News: Offbeat

Man 'robs bank and throws cash over Taylor Swift's fence'

Thursday  07:06,   12 april 2018
Sky News

A man with a crush on Taylor Swift attempted to impress her by throwing cash he had just robbed from a bank over her fence, according to police. Bruce Rowley, from Derby, Connecticut, has been charged with robbing a bank in Ansonia on 4[...]

You Can Now Book a Stay at the World's First Space Hotel

Wednesday  10:02,   11 april 2018
Mental Floss

A 12-day trip will cost $9.5 million per person, and reservations for the first four months have already sold out. If you're still interested, you can contact Orion Span to put down your refundable $80,000[...]

Anyone want to buy a dinosaur? Two on sale in Paris

Wednesday  07:06,   11 april 2018
AFP

The skeletons of an allosaurus and a diplodocus are up for auction in Paris this week, marketed as hip interior design objects -- for those with big enough living rooms. "The fossil market is no longer just for scientists," said Iacopo[...]

Monkey Lunges at Tourist and Grabs Her Hair After Stealing Her Hat

Wednesday  07:06,   11 april 2018
Inside Edition

The incident occurred last summer, but has now gained worldwide attention.The woman was visiting the Mexican resort city in July 2017 when she came across the curious little monkey that took an interest in the Vancouver Canucks hat she was[...]

Young Girl Stuck in Washing Machine is Rescued With a Hand Saw

Tuesday  11:41,   10 april 2018
Inside Edition

Young Girl Stuck in Washing Machine is Rescued With a Hand Saw A little girl who became trapped inside a washing machine in China was rescued recently thanks to the tireless efforts of police.The incident unfolded in Zhoushan City of east China's [...]

The Math Puzzle That’s Driving the Internet Bananas

Tuesday  09:51,   10 april 2018
Mental Floss

An estimated 99 percent of people who attempt it fail.According to Talwalkar, 99 percent of the people who attempt to solve the problem fail, leaving the remaining one percent to be dubbed geniuses for figuring it[...]

Rare Snow Tiger Gives Birth to an Astonishing 5 Cubs

Tuesday  09:51,   10 april 2018
Inside Edition

The probability of a snow tiger being born is about 1 in 100,000, and five cubs at once is even more remarkable.  But that's exactly what happened when Bing Bing, a mother snow tiger at the Ji’nan Wild World zoo in eastern China, gave birth[...]

Student saves squirrel's life thanks to a scene from The Office

Tuesday  07:07,   10 april 2018
MSN

Even if you haven't seen The Office US there is a strong chance that you'll be a<g class="gr_ gr_41 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Punctuation only-ins replaceWithoutSep" data-gr-id="41"[...]

Scientists May Have Finally Figured Out Why We Have Eyebrows

Tuesday  07:06,   10 april 2018
Mental Floss

A new study suggests their evolution helped us develop our social skills.Previous research has suggested that thick brow ridges helped connect early hominins' eye sockets with their brain cavities, or protected the skull from the physical stress put [...]

Cute Kitten Joins the Ranks of Police Department

Monday  15:12,   09 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

Monday  15:12,   09 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.&nbsp;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

Monday  15:12,   09 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[...]

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

Monday  15:09,   09 april 2018
MSN

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

Want a baggage carousel? Heathrow terminal up for auction

Friday  16:26,   06 april 2018
AFP

From baggage carousels to airline signs and security scanners, the contents of a Heathrow airport terminal undergoing an upgrade will be auctioned off this month, the sale organisers said on Friday. The sale of the contents of Terminal 1, once[...]

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

Friday  16:11,   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.&nbsp;&nbsp;At the Minneapolis Twins’ home opener against the Seattle Mariners, however, a[...]