News: Offbeat

Man confuses Obama and bin Laden in epic quiz show fail

Wednesday  06:51,   15 august 2018
msn

Appearing on a quiz show looks like a lot of fun but we're sure it is a nerve-wracking experience. All that money is at stake, you're on national television, under bright lights, trying to answer questions.There's a lot of pressure on you and[...]
News / Offbeat

Umpire Stops Baseball Game to Pull Live Moth Out of Ear With Tweezers

Tuesday  18:58,   14 august 2018
insideedition

The incident captured commentators' attention.A moth got stuck in the umpire's ear [...]

From a converted London taxi to a Lego fans dream hideaway – the outstanding outbuildings vying to be named Shed Of The Year

Tuesday  18:57,   14 august 2018
dailymail.co.uk

A Legoland-inspired haven, a shed floating on skis and a black cab converted into an outdoor bedroom are among the unique structures hoping to be crowned Shed of the Year. The Cuprinol-sponsored competition, now in its 11th year, attracted nearly[...]

People are painting Instagram photos on their face using makeup — and the results are surprisingly realistic

Tuesday  18:57,   14 august 2018
msn

Makeup artists are taking a literal approach to the "real-life vs. Instagram" trend by incorporating the social media platform's layout into their looks. - The trend involves using makeup on only a portion of your face and[...]

That's one BIG dog house! Rescue centre rehomes six-year-old 'soppy giant' Boerboel called Chunkie who has 30-inch neck and weighs nearly 10 STONE

Tuesday  18:57,   14 august 2018
dailymail.co.uk

Chunkie is a six-year-old Boerboel, also known as a South African Mastiff, who arrived at Dogs Trust through no fault of his own. Despite his size he was quickly rehomed in Hampshire.A rescue centre has rehomed one of its largest ever dogs - a rare[...]

Working like a dog! Delivery driver's French Mastiff Roxy perfects 'white van man pose' by leaning from window of vehicle as he drops off parcels

Tuesday  14:08,   14 august 2018
dailymail.co.uk

Roxy, a seven-year-old French Mastiff (pictured), spends her days sitting in the passenger seat of the white van, leaning on the window with her elbow as she tours London delivering parcels.Roxy, a seven-year-old French Mastiff, spends her days[...]

Parrot refuses help from firefighters with 'foul-mouthed' response

Tuesday  14:08,   14 august 2018
msn

You know the feeling when you've been stuck on top of a house for a few days and you are enjoying it so much you just don't want to get down. TThat's exactly what happened to a parrot in north London over the weekend who despite efforts from [...]

This Single Dad Wore A Pink Dress To His Sons' School For The Sweetest Reason

Tuesday  14:07,   14 august 2018
huffingtonpost

Chatchai “Sam” Panuthai wore a pink lace dress to greet his two sons, Imsome, 3, and Ozone, 5, at a school event ahead of Mother’s Day, which is celebrated on Aug. 12 in Thailand. Chatchai “Sam” Panuthai wore a pink lace dress to greet his[...]

Starbucks tries to save 6 billion cups a year from the trash ... with help from McDonald's

Tuesday  10:51,   14 august 2018
pri.org

“A recent report said that there are 600 billion cups — billion with a ‘b’ — that are produced and sold globally on an annual basis. So that’s a lot,” says Christy Slay with The Sustainability Consortium.Starbucks alone says it contributes 1[...]

School boy, 14, runs for Vermont governor

Tuesday  10:25,   14 august 2018
msn

Most 14-year-old American schoolboys might be fixated on baseball, chasing girls and dodging their homework. Not Ethan Sonneborn. He's running for governor in Vermont. The teenager is taking advantage of a quirk in the constitution of the[...]

An 11-year-old hacked a replica of Florida’s voting system in 10 minutes

Tuesday  07:31,   14 august 2018
vox

The hackathon highlights the real threats malicious hackers pose to our democracy.An 11-year-old boy changed fake voting results by hacking into an exact replica of Florida’s state election website in just 10 minutes, according to the organizers of[...]

Cat whisperers take note: You can get paid to cuddle cats on a secluded Greek island

Tuesday  06:12,   14 august 2018
msn

Love cats, but humans not so much? The job offer was posted online recently by Joan Bowell who heads the Facebook page for God's Little People Cat Rescue, with a reassurance that the post is genuine and "not a[...]

11 Everyday Tasks That Are Tricky for Left Handers

Tuesday  05:31,   14 august 2018
mentalfloss

There's a reason their attempts at gift wrapping look so shoddy.Unless you special-order left-handed scissors, the act of cutting up paper can quickly become an exercise in frustration. Scissors typically have blades with distinct handles,[...]

Man calls police: 'I'm being chased by a baby squirrel'

Monday  18:31,   13 august 2018
news.sky

A man had to be rescued by police when he was being chased by a baby squirrel. Officers received a call for help and arrived to see the animal still chasing the caller in Karlsruhe, Germany.Police said on Twitter the man told them: "Help, I'm being [...]

Move aside 'Laurel or Yanny', people are having a hard time deciding if this mug is round or square

Monday  18:31,   13 august 2018
msn

Move over, 'blue and black or white and gold dress', there's a new nonsense debate in town. People are having the hardest time trying to figure out if the mug in this video is round or[...]