News: Offbeat

26 Cockroaches Found Inside Man's Ear In China

Tuesday  10:50,   12 december 2017
International Business Times

With the help of an electric otoscope, the doctors looked inside the teenager’s ears and discovered that a female cockroach had crept into his ear and laid 25 eggs to give birth to little ones making his ear a warm cozy home to live in. According to [...]

This Airline Will Let You Board Early If You Wear An Ugly Holiday Sweater

Tuesday  10:50,   12 december 2017
Refinery29

Ugly holiday sweaters aren't just for parties. You can proudly wear yours in the air thanks to Alaska Airlines, which is offering early boarding for one day to those who partake. That's because DecemberThat's because December 15 is National[...]

From Covfefe to Hollyweed: Weird news grabs headlines in 2017

Tuesday  05:05,   12 december 2017
Reuters

<p>President Donald Trump's Oval Office style dominated U.S. headlines in 2017, but readers were particularly perplexed by his use of the word "covfefe," in what turned out to be one of the oddest news stories of the year.</p>A[...]

A couple resolved to lose weight in 2016 — and have lost more than 390 pounds since

Tuesday  05:05,   12 december 2017
MSN

Lexi and Danny Reed know there are benefits to getting healthy as a couple. INSIDER spoke to the duo about losing weight, relationships, and advice on getting started.Lexi runs the Instagram account FatGirlFedUp, where she documents her weight loss[...]

Australia's Christmas tree topping craze: Nathan Lyon

Monday  16:06,   11 december 2017
AFP

Australian cricket fans are paying homage to Test spinner Nathan "Garry" Lyon by making him the must-have Christmas tree topper this festive season. The GOAT, or "The Greatest Of All Time", has been one of Australia's best-performing[...]

A 6-year-old boy is making $11 million a year on YouTube reviewing toys

Sunday  18:21,   10 december 2017
Tech Insider

The 6-year-old Ryan of YouTube's Ryan ToysReview made $11 million in revenue this year from his YouTube account, according to Forbes.&nbsp;- Surely the envy of elementary school kids worldwide, the adolescent YouTube star reviews new toys in [...]

Mummy discovered in unexplored Egyptian tomb

Sunday  14:36,   10 december 2017
Sky News

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a new mummy in a previously unexplored tomb near the city of Luxor. According to Egypt's antiquities ministry, the mummy was found in one of two tombs which are being explored for the first time since being[...]

This Shark Could Be Oldest Living Vertebrate At 512

Sunday  14:36,   10 december 2017
Newsweek

If the data proves correct, the shark would have been alive before Galileo Galilei was convicted of heresy and before Dutch settlers made it to New York City.Greenland sharks grow at torpid pace of only about one centimeter per year. So when the[...]

Ancient Rock Art in Venezuela Is Among World's Largest

Sunday  07:55,   10 december 2017
Newsweek

“The thing that surprised us the most was the sheer size of some of the engravings.”The research is part of the ongoing Cotúa Island-Orinoco Reflexive Archaeology Project, now in the third of a planned four-year study. The purpose of the project is[...]

These Shelter Dog Makeovers Will Melt Your Heart

Saturday  19:38,   09 december 2017
Good Housekeeping

These little guys were just diamonds in the rough (ruff?).Dog walker, pet sitter, and groomer, Mark Imhof, who gives dogs from the Animal Care Shelters of NYC (ACC) baths and cuts, told The Dodo, "I have seen such transformations in almost all the[...]

T. Rex in Alabama Makes the Most of the First Snow of the Season

Saturday  19:38,   09 december 2017
Inside Edition

She even threw some snowballs.This T. rex had no fear of the cold weather and even rolled around amid Alabama's first snow of the[...]

Video Shows Squirrel Stealing Gourmet Chocolate, Lip Balm From New Jersey Home

Saturday  19:37,   09 december 2017
International Business Times

A New Jersey woman wrote on a blog post that she caught a portly squirrel on video stealing gourmet chocolate and lip balm from a basket of holiday goodies that her family put out for delivery people.But when the family set a trap to catch the thief [...]

Baby Alligator Crosses the Road, Thanks to Kindhearted Deputies

Saturday  13:47,   09 december 2017
Inside Edition

Deputy Herrera of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office gave ample encouragement to the "little guy."Florida authorities were dispatched to the scene when the tiny gator was seen trying to cross a[...]

Fake restaurant becomes London's top-rated eatery

Friday  19:10,   08 december 2017
Relaxnews (AFP)

A non-existent restaurant supposedly based in a garden shed briefly became London's top eating place on travel and restaurant website TripAdvisor, who on Thursday hit back at the hoaxers. "The Shed at Dulwich", based in a south London back[...]

Naples pizza-making wins UNESCO heritage status

Friday  19:10,   08 december 2017
AFP

The art of Naples' dough-twirling pizza makers joined UNESCO's list of "intangible heritage."The art of Naples' dough-twirling pizza makers joined UNESCO's list of "intangible heritage" on Thursday, securing the coveted status[...]