News: Offbeat

Meet the Family Who Has Been Sailing the World for 10 Years

Tuesday  15:52,   17 july 2018

The Giffords do not plan on stopping anytime soon.Behan and Jamie Gifford have spent the last 10 years sailing around the world with their three children, and they have no plans of[...]
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These crumbs come from the world’s oldest bread. It might have resembled a pita.

Tuesday  10:10,   17 july 2018

Bread baking could predate agriculture by thousands of years.Historians and archaeologists have traditionally linked bread to the dawn of agriculture, when people domesticated plants such as wheat, cultivated them and ground them into[...]

Giant 'avozilla' avocados are now a thing and people are losing it

Tuesday  10:10,   17 july 2018

An avocado big enough to make 20 avocado toasts? That might be just want millennial heaven looks like. Well, that plus affordable housing. But at least South Africa has granted millennials one of their wishes by creating 'Avozillas',[...]

Ohio Grandmother Goes Viral After Sharing Magic Eraser Pool-Cleaning Hack

Tuesday  09:51,   17 july 2018

“By the next day [] the green steps were crisp white and the water was crystal clear," said Lisa Pack."I put the sponge inside the skimmer basket for 24 hours," Lisa Pack explained in an interview with “By the next day, I[...]

People love the Croatian president's reaction to losing the World Cup

Monday  14:26,   16 july 2018

Forget the football. More than anything, this World Cup was about the mad, unbridled passion of fans. Perhaps no one sums this up more than Croatian president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, the latest social media sensation to win our[...]

iPhone Found Unscratched After Being Dropped From Plane

Monday  14:26,   16 july 2018

An Iowa woman dropped her smartphone more than 1,000 feet out of an airplane, but after using the Find my iPhone app feature, she located the device without a single scratch. Sarvinder Naberhaus joined her high school best friend Donna Johnson in a[...]

Bulldog Rides Skateboard Up and Down Boardwalk

Monday  10:11,   16 july 2018

The rescued bulldog often uses a skateboard as his preferred mode of transportation. [...]

Jailed double murderer runs for US Senate

Monday  10:07,   16 july 2018

A man serving a life sentence without parole after being convicted of two murders is running for a US Senate seat. Leonard Richards, 75, was convicted of killing his half-sister May Wilson in 1982, and of shooting dead his lawyer, Robert Stratton,[...]

Egypt uncovers mummy burial site near Great Pyramids

Monday  10:06,   16 july 2018

<p>Archaeologists are hoping the mummification workshop will provide fresh insight into the chemical make-up of the oils used by ancient Egyptians to mummify their dead.</p>Archaeologists are hoping the mummification workshop will provide[...]

Lip-sync videos of singing cops become social media sensation

Friday  14:06,   13 july 2018

But at a time when viral police videos tend to mean controversy, officers in Texas have created a very different social media sensation -- racking up millions of views with a "lip sync battle" that's gone nationalThe latest police[...]

5,300 Years Ago, Ötzi the Iceman Died. Now We Know His Last Meal.

Friday  13:27,   13 july 2018

It took 20 years to find his stomach. Now researchers know what was inside—in excruciating detail.Since 1991, when a pair of hikers found the 5,300-year-old hunter in the Ötztal Alps, researchers have been scouring Ötzi's frozen, shriveled form for[...]

Devoted couple in their 90s celebrate their anniversary having not spent a single night apart in 70 years of marriage

Friday  13:27,   13 july 2018

Albert and Phyllis Twinley, 95, and 91, met in 1946 while serving together in the Royal Corps of Signals. They lived in Kent and Sussex before retiring to Essex to be closer to family.Albert Twinley, 95, and 91-year-old Phyllis met in north London[...]

Can you spot the 'C' in this brainteaser in under 7 seconds? If so, you might be a genius

Friday  10:31,   13 july 2018

This viral brainteaser is making the rounds on the internet again — can you find the letter that doesn't belong?- There's a lone "C" hiding in this sea of[...]

Tailless Alligator Gets Prosthetic Limb, Thanks to Team of Researchers

Thursday  13:50,   12 july 2018

Meet Mr. Stubbs. He's an alligator in Scottsdale, Arizona, who just got a new prosthetic tail, thanks to a team of researchers and doctors. It's believed that Mr. Stubbs lost his tail to another gator, and has been at a disadvantage when it[...]

Earthquake reveals 1,000-year-old Aztec temple

Thursday  13:50,   12 july 2018

A devastating earthquake that rocked central Mexico in September last year has revealed the remnants of a temple inside an Aztec pyramid. The temple, dedicated to the rain god Tlaloc, was unearthed by archaeologists using radar technology.It is[...]