News: Offbeat

Couple Shipwrecked Overnight Rescued After Writing 'HELP' in the Sand

Sunday  17:26,   25 february 2018
Inside Edition

They said 17-foot high waves washed them overboard.The couple from Clairview in Queensland, Australia, had spent a night camped on a remote island aptly named Avoid Island before rescue teams saw their make-shift call for help and airlifted them to[...]

World's Oldest Albatross Becomes A Mom Again At 67 Years Old

Sunday  17:26,   25 february 2018
Inside Edition

Wisdom, the Laysan albatross, and her mate welcomed their chick earlier this month.Wisdom the Laysan albatross doesn’t seem to think the age limit exists as she hatches another chick at 67 years[...]

Egypt uncovers ancient necropolis south of Cairo

Sunday  13:41,   25 february 2018
Reuters

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered an ancient necropolis containing 40 stone sarcophagi, about 1,000 small statues and a necklace charm bearing the hieroglyphic inscription "happy new year".Antiquities minister Khaled El-Enany said on [...]

Hair to stay: Australia mullet heads celebrate hairstyle revival

Sunday  06:54,   25 february 2018
AFP

"Business at the front, party at the back" was the mantra for the crowd of Australians sporting a mullet haircut at an inaugural festival celebrating the vintage style on Saturday. More than 150 people showcasing the hairstyle popular in[...]

Florida Resident Finds Gator Hiding Under Pickup Truck

Saturday  17:20,   24 february 2018
Inside Edition

A trapper was immediately called in to remove the creature safely.It all started when a Sable Ridge resident called deputies after discovering the gator in his driveway, hiding beneath his[...]

Record-breaking Norway out of Olympic golden shoes

Saturday  13:25,   24 february 2018
AFP

Norway might have won the most medals of any country ever at a Winter Olympics but it has come at a cost -- they have run out of commemorative, gold-coloured shoes. The Scandinavians were sitting pretty at the top of the medals table on Saturday,[...]

400-Pound Calf Rescued After Hurricane Harvey Believes She's a Pet Dog

Friday  17:41,   23 february 2018
Inside Edition

Harveigh was living in the laundry room of the Cantons' home before she outgrew it.Meet Harveigh, a 400-pound rescued cow that once lived in the laundry room of a Fulshear, Texas,[...]

Major biblical discovery: Archaeologists may have found the Prophet Isaiah's 'signature'

Friday  13:30,   23 february 2018
FOX News

Archaeologists in Israel say that they have found a clay seal mark that may bear the signature of the Biblical Prophet Isaiah. The 2,700-year-old stamped clay artifact was found during an excavation at the foot of the southern wall of Jerusalem’s[...]

Pyeongchang figure skating boosted music streaming, requests on Amazon

Friday  10:24,   23 february 2018
Reuters

Data from Amazon.com showed that some half a dozen songs featured at the Pyeongchang Games had become much more popular on its streaming music users. The soundtrack to the 2001 film "Moulin Rouge," Cinematic Orchestra's 2007 song "To Build a Home"[...]

The skiing vicar - Bolivia's 'Wolf' coached by priest

Thursday  19:32,   22 february 2018
AFP

Bolivian alpine skier Simon Breitfuss Kammerlander lives in a motor-home and had to overcome miles of red tape to get to the Olympics -- so perhaps it's just as well his coach is a priest. Breitfuss Kammerlander, who was born and raised in[...]

Bride Gets Trapped in Elevator on Her Wedding Day

Thursday  07:11,   22 february 2018
Inside Edition

She said she had some champagne while awaiting rescue.Melissa Rodger, 32, who married her then-fiancé, Justin, at the Providence Biltmore Saturday, was headed to the 18th floor to freshen up before her cocktail hour and reception when things took a[...]

Woman Impersonated Cop to Get Chick-fil-A Discount

Wednesday  14:01,   21 february 2018
The Daily Meal

Have you ever been this desperate for a deal?  ever returning to that Chick-fil-A location. You may not be able to get a discount on these meals, but you’ll be making a healthy choice if you order any of America’s healthiest fast-food[...]

This simple math riddle is stumping the internet — see if you can solve it

Wednesday  14:01,   21 february 2018
MSN

There's another viral math question confusing the internet. Do you have what it takes to figure it out?User PeerieBresks shared the riddle on Mumsnet, a parenting website and forum, where it racked up nearly 500 comments with other users[...]

Ancient Roman Boxing Gloves Discovered In England

Wednesday  11:47,   21 february 2018
Newsweek

The 2,000-year old gloves don't appear like you would imagine.The nearly 2,000-year-old gloves don’t appear as you would imagine. They are merely leather straps, and archaeologists spent months consulting other researchers to determine what[...]