News : Offbeat

Horde of mongooses storm European golf event

Friday  11:14,   11 november 2016
The Daily Dot

The world is still turning, folks. Though Donald Trump is now president-elect and the Cubs won the World Series, we're all still here. The masses have tuned into the Nedbank Golf Challenge, a European PGA event featuring the likes of[...]

Speedy shovels shine in Slovakia's grave-digging contest

Friday  01:21,   11 november 2016
Associated Press

<p>Ten teams from Slovakia, Poland and Hungary on Thursday turned mounds of ground in a competition to crown the fastest gravediggers in central Europe.</p>The Grave Digging Championships held in the Slovakian city of Trencin was meant to[...]

Cross-eyed cat wins over Instagram with its crazy peepers

Thursday  23:56,   10 november 2016
CNET

A tabby cat rockets to Instagram stardom thanks to his unusual and compelling blue eyes.Sol-kun's eyes are no problem for the outgoing Japanese feline, which came to our attention through RocketNews24. His popular Instagram posts show him licking a[...]

Cat or dog? This wild-eyed cutie has us all confused

Thursday  15:21,   10 november 2016
TODAY

Can you figure out what this animal is? An adorable little dog? A hairy cat? An adorable hybrid of cuteness?Is this a cat or a[...]

Hungry pilot faces hefty fine for using drone to pick up sausage from the store

Thursday  12:35,   10 november 2016
The Daily Dot

Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is investigating something they probably never thought it would have to: a sausage-toting drone.&nbsp;A video appeared online showing a drone pilot sending his high-tech toy into the parking [...]

Celebrate 'Frenemies Day' with pals you dropped over election

Wednesday  18:07,   09 november 2016
CNET

Did you unfriend the Hillary supporter next door or drop your Trump fan pal? It's time to reconnect the day after the election and make your feed great again.Todd Schenk, an assistant professor at Virginia Tech's School of Public and[...]

Pregnant Woman Stops to Vote While in Labor: ‘It Was Extremely Important to Us,’ Says Her Partner

Wednesday  13:56,   09 november 2016
People

<p>The registered psychotherapist says they were determined to make it to the polls despite the less-than-ideal timing.</p>Their plans were slightly derailed when Adelstein, 31, began going into labor early Friday[...]

Moose Stuck at Airport Car Rental Corralled Back to Connecticut Woods

Wednesday  02:07,   09 november 2016
People

One moose made the most of his Monday, making a pit stop at a Connecticut Enterprise Rent-A-Car to peruse the cars. Thing is, when he was done, he couldn’t get out. Authorities had to step in to help the wild moose get loose from the Bradley[...]

Mind the chocolate gap: Britons grumble as Toblerone shrinks

Tuesday  21:21,   08 november 2016
Associated Press

More valleys, fewer chocolate peaks: The maker of Toblerone Swiss chocolate says it's widened the spaces in its iconic, triangle-array bars for some discount shops in Britain to keep prices down.&nbsp;Mondelez International says the move[...]

Colorado city uses toilet paper to help repair cracked roads

Tuesday  15:42,   08 november 2016
Associated Press

It's not pranksters or vandals who placed toilet paper all over the streets of Littleton, Colorado, it was city workers. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/2e9pIlw ) that Littleton crews have used bathroom tissue to help seal up cracks along [...]

High as a Cat: Small Kitten Enjoys Climbing Colorado's Mountains

Tuesday  09:07,   08 november 2016
Inside Edition

Quandary the wandering cat loves hiking Colorado's mountains.The outdoorsy kitten known as "Quandary Q Lotus Lady" spends her days like most house cats never do – she climbs some of Colorado’s tallest mountains with the brisk air blowing against [...]

Snake on a plane: Live reptile intrudes on flight in Mexico

Monday  21:42,   07 november 2016
Associated Press

Passengers on a commercial flight in Mexico were given a start when a serpent slithered into the cabin in a scene straight out of the Hollywood thriller "Snakes on a Plane."Carrier Aeromexico says the reptile was detected on a Sunday[...]

What the Transhumanist candidate learned from the election

Monday  18:56,   07 november 2016
Engadget

Zoltan Istvan is many things: a journalist, a futurist and entrepreneur. Mostly, though, he's been a cheerleader for the transhumanist movement, a philosophy focused on merging humans together with technology. The ultimate goal? To live forever[...]

Google casts Election Day reminder doodle

Monday  07:21,   07 november 2016
CNET

This doodle links to information about candidates and measures on your ballot, as well as information about where your polling place is located.There's much at stake in this year's election. In addition to a tight race for the White House, there are [...]

Aussie man proposes in front of a shocking witness: a live crocodile!

Monday  03:07,   07 november 2016
TODAY

You've heard of the Crocodile Hunter, but how about the Crocodile Bachelor? A Sydney, Australia, woman got quite a thrill when her boyfriend, the Head of Reptiles at the Australian Reptile Park, invited her in to do a live crocodile[...]