News: Offbeat

Soldier magically appears at son's b-day party

Monday  10:32,   27 february 2017
USA TODAY

Gasps echoed through the crowd as Krainbrink's sons, Drake and 11-year-old Zach, took the stage to welcome their father home. Krainbrink, from Reno, served four years of active duty before serving an additional 16 years with the National[...]

A Ninja Museum Is Coming to Japan

Monday  10:32,   27 february 2017
Mental Floss

The Japan Ninja Council announced a plan to drum up excitement around a fading culture.The plan is part of a nationwide “Cool Japan” initiative, which aims to promote the country’s many cultural treasures leading up to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. In [...]

Woman Thanks Police For Giving Husband Seat Belt Ticket After He Gets Into Wreck

Monday  04:20,   27 february 2017
Inside Edition

He was left with only bruises and swelling. A Delaware woman credited officers for saving her husband’s life by previously giving him a ticket for driving without a seatbelt on.The woman wrote that officers gave her husband the ticket a month[...]

8-Week-Old and Family's Cat Are the Best of Friends

Monday  04:20,   27 february 2017
Inside Edition

The two are[...]

Man lends stranger his car keys to get to a funeral

Sunday  16:35,   26 february 2017
CBS News

Facebook post about a 74-year-old stranger's act of kindness goes viralThe stressed-out Iowa resident was on a long drive to Green Bay, Wisconsin, for a funeral as his car began to “give out” in a small village called Wild Rose -- population[...]

Someone made theme songs for fonts and they're pretty great

Sunday  14:21,   26 february 2017
CNET

New York composer Miriam Daly wrote and recorded music for fonts. The songs are a Courier for Impact-ful melodies that are definitely worth your Time(s New Roman)."I had opened up the Font Book on my computer a while back and was stunned to see how[...]

Dog chained outside for 15 years now happy in new home

Sunday  14:21,   26 february 2017
USA TODAY

Bear lived the first 15 years of his life chained outside. The Guardians of Rescue managed to convince Bear’s owner to surrender him - allowing him to be placed in the organization's care while they found him a forever home. Now, Bear is[...]

World’s first graphene dress lights up when you breathe

Sunday  13:35,   26 february 2017
Techly

Fashion company CuteCircuit has come with new “smart dress” that responds to the body’s movements. The graphene composite inside the dress has sensors that capture the wearer’s breathing patterns. A microprocessor then analyses this data and uses[...]

Merriam-Webster is trolling the Trump administration. Again.

Sunday  10:55,   26 february 2017
The Washington Post

The dictionary company tweeted a definition of the word “feminism” after Kellyanne Conway said it's associated with being “anti-male” and “pro-abortion.” The tweet was in response to statements Conway made at the Conservative Political Action[...]

Husband Straps Medicine Ball To Chest During Workout to See What It's Like For Pregnant Wife

Sunday  10:55,   26 february 2017
Inside Edition

He said it wasn't the easiest.Kristin Milchuk, who is 38 weeks pregnant, hit the gym with her husband, Blake Milchuk, while he had a 14-pound medicine ball duct taped to his stomach at CrossFit Krypton in Chesapeake last[...]

On the Wings of Love: Tiny Blue Budgie Lays Gentle Kisses on Dog Best Friend

Sunday  06:21,   26 february 2017
Inside Edition

"He started to get really confident by flying down, sitting with her and preening her fur," their owner said.Lucy and Charlie, a 3-year-old budgie, share a unique[...]

April the pregnant giraffe: live birth attracts millions – and YouTube censors

Sunday  06:21,   26 february 2017
The Guardian

Giraffe in New York became an online celebrity as millions tuned in to watch her birth, but zoo ran into hiccups after alleged violation of YouTube’s nudity policyApril the pregnant celebrity giraffe continued to do well on Saturday as she awaited[...]

Care Bear: Affectionate Panda Cub Clings to Worker's Leg

Saturday  18:36,   25 february 2017
Inside Edition

The worker was attempting to set up bamboo stalks for little Yazhu's lunch, when the cub came over and clutched onto his leg. Sometimes letting go can be so difficult. Just ask this panda.A worker at a Chinese panda breeding facility was[...]

'World's oldest images made from pixels' discovered in prehistoric French camp

Saturday  18:35,   25 february 2017
The Independent

What could be the oldest images in the world have been discovered in France. And the engravings of mammoths and wild cows known as aurochs were made from individual pixels – essentially the same technique used to produce images on computers [...]

Someone just bought an oil tanker on China's eBay

Saturday  18:35,   25 february 2017
CNET

You can buy anything you want on Taobao, including sea vessels if you have $11 million to spare.The company brought "everything" to a new level this week when it sold a Singapore-registered oil tanker for $11.8 million, according to[...]