News: Offbeat

South Korean presidential candidate campaigns with 'Starcraft' maps

Monday  19:36,   24 april 2017
Engadget

Going for that mainstream[...]

Dog Rescued After Having Jar Stuck On His Head For Days

Monday  19:20,   24 april 2017
Inside Edition

He hadn't[...]

These robotics students were told ‘to go back to Mexico.’ The taunt only fueled their success.

Monday  15:42,   24 april 2017
The Washington Post

"These five kids are some of the brightest and best kids I've had in my whole teaching career,” robotics coach Lisa Hopper said.But now, the Panther Bots, a thriving robotics team at Pleasant Run Elementary School, have become the face of a [...]

Musicians in aquariums make sounds in a silent world

Monday  15:42,   24 april 2017
AFP

A group of innovative Danish musicians submerged like fish in an aquarium have created an underwater concerto with instruments specially adapted to resonate in a silent world. In the central Danish town of Aarhus, a Godsbanen centre concert hall[...]

Deputy's first day on job: Wrestling a gator

Monday  09:16,   24 april 2017
USA TODAY

A rookie deputy from the Lee County Sheriff's Office, responding to her first call on her first day on her own, was pressed into service helping to corral a 6- to 7-foot injured alligator. Deputy Morgin Evins, fresh out of training, was[...]

Man Sends Birthday Cards Every Year to Dog Shared With Estranged Wife

Monday  08:52,   24 april 2017
Inside Edition

That love may save his marriage. One man’s love for his dog may save his marriage.Juan Hernandez has been sending his dog, Apollo, birthday cards for the two years that he has been separated from his wife, Rebecca Hernandez.Rebecca, who married[...]

11 Strange Shakespeare Adaptations

Monday  08:21,   24 april 2017
Mental Floss

Happy Talk Like Shakespeare Day!Written by Tom Stoppard, whose earlier Hamlet-based play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead earned immense international acclaim, Fifteen-Minute Hamlet comically retells the classic tragedy twice—first in 13[...]

London Marathon Runner Helps Exhausted Athlete Over Finishing Line And It Was Brilliant

Monday  08:20,   24 april 2017
Huffington Post UK

A London Marathon runner has been hailed a hero after carrying an exhausted fellow athlete over the finishing line. Matthew Rees said helping David Wyeth to the end was more important than the race time after he encountered the staggering racer as[...]

Anzac Day: Historic Brisbane hotel adorned with poppies to honour fallen soldiers

Sunday  19:37,   23 april 2017
ABC News

More than 1,000 pinwheel poppies made by schoolchildren are being stuck onto a historic Brisbane hotel to honour fallen Anzac soldiers. Nearly 80 square metres of the handmade poppies will adorn the Grand Central Hotel, opposite Anzac Square, for a[...]

Four nuns have formed a band at Catholic U. It’s called Force of Habit.

Sunday  19:37,   23 april 2017
The Washington Post

A Dominican friar is on the drums, with the university chaplain on vocals.The drummer, a Dominican friar, counted them[...]

Pigeon Sneaks Into Brooklyn Apartment and Lays Her Eggs in Woman's Pasta Strainer

Sunday  15:26,   23 april 2017
Inside Edition

"I'm probably going to let her stay," said 33-year-old Genevieve Roman. A New York woman returned home one day to discover uninvited visitors settling into her Brooklyn apartment — a nesting pigeon and her eggs.Genevieve Roman, 33,[...]

After three weeks, French artist succeeds in hatching eggs

Sunday  10:36,   23 april 2017
Reuters

French artist Abraham Poincheval, who famously spent a week inside a rock and two weeks inside a bear sculpture, has succeeded in hatching chicken eggs after incubating them for some three weeks. Poincheval embarked on his latest project in late[...]

Hospital's dance class for kids offers physical therapy and fun

Sunday  07:51,   23 april 2017
USA TODAY

Walk into a Dance Unlimited class at Akron’s Children’s Hospital, and you’ll be sure to see smiling faces and excited students. The program was created by former Cleveland Cavalier cheerleader and now physical therapist, Kellie Lightfoot.[...]

Therapy Dogs Empowering Young Victims in Courthouse: 'A Dog Gives Them Strength'

Saturday  19:56,   22 april 2017
Inside Edition

"Some of these children won't testify, but if they have a dog with them, it gives them strength," the organization explained.Court support therapy dogs, including Bella, a 6-year-old Doberman, Newman, an 11-year-old boxer and Jake, a[...]

Marijuana tax money helping Colorado students pay for college

Saturday  19:36,   22 april 2017
CBS News

Pueblo County is offering college students pot-funded scholarships, a first in the statePueblo County is one area benefiting from an influx of marijuana tax money. Now the county is doing something that’s a first in Colorado: distributing pot-funded [...]