News: Offbeat

This photo of a baby visiting Santa at the mall is going viral for a hilarious reason

Wednesday  18:39,   13 december 2017
MSN

Twitter users can't get enough of this funny photo of a 1-year-old's Santa visit.- Mom Kerry Spencer recently tweeted an old photo of her now 13-year-old son, Samuel Spencer, when he visited Santa at a mall in Provo,[...]

Cigar-shaped object 'could be alien artefact'

Wednesday  18:39,   13 december 2017
Sky News

Astronomers are to scan a huge cigar-shaped interstellar object for signs of alien life, amid claims it could be some kind of artefact. Researchers involved in Seti - the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence - will turn a powerful dish[...]

Surgeon's Greetings: Singing Doctor Belts Out Christmas Carols in Operating Room

Wednesday  18:39,   13 december 2017
Inside Edition

"Music is medicine," Dr. Elvis Francois says.Dr. Elvis Francois, an orthopedic surgery resident at the Mayo Clinic, posted a video of himself belting out “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” on his[...]

This Looks Like a Job for Batwoman: Meet Homeowner Who Lives With Hundreds of Bats

Wednesday  18:38,   13 december 2017
Inside Edition

She said they started coming to her house 20 years ago.Shantaben Prajapati, of India, lives with 500-1,000 bats on any given day in her[...]

Massive scrub python blocks Queensland road, finds fame on QPS Facebook page

Wednesday  15:08,   13 december 2017
ABC News

A scrub python so long it blocked a north Queensland road finds social media fame after it is photographed by patrolling police officers.A photograph of the massive amethystine python, discovered during a night patrol by two Queensland Police[...]

20 Bosnian hands on one piano set new world record

Wednesday  11:05,   13 december 2017
AFP

Some were on their knees, others lay flat on their fronts, but somehow 18 Bosnia children and their two music teachers managed to play a tune on just one piano on Tuesday to create a new world record. The participants trained for three months for[...]

An Extinct Penguin The Size Of A Human

Wednesday  07:06,   13 december 2017
International Business Times

An extinct penguin species was almost 6 feet tall and weighed more than 200 pounds. Scientists have found a new extinct species of penguin that was as big as a man.The creature that lived millions of years ago in New Zealand would have been almost [...]

Ancient Tomb Full of Soup Bowls Found in China

Wednesday  07:06,   13 december 2017
Newsweek

The spiked, dragon-headed bowl and other artifacts may have been plundered from the Shang by the Zhou.  "After conquering the Shang dynasty, the Zhou king distributed the plundered war spoils to the military officers with great achievements, and[...]

Is Peppa Pig to blame for putting pressure on doctors?

Wednesday  07:06,   13 december 2017
AFP

Peppa Pig, a cartoon loved by children around the world, could be to blame for creating unrealistic expectations of doctors, according to an article in the light-hearted Christmas edition of the British Medical Journal. Doctor Catherine Bell[...]

26 Cockroaches Found Inside Man's Ear In China

Tuesday  10:50,   12 december 2017
International Business Times

With the help of an electric otoscope, the doctors looked inside the teenager’s ears and discovered that a female cockroach had crept into his ear and laid 25 eggs to give birth to little ones making his ear a warm cozy home to live in. According to [...]

This Airline Will Let You Board Early If You Wear An Ugly Holiday Sweater

Tuesday  10:50,   12 december 2017
Refinery29

Ugly holiday sweaters aren't just for parties. You can proudly wear yours in the air thanks to Alaska Airlines, which is offering early boarding for one day to those who partake. That's because DecemberThat's because December 15 is National[...]

From Covfefe to Hollyweed: Weird news grabs headlines in 2017

Tuesday  05:05,   12 december 2017
Reuters

<p>President Donald Trump's Oval Office style dominated U.S. headlines in 2017, but readers were particularly perplexed by his use of the word "covfefe," in what turned out to be one of the oddest news stories of the year.</p>A[...]

A couple resolved to lose weight in 2016 — and have lost more than 390 pounds since

Tuesday  05:05,   12 december 2017
MSN

Lexi and Danny Reed know there are benefits to getting healthy as a couple. INSIDER spoke to the duo about losing weight, relationships, and advice on getting started.Lexi runs the Instagram account FatGirlFedUp, where she documents her weight loss[...]

Australia's Christmas tree topping craze: Nathan Lyon

Monday  16:06,   11 december 2017
AFP

Australian cricket fans are paying homage to Test spinner Nathan "Garry" Lyon by making him the must-have Christmas tree topper this festive season. The GOAT, or "The Greatest Of All Time", has been one of Australia's best-performing[...]

A 6-year-old boy is making $11 million a year on YouTube reviewing toys

Sunday  18:21,   10 december 2017
Tech Insider

The 6-year-old Ryan of YouTube's Ryan ToysReview made $11 million in revenue this year from his YouTube account, according to Forbes.&nbsp;- Surely the envy of elementary school kids worldwide, the adolescent YouTube star reviews new toys in [...]