alphabetical order from memory — in no time flat. It's pretty impressive.-The kindergartner can recite every country in alphabetical[...]

Boy Hilariously Drops Watermelon in Grocery Store, Flees the Scene

Thursday  13:47,   05 july 2018
insideedition

The watermelon burst as it fell to the ground.Little Noah was caught in a hilarious 3-second video posted to Twitter attempting to pick up a watermelon at a grocery[...]

This puzzle will REALLY bug you! Brainteaser challenges players to spot the tiny insect lurking among the leaves (so can YOU see it?)

Thursday  13:47,   05 july 2018
dailymail.co.uk

There's nothing like a puzzle to while away some free time - but you might waste more minutes than intended on this one. Can you spot the tiny brown bug lurking in the green foliage?The illustration features a mass of green leaves punctuated by[...]

Foot of 'World's Oldest Child' Shows How Our Ancestors Moved

Thursday  10:06,   05 july 2018
nationalgeographic

The exquisite, 3.3-million-year-old fossil is the only one of its kind ever found.The study, published in Science Advances on Wednesday, takes a close look at the foot of Selam, a 3.3-million-year-old female A. afarensis that died before the age of[...]

Rare snowy owl found in famed New York City jail

Wednesday  14:07,   04 july 2018
msn

A New York City correction officer on Sunday discovered a snowy owl in a courtyard at the famed jail, Rikers Island, The New York Times reported. The city has just experienced a heat wave and it is unclear how the native to the Arctic tundra ended[...]

Limbani the Chimp Goes Bananas as He Reunites With Couple Who Raised Him

Wednesday  14:07,   04 july 2018
insideedition

Limbani was rejected by his mother after coming down with pneumonia shortly after birth.Limbani the chimp screeched and clung to his human dad, Jorge, and went in for more hugs. The chimp has the same adorable reaction when he sees Tania, his human[...]

Horses Had Dentists 3,000 Years Ago

Wednesday  10:06,   04 july 2018
nationalgeographic

The simple act of pulling a horse's tooth had a profound impact on the progress of human society.Through an analysis of skulls excavated from ancient horse burials on the Mongolian steppe, funded in part by a grant from the National Geographic[...]

Bear Kicks Man Out of His Hot Tub, Enjoys His Margarita

Wednesday  10:06,   04 july 2018
insideedition

"He had his margarita, he had his Jacuzzi," said Mark Hough of California.Mark Hough of Altadena, Calif., recently snapped a video of a bear enjoying the jets in his hot tub and lapping at his knocked-over margarita one hot Friday[...]