News: Offbeat

World's oldest cheese found in a 3,200 year old Egyptian tomb - and it comes with a killer bacteria 'curse'

Friday  13:55,   17 august 2018

The cheese was contaminated with Brucella melitensis, a bacterium that causes brucellosis, that is common in cows. One jar contained a solidified whitish mass, as well as canvas fabric that might have covered the jar or been used to preserve its[...]
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Feisty Felines Begin Pre-Season Training for Kitten Bowl

Friday  09:11,   17 august 2018

The Kitten Bowl airs on Super Bowl Sunday.There’s no downtime for these feisty felines, who are already training for the upcoming football[...]

I'm A Refugee Rocket Scientist And My Job Hunt Went Viral

Friday  09:11,   17 august 2018

Rush-hour at Canary Wharf is not the best place to be when your legs are shaking with nerves. But this is where I was on Tuesday, holding a sign telling my story in 20 words. Why? I wanted to get noticed by one of the hundreds of[...]

Stop having sex in heatwave, Colombians told

Friday  09:11,   17 august 2018

Locals in a city on the coast of Colombia have been told to stop having sex to ensure they stay cool during a scorching 40C (104F) heatwave. Julio Salas - the health secretary of Santa Marta - was met with laughter and disbelief when he issued the[...]

Woman Mailed Dead Crocodile By Mistake

Friday  09:11,   17 august 2018

She was shocked to find the three-foot-long decomposing corpse in her online delivery.The woman, named as Ms Zhang by Zhejiang’s Youth Times, noticed a strange smell coming from one of the packages when they arrived at her door. Ripping open the[...]

Can you ace this basic math quiz?

Thursday  18:27,   16 august 2018

<p>Take this simple true-and-false quiz to see how good you are in basic[...]

'20 years ago we didn't have gender reveals or baby photo shoots!' Parents go viral after posing for brilliant 'empty nest' pictures to celebrate dropping off their youngest child at college

Thursday  17:55,   16 august 2018

Vicky Piper and her husband, Jeff, did an empty nest shoot after they dropped their final child off at college.&nbsp;Vicky Piper, 48, agreed to do the photo shoot with her husband, Jeff, 50, after he made the hilarious suggestion. He found an[...]

Ancient Egyptians Mastered Mummification Long Before The Time Of Pharaohs

Thursday  17:26,   16 august 2018

The earliest mummies are typically associated with the Old Kingdom of ancient Egypt, but as an intensive examination of a 5,600-year-old mummy confirms, the methods used for this iconic funeral practice date back to well before the age of pharaohs.[...]

Job advert offers chance to drink gin and travel around the world

Thursday  17:26,   16 august 2018

If like me, you enjoy a good gin and tonic you'll be delighted to hear that not only can you get paid to drink it, but you get to go on holiday while doing the job .Paid to drink gin and travel the world? 'Where do I sign up?' I hear you cry.[...]

Hungry Thieves Stole $100,000 Worth of Ramen in a Noodles Heist for the Ages

Thursday  14:32,   16 august 2018

Thieves Steal $100,000 Worth of Dry Ramen Noodles in GeorgiaAlthough it's unclear if the crimes are related, it isn't hard to imagine the suspect(s) getting hungry at some point during their thrilling crime spree, ultimately driving off into the[...]

Karachi's rooftop cattle get a crane lift to the ground

Thursday  14:31,   16 august 2018

Residents of Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, watched as cattle were lowered by crane from the top of a four-storey home ahead of the Muslim festival Eid al-Adha. Unlike other Muslims who buy animals for slaughter a few days before the[...]

'Lucky' the Jack Russell survives unscathed after falling SEVEN floors from an apartment window in Brazil

Thursday  14:31,   16 august 2018

The vet who cared for the dog, Marcio Becacici, said that 'only God' could explain how the Jack Russell survived the 23 metre fall on to a patio in Brazil.Although the terrier miraculously survived without a broken bone, plummeting 23 metres [...]

India postman sacked for hiding 6,000 letters over a decade

Thursday  11:32,   16 august 2018

Large stash of undelivered old letters and packages was discovered by a group of school children who were playing in the recently abandoned post office building.Jagannath Puhan - who served as the postmaster for more than a decade in the village of [...]

Brazilian cops drop 'masculinity' requirement

Thursday  11:32,   16 august 2018

Police candidates in southern Brazil are now free to get in touch with their softer side. "Masculinity" has been dropped from the list of 72 required attributes for wannabe cops in the state of Parana. Also gone: a prohibition on falling in love.The [...]

Shipwreck from only WWII battle in America found off Alaska

Thursday  09:20,   16 august 2018

Daryl Weathers remembers trying to pull men from the sea off Alaska's Aleutian Islands after a U.S. Navy destroyer hit a mine left by the Japanese following the only World War II battle fought on North American soil. The explosion, which ripped[...]