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News: Offbeat

All-You-Can-Eat Restaurant Forced to Close After Customers Ate Too Much

Wednesday  09:17,   20 june 2018
insideedition

A promotion that was supposed to last a month forced the establishment to close after just two weeks.Jiamener, a hot pot restaurant in the Sichuan province city of Chengdu closed its doors last week after customers took advantage of their $19[...]

Officers stop traffic to let snake cross street

Wednesday  09:17,   20 june 2018
cbsnews

For two officers in Roanoke, Virginia, the oath of protecting and serving their community extended to a snake that needed help crossing a street . Video shot by a local resident shows the cops halting traffic so the slow-moving snake could slither[...]

Baby Awarded Free Transportation for 25 Years After He's Born on Paris Train

Tuesday  13:57,   19 june 2018
insideedition

<p>Paris commuter train service was interrupted Monday morning as a baby boy was born in one of the cars.</p>The unexpected delivery happened on the RER A line as the train was pulling into Auber station, located in the center of[...]

Alabama sisters give birth on same day, around same time, for second time in 9 years

Tuesday  13:57,   19 june 2018
foxnews

Two sister from Phenix City, Alabama gave birth on the same day, at the same hospital, around the same time last week for the second time in nearly a decade. Mara Meighan and Jennifer Solis, who announced they were pregnant within a week of one[...]

Long-Lost Panda Relative Revealed by 22,000-Year-Old Fossil

Tuesday  13:56,   19 june 2018
nationalgeographic

The weathered remains from a cave in China contain the world's oldest sample of panda DNA.In August 2014, paleoanthropologist Yingqi Zhang and his team descended into a sinkhole on the hunt for Gigantopithecus, the largest known primate to ever[...]

Man Stole $5,500 Worth of Human Toes From Exhibit, Cops Say

Tuesday  13:56,   19 june 2018
insideedition

The New Zealand man allegedly swiped the digits in May.A New Zealand man has been accused of swiping toes from a human corpse on display in a traveling[...]

This dog came back from the groomer looking like a sheep, and it's the funniest thing you'll see all day

Tuesday  09:57,   19 june 2018
msn

A dog salon in Japan called Yorikokoro groomed a dog to make it look extra fluffy.&nbsp;Some dogs have even conquered[...]

How Bats Protect Rare Books at This Portuguese Library

Tuesday  09:57,   19 june 2018
mentalfloss

Bats have been living behind the bookshelves since the 19th century.Visit the Joanina Library at the University of Coimbra in Portugal at night and you might think the building has a bat problem. It's true that common pipistrelle bats live there,[...]

Super tall basketball star, 12, dominates court

Tuesday  09:56,   19 june 2018
news.sky

A 6ft 10in 12-year-old boy has become a global sensation after video emerged of him towering above his opponents and dominating a basketball match. The junior basketball player Oliver Rioux, who plays for the Frenchy Phenoms, is able to dunk the[...]

11 Strange Publicity Stunts by Major Food Brands

Friday  13:52,   15 june 2018
mentalfloss

IHOP isn't the first restaurant to give itself a PR makeover.It’s hard to imagine KFC’s elderly Colonel Sanders doing much outside of eating and talking about his “finger lickin’ good” fried chicken. But in 2011, a man dressed as the Colonel[...]

This 100-Million-Year-Old Frog Trapped in Amber Shows How Little Frogs Have Changed

Friday  13:52,   15 june 2018
popularmechanics

This find could teach scientists about what tropical rainforests looked like millions of years ago.A group of researchers has found ancient frogs fossilized in amber, making these 100 million-year-old fossils the oldest evidence of frogs in tropical [...]

A cruise ship passenger demanded a full refund for his trip because his neighbors snored too loudly

Friday  13:51,   15 june 2018
msn

A passenger on an 11-day Royal Caribbean South Pacific cruise demanded full compensation because his neighbors snored loudly, argued with each other, and used offensive language, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. However, the tribunal heard[...]

'Dead man' turns up alive after family wrongly ID body

Friday  10:07,   15 june 2018
news.sky

A man whose family thought he was dead after wrongly identifying a body has turned up alive. The man's wife and her relatives mistakenly told police in Japan that the body of a man found in a river was him and officers even handed it over to[...]

Watch This Squirrel Become the Cutest Little Thief You've Ever Seen by Stealing M&Ms From Disney World

Friday  10:07,   15 june 2018
cosmopolitan

He just hops away! All casual!That's what happened when these two friends caught a squirrel on video making off with a pack of peanut M&Ms, and honestly? It's delightful. Please[...]

Woman Gets Head Stuck In Exhaust Pipe

Thursday  13:33,   14 june 2018
huffingtonpost

<p>That’s trucked up!</p>A Minnesota woman had a memorable time at a music festivial this past weekend, but no one would blame her if she’d rather forget[...]