News: Weird News

An Extinct Penguin The Size Of A Human

Wednesday  10:06,   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 [...]

Tiny Donkey May Take the Title of World's Smallest

Tuesday  16:05,   12 december 2017
Inside Edition

He will eligible for the honor once he turns 1-year-old.The miniature American donkey, Ottie, is six inches shorter than the current Guinness World Record holder, 10-year-old KneeHi, which stands at 25.29[...]

26 Cockroaches Found Inside Man's Ear In China

Tuesday  10:38,   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  10:38,   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[...]

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

Tuesday  07:20,   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  16:20,   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  19:05,   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. - Surely the envy of elementary school kids worldwide, the adolescent YouTube star reviews new toys in [...]

This Shark Could Be Oldest Living Vertebrate At 512

Sunday  19:05,   10 december 2017
Newsweek

If the data proves correct, the shark would have been alive before Galileo Galilei was convicted of heresy and before Dutch settlers made it to New York City.Greenland sharks grow at torpid pace of only about one centimeter per year. So when[...]

East German village sells for 140,000 euros

Sunday  19:05,   10 december 2017
AFP

The only bidder at an unusual auction on Saturday put down 140,000 euros and walked away the new owner of a small slice of German history: the village of Alwine, population 20. Its empty homes and ageing residents mirror the wider fate of the[...]

Mummy discovered in unexplored Egyptian tomb

Sunday  19:05,   10 december 2017
Sky News

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a new mummy in a previously unexplored tomb near the city of Luxor.  According to Egypt's antiquities ministry, the mummy was found in one of two tombs which are being explored for the first time since[...]

'Grinch bots' may steal Christmas by snatching up prized toys

Sunday  11:51,   10 december 2017
Relaxnews (AFP)

If no one comes to the rescue, an online army of "Grinch bots" may end up spoiling Christmas for many kids by using automated software to scoop up prized toys and other sought-after items for big profit.  The bots -- yes, [...]

People are decorating their eyebrows to look like Christmas trees — and the trend is taking over Instagram

Sunday  08:20,   10 december 2017
MSN

On Tuesday, lifestyle vlogger Taylor R shared a photo of her "Christmas Tree Eyebrows" on Instagram. Many are now posting their own versions of the viral look. This year has been one for the books, to put it lightly, and our eyebrows were[...]

These Shelter Dog Makeovers Will Melt Your Heart

Saturday  17:50,   09 december 2017
Good Housekeeping

These little guys were just diamonds in the rough (ruff?).Dog walker, pet sitter, and groomer, Mark Imhof, who gives dogs from the Animal Care Shelters of NYC (ACC) baths and cuts, told The Dodo, "I have seen such transformations in almost all the[...]

Baby Alligator Crosses the Road, Thanks to Kindhearted Deputies

Saturday  14:20,   09 december 2017
Inside Edition

Deputy Herrera of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office gave ample encouragement to the "little guy."Florida authorities were dispatched to the scene when the tiny gator was seen trying to cross a[...]

Watch Christmas Island’s Annual Crab Migration on Google Street View

Saturday  14:20,   09 december 2017
Mental Floss

Even if you can't make it to the remote Australian territory in the Indian Ocean, you can witness its annual crustacean takeover.Watching the sheer density of crabs scuttling across roads, boardwalks, and beaches is a rare visual treat.[...]