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News: Offbeat

Colombia honors 14 sniffer dogs at emotional retirement

Saturday  15:26,   22 september 2018
msn

Fourteen police dogs have received medals and diplomas during an emotional retirement ceremony in Colombia's capital as they wrap up years of service sniffing out drugs, bombs and bodies. Some of the German shepherds, pit bulls and golden...[...]

Bride and groom being rinsed for ridiculous list of rules they sent guests for wedding

Saturday  14:51,   22 september 2018
msn

There have been a few wacky wedding stories as of late. There have been a few wacky wedding stories as of...[...]

Prince Harry got caught 'stealing' food at Meghan Markle's charity cookbook launch, and he shot cameras a guilty smile

Saturday  12:06,   22 september 2018
msn

Prince Harry was caught snaffling samosas at the launch of Meghan Markle's new charity cookbook, which aims to raise funds for the Hubb Community Kitchen in West London. With all the free food on show, Prince Harry couldn't help but pinch a...[...]

Twin Doctors Deliver Fraternal Twins Together: 'It Was an Awesome Experience'

Saturday  11:25,   22 september 2018
insideedition

The doctors were born at the same hospital 32 years ago. "Anytime you have a chance to deliver twins, it’s a very special experience," Matthew said. "Then when you look across the operating room table you realize that’s your twin brother that’s...[...]

Noble's Embalming Jar Reveals Traces of 17th-Century Medicine

Saturday  09:51,   22 september 2018
nationalgeographic

The color and texture of thin jerky, the dried intestines of a Medici Grand Duchess are offering some surprising clues to her final moments.The Medici noble probably wasn't savoring spiced wine just for the joy of it. The clove-infused liquid was...[...]

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...[...]