News: Weird News

This building uses emoji cast in concrete as modern gargoyles

Tuesday  14:01,   25 april 2017
The Verge

Emoji are going to be some of the most recognizable icons of the 21st century, says architect Changiz Tehrani, which is why he decided to cast 22 of them in concrete and use them as decoration for a building in the Dutch city of[...]

No hurry as India's inspirational centenarian wins gold

Tuesday  14:00,   25 april 2017
AFP

With a jaunty victory dance, 101-year-old Man Kaur celebrated winning the 100 metres sprint at the World Masters Games in Auckland on Monday, the 17th gold medal in the Indian athlete's remarkable late-blooming career. Kaur clocked one minute 14 [...]

These Adorable Dogs Are Stepping Out To Support Science

Tuesday  14:00,   25 april 2017
The Huffington Post

Thousands people around the world gathered on Earth Day to participate in March for Science rallies to show their support for science and fight the environmentally disastrous agenda of President Donald Trump. But humans weren’t the only ones to show [...]

12-Year-Old Girl with Autism 'Comes Out' at School Assembly

Tuesday  11:21,   25 april 2017
Inside Edition

Holly Lewis starred in a documentary about autism, and told her entire school that she suffers from it. The world comes at 12-year-old Holly Lewis like a firehose accompanied by an ear-splitting soundtrack.There is too much information, too much[...]

Teen gets her own prom when she's too sick to go to school

Tuesday  09:35,   25 april 2017
USA TODAY

Corinne Bass glowed on her prom day. The teen picked out a white and silver flapper dress to go along with her prom's Great Gatsby theme.Still recovering from a bone marrow transplant, Bass wasn't able to attend her high school's senior prom. So [...]

Perspective | A 103-year-old’s big appetite for life, work and sticky buns was inspiring to the end

Tuesday  08:20,   25 april 2017
The Washington Post

Mabel Sawhill, who fed thousands of people during her career as a caterer, had no interest in retiring. She was booked for weeks when she died last week.The Silver Spring caterer was[...]

A 10-year-old Virginia girl without a hand wanted to play violin. Now she can.

Tuesday  07:55,   25 april 2017
The Washington Post

Five George Mason University bioengineering seniors used 3-D printing technology to create a prosthetic bow arm for the fifth grader. "I do believe in miracles," the child's mother said.But this was no recital. And Isabella is no[...]

A 10-year-old Virginia girl without a hand wanted to play violin. Now she can.

Tuesday  07:55,   25 april 2017
The Washington Post

Five George Mason University bioengineering seniors used 3-D printing technology to create a prosthetic bow arm for the fifth grader. "I do believe in miracles," the child's mother said.But this was no recital. And Isabella is no[...]

South Korean presidential candidate campaigns with 'Starcraft' maps

Monday  19:35,   24 april 2017
Engadget

Going for that mainstream[...]

Dog Rescued After Having Jar Stuck On His Head For Days

Monday  19:20,   24 april 2017
Inside Edition

He hadn't[...]

These robotics students were told ‘to go back to Mexico.’ The taunt only fueled their success.

Monday  15:45,   24 april 2017
The Washington Post

"These five kids are some of the brightest and best kids I've had in my whole teaching career,” robotics coach Lisa Hopper said.But now, the Panther Bots, a thriving robotics team at Pleasant Run Elementary School, have become the face of a [...]

Musicians in aquariums make sounds in a silent world

Monday  15:45,   24 april 2017
AFP

A group of innovative Danish musicians submerged like fish in an aquarium have created an underwater concerto with instruments specially adapted to resonate in a silent world. In the central Danish town of Aarhus, a Godsbanen centre concert hall[...]

Deputy's first day on job: Wrestling a gator

Monday  09:15,   24 april 2017
USA TODAY

A rookie deputy from the Lee County Sheriff's Office, responding to her first call on her first day on her own, was pressed into service helping to corral a 6- to 7-foot injured alligator. Deputy Morgin Evins, fresh out of training, was[...]

Deputy's first day on job: Wrestling a gator

Monday  09:15,   24 april 2017
USA TODAY

A rookie deputy from the Lee County Sheriff's Office, responding to her first call on her first day on her own, was pressed into service helping to corral a 6- to 7-foot injured alligator. Deputy Morgin Evins, fresh out of training, was[...]

London Marathon Runner Helps Exhausted Athlete Over Finishing Line And It Was Brilliant

Monday  08:45,   24 april 2017
Huffington Post UK

A London Marathon runner has been hailed a hero after carrying an exhausted fellow athlete over the finishing line. Matthew Rees said helping David Wyeth to the end was more important than the race time after he encountered the staggering racer as[...]