News: Offbeat

Roadside job seeker holding 'need work' sign goes viral

Tuesday  13:32,   15 may 2018
msn

The man was praised for his "perseverance" and "eagerness".Morten Jorgensen, 53, had been out of work for about two years when he decided to take matters into his own hands, the Northern Star[...]

A math problem meant for 8-year-olds is going viral after stumping parents — see if you can solve it

Tuesday  10:05,   15 may 2018
msn

When parents try to help their kids with math homework, it's usually been a while since they've tried to work out a math problem themselves. Mumsnet user lucysmam found herself in this scenario and turned to the internet for help,[...]

Australian wins lottery twice in a week

Monday  13:33,   14 may 2018
afp

Talk about lucky. A stunned Sydney man who was celebrating an Australian lottery windfall could not believe it when he won again less than a week later. The unidentified man, in his 40s and from the suburb of Bondi, picked up Aus$1,020,487[...]

How This 'Super Mom' Juggles Daily Life With 16 Kids

Monday  13:33,   14 may 2018
insideedition

The family goes through 42 loads of laundry a week, and they have their own bus.Lyette Reback, of North Palm Beach, Fla., has 16 children ranging in age from 2 to 23, and it's not always easy keeping all of them[...]

Court bans woman from singing due to her drowning cat-like voice

Monday  09:13,   14 may 2018
ibtimes.co.in

A woman in the United Kingdom has been banned from singing "at a volume which can be heard from outside her property" after a neighbor complained that her voice sounds like a drowning cat.The woman was handed a 24-month Criminal Behavior[...]

Cat named Pawfficer Donut to serve with police

Monday  09:12,   14 may 2018
news.sky

Pawfficer Donut, a rescue kitten, has been officially sworn in as the newest member of Troy Police Department, Michigan. The female kitten was asked to raise her right paw as she was officially sworn in after a successful interview, reported[...]

Meet the Family of 6 Who Lives in a School Bus

Friday  09:30,   11 may 2018
insideedition

The converted vehicle features two bedrooms, a kitchen and a bathroom.Gabriel and Debbie Mayes help their kids do homework on TV trays in the bus' living[...]

Swim With a Pineapple Under the Sea at America's First Museum for Scuba Divers

Friday  09:30,   11 may 2018
mentalfloss

Swim with turtles and snap selfies with sculptures at this diving spot off the coast of Florida.Seven sculptures in total are coming to the Underwater Museum of Art—UMA for short, pronounced like the actress—which will make its debut off the coast[...]

Sharks really like jazz music, scientists say

Thursday  12:56,   10 may 2018
news.sky

<p>Quite unlike the monsters they're portrayed as, sharks are actually sophisticated creatures with an affinity for jazz music, according to new research.</p>Scientists at Australia's Macquarie University Fish Lab have found that the fish[...]

A couple took their prom pictures at Taco Bell and it's the best thing you'll see today

Thursday  12:56,   10 may 2018
msn

Riley Papile wanted her prom pictures to accurately depict her high school experience, so she took them at her local Taco Bell.- Riley Papile and her girlfriend Abby Creneti took their prom pictures at Taco[...]

Man Knits Sweaters to Match the Scenery of His Vacation Spots

Thursday  12:56,   10 may 2018
insideedition

The photos are[...]

This Airline Slammed A Passenger With A $94 Fee For The Most Absurd Reason

Thursday  09:42,   10 may 2018
refinery29

From the time we book a flight until the moment we get off the plane, we're crossing our fingers that we won't get hit with a hidden fee for something stupid like booking by phone or accidentally overpacking and having an ever-so-slightly[...]

Zoo in trouble after taking bear out for ice cream

Thursday  09:42,   10 may 2018
news.sky

A wildlife park has been fined after forgetting to tell police they were taking their bear out for ice cream. Discovery Wildlife Park in Alberta, Canada, drove Berkley the bear to a Dairy Queen to get ice cream and shared a video of him being fed[...]

A teen gave everyone at his prom Fenty Beauty makeovers and the internet is obsessed

Wednesday  10:11,   09 may 2018
msn

Billy Huynh, a teen makeup artist, wanted everyone to put their best face forward on prom night so he offered everyone a quick dusting of Fenty Beauty Killawatt highlighter.- He gave his classmates makeovers with Fenty Beauty[...]

Big Bad Bear Breaks Into Home to Steal Bread

Wednesday  09:31,   09 may 2018
insideedition

Everyone turned out[...]