News : Offbeat

Wife who said lottery tickets are a waste of money wins $1M

Monday  02:42,   31 october 2016
CBS News

Glenda Blackwell wanted to teach her husband a lesson, but the tables turned on her in the best way imaginableGlenda Blackwell, a 57-year-old woman from Leicester, North Carolina, learned that lesson over the weekend when her husband asked her to[...]

Smithsonian raising funds to preserve scarecrow costume from ‘Wizard of Oz’

Monday  02:35,   31 october 2016
The Boston Globe

For the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, this project was a no-brainer. After surpassing its $300,000 online fundraising goal to conserve the sparkling ruby slippers worn by Dorothy in the classic film “The Wizard of Oz,”[...]

What happens when puppies crash a bachelor party?

Monday  02:35,   31 october 2016
USA TODAY

Some men return from bachelor parties with secrets. But eight men from Michigan who attended a bachelor party in Tennessee had no choice but to be honest about the female who crashed their party. NASHVILLE -- Some men return from bachelor[...]

Ukrainian man renames himself iPhone 7 to win the phone

Monday  02:35,   31 october 2016
Associated Press

A Ukrainian man has officially changed his name to iPhone 7 after an electronics store offered the latest Apple product to the first five people who do that. The 20-year old iPhone Sim (Seven) got the coveted prize Friday. He said he might change it [...]

Haunted Locations You Can Visit in All 50 States

Monday  01:14,   31 october 2016
Mental Floss

<p>Have your nerves of steel inoculated you against scary movies? Friends leaping out of the shadows getting boring? If you feel like having a more immersive experience, you might want to head to a local haunt instead. Take a look at some of the[...]

Feminist witches are casting hexes on Donald Trump

Monday  01:14,   31 october 2016
Quartz

American witches have come a long way since Salem and the trials of 1692, when the accusation of witchcraft got a lady hanged.&nbsp; American witches have come a long way since Salem and the trials of 1692, when the accusation of witchcraft[...]

NASA pumpkin contest creations will blow your mind

Monday  01:14,   31 october 2016
CNET

From a working Pac-Man game to a spinning carousel, the mechanical engineers at JPL carved pumpkins that put our cute cat faces to shame.NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory held a pumpkin-carving contest on Thursday, and the resulting jack-o'-lanterns[...]

For Halloween, this Burger King dressed up as ghost of McDonald's

Monday  01:14,   31 october 2016
CBS News

One Burger King location in Queens, New York, is dishing up a not-so-subtle dig at the competitionThe BK, located at 92-85 Queens Boulevard, has draped itself in super-sized white sheets, emblazoning those billowing sheets with beady red eyes and[...]

Wheelchair turned into Ecto-1 from 'Ghostbusters'

Monday  01:14,   31 october 2016
USA TODAY

Pimp My Ride has nothing on Ryan Scott Miller. He's the California dad who gives his son Jeremy's wheelchair an elaborate makeover for Halloween. Last year, he turned it into a Star Warssnowspeeder, earning kudos from none other than Mark[...]

There’s a fascinating psychological reason behind your belief in ghosts

Monday  01:14,   31 october 2016
Business Insider

Sony PicturesFrom haunted houses to creepy clowns terrorizing the US, 'tis the season for spooky — and potentially paranormal — encounters, if only in the name of Halloween fun. But for some, believing in ghostsFrom haunted houses to creepy[...]

This 4-year-old made an unlikely friend at the grocery store

Monday  01:14,   31 october 2016
CBS News

This duo proves there's no age limit on friendshipThat’s when they ran across Dan Peterson, known as Mr.[...]

Divorcing couple go to court over Cubs Series tickets

Monday  01:14,   31 october 2016
Associated Press

<p>The frenzy among Chicago Cubs fans to snag pricey and scarce tickets to World Series games at Wrigley Field has now landed in divorce court.</p>Court documents obtained by The Associated Press from Cook County Circuit Court on Friday say a[...]