News: Offbeat

After heartfelt letter, woman steps in to help neighbor in need

Sunday  07:32,   17 september 2017
CBS News

A few months ago, Marleen Brooks got a letter in the mail that began "Mrs. ?, Would you consider to become my friend?""You know, just, you come home from work and in an instant your whole life changes. That's literally what happened," she[...]

World's biggest beer festival Oktoberfest opens in Munich

Sunday  07:31,   17 september 2017
AFP

The drinking has begun as wet weather and enhanced security did not dampen the spirits of beer enthusiasts at the 184th Oktoberfest which opened in Munich on Saturday. Six million people from all over the world are expected to visit the world's[...]

An Extremely Extra Dad Mailed Mangoes To His Daughter At College

Saturday  18:45,   16 september 2017
Refinery29

In a rush to pack everything she needed to go back to college after a weekend at home, 19-year-old Cecilia Li forgot the mango her dad had sliced up for her in the fridge. Most parents would probably have said, "tough luck" (mine definitely would), [...]

Before Bigfoot and Yeti, There Was the Legendary Wampahoofus of Vermont

Saturday  14:42,   16 september 2017
Mental Floss

You can thank the lumberjacks' imagination for this one.Although details vary, the wampahoofus (also called the gyascutus or gouger) was said to resemble a mix between a deer and wild boar. While the Vermont varieties had fur, a version with[...]

Couple Reunites After 50 Years and Gets Married in Hospital: 'It's Like Fate Opened the Door'

Saturday  14:42,   16 september 2017
Inside Edition

They wouldn't let cancer stop their love.Stephen Walbert met Jennifer Meyerink as a Navy officer in 1962 while he was stationed in her native country of[...]

Girl with no arms gets custom bike

Saturday  09:40,   16 september 2017
USA TODAY

Five-year-old Ruth Evelyn (R.E.) Pranke wears a shirt that says, "My ability is stronger than my disability," and her attitude reflects that message everyday. The little girl was born without arms, but she doesn't want prosthetic arms for [...]

This Is The Proper Response To A Peacock Photobombing A Wedding Pic

Saturday  07:30,   16 september 2017
HuffPost

When taking wedding photos, sometimes the unexpected happens. Photographer Darryl Hammond was taking some group shots with newlyweds Emile and Tamantha Conway when a peacock wandered into the frame. “After wedding ceremonies I normally take photos[...]

Teacher Spends 70 Hours Creating Incredible 'Harry Potter'-Themed Classroom

Saturday  07:10,   16 september 2017
HuffPost

<p>When Oregon teacher Kyle Huber found out he’d be moving to a new classroom for the 2017-2018 school year, he decided to decorate it around one of his and his students’ favorite themes: Harry Potter.&nbsp;</p>An Oregon teacher[...]

Jimikki Kammal fever: Meet Sheril Kadavan, the dancer who became an internet sensation

Friday  18:24,   15 september 2017
International Business Times

Sheril Kadavan became an overnight sensation after a video of her dancing to jimikki kammal song went viral.When Mohanlal announced #JimikkiDanceChallenge asking fans to send videos with their own steps, he surely did not expect it to become a[...]

Photographer snaps eye-opening photo he wishes 'didn't exist'

Friday  18:24,   15 september 2017
USA TODAY

<p>A California-based nature photographer, nominated for wildlife photographer of year, wishes the photo he's nominated for "didn't exist."</p>Laurent Ballesta took this photo of a seal and her pup in early spring in east[...]

What Happens to an Unattended Bag With Money Inside? Investigation Puts Honesty to the Test

Friday  18:24,   15 september 2017
Inside Edition

An Inside Edition investigation tested what people would do if they happened to find a purse with no one around. A shocking surveillance video highlights how vulnerable women’s purses can be. It shows a woman at a supermarket in Burbank, Calif.,[...]

The fanged, faceless sea creature that washed ashore during Harvey has been identified

Friday  14:08,   15 september 2017
The Washington Post

One biologist believes the mysterious sea creature is fangtooth snake-eel, or Aplatophis chauliodus. Fangtooth snake-eels live in burrows 100 to 300 feet down in waters stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to French Guiana, “with only snout and eyes[...]

This 11-Year-Old Designer Is Taking the Industry by Storm

Friday  14:07,   15 september 2017
Refinery29

On Sunday, Kheris Rogers presented her Flexin’ In My Complexion clothing line at the Museum of the City of New York with two different shows. At 11-years-old, Rogers is the youngest designer on the New York Fashion Week calendar.On Sunday, Kheris[...]

Truck Driver Says Giving Away Plywood in Irma's Path Got Him Fired: 'I Was Just Being an American'

Friday  13:26,   15 september 2017
Inside Edition

Tim McCrory says he did the right thing, and got fired for it. Truck driver Tim McCrory says he knew that giving away his load of plywood during Hurricane Irma would get him fired.But he did it anyway.“I went into it knowing I was going to lose my [...]

Wider image: Young Muscovite group risks life and limb to scale tall buildings

Friday  09:30,   15 september 2017
Reuters

A handful of young Muscovites spend their spare time braving the risk of arrest, injury and even death to scale tall buildings. Their motivation is simple: to feel more alive. The group consists of four Russians and one Frenchman who visits Moscow[...]