News: Offbeat

Twin brothers in Michigan welcome newborns on the same day: 'It was destined to be'

Monday  09:26,   02 april 2018
MSN

Twin brothers in Michigan had an unexpected surprise on Tuesday when both of their wives gave birth on the same day. Joshua Thorington and his wife, Denise, welcomed a baby boy named Jack at 4:18 a.m. on March 27. Just an hour later, WPBN reported,[...]

Cheetah Cub and Puppy Are the Best of Friends

Monday  09:26,   02 april 2018
Inside Edition

The cheetah needed a companion, and Zama was up to the task.The 4-month-cub named Solo was born alone, which is extremely rare for the animal. His mother had trouble producing milk for a single cub so zookeepers Aline Ijsselmuiden and Kyle Macdonald [...]

Los Angeles museum celebrates the art of the selfie

Sunday  13:01,   01 april 2018
AFP

There's an art to taking the perfect selfie -- from the angle, to the focus, cropping out that pesky outstretched arm and above all, the smile. In a celebration of self-portraits in the social media age Tommy Honton and Tair Mamedov are set to[...]

One of the greatest stories ever told has gone viral

Sunday  13:01,   01 april 2018
MSN

Forget the Oscars, get over the greatest novels of the year and bin that boxset you're obsessed with. We've found the greatest story that will ever - and has ever - been told. And it's on Twitter,[...]

Far from war, Basra's cats lap it up in their own hotel

Sunday  10:07,   01 april 2018
Reuters

A world away from Iraq's battlegrounds, Basra's cat-lovers have found a haven for their favorite pets. Veterinary student Ahmed Taher Maki has turned his home in the southern city into what he believes is Iraq's first cat hotel.For as little [...]

Woman 'Shocked' as Surprise Wedding Portrait Reveals Creepy Clown Hiding in Background

Saturday  16:55,   31 march 2018
Inside Edition

“I’m not terrified of clowns, but they are a little creepy,” Manda Alexander admitted.Manda Alexander, who married her husband Vincent Alexander in March 2017, unwrapped an anniversary present Vincent said he spent all year[...]

Video Shows the Tense Moment a Cheetah Explored a Safari Group's Car

Friday  20:26,   30 march 2018
Inside Edition

Britton Hayes of Seattle was frozen in fear as the cheetah investigated the interior of the vehicle.The group was on safari in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park when the curious cat suddenly climbed inside their Land[...]

A clown is running for Congress - and even he's making the joke

Friday  09:57,   30 march 2018
MSN

Thought US politics couldn’t get any weirder? Think again! Steve Lough – a self-described “real, professional clown” – is running for Congress in South Carolina. His announcement was accompanied by a 20-second YouTube clip which sees him juggling[...]

Boy at Chick-fil-A crawls under bathroom stall to ask stranger for help washing hands

Friday  09:56,   30 march 2018
MSN

Levi Stevens has become something of an Internet sensation after his antics at a Virginia Chick-fil-A went viral earlier this week. Levi and his mom, Melissa Roach-Stevens, were preparing to enjoy dinner at a Chick-fil-A in Lynchburg on Monday[...]

Stormy Waters Carry a 19th-Century Shipwreck to Florida Beach

Friday  05:58,   30 march 2018
Mental Floss

The hull is remarkably well-preserved.The newspaper reports that the shipwreck washed up on Ponte Vedra Beach near Jacksonville, Florida, the night of Tuesday, March 27. The debris doesn't include the full vessel—just a 48-foot segment of the[...]

This vending machine dispenses 'snacks' based on your mood

Friday  05:51,   30 march 2018
MSN

<p>Vending machines are a wondrous invention. Not only are they convenient and (relatively) cheap, they’re the perfect antidote to those all too familiar rushed, ‘hangry’ Monday mornings.</p>But what if they could do more than just satisfy[...]

'The world needs a sausage dog museum', so German owners provide one

Friday  05:51,   30 march 2018
Reuters

The exhibits in the more than 80 square-meter museum cater for all tastes. Visitors will see canine stamps, artistic prints with sausage dog motifs, handmade puppets and porcelain figurines. "We wanted to give this dog a home where people can come[...]

Bats give French winegrowers a helping hand in moth war

Thursday  15:52,   29 march 2018
Relaxnews (AFP)

Hungry moths are the bane of French wine growers' lives due to their ferocious ability to feast on vines, but producers have discovered an unexpected ally in their fight against the insects: bats.&nbsp;&nbsp;A study commissioned by the[...]

Florida mum brings new meaning to 'carpool'

Thursday  15:52,   29 march 2018
Sky News

A new meaning was brought to the term "carpool" when a mother let her blue motor reverse into a swimming pool with her husband and daughter still inside. The woman was preparing to head out on a shopping trip with her family in Okaloosa[...]

Netflix pokes fun in Brazil with 'corruption shops'

Thursday  08:36,   29 march 2018
AFP

Brazilian travelers are finding something much more intriguing at airports than the booze and chocolates at duty free: "corruption shops."The stores popping up in Brasilia and Sao Paulo are a marketing gimmick of Netflix to promote its new [...]