News: Offbeat

Cash Cat: Money-Snatching Office Feline Helping to Raise Money for Charity

Tuesday  10:56,   19 september 2017
Inside Edition

His owner doesn't think the first person meant to lose their dollar. One office cat is a certified hustler.“Sir Whines-A-Lot,” who is the office cat at GuRuStu, an advertising company in Tulsa, Okla., has been the office’s mascot for more than [...]

Chinese skiers cool off at world's largest indoor ski park

Tuesday  10:56,   19 september 2017
AFP

Kept at a chilly -5 degrees Celsius (41 Fahrenheit) by fans and an underground cooling system, the sprawling 80,000-square metre (861,000 square feet) facility boasts six runs, the longest stretching 500 metres (0.31 miles). "Skiing here is just[...]

Disney Fans Can Actually Buy A Real-Life Snow White Cottage

Tuesday  10:53,   19 september 2017
Refinery29

Snow White was wishing for her true love, but Disney fans will want to add this real estate gem to their own wish lists. According to Nerdist, a real-life Snow White house is on the market after 12 years of renovations and a heavy dose of Disney[...]

Unusual deposit: Loos blocked by €100,000 cash

Tuesday  10:53,   19 september 2017
Sky News

Toilets in Geneva have been blocked by €100,000 (£88,000) in high-denomination euro banknotes - prompting prosecutors to seek the money's origin.Swiss media said the first blockage occurred in the vault at UBS bank in Geneva's financial[...]

Boy in wheelchair melts hearts as 'cow whisperer'

Monday  19:00,   18 september 2017
USA TODAY

Alec operates his wheelchair by turning his head to nudge sensor pads situated in key spots such as just beyond his temples. His dad, Chad, custom fit a metal bar to the base of the wheelchair. But the steer is attached to the bar by nothing more[...]

Splashes galore as Frisian pole-jumpers reach for the sky

Monday  18:42,   18 september 2017
AFP

At 22, Dutch pole-jumper Sytse Bokma is getting to the top of his game -- literally. But on a muggy summer's afternoon in rural northern Netherlands, things just weren't going his way.At 22, Dutch pole-jumper Sytse Bokma is getting to the[...]

She's Loving It! High School Student Poses for Hilarious Senior Photos At McDonald's

Monday  15:52,   18 september 2017
Inside Edition

She goes to the restaurant at least once a week. A high school student in Mississippi wanted to showcase her love for McDonald’s in her senior year portraits.Mikayla Cleckler, 17, is set to graduate in 2018 from Northeast Jones High School and to[...]

Woman Replaces Bouquets at Wedding With Rescue Puppies: 'They Were a Huge Hit'

Monday  10:30,   18 september 2017
Inside Edition

She'd seen the idea on Pinterest.Samantha Clark came up with the idea to have the pups in her wedding after she saw another bride do the same thing on[...]

Sean Spicer, mocked press secretary, wins laughs at Emmys

Monday  10:24,   18 september 2017
AFP

Sean Spicer, the former White House press secretary whose full-throated defense of Donald Trump earned him derision on television, delighted his former tormentors in a surprise appearance at Sunday's Emmys.Spicer, who resigned in July in one of[...]

600 Students Surprised With Backpacks Full of Supplies for New School Year

Monday  08:25,   18 september 2017
Inside Edition

It was a first day of school that these Brooklyn students won't soon forget.Behind the curtain in the auditorium were backpacks, one for each child, filled with school[...]

Mexicans and Americans bond over a giant baby and his border wall

Monday  07:12,   18 september 2017
PRI

The US-Mexico border wall as an interactive art museum? That’s what French artist JR had in mind when he created a 65-foot-tall image of a baby looking over the wall in Tecate, California.  JR is known for pasting larger-than-life[...]

Amsterdam airport hosts art exhibit from Dutch masters

Sunday  20:17,   17 september 2017
Relaxnews (AFP)

Travelers flying out of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol will be able to squeeze in a last-minute visit to the city's most popular art museum, thanks to a satellite exhibit of Dutch masterpieces.  A total of 10 paintings on loan from [...]

Dutch 360-degree beachfront painting gets public facelift

Sunday  19:51,   17 september 2017
AFP

Every two decades the Panorama Mesdag, the world's oldest panorama painting still on its original site, gets a facelift under the watchful eyes of visitors to the museum just outside the stately city centre. Painted by the 19th-century Dutch[...]

Koala survives 16 km drive trapped under 4WD

Sunday  15:36,   17 september 2017
Reuters

<p>A koala survived a 16-kilometre (10-mile) road trip in Australia clinging to the axle of a four wheel drive vehicle, before the driver stopped and heard the cries of the traumatized animal.</p>The female koala had crawled into the wheel[...]

Sperm Donor With 19 Children All Over the World Meets His Brood

Sunday  07:32,   17 september 2017
Inside Edition

Michael Rubino and the kids will now be connected forever via social media. A man with 19 children all over the world has met most of them for the first time.Inside Edition brought Michael Rubino and the kids together in an experience he called[...]