News: Offbeat

Burned-out French chef gives back Michelin stars

Thursday  19:24,   21 september 2017

A chef in southern France with three Michelin stars says he wants to be stripped of the distinction because of the "huge pressure" to dish up flawless fare each day. Sebastien Bras's Le Suquet restaurant in the village of Laguiole joined[...]

Japan FM fends off toughest critic... his dad

Thursday  19:23,   21 september 2017

Japan's newbie foreign minister has a lot on his plate these days with nuclear-armed North Korea firing missiles over his country and US leader Donald Trump threatening retaliation. But Taro Kono is now wrestling with his toughest diplomatic[...]

Motorcyclist ticketed for wearing panda suit

Thursday  15:45,   21 september 2017
CBS News

Motorcyclist was ticketed for driving in a panda suit on a highway in Minneapolis .  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Police say they have "so many questions" in response to a unique traffic stop that was conducted in late August, which involved a[...]

Ever-Casting Love: Husband and Wedding Party Surprise Bride Who Suffered Broken Wrist Before Ceremony

Thursday  11:45,   21 september 2017
Inside Edition

She dreamed of the day her whole life, but fate had other plans. One newlywed is recounting how her big day didn’t quite go as planned after a sudden injury.“It was 10 days before my wedding day and I broke my wrist,” Jaclyn Summers told[...]

A Couple Asked Their Wedding Guests To Help Pay For The Wedding

Thursday  07:51,   21 september 2017

When you accept an invitation to a wedding, you expect to have to pay for a gift, a new outfit, accommodation, travel and (naturally) a few tinnies to help get the party started on the journey there.&nbsp;<p><br></p>But that's what[...]

London parrot does online shopping by mimicking owner

Wednesday  19:51,   20 september 2017

A pet parrot managed to place an online shopping order by mimicking its owner on a voice-controlled smart speaker, a British newspaper reported Wednesday. Buddy the parrot ordered a £10 ($13.50, 11.50 euro) set of gift boxes via Amazon's Alexa[...]

Teen Finds Wallet Stuffed With $1,500 in Cash, Returns It: 'His Act of Kindness Cannot Go Unrecognized'

Wednesday  19:51,   20 september 2017
Inside Edition

The wallet lying in a driveway contained $1,500 in cash. In this heartwarming case, the front porch surveillance footage does not show someone stealing a package.Sacramento homeowner Melissa Vang took to Facebook recently to publicly thank an[...]

NASA astronaut adopts unusual 'pets' in space

Wednesday  15:51,   20 september 2017

Astronauts on the space station don't have dogs or cats to keep them company, so sometimes they create their own microgravity pets.Bresnik writes, "What do you do when your 7- and 11-year-old children ask you if you have pets in space? [...]

A century on, royal family's letters return to Russia

Wednesday  15:36,   20 september 2017

From telegrams about hunting parties to anguished letters over the Bolshevik takeover, a trove of documents detailing the private lives of Russia's Romanov family has returned home 100 years after the 1917 revolution.  The archive,[...]

Amateur Archaeologists in England Unearth Rare Roman Mosaic

Wednesday  09:37,   20 september 2017
Mental Floss

It's being hailed as the most important mosaic of its kind discovered in Great Britain in more than 50 years.Dating to roughly 380 CE, the mosaic was unearthed near the village of Boxford in Berkshire. The project—which included a rotating[...]

Mother-of-5 Donates Kidney to Single Mother She Met at Church

Wednesday  09:36,   20 september 2017
Inside Edition

<p>A woman with five daughters said it was her motherly instinct to donate a kidney to a single mother of a 2-year-old struggling with kidney disease after the moms met at a Tennessee church.</p>“I couldn’t imagine Karli growing up without a[...]

Someone Made A Dad Bod Fanny Pack That No One Asked For

Wednesday  09:36,   20 september 2017

The term “beer belly” could soon have a whole new meaning. The Dadbag is a fanny pack that is designed to look like a hairy man’s stomach.Albert Pukies, a 27-year-old who lives in London, England, invented the fabric pouch.“My inspiration was seeing [...]

Dog Drops 60 Pounds After Strict Diet - Check Out the Transformation

Wednesday  09:36,   20 september 2017
Inside Edition

He also walks about two miles a day. A Labrador that once weighed 146 pounds has a new "leash" on life after losing 60 pounds, thanks to its new owners.At twice the average weight of the breed, Shiloh once refused to go on walks and was[...]

Beachgoer Finds Washed-Up Camera Containing Couple's Long-Lost Wedding Photos

Wednesday  05:12,   20 september 2017
Inside Edition

Against all odds, 173 pictures were extracted from the sandy camera. When high school sweethearts Heather and Kole decided to tie the knot, they thought there was no better to be married than the beach.The couple had a picture perfect wedding in[...]

Hospital allow kids to drive themselves to operating room

Wednesday  05:12,   20 september 2017

A San Diego children's hospital unveiled a collection of remote controlled luxury mini cars on Tuesday that allow its young patients to 'drive' themselves to the operating room. The cars at the Rady Children's Hospital are actually[...]