News: Offbeat

65-year-old grandmother's innocent mishap causes airport bomb scare

Tuesday  01:18,   10 april 2018
MSN

A 65-year-old grandmother accidentally caused chaos this week at Brisbane airport by labelling her luggage: ‘Bomb to Brisbane’. When seen on the baggage carousel, the package was swarmed by police officers and its surrounding area was[...]

Cute Kitten Joins the Ranks of Police Department

Tuesday  01:18,   10 april 2018
Inside Edition

They adopted the cat from a shelter.On Friday, the Troy Police Department, near Detroit, auditioned five kittens from the Michigan Humane society to become part of their[...]

This London Bar Has a Drink Menu for Dogs

Tuesday  01:18,   10 april 2018
The Daily Meal

In honor of National Pet Month, this London bar has launched a list of dog-friendly beverages perfect for your pooch’s happy hour. While humans sip their alcoholic beverages, lucky pups and “good boys” can lap up post-work drinks of their[...]

Border Collie Tries to Play Fetch, Doesn't Realize He's Playing With a Statue

Tuesday  01:18,   10 april 2018
Inside Edition

The cast iron figure was a part of British sculptor Antony Gormley’s installation, titled, “Another Place.”Hurley, an 8-year-old pup, was out for a walk with his owner Adam Shore on Liverpool’s Crosby Beach when the pair began playing[...]

This Rogue Bald Eagle Swooped Onto a Mariners Pitcher Before a Baseball Game

Friday  16:12,   06 april 2018
Time

Even if you don’t know much about baseball, you probably know a bald eagle swooping onto the diamond and landing on a player is not, say, common.  At the Minneapolis Twins’ home opener against the Seattle Mariners, however, a[...]

Dad Holds Up Sign That Reads 'SAY NO' During Daughter's Proposal

Thursday  10:32,   05 april 2018
Inside Edition

"Always with the dad jokes," bride-to-be Allison Barron said.But bride-to-be Allison Barron, 22, of Winnemucca insists it was just another one of his "dad[...]

Woman Has Triplets Naturally After Having Twins in Her Second Pregnancy

Thursday  10:32,   05 april 2018
Inside Edition

The family did not expect[...]

Even monkeys need a spa day, Japan study finds

Thursday  06:30,   05 april 2018
AFP

A relaxing soak in a hot tub is a time-honoured stress reliever but the advantages are not confined to humans -- with monkeys also benefiting from spa time, researchers in Japan say. Japan's "snow monkeys" are known for their love of hot[...]

Beano tells Rees-Mogg to stop copying its character

Thursday  06:30,   05 april 2018
Sky News

Jacob Rees-Mogg has said he is "flattered" to have been accused of "masquerading" as the Beano character "Walter the Softy".The eurosceptic Conservative MP was issued with an apparent "cease and desist" letter by bosses [...]

Pet-Owners Warned Of 'Zombie-Like' Raccoons In Ohio

Wednesday  20:08,   04 april 2018
International Business Times

While the police have ruled out the possibility of the raccoons acting abnormally due to rabies, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources said that the animals probably have distemper.While the police have ruled out the possibility of the raccoons[...]

Museum Discovers 16th Century Painting Worth Millions Stashed in Closet

Wednesday  16:54,   04 april 2018
Inside Edition

Otto van Veen is believed to have created “Apollo and Venus" between 1595 and 1600.Robert Warren, executive director of Hoyt Sherman Place, was looking for civil war flags ahead of the organization’s celebration of Presidents Day Weekend in[...]

These banana artworks are ridiculously creative

Wednesday  10:57,   04 april 2018
MSN

Until now, you've probably thought of bananas as a solid, dependable fruit and a good source of potassium. However, they are also an amazing canvas for creating artwork as displayed by the work of Dutch artist Stephan[...]

This New Gym Is Dedicated to Working Out Your Face

Wednesday  06:32,   04 april 2018
Mental Floss

Let trainers give you facial massages and teach you how to make funny faces.Theron launched her first FaceGym in London two years ago. After searching for a way to treat sagging, tired skin and finding only botox and surgery, she was inspired to[...]

Audiobook That Was 42 Years Overdue Finally Returned to Library

Wednesday  06:32,   04 april 2018
Inside Edition

<p>The audiobook, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," is so outdated that the library has no way of playing it.</p>The audiobook was found in the Johnson County Library’s donation box on[...]

This Weird Monitor Lizard Had Four Eyes

Wednesday  06:31,   04 april 2018
International Business Times

Scientists have never seen anything like this in a jawed, land-dwelling animal.The creature, dubbed Saniwa ensidens, went extinct some 34-million-years ago. It thrived during its time, but what was not known was that the land-dweller also had an[...]