News: Offbeat

Tie fighter: Greek PM faces sartorial tweak over debt deal

Monday  07:30,   29 may 2017

A possible EU-IMF deal on June 15 over debt relief designed to boost Greece's recovery is also set to leave a mark -- albeit temporary -- on Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's chest.Tsipras will not shave his hair or slap on an IMF[...]

How Gallaudet University is working to reach young, deaf readers

Monday  07:25,   29 may 2017
The Washington Post

New apps give children easy access to American Sign Language. “People like me, deaf people, don’t ask to be fixed,” said Melissa Malzkuhn, founder and creative director the Motion Light Lab. “We just ask to be able to thrive.” In this lab at[...]

This Device Holds Your Head Up So You Can Nap Hands-Free

Sunday  18:56,   28 may 2017

One of the most annoying problems with napping on a plane happens when your head lolls about and you can’t find a comfortable and considerate way to prop it up. One of the most annoying problems with napping on a plane happens when your[...]

17-Year-Old Takes Terminally Ill 91-Year-Old Grandmother to Junior Prom

Sunday  18:56,   28 may 2017
Inside Edition

Stephen Vigil, 17, even had the DJ play her favorite song, "Can't Help Falling In Love," by Elvis Presley.Stephen Vigil, a junior at Stafford High School in Fredericksburg, told the decision to celebrate the milestone [...]

People Are Loving This Bride Who Made Her Veteran Uncle Her "Something Blue"

Sunday  18:55,   28 may 2017
Good Housekeeping

What a beautiful way to honor everything he has done!Alison Ferrel married her husband, Matthew, on May 13, 2017 surrounded by family and friends - but one guest in attendance stood out more than the rest. Ferrel's 92-year-old uncle, Bill Lee Eblen, [...]

Where's Obama? 5-year-old Texan's question goes viral

Sunday  14:35,   28 may 2017
Houston Chronicle

For a 5-year-old from Texas, Barack Obama had been president all of her life. For a 5-year-old from Texas, Barack Obama had been president all of her[...]

Taiwan's 'forest bus' charms passengers

Sunday  14:35,   28 may 2017
Relaxnews (AFP)

With moss-covered seats and an explosion of lush plants and flowers throughout its interior the "forest bus" offers a fragrant leafy ride for passengers used to crammed public transport in Taiwan's capital.  The ordinary[...]

German firefighters drag horse out of muddy ditch

Sunday  11:00,   28 may 2017

A Hamburg photographer has captured dramatic images of volunteer firefighters rescuing a stricken horse. About 15 firefighters had to drag the stallion out using fire hoses.A 500 kilogram (1,100 pound) stallion named Laban slipped in a muddy ditch[...]

Jet owned by Elvis auctioned after sitting 35 years

Sunday  11:00,   28 may 2017
Associated Press

A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley has been auctioned after sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 35 years. The plane sold for $430,000 on Saturday at a California event featuring celebrity memorabilia, GWS Auctions Inc.[...]

4-Year-Old's Preschool Teacher To Give Kidney to Boy's Dad: 'She's An Amazing Lady'

Sunday  07:26,   28 may 2017
Inside Edition

Their surgery is set for next month.Darreld Peterson said his 4-year-old son’s preschool teacher, Nancy Bleuer, 54, immediately jumped at the chance to give him the life-saving[...]

An Albert Einstein-Themed Restaurant Just Opened in Chicago

Saturday  18:35,   27 may 2017
Mental Floss

It’s got a menu inspired by the intersection of art and science.Designed by the Rockwell Group (which has previously worked on several Nobu restaurants, the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, and the redesign of FAO Schwarz in New York), the Albert’s[...]

8 Moms-To-Be Who Fell Pregnant During Devastating Hurricane Matthew Gather For Photo Shoot

Saturday  18:35,   27 may 2017
Inside Edition

"There is beauty everywhere, even after the darkest of storms," their photographer said.“The concept behind this photo shoot is that there is beauty everywhere,” photographer Cassie Clayshulte of Bluffton told “Even[...]

Take a bow-wow: Naughty poodle scoops Cannes prize

Saturday  18:35,   27 may 2017
Relaxnews (AFP)

A misbehaving giant poodle scooped top prize for a canine performance at the Cannes film festival Friday, despite what organisers lamented as a "pawcity of dog roles" this year. Bruno the white standard poodle, who does serious[...]

Meet Marriott’s longest-standing employee: A 79-year-old omelet-maker

Saturday  14:40,   27 may 2017
The Washington Post

Cecil Exum has been at Marriott since before it was a hotel. His career holds clues about worker loyalty and longevity. And no one makes a better omelet.Now three more omelets are sizzling on the stove. He pats each one with a rubber spatula and[...]

A Four Mile Beer Pipeline Is Coming to This German Heavy Metal Festival

Saturday  14:40,   27 may 2017

As long as the heavy metal music is blasting from the stage and the beer is flowing freely from the bar, the 75,000 attendees of the annual Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany will be happy. Once work is complete on the beer pipeline, the[...]