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News: Offbeat

One of world's largest bells unveiled in Poland

Friday  14:55,   21 september 2018
msn

One of the largest swinging bells in the world, weighing 55 tons (7,850 stone), was unveiled in the Polish city of Krakow on Thursday ahead of being installed at a major pilgrimage site in Brazil. The "Vox Patris" bell, four metres (13 feet) in...[...]

44-Year-Old Man Gets Through Airport Security Using His 4-Year-Old Stepson's Passport

Friday  14:55,   21 september 2018
insideedition

"It’s shocking it wasn’t picked up,” said father Matthew Sutton.A 44-year-old dad somehow managed to fly from the U.K. to Poland using his 4-year-old stepson’s...[...]

Study of puzzling fossils confirms they came from an animal

Friday  14:55,   21 september 2018
msn

Scientists say they've confirmed that puzzling fossils from more than 500 million years ago are traces of an animal. That would make it one of the earliest known...[...]

Octopuses get friendlier on ecstasy, just like humans

Friday  11:50,   21 september 2018
qz

You might not imagine humans have got a lot in common with octopuses. The bizarre, clever, gelatinous, shape-shifting creatures, with eight tentacles, three hearts, blue…You might not imagine humans have got a lot in common with octopuses. The...[...]

A mysterious empty casket was left on the side of the road and neighbors are spooked

Thursday  14:51,   20 september 2018
msn

It was a regular Saturday for Akron, Ohio, residents Heather Bailey, 29, and her husband Matt Ulichney, 31, until he found a casket abandoned on the side of the road. Seemingly abandoned on the curb, or as Bailey called it the "Devil's Strip,"...[...]

Meet the pet whippet who is best friends with a MAGPIE... and they even go on walks and watch TV together

Thursday  14:50,   20 september 2018
dailymail.co.uk

The unlikely bond between bird and dog blossomed four months ago after a distressed Mike was found floundering on his own at about two weeks old. Boo’s owner Steve Rostron was out on an evening walk in Sabden, Lancashire, when the inquisitive dog...[...]

A scientific study claims that your age affects how you see this famous optical illusion — what do you see?

Thursday  14:50,   20 september 2018
msn

A study was just released that claims that your age affects what you see in a classic optical illusion, which depicts both a young woman and an old lady. Which do you see?It hinges on facial perception: you can either see a young woman turning away...[...]

Captain Cook's ship 'found' after a centuries-long search

Thursday  11:30,   20 september 2018
news.sky

Marine archaeologists believe they may have located the remains of Captain James Cook's famed ship Endeavour after a centuries-long search.Captain Cook used the vessel on a voyage of discovery to Australia and New Zealand in 1770 and it was...[...]

How One Woman’s Terrible Tinder Experience Went Viral—and Launched a Meme

Thursday  11:30,   20 september 2018
bestlifeonline

Alita Brydin of Melbourne, Australia, recently wrote about a perfect Tinder match gone wrong for Mamamia, and The Mirror's headline has become a meme.Recently, one woman’s story of the classic Tinder experience has even turned into its own meme. [...]

The Mystery of Baby Dreams

Thursday  11:30,   20 september 2018
msn

Infants spend twice as much time in REM sleep as adults—but experts still know little about what happens in their brains during those hours.One secret that those advances have yet to uncover: whether babies dream—and, if they do, what they dream...[...]

Giant 'contracting' creature spotted on beach stuns family: 'It's alive'

Thursday  09:26,   20 september 2018
msn

A New Zealand family stumbled upon a massive jelly-like blob on a beach early Monday.It was unlike anything Dickinson had ever seen...[...]

Penguin Follows 5-Year-Old Girl Around New Jersey Aquarium

Thursday  09:26,   20 september 2018
insideedition

The girl's mom was mesmerized by the interaction.It was a classic game of cat and mouse between a 5-year-old girl and a penguin that couldn’t stop chasing...[...]

Major airline spells own name wrong on plane

Thursday  09:26,   20 september 2018
news.sky

A major airline had to send a plane "back to the shop" after spelling its own name wrong. Cathay Pacific became Cathay "Paciic" after an all-important "f" was left off its branding.The Hong Kong carrier confessed to the error on Twitter, where it...[...]

Woman who almost threw out an old handbag she found in a box in her garage reveals her shock after it's valued at £3,800 - after her optician spotted it was made of GOLD

Wednesday  14:27,   19 september 2018
dailymail.co.uk

Dinner lady Linda Pritchard, 61, from Denbigh, Wales, almost put the bag - a Emanuel Joseph evening bag dating back to 1913 - in the bin after having a garage clear-out at her sister Margaret's house. A woman who almost threw out an old...[...]

Man Catches Figure on Camera He Believes to Be a Ghost: 'It Was Meant to Be'

Wednesday  09:26,   19 september 2018
insideedition

Tony Ferguson, 33, at first believed he was the victim of a prank when he noticed something moving in the video he took while at Hurst Castle in Hampshire on Sept. 8. “I didn’t see the figure until I watched the footage back, but the whole time I...[...]