News: Offbeat

Shell-shocked: Rare snail loses out in love triangle

Friday  14:01,   19 may 2017
AFP

A lovelorn snail who failed to find a mate because of his unusually-shaped shell hit the headlines in Britain on Thursday after two potential partners got together and left him to share in parenting duties. The rare snail -- named Jeremy -- has a[...]

Proposal With a Twist! Storm Chaser Pops the Question in Front of Tornado

Friday  14:01,   19 may 2017
Inside Edition

The photographer reveals how he captured that stormy proposal A photo capturing a memorable proposal is causing a storm, as the momentous occasion was captured in front of a passing tornado.Alex Bartholomew is a storm chaser in Texas. He[...]

Brazilian 'mermaids' ride quirky fashion wave

Friday  11:25,   19 may 2017
AFP

Davi Moreira looks like any other young Rio de Janeiro beach lover as he heads down to the Ipanema surf each week -- at least until he dons his blue mermaid's tail.Other bathers look on in astonishment as Moreira, 22, performs his weekly ritual. [...]

Fourth grader asks Oregon gov for forgiveness after stealing pen from state Capitol

Friday  11:25,   19 may 2017
The Hill

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday pardoned a fourth grader after he admitted to stealing a pen and a hazelnut during a school trip to the state capitol last month. Brown posted on her Facebook page a photo of a letter the boy sent her admitting to[...]

14-Year-Old Graduates College With a Degree in Physics: 'I Was Very Comfortable'

Friday  07:42,   19 may 2017
Inside Edition

He graduated high school at 10. He's the age of most high school freshmen, but this 14-year-old left many stunned as he walked across the stage to receive his college degree.Carson Huey-You graduated high school at the young age of 10, started[...]

Man sues woman for texting during date

Thursday  19:12,   18 may 2017
CBS News

Brandon Clarke Vezmar is seeking damages in the amount of $17.31, the cost of the two movie ticketsThe plaintiff, Brandon Clarke Vezmar, is seeking damages in the amount of $17.31, the cost of two movie tickets. He says the woman texted during the[...]

This First-Grade Math Problem Is Stumping the Internet

Thursday  19:11,   18 may 2017
Mental Floss

This puzzle will make you glad to be out of elementary school. © Provided by The Week Publications Maths problem given to first-graders. According to the original poster AlmondShell, the bonus question was given to primary one, or[...]

This Woman Accidentally Got Texts From Someone Else's Nana & Now They're BFFs

Thursday  19:11,   18 may 2017
Refinery29

Early this morning, Jen Deaderick got a text from a woman named Opal who "sang" her a Happy Birthday. The problem was, it's not Deaderick's birthday and she doesn't know Opal. The problem was, it's not Deaderick's[...]

Heart-shaped diamond sells for record $15 million

Thursday  17:48,   18 may 2017
AFP

<p>The largest flawless heart-shaped diamond has sold for nearly $15 million in Geneva Wednesday, breaking a world record in its category, auction house Christie's said.</p>The 92-carat diamond forms the centre-piece of a necklace of[...]

At Last! Joe Biden Gets An Ice Cream Flavor Named After Him

Thursday  17:47,   18 may 2017
MSN

Joe Biden is living every ice cream lover’s dream. The former vice president’s passion for the sweet, frozen treat is no secret. And now, he’s finally getting his very own flavor.The Cornell University Dairy is naming in Biden’s honor a batch of[...]

Land Rover sinks in sand 'as driver takes photos'

Thursday  17:47,   18 may 2017
Sky News

A man who was reportedly attempting to take photographs of his Land Rover by the sea got into trouble when the car started to sink into the sand. Police and a tow company were called to Island Beach State Park in New Jersey on Tuesday.The male[...]

World’s Longest Cat Measures Nearly Four Feet in Length

Thursday  17:47,   18 may 2017
Newsweek

Omar is a very special Maine coon cat and likely the world’s longest.Hirst told the BBC that Omar measures 3 feet 11 inches (120 centimeters) in length, which would make him the longest cat in the world. The current record-holder is a cat named [...]

It's a Mare-acle! Firefighters Save Horse Stuck in Mud During 6-Hour Rescue

Thursday  17:42,   18 may 2017
Inside Edition

She is now up and walking on her own. Thanks to a Florida fire department, one horse will live to gallop another day.Hillsborough County Fire Rescue received a call about a horse stuck deep in the mud on Monday.“We noticed she was stuck up to her [...]

Canada academic's Sean Spicer cutouts sprout in bushes across North America

Thursday  17:42,   18 may 2017
Reuters

Cardboard cutouts of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer hiding in bushes are popping up all over North America, inspired by a British Columbia academic who kicked off the craze in her home town of Victoria. Spicer, known for his often combative [...]

120,000 bees found nesting in beehive above woman's living room

Thursday  17:42,   18 may 2017
CBS News

"They had a condo in our ceiling "The Decatur, Georgia, resident didn't think much of it, but she called her friend -- who's a beekeeper -- just in case. Her friend came over one afternoon with a Bee Box, hoping to lure some of the honey[...]