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News: Offbeat

A teacher asked her pupils to 'tell her a joke' - this student's response is epic

Tuesday  17:56,   16 october 2018
msn

What's the best way to start a rainy, cold, and - let's be honest - down right miserable... >>>

Can YOU spot the hidden book? Tricky brain teaser puts perception skills to the test - and the most eagle-eyed can solve it in less than 20 seconds

Tuesday  17:56,   16 october 2018
dailymail.co.uk

Social media users are competing to uncover a hidden book within this viral drawing of... >>>

5 spiritual holidays around the world that honor the dead

Tuesday  15:13,   16 october 2018
msn

Despite all the candy and costumes today, Halloween started as a way to remember the dead. And while not many other countries celebrate it, they do have their own holidays that pay homage to ancestors and people who have since passed... >>>

Six Flags paid 6 people $300 to lie in a coffin for 30 hours — and all of them made it to the end

Tuesday  14:27,   16 october 2018
msn

Six Flags paid six people $300 each to lie in a coffin for 30 hours. All six people made it to the end of the challenge this weekend. The winners got to keep their coffins. In September, the Six Flags theme park in St. Louis announced it would pay... >>>

Cops use Doritos to lure escaped pig 'the size of mini horse' back home

Tuesday  14:26,   16 october 2018
nydailynews

This giant piggy ate Doritos all the way... >>>

If you collect books but never get around to reading them, there's a word for that

Tuesday  12:27,   16 october 2018
msn

If you're in the habit of collecting books and never reading them, you might have what the Japanese call 'tsundoku.' If you love book stores and can't help picking up something new every time you visit, you're either a really speedy >>>

Arizona High School Students Perform Spellbinding 'Harry Potter' Dance Routine

Tuesday  09:03,   16 october 2018
insideedition

It’s not the first time the students of Walden Grove High School have gone viral with one of their incredible routines.During the six-and-a-half minute performance, the dance team at Walden Grove High School in Sahuarita told the young wizard's... >>>

China purrs over white tiger triplets

Tuesday  09:03,   16 october 2018
msn

Three playful white Bengal tiger cubs are charming visitors as they clamber around their enclosure at a zoo in China. The rare, blue-eyed triplets were born nearly three months ago at the Yunnan Wildlife Zoo in Kunming, and made their public debut... >>>

A New Jersey man says he has eaten plain cheese pizza for dinner every night for the last 37 years

Tuesday  08:27,   16 october 2018
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A man said that for the last 37 years he has had pizza for dinner every night. Mike Roman, who is from Hackensack, New Jersey, went on Tom La Vecchia's "New Theory" podcast to discuss his dietary habit. We first saw the story when the North... >>>

Trump has a bizarre painting of himself and other presidents - you really need to see it for yourself

Tuesday  05:57,   16 october 2018
msn

Another day, another completely bizarre development in the Trump presidency. This week's strange occurrence came in the form of a televised interview with CBS's Leslie Stahl. During the interview, Trump refused to concede that climate change is >>>

In honor of dictionary day on October 16th - Notable new words the year you were born

Tuesday  05:57,   16 october 2018
thestacker

Stacker explores the notable new words of the past 100... >>>

Can You Solve Elon Musk's Favorite Brainteaser?

Tuesday  04:27,   16 october 2018
mentalfloss

Prospective SpaceX employees are often asked this question.Before we reveal the answer below, a bit of background first. Big companies—especially ones in the technology industry—have been known to ask tricky interview questions that read like... >>>

Here are the chances Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's baby will have red hair

Monday  14:55,   15 october 2018
msn

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced on Monday that they are expecting a baby in the spring. Here are the chances the royal baby will have Harry's characteristic red hair colour.Some genes are dominant, while others are recessive, which... >>>

How Did 6 Feet Become the Standard Grave Depth?

Monday  14:30,   15 october 2018
mentalfloss

It started with the plague, but it's no longer accurate.The law eventually fell out of favor both in England and its... >>>

This Might Be Why People Sometimes Look Just Like Their Partners

Monday  14:30,   15 october 2018
huffingtonpost

When Alice, 21, and her girlfriend Melissa, 20, walk down the street in their hometown of San Antonio, Texas, there’s no shortage of double takes. They look so much alike, a series of photos Alice shared of them on Twitter went viral in... >>>