News: Offbeat

The World’s First Totoro-Themed Restaurant Is Coming to Thailand

Thursday  09:55,   24 may 2018
mentalfloss

May's Garden House is filled with nods to the classic Hayao Miyazaki film.May’s Garden House Restaurant in Bangkok is the first officially licensed restaurant inspired by Miyazaki’s classic film My Neighbor Totoro. The restaurant features[...]

A robot submarine found the ‘Holy Grail of shipwrecks.’ It’s worth billions.

Thursday  09:55,   24 may 2018
washingtonpost

The San José stands as one of the most expensive maritime losses in history, undiscovered for more than 300 years. Enter a tiny submersible robot named Remus 6000 — packed with sensors and cameras and capable of diving four miles underwater — that[...]

Police Receive Hilarious Letter From Boy, Thanking Cops for Pulling His Mom Over

Thursday  09:53,   24 may 2018
insideedition

They said it stood out among the rest of the letters they received for National Police Week.The Fulshear Police Department received letters from children who attend Huggins Elementary School for last week's National Police Week, which honors police[...]

Royal wedding: Internet falls in love with Prince Harry's hot cousin, Louis Spencer

Wednesday  14:08,   23 may 2018
aol

The royal wedding may have been the Harry and Meghan show, but one of Harry's royal relatives may have low-key stolen the show on his big day! The royal wedding may have been the Harry and Meghan show, but one of Harry's royal relatives [...]

3-foot snake slithers out of 'terrified' man's cereal box and into dishwasher

Wednesday  12:51,   23 may 2018
msn

A man getting ready wasn't expecting to have "corn snakes" for breakfast Saturday morning — but that's exactly what he got as a 3-foot snake slithered out of his cereal box and into his dishwasher. The man was "terrified" as the[...]

Texas Constable Writes Himself a Ticket After He's Caught on Camera Running Red Light

Wednesday  09:46,   23 may 2018
insideedition

Constable Mark Herman did the honorable thing, it seems.According to a statement from the Harris County Constable Precinct 4, Constable Mark Herman didn't want to become known as the cop who "got away with running a red[...]

This Japanese mathematician's optical illusions will make you question reality

Wednesday  09:46,   23 may 2018
msn

Kokichi Sugihara is a Japanese mathematician, professor, and artist who specializes in 3D printing "impossible objects" to create award-winning optical illusions.Most of his illusions use nothing but specially designed, 3D printed objects, [...]

Ohio man calls police to report he's being followed by a pig

Tuesday  09:10,   22 may 2018
msn

Police officers in Ohio were convinced a man who called 911 about a pig following him was drunk and hallucinating — but turns out the caller was telling the truth, and “very sober.” North Ridgeville police officers received a call just before 5:30[...]

Long Island Couple Weds in Supermarket for Their Own 'Royal Wedding'

Tuesday  09:10,   22 may 2018
insideedition

Trumpeters played a royal fanfare as Rudy and Nadine Michaud tied the knot in a Stew Leonard's.Hempstead locals Rudy and Nadine Michaud said their vows in front of a town clerk Friday afternoon, not long before the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did [...]

A 30-year-old man is being sued by his parents because he refuses to leave home

Tuesday  09:10,   22 may 2018
msn

After living with at home rent-free for eight years, Michael Rotondo's parents want him to move out. Michael Rotondo, 30, has been living at his parents' place in Camillus, New York, without paying rent. But now they want him[...]

7 Cases of Mistaken Dog Identity

Monday  13:06,   21 may 2018
mentalfloss

Man's best friend can sometimes be a little hard to recognize.While a delightful story, it's probably not true. These cases are. Take a look at seven people who experienced some alarming examples of animals they thought were dogs, and dogs they[...]

British Schoolchildren Stage Their Own Royal Wedding With Pint-Sized Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Monday  13:06,   21 may 2018
insideedition

The mini-Meghan and little prince arrived in a horse-drawn carriage.The students at Flakefleet Primary School even had bachelor and bachelorette[...]

Italian artist sculpts a Fiat 500 out of marble

Monday  13:06,   21 may 2018
afp

A young Turin-based artist has spent months sculpting a life-size Fiat 500 car out of a 15-tonne block of white Carrara marble in a work he sees as a critique of today's consumerist, throw-away society. Armed with his circular saw and a face [...]

Researchers Accidentally Discover 128-Year-Old Shipwreck

Monday  09:23,   21 may 2018
mentalfloss

And they captured it on video.Their encounter with the sunken Carlisle, which sank in 1890, was captured on camera, and Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has released footage showing an aerial view of[...]

A tourist posted a disappointing photo of a hotel pool in real life next to a promotional picture — and people can't stop laughing

Friday  13:31,   18 may 2018
msn

Twitter user Jenny Kershaw recently tweeted two pictures side-by-side comparing what a hotel's pool looked like as advertised versus what it looked like in real life. - On the left, you can see what appears to be a giant, beautiful,[...]