News: Offbeat

93-Year-Old Michigan Woman Battles Fear of Water By Riding Giant Slide at Her YMCA

Friday  13:42,   25 may 2018
insideedition

Despite a lifelong fear of water, Lucy, 93, hightailed it down a massive pool slide.A 93-year-old Michigan woman slid right through her lifelong fear of water by cascading down a giant slide and into YMCA pool in her[...]

Mona Lisa makeover by Chinese beauty blogger wins internet

Friday  13:42,   25 may 2018
ibtimes.co.in

The 27-year-old beauty blogger from China's Chongqing province took to Chinese video app MiaoPai to share the video of her transformation to Mona Lisa. She did few other videos as well; one shows her transforming into the Lady with an Ermine[...]

The Best Photo From The Royal Wedding Happened Because Of Trumpets

Friday  10:07,   25 may 2018
msn

Brian Mulroney, a pageboy at Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s nuptials last weekend, was the star of one of the funniest wedding photos. And now we know exactly what caused the 7-year-old to make this excited face as he entered the chapel at Windsor [...]

Video of Cat on Roof of Minivan Going 60mph on Nebraska Highway Goes Viral

Thursday  17:46,   24 may 2018
europe.newsweek

"[The cat] looked really scared, like, 'What the heck is going on?'" Ronda Rankin said.One of the family members pulled out a phone and began filming the cat, while trying to catch the attention of driver. After the incident they[...]

Can you pass this third grade science test?

Thursday  17:44,   24 may 2018
msn

Test your knowledge of elementary science with this[...]

Chinese vase, left in attic, worth at least half a million: Sotheby's

Thursday  17:44,   24 may 2018
afp

A Chinese vase discovered in a battered shoebox stuffed in an attic in France is set to be the star of a Sotheby's auction next month.Experts have identified the find as an exquisite porcelain vessel made for the 18th century Qing dynasty[...]

The World’s First Totoro-Themed Restaurant Is Coming to Thailand

Thursday  09:55,   24 may 2018
mentalfloss

May's Garden House is filled with nods to the classic Hayao Miyazaki film.May’s Garden House Restaurant in Bangkok is the first officially licensed restaurant inspired by Miyazaki’s classic film My Neighbor Totoro. The restaurant features[...]

A robot submarine found the ‘Holy Grail of shipwrecks.’ It’s worth billions.

Thursday  09:55,   24 may 2018
washingtonpost

The San José stands as one of the most expensive maritime losses in history, undiscovered for more than 300 years. Enter a tiny submersible robot named Remus 6000 — packed with sensors and cameras and capable of diving four miles underwater — that[...]

Police Receive Hilarious Letter From Boy, Thanking Cops for Pulling His Mom Over

Thursday  09:53,   24 may 2018
insideedition

They said it stood out among the rest of the letters they received for National Police Week.The Fulshear Police Department received letters from children who attend Huggins Elementary School for last week's National Police Week, which honors police[...]

Royal wedding: Internet falls in love with Prince Harry's hot cousin, Louis Spencer

Wednesday  14:08,   23 may 2018
aol

The royal wedding may have been the Harry and Meghan show, but one of Harry's royal relatives may have low-key stolen the show on his big day! The royal wedding may have been the Harry and Meghan show, but one of Harry's royal relatives [...]

3-foot snake slithers out of 'terrified' man's cereal box and into dishwasher

Wednesday  12:51,   23 may 2018
msn

A man getting ready wasn't expecting to have "corn snakes" for breakfast Saturday morning — but that's exactly what he got as a 3-foot snake slithered out of his cereal box and into his dishwasher. The man was "terrified" as the[...]

Texas Constable Writes Himself a Ticket After He's Caught on Camera Running Red Light

Wednesday  09:46,   23 may 2018
insideedition

Constable Mark Herman did the honorable thing, it seems.According to a statement from the Harris County Constable Precinct 4, Constable Mark Herman didn't want to become known as the cop who "got away with running a red[...]

This Japanese mathematician's optical illusions will make you question reality

Wednesday  09:46,   23 may 2018
msn

Kokichi Sugihara is a Japanese mathematician, professor, and artist who specializes in 3D printing "impossible objects" to create award-winning optical illusions.Most of his illusions use nothing but specially designed, 3D printed objects, [...]

Ohio man calls police to report he's being followed by a pig

Tuesday  09:10,   22 may 2018
msn

Police officers in Ohio were convinced a man who called 911 about a pig following him was drunk and hallucinating — but turns out the caller was telling the truth, and “very sober.” North Ridgeville police officers received a call just before 5:30[...]

Long Island Couple Weds in Supermarket for Their Own 'Royal Wedding'

Tuesday  09:10,   22 may 2018
insideedition

Trumpeters played a royal fanfare as Rudy and Nadine Michaud tied the knot in a Stew Leonard's.Hempstead locals Rudy and Nadine Michaud said their vows in front of a town clerk Friday afternoon, not long before the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did [...]