News: Offbeat

Man accused of driving lawn mower drunk, cutting someone else's grass

Tuesday  13:31,   08 may 2018
usatoday

It's not the first time Barry Ridge has been charged with operating a lawn mower while intoxicated. He's still awaiting trial on the first arrest from April.On Saturday, officers pulled over Barry Ridge, 46, of Franklin, Ind., while he was[...]

Man Has Eaten 30,000 Big Macs, Breaks World Record

Tuesday  09:58,   08 may 2018
insideedition

He said he loves the sandwich.Don Gorske has been eating Big Macs for more than 46 years and has set the record for most Big Macs consumed in the Guinness Book of World[...]

Dog Surprises Meteorologist by Walking on Set During Weather Forecast

Tuesday  09:57,   08 may 2018
insideedition

Meteorologist Josh Judge of WMUR didn't even know there was a dog in the studio.Meteorologist Josh Judge of WMUR was in the middle of reporting the weekend forecast when Bella, his co-anchor Amy Coveno's dog, walked on[...]

This optical illusion looks like Ben Stiller or Beyoncé — and it's creeping out the internet

Monday  09:31,   07 may 2018
msn

This optical illusion looks like Ben Stiller or Beyoncé — and it's creeping out the internet"The Late Late Show" host James Corden tweeted a photo of the illusion on Wednesday. Originally created by Reddit user Shikaca, the image has gone viral[...]

This couple just got Bill Murray to reveal the gender of their baby on a golf course

Sunday  12:31,   06 may 2018
msn

Gender reveals are a seemingly nice idea, but when you think about it they are a little cheesy and problematic. Like, does it really matter if everyone makes a song or dance about the gender of the baby before it's born? It didn't bother[...]

Bouncy Terrier Jumps Up and Down for a Slice of Toast

Sunday  12:31,   06 may 2018
insideedition

Cooper's owners say the pup has always been this energetic.A toy box terrier was captured in a video licensed by Caters News bouncing up and down for a peek at a slice of toast his owners put on the table for[...]

About Time: five countries with eccentric time-keeping

Sunday  08:31,   06 may 2018
afp

North Korea is not alone in its penchant for setting its own time. Geopolitics, economics and the whims of kings and strongmen have seen meridian-meddling across the world -- challenging the theory of 24 time zones pegged to Greenwich Mean Time,[...]

Champagne garden marks Essex couple's lottery win

Sunday  08:31,   06 may 2018
news.sky

A couple who won £3m on a scratchcard have spent three days mowing a celebratory champagne bottle and two glasses into their lawn. Sue Richards, 51, and her partner Barry Maddox, 58, won the prize two years ago and moved into their dream home in[...]

Mexicans celebrate patron saint of drug traffickers

Saturday  15:21,   05 may 2018
afp

Bearing offerings, his followers file through the three-room chapel, whose walls are covered with dollar bills and messages of prayer and thanks. require(["inlineoutstreamAd",[...]

475-Million-Year-Old Sea Creature Fossil Found Intact

Friday  11:58,   04 may 2018
ibtimes

Trilobites were one of the most successful early creatures and died out well before the dinosaurs appeared.Ryleigh Taylor was strolling along the shoreline of a lake in East Tennessee when she saw something strange lying on a rock. The structure[...]

11,600-Year-Old Carving May Show Evil Spirits

Thursday  16:33,   03 may 2018
newsweek

This could be the oldest depiction of evil or a demon.The over-17-foot carving, called the Shigir Idol, was originally uncovered in Russia in 1894, but only recently, in a study published in Antiquity, have researchers revealed just how significant [...]

Doctors Pull 14 Worms From Woman's Bile Duct

Thursday  10:22,   03 may 2018
insideedition

And they were[...]

Drivers play rock-paper-scissors to see who gets to change lanes first

Thursday  10:22,   03 may 2018
msn

Two men played a child's game in the middle of traffic. When Marco Sanchez noticed that someone wanted to get into his lane on Houston’s busy highway, he decided to enact a toll fee.When Marco Sanchez noticed that someone wanted to get into his[...]

Airport Cleaner Discovers Seven Gold Bars in the Trash

Thursday  05:57,   03 may 2018
newsweek

South Korea operates a "finders keepers" law on lost and found property.The man, whose full name was not revealed in the South Korean press, found seven gold bars worth 350 million won (approximately $325,000) in a trash can last week and, [...]

A teen used 'Grey's Anatomy' to write a hidden message in her senior quote and, honestly, it's iconic

Thursday  05:57,   03 may 2018
msn

But Krysta Montoya, an 18-year-old high senior from Albuquerque, New Mexico, knew she wanted to make a bold statement with her senior quote. She explained her coded "Grey's Anatomy" reference in a now-viral Tweet.- People didn't know[...]