News: Offbeat

Finland baker launches bread made from crushed crickets

Thursday  15:21,   23 november 2017
Reuters

<p>Finnish bakery and food service company Fazer launched on Thursday what it said was the world's first insect-based bread to be offered to consumers in stores.</p>The bread, made from flour ground from dried crickets as well as wheat[...]

These whales use boulders for a good back scratch

Thursday  12:36,   23 november 2017
The Verge

Just like we use pumice stones to scrape dead skin off cracked heels during pedicures, bowhead whales may be using boulders at the bottom of the ocean to exfoliate, new research says.&nbsp;In the summer of 2014, a team of researchers spotted a[...]

West Ham fans warned not to call 999

Thursday  06:35,   23 november 2017
Sky News

West Ham fans have been warned by police not to call 999 over their team's poor performance.Essex Police made the plea on Twitter on Sunday evening after The Hammers lost 2-0 at Watford in new manager David Moyes' first match in[...]

Forbidden City and Vatican try 'art diplomacy'

Wednesday  11:11,   22 november 2017
Relaxnews (AFP)

China's Forbidden City and the Vatican Museums are set to swap 40 works of art as part of efforts to bolster diplomatic relations between the Communist country and the seat of the Catholic Church.&nbsp;&nbsp;The works -- including[...]

Egypt Discovers Ancient Roman Treasure and 'Royal Head'

Wednesday  11:11,   22 november 2017
Newsweek

Archaeologists discovered the trove of artifacts on the Mediterranean seabed near the city of Alexandria.The wrecks, filled with ancient artifacts, are Roman and date back when the empire spread over Europe and North[...]

Ancient Rock Carvings Show Dogs Being Good Boys

Wednesday  07:53,   22 november 2017
International Business Times

Scientists have found ancient rock carvings that show humans holding their dogs on leashes as they hunt.Humans have known that dogs are good boys and girls for thousands of years, based on ancient rock carvings in Saudi Arabia that show people[...]

Self-taught scientist plans home-made rocket launch

Tuesday  11:17,   21 november 2017
Sky News

A limousine driver turned self-taught scientist has announced plans to launch himself over a California ghost town in a home-made rocket. Mike Hughes, who calls himself Mad Mike Hughes and says he doesn't believe in science, has spent years[...]

N.Z. PM denies Trump mistook her for Trudeau's wife

Monday  16:51,   20 november 2017
AFP

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday played down suggestions US President Donald Trump confused her with Canadian leader Justin Trudeau’s wife at a summit in Asia last week. Trudeau was supposedly making the introductions as Ardern[...]

This Wedding Guest Has The Best Reaction To Hilarious Photo Fail

Monday  07:20,   20 november 2017
HuffPost

Wedding photos are usually emotional, but sometimes, they’re just downright hilarious.&nbsp;Wedding guest Mike Tague recently became a viral sensation on Twitter after sharing a funny shot a photographer took of Tague and his boyfriend, Andrew[...]

Man Gets Dying Wish to Be Buried With 2 Philly Cheesesteaks

Sunday  17:52,   19 november 2017
Inside Edition

He'd told the family previously that's what he wanted.Richard Lussi, who died in October of heart complications, previously told his family that he wanted to be buried with the sandwiches, according to his 25-year-old grandson Dominic[...]

Video Of Rapping Mom Goes Viral

Sunday  14:05,   19 november 2017
International Business Times

A Texas mom rapped about her experiences of being a mom.Daniels, a resident of Denison, a small town located 70 miles north of Dallas, recorded the video as her three children were seated with her in a vehicle. Her kids bobbed their heads to the[...]

This car ad for used '96 Honda Accord brought home $20K

Sunday  14:05,   19 november 2017
USA TODAY

Set to a piano tune and relaxed narration, the ad boasts aerial shots of Lanman's girlfriend cruising California's coast with a coffee pot in the passenger seat and the couple's fuzzy white cat on her lap.The hassle of online[...]

Skeletons Found At Qumran Could Answer The Dead Sea Scrolls Mystery

Saturday  18:07,   18 november 2017
International Business Times

Newly excavated skeletons could answer the decades-long debate over who once occupied a settlement located near the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. The Dead Sea scrolls are considered the greatest manuscripts of all time. It consists of [...]

Homeowners Shocked as Unexpected Visitor Turns Up on Their Porch — an Alligator

Saturday  18:06,   18 november 2017
Inside Edition

They believed the alligator somehow made its way from a swampy area near the family’s home and to their shaded porch.The Cape Coral Police Department responded to a local residence last week after the homeowner reported what they called a[...]

Woman Meets Her 4 Biological Siblings More Than 6 Decades After She Was Adopted

Saturday  13:21,   18 november 2017
Inside Edition

Sylvia Kewer, 66, was given up for adoption when she was just 4 years old. “I feel like I’ve been born again,” Kewer said. “I asked God for a small miracle and I got a big one.”Kewer was given up for adoption by their birth mother Dorothy Mae Goode, [...]