News: Offbeat

Disabled pups get ruff for TV's annual Puppy Bowl

Wednesday  16:31,   18 january 2017
Reuters

Three disabled dogs are joining America's annual Puppy Bowl this year, bringing a special kind of ruffness to the celebration intended as an antidote to the nation's Super Bowl football extravaganza. A hearing- and sight-impaired Australian[...]

Donald Trump gets new species of moth named after him

Wednesday  16:31,   18 january 2017
CNET

Commentary: An evolutionary biologist decides that his new moth discovery resembles the president-elect.Yes, he's a somewhat controversial figure, not exactly the usual sort who becomes a[...]

94-Year-Old Surprised With Graduation Ceremony After Earning College Degree With Perfect GPA

Wednesday  16:31,   18 january 2017
Inside Edition

"I couldn't see just sitting there all the time, watching Netflix," said 94-year-old Amy Cranton, who is now pursuing her Master's degree.Craton, of Hawaii, was awarded her Bachelor degree in creative writing and English in a[...]

Ballet helped this girl walk on her own

Wednesday  16:31,   18 january 2017
USA TODAY

LOS ANGELES -- When Sarah Hansen first came to Bonnie Schlachte’s ballet studio, she jokingly called herself a “weeble-wobble,” telling her ballet teacher that when she tried to walk, she would fall. “She couldn’t walk across the room[...]

Oakland Zoo rescues baby raccoons accidentally brought cross-country in a moving truck

Wednesday  13:21,   18 january 2017
San Francisco Chronicle

When a man who moved to the Bay Area discovered some unexpected cargo in his moving truck, WildCare and the Oakland Zoo stepped in to help. The man was making a cross-country move from Fort Meyers, Fla. to Marin County in September 2016, according[...]

Boy, 9, Has Written Letter to Every Country in the World: 'I Want It To Be Endless'

Wednesday  13:21,   18 january 2017
Inside Edition

He wrote his first letter at age 5. In an impressive feat, a 9-year-old boy has written letters to people in every country in the world.Toby Little, of Britain, came up with the idea when he was just 5, after reading the book “Letter to New[...]

'Squeaking' puppy swallowed 8in-long knife

Wednesday  13:20,   18 january 2017
Sky News

A puppy called Macie was "extremely lucky to survive" after swallowing an 8-inch (20cm) long kitchen knife, according to experts. Fortunately, the handle went in first rather than the blade which would have pierced her organs and probably [...]

Did You Just See A Ghost? Here's Who To Call

Wednesday  08:16,   18 january 2017
Refinery29

No, we're not advocating a stop at the psychiatrist (yet).No, we're not advocating a stop at the psychiatrist (yet); your eye doctor may be the only medical professional — or exorcist — you[...]

Introducing the world's first city tour bus for dogs!

Wednesday  05:21,   18 january 2017
AOL Travel UK

The world's first city tour bus for dogs is giving pet owners paws for celebration (sorry). London has a tour bus for everyone - from typical open-top sightseeing tours to afternoon tea and cake buses. The bus goes past Victoria Tower[...]

Juuso the bear makes artistic debut at Finnish gallery

Wednesday  04:51,   18 january 2017
Reuters

Artists usually like to attend the opening of their exhibitions but the painter of the works that went on display at a gallery in Helsinki on Tuesday preferred to carry on hibernating. The artist behind the exhibition entitled "Strong and soft[...]

Facebook fawns over suburban goat shopping for candy

Wednesday  04:21,   18 january 2017
CNET

The customers at one Oregon 7-Eleven are sometimes known to shop on all fours.I've confessed my compulsion for convenience store shopping, and now we finally have video evidence I'm not alone. It turns out the local suburban 7-Eleven is also a[...]

Massive Alligator Strolls Casually Past Florida Tourists

Tuesday  19:37,   17 january 2017
Inside Edition

Video shows the gator without a care in the world. "He was the biggest gators I have seen out there. I have been going out there for years too," Joiner wrote.The video has since been shared and liked thousands of times.A similar spotting last[...]

Woman fined £80 for pouring her coffee down a drain

Tuesday  19:37,   17 january 2017
The Independent

A pensioner was fined £80 for pouring a cup of coffee down the drain. Sue Peckitt, 65, said she got rid of the coffee because she didn't like the taste, and poured it away because she did not want to fill up a bin with liquid. Sue[...]

14-Month-Old Tot Skis Like A Professional Just Two Weeks After Learning To Walk

Tuesday  19:36,   17 january 2017
Inside Edition

"Ever since my wife and I had kids, I've been looking forward to skiing with them," his dad said.Just two weeks after the tot learned to walk, little Henry from Ontario, Canada, can be seen in a video licensed by Caters News dashing[...]

This Little Girl Is Taylor Swift's Mini-Me & It’s Everything

Tuesday  19:36,   17 january 2017
Refinery29

Ruth Bader Ginsburg isn’t the only one with her very own mini-me. Taylor Swift, apparently has one, too. The show is a singing competition series in which kids emulate their idols. (Kind of like American Idol meets an elementary school[...]