News: Weird News

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.[...]

ER staff nurses Elf on the Shelf back to health

Saturday  07:50,   09 december 2017
USA TODAY

Nothing could prepare the emergency room staff at Arnold Palmer Hospital for the patient that came through the door one early December morning. An Elf on the Shelf named Sam was in big trouble. A rowdy German Shepherd named Zoey had caught[...]

Naples pizza-making wins UNESCO heritage status

Friday  18:05,   08 december 2017
AFP

The art of Naples' dough-twirling pizza makers joined UNESCO's list of "intangible heritage."The art of Naples' dough-twirling pizza makers joined UNESCO's list of "intangible heritage" on Thursday, securing the coveted status[...]

This Glowing Blanket Is Designed to Ease Kids' Fear of the Dark

Friday  18:05,   08 december 2017
Mental Floss

The glow-in-the-dark pattern stays bright for up to 10 hours.Dubbed the Force Field Cloak, the fleece blanket comes in several colorful, glowing patterns that remain invisible during the day. At night, you leave the blanket under a bright light for[...]

Fake restaurant becomes London's top-rated eatery

Friday  14:55,   08 december 2017
Relaxnews (AFP)

A non-existent restaurant supposedly based in a garden shed briefly became London's top eating place on travel and restaurant website TripAdvisor, who on Thursday hit back at the hoaxers. "The Shed at Dulwich", based in a south London back[...]

YouTube prankster cements head in microwave

Friday  09:45,   08 december 2017
Sky News

A YouTube prankster had to be freed by firefighters in an hour-long rescue after he cemented his head inside a microwave. The 22-year-old put his head in a plastic bag inside the microwave before friends poured seven bags of Polyfilla inside. [...]

A 20-year-old college student underestimated the power of the internet — and now she has to go to class dressed like a Christmas tree for a week

Thursday  18:05,   07 december 2017
MSN

Kelsey Hall instantly regretted committing to wearing a Christmas tree costume for her last week of classes — but she followed through on her promise anyway.- The tweet went viral, reaching over 1,000 retweets in one[...]

There's Actually An Important Message In This Girl's Interview With Her Cat

Thursday  08:52,   07 december 2017
Refinery29

It's a pretty well-known fact that cats are the unapologetic jerks we all want to be. It's a truth that hasn't escaped 10-year-old Gabi, who wrote out an "interview" she had with her cat Coco. Her dad, Paul Duane, posted the interview[...]

Ho ho, oh no! Skydiving Santa breaks leg

Thursday  08:51,   07 december 2017
Sky News

A skydiving Santa broke his leg after crashing into a tree and a lamp post before landing in the middle of a volleyball court. Gerard Krokus was delivering toys to the Beach Bums Operation Santa charity volleyball tournament on Gulfport Beach, near [...]

Baby Mimics Family Dog as She Learns How to Crawl

Thursday  06:12,   07 december 2017
Inside Edition

The dog proved it was more than just man's best friend.Danni, an 11-month-old baby in the U.K., observed how Simba, an 11-year-old Jack Russell, used its front legs to crawl across the[...]

Did Santa really exist? Ancient relic offers new clue

Thursday  06:12,   07 december 2017
AFP

Was Santa real? Scientists have offered a tantalising clue by dating a bone said to belong to St Nicholas, the inspiration for Father Christmas, to the same century in which he died in what is now Turkey. Oxford University researchers analysed a[...]

Photographer Dad Poses Family in 'Star Wars'-Themed Holiday Cards

Wednesday  07:51,   06 december 2017
Inside Edition

“We’re huge Star Wars fans,” Josh Rossi said.Like many dads, photographer Josh Rossi wanted to put together a series of Christmas cards featuring his[...]

Brigitte Macron fetes first panda born in France

Tuesday  16:05,   05 december 2017
AFP

Named "godmother" to France's first panda cub in August, French First Lady Brigitte Macron helped baptise her fluffy charge on Monday in one of her most high-profile outings since her husband's election. The male cub was[...]