News: Offbeat

New LEGO Set Lets Harry Potter Fans Apparate to the Hogwarts Great Hall

Saturday  07:37,   17 february 2018
Mental Floss

It's the next best thing to receiving a Hogwarts acceptance letter.After reading the books and watching the movies, you may worry you've run out of ways to experience the world of Harry Potter at home. But soon, apparating to Hogwarts will be as [...]

'Easy on the fries!', Japan scientists tell hopeful bald people

Friday  20:06,   16 february 2018
Reuters

Japanese scientists have warned that eating french fries will not cure baldness, after research was published suggesting that chemicals used in cooking fried potatoes could help fight hair loss. A research team at Yokohama National University[...]

Milk spas and manicures: A Hong Kong dog's life

Friday  19:07,   16 february 2018
AFP

For Hong Kong poodle Cream, grooming goes way beyond a brush and toe-clip -- her deluxe once-a-month pampering includes lavender oxygen therapy and a milk bath. As the city welcomes the Year of the Dog, pet owners are pushing out the boat more than[...]

Pittsburgh Hospital Dresses Newborns Like Team USA Athletes for Baby Competition

Friday  09:51,   16 february 2018
Inside Edition

The categories included "Best Napper" and "Strongest Lungs."The maternity ward staff at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Magee-Women's Hospital dressed their charges in teeny outfits and knitted caps to celebrate the[...]

Watch a flight attendant save the day by singing to a crying baby on a long-haul flight

Friday  09:51,   16 february 2018
MSN

Flight attendant Gina Reyes helped soothe a crying toddler on a long flight, and her act of kindness went viral.- When one of her toddlers got upset, flight attendant Gina Reyes scooped him[...]

X-ray images show woman riding conveyor belt with handbag through security machine

Friday  04:53,   16 february 2018
FOX News

She didn't want it to be unattended.Security footage shows the traveler riding down the conveyor belt and getting out at the other end with her belongings at the Dongguan Railway Station in southern China, the BBC[...]

Double Proposal! Identical Twin Brothers Pop the Question to Identical Twin Sisters

Thursday  19:01,   15 february 2018
Inside Edition

The couples met at a twins festival in Twinsburg, Ohio, of all places.Brittany and Briana Deane got engaged at exactly the same time on Feb. 2 to Josh and Jeremy Salyers. Briana is engaged to Jeremy, while Brittany will marry[...]

Penguins Celebrate Valentine's Day in California

Thursday  15:07,   15 february 2018
Newsweek

Humans aren't the only ones who celebrate their love on February 14.But it also celebrates partnership, which is why biologist Vikki McCloskey helps the penguins at the California Academy of Science Museum's Steinhart Aquarium celebrate the[...]

Daniel Craig puts his Bond car up for auction

Thursday  15:06,   15 february 2018
Reuters

Aston Martin cars have appeared in Bond films over nearly 50 years, beginning with 1964's "Goldfinger" in which Sean Connery drove a silver Aston Martin DB5. The brand has appeared in all four Bond films starring Craig. Craig's[...]

Dog's Dreams of Joining Kansas Governor's Race Are Dashed

Thursday  09:45,   15 february 2018
Inside Edition

The wired-haired Vizsla, who is 3 in human years, officially entered the race last weekend. After reading about teens who recently entered the race, Terran said he read through bylaws on the requirements for Kansas governor and it wasn't written[...]

People are struggling to find a heart hidden in this viral brainteaser — can you spot it?

Thursday  09:45,   15 february 2018
MSN

Hungarian artist Gergely Dudás created a festive brainteaser for Valentine's Day. See if you can spot the heart among the elephants. Here's a look at the puzzle:© Provided by Business Insider Inc puzzle to find the heart among the elephants[...]

The Woman Who's Studying Swipes At Bumble

Thursday  06:27,   15 february 2018
Refinery29

Love may not be an exact science, but that doesn't mean there isn't some science involved, especially when it comes to algorithmically-enabled dating apps. Love may not be an exact science, but that doesn't mean there isn't some[...]

Try to spot the romantic couple in this puzzle that's stumping the internet

Thursday  06:26,   15 february 2018
MSN

For Valentine's Day this year, Groupon created a puzzle as part of its Date Night campaign — but it's trickier than you think.From an optical illusion that stumped the internet to this photo of a missing leg, people can't seem to get enough[...]

Hermien, the escaping cow, safe in her forever home

Wednesday  13:46,   14 february 2018
AFP

After two months on the hoof, Hermien the cow, whose bid to flee the slaughter-house warmed Dutch hearts, has been caught and will live out her days in peace. "Hermien is finally at home, after a long, solitary and stressful path to freedom," said[...]

Two brothers and their dogs compete in the Super Bowl of canine competitions

Wednesday  07:17,   14 february 2018
The Washington Post

At Westminster in New York, about 100 kids run around the ring for the junior handler prize.Older brother Cortlund washes his dog, too, and trims her whiskers. His English pointer is allergic to dust, and Icy will break out in hives if she is not[...]