News: Offbeat

Bride and Groom Were Born at the Same Hospital on the Same Day 27 Years Ago

Friday  18:11,   06 october 2017
Inside Edition

"Both our mothers remember seeing each other [at the hospital when we were born]," groom Aaron Bairos said.“If somebody out on the streets were to tell me our story, I would be like, ‘I don’t believe you,’” groom Aaron Bairos of Taunton[...]

Denzel Washington Surprising a Chicago Grandmother Is the Cutest Thing Ever

Friday  18:11,   06 october 2017
Good Housekeeping

He was asking for directions when people told him "his biggest fan" lived across the street.The 62-year-old and his driver pulled over to ask a Chicago family for directions on Saturday when the group mentioned his biggest fan lived[...]

This Pasta-Straining Technique Is Blowing People's Minds

Friday  18:11,   06 october 2017
Good Housekeeping

It's gone completely viral.Twitter user @Daibellaaa was one of many people to share an easier way to drain pasta, which involves putting the strainer in the pot, then tipping it over to let the water spill out. This way, the pasta stays in the[...]

Divers in Michigan Discover 93-Year-Old Shipwreck at the Bottom of Lake Huron

Friday  13:56,   06 october 2017
Mental Floss

On September 21, 1924, the cargo steamship SS Clifton sank in Lake Huron—and for nearly a century, its watery grave remained a mystery.Scuba diver David Trotter—who’s reportedly located more than 90 Great Lakes shipwrecks—discovered the SS Clifton[...]

This College Student's Impressive Apple-Catching Skills Are Going Viral

Friday  13:56,   06 october 2017
Refinery29

Recently, a college kid named Daniel Hartman drew a lot of attention on Twitter after posting a video, which we found thanks to Food & Wine, showing off one impressive but totally unconventional skill. The now viral video shows[...]

Chinese-speaking tennis umpires bring the house down

Friday  13:56,   06 october 2017
AFP

Foreign umpires at the China Open have been unintentionally entertaining the crowds and earning hearty applause with their attempts at pidgin Chinese.  Some of the officials, who come from a range of countries, are using very basic Chinese for[...]

Man Exonerated After Spending 23 Years Behind Bars for a Murder He Didn't Commit

Friday  11:00,   06 october 2017
Inside Edition

"A lot of hurt started to go away today, and I'm thankful for that," said John Horton, 41, who was once facing life in prison. A man who spent 23 years behind bars for a murder he did not commit has been exonerated, much to the joy[...]

Green fingers: Japan sending garden-repair teams abroad

Friday  11:00,   06 october 2017
Relaxnews (AFP)

Tokyo plans to send green fingers to every corner of the world on a mission to spruce up Japanese-style gardens that have fallen into disrepair. There are some 500 traditional gardens scattered across the globe -- from France to the United[...]

This Golden Retriever With 2 Noses Has No Idea He's Different

Friday  08:11,   06 october 2017
Inside Edition

Wallis' owner explained his two noses stems from his cleft palate. What has two floppy ears, four paws, a tail and two noses? Wallis, the golden retriever born with two snouts.The pup's owner, Lana Culley, 21, of Poole,[...]

1,800 Year Old Egyptian Pet Cemetery Discovered

Thursday  18:06,   05 october 2017
Newsweek

The cemetery, dating from the first and second centuries A.D., was discovered among the ruins of the Roman port town of Berenike.The cemetery, dating from the first and second centuries A.D., was discovered in the Roman port town of Berenike,[...]

In Las Vegas, going back to where they thought they would die

Thursday  15:47,   05 october 2017
The Washington Post

In Las Vegas, going back to where they thought they would dieThere was no sound of blaring sirens, no ‘pop, pop, pop’ of gunfire, no[...]

TransCanada Ends Bid to Build Energy East Oil Pipeline

Thursday  15:47,   05 october 2017
Bloomberg

TransCanada Ends Bid to Build Energy East Oil Pipeline(Bloomberg) -- TransCanada Corp. is scrapping plans to build the Energy East Pipeline and Eastern Mainline[...]

Armour: No Cam Newton, sexism is never funny

Thursday  15:47,   05 october 2017
USA TODAY

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Mike Smith's heroics not enough to top McDavid & Oil

Thursday  15:47,   05 october 2017
Calgary Herald

Setting the tone for his first season as a Calgary Flame, Mike Smith made a left pad save on Connor McDavid with 45 seconds elapsed in Wednesday’s National Hockey League season lid-lifter. Halfway into the second period, the 35-year-old netminder[...]

One game for Leafs, but what a game: Arthur

Thursday  15:47,   05 october 2017
Toronto Star

WINNIPEG—Look, it’s just one game. Yes, the Leafs went up 6-0 before the poor Winnipeg Jets got on the board. Yes, Winnipeg came into the NHL season opener with so much hope: they had just re-signed 21-year-old star forward Nikolaj Ehlers to a[...]