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News: Offbeat

China purrs over white tiger triplets

Tuesday  09:03,   16 october 2018
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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  05:53,   16 october 2018
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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 >>>

Can You Solve Elon Musk's Favorite Brainteaser?

Tuesday  04:27,   16 october 2018
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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  14:51,   15 october 2018
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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
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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  14:27,   15 october 2018
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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... >>>

Norway makes rare discovery of Viking ship traces

Monday  14:27,   15 october 2018
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Archaeologists said on Monday they have found what they believe are traces of a Viking ship buried in southeast Norway, a rare discovery that could shed light on the skilled navigators' expeditions in the Middle Ages. The boatlike shape was... >>>

The Wild History of Poison Rings

Monday  12:52,   15 october 2018
thedailybeast

A favorite decoration of both assassins and generals, 'poison rings' could conceal perfume, tiny momentos—or something far more deadly.While this might sound crazy to 21st-century minds, jewellery was used as the first line of defense... >>>

A Finnish Tourism Company Is Hiring Professional Christmas Elves

Monday  09:30,   15 october 2018
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Recruits will be trained in "elfing."Lapland Safaris is a tourism company that organizes activities like snowmobiling, Northern Lights-gazing, skiing, and ice-fishing. The elf employees will be responsible for leading guests to their buses and... >>>

'Crotch Sniffin' Ale'? These breweries are serving up beer for your dog

Monday  09:30,   15 october 2018
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Good Boy Dog Beer in Houston is brewing a dog beverage that not only promotes health but also allows owners to share an experience with their pets.Megan scoured the internet looking for remedies, but none seemed to do the... >>>

'I need a girl like you!' Father and his two-year-old daughter go viral after appearing in an adorable home video that shows them lip-syncing in perfect time to Maroon 5 in a bathroom mirror

Monday  09:03,   15 october 2018
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Trina Wesson, who's based in Oregon, shared a video last week of her husband lip syncing with their daughter, Myla, after bath time. Bath time might always need to entail lip syncing into the mirror at the end for one adorable dad and... >>>

Gay penguins become internet sensation after rearing an egg together

Sunday  13:54,   14 october 2018
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Two male penguins at a Sydney aquarium have won the hearts of the internet after falling in love and rearing an egg. Sphen and Magic, who are collectively known as 'Sphenic', started to become close before penguin breeding season, after staff... >>>

Veterinarians saved a tarantula named Spidey that got trapped in duct tape and the internet is falling in love with him

Sunday  13:51,   14 october 2018
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When Spidey the tarantula got into a spot of trouble with a piece of duct tape, veterinarians at Newark Veterinary Hospital in Ohio came to the rescue .Spidey's legs got tangled in a piece of duct tape, and his owner was worried that if they pulled... >>>

This man's offer to buy a pool table from someone online was irresistible for the most hilarious reason

Sunday  13:51,   14 october 2018
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We all know the feeling of watching an item that you really want on eBay or Facebook Marketplace only to miss out at the final moment. It's a gutting sensation and you just wish you could turn back the hands of time and just bid that tiny bit... >>>