News: Offbeat

Grandmother, Daughter and Newborn All Share the Same Birthday

Thursday  19:51,   30 november 2017
Inside Edition

It was just by[...]

Man Proposes Inside the Convenience Store Where He Met His Girlfriend

Thursday  16:25,   30 november 2017
Inside Edition

The two had hit it off immediately.Craig Godfrey, who works as a sales assistant at Sewell on the go, got down on one knee in a cute video caught on the store’s surveillance cameras in the exact spot where he met his girlfriend, Laura Orr, while he[...]

100-Year-Old Man and His Family Run 100 Miles to Celebrate His Birthday

Thursday  16:25,   30 november 2017
Inside Edition

Orville Rogers didn't start running until he turned 50.Five decades later, he's still at[...]

Indian serial thief stole 120 hotel TVs

Thursday  08:25,   30 november 2017
AFP

Indian police have detained a man who stole 120 TV sets from hotels over four months, officials said Wednesday. Vasudev Nanaiah booked into budget hotels in states across southern India with oversized bags to put the televisions in when he left.If[...]

Metalhead Indonesian president gets thrash-worthy gift from Danish PM

Wednesday  18:38,   29 november 2017
AFP

Indonesia's metalhead president received a thrash-worthy present from his Danish counterpart Wednesday. Joko Widodo, better known as Jokowi, was presented with the recently launched, re-mastered box set of US heavy metal band Metallica's 1986[...]

Rock Art Depicting Stone Age Camel Discovered

Wednesday  18:38,   29 november 2017
Newsweek

The camel image startled experts because it was found in the Ural Mountains, far from where camels could be seen in the Paleolithic era.The image of the red ocher camel outlined with black charcoal startled experts because the painting in the Kapova [...]

Electrician skipped work 140 times with crisp packet trick

Wednesday  15:40,   29 november 2017
The Week

Australian worker used makeshift Faraday cage to hide from bossesTom Colella, 60, took his former employers to an employment tribunal, claiming unfair dismissal, after being sacked for skipping[...]

Horse Airlifted 300 Feet Out Of Ravine After Tumbling In Along With Rider

Wednesday  10:31,   29 november 2017
Inside Edition

The rider walked out but the horse needed a leg up.The rider walked out but was forced to leave her horse overnight until a joint effort between multiple area agencies could be assembled for the[...]

Russian Astronaut Says Extraterrestrial Bacteria Found On International Space Station

Wednesday  06:05,   29 november 2017
International Business Times

Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov said the bacteria on the International Space Station did not appear to be from Earth.Astronauts swabbed the surface of the ISS during spacewalks, Shkaplerov said. The cotton swabs were particularly focused on areas [...]

Monet's glasses sold for over $50,000 in Hong Kong

Tuesday  18:56,   28 november 2017
Relaxnews (AFP)

A collection of French artist Claude Monet's personal belongings, including a pair of round-rimmed wire spectacles, have fetched almost $11 million at an auction in Hong Kong, Christie's said.  The dainty glasses, made from [...]

Pink diamond sells for over $32 mn in Hong Kong

Tuesday  18:54,   28 november 2017
Relaxnews (AFP)

An enormous oval diamond named the "Pink Promise" was sold Tuesday for an eye-watering US$32.16 million at auction in Hong Kong. The 14.93-carat pink gemstone went to an unidentified phone bidder as applause filled the[...]

The 'world's most beautiful nurse' went viral and men are doing anything to meet her

Tuesday  07:22,   28 november 2017
MSN

<p>A dental nurse and her practice have found themselves at the centre of an unprecedented amount of attention after she was dubbed "the most beautiful nurse in the world."</p>25-year-old Ning Chen, who is from Taiwan, has become an[...]

Disabled veteran helps deliver daughter on sidewalk

Tuesday  07:22,   28 november 2017
MSN

The birth of a baby is a momentous occasion for any family, but for one disabled veteran and his fiancé where and how their daughter was born has made it all the more special. Last Tuesday, Marcus Nash and Charlie White were just steps outside of[...]

Woman puts 'My Dad's House' as address on her driver's licence

Monday  18:37,   27 november 2017
MSN

We all do silly stuff without thinking sometimes. But 18-year-old Eve Paterson from Inverclyde has taken this phenomenon to the next level, declaring "my dads house" as her official address.&nbsp;But 18-year-old Eve Paterson from[...]

Jonathan, St. Helena's ancient tortoise, awaits visitors

Monday  13:21,   27 november 2017
AFP

He is a tourist attraction worth travelling a long way to see -- Jonathan the giant tortoise is perhaps the world's oldest land animal, living in pampered luxury on the remote British island of St. Helena. Aged at least 185 -- though no one[...]