News: Offbeat

Indian teen posed as a doctor for five months

Wednesday  09:57,   18 april 2018
The Week

Delhi hospital imposter Adnan Khurram, 19, was even a member of staff WhatsApp groupsAdnan Khurram was a familiar face to doctors and students at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences[...]

'Angry Badger' Terrorizes Scottish Castle, Forcing Closures

Wednesday  05:51,   18 april 2018
Mental Floss

Staff baited the badger with cat food and honey, to no avail.Historic Environment Scotland, which manages the site in South Lanarkshire, sent out a tweet last Friday notifying visitors that the property's cellar tunnel would remain closed over the[...]

Woman Asks Firefighters to Help Stoned Pet Raccoon

Wednesday  05:51,   18 april 2018
Newsweek

"It really left the guys scratching their heads that someone brought a raccoon to the firehouse at 2 a.m. seeking help."Wayne Township firefighters described how they were certain “something bad was going on” when they heard they doorbell[...]

You want tarantula with that? At U.S. burger joint, it's an option

Wednesday  05:51,   18 april 2018
Reuters

Kristin Barnaby, a self-described arachnophobe, found a way to overcome what she dreads at a North Carolina burger joint. "I am going to eat my fear," the 27-year-old said at the Bull City Burger and Brewery, where she tucked in to a hamburger[...]

Canada Dog 'Arrested' For Chasing Deer, Ends Up Behind Bars

Tuesday  16:12,   17 april 2018
Inside Edition

The Canadian pup just doesn't like deer, his owner says."He is such a sweet dog and loves humans and other animals," his owner, Emme Thompson, told InsideEdition.com[...]

Alligator Takes Leisurely Stroll Past Florida Motel Rooms

Tuesday  10:28,   17 april 2018
Inside Edition

Eek![...]

Chicago restaurant staff get $2,000 tip

Tuesday  10:22,   17 april 2018
AFP

Chicago restaurant staff get $2,000 tipFor most Americans, the answer is likely -- at most -- 20[...]

A 10-Year-Old Built the World's Largest LEGO Replica of the Titanic

Tuesday  06:37,   17 april 2018
Mental Floss

It took 56,000 bricks and 700 hours to put it together.LEGO fans can spot the ambitious creation at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee starting Monday, April 16. Consisting of 56,000 bricks, the structure is 5 feet tall and 26[...]

Boy unearths legendary Danish king's trove in Germany

Tuesday  06:37,   17 april 2018
AFP

A 13-year-old boy and an amateur archaeologist have unearthed a "significant" treasure trove in Germany which may have belonged to the legendary Danish king Harald Bluetooth who brought Christianity to Denmark. Rene Schoen and his student[...]

Police find missing dog by checking if it sings along to its favourite song

Tuesday  05:10,   17 april 2018
MSN

Police have managed to locate a missing dog in Israel by checking if it sings along to its favourite song. The Siberian Husky had been reported missing by its owner in the city of Beer Sheva, in the Southern District of[...]

Man Didn't Realize He Won Nearly $2 Million Lottery Until 5 Months Later

Monday  13:07,   16 april 2018
Inside Edition

He waited because he likes to check his tickets together.One Colorado man didn’t realize he won nearly $2 million after a drawing until he checked his ticket - five months[...]

Everyone is relating to this simple story about a paper clip

Monday  13:07,   16 april 2018
MSN

There is something utterly beguiling about having a messy bedroom. Like, sure it's a mess but it's your mess. Even if the room looks like a pig sty you'd at least hope that you know where everything is should you happen to need[...]

Passenger gets unintended ride on Moscow baggage carousel

Monday  09:51,   16 april 2018
AFP

A passenger collecting luggage at a Moscow airport slipped as she reached for her dog carrier and was accidentally swept away on the baggage carousel, local media reported Sunday. The passenger, a woman in her late 50s, flew into Moscow's[...]

Couple's Unborn Baby Looks Exactly Like Alien From 'Mars Attacks!'

Monday  09:08,   16 april 2018
Inside Edition

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The Internet loves this hilarious ASOS mishap

Sunday  12:56,   15 april 2018
MSN

Online shopping is always a risk. Plenty of tweets showing prom dresses that don’t exactly match up to expectation have gone viral in the past but, this week, TV and radio presenter Dylan Evans’ ASOS delivery took things to a whole new level.Ayy[...]