News: Offbeat

Self-taught scientist plans home-made rocket launch

Tuesday  11:17,   21 november 2017
Sky News

A limousine driver turned self-taught scientist has announced plans to launch himself over a California ghost town in a home-made rocket. Mike Hughes, who calls himself Mad Mike Hughes and says he doesn't believe in science, has spent years[...]

N.Z. PM denies Trump mistook her for Trudeau's wife

Monday  16:51,   20 november 2017
AFP

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday played down suggestions US President Donald Trump confused her with Canadian leader Justin Trudeau’s wife at a summit in Asia last week. Trudeau was supposedly making the introductions as Ardern[...]

This Wedding Guest Has The Best Reaction To Hilarious Photo Fail

Monday  07:20,   20 november 2017
HuffPost

Wedding photos are usually emotional, but sometimes, they’re just downright hilarious. Wedding guest Mike Tague recently became a viral sensation on Twitter after sharing a funny shot a photographer took of Tague and his boyfriend, Andrew[...]

Man Gets Dying Wish to Be Buried With 2 Philly Cheesesteaks

Sunday  17:52,   19 november 2017
Inside Edition

He'd told the family previously that's what he wanted.Richard Lussi, who died in October of heart complications, previously told his family that he wanted to be buried with the sandwiches, according to his 25-year-old grandson Dominic[...]

Video Of Rapping Mom Goes Viral

Sunday  14:05,   19 november 2017
International Business Times

A Texas mom rapped about her experiences of being a mom.Daniels, a resident of Denison, a small town located 70 miles north of Dallas, recorded the video as her three children were seated with her in a vehicle. Her kids bobbed their heads to the[...]

This car ad for used '96 Honda Accord brought home $20K

Sunday  14:05,   19 november 2017
USA TODAY

Set to a piano tune and relaxed narration, the ad boasts aerial shots of Lanman's girlfriend cruising California's coast with a coffee pot in the passenger seat and the couple's fuzzy white cat on her lap.The hassle of online[...]

Skeletons Found At Qumran Could Answer The Dead Sea Scrolls Mystery

Saturday  18:07,   18 november 2017
International Business Times

Newly excavated skeletons could answer the decades-long debate over who once occupied a settlement located near the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. The Dead Sea scrolls are considered the greatest manuscripts of all time. It consists of [...]

Homeowners Shocked as Unexpected Visitor Turns Up on Their Porch — an Alligator

Saturday  18:06,   18 november 2017
Inside Edition

They believed the alligator somehow made its way from a swampy area near the family’s home and to their shaded porch.The Cape Coral Police Department responded to a local residence last week after the homeowner reported what they called a[...]

Woman Meets Her 4 Biological Siblings More Than 6 Decades After She Was Adopted

Saturday  13:21,   18 november 2017
Inside Edition

Sylvia Kewer, 66, was given up for adoption when she was just 4 years old. “I feel like I’ve been born again,” Kewer said. “I asked God for a small miracle and I got a big one.”Kewer was given up for adoption by their birth mother Dorothy Mae Goode, [...]

Huge Underwater Castle With Ancient ‘Fairy Chimneys’ Discovered at the Bottom of Turkey’s Lake Van

Saturday  07:21,   18 november 2017
Newsweek

The castle likely dates from the reign of the ancient Urartu Kingdom.Tahsin Ceylan, an underwater photographer and videographer, Mustafa Akkuş, an academic from Van Yüzüncü Yıl University’s fishery faculty, Murat Kulakaç, a diving instructor and[...]

Macron is popular - at least when he's imprisoned in a snow globe

Saturday  07:21,   18 november 2017
Reuters

His ratings may be down, but snow globes containing pictures of French President Emmanuel Macron are flying off the shelves in Paris - bought both by fans and by those who want to give a tongue-in-cheek present. While it is common in Britain to find [...]

Mom Finds 7-Foot-Long Boa Constrictor in Her Washing Machine

Friday  17:22,   17 november 2017
Inside Edition

A neighbor's friend, who determined the snake was harmless to humans, came and pulled the reptile out himself.Shirley Oliveira, a 46-year-old mother of two from Salvador, Brazil, said she came running when her 18-year-old daughter Amanda asked[...]

N.C. woman wins lottery twice in one day

Friday  17:22,   17 november 2017
USA TODAY

A North Carolina woman won the lottery twice on Sunday, netting $10,000, then $1 million. Michelle Shuffler said she and her husband don't normally play the lottery, but on Sunday, he had a few bucks in his pocket, so they decided to give[...]

I went to Brazil for a bath, says McLaren reserve Norris

Friday  14:22,   17 november 2017
Reuters

A cancelled Formula One tyre test meant McLaren reserve Lando Norris effectively flew all the way from Britain to Brazil this week just to take a bath. The 18-year-old, racing in this weekend's Macau F3 race, told reporters he was soaking in the[...]

Mom's unique punishment for 13-year-old son goes viral

Friday  14:21,   17 november 2017
CBS News

<p>When Demetris Payne saw a missed call from her son's junior high school, she knew something was wrong.</p>With a sigh, the single mom of four from Shreveport, Louisiana, called back. A school official said her 13-year-old son Jadarien[...]