News : Offbeat

Red hot love: Emergency evacuation makes for unforgettable wedding photos

Thursday  13:50,   17 november 2016
TODAY

Most couples would be understandably upset if firefighters evacuated their wedding reception, but not this bride and groom.Most couples would be understandably upset if firefighters evacuated their wedding reception, but for one bride and groom in[...]

Turkey Lurkey: Gang of Giant Birds Running Amok in Small Town, Prompting 911 Calls

Thursday  09:36,   17 november 2016
Inside Edition

There have been numerous reports of turkeys terrorizing this California town. Wild turkeys are terrorizing residents in a small California town, prompting the city to hold a vote to remove and relocate the birds from the area — just in time[...]

80-Year-Old First-Time Bride Says It's Never Too Late to Find Love

Thursday  09:35,   17 november 2016
Good Housekeeping

"I've been lonely for many years, this is a great blessing from God."The ceremony took place in the ballroom of their nursing center, surrounded by friends, family, and staff. "Maria has never been married, I just think back to when I[...]

Here is a very good dog performing a very good Mannequin Challenge

Thursday  09:35,   17 november 2016
SB Nation

The Mannequin Challenge is the latest craze to sweep social media. If you have somehow avoided it until now, it consists of groups of people holding poses while being filmed. There have been some good versions and some less good versions.[...]

This jaw-dropping 'Beauty and the Beast' castle is made from 500,000 Lego bricks

Thursday  09:35,   17 november 2016
The Daily Dot

The live-action Beauty and the Beast reboot is slated for March, and based on Disney's 1991 animated classic. Built by professional Lego artist Kevin Hall, the castle has half a million Lego pieces, including 40,000 tiles that form a[...]

Guest fails to show up to wedding: so bride sends a bill

Thursday  09:35,   17 november 2016
AOL Money UK

Jessica Baker, a mum from Minnesota in the US, had accepted an invitation to her friend's wedding, but had to cancel at the last minute when her childcare arrangements fell through. The bride was so angry that she sent her a bill for $75 (£61)[...]

"Live like it's 1993": Bookstore bans Wi-Fi, smartphones

Thursday  07:10,   17 november 2016
CBS News

Wyoming bookstore's tongue-in-cheek sign goes viral.For years, the small store, Wind City Books, has requested that their customers put away their cellphones and laptops and focus solely on the[...]

Potential world-record deer antlers could be worth $100,000

Wednesday  19:50,   16 november 2016
USA TODAY SPORTS

NASHVILLE — There have been some staggering numbers connected to the potential world-record whitetail deer killed last week in Tennessee. Twitter: @MikeOrganWriterNASHVILLE — There have been some staggering numbers connected to the potential[...]

China websites block searches for 'Fatty Kim the Third'

Wednesday  16:06,   16 november 2016
Reuters

Chinese websites have again blocked searches for "Fatty Kim the Third", as many Chinese mockingly call North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, with China's foreign ministry saying it did not approve of ridiculing foreign leaders. Chinese[...]

This hiking cat rules the 'meowtains'

Wednesday  15:50,   16 november 2016
USA TODAY SPORTS

FORT COLLINS, Colorado -- The next time you're hiking in the Colorado outdoors and think you hear a meow, you're not crazy. In fact, you're probably about the meet Quandary Q Lotus Lady, adventure cat extraordinaire, ruler of the[...]

Top Swedish union launches "mansplaining" hotline for workers

Wednesday  15:04,   16 november 2016
Reuters

One of Sweden's largest trade unions has launched a hotline for workers to complain about "mansplaining" - men explaining condescendingly to women - in a one-week initiative to highlight the problem. Unionen, which has some 600,000[...]

Chinese bird masters the art of Trump's combover

Wednesday  15:03,   16 november 2016
The Daily Dot

"So does this bird look like Trump, or does Trump look like a Chinese pheasant?” one user asked on Weibo, China’s messaging service.  Honestly, it’s hard to tell[...]

Pork opine: Study finds pigs can be optimists or pessimists, depending on personality and mood

Wednesday  11:49,   16 november 2016
Los Angeles Times

&nbsp;<p>"This finding demonstrates that humans are not unique in combining longer-term personality biases with shorter-term mood biases in judging stimuli," the study authors wrote.</p>The results, described in the journal[...]

Texas garbage man, 2-year-old boy share special friendship

Wednesday  11:49,   16 november 2016
CBS News

A two-year-old Texas boy loves trash day in his Plano neighborhood, because that means he gets to see his buddy, James the garbage manThe Plano toddler wheels his mini recycling bin to the curb, dressed as his buddy, James Jackson the trash[...]

Woman finds missing wedding rings in stack of garbage

Wednesday  07:35,   16 november 2016
CBS News

Colleen Dyckman followed her garbage truck to the Babylon town dump, where she begged workers to let her dig through the trash --and eight employees joined in the search.WEST BABYLON, N.Y. --A needle in a haystack may be hard to find, but a Long[...]