News: Offbeat

Van Gogh's Insane Asylum View Sells for $81.3 Million at Auction

Tuesday  11:05,   14 november 2017
Bloomberg

A canvas by Vincent van Gogh fetched $81.3 million in an auction at Christie’s Monday. Van Gogh’s 1889 landscape, “Laboureur dans un champ”The 1889 painting, “Laboureur dans un champ,” was sold by the estate of billionaire couple Nancy Lee Bass and[...]

World's earliest evidence of wine-making found in Georgia

Tuesday  08:05,   14 november 2017
AFP

The world's earliest evidence of grape wine-making has been detected in 8,000-year-old pottery jars unearthed in Georgia, making the tradition almost 1,000 years older than previously thought, researchers said Monday. Before, the oldest chemical [...]

Parents of Twins Shocked to Find Out They're Having Triplets

Tuesday  08:05,   14 november 2017
Inside Edition

They also have a 6-year-old son.Nia Tolbert and her husband, Robert, already have three sons, a 6-year-old and 2-year-old twins, so they were flabbergasted when they found out Tolbert was having multiples[...]

Stray cat is prime suspect in attempted murder

Monday  17:57,   13 november 2017
Sky News

A stray cat has been identified as the prime suspect in the attempted murder of an elderly woman found bleeding profusely in her home. Mayuko Matsumoto, 82, was found by her daughter with about 20 cuts to her face at her home in Mifune, southern[...]

What Is The Coffee-Pouring Puzzle?

Monday  17:56,   13 november 2017
Newsweek

The answer is much more simple than you may realize.Twitter user @Purp originally shared a coffee-lover's brainteaser on Thursday afternoon and it quickly got nearly 2,000 comments and another 2,000[...]

Adorable Dog With Rare Condition Sits in High Chair to Eat Her Meals

Monday  13:01,   13 november 2017
Inside Edition

She was diagnosed at 9 weeks old.Tink, a Silver Labrador Retriever, suffers from Congential Idiopathic Megaesophagus, a condition in which the neurological connection between the brain and the muscles of the esophagus are not developed or a[...]

White truffles fetch 75,000 euros at Italian auction

Monday  13:01,   13 november 2017
Relaxnews (AFP)

A lot of around 850 grammes (1.9 pounds) of white truffles was sold for 75,000 euros ($87,500) in a top Italian auction on Sunday.  The buyer from Hong Kong placed their winning bid via satellite at the World Alba White Truffles[...]

Camera Captures Being Swallowed By Molten Lava

Monday  10:40,   13 november 2017
International Business Times

A GoPro captured the entire thing on video and lived to tell the tale.Storm put the camera inside the crevice to record video of the lava flow but forgot about it, he told PetaPixel. The GoPro was swallowed by the lava, but Storm was able to hammer[...]

Move Over, Golden Toilet: Now There’s a $100K Louis Vuitton Potty

Monday  08:21,   13 november 2017
Mental Floss

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Hippo Escapes Zoo and Savors Freedom for 2 Minutes Before Returning on Its Own

Sunday  17:51,   12 november 2017
Inside Edition

After a couple minutes, she went back home.A hippo at the Ramat Gan Safari in central Israel escaped the zoo last Wednesday night by slowly strolling out of an open gate and wandering around an area outside the[...]

Ancient Egyptians Knew Secret of Future Ink Technology

Sunday  16:51,   12 november 2017
Newsweek

Prior to the recent studies, writing ink was thought to be primarily carbon-based until the fourth and fifth centuries A.D. However, experts at the University of Copenhagen examining ancient texts with X-rays have found that two millennia ago the[...]

Dinosaur-Era Shark Found In Portugal

Sunday  16:51,   12 november 2017
Newsweek

The ancient frilled shark once lived alongside the T-Rex, and has remained evolutionarily unchanged for 80 million years. This summer, researchers found one alive and thriving off the coast of Portugal, adding evidence regarding the resilience of[...]

Prawn row serves up cocktail of orders for S. Korean fisherman

Sunday  16:50,   12 november 2017
AFP

South Korea's provocative serving of prawns from disputed waters at a state dinner for Donald Trump has irritated Japan but cooked up a bonanza for the fisherman who caught them, who has been deluged with orders. The prawns were fished near the[...]

Daring 2-Year-Old Climbs to the Top of 8-Foot-Tall Refrigerator All by Herself

Saturday  17:42,   11 november 2017
Inside Edition

Her mom said she has witnessed all three of her children doing the same thing in previous years.Little Scarlett Oliver of St. George, Utah, was caught in a video licensed by Caters News climbing up the kitchen appliance and then making her way back[...]

Hard to Stomach: Surgeons Discover More Than 2 Pounds of Wood, Plastic in Teen’s Body

Saturday  17:42,   11 november 2017
Inside Edition

He has already had two surgeries and doctors say he needs more.Surgeons in Bhathinda, Punjab, removed more than two pounds of wood and plastic from Arjun Sah’s[...]