News: Offbeat

Move aside 'Laurel or Yanny', people are having a hard time deciding if this mug is round or square

Monday  18:07,   13 august 2018
msn

Move over, 'blue and black or white and gold dress', there's a new nonsense debate in town. People are having the hardest time trying to figure out if the mug in this video is round or[...]
News / Offbeat

Man calls police: 'I'm being chased by a baby squirrel'

Monday  18:07,   13 august 2018
news.sky

A man had to be rescued by police when he was being chased by a baby squirrel. Officers received a call for help and arrived to see the animal still chasing the caller in Karlsruhe, Germany.Police said on Twitter the man told them: "Help, I'm being [...]

Wasps Are Getting Drunk and Terrorizing People in England

Monday  14:44,   13 august 2018
mentalfloss

Some insects can't hold their liquor.Thousands of “boozy wasps” are terrorizing the UK after imbibing the nectar of fermented fruit and cider left behind at pub gardens, Travel + Leisure reports. Experts warn that there’s a greater risk of[...]

Gucci is selling bejeweled sneakers for $1,590 — and people actually want to wear them

Monday  14:44,   13 august 2018
msn

Gucci sells sneakers with removable jewel-encrusted straps for $1,590. The sneakers are inspired by video game developer, Sega. Available in five color options, the kicks are designed to resemble hiking shoes. Online shoppers have mixed opinions on[...]

Bizarre 'Chicken Teddy Bear' Appears on Facebook Marketplace

Monday  14:44,   13 august 2018
insideedition

Don't worry, it's fake.New Orleans residents might have spotted a strange buy on Facebook Marketplace recently – a teddy bear seemingly created with pieces of raw chicken sewn[...]

10 Luxurious Gold Foods to Try When You Win the Lottery

Monday  11:46,   13 august 2018
spoonuniversity

All that glitters might not be gold, but it still might be delicious. In recent months, the incorporation of real gold into a variety of unique dishes has exploded in popularity. The heightened trend is present all over the internet, especially[...]

A Dog Completely Photobombed His Owners' Wedding - and This Needs to Be Framed

Monday  11:32,   13 august 2018
popsugar

When photographer Chris Davis agreed to shoot his longtime friends' Angie Blumberg and Jayce Conway's wedding on July 28 in Big Sky, MT, he wasn't surprised that the couple requested ample photos of their 6-year-old Labrador Retriever,[...]

Can You Solve the Arithmetic Problem That's Stumping the Internet?

Monday  07:46,   13 august 2018
mentalfloss

It's all fun and games until you forget PEMDAS.According to YouTube channel MindYourDecisions, the problem (9 - 3 ÷ 1/3 + 1) went viral in Japan after a claim was made that only 60 percent of 20-year-olds could get the correct[...]

'Intelligent' crows to pick up litter at French theme park

Monday  07:25,   13 august 2018
msn

Six crows specially trained to pick up cigarette ends and rubbish will be put to work next week at a French historical theme park, its president said on Friday. "The goal is not just to clear up, because the visitors are generally careful to keep[...]

Who Wants to be a Millionaire contestant struggles to answer 'Where is The Great Wall of China?'

Monday  06:55,   13 august 2018
msn

If you are familiar with the popular game show Who Wants to be a Millionaire? then you will be familiar with its very simple format. You answer a series of increasingly harder questions to win more money and have a number of lifelines[...]

Dog DNA Parties Becoming New Trend for Owners Looking to Discover Pets’ Heritage

Friday  13:21,   10 august 2018
insideedition

Just like human DNA kits, all you need to do is get a swab of your dog's saliva.DNA tests for people are a worldwide phenomenon with ancestry-tracing TV shows like "Finding Your Roots" and "Who Do You Think You Are?" growing in[...]

Has Egypt's second sphinx been found? Ancient statue with a 'lion's body and a human head' is unearthed by stunned construction workers

Friday  13:21,   10 august 2018
dailymail.co.uk

Reports suggest a sphinx-like statue has been discovered between the ancient temples of Karnak and Luxor which date to around 1400BC.According to local reports, a sphinx-like statue was found on Al-Kabbash Road, which connects the two temples of[...]

11 optical illusions that will play tricks on your eyes — and what they say about how you see the world

Friday  13:20,   10 august 2018
msn

Playbuzz contributor Samantha Jones created a quiz full of optical illusions that test the brain's figure-ground perception. Do you perceive the "big picture" image first, or does your vision gravitate towards the less noticeable[...]

Teacher shows off personalised handshake for every student in her class

Friday  10:10,   10 august 2018
msn

Personalised handshakes at school seem to be all the rage. In the latest in a string of cool teachers, Miss Jerusha Wollenborg from Texas came up with individual handshakes for every single member of her[...]

Rare teeth from ancient mega-shark found on Australia beach

Friday  09:31,   10 august 2018
msn

<p>A rare set of teeth from a giant prehistoric mega-shark twice the size of the great white have been found on an Australian beach by a keen-eyed amateur enthusiast, scientists said Thursday.</p>Philip Mullaly was strolling along an area[...]